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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Ohio man has been indicted for swindling more than $300,000 from several churches and small businesses, including three churches in Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced new steps to help female- and minority-owned firms and other small businesses in Chicago.
Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending much of this major shopping day visiting with retail merchants in various parts of the city.