| 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...
| 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
Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit.
Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
| 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,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Less than a day after Walmart announced its earliest ever Black Friday doorbuster – 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Toys R Us said it will open at 5 p.m. on Turkey Day.
The toy chain said its doorbuster sale will feature more than 300 deals...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| May 29, 2013
Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...