Some Businesses Welcome Free Sunday ParkingParts 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.
City Shuts Down Nearly Three Dozen Businesses Tied To GangsMayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.
Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra HallThe 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.
NATO Summit Not Good For Some BusinessesIt's an eerie scene in downtown Chicago today, as most office buildings and stores are deserted because of the NATO summit.
Good Chicago Businesses For The Busy FamilyLife 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!)
Emanuel: Downtown Businesses May Be Able To Recover Profits Lost During NATO/G8Mayor 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.
Quinn: Indiana's Push For 'Right To Work' Law Won't Hurt IllinoisAs 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.
Emanuel: Private Companies To Get Credit For Hiring Minority, Women-Owned FirmsMayor Rahm Emanuel has announced new steps to help female- and minority-owned firms and other small businesses in Chicago.
State Waives Weight, Size Restrictions For Short Truck TripsA 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.
Businesses Sue City Of Des Plaines Over FloodingIn Des Plaines, flooding issues have pit suburban business owners against the municipal government.
Ald. Osterman: What Kinds Of Businesses Do You Want?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.
Durbin: State Had No Choice But To Raise TaxesU.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.
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