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Wrigley Field marquee in 2008. (Getty Images)

Cubs Get On Base With Larger Ballpark Expansion Plan

The city’s landmarks commission on Thursday signed off on a project that includes a second video board, outfield signs as big as 650 square feet, light standards in the outfield and seats replacing the current bullpens down the foul lines.

07/10/2014

Marklund Day School, which specializes in teaching youngsters with autism and profound disabilities, has won approval for a 12,000-square-foot annex, despite complaints from some neighbors about increased bus traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Expansion Plan For Special-Needs School Stirs Controversy in Bloomingdale

The Marklund Day School on Prairie Avenue in Bloomingdale wanted permission to build a 12,000-square-foot annex and increase enrolment from 31 to 66. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/23/2014

Merchandise Mart

1871 Technology Hub To Expand Merchandise Mart HQ

If you’re an entrepreneur with a great tech idea, 1871 is an ideal place to go to develop your idea into an invention, and the Chicago company has been so successful, it’s expanding its headquarters at the Merchandise Mart.

06/17/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emanuel Considering 5,000-Seat Expansion At Soldier Field

The stadium that’s home to the Chicago Bears has a capacity of 61,500 people for football games and 63,500 for other events.

03/05/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Plan To Add Lanes To Kennedy Expressway Motoring Ahead

Adding two extra lanes to the westernmost stretch of the Kennedy Expressway doesn’t bother Demetrios Agalianos. But a wall just feet from his Northwest Side home — meant to lessen noise from the busy expressway — isn’t sounding as sweet

02/14/2014

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Headquarters Beercade: Pinball, Beer & Retro Fun

Headquarters Beercade, with it’s awesome drink selection and awesomerer arcade games, was already pretty… you know. awesome. Now, thanks to their expansion to include a “pinball alley,” they just got even more awesomererer!

05/22/2013

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Committee To Study South Shore Rail Line Expansion

A legislative study committee will take a look at whether northwest Indiana’s South Shore commuter rail line should be expanded.

04/22/2013

This is an artists concept for a section of the Chicago Riverwalk between Dearborn and Clark. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

City Plans To Extend Riverwalk Along Chicago River

The city of Chicago has big plans for the walkway along the Chicago River.

10/08/2012

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Gov. Quinn Vetoes Casino Expansion Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.

08/28/2012

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Weighs Expanding Into Western Suburbs

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is taking a hard look at expanding its presence in the western suburbs. But it is not yet time to get in line for tickets.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

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Vallas: Study Vindicates Rigorous International Baccalaureate Program

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says new research from the University of Chicago vindicates a program he instituted that had many doubters.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Alderman Joe Moore

Ald. Moore: Expand Recycling Citywide Now

Back in 2008, the City of Chicago began its Blue Cart recycling program, but today more than half of its residents still don’t have it.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Nick's Pizza

Nick’s Pizza Comes From Brink Of Closure To Plans For Expansion

A suburban small business on the brink of collapse is now thriving again, thanks to an outpouring of community support.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

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Study: Caterpillar Expansion To Boost Economy By $260M

A group that promotes downstate business says Caterpillar’s investment in building more machines in East Peoria and Decatur will pay over and over again.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

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Springfield Businesses Polled On Statewide Gambling Expansion

While Illinois waits for Gov. Pat Quinn to decide what to do with gambling legislation on his desk, the chamber of commerce in one of the cities affected is surveying its members to ask what they think.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Tollway

Proposed Tollway Expansion Plan Creates Jobs, Reduces Congestion

The proposed tollway expansion plan attracted hundreds of people Friday night to several Chicago suburbs. Many like the idea despite a plan to increase toll fares

08/20/2011

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Construction To Begin For Expansion At Advocate Christ Medical Center

Construction will begin in October on an expansion at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, after state officials approved it this week.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

File Photo Of Starbucks Store Interior (AP Photo)

Report: Starbucks, Caribou Coffee To Open New Chicago Area Locations

Coffee is big business in Chicago and across the country, and at least two companies plan to open more retail outlets in the very near future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Failure In Congress Means Windfall For Airlines; Could Delay O’Hare Expansion

Some budget wrangling in Congress means a big windfall for U.S. airlines, but don’t expect the airlines to pass any of the savings on to you.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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Casino Expansion Bill Hits Roadblock In House

A Illinois House committee has failed to pass a major expansion of legalized gambling.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

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