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Althea Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Industries, talks to CBS 2's Pam Zekman about allegations from clients that she charged them thousands of dollars for help starting small businesses, then didn't do the work she'd promised. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses

They wanted to start a small business or expand one, then they lost thousands of dollars to a Chicago company they paid to help them.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Some Call Health Care Ruling A Life Saver For Patients, Others Say It Will Destroy Business

The U.S. Supreme Court essentially upheld President Barack Obama’s health care plan Thursday, and Illinois political leaders and think tanks are alternately calling the ruling a guarantee for better health care, or a destructive stress on the economy.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and billionaire investor Warren Buffett attend the graduation ceremony for Goldman Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" program at Malcolm X College in Chicago on June 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Buffett, Goldman Boss Tout Small Business Program At Malcolm X College

You might think people who own thriving businesses know a thing or two about reading a balance sheet or creating jobs, but a program at one of the City Colleges of Chicago shows us you’re never too experienced to learn how to make even more money.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Illinois PIRG

Watchdog Group: Tax Shelters Cost Everyone Else Money

A local watchdog group says average Illinois taxpayers are carrying a heavier tax burden, because big corporations are sheltering much of their income in foreign countries.

WBBM Newsradio–04/12/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Emanuel Sets Up Program To Help Immigrant Business Owners

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with immigrant small business owners Thursday at a restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood, where he announced a public-private partnership to help small business growth in immigrant communities.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Businesses Seeking Loans Can Turn To City Treasurer

Small businesses looking for small amounts of money are not always worth the effort for big banks. But, as CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports, a little-known city program has been able to find them millions.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Small Business Owners Seek ‘Big, Bold Changes’ From State

A lobbying group for Illinois’ small business owners says it’s time for major reforms from state government to improve the state’s deteriorating business climate.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Court Case Graphic

Ohio Man Indicted For Swindling $300K From Churches, Businesses

An Ohio man has been indicted for swindling more than $300,000 from several churches and small businesses, including three churches in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel: Private Companies To Get Credit For Hiring Minority, Women-Owned Firms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced new steps to help female- and minority-owned firms and other small businesses in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

Carol Moseley Braun sat down for an in-depth interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Braun Seeks To Take Pulse Of Small Businesses

Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending much of this major shopping day visiting with retail merchants in various parts of the city.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2010