Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

By John Ruberry Last Monday I had a errand to run for work--which brought me to Milwaukee's suburbs. And for the first time in five years I drove on Interstate 94 north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line--on what is known as the Milwaukee to Kenosha I-94 Corridor. A lot has changed since 2012. As I … Continue reading Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

Sears: The end is coming soon

By John Ruberry "'Vanity of vanities," saith the Preacher, "vanity of vanities; all is vanity.'" Ecclesiastes 1-2. There are many great American business success stories--and the rise of Sears, Roebuck and Company is one of the more compelling tales. The last few pages of the book on Sears are blank--and the ending is not going … Continue reading Sears: The end is coming soon