Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (Handout/Getty Images)

Mitsubishi To Close Illinois Factory Amid Falling Sales

The property in Normal, where more than 1,200 employees work, will be put up for sale.


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General Mills To Close West Chicago Plant

Minnesota-based General Mills announced Thursday it will be closing its West Chicago factory, due to economic issues.


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Alsip Factory Closing To Eliminate 480 Jobs

Berry Plastics said the layoffs, which will begin next month, are part of a cost-cutting initiative that will result in five plant closings.


The Blommer Chocolate Company factory in the West Town neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Chocolate Production Resumes At Blommer Factory After Fire

Chocolate 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.


A fire broke out at the Blommer Chocolate Company factory on Kinzie street early Tuesday. (Credit: Ashlee Rezin for Sun-Times Media)

Fire Halts Production At Blommer Chocolate Factory

About 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.


Advanced Grinding Services. (Credit: CBS)

Safety Concerns Delay Investigation Of McCook Factory Explosion

In 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.


The Goodyear tire manufacturing plant in Amiens, France. (Photo credit: FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois CEO Defends Calling Workers At French Plant Lazy

A 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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church plans to turn the 14.5-acre block of empty property into a school, a massive church auditorium. (Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church)

Former Soft Sheen Factory Site Could Become Mixed-Use Church Complex With School

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports the plans are part commercial – but mostly spiritual.


Chicago mask-maker Phil Zagone (left) talks with Ed Curran about his family's factory on the Northwest Side. (CBS)

Chicago Family Passes Monster-Making Tradition To Next Generation

Zagone 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.


Protesters demonstrate Thursday outside the Chicago window factory that was the scene of a 2008 sit-in. (CBS)

Workers At Window Factory Win Reprieve From Layoffs

Workers 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.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Fire Graphic

Teen Due In Court In Arson That Destroyed Historic Clock Factory

Two teens have been charged with setting a fire in an historic clock factory in north central Illinois on New Year’s Eve.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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Fire Breaks Out In Far South Side Factory

A fire broke out early this morning in a factory on the city’s Far South Side, just west of the Bishop Ford Freeway.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Fulton Street Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire On Near West Side

An extra-alarm fire broke out early Friday in an industrial district on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

West Side Fire

Fire Breaks Out In West Side Factory Building

An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday morning on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011


4 Charged With Stealing Aluminum From Factory

Four men have been charged in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of pounds of aluminum from a northwest suburban metal factory.


Church Rectory Fire

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Factory Blaze

Firefighters are battling an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory.


Algonquin Factory Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Rages At Old Algonquin Factory

An extra-alarm fire is raging early Monday at an abandoned Toastmaster factory in Algonquin.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2010


Man Crushed To Death At Nabisco Plant

An Oak Lawn man was apparently crushed to death at a factory on the Southwest Side factory early this morning.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2010