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.


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.


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.


House Of Fine Chocolates

House Of Fine Chocolates To Close After Nearly 70 Years In East Lakeview

Broadway is undergoing a continuing transformation with an assortment of new businesses in the East Lakeview neighborhood, but meanwhile, an old, familiar establishment now is set to close after almost 70 years in operation.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Legendary Chicago chef Charlie Trotter calls it a career Friday night as he prepared to close his namesake gourmet restaurant for good. (CBS)

Charlie Trotter’s Serves Its Last Meal

You couldn’t tell that an era was ending just by looking at Charlie Trotter’s fabled kitchen. Cooks were hard at work as usual, preparing another magnificent meal.


Chili Mac's

Chili Mac’s Restaurant To Close After 21 Years In East Lakeview

While an assortment of new businesses are bringing a renaissance to Broadway in the East Lakeview neighborhood, neighbors will soon say goodbye to one popular local establishment after more than 20 years in operation.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Red Line Train

Thorndale Red Line Stop To Close For Renovations

The Chicago Transit Authority is set to close the Thorndale Red Line ‘L’ station Friday night, as part of its program to give facelifts to seven stops along the North Side leg of the line.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

Prison fence

State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To Close

The state’s largest public employee union has won a short-term victory, with the state agreeing to temporarily stop moving inmates from prisons scheduled to close.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

John Spires

8 Volatile Criminals Moved As Tamms Supermax Prison Prepares To Close

Eight of the state’s more volatile criminals were moved Thursday from the Tamms Superman prison downstate.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Photo Of Sara Lee Sign. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sara Lee Bakery Outlets Will Close Under Corporate Split

Sara Lee’s impending split into two companies means the end of its bakery outlet stores. The 11 stores nationwide, including two in Chicago and seven in the suburbs, will close by the end of November.


Sen. Paul Simon

Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To Close

A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses pension and Medicaid reform efforts during an interview with CBS 2 on May 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Dwight Village President: Quinn’s Plan To Close Prisons Is A Bargaining Ploy

Angry reaction is erupting from Gov. Pat Quinn’s order to close down several Illinois prisons, including the women’s correctional center in Dwight.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Children's Memorial Hospital

Fullerton Avenue To Close All Day Saturday As Children’s Memorial Moves

A full 130 years after opening its first facility in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Children’s Memorial Hospital is leaving the neighborhood behind for a shiny new facility in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Closes, Plans To Relocate To NW Side

Felony Franks – the hot dog stand with the Misdemeanor Wieners and a staff of ex-felons – shut down Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Granville Red Line Stop

Granville Red Line Stop To Close For Major Overhaul

Get ready for what could be weeks of delays on the CTA Red Line, as closures for station upgrades start this weekend with the Granville stop.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Old St. Mary's Grade School in Chicago. (CBS)

At Least One School Closing During NATO Summit, Others Weighing Options

It’s two weeks away from the NATO summit, and at least one Chicago private school has already made the decision not to open Monday May 21. Another is considering putting up a fence, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Fisk Power Plant

Chicago’s Last 2 Coal Plants To Shut Down Early

Chicago’s last coal-fired power plants will close earlier than expected.


Loyola University Chicago

Report: Loyola May Close A Block Of Kenmore Avenue Permanently

Loyola University may permanently close a block-long stretch of Kenmore Avenue just south of campus, and some students are not happy about it.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern To Close Location At Washington And Franklin

The Billy Goat Tavern is closing its location in the northwest section of the Loop.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Mental Health Protest

Police Shut Down Another Protest At Mental Health Clinic

The fight is escalating to save a mental health clinic in the Woodlawn neighborhood, as protesters camp outside in the second high-profile demonstration in a week.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012