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shopping for good

5 Local Stores Where You Can Shop for Good

The amount of people affected by a single purchase of any product or service is astounding — from you, the buyer, to employees of the business or nonprofit, to the people at the wholesale companies, to the people who grow ingredients, to our very own planet itself. Shopping at socially conscious and eco-friendly places … Read More ›

Holiday events

Holiday Events in Evanston, Skokie and Winnetka

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re looking for something festive to do with the kids, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for tree lightings, menorah lightings or live performances, we found a slew of great things going on in and around our communities. Get into the spirit by checking … Read More ›

Anguil Environmental Systems

Customer Profile: Anguil Environmental Systems

­Gene Anguil made a promise to himself in college. As an­­­ engineering student, he vowed to be president of a company by the age of 40. He had become vice president of a firm at 39, but in 1978, Gene decided to fulfill his dream, and Anguil Environmental Systems was born.

Since then, the … Read More ›

Working from Home

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Working from home always sounds like a dream come true. The popular lore is that you can sleep in, work in your pajamas, and even work by the pool if you so desire.

Certainly, all of these perks have led to the meteoric rise in telecommuting in the last few decades. According to a 2012 … Read More ›