Chicago History

Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and the seat of Cook County. Situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a global city and serves as the center of culture, politics, industry, transportation, medicine, and higher education for the Midwest. Chicago’s vast metropolitan area (the third largest in the U.S.) is known

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Are You Tougher than a 91-Year Old?

After a thief punched 91-year old Rite Aid clerk Flo Critelli in the chest last week and knocked her down, she insisted on finishing her shift saying she didn’t want to just “sit there and be bored.” Flo even drove herself home and said if the cops ever caught him, she’d like to “smack him.” You go,

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How To Control Your “Google” Results

Everything posted about you online can be indexed and stored for future reference. These days, almost everyone has a “digital identity“, the collection of information someone finds when he or she searches your name. Maybe you posted on an Internet message board, or perhaps the local paper interviewed you. Regardless, this information is now freely and

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Career in The Toilet?

Individuals not within their target career field may feel insecure, doubtful, or maybe even ashamed of their current job title.  Career changers make up a large portion of the job-searching population.  Although people (in general) are “creatures of habit,” they thrive for change – especially when unhappy in their current position or industry. Continuing with educational goals

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Marketing Yourself with Internal and External Promotions

Surveys have shown that up to 80% of those employed are unhappy. Unhappiness results from being overworked/underpaid, a deteriorating relationship with colleagues or management, or possibly, disappointment in oneself. If you plan to sell your time and abilities, why not take complete advantage of your efforts. Being in control of your career and promoting yourself

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Include Your URL On Your Resume!

Now a days it is very easy to start your own website or blog to show off your accomplishments.  What some job seekers forget though is to include their url or website address on their resume and in their email signatures when emailing back and forth with potential employers.   Your professional blog or career site

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Being a Successful Photographer

There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the places that it exists. When you watch television, look at a magazine or even

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Applying for a New Job

If you’re applying for a new job after a lay off or employment break, there are things you can do to make your applications stand out. With the nation’s unemployment rate around 7%, you cannot afford any mistakes. Employers and human resource departments are flooded with resumes and applications on a daily basis, and if

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