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Valentine's Day February 14
First Day of Spring March 20
Mother's Day May 8
Father's Day June 19
Independent's Week July 1-7
Back to School August
Labor Day September 5
Halloween  October 31
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It was a great day to stroll the neighborhoods and catch a glimpse of Small Business Saturday 2016 in Chicago. Here's a re-cap.

On June 24, 2016 the City of Chicago passed the Earned Sick Time ordinance, which stipulates that employers must provide employees with 40 hours of paid sick leave each year. It will take effect starting July 1, 2017. A coalition of workers’ rights and progressive groups pushed the ordinance through the City Council, over the...

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