| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:00 PM
A half-empty former shopping mall in Eldersburg will be remade as a Walmart-anchored plaza under plans announced Monday by owner Black Oak Associates.
In a move long awaited by many in the community, the Owings Mills-based developer will spend $50...
| Feb 17, 2013
When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies.
In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Stores are falling over themselves this holiday season to lure shoppers in with deals like matching online prices, extending layaways, and even making their own tablets.
What that means for shoppers is likely the best season of discounts in years.
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of several struggling big-box retailers, is splitting off more than 1,000 Hometown, Outlet and hardware stores as a separate, public company.
The spinoff will affect 1,238 stores total. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc....
| Apr 1, 2012
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:38 PM
The state's working poor will save a bit more on taxes as a result of a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The measure increases the earned income tax credit. The Democratic governor requested the relief to provide a counterbalance to the tax...
| Sep 30, 2012
On the eighth floor of the Daley Center, behind a locked metal door, is a narrow room known as the vault.
Within its walls reside files that Cook County Circuit Court judges have ordered hidden from the public, something they have done hundreds of...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of the earliest members of the S&P 500, is being kicked out of the index next week and replaced by a Dutch chemicals company.
The retailer, which trades on Nasdaq, will exit the index when the market closes on Sept. 4....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. posted a $2.4-billion loss in its fourth quarter but appeased investors by planning to sell or spin off many of its stores to boost liquidity.
The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company reported a loss of $22.63 per share in the quarter that...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
As if today's market news wasn't bad enough, a new survey indicates that hiring will decrease in August as worried companies wait out a rough economy. Declines in hiring will be concentrated in the service sector, which had become a......
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Three Sears stores in California are among 79 stores nationwide on the chopping block after a dismal holiday season forced Sears Holding Co. to retool its strategy....