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[11 May 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Sears hiring 40 to 66 people in Elgin

Sears Holdings will hire 40-66 people at a new photographic facility in Elgin.

Business & Economy, Photography, Politics »

[26 Jan 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Effort Underway To Recall Gov. Quinn After Tax Increase

Think there’s nothing you can do about the 67% tax income tax increase passed last week by Illinois legislators?

Think again.

Business & Economy, Photography, Politics »

[21 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
“Jimmy John” flees Illinois after tax hike

Elgin Academy alumnus “Jimmy John” Liautaud, founder of 1000-store sandwich chain Jimmy John’s, has moved his family to Florida and applied for Florida residency in the wake of the recent tax hike bill passed and signed by Illinois Democratic Party politicians on the 13th of this month.

Business & Economy, Politics »

[7 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Legislators pass “Amazon tax”

State legislators passed a bill that forces out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes from Illinois residents. Having an affiliate in the state would count for tax purposes as having an in-state presence. In response, online retailers are expected to terminate their affiliate relationships, killing the Internet industry in Illinois and leaving legislators with no net gain in sales tax revenue and probable loss of income tax revenue.

Business & Economy, Politics »

[30 Dec 2010 | 27 Comments | ]
Elgin’s New Business Licensing Fees Tip Of Regulation Iceberg

In the 1950’s, only 1 in 20 businesses needed the government’s blessing to operate. That number has grown to 1 in 3 today. This trend has been no different for Elginites.

Business & Economy, Downtown »

[3 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Topnotch Tattoos

“World Famous” Topnotch Tattoos is the place in Elgin to get tattoos and piercings. They’ve been in business more than a decade and are located on E. Chicago Street across from Public House and Medusa/Mission.

Business & Economy, Politics »

[23 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Recession: The New Reality?

At Elgin’s most recent budget discussion meeting, Mayor Ed Schock used the phrase “the new reality” in questioning whether the recent decline in riverboat revenues and an overall budget squeeze are going to get better any time soon.