Posts Tagged "Chicago"

A & B Paint Supply and PPG Paints Support Small-Town Beautification

A & B Paint Supply and PPG Paints Support Small-Town Beautification

The small town of Streator, Illinois, is in the midst of a comeback. Located about a two-hour drive outside Chicago, Streator is perhaps best known to locals for its proximity to a popular state park. Streator has fallen on hard times in recent years, but now it’s back on the map as a destination all its own thanks to a unique art project supported by local artists and the small…read more →

Fantasy Costumes: The Midwest’s Largest Costume Shop Is Locally Owned

Fantasy Costumes: The Midwest’s Largest Costume Shop Is Locally Owned

Fantasy Costumes & Custom Wigs spans an entire city block in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. A mecca of sorts, it’s a one-stop Halloween shop – and it’s even open 24 hours a day during the week before October 31. Unlike many Halloween megastores, though, Fantasy Costumes is open year-round, and as it turns out, the store’s roots actually go much deeper than Halloween. More than 50 years ago, owner George…read more →

Local First Chicago Helps Small Businesses Declare Their Independence

Local First Chicago Helps Small Businesses Declare Their Independence

The Chicago metro area – also known as Chicagoland – is home to some 9.4 million people and more than 200,000 small businesses. As the third largest metro area in the country, those small businesses have a large economy to support. Fortunately, Local First Chicago offers the tools and expertise that Chicagoland small businesses need to keep their neighborhoods running smoothly. Managed by volunteers from the local business community, Local…read more →

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