Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and NorthShore University Evanston Hospital. (Credit: Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem)

Advocate, NorthShore Hospitals To Merge

Advocate 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.


Natural Gas Flame

Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9B

Illinois 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.


A view of an Office Max store. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Naperville-Based OfficeMax Agrees To Merger With Office Depot

The 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.


An American Airlines jet taxis past American Eagle jets at O'Hare Airport March 26, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. American Airlines canceled about 200 flights nationwide today so they could inspect some wiring aboard their MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Airlines, U.S. Airways Considering Merger

The move would create the country’s largest airlines.


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United Flight Attendants Ratify Labor Agreement

A new labor agreement has put United Airlines a step closer labor peace with all parties in the airline’s merger with Continental Airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Begins Push To Increase Tourism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans Wednesday to streamline efforts to bring more tourists and conventions to the city.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

United Airlines Plane

United Pilots: New Flying Procedures Could Be Dangerous

The union representing United Airlines pilots is suing to prevent new flying procedures set to begin this Friday, saying they threaten safety.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

iPhone 4

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.


File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

AT&T Merger With T-Mobile To Bring 4G To Most Of Illinois

One 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 Airlines Plane

United To Spend $500 Million To Upgrade Planes

United Airlines passengers will notice some major changes soon, after a half-billion dollar cabin makeover is through.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Two Chicago Area Hospitals Agree On Merger

Officials 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.



Chicago Tube And Iron Completes Merger With Olympic Steel

Romeoville-based Chicago Tube and Iron Company announced Friday it has completed a previously announced merger with Olympic Steel, Inc., with Olympic acquiring all of the outstanding shares of CTI.


Hospital Visit (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Delnor, Central DuPage Hospitals Complete Merger

The new health system will serve a west suburban patient population of more than 1 million.


Illinois State Senate

Illinois Senate OKs Treasurer-Comptroller Merger

Illinois senators have signed off on a proposal to allow voters to decide if the state should combine the two offices that handle state finances.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Midway Airport

AirTran Flight Attendants To Picket At Midway

AirTran flight attendants are heading to Midway International Airport this morning, bringing their gripes to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Governor Pushing For Merger Of School Districts

Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed a plan to merge the state’s current 868 school districts into no more than 300, a move aimed at saving $100 million.


United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek (Brett Coomer,Houston Chronicle/AP Photo)

United, Continental Complete Combination

(AP) – United and Continental closed the deal on Friday that will create the world’s biggest airline, although it will be months before it looks that way to travelers. By early 2012, travelers will see […]

CBS Chicago–10/01/2010