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

Casino Gambling

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

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

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

City To Issue $1B In Bonds To Fund O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Daley’s plan to issue $1 billion in bonds — retired by airline ticket taxes and other airport revenues — to build a new south runway and other projects at O’Hare Airport has finally been cleared for take-off.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Still Upset About Wal-Mart Resistance

Mayor Richard M. Daley is still angry with the fierce opposition in the City Council that kept Wal-Mart from expanding in the city for six years.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley To Meet With Airlines Over O’Hare Expansion

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday morning that he will meet with American and United to avert the lawsuit the airlines have filed against the city over expansion at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

Wal-Mart (file; Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Squaring Off Against Wal-Mart

Activists continue to fight against plans for more Wal-Mart stores in the city of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Charter School Expansion Plans Draw Support, Ire

The Chicago Board of Education has approved plans to build at least three new charter schools and expand four others, after hundreds of charter school supporters and opponents rallied at Wednesday’s board meeting.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2011

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

United, American May Sue Over O’Hare Expansion

Two major airlines are threatening to sue over the next proposed phase of the expansion of O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011


Groupon Expansion Makes For Growing Pains

Chicago-based Groupon is experiencing some growing pains as it expands worldwide.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

The Michigan Wolverines and The Ohio State Buckeyes face each other in the 107th meeting between the two schools at Ohio Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Big Ten: No More Expansion Planned For Now

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) – The Big Ten says it’s not looking to expand again in the near future. The conference, which is adding Nebraska as its 12th member next year, released a statement Sunday […]

670 The Score–12/05/2010

St. Johannes Cemetery

Court Blocks Relocation Of Cemetery For O’Hare

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a roadblock to the expansion of O’Hare International Airport, by temporarily blocking the removal of bodies from graves in a cemetery in the path of the work.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2010

City Wants To Borrow $1B For O’Hare Expansion

The expansion of O’Hare International Airport is still years away from completion, but the city is now hoping to borrow a substantial sum to keep the project going.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2010

Zoning Committee Approves Wal-Mart Expansion

CHICAGO (CBS) ―The Chicago City Council’s Zoning Committee voted unanimously to let Wal-Mart build its second store in the city. Chicago union leaders say they’ve reached an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that would bump […]