Saturday, February 9, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at the prominent companies.
Saturday, February 9
Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreen's, Kmart and Sun-Times Media, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Deerfield-based Walgreens will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley while Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes a Naperville store in the spring, reported Crain's. Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and suburban papers including the Naperville Sun, The Beacon-News in Aurora and Courier-News in Elgin, warns that 274 jobs in Glenview, Tinley Park and Aurora could be eliminated due to consolidation. The Best Buy Co. closing will be near the Old Orchard shopping …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Walgreens pharmacy hit Monday night after caller said a gunman was in the store and to place a bag full of medication into the pharmacy pickup window. A similar heist saw Oxycodone taken from a Naperville Walgreens.
St. Charles police are investigating a brazen robbery that began with a phone call to a pharmacy warning employees there was a gunman in the store watching them and they should place drugs in a bag in the pharmacy’s pickup window, where someone then came and grabbed it. The Monday night drug heist occurred a little more than 21 hours after a similar robbery at a Naperville Walgreens, where Oxycodone was the targeted drug. St. Charles police identified the drug stolen in the heist there only as a controlled substance. In a release issued Thursday, the St. Charles Police Department said officers were dispatched to Walgreens Pharmacy, 2751 E. Main St., at 9:35 p.m. Monday upon a report of a “robbery just occurred.” Pharmacy personnel told …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Development Nearby: Local business owners, developers and city officials were brutally honest during a forum last week that addressed the future vision for Batavia and its businesses.
It's interesting to see how our neighbor communities deal with downtown evolution and development. In Batavia last week, residents told city officials how difficult it is to get new development approved. Sound familiar? Similar complaints were made by Shodeen representatives in Geneva. Others said "Batavia isn't Geneva" and "let’s forget about trying to be Naperville." The Batavia residents spoke to the city's Plan Commission during an open forum last Wednesday at Batavia City Hall. Six community members attended the forum and addressed the council about the Comprehensive Plan, including representatives from Batavia Enterprises, Vasilion Architects and Walgreens. “I’ve found, as a professional, it to be a very frustrating experience,” …