Help Wanted: Brewmaster

5 Rabbit Brewing, which has had its Latin-influenced beers made at six different breweries since launching last spring, will open a brewery of its own in the southwest suburb of Bedford Park later this year, co-owner Isaac Showaki said. The 25,000 square-foot facility, about one mile southwest of Midway Airport, will extricate 5 Rabbit from the…

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At What Price? Freedom From Taxes

This is ONE way to avoid paying capital gains taxes. Evidently, the desire to keep a few extra billion dollars is a small price to pay for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship, according to an Internal Revenue Service report, just days before the company’s initial public offering. He now lives in the Asian city-state…

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Put It HERE In May

Your money, that is. There’s a right time and a wrong time to make certain purchases. Depending on the season and your ability to wait for the best deals, you could save as much as 75% if you time your purchases right. What’s good for May? Mattresses. For the past two years, DealNews has seen…

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Getting a Top Executive Job

Getting a top executive job is not just for those with an MBA or higher degree these days. So what DOES an employer really want when trying to fill an executive-level position? Most hiring managers stated “relevant experience” was necessary, although about a third are open to those with no experience in the industry. Not…

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Make Other Plans NATO Summit Weekend

Don’t plan to ponder the Seurat painting during the NATO summit weekend. Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago will close for three days during the NATO summit weekend. Due to the closure of Lake Shore Drive early Saturday, May 19 until the Monday, May 21 evening rush hour, as well as parking restrictions at Museum Campus, Shedd…

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Thrower of Puppies

Her resume should contain the statement: “Is cruel to animals”. But that would just be the KIND way of describing her behavior. Jamille Marshall, 22, told police she and a friend found a yellow pit bull mix puppy on her balcony around 9:30 a.m. Monday. “They tossed the dog off the balcony because they said…

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SAVE It, Don’t SPEND It

Your pockets are always empty. You missed the opening weekend of the Avengers because payday isn’t until the 11th. When your friends see you coming, they run for the hills because they think you need to “borrow a couple of bucks” until payday. What is wrong with this picture? Scratching your head, you ponder. “I…

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Another Success Story for ‘America’s Most Wanted’

They ran. They hid. They even changed their identities.  They got away with it for a dozen years. Acting on a tip received from a viewer of”America’s Most Wanted” the previous night, U.S. Marshals from Arizona made the arrest of an Illinois couple wanted for running a Ponzi scheme that targeted friends, the elderly, and even…

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Air Guitar Like THE CHAMPION

He is barbaric. His long hair hangs past his shoulders. His beard is unkempt. He chugs from a drinking horn and spits at the crowd. Can you air guitar like this guy? He is Nordic Thunder. His motto:  Pain is temporary but air guitar is forever. Justin Howard, 28, a Chicago native, will command the…

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Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Need a place to work your startup digital business? Get your rental applications in to 1871, a 50,000-square-foot work space for digital entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart. The name 1871 is derived from the resurgence of Chicago after the great fire of 1871. The space on the 12th floor can accommodate up to 500 people, or…

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