For the Record: We Don’t Vote

I visited with a friend this week and was surprised to hear her say, “my friend told me the Chamber of Commerce voted for the project.” The project, of course, is the Albion development at the corner of Lake and Forest – a project that has been divisive since it was first proposed.  The fourth…

Recruiting Versus Retention

Friends’ stories of dropping off their children at college reminds me of our experience leaving our daughter at The Ohio State University a few years ago. With over ten thousand freshmen coming in each year, they have it down.  Orientation, registration, move-in day – it is one big well-oiled, scarlet and gray machine. More impressive…

It’s Never That Simple

A discussion heretofore meant for Council Chambers just played out entirely on social media.  The business community requested public discussion at Village Hall to present the implications of Cook County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1.  While never officially acknowledged, our request was denied after Facebook lit…