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CDC loosens mask guidelines as omicron recedes
While the CDC earlier recommended masks for schools regardless of community risk level, the updated recommendation is for a requirement only in high-risk areas. The new guidelines are going into place ...
Illinois' mask mandate for schools will end Monday
Gov. Pritzker made the announcement on the heels of a late Supreme Court decision vacating a lower court's restraining order.
Dom's casts 'a dark shadow on independent grocers,' rival CEO says
The CEO of Old Town grocery store Plum Market condemned industry veteran Bob Mariano, saying his newest venture, Dom’s Kitchen & Market, is driving Plum out of business. Matthew Jonna sent a letter to ...
Ex-Blackhawk Duncan Keith sells Lakeview home
Three-time Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawk Duncan Keith, who now skates for the Edmonton Oilers, sold his home in Lakeview quickly. Keith sold the five-bedroom house on Melrose Avenue for $1.725 million ...
Sale of Amalgamated Bank craters
The $98 million cash sale of the Chicago-based bank with strong union ties to unaffiliated Amalgamated Bank of New York is off due to regulatory roadblocks.
Sidley Austin drops Russian bank client slapped with sanctions
Sidley Austin, a law firm that also lobbies governments for clients, said it dropped Russian bank client VTB Group after the U.S. sanctions were imposed once war broke out. VTB is one of Russia's two ...
CF Industries hits record as Ukraine crisis threatens fertilizer supply
The risk of disruption to shipments comes as costs for fertilizers have already been skyrocketing because of high prices for natural gas in Europe.
A talk with Illinois' accidental legislative watchdog
Michael McCuskey almost literally fell backwards into the job of Springfield's legislative inspector general. That doesn't mean he doesn't have his feet on the ground, however. Madeleine Doubek ...
State Senate OKs incentives to lure microchip biz
A bill designed to put Illinois in the hunt for new semiconductor chip plants got overwhelming approval from the Illinois Senate.
Identity-tech company Infutor acquired for $225 million
As Google and Apple move to protect users' privacy, marketers need more help matching and verifying our online activities.
'If you’re in the Russian market, think again'
The head of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has news for American corporations in light of this week’s developments in Ukraine: If you’re doing business in Russia, consider getting out. “If ...
Durbin hails Biden's Supreme Court pick
Sen. Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants to see an early April vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's "extraordinary nominee" to the Supreme Court.