Suburban malls, stores shut down amid widespread fears of looting
At least four suburban malls closed abruptly Sunday amid threats of looting and vandalism at their stores, authorities said.
Americans desperate to travel are buying up 'COVID campers'For decades, sales of motor homes and travel trailers were a reliable indicator of the beginning -- and end -- of a recession. Sales would dip as a downturn approached, and rise right before a recovery. But this time, it's different.
Nearly 26,000 nursing home deaths reported as lockdowns easeNearly 26,000 nursing home residents in the United States have died from COVID-19, according to a report prepared for the nation's governors, a number that is partial and likely to go higher.
Feder: WIND's Amy Jacobson suing Pritzker over ban from media briefingsGovernor J.B. Pritzker may have ended his daily media briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, but Chicago radio talk show host Amy Jacobson isn't giving up her fight with him.
Naperville closing city hall, businesses as protest fears mountNaperville is closing city hall to employees and the public at noon and suggesting that downtown Naperville businesses close, as well, due to multiple, unconfirmed reports of protests planned throughout the western suburbs.
With no child care or summer camps, women are edged out of the workforceMany women opting out of the workforce say they plan to go back. It might not be so easy.
Commentary: The robots-are-taking-our-jobs threat gets realIf there was ever a good time for the robots-taking-over-jobs argument, this may be it. Not just because factory owners don't want to pay for rising labor costs, but because workers don't want to gather every day in petri dishes.
Desperate workers rush to delivery app jobs to find low pay and punishing rulesInstacart, Amazon Flex, Shipt and DoorDash added hundreds of thousands of workers to meet demand. These workers signed up hoping for flexibility, but instead encountered low tips and difficulty scoring gigs.
Facebook ran multi-year charm offensive to woo state prosecutorsFacebook went to great lengths to develop friendly relationships with powerful state prosecutors who could use their investigative and enforcement powers in ways that could harm Facebook's revenue growth.
Fortnite, rappers and the billion-dollar pandemic gaming boomA smash success since its release in 2017, Fortnite's popularity has again exploded as people flock to video games amid the tedium and isolation of COVID-19 quarantines.
Salaries get chopped for many Americans who manage to keep jobsCompanies across the U.S. are cutting salaries as they fight to survive the coronavirus, upending a key assumption in modern economics and raising another hurdle to rapid recovery.
Returning to work: What liability do businesses have?As businesses are preparing to return to work, one question that is top of mind is what potential liability do I have if someone gets sick due to exposure from my place of business or the work that is being done?
Gerald Auto celebrates seniors with signs Celebrating graduates: St. Charles North seniors supported with sign projectMany pasttimes are being postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. But graduating seniors at St. Charles North, one tradition is going strong this year - the congratulatory sign in the front yard.
Your PPP funds were granted -- now what?Unlike other traditional loans, having Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven will not count toward taxable income. Your focus should now turn to maximizing loan forgiveness.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- LombardSuburban malls, stores shut down amid widespread fears of looting
- NapervilleNaperville closing city hall, businesses as protest fears mount
- AddisonO'Donnell: Addison Trail grad Amin new Bulls TV voice
- ElginGrant money available for projects related to COVID-19 for Elgin downtown businesses
- ElginElgin restaurant closes, then gets emergency grant; plans for future unclear
- Elgin'I missed the people. I missed the employees. I missed the food.' Suburbs reopen to Phase 3
- RosemontRestaurants in Rosemont's Parkway Bank Park offer outdoor dining
- SchaumburgSchaumburg greenlights talks with potential entertainment district developer
- Wood DaleAAR named a "Top Veteran-Friendly" company
- ItascaParts Town, Davisware partnership focuses on foodservice technology
- Mount ProspectArlington Heights art teacher brushes aside COVID-19
- BataviaSt. Charles church's free spaghetti dinner re-opens with drive-through
- BarringtonBarrington, Palatine set their rules for outdoor restaurant, bar operations
- NapervilleReality star Doute to appear in Naperville shop's first virtual author visit
- LibertyvilleLake County towns helping kick-start outdoor dining
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