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Customers line up outside Hot Doug's on Oct. 3, the last day of business for the iconic Chicago hot dog stand. (Credit: Instagram/Max Simmons)

Rain Can’t Keep Hot Doug’s Fans Away On Last Day Of 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.

10/03/2014

With less than a week until Hot Doug's closes for good, fans have taken to lining up several hours before the store opens each day to get one of their gourmet hot dogs. (Credit Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Hot Doug’s Fans Line Up For Final Week Of Gourmet Dogs

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.

09/30/2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Union: Northwestern Hospital Closing Cafeteria, Forcing Employees To Unfamiliar Jobs

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.

08/28/2014

Hostess Twinkies. (Credit: Susanna Song)

Hostess Closing Twinkie Bakery In Schiller Park Again

For the second time in less than two years, Hostess is closing the Schiller Park bakery the famous Twinkie snack cake was invented.

08/20/2014

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop & David Burke NYC event to launch lunch menu at David Burke Treehouse Bar on June 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images  for Crumbs Bake Shop)

Crumbs Bake Shops Close, Company Could Seek Bankruptcy

Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop has shut down all its stores, including two in Chicago, in the wake of multimillion dollar losses.

07/08/2014

An assortment of Hot Doug’s hot dogs & sausages (Photo Credit: Dave Johnson)

Hot Doug’s To Close Permanently In October

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.

05/06/2014

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Without New Funding Source, State Poison Hotline Set To End May 31

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.

04/11/2014

The Des Plaines Oasis over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is being torn down to widen the tollway. (Credit: CBS)

Man Conceived At Des Plaines Oasis Stages One-Man Protest Of Closure

Kevin Walters chained himself to the door of the oasis, and said to understand why, you have to go back more than two decades.

03/14/2014

Shelves are empty at the Rogers Park Dominick's. (CBS)

Final Curtain Falls For Most Dominick’s Stores

The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.

12/27/2013

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West Suburban Barber Shop Closing After 103 Years

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.

12/20/2013

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Alsip Factory Closing To Eliminate 480 Jobs

Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.

12/13/2013

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Joliet Area Steel Plant Closing To Cost 110 Jobs

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.

11/14/2013

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Dominick’s Closings Could Put More Than 5,600 Out Of Work

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.

11/07/2013

This Dominick's in the Evanston Plaza shopping center in Evanston houses police outpost. (CBS)

Safeway To Sell Off Dominick’s Stores In Chicago Market

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.

10/10/2013

Ina's Kitchen, in the West Loop, will close on New Year's Eve, when owner Ina Pinkney will retire. (Credit: CBS)

‘Breakfast Queen’ Ina Pinkney Retiring, Closing West Loop Restaurant

Ina’s Kitchen, located at 1235 W. Randolph St., will close on New Year’s Eve.

08/29/2013

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Some Schools Shorten Schedules Tuesday, Due To Hot Weather

School districts in the Chicago area have begun adjusting their schedules because of this week’s heat wave.

08/26/2013

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Grand Crossing Neighborhood Fears Blight With Sears Closing

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.

05/06/2013

Longtime Chicago business Davies Supply is folding after nearly 140 years. (CBS)

After 136 Years, Family-Owned Business Closing In Chicago

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.

04/25/2013

A new 'Skinny'Bou Latte' awaits its pickup in a Caribou Coffee store January 2, 2004 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Caribou Coffee Leaving Chicago Area

The Minneapolis-based chain says it’s closing most of its 18 Chicago area stores effective Sunday for business reasons.

04/08/2013

This YMCA in Waukegan closed Monday because of budget problems. (CBS)

Waukegan YMCA Closes Its Doors

It’s a letdown, especially hard on the kids. As many as 40 of them are there daily before or after school, most having nowhere else to go. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

12/31/2012

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