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Jersey Jack Pinball Relocating To Elk Grove Village

By Jersey Jack Pinball

Jersey Jack Pinball, creator of premium pinball machines, will relocate its manufacturing operations from Lakewood, New Jersey to Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bringing fabrication into greater synergy with the design and engineering teams currently based in Bensenville, where JJP anticipates creating 50 or more new jobs.

"First and foremost, I would like to thank all the employees in Lakewood for their hard work and dedication to Jersey Jack Pinball and the wider pinball industry. Their contributions are greatly appreciated," said JJP founder and owner Jack Guarnieri. "This move will allow JJP to remain competitive and efficient in the market. We look forward to creating an exciting, collaborative workplace in Illinois, where we can continue to be pioneers of pinball design, building great games for many years to come."

Jersey Jack Pinball is the industry leader in quality and technical innovation, creating groundbreaking pinball machines for seasoned players, collectors, and newcomers to the game. Designed and manufactured in the United States, JJP's state-of-the-art games are conceived on a foundation of pinball's rich history and engineered with an unflinching eye toward its future.

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Posted on February 26, 2020
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Confessions Of A Chicago Tour Guide Part 2: Myths Of The Mob

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Posted on February 19, 2020

Chicago's Vanished Grocery Stores

By Pete Kastanes/Vanished Chicago
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Posted on February 18, 2020

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By Will Cushman/WisContext
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Recall! Family Traditions Meat Sticks

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Posted on February 8, 2020

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By Jacob Hoffman-Andrews/The Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Posted on January 30, 2020

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By Atari Hotels
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Why Your Zodiac Sign Is Wrong

By James Kaler/The Conversation
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Posted on January 24, 2020

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By United Airlines
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Posted on January 14, 2020

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