U Of I, U Of C, Northwestern Plan $1.2 Billion Research Hub In South LoopThe universities have teamed up to create what they hope will become the next big think tank in Chicago.
Woodlawn Manufacturing Facility Training Workers In RoboticsThursday was the grand opening of a high-tech job training and manufacturing facility in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Democrats, Republicans Unite To Organize Chicago Area Pitch For AmazonDozens of government, business, and civic leaders gathered downtown to discuss luring Amazon's second headquarters to the Chicago area.
Could Ford's Restructuring Affect Chicago Plant?The auto manufacturer is shifting gears to make more trucks and electric cars instead of sedans. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Woodlawn Pastor Opens New Community Job Training CenterRev. Corey Brooks unveiled the Project HOOD Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center at a former Walgreens store at 63rd and King.
Old Post Office Prime Site For Amazon, Redevelopers SuggestChicago’s Old Post Office is ready-made for Amazon’s second headquarters if the online retail giant selects Chicago for the honor, redevelopers of the property say.
Chicago Announces Massive Committee To Lure AmazonMayor Rahm Emamuel wasn't shy about touting Chicago as the right place at the right time for Amazon's second headquarters.
Retailers Say Beverage Sales Down As Much As 47 Percent Due To Soda Tax“I have never, ever seen the outrage and anger that’s being displayed by our customers," said Tony's Fresh Market manager Frank Guiglio.
Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy, But Keeps Stores OpenToys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.
Thrift Stores: Cheap, But Kind Of ChicPeople are not hitting resale shops solely for bargains, although that's certainly a factor. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Mayor: "All Hands On Deck" To Woo 2nd Amazon HQ To Chicago AreaAmazon expects to hire as many as 50,000 people full-time to work at a new second headquarters over the course of several years.
JPMorgan Chase Investing $40M In Chicago NeighborhoodsBank officials said Thursday that poverty, racial and economic inequities, and a lack of opportunity are factors behind Chicago gun violence

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