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The Far South Community Development Corp. is putting final touches on a housing proposal as it looks for other ways to improve the area.
River North restaurants have cut 20.2 hours per week, on average, since COVID hit. Restaurant owners cite reasons including inflation, lack of workers and changing consumer habits. But the biggest issue may be the sluggish return to workers downtown.
As part of citywide Small Business Saturday events, the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce rented trolleys to carry visitors along a route of local shops.
Winter activities at Gallagher Way have been expanded into the ballpark this year, with a bigger ice rink and carnival rides. Outside, the Christkindlmarket is back.
“Everything in this world needs transportation,” said Maggie Selagea, who got into trucking when the construction business she and her husband owned collapsed in the 2008 recession. “If this industry stops, that means that the world will stop.”
“You don’t have to go down to Michigan Avenue to shop, you can shop right here on the Southwest Side,” said Rodney Watt, director of development for the group organizing the event, now in its 10th year.
Experts say more people started holiday shopping weeks ago, with many taking advantage of early-bird discounts.
Resilience Healthcare and Ramco Healthcare Holdings are expected to assume control over operations of the hospitals by next week.
Online buying makes it easier for recalled items or counterfeit, unsafe toys to still end up in the hands of children, experts warn.
The company that manages McCormick Place has appointed Kelvin Moore to the post, succeeding industry veteran David Causton, who is retiring. Moore will be the first African American to hold the position.
The project is expected to start with two new satellite concourses, which will “dramatically expand the airport’s ability to accommodate aircraft of all sizes,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “This is a big deal for us.”
“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted.
The ruling followed a four-hour hearing in which a nearby resident’s plea to dismiss the proposal was denied.
The market, inspired by European Christmas markets, will operate until Christmas. More than 50 venders sell everything from ornaments to mechanized puzzles.
Swift posted a story Friday on Instagram expressing her anger and frustration over the hours spent by fans trying to buy tickets for her tour next year.
AAA forecasts about 2.7 million Thanksgiving travelers in Illinois. And yes, pie can be carried aboard airplanes.
Leaders of the union effort say most of the 330 workers it would represent have signed on, but museum officials want to see it put to a vote.
The YWCA honored Nykia Wright of the Chicago Sun-Times, Natalie Moore of WBEZ and Dr. Allison Arwady of the Chicago Department of Public Health for their efforts to empower women, fight racism, build community.
Local organizations and chambers of commerce will share $2 million to help retailers and artists set up shops around the city.
New owner of Twitter is demanding workers commit to an “extreme hardcore” work environment or be fired.
The family that owns the namesake cement company has spent almost two years trying to sell the idea of a 6 million-square-foot space under former steel mill land.
The habitat features temperature-regulated rocks, zip lines and pulleys that deliver meals in a way that allows for stalking and hunting behavior, and an enclosure that allows visitors a nearly nose-to-nose experience.