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VERNON HILLS — Technology retailer CDW Corp., which was taken private in 2007, announced a return to the public market with an IPO that could bring in more than $700 million.
Despite no experience in food chemistry, Michelle Francis and her husband have crafted their own sweetener after experimenting with more than 100 different blends. The Libertyville pair have launched a fundraiser to bring the sweetener to the Chicago-area market for shoppers with food allergies frustrated by limited options of tasty, affordable fare.
Laura Fellows thought she hit the sweet spot with the right combination of goodies and the perfect location. But she never dreamed her new shop, Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique on Market Square in Lake Forest, would draw the crowds it has since it opened May 31. “We’re so busy, we have hundreds of people in here every day,” she said.
The following building permits were issued between Feb. 17 and Feb. 23 in Vernon Hills.
Lake Forest native Justin Smith believes he’s found the lacrosse Mecca on the North Shore with the third location for The Lax Shop. “We’re totally in the center of the lacrosse hotbed in the northern suburbs,” Smith said of the store, located at 2575 Waukegan Road in Bannockburn.
Saying high occupancy rates in assisted living homes demonstrate a need for more Lake County sites, developers are eyeing a piece of land in Vernon Hills for Alzheimer’s care. Representatives from Texas-based South Bay Partners want to build a 66-unit, one-story rental home on a seven-acre lot on Milwaukee Avenue, about a mile south of Townline Road.
Residents may soon see an outdoor go-kart track at the Party Fantasy in Mundelein. Management approached the village board for permission on May 13 and got a preliminary 5-1 approval, despite minor concerns over safety and noise.
Instead of munching at their desks while scrolling through Facebook, Ali Becker, Sarah Romans and Brittany and Katie Grung spend their lunch breaks at American Hotel Register in Vernon Hills walking dogs.