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Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

Marijuana dispensary applicants drop lawsuit in the wake of 2nd chance for lottery
Marijuana dispensary applicants dropped a lawsuit against the state after getting a second chance to qualify for a license lottery

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

There's a new place to register to vote in Chicago: the ER
The effort to register as many voters as possible for the November election has expanded into a new, unlikely front: hospital emergency departments.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

Illinois residents can now apply for up to $400 from massive Facebook privacy settlement
Illinois Facebook users can apply to get between $200 and $400 from the social media company as part of a $650 million class-action settlement over alleged violations of a state privacy law.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

Byline Bank closing 20% of its branches
Byline Bank plans to close 20% of its branch network by early next year while investing in its online banking platform.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

WGN America's ‘News Nation,' which launched this month to tepid ratings, lands an interview with President Trump. ‘This puts us in the big time.'
Three weeks after launching to tepid ratings, WGN America's "News Nation" has landed an interview with President Trump that could raise the profile of the nascent cable newscast

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

From LA to Oslo, 12 cities — not including Chicago — pledge to divest from fossil fuel
Ten cities around the world on Tuesday joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to combat climate change.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

From portable air purifiers to ultraviolet wands that can sterilize glassware, restaurants are investing in safety. But will diners come inside during a pandemic?
Restaurants hoping to see the other side of the pandemic are pouring money into air quality upgrades and other safety features even as business remains devastated by COVID-19. As they burn through cash, these restaurants are counting on customers taking comfort in the changes and filling seats.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

From tabletop air purifiers to ultraviolet wands for sterilizing glassware, restaurants are investing in safety. But will diners come inside during a pandemic?
Restaurants hoping to see the other side of the pandemic are pouring money into air quality upgrades and other safety features even as business remains devastated by COVID-19. As they burn through cash, these restaurants are counting on customers taking comfort in the changes and filling seats.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

Chicago-based mall operator Brookfield to cut hundreds of employees; 20% of retail group workforce
Brookfield Properties is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 22, 2020

WGN America's ‘News Nation,' which launched this month to tepid ratings, interviews President Trump today. ‘This puts us in the big time.'
Three weeks after launching to tepid ratings, WGN America's "News Nation" has landed an interview with President Trump that could raise the profile of the nascent cable newscast

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

WGN America's ‘News Nation,' which launched this month to tepid ratings, said it will interview President Trump Tuesday. ‘This puts us in the big time.'
Three weeks after launching to tepid ratings, WGN America's "News Nation" has landed an interview with President Trump that could raise the profile of the nascent cable newscast

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Column: Group says it's near deal to buy Emmett Till house and turn it into museum
A plan to transform the South Side house of civil rights icon Emmett Till into a museum appeared closer to reality Monday when the head of a nonprofit revealed her group is near a deal to buy the brick two-flat.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death could mean for more than 800,000 Illinois residents with Obamacare
The future of the Affordable Care Act — under which hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents gained health insurance — just became murkier with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Massive 3.5-acre rooftop deck opens at Old Post Office. Here's what it looks like.
The Old Post Office has opened the nation's largest private rooftop deck, giving office workers in the riverfront behemoth 3.5 acres of outdoor space to spread out during the coronavirus pandemic. The rooftop deck, which cost $19 million to build, opened Monday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

West-to-north ramp on the Jane Byrne Interchange set to reopen this week
The rebuilt west-to-north ramp on the Jane Byrne Interchange will reopen Wednesday, weather permitting, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

The Old Post Office opens nation's largest private rooftop deck
The Old Post Office has opened the nation's largest private rooftop deck, giving office workers in the riverfront behemoth 3.5 acres of outdoor space to spread out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Founder of GM electric truck partner Nikola quits, rejects fraud allegations
A report from Hindenburg Research from Sept. 10 said Nikola's success was "an intricate fraud" and based on "an ocean of lies" including a video showing a truck rolling downhill to give the impression it was cruising on a highway, and stenciling the words "hydrogen electric" on the side of a vehicle that was actually powered by natural gas.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Rival marijuana companies jockey for West Loop marijuana shop sites
Rival marijuana companies NuEra and Dispensary 33 are vying for recreational licenses across the street from each other in the West Loop — too close for state regulations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Rival marijuana companies jockey for West Loop marijuana shop sites.
Rival marijuana companies NuEra and Dispensary 33 are vying for recreational licenses across the street from each other in the West Loop — too close for state regulations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Nearly 9 million eligible Americans may miss out on $1,200 stimulus checks, GAO warns
The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, said that possibly 8.7 million or more individuals eligible for the economic impact payments have yet to receive those payments because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 21, 2020

Chicago Zoning board OKs proposed NuEra dispensary, setting up a battle for West Loop marijuana shop sites
Rival marijuana companies NuEra and Dispensary 33, which are vying for recreational licenses across the street from each other in the West Loop, took their cases to the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals Friday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 20, 2020

Judge delays Trump administration's restrictions on messaging app WeChat
In a ruling dated Saturday, a judge in California said the government's actions would affect users' First Amendment rights as an effective ban on the app removes their platform for communication.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 19, 2020

Trump backs proposed deal with TikTok where app would partner with Oracle and Walmart
Trump said the proposed deal will result in a new company likely to be based in Texas and under the control of U.S.-based Oracle and Walmart.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 19, 2020

New CDC study highlights threat of coronavirus spread on lengthy flights
A single airline passenger unknowingly sickened with coronavirus managed to infect 15 other people aboard the 10-hour trip to Vietnam, highlighting the dangers of travel amid the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

Illinois receives $1.3 billion from FEMA for $300 in weekly federal jobless benefits authorized by President Trump
Illinois receives $1.3 billion from FEMA for the $300 in weekly federal jobless benefits authorized by President Trump

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

City O'Hare debt document indicates COVID-19 could delay huge airport terminal revamp
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the number of airline passengers using O'Hare International Airport could delay completion of the massive airport terminal modernization project, city officials acknowledge in a recent document.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

University of Illinois at Chicago nurses and service workers march downtown as part of days-long strike
Hundreds of University of Illinois Hospital nurses and University of Illinois at Chicago service workers who are on strike marched downtown on a chilly Friday morning to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office, asking the governor for solidarity as they negotiate contracts with the hospital and university.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

Adult obesity rates are up nationwide, and the COVID-19 pandemic could push the rate higher, new report finds
Adult obesity rates in Illinois stood at 31.6%, with higher rates among Black and Latino adults, and food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic could put more American at risk for obesity in the future, a new study published Thursday found.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

Column: A renowaned Indian architect gets a Chicago showcase as Lincoln Park gallery celebrates Doshi's humanistic designs
A newly opened exhibition in Chicago celebrates the humanistic designs of Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, his nation's first winner of the field's most prestigious honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

Column: A renowned Indian architect gets a Chicago showcase as Lincoln Park gallery celebrates Doshi's humanistic designs
A newly-opened exhibition in Chicago celebrates the humanistic designs of Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, his nation's first winner of the field's most prestigious honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

WeChat usage, TikTok downloads to be banned in the US starting Sunday, Trump administration announces
The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 18, 2020

TikTok, WeChat usage to be banned in the US starting Sunday, Trump administration announces
The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

After 98 years in business, Southport Lanes will close in late September
Southport Lanes has lasted nearly a century by evolving, at various times serving as a tavern, bowling alley, speakeasy, brothel and illegal off-track horse betting venue. But the Lakeview institution, which opened not long after another pandemic, couldn't survive COVID-19. It will close for good Sept. 27.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

Striking workers accuse University of Illinois at Chicago of violating Chicago's minimum wage law
Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are on strike have filed 20 complaints with the city, alleging the university is paying them below Chicago's $14 per hour minimum wage.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

Striking workers accuse University of Illinois at Chicago of violating city's minimum wage law
Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are on strike have filed 20 complaints with the city, alleging the university is paying them below Chicago's $14 per hour minimum wage.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

Southport Lanes has been a speak-easy, brothel, gambling den and bowling alley. One thing the Lakeview institution is not: A COVID-19 survivor.
Southport Lanes in Lakeview has lasted nearly a century, but the Chicago institution, which opened not long after another pandemic, couldn't survive COVID-19. It will close for good Sept. 27.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

By the numbers: A snapshot of Chicago's economy six months into the pandemic
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area jobs were lost, consumer spending dropped 43%, and over half of temporary business closures became permanent.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

Cards Against Humanity sells Chicago Board Game Cafe; restaurant will reopen next month under new name
The Chicago Board Game Cafe, opened by Cards Against Humanity in February only to be shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, has been sold to a Toronto firm and will reopen next month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 17, 2020

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US, even as unemployment claims fall
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. In Illinois, first-time claims for benefits totaled 23,339 last week, down from 25,478 a week earlier.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Chicago-based tofu producer halts production after FDA inspectors allegedly find rats, other food safety violations
Fortune Food Product, a Chicago-based producer of soy products and bean sprouts, has agreed to stop production after federal inspectors allegedly witnessed live rodents and other food safety violations at the East Pilsen facility.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Illinois racing board grants 2021 race dates to Arlington International despite uncertainty over track's future
The racing board approved a 68-date thoroughbred meet for Arlington International Racecourse next year, despite concerns the track's owner, Churchill Downs, may pull up stakes and abandon Illinois racing

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Neighborhood shops used to think it wasn't worth the hassle to sell online. Now they can't afford to ignore it.
Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. Now, they're venturing onto Amazon's turf.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing small stores across Chicago to try being tiny Amazon rivals. ‘The old world doesn't exist anymore.'
Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. Now, they're venturing onto Amazon's turf.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing small stores across Chicago to try online retail, but ‘we're not Amazon'
Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. Now, they're venturing onto Amazon's turf.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Federal Reserve plans to keep interest rates near zero at least through 2023
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the economic outlook still remains highly uncertain and depends heavily on the ability of the U.S. to get control of the pandemic. "A full economic recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to re-engage in a wide variety of activities," Powell said.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign that targeted more than 100 companies
The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Wisconsin Dells' Tommy Bartlett water ski show, closed by coronavirus, is shutting down for good
The Tommy Bartlett Show in Lake Delton had to cancel this year's season, it's 70th, and can't recover from the loss of revenue.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Chicago's architectural biennial keeps the city at the forefront of design. But will it be held in 2021?
Will there be a Chicago Architecture Biennial next year at this time? Even if you've never attended the biennial, which bills itself as North America's largest survey of contemporary architecture, you have a stake in the answer.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Kohl's to cut 15% of office jobs due to coronavirus-related slump
Department store chain Kohl's, whose sales have been hurt by the pandemic, said it will cut 15% of its office workers to save money.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line announces 2 more ships leaving fleet
Carnival Cruise Line announced another two ships leaving its fleet in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic walloped global economy, but OECD says it's not as bad as it first feared
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report that the world's gross domestic product is projected to decline by 4.5% this year — less than the 6% plunge it had predicted in June.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

More than 1,000 former ITT Tech students in Illinois may have $9.4 million in loans forgiven
More than 1,000 former Illinois students at the defunct for-profit college ITT Technical Institute could be eligible to have more than $9.4 million in student loans forgiven, according the state's attorney general's office.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 16, 2020

737 Max probe: House panel blames crashes on ‘horrific culmination' of failed oversight, design flaws and Boeing inaction
A House committee issued a scathing report questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized the problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Illinois sports bets top $52 million in July; online wagering gains traction as NFL season kicks off
Sports betting in Illinois, which closed one week after it opened in March due to the COVID pandemic, generated more than $52 million in wagers during July, its first full month of action. With the NFL season underway and a number of online platforms going live, sports betting may be ready to take off.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Illinois officials say more than 1,000 former ITT Tech students could be eligible for $9.4 million in loan forgiveness
More than 1,000 former Illinois students at the defunct for-profit college ITT Technical Institute could be eligible to have more than $9.4 million in student loans forgiven, according the state's attorney general's office.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Kraft Heinz will cut $2 billion in costs, reinvest in iconic brands like Heinz ketchup and Lunchables
Kraft Heinz plans to cut $2 billion in costs over the next five years and put the savings into marketing brands with the highest potential for growth, part of a reorganization the legacy food maker hopes will make it more relevant to consumers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Chicago Reader to become a nonprofit in bid to stay afloat amid steep ad declines
The Chicago Reader, a free alternative newspaper that publishes every other week, is becoming a nonprofit.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Some JPMorgan Chase traders catch COVID-19 as bank pushes to reopen offices
A number of JPMorgan Chase traders have been sent home after employees tested positive for COVID-19, less than a week into the bank's push to start bringing its workers physically back into the office.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Metra launches $1 million ad campaign to lure commuters back
Metra is launching a $1 million ad campaign touting its daily cleaning efforts to lure commuters back on trains during the pandemic

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

American Airlines will put fewer flight attendants on some of its bigger jets
American will drop two flight attendants from its three-class Boeing 777-300 jets, giving it 11 flight attendants for the plane with about 304 seats. American's Boeing 777-200 and 787-900 jets will go from 10 to nine flight attendants. Meanwhile, transcontinental service on Airbus A321 planes will lose one of its six flight attendants.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Wrigleyville struggles to stay open during pandemic without Cubs crowds
All over Wrigleyville — the quirky neighborhood that surrounds Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs — they are counting pennies, searching for help and dreaming of a return to normalcy.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Kraft Heinz will cut $2 billion in costs and will reinvest in its brands
Kraft Heinz plans to cut $2 billion in costs over the next five years and put the savings into marketing brands with the highest potential for growth, part of a reorganization the legacy food maker hopes will make it more relevant to consumers.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Molson Coors teaming with Yuengling to expand Pennsylvania brewer's distribution
Yuengling announced a joint venture with Molson Coors on Tuesday to break out beyond its traditional 22-state distribution area in the East.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $64M in August, marking a new record
Marijuana shops in Illinois sold nearly $64 million in recreational weed during August, topping the previous record set in July by more than $3 million.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Illinois recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $64 million in August, marking a new record
Marijuana shops in Illinois sold nearly $64 million in recreational weed during August, topping the previous record set in July by more than $3 million.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

No Charmin, but Petalo: Pandemic shortages put Mexican toilet paper in US stores
Supply chain experts expect the Mexican and other foreign-made toilet paper to be on store shelves only temporarily, until U.S. manufacturers catch up with demand.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 15, 2020

Lego sells 70 billion plastic bricks a year, but now at least some will come in paper bags
Danish toymaker Lego said Tuesday will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Illinois marijuana tax revenue up in August
Illinois collected $19.3 million in tax revenue during August on recreational marijuana sales, up 38% from July, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Chicago rabbi facing criminal charges, accused of Ponzi scheme that allegedly defrauded Holocaust survivor
A Chicago rabbi has been indicted on federal charges alleging he defrauded at least 75 people out of approximately $23 million in a Ponzi-style scheme purporting to purchase and operate nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

More than 4,000 University of Illinois health system workers go on strike
More than 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and its medical schools went on strike after failing to reach a contract with the hospital.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

More than 4,000 University of Illinois health system workers go on strike, joining nurses, in second walkout in less than a week
More than 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and its medical schools went on strike Monday after failing to reach a contract with the hospital.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Column: Downtown Chicago is down, but don't count it out
Downtown Chicago has been hammered by the pandemic, but don't count it out, Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin writes.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Chicago installing protected bike lanes along busy Milwaukee Ave route
Chicago is installing new protected bike lanes along Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square with raised curbs and posts to accommodate increasing bike traffic and reduce accidents

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Chicago installing protected bike lanes along busy Milwaukee Ave. route
Chicago is installing new protected bike lanes along Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square with raised curbs and posts to accommodate increasing bike traffic and reduce accidents.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Delta taps SkyMiles to raise funds, joining United and American in relying on frequent flyer programs
Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

TikTok has picked Oracle as a US tech partner. What does that even mean?
Here are the answers to seven big questions about the Oracle-TikTok deal, including what it may mean for users of the popular app.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

More than 4,000 University of Illinois Hospital workers go on strike in second walkout in less than a week
More than 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and its medical schools went on strike Monday after failing to reach a contract with the hospital.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Amazon to hire 5,600 Chicago-area workers in hiring binge, will pay signing bonuses up to $500
Amazon announces 5,600 job openings in the Chicago area as part of its plan to offer employment to 100,000 more workers nationwide. The company said new hires will help pack, ship or sort orders, working in part-time and full-time roles.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Is the Boeing 737 Max now safe to fly? Here's a look at the jet's past problems and future challenges.
Chicago-based Boeing has one glimmer of a silver lining left for 2020: The 737 Max may finally fly passengers again. Boeing could get the FAA's green light sometime next month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Amazon to hire 5,600 Chicago-area workers in latest hiring binge, will pay signing bonuses up to $500
Amazon said it will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said it needs the people at the 100 new warehouses, package sorting centers and other facilities it's opening this month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 14, 2020

Amazon to hire 100,000 more workers, will pay $1,000 signing bonuses in some cities
Amazon said it will hire another 100,000 people to keep up with a surge of online orders. The company said it needs the people at the 100 new warehouses, package sorting centers and other facilities it's opening this month.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 13, 2020

TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft in Trump-forced sales bid
The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its preferred suitor to buy the popular video-sharing app, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 12, 2020

Six months into the pandemic, downtown Chicago is a humbled giant. Can it get back on its feet?
Six months after the COVID-19 pandemic first shook Chicago, the city's once-mighty downtown is taking only tentative steps toward recovery. But Chicago has dealt with setbacks before.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 12, 2020

More than 800 nurses at University of Illinois Hospital go on strike
More than 800 nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics went on strike today, after months of failing to reach a contract agreement with the hospital.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 12, 2020

More than 800 nurses at University of Illinois Hospital go on strike; hospital put on ambulance bypass
More than 800 nurses at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics went on strike today, after months of failing to reach a contract agreement with the hospital.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

New Naperville grocery store confirmed as Amazon Fresh, will offer way to skip checkout line
A recently installed sign heralds the official arrival of an Amazon Fresh grocery store in Naperville.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

Incoming WBEZ CEO withdraws following investigation into ‘recent turmoil' at her former Washington station
Incoming WBEZ CEO Andi McDaniel has withdrawn her acceptance of the position following an investigation into "personnel turmoil" at her former public radio station in Washington.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

Judge bars some University of Illinois Hospital nurses from striking Saturday
A Cook County judge ruled 525 nurses who work in critical care units at the University of Illinois Hospital and its clinics can't participate in a planned strike Saturday because it would endanger patients' safety.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

Intended to goose the economy, President Trump's payroll tax ‘cut' fizzles
With congressional negotiations stalled over a new round of pandemic aid, President Donald Trump has floated the idea of acting alone to stimulate the economy before the November election.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

They're still working. They're still healthy. But they're still scared. What the past six months have been like for Chicago's essential workers
When the streets emptied of people six months ago, a new class of heroes emerged. How are those drivers, grocery clerks, janitors and other essential workers who had to keep showing up to work during the shutdown doing six months later?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

They're still working. They're still healthy. But they're still scared. What the past six months have been like for essential workers.
When the streets emptied of people six months ago, a new class of heroes emerged. How are those drivers, grocery clerks, janitors and other essential workers who had to keep showing up to work during the shutdown doing six months later?

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

Northwestern Memorial looks to expand into southwest suburbs with Palos Health merger
Northwestern Memorial and Palos Health have signed a letter of intent to merge the two health systems, pending board and regulatory approval.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

CTA expands online tool to let riders know when buses and trains get too crowded
CTA "L" passengers can see how crowded trains are before boarding to allow for social distancing measures recommended to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 11, 2020

Will airlines get more aid? Time is running out, unions warn. 40,000 workers face furloughs or layoffs.
Airline unions are betting that Democrats and Republicans will break their current stalemate and approve another virus relief package, that it will include billions more for the airlines, and it will happen before furloughs take effect in three weeks.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

Illinois AG files lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juice Man
The Illinois attorney general sued e-cigarette maker Juice Man on Thursday, alleging deceptive marketing practices aimed at enticing youth.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

Money for $300 unemployment boost to run out — with no extension in sight
The temporary $300-a-week unemployment insurance boost implemented by President Donald Trump is about to end.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

CTA expands tool to let passengers know when buses and trains get too crowded
Starting Thursday, CTA passengers can see how crowded trains are before boarding to allow for social distancing measures recommended to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

Illinois' COVID-19 positive test rate down but hospitalizations rising; Pritzker announces funding to connect unemployed residents with training and jobs
The percentage of positive coronavirus tests appears to be trending downward in Illinois after rising for much of the summer, but state officials remain concerned about stubbornly high positivity rates in certain regions as well as rising hospitalizations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

State COVID-19 positive test rate down but hospitalizations rising; Pritzker announces funding to connect unemployed residents with training and jobs
The percentage of positive coronavirus tests appears to be trending downward in Illinois after rising for much of the summer, but state officials remain concerned about stubbornly high positivity rates in certain regions as well as rising hospitalizations.

Chicago Tribune Business News
Sep 10, 2020

Scarcity of raw material still squeezes N95 mask makers
Shortfalls of medical N95 respirators — commonly referred to as N95 masks — and other gear started in March, when the pandemic hit New York. Pressure on the medical supply chain continues today, and in "many ways things have only gotten worse," the American Medical Association president, Dr. Susan Bailey, said in a recent statement.

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