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Every Week Is Youth Violence Prevention Week

Toni Irving | Posted 06.08.2014 | Chicago
Toni Irving

When a typical week for young people nationwide between 10 and 24 years of age includes more than 90 homicides and over 13,000 emergency room visits due to assault, something is very wrong.

ADM Moving Headquarters To Chicago -- Without Tax Incentives

AP | SARA BURNETT and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Company announced Wednesday it is moving its global headquarters to Chicago, but said the agribusiness giant c...

Stock Up! Dominick's Closing Sales Expand To Booze

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago

Though bargain-hunting shoppers have already been swarming Chicago-area Dominick's grocery stores set to close by the end of the month for several day...

Joseph Erbentraut

Why This Guy Left His Six-Figure Job To Embrace The Unknown | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

It wasn't even a year ago when Brandon Knowlden, then working at the Chicago-based Cramer-Krasselt ad agency, says he stayed at work so late that he n...

Dominick's Layoffs Even Worse Than Previously Reported

Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

With Dominick's set to abandon the Chicago market by the month's end, the grocery chain announced Thursday that it will be laying off almost 500 addit...

Chicago's Own Pension Crisis Endangers City's Future

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — It's not the vision of a world class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray. More teachers losing their job...

11 Chicago-Area Dominick's Stores Will Become Mariano's

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

Eleven of the 72 Chicago-area Dominick's grocery stores set to close by the end of the year will be converted into Mariano's Fresh Market locations, a...

ADM Legislation Would Require Decatur Jobs

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland would be required to create new jobs in Decatur should the agribusiness giant recei...

Report: Macy's Will Open On Thanksgiving For The First Time Ever

Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago

Retail giant Macy's appears poised to open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155-year history, according to multiple reports the com...

Fate Of Dominick's Stores Unclear After Safeway Announces Chicago Exit

Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

After Dominick's-owning Safeway announced Thursday that it plans to exit the Chicago market entirely by early 2014 due to declining profits, the fate ...

Dominick's Owner Exiting Chicago Market By 2014

AP | Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment ch...

Women & Children First Feminist Bookstore For Sale

Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago

One of Chicago's most popular indie bookstores is for sale, according to reports published Monday. The owners of Women & Children First, 5233 N. Cl...

Potbelly Shares More Than Double In Nasdaq Debut

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Chicago

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of sandwich maker Potbelly more than doubled in their Nasdaq trading debut. The company's stock soared $18.33 to...

St. Louis Eyes Rival Chicago Over ADM Move

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- At opposite ends of Illinois, St. Louis and Chicago have famously parried for more than a century: St. Louis snatched the 1904 Olympics e...

How I Left a Dying Industry To Grow Others

Laurie Skurow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Laurie Skurow

If you asked me four months ago if I ever imagined going from a routine position at a large newspaper to one that is helping drive entrepreneurship amongst dozens of companies, I would say such a role doesn't exit.

The Lynchpin of Recovery

Shari Runner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Small Business
Shari Runner

As we move closer to the 2012 presidential election it is apparent that the future of our economy hinges on creating more successful small businesses, particularly in urban communities most in need of new jobs.

Tentative Deal Reached With Union In Caterpillar Workers' Strike

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Caterpillar Inc. has reached a tentative six-year deal with the union representing almost 800 striking workers at an Illinois plant th...

Joseph Erbentraut

Grocer Aims To Bring Locally-Grown, Healthy Food To Ukrainian Village | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

David Sommers and Gwen Harley most likely didn't grow up thinking they would one day open up a neighborhood grocery store. But after Sommers, a com...

Would New, Mayor-Endorsed Ordinance Help Food Trucks Flourish?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Last month, a group of Chicago aldermen introduced an ordinance touted to make it easier for food trucks to do business in the Windy City. With the se...

New Ordinance Could Make It Easier For Chicago Food Trucks To Do Business

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

The city of Chicago appears to be on the verge of, finally, legalizing mobile food trucks, even allowing for on-truck cooking. Alds. Tom Tunney (44...

TribLocal Announces Partnership With Journatic, Changes To Local Coverage

Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune's hyper-local online and print division, TribLocal, announced big changes stemming from a Tribune Co. investment in Chicago-based ...

How Chicago Is Becoming More Viable for Startups

Richard Komaiko | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago
Richard Komaiko

What brought our startup back to Chicago? Talent. That's right -- we had to leave Silicon Valley and come to Chicago to find talent. Popular wisdom says that the talent is all out in the Valley, but my experience suggests otherwise.

Skepticism of Green Marketing -- Big Trouble When Addressing Latinos

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The American Latino consumer community is a highly skeptical community, generally speaking, but one with deep cultural connections to the earth, to creative reuse and to conservation.

Airport Workers Fight For Job Security

Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago

Hundreds of workers from Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports will descend on City Hall Wednesday morning to attend a City Council meeting on the turn...

Lizzie Schiffman

Family Business Made It Big With Guardian Angel's Help | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- When Steve Koch moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Nebraska's design school, he had little more to his name than a r...