Caterpillar Could Close LaGrange Factory, Cutting 600 JobsThe company said it might be "transitioning" its rail manufacturing in La Grange, Illinois, to facilities in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as "outside suppliers."
Gotham Greens Breaks Ground On Second Pullman GreenhouseA New York-based produce company has started construction on what will be the city's largest agricultural greenhouse, at nearly double the size of their current urban farm in Pullman.
Against All Odds: Sears Posts A Small ProfitThe company posted its first quarterly operating profit in three years on Wednesday, and announced that it landed new financing that will help it stay afloat.
Toys 'R' Us Could Go Out Of Business Next Week. That's Bad News For Lego And BarbieBankrupt retailer Toys "R" Us may shut all its U.S. stores as soon as next week, according to several reports.
AT&T Cuts Ribbon On New Call Center In Horner ParkThe telecommunications giant already has hired 300 people, and plans to hire 200 more by the end of the year.
'The Loop' Classic Rock Radio Sold To Christian Broadcaster For $21.5MPossibly within days, the Loop will be broadcasting contemporary Christian music instead of classic rock.
McDonald's Begins Rolling Out Fresh Beef In Some Quarter PoundersMcDonald's is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods.
Carson's Abruptly Shutters Matteson Store; Village Cries FoulThe Carson Pirie Scott store in south suburban Matteson closed this weekend without warning, leaving community leaders upset about the potential impact on the village.
State Street Businesses Hire Armed Security GuardsA pair of guards, which the Chicago Loop Alliance calls “street ambassadors,” began making their rounds on Thursday, walking the beat from Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive.
After The Bell: Dow Slides 380 PointsThe S&P 500 lost 30, the NASDAQ fell 57 and the Dow Jones industrial average, hit the hardest, shed more than 380 points, settling just above the 25,000 mark.
American Airlines Opposes O'Hare Expansion Plan, Citing 'Secret Provision' Favoring UnitedAmerican Airlines has announced its opposition to an $8.5 billion deal to expand the terminals at O’Hare International Airport, accusing the city of including a “secret provision” that would grant rival United Airlines extra gates.
Macy's Selling Top Half Of State Street Store For $30 MillionThe $30 million sale to Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management would convert floors 8 through 14 of the building to “dynamic, creative office space,” according to a news release from Macy’s Inc.

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