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Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Lagunitas Fires Up First Batch of Chicago Brew

Laganitas bottled it's first batch of beer at its new Douglas Park facility Friday. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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By Sarah Doll

4 Tips to Prevent a Thank You Note Backfire

4 Tips to Prevent a Thank You Note Backfire

To help your thank you note stick out above the rest, take a look at this important criteria. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

LEGOLAND to Host Job Fair

LEGOLAND to Host Job Fair

If you’re looking for a job and have a love for LEGOs you might be in luck. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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By Zack Price

How to Brand "Like Mike"

How to Brand

Michael Jordan entered the NBA highly touted out of the University of North Carolina after hitting the NCAA championship game winning shot for North Carolina and his mentor, Dean Smith. Clutch. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Motorola Solutions to Sell Enterprise Unit for $3.45B

Motorola Solutions to Sell Enterprise Unit for $3.45B

Zebra Technologies Corp. announced Tuesday that it will buy Motorola Solutions Inc.'s enterprise business for $3.45 billion. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM
      

Parking App Lets Drivers Pay Via Cell Phone

Paying the parking meter and displaying a receipt in your car window will soon be a thing of the past. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Parking App Allows You Pay Via Cell Phone

Parking App Allows You Pay Via Cell Phone

Paying the parking meter and displaying a receipt in your car window will soon be a thing of the past. NBC 5's Rob Stafford explores the new technology. Watch »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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By Inc. Well Staff

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Group Urges Walgreens to Leave Illinois for Europe

Walgreens is under pressure to move its Illinois-based headquarters out of the country. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Hosts World's Largest Vending Show

The world's largest vending expo came to Chicago to showcase the new ways... See Full Gallery »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The women's clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. Read »

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