Organizations working to increase literacy in Chicago now have a new place to meet and work, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
All three of the major indices traded over 1 percent higher on light volume, with the Dow jumping triple digits and closing above the key 18,000 mark.
With the minimum wage in Chicago about to rise to $10 an hour next month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to begin an effort to help educate workers on what’s in store.
There’s a reason for airline passengers to get excited about traveling this summer, two words: Airfare War!
(CBS) — Stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday as the lack of progress in Greek debt negotiations and the recent selloff in bonds kept traders on edge before Friday’s key jobs report. “I think Greece in the […]
By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Some of America’s most iconic food and beverage brands are dealing with a huge problem, challenges from smaller companies that are exploiting consumer preference and healthy eating trends. “It is […]
The Bucktown nightclub formerly known as the Dolphin has reopened its doors as Rio Chicago, more than two months after a double fatal shooting closed its doors.
The state has banned happy hour drink specials since 1989, in an effort to cut down on drunk driving, though bars and restaurants were still allowed to designate “happy days,” when they could offer discounted drinks on a specific day of the week.
By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Stocks moved higher on Monday, the first trading day of June, as traders took a positive spin on mixed economic data. “A lot of stuff is out there right over […]
By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Gas prices in the Chicago area are on the rise, up 7 percent in the past week, as local refineries deal with production issues. “Several Illinois refineries have experienced kinks […]
The owners of a River North bar and grill have sued the condo association that shares their building, claiming renovation work on the condos is threatening to put their bar out of business.
House Democrats have abandoned Gov. Bruce Rauner’s idea to privatize the state’s business-development agency but are moving ahead with Speaker Michael Madigan’s plan to make the state’s shrine to Abraham Lincoln a separate agency.
Stocks traded higher on Wednesday, recovering from Tuesday’s sell-off as strength in technology pushed the NASDAQ to an all-time closing high of 5,106.59. The Dow and S&P 500 also followed suit, each gaining over a half percent by the closing bell.
In an effort to reduce the number of traffic congestion and crashes at one of the most accident-prone intersections in the city, work was scheduled to begin Thursday to reconfigure the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues.
It was supposed to be the epicenter of Glenview known as The Glen, an ambitious project filled with shopping, housing and entertainment, but some say, it hasn’t lived up to expectations. Now there’s fear more retailers will leave.
Stocks tumbled on Wall Street Tuesday as investors eyed renewed strength in the U.S. dollar and economic data that could bolster the case for a Fed rate hike.
Regular unleaded is $3.04 a gallon in Chicagoland. The national average is $2.73, according to AAA Motor Club.
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.
City officials broke ground Thursday on a new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare International Airport, designed to bring every rental car agency under one roof, and reduce traffic congestion on airport terminal roadways.
Chicago remains the third largest city in the U.S., but Census data show it’s the slowest-growing of the top 10 cities with populations of 1 million or more.
WBBM’s Comcast Business Class Newsmakers Series had Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes talk about social media applications and technologies to a packed Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on October 27th. (credit: CBS/Steve Hardy)
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Various photos form the Wintrust Business Luncheon