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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.


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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



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!


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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.


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.


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Gov. Quinn Vetoes Casino Expansion Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the casino expansion bill.



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


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


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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

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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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to supporters during a swearing-in ceremony. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Company Expansion Means 1,000 More Jobs For Chicago

A major financial services company will be adding 1,000 jobs in Chicago over the next two years, under and expansion plan announced on Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

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Emanuel To Give Plans To U.S. Transport Secretary

During a visit to Chicago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered no federal commitments to help rebuild or expand the region’s deteriorating transit system.


O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Bonds To Be Issued For O’Hare Expansion

With some obstacles out of the way, the expansion project at O’Hare International Airport is moving ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011