Obituary for Jack Roeser

Via Miller Funeral Home Jack Roeser, age 90 of Barrington, passed away on Friday. Jack was the youngest son of Irene and Otto Roeser. He was born in Chicago in 1923. He lived the “American Dream”. As a young boy he designed free flight airplanes winning national championships. These experiences inspired him to become an […]

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off Minus Front Runner Bruce Rauner

Three of the candidates, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard attended the Will County Tea Party forum in Plainfield, but the front-runner — Bruce Rauner — was a no-show. An empty chair was placed on stage for Rauner, who asked that a surrogate read an opening statement for […]

Office Depot Picks Florida over Illinois for New Headquarters

Office Depot said Tuesday it has chosen Boca Raton, Fla. for its new headquarters over Naperville. Office Depot completed its merger with Naperville-based OfficeMax last month, but the pair hadn’t yet announced where the combined company would be based. The companies asked for tax breaks from both states. Illinois lawmakers adjourned last week before making […]

Illinois: 45th out of 50

Various reports show Illinois ranks 45th among the 50 states for job creation while the state’s unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent. Both of these assessments are for the month of August and are the same as they were in July and just fractionally worse than June. Elsewhere, federal figures show nearly 15 percent of […]