The playoff-bound White Sox arrived in Houston on Wednesday, ready to take on the Astros. But back on their home turf in the Bridgeport community, businesses are hoping the postseason hits a home run for their bottom lines. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Businesses Near Guaranteed Rate Field Hope For Boost From White Sox Being In PlayoffsThe playoff-bound White Sox arrived in Houston on Wednesday, ready to take on the Astros. But back on their home turf in the Bridgeport community, businesses are hoping the postseason hits a home run for their bottom lines. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Chicago Magnesium Casting Company Bringing Dozens Of Jobs To DixmoorDozens of new jobs are coming to south suburban Dixmoor.
Facebook Outage Has Serious Consequences For Small BusinessesFacebook and its platforms Instagram and What's App were down for some five hours Monday. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports on the damaging effect it had on small businesses that depend on them.
Argyle Street In Uptown Joins City's Efforts To Revive Business With Street Dining And FestivityStrategies have been renewed in Chicago to revive restaurants and bring back businesses that were hit by the pandemic – but is it going to work? CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Prospect Of A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Has Some Worried, Some Hoping To Cash InThe idea of a move to Arlington Heights by the Bears is getting mixed reviews in the northwest suburbs. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Be A Revenue Hit For ChicagoWhile the team will still be called the Chicago Bears if they move to Arlington Heights, the city itself will take a financial hit – as hotels and restaurants near Soldier Field see fewer customers. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
No Specifics From Mayor Lightfoot On Plans To Keep Bears From Moving To Arlington HeightsThe Chicago Bears have talked about moving to Arlington Heights numerous times going back decades, but this time, it’s different. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
United Airlines Plans To Fire 593 Unvaccinated WorkersChicago-based United Airlines plans to fire nearly 600 workers who didn't get their COVID-19 vaccination shots by the deadline Tuesday.
Workers At El Milagro Tortilla Factory Walk OutWorkers held a walkout Thursday at the popular El Milagro tortilla factory in Chicago.
Staffing Shortages Force Some Businesses To Limit Hours And CapacityOur 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. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Fast Food Staffing Shortage Is Forcing Dining Rooms To CloseA Buffalo Grove McDonald’s had to close its dining room because of a staffing shortage.
Urbanspace Finally Opens Food Hall On Washington Street DowntownAs more workers come back to the Loop, we're seeing more food options reopen.
Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Year's EndThe new figures came down Thursday from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Numbers are based off of business travel – including corporate or government hotel stays.
Synergy Foods Brings Vast Variety Of Fruits And Vegetables To BronzevilleExotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Many Retailers And Other Companies Are Amping Up Benefits To Attract Holiday Seasonal WorkersWe're already thinking about the holiday season, because many companies are already struggling to hire enough workers. So what is going to happen when they need to bulk up for the holidays? CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Back-To-Business Grants Program Set Up To Help Local Minority-Owned BusinessesA new pot of money has been made available for minority-owned businesses that took a major hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Businesses Hope End Of Federal Benefits Will Bring Workers BackRestaurant owners are hopeful, but those facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Businesses, Restaurants In Particular, Hope End Of Benefits Will Mean More Workers Will Come BackThis Labor Day, many industries are hoping people come back to work - with extra federal unemployment benefits officially having expired Saturday. CBS 2’s Tara Molina was told that while business owners in particular are hopeful, those still facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away - especially restaurants.
Restaurant Labor Shortage Continues As Workers Look For New CareersThe restaurant and bar industry has been hit by the Great Resignation in huge numbers, and we wanted to know why its workers are looking elsewhere. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Dozens Of Businesses Cited Or Given Warnings For Not Following Mask MandateThe city is cracking down on businesses that are accused of failing to follow the COVID-19 mask date. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports.
Lyft Driver Says He Was Banned Over Bogus Complaint And Can't AppealA Lyft driver is looking for answers after he said he was banned from the rideshare service over a bogus complaint. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
A Will County Restaurant Prepares For A Return To Indoor Masking In IllinoisGov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced that mandatory indoor masking will be returning statewide as a mitigation against COVID-19, and Doc's Smokehouse in Mokena is all ready. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
All 4 Remaining Chicago Area Disney Stores To CloseDisney is closing its four remaining Chicago area stores – including its Michigan Avenue location.
New Chicago Mask Mandate Is Not News Restaurateurs Were Hoping To HearEffective Friday, a mask mandate will be back in effect in Chicago for all indoor spaces, including gyms, stores, and restaurants. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, some businesses believe this step backward could be a big blow.