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Mayor’s office has taken a step towards leasing Midway Airport. Emanuel says it will be different from Daley’s failed deal in 2008. But the city can expect pushback from Chicagoans wary of privatization deals.
American Express and the U.S. Small Business Administration are urging Americans to remember local businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The Better Business Bureau is warning online shoppers to beware scammers this “Cyber Monday.”
Democrats won four Congressional seats on Tuesday and redistricting played a role in their success.
Both Republicans and Democrats say the road to win the U.S. House goes through Illinois. One stop is in the 10th district.
Chicago is moving in the right direction with its proposed 2013 budget. That’s according to the Civic Federation, a 118 year old nonpartisan budget watchdog group.
The City Council unanimously approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s all-new Ethics Board on Wednesday.
Three new programs target advanced manufacturing, information technology and culinary and hospitality industries
Apart from some post-debate jabs over each other’s business bona fides, Dold and Schneider stuck to the normally contentious issues: gay marriage, guns and, of course, taxes.
Overall, Cubs tickets prices will drop 2 percent next year. Tickets for bleacher seats will drop 10 percent.
D.C.-based watchdog group says the CTA may have collected up to $150 million in federal funds by “over-reporting” the number of miles its buses drive over the last 30 years.
In rebuke to mayor’s hand-picked sessions, some aldermen held a public budget hearing.
Members of the city council’s progressive caucus announce 3 open meetings to discuss city budget with residents.
Store owners say new tax would just push sales outside Cook County.
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle says the county is considering a tax on guns and ammunition, much to the chargin of gun rights groups.
Four years ago, there were about 2.9 million registered voters in Cook County. This time around, there are about 2.7 million.
Truck-manufacturer Navistar is analyzing its “manufacturing footprint” in an effort to cut costs.
American Unity, a self-described pro-gay Republican Super PAC, is spending $500,000 on ads attacking Democratic candidate Bill Foster.