Kris Kridel

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Report: Groupon CEO Says Company Is Still Growing Impressively

The chief executive officer of Chicago-based Groupon is defending his company and his leadership.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012


Layaway War Erupting Among Major Retailers

Something of a layaway war has erupted among big retailers.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Goose Island

Anheuser-Busch To Take Goose Island Beer Nationwide

The signature Chicago craft brews from Goose Island beer are set to go nationwide.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012


Montreal-Based Tea Café Chain Coming To Chicago

A Canada-based tea café is setting up shop on three fashionable strips in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Jewel Store

Shakeup At Jewel Parent Company Could Cut Grocery Prices

A shake-up in the executive office may mean lower prices at Jewel-Osco.


Naperville Ribfest 10

Attendance Down At Naperville Ribfest This Year

The heat wave may have cut into attendance at a popular suburban event this week.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A new 14-story hospital at Rush University Medical Center was dedicated on Dec. 8, 2011. It opened in January 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rush Sues Architect, Engineering Firm That Worked On New Hospital

Just a few months after opening its new main hospital building with much fanfare, Rush University Medical Center is suing the architect and engineer that developed it.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Black Footed Cat

Black-Footed Cat Born, Hand-Reared At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo announced this week that a black-footed cat has been born at the zoo for the first time ver.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Hull House Museum

Hull House Museum To Rent Out Art For Free

If you want to display contemporary art in your home, for free, there’s another option now besides letting your kids loose with fingerpaint on your walls.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Betty Loren-Maltese (left); James Laski; Scott Fawell (CBS)

Loren-Maltese, Laski, Fawell Advise Blago: Check Your Ego At The Prison Gate

Some well-known figures who were imprisoned for political corruption have sobering advice for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he prepares to spend 14 years behind federal bars.


Sue, T. Rex

Study: Field Museum’s Sue Was Bigger Than Anyone Realized

It turns out Chicago’s favorite Tyrannosaurus rex was much heavier than anyone knew.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

University Of Chicago

U Of C, Northwestern Make List Of Most Expensive College Programs

The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are among the country’s most expensive places for a college education.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

O'Hare International Airport

iPads To Replace Pilots’ Flight Manuals On United Airlines

Chicago-based United Airlines has begun replacing paper flight manuals used by pilots with with 11,000 iPads.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Best Coffee Houses In Chicago

Kraft To Cut Coffee Prices On Heels Of Folgers Maker

Another giant coffee maker is reducing retail prices.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Andy Shaw

Shaw: Transition Plan Will Keep Emanuel Accountable

The transition plan that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel unveiled this week is a blueprint for how he intends to change things at City Hall. Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association weighs in.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

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Groupon Ventures Into Real Estate

Chicago-based Groupon has found new “real estate” in the fiercely competitive daily deals industry.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2011

Jimmy John’s founder, Jimmy John Liautaud (Credit: CBS 2)

Jimmy John’s Considers Leaving Illinois

The sandwich chain is considering moving its corporate headquarters out of Illinois–as a result of the state’s business tax hike.


Block 37

Foreclosure Order Issued For Block 37 Mall

A judge has issued a foreclosure order that hands the Block 37 mall downtown over to a bank, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

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Inspector General Report Reveals Range Of Misdeeds

Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has released his quarterly report of investigations into alleged missteps and misdeeds.

WBBM Newsradio–10/19/2010

The worksite for the Chicago Spire skyscraper sits abandoned (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Foreclosure Suit Ends Dream Of Spire

The dream of a developer to build the Western Hemisphere’s tallest skyscraper in Chicago may have been extinguished.