Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Some Businesses Welcome Free Sunday Parking

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 Rahm Emanuel

City Shuts Down Nearly Three Dozen Businesses Tied To Gangs

Mayor Emanuel is cracking down on crime by targeting neighborhood businesses with ties to gangs.


The Gage restaurant, at 24 S. Michigan Av. (Credit: CBS)

Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra Hall

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.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

Daley Plaza was practically empty on Monday, May 21, 2012, on the second day of the NATO Summit, as many downtown businesses were closed, or encouraging employees to work from home. Normally, dozens or hundreds of people are in the plaza during weekdays. (Credit: CBS)

NATO Summit Not Good For Some Businesses

It’s an eerie scene in downtown Chicago today, as most office buildings and stores are deserted because of the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012


Good Chicago Businesses For The Busy Family

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

Emanuel: Downtown Businesses May Be Able To Recover Profits Lost During NATO/G8

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.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (right). [Credit: CBS]

Quinn: Indiana’s Push For ‘Right To Work’ Law Won’t Hurt Illinois

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel: Private Companies To Get Credit For Hiring Minority, Women-Owned Firms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced new steps to help female- and minority-owned firms and other small businesses in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

(Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

State Waives Weight, Size Restrictions For Short Truck Trips

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.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Businesses Sue City Of Des Plaines Over Flooding

In Des Plaines, flooding issues have pit suburban business owners against the municipal government.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th)

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.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: State Had No Choice But To Raise Taxes

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.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. In Illinois To Lure Businesses

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Chicago Friday, meeting with Illinois business leaders in hopes of luring them to his state.


Manny's Closing For Blizzard

Many Businesses To Close Early For Blizzard

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.

CBS 2–02/01/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn: New Jersey Needs To Fix Own Problems

Gov. Pat Quinn says New Jersey needs to improve its own corporate climate before trying to poach businesses from Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

N.J. Latest State Trying To Take Illinois Jobs

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.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Business Tax Hike Could Backfire

Mayor Richard M. Daley has suggested the business tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn could backfire.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

Stephenson Photography

Photography Business Destroyed In Lockport Fire

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.

CBS 2–11/10/2010