Manpower survey shows increase of jobs in Naperville area

  By David Sharos For The Sun June 14, 2011 11:04AM

 Greg Bedalov, President of Choose DuPage, keeps pretty close tabs on the employment situation here in DuPage County. When he learned that a Midwest-based employment urvey found that jobs are expected to grow in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area by 15 percent in the third quarter, he wasn’t surprised. 



DuPage approves ‘Fitzpatrick Finger’ map 


 By Marco Santana

DuPage will adopt a county board district map that carves out the so-called “Fitzpatrick Finger” from Lombard after weeks of bickering and accusations about the politics of the process. The county board voted 13-4 Tuesday to approve a map proposed by District 2 representative Brien Sheahan that extends a portion of District 4 east into Lombard. 

Motorola Solutions answers Emanuel’s call, adds 400 Chicago jobs

June 14, 2011

 (Crain’s) — After he was elected mayor, Rahm Emanuel wasted no time putting the arm on Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions Inc., for jobs. Mr. Brown was planning some expansion at the Schaumburg-based company that sells police radios and bar-code scanning equipment. Mr. Emanuel says he told him, “It’s time to invest in your own backyard.”

Motorola Solutions to add 400 workers in Chicago


 By Wailin Wong and John Byrne 2:29 p.m. CDT, June 14, 2011

 Motorola Solutions will add 400 jobs in Chicago by the end of 2012, Chief Executive Greg Brown and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. The announcement marked the Schaumburg-based company’s first major hiring announcement sinceMotorola Inc. split into two independent public companies in January. The jobs will be new positions in service, sales support and other areas, Brown said at a downtown news conference with the mayor.


Byrd: Cubs putting best foot forward with Wrigley rehab


MLB Network (tv network)

10:59 a.m. CDT, June 14, 2011

Marlon Byrd is in his second season of roaming center field for the Chicago Cubs, and the veteran outfielder came to the defense of aging Wrigley Field on Tuesday in response to MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons calling it “a dump” last week. “I have mad respect for Peter Gammons, a Hall of Famer. He’s a guy who knows exactly what he’s talking about,” Byrd told “The Mully & Hanley Show” on WSCR-AM 670. “At the same time, this is Year No. 2 for the Ricketts. They have a lot of work to do to get this park better. They’ve made changes and they’ve made renovations to the field, as far as the bathroom last year. They did a great job of changing the clubhouse, making it a little bit bigger. Better weight room, better kitchen and they redid the training room. Things that help us get on the field, things to make us stronger. And we’re able to be fed better.