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Nail salon workers to get access to Asian language exams
Nov. 6, 2013
Despite the popularity of cosmetology and nail technology jobs for Asian immigrants, Illinois doesn’t offer licensing exams in Asian languages. That will soon change.
CPS issues 94 pink slips after nearly 3,000 last summer
Nov. 5, 2013
With overall enrollment down, the school district is getting less state and federal poverty money and is issuing another small round of layoffs.
The future of Chicago film, TV
Nov. 1, 2013
Future success for local artists may lie in the web series, which has formed a kind of underground scene in Chicago that also is rapidly gaining traction online.
New tool for urban planning?
Oct. 31, 2013
Through his concept of ‘smooth growth,’ an architect challenges the idea that every struggling neighborhood needs to be repopulated.
Illinois to lose $220M in SNAP benefits
Oct. 30, 2013
In Illinois, about 16 percent of the population uses food stamps. Starting this Friday, all 2 million of them will have less money to spend on groceries.
Sears' turnaround strategy
Oct. 29, 2013
The struggling retailer is considering new strategies to turnaround its business. It may separate out Lands’ End and its Auto Center.
Pop-up stores keep retail moving
Oct. 28, 2013
Halloween pop-up stores are easy to find this time of year. But there are also more businesses seizing the opportunity for short term leases. Even some high-end brands are setting up more temporary shops.
Mayor warns of pension 'cliff' in budget speech
Oct. 23, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned aldermen of a coming 'fiscal cliff' due to the city’s massively underfunded pension systems as he laid out his plan to close a $339 million budget deficit next year.
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