| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.
— From "Highway...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
After decades of an "every-town-for-itself" approach to economic development, Chicago-area leaders will pool efforts to pump up the region's tepid export growth rate in a pilot project to be announced Monday.
The planned two-year collaboration among...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday started to sell his idea of loosening Illinois drug laws for possession of illegal substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine, but some of those he has to convince said they're skeptical because he'll want tougher gun laws...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The state revealed Tuesday that provided a $1.1 million tax incentive package that helped bring a large Chinese diesel engine manufacturer to Rolling Meadows.
On Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office announced that the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A federal judge ordered a delay Thursday in Cook County's new law targeting so-called puppy mills that is being challenged in federal court and suburban town halls.
"I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A federal judge has issued an order delaying Cook County's ban on "puppy mills" in response to a lawsuit claiming the measure is unconstitutional.
"I think people can rest assured that people can get their Christmas puppies and their Easter bunnies in...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:36 AM
A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:11 AM
An Arlington Heights pet store owner won a temporary reprieve Monday from Cook County's so-called puppy mill law, which was challenged this week in a federal lawsuit.
Arlington Heights village officials made the decision to give Happiness is Pets...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday promised to pump more money into education from preschool through college should he be elected, but failed to say how he’d pay for it and keep his earlier pledges to lower the income tax rate...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Chicago's Democratic political class hitched its wagon to the Jackie Robinson West All-Star team's popularity today, turning out in force for some television time and election-year retail campaigning during a rally for the national Little League champions...