A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Evanston Becomes First Illinois City To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

Teens will no longer be able to buy smokes in the north suburb. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Hostess Twinkies. (Credit: Susanna Song)

More Than 100 Potential Buyers Interested In Hostess Brand, Bankrupt Bakery Says

The update on the sale process came as Hostess also received approval to give its top executives bonuses totaling up to $1.8 million for meeting certain budget goals to bring down costs during the liquidation.



Sun-Times Parent Company Buys Reader

The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has purchased the Chicago Reader, reportedly for slightly under $3 million.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Los Angeles Lakers

Group Led By Magic Johnson Wins Bid For L.A. Dodgers

A group led by Magic Johnson has won the bidding war to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

DePaul University

DePaul Buys Building On Children’s Memorial Campus

DePaul University will be taking over one of the buildings on the Children’s Memorial Hospital campus after the hospital moves from its Lincoln Park home.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Finalizes Order For 230 Planes From Indonesian Carrier

In the biggest order ever for a Chicago company, Boeing has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times Finalizes Sale To Investment Firm

The sale of the Chicago Sun-Times is a done deal.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

McDonalds's Near Wrigley

Ricketts Family Buys McDonald’s Across From Wrigley Field

The owners of the Cubs have purchased the lot directly across from Wrigley Field, where a prominent McDonald’s now stands.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011


Investment Firm Buys Historic Belden-Stratford Building

The historic Belden-Stratford building on Lincoln Park West has been sold to a Chicago investment firm.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Sam Zell

Report: Sam Zell To Buy Elysian Hotel In Gold Coast

Real estate mogul Sam Zell is reportedly paying $95 million to buy the Elysian Hotel in the Gold Coast.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

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Google To Buy Libertyville-Based Motorola Mobility

Google has struck a deal to buy Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels (AP Photo)

Reports: Ex-Tribune CEO To Buy Q101, The Loop

Former Chicago Tribune chief executive officer Randy Michaels is reportedly set to buy two high-profile local FM radio stations, on the heels of a new book that exposes some raunchy tales about Michaels’ conduct in Tribune Tower.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Walgreens To Buy Drugstore.com

Deerfield-based Walgreens will buy online retailer Drugstore.com for $429 million.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011


Google Makes Offer To Buy Groupon

Chicago-based Groupon could soon be part of the Google empire.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010