| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:54 AM
If you’re keeping track, add Kmart, Sears and OfficeMax, to the list of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for the holiday shopping extravaganza.
Kmart will open for 41 hours starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to 11 p.m. on Black...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Without personally saying goodbye, the longtime leader of one of Chicago’s most prominent Reform Jewish synagogues has stepped down, abruptly announcing his retirement in a letter to the congregation that was mailed the day after he quit.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Orchard Supply Hardware is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but already has a waiting rescuer – larger competitor Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Lowe’s is offering to buy most of the San Jose company’s assets for $205 million in cash...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:11 AM
J.C. Penney Co. said a New York Post article on Wednesday reporting that commercial lender CIT Group Inc. had halted funds to some of its suppliers is untrue.
In a statement Thursday, J.C. Penney said that CIT “continues to factor and support...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Rumors that have flown around York County for months are now substantial enough to elicit some action from local business owners.
Shoppers have reported for nearly a year that the Kroger grocery store in York County will move from its current space into...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode.
But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads.
Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Chicago Park District will turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season on Thursday, the district announced today.
The fountain, a memorial to Clarence Buckingham, was donated to the South Park Commission by his sister, Kate Buckingham, cost...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today that a request by Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland for millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois should not be considered until lawmakers first reform the state's highly indebted public employee pension...
| Nov 3, 2013
In 1988, the Chicago Tribune announced it would award annual prizes to honor “extraordinary writing about the people and places that make up the heart of America.” These Heartland Prizes — one for fiction, one for nonfiction —...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. is joining the stampede of retailers opening doors to bargain hunters on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for Black Friday.
The company said Monday that its namesake brand will welcome patrons at 8 p.m. on Turkey Day and keep the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Kmart is going on a holiday all-nighter, opening for bargain hunters at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and keeping the lights on for 41 straight hours.
Sister company Sears also is gearing up for an overnight shopping marathon, welcoming patrons at 8 p.m....