CTA To Break Ground On New $100 Million Rail Car FactoryThe new manufacturing plant at 13535 S. Torrence Ave. will create more than 300 skilled factory and new construction jobs, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
Trump Vows Consequences For Companies That Move Jobs From U.S.Donald Trump’s transition team rolled into Indianapolis, where the president-elect touted his deal to keep the Carrier heating and air conditioning company from shipping some jobs to Mexico.
Mitsubishi To Close Illinois Factory Amid Falling SalesThe property in Normal, where more than 1,200 employees work, will be put up for sale.
General Mills To Close West Chicago PlantMinnesota-based General Mills announced Thursday it will be closing its West Chicago factory, due to economic issues.
Alsip Factory Closing To Eliminate 480 JobsBerry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.
Chocolate Production Resumes At Blommer Factory After FireChocolate production is under way again at the Blommer Chocolate Company on Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at the West Town factory early Tuesday.
Fire Halts Production At Blommer Chocolate FactoryAbout 5:20 a.m., four fire engines responded to the blaze at 600 W. Kinzie St., when one of the 5-story factory’s chocolate roasters caught fire.
Safety Concerns Delay Investigation Of McCook Factory ExplosionIn McCook, work crews began the job of shoring up a fire-damaged factory after an explosion last night tore through a metals grinding plant, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Illinois CEO Defends Calling Workers At French Plant LazyA plainspoken Illinois tire company executive was defending his labeling of workers at a French tire plant as “lazy,” after deciding not to buy the facility.
Former Soft Sheen Factory Site Could Become Mixed-Use Church Complex With SchoolCBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports the plans are part commercial – but mostly spiritual.
Chicago Family Passes Monster-Making Tradition To Next GenerationZagone Studios is one of the biggest, most respected mask-makers in the world. Phil Zagone and his brother started the company 40 years ago, in a garage.
Workers At Window Factory Win Reprieve From LayoffsWorkers are going to have to start working like managers, now that they have won a 90-day reprieve for their jobs at a window plant on Goose Island.