Sports Authority Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close 140 StoresOne of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, Sports Authority, has announced plans to close or sell about 140 stores, and two distribution centers, including one in Romeoville, as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Tyson Closing Plants In Chicago And WisconsinTyson Foods said in a statement Thursday the closures are due to changing product needs, the age of both facilities and prohibitive costs of renovations, as well as the distance of the Chicago plant from its raw material suppliers.
Source: Chicago Archdiocese Discussing Possible Church ClosingsArchbishop Blase Cupich talked to about 600 priests Tuesday at the Drury Lane conference center in Oakbrook Terrace. A source said topics discussed included possible church closings.
Rauner Closing Museums, Shooting Range Amid Budget StandoffGov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois' budget crisis, even though most staff will still report to work and the chairman of the museum's board says the savings will amount to "peanuts."
McDonald's To Shrink In U.S. For First Time In DecadesThe burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.
Target Closing Two Chicago Area StoresTarget stores in Calumet City and McHenry will be shut down by February, as part of the company's plan to close 11 stores nationwide.
Fates Still Uncertain For Many Dominick's Stores, As Shelves Grow EmptierFriday, customers were taking advantage of discounts of 75 percent. But with the sales come questions about what happens to the stores that haven’t been purchased by competitors. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
List Of Chicago Public School ClosingsChicago Public Schools will close 54 school programs and 61 buildings in an effort to close a $1 billion budget deficit. Here is the list, released by the Chicago Teachers Union:
CPS To Issue Preliminary List Of School Closures Next WeekNext week, Chicago Public Schools officials will release a list of schools it is targeting for possible closure, after an independent commission issued a preliminary report recommending which schools should stay open, and which should be considered for closure.
Veterans Day ClosingsThe nation observes Veterans Day on Monday, a day after the actual holiday.
Emanuel Defends Closing Of Police District StationsMayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he stands by the decision to close two police district stations over the weekend and the plan to close a third in the fall.
Santiago Takes Over As Fire Chief After Hoff's Sudden RetirementThere was a changing of the guard at the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday, after Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff abruptly resigned and fellow 30-year veteran firefighter Jose Santiago took the reins of the department.