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Avoid going bust on kids’ student-loan debt

Crushing student loan debt is usually thought to be the younger generation’s problem. But more and more, with graduates unable to handle it on their own, mountains of student loans are becoming mom and dad’s albatross, as well.

Clean out your financial garage

It’s amazing how much stuff piles up in a family garage over the years.

Midland States Bancorp new leadership, rebranding

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSBI) announced that Fred Van Etten has joined Midland as President of the Company’s equipment finance business.

Net neutrality repeal could damage local news

Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, according to LION Publishers.

Local shops offer personal service in cyber age

Stepping through the entrance way of Sunnyside Antiques in downtown Plainfield could overwhelm the senses of even the most-seasoned of holiday shoppers.

Will County CED to host Annual Report to Investors

The Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) (www.willcountyced.com) will host the organization’s 2017 Annual Report to Investors Friday.

Rauner touts Will County logistics jobs

When it’s fully built out in 20 years, the RidgePort Logistics Center in Will County could employ just under 13,000 people on a campus of warehouse spaces covering up to 30 million square feet.

ALDI set to unveil newly remodeled Will County store

The ALDI in Morris will re-open its doors on a newly renovated grocery store this Thursday, Oct. 26 starting at 8:25 a.m.

Online sales, shrinking sales tax eating in to Metra budget

Forty years ago, when the current funding plan for Metra was first established, Illinois’ economy thrived on manufacturing jobs and sales tax derived from sales at brick and mortar stores.

Workforce job fair Oct. 19

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Amazon hiring holiday workers

Amazon has announced that it will create more than 120,000 holiday worker positions this season across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.

City approves agreements for new Speedway gas station

The city council has approved a series of agreements that will pave the way for the construction of a new Speedway Gas station at the southwest corner of Route 53 and Emerald Dr. in Joliet.

AABA meeting tonight in Shorewood

AABA, the African American Business Association, will hold its monthly Business After Hours event tonight, Tuesday, September 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Shorewood.

Joliet’s first microbrewery open for business

Like many entrepreneurs lured to the business of micro brewing, Vince Turrise first got his start as a home brewer whipping up batches of beer on the weekends with friends.

Checkers restaurant opening soon in Romeoville

The intersection of Route 53 and Phelps Ave. will soon be getting three new businesses, continuing the string of commercial growth in Romeoville.

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