| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Nearly a year after backers of the proposed billion-dollar Illiana toll road won a crucial battle to drive the controversial project forward, another showdown looms this week.
Opponents hope to halt the effort to build the 50-mile, four-lane highway...
| 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
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity.
While the 14-county tri-state...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A key Cook County panel on Friday endorsed a plan to increase public health care spending to $1.54 billion, but the amount local taxpayers will be asked to contribute is expected to decrease under the plan as federal funding fills the gap.