Companies and government agencies announced a lot fewer job cuts in Illinois last month compared with September. The latest job cuts data come from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a Chicago company that helps employers manage the process of laying off workers.
Two years ago the state of Indiana closed the Cline Avenue Bridge that runs through northern Lake County.It served as a convenient by-pass off the Indiana Toll Road through Hammond and East Chicago, moving traffic quickly to casinos and points south. But structural problems long dogged the brid
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to reform the city's tax increment financing program. The mayor called for transparency and accountability in the program, and for TIF dollars to only be spent as part of a larger, long-term economic plan.
The University of Chicago and the city have entered into an agreement that calls on the school to be a better South Side neighbor.The University, located in Hyde Park, has sometimes had a fraught relationship with surrounding neighborhoods.
(Photo by John Crouch)This past weekend, I traveled to Northwest Indiana for Easter. When doing so, I usually will suck up the tolls and take the Skyway. It's a faster route and you don't run into heavy traffic. That's why you are paying big tolls.