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Is Your Contractor Really Independent?

Recently, a California labor commissioner found that an Uber driver was an employee and not an independent contractor ("IC"), awarding the driver over $4,000 in expenses. Similar lawsuits, including class action matters, are being filed around the country. The implications for Uber (and any other company engaging someone as an "independent contractor") are huge: unemployment taxes, workers' compensation…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: August 17, 2015 FULL STORY

Gems of River North – Erie-LaSalle Body Shop

It’s impossible to ignore the neon sign, loaded with classic fonts and retro-kitsch straight out of an episode of Mad Men.  Stepping inside the Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, I’m greeted with a symphony of whirling gears and popping car hoods. And of course, smiling faces.  

More than one customer service member greets me.

“May I help you?” 

Owner Bob Gottfred wraps…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: August 10, 2015 FULL STORY

Filming Notice

The movie Bravo 14 will be filming with a helicopter near River North on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th.

Friday, August 7th: 9 PM - 9:30 PM- you may see a helicopter (in the air, above 500 feet) over Michigan Ave. from Chicago Ave. to Wacker Drive. No street closures required.

Saturday, August 8th: 5:45 AM - 6:30 AM- you may see a helicopter at low elevation…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: August 04, 2015 FULL STORY

FLATS Developer Bringing 114 More Apartments to River North

Developer Cedar Street Co. has announced the closing on another big renovation project that will eventually transform a vintage building into a new apartment complex for its FLATS line of micro-rentals. Over the last several months, the company has either announced or started work on a slew of major projects throughout the city and now Cedar Street has officially added the building at 676…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: July 28, 2015 FULL STORY

Taste of River North is this Weekend!

Join our friends at the River North Resident Association for the Annual Taste of River North!


Enjoy good food, great music and lots of fun! Check out the neighborhood's own version of "Taste" at Kingsbury & Erie all weekend long. 

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: July 14, 2015 FULL STORY

This River North Hotel Has a Treadmill Desk

Guests at a River North hotel now can walk while they work without leaving their room. The Westin Chicago River North recently debuted a treadmill desk, part of the hotel's multimillion dollar renovations, including spruced-up rooms, hallways and lobby bar.

The treadmill desk represents a literal acceleration of the 

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: July 06, 2015
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