Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday — and the last is on borrowed time.
A south suburban farm that is a major supplier of spinach to Jewel grocery stores has told employees it is shutting down after more than 90 years in business.
Despite the steady rain overnight, Chicagoans have been lined up for hours on the Northwest Side, to say goodbye to the iconic Hot Doug’s hot dog stand.
Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.
A workers union at Northwestern Memorial has said more than two dozen cafeteria employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be forced into jobs they weren’t trained for when the cafeteria closes in two weeks.
For the second time in less than two years, Hostess is closing the Schiller Park bakery the famous Twinkie snack cake was invented.
Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop has shut down all its stores, including two in Chicago, in the wake of multimillion dollar losses.
It looks like Hot Doug’s, the holy temple of hot dogs located in Avondale, is closing. Not to be hyperbolic, but this may be the worst news. Ever.
Illinois, which was the first state to have a poison center, could soon become the only state without one. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Kevin Walters chained himself to the door of the oasis, and said to understand why, you have to go back more than two decades.
The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.
After more than 100 years in business, a west suburban barbershop will close its door for the last time, as its owner is trading in his shears and combs for a set of golf clubs.
Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.
The Gerdau steel plant, once owned by Sheffield Steel, originally started in the 1860s as a horseshoe factory. The plant produces steel “flats and squares” used by manufacturers, fabricators and cold finishers in their products.
Owners notified the state that 3,224 people could lose their jobs in Cook County, and nearly 2,400 people in the collar counties surrounding Cook.
Safeway President and CEO Robert Edwards said the company seeks to quickly sell all or as many of the Dominick’s stores as possible. Four have already been sold to the parent company of Jewel-Osco.
Ina’s Kitchen, located at 1235 W. Randolph St., will close on New Year’s Eve.
School districts in the Chicago area have begun adjusting their schedules because of this week’s heat wave.
The original “Sears tower” can’t be missed from the Skyway, and below it sits the 90-year-old Sears store – a fixture in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. But it’s soon to be gone, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Peter Strasenburgh is the fifth-generation president of his family’s 136-year-old business, Davies Supply Co. He’s also the one overseeing its end. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.