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Chicago Company Counts the Minutes Workers Spend on the Toilet

Chicago Company Counts the Minutes Workers Spend on the Toilet

Employees who exceed 6 minutes of potty time each day face discipline. Union and company owner at odds over contract terms.
North Side Jewel-Osco Stores Re-Open Wednesday With 'Do

North Side Jewel-Osco Stores Re-Open Wednesday With 'Do

Jewel-Osco updating six North Side stores with new salad and juice bars, expanded hot and cold food sections, and whole new look, company says.
Culver's is Coming to Wrigleyville

Culver's is Coming to Wrigleyville

A street-facing window will give the late night crowd easy access to butter burgers.
End of An Era: Spin Abruptly Closes After 15 Years

End of An Era: Spin Abruptly Closes After 15 Years

News sources report that Boystown nightclub will reopen under new ownership during PRIDE weekend.
Is Target Corp. Dumping Plans for a Lake View Store?

Is Target Corp. Dumping Plans for a Lake View Store?

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily said big box retailer has put property it acquired last year on the market.
Lincoln Park's 'Babymaker' Bar Soon To Close

Lincoln Park's 'Babymaker' Bar Soon To Close

After three generations of "Barleycorn Babies," the last call for Lincoln Park's original John Barleycorn is May 17.
Expect Rents To Climb in North Side Neighborhoods

Expect Rents To Climb in North Side Neighborhoods

Want cheaper rent? Consider moving downtown, industry experts say.
'Mother of all Mariano's Stores' Opens In Ravenswood

'Mother of all Mariano's Stores' Opens In Ravenswood

Ravenswood location is the biggest Mariano's store yet in Chicago, Milwaukee Business Journal reports.
City Council Gives Puppy Mills the Boot

City Council Gives Puppy Mills the Boot

Council passes ban Wednesday on 49-1 vote. "It's the right thing to do," says mayor.
No Heir Apparent Prompts Big Man in Chicago Real Estate to Sell

No Heir Apparent Prompts Big Man in Chicago Real Estate to Sell

Downtown properties, including the building that houses Google, will go on the market soon.
After Alinea Baby Dust-Up, Readers Say Keep Kids at Home

After Alinea Baby Dust-Up, Readers Say Keep Kids at Home

Chef Grant Achatz Tweeted about a couple who brought their crying baby to the very pricey restaurant, wondering if kids should be allowed.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Upcoming Lake View Restaurant to Serve

Upcoming Lake View Restaurant to Serve "Oyster Beer"

Oyster Pail will feature beer brewed from oysters and oyster shells. Its set to open in March or April.
Eleven Lake View Hot Spots Participate in Restaurant Week

Eleven Lake View Hot Spots Participate in Restaurant Week

Chicago restaurant week starts on Jan. 24 and lasts through Feb. 6.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
Music Box Theatre Starts Serving Alcohol

Music Box Theatre Starts Serving Alcohol

The Music Box Theatre announced on Wednesday that they officially received their liquor license.

"Piñata Bar" Opens in Lake View

An "Indie Piñata Bar" has temporarily opened in Foursided.