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[6 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

At the start of the “Truth in Taxation” hearing, Mayor Kaptain opened the special session, and then called Colleen Lavery, the City’s top financial officer, to report on the taxes and budget. After just a couple of minutes, Mayor Kaptain asked, “Does anyone have any questions for Colleen Lavery?” I sat there thinking, gee, I don’t have any questions for Colleen. I have a speech for the council. Last year, he asked if anyone wanted to speak to the council about the taxes and budget. As I started to go, hmmm, maybe I should ask if I can make a speech that is not directed at Colleen, the Mayor said, I declare this special session closed!

Business & Economy, Politics »

[18 Nov 2012 | 19 Comments | ]

$10 Tribune vs $80 BocaJump.

Hmmm…which would you choose?

Business & Economy, Featured »

[26 Oct 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
New Walmart opens on Randall Road

After a year of massive earth moving and construction, Walmart finally opened its doors to customers today at its new Randall & Bowes Road location. The new store is a hypermarket, combining a complete supermarket with the traditional discount store offerings.

Arts & Entertainment, Business & Economy, Featured »

[28 Sep 2011 | 56 Comments | ]
Nick’s Pizza facing closure

Mad Maggies and Red Bar Winery & Bistro both closed recently, but it’s not just Elgin’s downtown restaurants that are having trouble. Nick Sarillo, owner of Nick’s Pizza on Randall Road sent a letter out to customers this week asking for their help in bringing in enough sales to forestall a possible bankruptcy.

Business & Economy, Featured »

[30 Aug 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Daily Herald to charge for online access

Arlington Heights-based Daily Herald, which publishes local newspapers throughout the Chicago suburbs, including Elgin, will begin charging for online access to its content starting next week, the paper announced today.

Business & Economy, Downtown, Featured, Politics »

[15 Jul 2011 | 48 Comments | ]
Elgin City Council Reups On Artspace

Wednesday night, Elgin’s city council voted to provide another $250,000 of your money to the Artspace project. Hearing our seven fearless leaders describe this “investment’ that will soon be paying off got me thinking…

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[30 May 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
One step closer to a Chicago casino

The Illinois House of Representatives approved a Chicago casino today.