WESTERN SPRINGS – A new framework for offering incentives to businesses signals the village’s hope that it attracts more development as the economy improves. On Oct. 28, the Village Board approved the Economic Development Incentive Policy, which sets guidelines for retaining or attracting businesses through incentives like low-interest loans or waived building permit fees. When assigning incentives, priority will go to businesses located downtown, including existing ones.
HINSDALE – A pancake house is set to replace the void left after Grant Square Restaurant in Hinsdale closed this summer.
WHEATON – The French Market has been a downtown Wheaton staple since it opened in 1997. During the summer, fall and into winter, residents can shop at the market for everything from produce to pottery.
LA GRANGE – AT&T’s installation of a handful of equipment boxes for its digital TV and Internet service U-verse on public parkways has resident Don Johnston angered.
GLEN ELLYN – Real Estate Consultants, Inc., recently announced a new lease for Edward Jones in Glen Ellyn, according to a company news release.
WARRENVILLE – National Express Corporation (NEC), a national student transportation provider based in Warrenville, recently donated 35 turkeys to the Neighborhood Food Pantry at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville, according to a company news release.
WEST CHICAGO – Local business TNI Packaging, Inc., is celebrating its 25th anniversary in West Chicago this year.
BERWYN – Restaurateur Julio Mora had a strong desire to bring outdoor grilling into an indoor, fresh and fast format.
WOODRIDGE – The Village of Woodridge will gain several new retail stores and restaurants by the end of the year.
DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove staple for more than 11 years, Paperworks owner Ellen Arnold announced she will close the business next week.
WESTERN SPRINGS – Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt opened a store in Western Springs today.
DOWNERS GROVE – Beauty on the Main, 4934 Main St., in downtown Downers Grove is looking to fill a truck with donations for those impacted by the tornadoes that swept through Illinois on Sunday.
HINSDALE – A pet supply store located at 30 S. Lincoln St. is now open in Hinsdale.
LA GRANGE – Ross Bartolomei suspects his body felt the effects of toxic chemicals well before a recent round of chemotherapy literally burned his lungs.
WOODRIDGE – Woodridge is set to get its own Panera Bread.