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Business Owners Talk About Triumphs, Challenges As National Black Business Month BeginsAugust is National Black Business Month – a time to choose and support Black-owned stores and other operations.
Business Owners Concerned Over Rising COVID-19 NumbersCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports area restaurant owners say the uptick in coronavirus cases could lead to more dining restrictions, hurting an industry devastated by COVID-19.
Boeing's Losses In The BillionsBoeing said COVID-19 has hurt demand for new planes.
Some Neighbors Object To Planned Greektown Marijuana DispensaryA marijuana dispensary in Greektown is not even open, yet it’s already getting hit with fines from the city. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Trade Show Losses At McCormick Place Amid Pandemic Has Cost Nearly $1.7 BillionMore than $1.5 billion – that is the impact the coronavirus has had just at McCormick Place this year. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Cork & Kerry Pushes Back After Being Shut Down By CityOne of the latest Chicago bars to be closed by city inspectors is Cork & Kerry, a South Side staple on Western Avenue. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
New Restrictions On Chicago Bars Starts At MidnightCBS 2's Jermont Terry reports some bar owners are scrambling to get temporary food licenses just to stay open.
Last Call For Guthrie's As Venerated Bar Closes Due To COVID-19Guthrie's in Wrigleyville is closing after 34 years in business, and there are concerns that many more bars in Chicago might not survive the coronavirus pandemic. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
No Fans In The StandsCBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports Friday is opening day for the Sox and Cubs, but not having fans in the stands may hurt nearby restaurants and other businesses that depend on that foot traffic.
Some Business Owners Say Retightened Chicago COVID-19 Rules Are DevastatingBars that do not serve food may no longer offer indoor service, and personal services requiring the removal of face masks will not be allowed, as the city retightens some rules amid an uptick in COVID-19 Cases. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Neighbors Want To Keep Marijuana Dispensary Out Of Gold CoastCity officials are set to decide if a pot shop can open up in the Gold Coast, right in one of the busiest parts of the city. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports, the neighborhood has teamed up against the plan.
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. And it is expected to become the norm, as CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Microsoft, LinkedIn Launch Job Training Initiative To Help People Acquire Skills During PandemicMicrosoft has launched a new program to help people get back to work.
United Airlines Announces Furloughs To Affect Tens Of Thousands Of EmployeesCBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports on the local and national impact those job losses will have.
Revival And Challenges On Main Street In Evanston Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ReopeningBusinesses across the Chicago area and the country are doing what needs to be done to keep operating.The goal is to survive the lean times, and if all goes well, to thrive again in the not-too-distant future. CBS News’ Adriana Diaz visited Main Street in Evanston to check it out.
Facebook Video Catches Wrigleyville Bar Violating Reopening RulesA Wrigleyville bar was caught on camera breaking the state and city’s reopening guidelines, and other bar owners and bartenders said they're worried the bar's bad behavior will end up costing everyone. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Kanye West's Yeezy Company Received Multimillion-Dollar PPP LoanCBS 2 has learned West’s fashion company, Yeezy, received millions from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, according to data from the U.S. Treasury’s Business Administration.
Delay In Marijuana Licenses Has Social Equity Applicants WorriedMore than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order delayed them. Now, those licenses meant to expand and diversify the industry could actually be forcing social equity applicants out. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Doctor On A Mission To Bring Temperature Scanners To Public Places In ChicagoDr. William Yates is leading the push to get temperature scanners in public places, and one of his first clients is the City of Chicago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Licenses On HoldThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street. But as CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, the opening comes after more licensing delays from the state for other planned dispensaries.
Blackbird Restaurant Closing PermanentlyThe Michelin-rated restaurant on Randolph Street is going out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazon Hiring For South Suburban Distribution CentersAmazon is now taking applications for two new distribution centers that will be opening in the south suburbs.
Co-Owner Of Alinea Group Wants Better Government Health Guidance For COVID-19 PrecautionsThe man behind one of the most successful restaurant groups in Chicago has a request businesses rarely make – for more government regulation. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Suspected Ponzi Scheme Operator Robert Walberg Dies SuddenlyA suburban money manager died mysteriously, leaving behind a trail of questions – since he was recently charged with fraud. His clients fear they'll never get their cash back, or get answers. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.

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