Despite a decade of municipal efforts to build up Chicago as a Midwest Silicon Valley, local tech salaries lag behind many of the top cities in the nation.
Could Aurora, Illinois create one of the largest Asian lifestyle centers in North America? That's the aim of Pacifica Square developers, the Windfall Group who've lured an impressive array of businesses to the suburb over the last two years.
Why it matters: Aurora has long been known for things like "Wayne's World" and good Mexican cuisine. But Asian food? Not so much. So Monica took a 1-hour trip west to check it out.
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