A coalition of union leaders is expected to meet with officials from the City of Chicago on Monday. The meeting comes after last week’s announcement by Mayor Emanuel that some 625 unionized employees may lose their jobs.
Richard Sears planted his roots in Chicago back in 1887 after hiring a watchmaker named Roebuck. After more than a century in business the famous Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog still offers pretty much everything, from tractors to high chairs. But the company may soon change location.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a proposed class action sex-discrimination law suit against Walmart. The plaintiffs allege company-wide policy reinforces gender stereotypes. Walmart disagrees.
Since his death March 16 at the age of 53, there’s been an outpouring of grief and praise for the late Chicago businessman James Tyree. Even President Barack Obama called Tyree a quintessential Chicagoan.Tyree grew up in Beverly on Chicago's South Side.
Gas prices are on the rise, with dire predictions that Chicagoans could soon pay $4 or more per gallon. According to the American Auto Association, the average cost per gallon in Illinois is $3.62. In 2010, it was under $3 a gallon. That price can make owning a car an impractical option for many.