Parts of a dozen Chicago wards got free parking two weeks ahead of schedule on Sunday. The full switchover date to give drivers a reprieve from paying Chicago Parking Meters LLC on Sundays, had been slated for July 1.
Mayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.
The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.
It’s an eerie scene in downtown Chicago today, as most office buildings and stores are deserted because of the NATO summit.
Life is busy, and family life is busier! The more people in the family, the more it seems like the schedule never sleeps. Luckily for Chicago-area families, there are services and businesses geared toward lightening the load for families and generally making life a little bit easier. (And best of all, many of them are eco-friendly and green!)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says some downtown businesses that lose business because of the upcoming international summits here in Chicago this spring could get compensation from the city.
As Indiana lawmakers head toward final passage of so-called “right to work” legislation, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling it a bad move that won’t help Indiana compete with Illinois for business.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced new steps to help female- and minority-owned firms and other small businesses in Chicago.
A new state law allows some trucks to exceed the weight and size restrictions for short trips, so as to reduce fuel and equipment costs for Illinois businesses.
In Des Plaines, flooding issues have pit suburban business owners against the municipal government.
New Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) is looking to his constituents to find out what kind of businesses he should be trying to attract to his ward’s many commercial strips.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he is concerned that many large companies have threatened to leave his home state due to higher taxes, but he says Illinois lawmakers had to take action to pay the state’s vendors.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday, meeting with Illinois business leaders in hopes of luring them to his state.
With the afternoon rush a potentially dangerous one, some businesses and government offices in Chicago closed early on Tuesday to make sure employees could get home safely and to discourage customers from making unnecessary trips in the blizzard.
Gov. Pat Quinn says New Jersey needs to improve its own corporate climate before trying to poach businesses from Illinois.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is casting lures to Illinois businesses that may be soured on the Land of Lincoln, which raised income tax rates recently to offset a massive state budget deficit.
Mayor Richard M. Daley has suggested the business tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn could backfire.
In a devastating fire in Lockport, flames consumed an entire building in the historic business section of the city. Losses from the fire are substantial, and in some cases: irreplaceable. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.