Former Chicagoland Chamber Of Commerce President Jerry Roper DiesJerry 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.
Tourism Experts Testify On Potential Chicago CasinoA 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.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen 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.
Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson CenterIts 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.
NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest ConcernsThe 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.
Emanuel Touts Job Creation Efforts To Chamber Of CommerceMayor Rahm Emanuel touted his plans for job creation in an address to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning.
'Bleeping' Ringtone Blagojevich Juror Is On Jury, So FarThe man who said he downloaded "bleepin" Blagojevich ringtones to his phone has made the first cut onto Rod Blagojevich's jury.
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.
Chamber Of Commerce Boss Pushing For Chicago CasinoA top Chicago business leader says now is the time for approval of casino gambling for the City of Chicago.