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Are You an Innie or an Outie?

A job interview is usually the time when an employer gets to know the job candidate’s personality to see if he’s the right fit for the job. But what if you could choose a job that’s the right fit for your personality? Are you an introvert or extrovert?     To find out, take this…

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“Forgot” His Dental License In Mexico City

This dentist doesn’t take insurance. A 32-year-old man had a thriving dental practice operating out of a home near Melrose Park, but Cook County sheriff’s police said he lacked one important item: a medical license. Special Ops Unit officers got a tip about the dental practice, but when they tried to set up an appointment, a…

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Creepy Carnie Arrested

What’s creepier, clowns or carnies? What about creepy carnies accused of sexual assault in the the fun house? A carnival worker is being held on $200,000 bond by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and is accused of the sexual assault of a 3-year-old child in a fun house at last weekend’s Schaumburg Septemberfest, police said…

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Unlimited Vacation Policies, For One

What’s new in the hiring-and-firing world? Dr. John Sullivan has discovered interesting answers in articles appearing on ERE.net, the top online hangout for recruiting professionals. Dr. Sullivan, well known in the human resource career field, is a management professor at San Francisco State University. Here are some creative ways companies are going about recruiting talent…

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Tardis Technician? Jobs of the Future

Ever evolving, our world and how we earn money to live in it constantly changes, as does technology. This constant movement of ideas and inventions opens the door for us to create new ways to gather cash and stay ahead of the game. Here are some fresh potential jobs that may be in demand in…

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It’s All About Me

You don’t have to be a celebrity to consider yourself a brand. In fact, no matter how low-profile your job, say career experts, it’s increasingly essential to assume the role of CEO not just of your career, but of your life. You can call this enterprise “Me, Inc.” “In today’s job market, being CEO of…

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Poser Takes Donations for Self

A Chicago man pretended to work at a North Side street festival Saturday so he could stuff hundreds of dollars in admission donations into his pocket, authorities said. Christopher Urban, 39, was arrested and charged with theft about 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northside Summerfest on Lincoln Avenue at Irving Park Road in the North…

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Pay With Your Mobile at Dunkin’ Donuts

This week, Dunkin’ Donuts released a new app that lets you pay for doughnuts with your iPhone, iPod touch or Android smartphone. The Dunkin’ app works like the Starbucks mobile payment app. Download it from Google Play or the App Store, then load it up with money. The card supports American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal….

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Who Stabbed Grandpa?

Convicted mentally ill felons are sleeping among our beloved grandparents in Illinois nursing homes. They are also doing more than sleep.  For example, a frail man blind in one eye was slashed in the throat by a gang member, police say. About a year earlier, the same assailant allegedly had stabbed him in the face with…

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Not Rich? Put Some Away Anyway

In a perfect world, we’d all put away 15 percent of our salaries annually for retirement as soon as we hit our early 20s. Saving that much so early would put us in good shape financially by the time we turn 65, experts say. But we don’t live in a perfect world. So what is a…

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