Monica Eng
Oct 20, 2021 - Business

Chicago tech salaries are lowish but rising

Data:; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

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.

Monica Eng
Oct 4, 2021 - Business

Aurora mall lures Asian foodies to Wayne's World burb

A welcome sign above an entrance to a grocery store.
Entrance to the huge Park to Shop grocery store in the Pacifica Square shopping center. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

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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