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Two lowest ranked Waukegan casino bidders slam hands dealt them by consultant ahead of key city vote

Aldermen in the north suburb will vote Thursday night on their preferred casino proposals.

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6 more medical pot shops granted licenses to sell recreational marijuana

Five of the licenses were issued to dispensaries operated by Cresco Labs, a major River North-based pot firm that operates in multiple states.

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Reilly proposes daily, weekly limits on purchase of e-cigarettes and other vaping products

A person could buy ‘no more than two electronic cigarettes and no more than eight individual refill pods,’ per day, no matter how many pods are in a package. Liquid nicotine would be limited to 125 milliliters.

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

The railroad service brings a little class to coach on short and long routes and more room to the sleepers.

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GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

The deal was hammered out after months of bargaining but won’t bring an immediate end to the strike by 49,000 hourly workers.

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Top Exelon exec retires amid federal investigation

Anne Pramaggiore exits company as it deals with subpoenas involving Sen. Sandoval.

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Single-room-occupancy hotel in Uptown due for a makeover

Zoning change allows conversion of the Lorali into apartments and retail space.

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Taco Bell recalls 2.3M pounds of seasoned beef from restaurants in Illinois, 20 other states

The company said metal shavings may have contaminated the beef.

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Lightfoot hopes to raise $25 million by getting tough on tax-delinquent businesses

City Comptroller Reshma Soni says data-sharing agreements with state and county will help Chicago cast a wider net for tax and fee delinquents doing business with the city

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As strikes loom, CPS parents may find few Park District options for their kids

More than 2,500 Chicago Park District employees may be striking at the same time as the city’s teachers. With that possible work stoppage on the horizon, the district is planning on scaling back resources and activities.

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Property where John Wayne Gacy killed most of his victims is on the market

Of Gacy’s 33 victims, 29 bodies were found buried in his home, which has since been torn down. The house built in its place is now for sale.

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Survey finds widespread unaddressed safety recalls in used-car sales listings

1 in 9 vehicles had an open recall, according to the examination of more than 2,400 for-sale listings at dealerships under the umbrella of AutoNation.

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Downtown office leasing hits a decade high, report finds

The third-quarter report from Cushman & Wakefield cites brisk activity in the West Loop and Fulton Market.

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Lightfoot floats casino, real estate transfer tax plans with Chicago delegation ahead of fall veto session

Mayor wants effective tax rate on a Chicago casino cut from 72% to 45%, with casino license jointly owned by the city and state. She also wants a graduated transfer tax on commercial real estate sales.

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Plans unveiled for proposed Matteson casino

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is part of the project, which would be built at Lincoln Highway and Harlem Avenue and include a high-end restaurant, food hall, 200-room hotel and a 36,000 square foot convention space.

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Makeup, beauty line has become a billion-dollar business for Huda Kattan

Her personality has been key in connecting to the public via social media, a major driver for her makeup known for its vibrant color and contouring popular among Arab women.

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Alderman stands his ground over Six Corners project

Ald. James Gardiner wants design changes, even if it invites a fight with the mayor.

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Number of ride-hailing drivers removed for sexual misconduct complaints on the rise

An Uber spokeswoman said a broadening of standards for what constitutes sexual misconduct, including asking a rider out on a date, helps account for a rise in drivers being fired for such behavior.

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Boeing CEO loses chairman title

In a statement, the Chicago-based company said Dennis Muilenburg would remain as president and work to "return the 737 MAX safely to service."

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Four firms vie to manage Thompson Center sale

The state of Illinois looks to shed costs by leaving the Helmut Jahn-designed building.

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Amazon plans 500 new jobs, new shipping center in Channahon

The facility will be more than 1 million square feet and employee pay will start at $15 an hour, Amazon said.

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Caught on tape: Ex-Ald. Danny Solis sought money from Jerry Reinsdorf group

With the FBI listening, the alderman brushed off an aide’s concerns that it might be a problem asking for campaign money from Bulls and White Sox owner’s development team that was seeking his help at City Hall.

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Lawmakers call on the Illinois Attorney General’s office to investigate MetroSouth closing

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush called the closure of MetroSouth "morally wrong and legally reprehensible."

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Iconic South Loop power station, facing wrecking ball, should be saved instead, preservationists say

Preservation Chicago hopes to find a developer for the old Union Station Power House, a monument to the city’s industrial past.

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Toys R Us teams with archrival Target to ramp up holiday online shopping

The move comes as the first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Houston, the other in Paramus, New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S.

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American pushes back expected return of its 737 Max planes

The airline said Wednesday it expects to slowly bring the plane back into its schedule starting Jan. 16, six weeks later than it had planned.

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A cool bit of Chicago history was found buried under this garage on the Northwest Side

"I was like, ‘What the heck is that?’" Soraya Zamora said of what she saw sticking out of the dirt after she had her garage demolished.

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$682M sale of Chicago pot company goes up in smoke, would have been largest deal in industry history

The sale of Loop-based Pharmacann to a California company will not go forward, but MedMen will still acquire more pot licenses in Chicago.

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Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Boeing’s 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March after two crashes.

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Powell sees cooler US hiring in possible hint of rate cuts

The Fed raised its benchmark short-term rate four times last year, ending at a range of 2.25% to 2.5%.

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Congress takes on ‘hidden fees’ at hotels and resorts; seeks more transparency upfront for travelers

Resort fees are mandatory charges that include a bundle of services guests have come to expect during a hotel stay. They’re labeled everything from resort fees to hotel fees to destination fees and more.

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Ladder maker WernerCo moves to Itasca

The new headquarters employs 135 people.