Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Former Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce president Jerry Roper (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Niche Media)

Former Chicagoland Chamber Of Commerce President Jerry Roper Dies

Jerry Roper, one of the biggest boosters of the city of Chicago and its business community as former head of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, has passed away.


Casino Gambling

Tourism Experts Testify On Potential Chicago Casino

A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday during a gambling expansion hearing that comes as state legislators stare down a budget deadline and fresh concerns about finding new funding sources.


City Hall

Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-Hour

Aldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.


James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.


Lori Healey, executive director of the host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits in Chicago, seeks to downplay concerns about protests during the international events in May. (Credit: CBS)

NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest Concerns

The host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits offered a sneak peak Wednesday of the city’s push to capitalize on the dual summits in May.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Mayor Emanuel At Chicago Chamber Of Commerce

Emanuel Touts Job Creation Efforts To Chamber Of Commerce

Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted his plans for job creation in an address to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Rod Blagojevich

‘Bleeping’ Ringtone Blagojevich Juror Is On Jury, So Far

The man who said he downloaded “bleepin” Blagojevich ringtones to his phone has made the first cut onto Rod Blagojevich’s jury.


Block 37

A Casino For Block 37 Mall?

Some Chicago business leaders say they would like to see a new land-based casino in the half-vacant Block 37 mall downtown.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Casino Gambling

Chamber Of Commerce Boss Pushing For Chicago Casino

A top Chicago business leader says now is the time for approval of casino gambling for the City of Chicago.