Elgin merchants push back on proposal to charge 10-cent fee…

Posted by March 24, 2023

Elgin could join a rising number of communities in the area to implement a single-use shopping bag fee. But the proposed fee of 10 cents per pl

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A ‘home run’: Wheaton shopping center scores Nordstrom Rack, J.…

Posted by March 7, 2023

The Danada shopping area in southern Wheaton is seeing renewed retail interest. Nordstrom Rack, the off-price arm of the department st

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Baker turns grandma’s pie recipes into popular Grayslake shop

Posted by February 14, 2023

Michael Wollner hand-baked about 500 pies to open his Grayslake bakery. The pies sold in three hours. "I was like, 'Now what

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Wild Fork bringing its flash-frozen meat, seafood concept to Glenview

Posted by February 8, 2023

Florida-based Wild Fork, a modern butcher with both in-store and online shopping options, will open its 37th location at 1401 Waukegan Road in

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‘Not your typical candy store’: Campton Hills shop offers sweets…

Posted by January 31, 2023

Pablo Perez and Solange Zuniga still have a taste for candy from their home country, Argentina. At the Campton Hills couple's newly op

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December retail sales fall 1.1% as inflation takes a toll

Posted by January 18, 2023

NEW YORK -- Americans cut back on spending in December, the second consecutive month they've done so, underscoring how inflation and the rising

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Glenview board approves Willows Crossing Shopping Center

Posted by January 11, 2023

After four years, seven site plans, a couple of lawsuits and numerous municipal hearings, on Jan. 5 the Glenview Village Board approved rezonin

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Pottery Barn on Randall Road to close, but village eyeing…

Posted by December 27, 2022

The Pottery Barn in Algonquin Commons is closing, but village officials expect the retail space won't stay vacant for long. Williams-S

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Holiday procrastinators are back in force. Blame inflation.

Posted by December 22, 2022

NEW YORK -- Last year, Lucila Gomez and her husband started their holiday shopping around Thanksgiving and wrapped it up a week before Christma

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Why inflation isn’t slowing holiday shopping

Posted by December 19, 2022

In the lead-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Annie Scholl fretted that the winds of inflation blowing across the country might finally dous

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