Chicago Enterprise

Chicago Enterprise is a weekly column about urban development trends and business decisions that shape the future of our region.

The Chicago Daily Times, a forebear of this paper, did its part to warn of those who wanted a Nazi America.
Whether it was serendipity or something else, a lot of things came together that led to a career at the Sun-Times.
In the year of a receding pandemic, many routines returned to normal, but there still were hot topics galore to cover.
Apartments are being leased, and retailers are moving into a new complex that promises to blot out some of the village’s bad memories.
The nonprofit incubator mHUB and battery manufacturer NanoGraf opened facilities in a part of town that’s evolving into an innovation center.
With vacancy rates rising and valuations falling hard, civic and business leaders are starting to talk about what can be done with office space few companies want anymore.
The agency promises to be “laser focused” over the next 18 months on its vacant single-family homes and smaller apartment buildings.
The Hoffman Estates property the that retailer’s headquarters occupied in 1992 is likely to get a drastic makeover as empty offices make way for cyberspace.
Overshadowed by national brands, the small local company sees more grocery distribution and other sales outlets, doing it all with a staff of four people.
The developer plans to begin building one of two towers at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive, with a financing deal that sets aside 20% of the units for low-income renters.
University is taking its case to the Evanston City Council after a city panel rejected concerts as part of an $800 million stadium proposal.
Religious organizations own substantial properties that sit empty or little used. Why aren’t they being opened to shelter people arriving in Chicago?
In the first sale of a downtown building in more than a year, buyer Menashe aims to be ready as tenants move or expand their space.
The CTA’s $3.7 billion plan to extend rail service to 130th Street overlaps rail service already in place.
Coming into the job four years ago as an appointee of former Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Maurice Cox sometimes rankled developers by pushing for better architecture and community benefits.
City planning officials have agreed to work with IBT Group on redeveloping properties that are part of the Central Manufacturing District.
Robert Bruno’s book “What Work Is” draws on how his students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign characterized their jobs and how they affect daily life.
Monday, the company will post job openings for the facility at 1260 N. Kostner Ave., which is expected to open in September, focusing on items “that people want and need in a hurry.”
City officials have received two responses to their call for investment at the former Aldi property on West Madison Street, hoping to energize the commercial block.
The projects in West Englewood and Pilsen are designed for families, helping fill what experts call an unmet need.