Kroger To Buy Roundy's Stores, Including Mariano's GroceriesThe $800 million merger with Milwaukee-based Roundy’s represents a relatively modest acquisition for Kroger, which has 2,623 supermarkets across the country, compared to 151 groceries for Roundy’s in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To MergeAdvocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem plan to join forces to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners, which would be the largest non-profit hospital system in Illinois.
Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9BIllinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.
Naperville-Based OfficeMax Agrees To Merger With Office DepotThe move would combine the No. 2 and No. 3 office supply retailer and lead to consolidation in an industry that analysts have said for years is overstored. It reflects the changing retail landscape as "big box" stores become outmoded and more people shop online.
American Airlines, U.S. Airways Considering MergerThe move would create the country's largest airlines.
United Flight Attendants Ratify Labor AgreementA new labor agreement has put United Airlines a step closer labor peace with all parties in the airline’s merger with Continental Airlines.
Emanuel Begins Push To Increase TourismMayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans Wednesday to streamline efforts to bring more tourists and conventions to the city.
United Pilots: New Flying Procedures Could Be DangerousThe union representing United Airlines pilots is suing to prevent new flying procedures set to begin this Friday, saying they threaten safety.
Madigan Joins DOJ Lawsuit To Block AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined the federal government Friday in its effort to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.
AT&T Merger With T-Mobile To Bring 4G To Most Of IllinoisOne of the nation’s largest cell phone providers is buying a smaller provider and it hopes to expand mobile broadband services to more of Illinois’ rural areas.
United To Spend $500 Million To Upgrade PlanesUnited Airlines passengers will notice some major changes soon, after a half-billion dollar cabin makeover is through.
Two Chicago Area Hospitals Agree On MergerOfficials for two Chicago area hospital systems say they've signed an agreement to merge, paving the way to create Illinois' largest Catholic-owned health care system.