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New Property Tax Hike Raises Old Concerns

A new property tax hike for Chicago homeowners is reviving concerns about the way Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and his office valued homes. To many Chicago homeowners, the property tax seems specifically designed to benefit the rich and burden

Coming Soon: A 76-Story Apartment Tower On Chicago’s Skyline

Chicago’s skyline is getting a new addition with the construction of a 76-story apartment tower at the southern end of Grant Park. DNAinfo reports that this building will be the tallest south of Willis Tower, comprising 792 units. This project

Chicago Ranked As One Of The Most Expensive Cities For Tying The Knot

Not to rain on your wedding day, but the price tag that comes with getting married in Chicago is one of the highest in the country. This is according to an annual study by The Knot, which surveyed almost 13,000

Illinois Senate Bill Would Tax Home Maintenance, Worrying Repair Workers

Illinois State legislators are mulling over a bill that would add a 6.25% sales tax on repair and maintenance services. My Journal Courier reports that the bill is raising concern among homeowners and businesses alike, as it would raise the

O’Hare Revamps Security Regulations Following United Airlines Incident

Officials at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport have changed regulations on how they will handle onboard disturbances after a disturbing, viral incident on a United aircraft. USA Today reports that the Chicago police will now handle all unrest that happens

More than 30 Cars Involved in Chicago Pileups After Winter Storm Hit


Illinois State Police say severe winter weather conditions caused two car crashes in March that involved a grand total of 34 vehicles on a Chicago expressway. Both of the pileups occurred in highway express lanes on the city’s North Side.

Chicago Dental Group Offering Membership Program to Cut Costs


Most companies must use social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter in order to increase brand awareness, generate web traffic, get new customers, convert leads, nurture prospects, and increase sales, but Chicago-based dental company, DecisionOne Dental Group, is taking an

Glitter and Drive Throughs: Chicago Churches Break Tradition on Ash Wednesday

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There are millions of practicing Catholics in the United States today, and many of them don’t have time to attend mass on the many Holy Days celebrated during Lent. So an Indiana church decided to change that. Ash Wednesday was

Engineers Give Illinois Infrastructure a C-, But That Might Be Good News

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Usually, a C- grade is nothing to celebrate. That’s the letter grade The American Society of Civil Engineers just gave Illinois for its state infrastructure. So what’s the good news? In 2010, the last time The American Society of Civil

United Fresh Expo Recognized For Fresh Approach, High Attendance

If there’s a niche market, there’s probably a trade show that caters to it. All across the nation, expos focused on virtually every industry take place on a near-daily basis. And while the average U.S. trade show visitor spends around