Sahan Kourouma views the battle as the big guy trying to sit on the little people. She’s run her Motherland Salon in Hyde Park for about 20 years. The new owners of her building want her out, but her lease runs until 2015.
A north suburban beer distributor in Lake Villa will roll out the barrel for a veteran-owned and operated recent start-up aimed to become a preeminent beverage enterprise and to provide jobs for veterans.
The House Labor & Commerce Committee heard testimony Wednesday from supporters of increasing the minimum wage in Illinois beyond the current $8.25.
A proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.
An architectural preservation group has released its annual list of most endangered buildings in Chicago, including a pair of shuttered power plants and a turn-of-the century industrial park.
Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell.
On Wednesday, as one of the biggest financial fraud trials in Chicago history began, federal prosecutors pointed the finger of blame at Sentinel Management Group’s CEO Eric Bloom, who they said “cheated and defrauded” his clients for years.
An organization in Geneva that’s almost three-quarters of a century old has changed its name.
Horse carriage companies in Chicago face possible extinction if an influential alderman has his way, but drivers have banded together and are trying to enlist public support to save their industry.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn traveled to the White House on Tuesday, where President Barack Obama formally announced Chicago has been selected as the home of a new $320 million digital manufacturing hub.
McDonald’s is in the early stages of looking at whether it can extend its breakfast hours.
News that a national, digital manufacturing laboratory will be built in Chicago offers hope that the city’s once-strong manufacturing sector can be rebuilt into a powerhouse of the 21st Century.
The Chicago Plan Commission has given its approval for the hotly-disputed proposal for a $300 million redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site, over objections from Lincoln Park residents.
Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
Illinois beer drinkers pay far more in excise taxes that its neighbors, according to a state-by-state breakdown.
The key question is whether college athletes will be considered employees.
Salary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.
In what is either a promotional gimmick or massive historical lapse, Groupon is offering a President Day Weekend deal in honor of President Alexander Hamilton.
The faculty at University of Illinois-Chicago will walk off the job on Tuesday and Wednesday, protesting lack of progress on a new contract.
The Beanie Baby creator hid $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS, but got just two years of probation and 500 hours of community service for the crime when he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras on Jan. 13.
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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Newsmaker Series: Steve Forbes
Various photos form the Wintrust Business Luncheon