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CPS considers automatic ban on school deals for businesses barred from getting city contracts

The newly seated Chicago Board of Education is set to vote on its inspector general’s plan to close a loophole that allows hiring companies City Hall or sister agencies have banned.

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Peoples Gas’ plan to replace all pipes in Chicago could cost consumers much more

The utility, which acknowledges its original estimate was way off-base, comes in for sharp criticism in a new report by a consumer group.

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Ford finishes a billion-dollar Chicago expansion

500 new hires and advanced equipment have prepared its oldest factory for more SUV production.

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What did they hand out at funeral for longtime Fannie May candy dipper Georgia Sheehan? Chocolates, of course.

She often made the chocolate-covered cherries, but ‘Carmarsh’ caramel-marshmallow treats were her favorites.

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Once angered by Lucas Museum debacle, Hobson takes city leadership post

Some may be surprised that Lightfoot on Thursday announced she was naming Mellody Hobson vice chair of World Business Chicago, the public-private agency that works for job growth, particularly from corporate relocations.

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Ikea workers organize with Machinists union

The vote covers 186 workers at sites in Joliet and Minooka.

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Toys R Us plans return for holiday season

A year after the closing of all of its stores, Toys R Us will be opening new stores with a new look.

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Obstetrics unit closing at South Side hospital

The Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center board of directors has voted to close the unit, citing lack of demand and "high fixed costs."

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Churchill Downs majority owner of Rivers Casino, but regulators asked to review drop in women, minority investors

Gaming board officials confirmed this week the transaction was finalized June 4, despite the fact that there had been no stock sales to women and minority investors, something that had been a statutory condition of granting the original license in 2008.

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Payless, CVS, others face store closings in 2019

In 2018, about 5,500 stores closed. This year’s closings may top that.

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Casino owner, others with gambling-industry ties helped Lori Lightfoot become mayor

But Lightfoot says campaign money and personal relationships will play no role in Chicago casino and other key decisions.

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Chicago’s red-hot apartment market is cooling just a tad, analysts say

A report said rent hikes and new units are still coming but at a slower pace.

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Rush University’s inpatient youth mental health unit closing for good

A spokesman for the West Side hospital cited a lack of demand for services.

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Where is dead Bridgeport banker’s yacht?

The feds are trying to recover lost millions after the 2017 failure of clout-heavy Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

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Fact-check: Brady’s attack on graduated income tax flat out wrong on time frame and income level

PolitiFact rates claims based on the words people speak. Corrections by his staff aside, Brady not only referred to the state’s most recent tax increase and not the 2011 hike but also twice mentioned middle-income families in his remarks.

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Your credit card rewards can pile up with these 5 ‘stacking’ tips

Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these expenses — but you can also combine those rewards with other money-saving strategies to help you hang on to even more of your cash.

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Group wants to block work on Lincoln Yards project

Lawyers for the city, Grassroots Collaborative and Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education are expected to discuss the motion for a preliminary injunction at a hearing July 3.

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Thinking of buying a home? 5 reasons to keep renting

Although homeownership can offer financial benefits like equity, appreciation and tax deductions, renting allows for more mobility and financial flexibility.

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US-China trade war could affect your holiday fireworks

If President Trump increases tariffs on imports from China, fireworks may be in scarce supply for major holidays.

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Flying car startups aim to begin test flights as early as next year

Uber is among one of several companies making plans for flying cars in the near future.

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Chicago’s Old Town Ale House makes list of best dive bars in America

Big 7 Travel ranks the Ale House 11th in the country.

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Chicago River architecture tour second only to Vatican in popularity, travel website says

TripAdvisor released the Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences on Tuesday.

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Fifth Third Bank closing 44 Chicago-area branches

The consolidation results from its acquisition of MB Financial.

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Hundreds of former ITT Tech students to get debt relief

About 500 students in Illinois were left with worthless degrees and heavy student debt after ITT Tech filed for bankruptcy in 2016, according to the Illinois attorney general’s office.

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Google Calendar down on desktop computers due to outage

Users trying to access Google Calendar from their computers instead received a "Not Found Error 404" message.

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From K-Cups to beef ramen, here’s some surprising pot products you’ll be able to buy soon

There will be a variety of ways you’ll be able get high when marijuana is fully legalized next year.

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Developer who saved Medinah Temple buys it again

Albert Friedman needs to replace Bloomingdale’s in the River North landmark.

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Target back online after computers crashed, unleashing #TargetDown

Target stores in Chicago and around the country suffered a computer malfunction Saturday afternoon, leading to long wait times.

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What you should know about the electric scooters launching Saturday

10 companies will have 250 scooters each available to rent. Here’s how you do it and what you need to know.

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Chicago’s best future might be a train stop away

Downtown is going to be the major generator of new jobs for the foreseeable future. For the first time in the modern era, more than half of the city’s jobs are downtown.

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Left in the lurch by Argosy University’s sudden closure, students to graduate from National Louis instead

Nearly three dozen students from the now defunct for-profit school will receive their doctorate degrees Saturday.

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FDIC wants $14.5 million from dead Bridgeport banker’s estate over massive fraud

Feds blast John F. Gembara’s handling of clout-heavy Washington Federal Bank for Savings, saying he gave no-collateral ‘loan advances’ without expecting repayment.