Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
A Wal-Mart unlike any other in the country opened Wednesday on Chicago's South Side.Wal-Mart Inc. officials in Chicago have a lot to celebrate. After years of controversy over employee wages and negotiating with the city and labor unions, they opened a new store today on the city's South Side.
Chicago mayoral hopeful Miguel del Valle has decent name recognition after serving four years as city clerk and, earlier, two decades as an Illinois state senator. He’s winning support in the race from some progressive activists.But he’s got a problem closer to home.