From Hotels To Retailers, Staffing Shortage Crisis Persists In Chicago -- And It's Affecting CustomersOur bars and restaurants aren’t the only ones impacted by a continued worker shortage - other businesses across Chicago are taking a hit that is already affecting customers.
Mayor Lightfoot's Proposal To Cut Off Retail Liquor Sales At 10 P.M. Does Not Sit Well With Some MerchantsA part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chi Biz Strong initiative is kicking off a firestorm of debate. The mayor is proposing a permanent 10 p.m. cutoff for alcohol sales at liquor stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores.
From LOFT Plus-Size Line To McDonald's Salads, COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led Some Brands To Discontinue Some Of Their OfferingsThe coronavirus pandemic has changed every part of our lives - from the big, important things, to something as simple as the salad you order for lunch.
Many Retailers Already Struggling With Shipping Delays As Holiday Shopping Season ApproachesThe Morning Insiders take us inside delivery issues hitting some businesses hard at time when they're already fighting to hang on.
Transactions With Stores During Pandemic Often Mean No Cash AllowedIf you’ve walked into a store and they didn’t want your cash, you’re not alone.
Sweetened Beverage Tax Set To Expire FridayThe County stopped collecting the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages as of Thursday.
Hearing On Cook County Sugary Beverage Tax DelayedThe Illinois Retail Merchants Association has filed a lawsuit against the county, calling the penny-an-ounce tax unconstitutional.
Leading Business Group Argues Against $15 Minimum Wage ProposalBusiness groups fought Wednesday in Springfield for a proposal to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15.
Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City CouncilMayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.
Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic BagsAldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.
Business Owners: Tax Internet Retailers To Keep Real Stores AliveLocal business owners are looking for a more level playing field, and are backing legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes too.
Governor Signs Law To Collect Online Sales TaxesInternet shoppers in Illinois will soon find themselves having to pay sales tax on some purchases they make online, under a new state law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday.
Poll Shows Emanuel With 58 Percent SupportOne week before Chicago's mayoral election, a new poll suggests there will be a clear and easy winner next Tuesday.