Shipping may seem an outdated mode of transportation, but it's still by far the most efficient way to transport bulk material. Each year, over 100 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone and other products travel through the Great Lakes navigation system by boat. Last November, radio producer Allison Swaim spent nine days aboard a bulk ore ship called the Calumet.
Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that by the end of 2013, it plans to have close to 50 Chicago stores with large offerings of fresh fruit and vegetables and other groceries. Walgreen plans to open the stores in communities that don't have many options for fresh produce.
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.
United Airlines announced Friday that the company is bringing 1,300 new jobs to Chicago. That caps off a topsy turvy week for Chicago business.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says this United Airlines news is just the beginning.
The financial arm of General Electric is announcing plans to bring 1,000 jobs to Chicago.At a press conference with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, officials from GE Capital said the expansion will nearly double the company's presence in the city.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
Each week on Venture, we trek out into the local business scene to see how wider economic trends are playing out on the micro-level. This week, we'll get unemployment rates for cities across Illinois.The state's been slowly adding jobs again, but the gains aren't spread evenly.