Businesses close for reasons usually related to profitability. While tempting to assign blame or to suggest mismanagement, cost structure is often the “villain.”
Tiny micro-small independent businesses often are too small to benefit from “pro-business” policies and programs. These businesses add community character even if they aren’t economic engines.
Communities change in all sorts of ways over time. My sporadic trips home over the years have given me a glimpse into the long term impact on a community when population decreases even while affluence increases. In our case, the rising value of my parents’ home is due to the same economic forces that are…
Wild Onion Tied House opens in style, making a great first impression,
What is the tipping point when it comes to residential taxes? How much more can we absorb?
Many decry increasing density and traffic as the end of our small town community Life. But it may be just the thing to save it.
Cook County Property taxes play a big role in the preponderance of mixed-use development in the Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park area