Jewel-Osco Owner Agrees To Buy Rite-Aid PharmaciesThe deal will create a new company with about $83 billion in annual sales, and 4,900 stores nationwide.
UW President Wants To Merge Four-Year, Two-Year CampusesUniversity of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is proposing merging the state's two-year schools with its four-year campuses in effort to boost enrollment.
CPS Recommends Merger Of Ogden, Jenner SchoolsCPS officials have yet to draft a transition plan, but parents believe it will include splitting grades between the schools.
Referendum To Merge Naperville With 3 Other 'Burbs Appears DeadThe originators of the referendum drive have not come forward, which some find sinister. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
Saucedo Parents Stage Sit-In To Protest Co-Location With Spry High SchoolOutraged parents staged a sit-in overnight at a Little Village elementary school to protest a planned merger with a neighboring high school.
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.