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Police Sergeants Reject Rahm's Call For Pension, Health Care Changes

Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Sergeants' Association on Monday dealt Mayor Rahm Emanuel with a massive blow. The group overwhelmingly rejected -- by a vote of...

Chicago Named One Of The World's Most Economically Powerful Cities

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Chicago might have its fair share of fiscal problems, but the Windy City remains one of the world's most economically powerful cities in the world. ...

Local Ford Workers Reject New Contract, Strike May Lie Ahead

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Members of the United Auto Workers Union at the Chicago Ford auto plant on Thursday rejected a proposed contract that would add more than 1,100 new jo...

5 Reasons The Yuppies On The Brown Line Look So Depressed

Chicago Magazine | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

My former colleague Ben Joravsky found himself on the Brown Line the other day, and made an observation that I think many of you will find familiar: ...

PHOTOS: Barbershop Of Second Chances

Chicagomag.com | Chicagomag.com | Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

In Cicero, on 26th street, a paved vacant lot on one side, a chiropractor's office on the other, sits an unassuming barbershop with the unassuming nam...

Moo & Oink May Close Unless Buyer Found

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Moo & Oink Inc., a Chicago-based meat seller that has a history in the city dating back 150 years, may be forced to liquidate their assets and close u...

New Report: Chicago Home Prices On The Rise

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

While the real estate market continues to struggle toward recovery in Illinois and throughout the country, the most recent Standard & Poor’s/Case-Sh...

Realtor Group Admits They Overstated Chicago Home Prices

Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Association of Realtors, the state's largest real estate trade association, fessed up Monday to grossly overstating the median selling pr...

Olympics Loss Puts Daley On Defensive And Chicago Plans In Limbo

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's dream of an Olympics-sized stimulus was dashed when the 2016 Summer Games were awarded to Rio de Janeiro, and the loss amoun...

Chicago-Area Job Losses Rise, Highest Since '04

Crain's Chicago Business | Moneè Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Companies throughout the Chicago area reduced their payrolls in November by the most jobs in more than four years, government figures released Tuesday...

Chicago-Area Jobless Rate Now 6.9%

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The jobless rate for metropolitan Chicago rose in October to 6.9%, according to figures released Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Employment Sec...

Area Jobless Rate Slightly Lower

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago-area jobless rate fell in September, remaining above the national average but below statewide levels. The September unemployment rate for...

Daley Defends Budget Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ignoring sniping from all sides, Mayor Daley said today he's not about to soften the cuts in his tough-times 2009 budget because there's no money to p...

Economy Is Voters Biggest Concern: Tribune Poll

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For Brian Gerber of Wheeling, the economic anxiety afflicting a nation lumbering toward Election Day gained a very human face last week, and it was a ...

Ford To Cut 800 Chicago Jobs

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There will be more layoffs at an auto plant on Chicago's Far South Side. Ford plans to cut nearly 800 jobs at its factory at 103rd an...

Illinois Can't Pay Mounting Bills

Southtown Star | Doug Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois finished the first three months of its budget year in some of its worst financial shape ever, with a mountain of unpaid bills and record dela...