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The coffee chain’s staffers, who organized with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 2021, secured a two-year deal.
Bridget Altenburg joins Skills For Chicagoland’s Future to lead the organization’s expansion to as many as 25 cities.
As automakers ponder dropping AM radio, and Congress considers stopping them, a look back on the technology’s deep roots in Chicago.
Journalists at two dozen papers in eight states walk off the job, demanding an end to cost cutting and leadership change at Gannett, owner of more than 200 daily papers.
Chicago is one of 19 U.S. metro areas taking part in the study of extreme heat in urban areas.
The hot dog and sausage company will invest $20 million to rehab the site, adding a second-floor office, first-floor retail space for other companies and an outdoor plaza.
AM radio has a decadeslong history in Chicago, but the industry faces the prospect of losing easy access to listeners in their cars.
More than 687,000 Illinois residents filed valid claims that their photo appeared on Google Photos between May 1, 2015, and April 25, 2022, in violation of state privacy laws.
The Illinois EPA expects to build nearly 350 new direct-current fast-charger ports through this program, funded with proceeds from a 2016 Volkswagen settlement.
After years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook hailed the arrival of its new headset that’s expected to cost in the $3,000 range.
A measure sent to the governor would let public agencies take action on vacant homes before they get lost in Cook County’s tax sale process.
Several in the group of about 40 vendors forced out of the mall have tried different means of remaining in business, but they say they feel isolated without one another.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said, ‘Bill was always a no-bulls---, honest and direct sounding board — whether we agreed or not.’
The newly renovated location largely relies on digital kiosks that let shoppers order items while an employee pulls the merchandise from behind a counter.
Naperville Bears? Team exploring move to the western suburb, fearing potential Arlington Heights stadium is ‘at risk’
The proposal from Naperville comes as talks with Arlington Heights have stalled amid disagreements between the team and surrounding suburbs about taxing and school districts. The Bears vowed to keep working with Arlington Heights but said “it is no longer our singular focus.”
The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs. Yet there were some mixed messages in the jobs figures as the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%.
State officials remembered Todd Maisch as an advocate for the business community who could find common ground between adversaries across political lines.
Mayor Brandon Johnson vows to appeal the ruling, defending the city’s decision to block Southside Recycling from opening on a site along the Calumet River.
Choose Chicago said that with high-profile events coming this summer, the city’s comeback from pandemic shutdowns remains on track.
Peoples Gas maintains that most customers’ bills would remain “largely flat” despite the $402 million rate increase they’re asking the Illinois Commerce Commission to approve.
Billionaire James Crown is asking CEOs to find jobs for thousands of people in the most dangerous parts of Chicago in an effort to cut the city’s murders to fewer than 400 a year within five years.
Employees of the online retailer walked out to protest a policy requiring corporate employees to return to the office three days a week and want its carbon footprint reduced.
It’s not just another case of political bickering, as money Americans get from a wide range of programs is at stake.
The landmark’s owner is wrapping up renovations designed to improve the building’s connections to the public and make it a more attractive place to work.
From heroes to ‘zeroes’: Cook County Health workers say they’re getting crumbs as jobs are filled with private contractors
About 100 Cook County Health workers and their supporters rallied in protest Friday outside Stroger Hospital.
Stalled Bears stadium talks create opening for Chicago mayor — if he’s willing to rewrite his playbook