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Who gets what from $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill
But local Democrats are unapologetically defending what’s in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that passed over the weekend and is awaiting a final vote in the House, and there’s no sign any of the ...
$1.9 trillion COVID relief bill headed for final vote this week
President Joe Biden is on the cusp of his first legislative win with the House ready to give final passage to his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan, the second-biggest economic stimulus in U.S.
Celebratory 'vaxications' are giving travel industry a boost
We have seen a 25% increase in travel inquiries since the first round of vaccinations became available,” says Leah Smith, president of Denver-based Tafari Travel. “Pretty much weekly, I am getting ...
Paper Source bankruptcy squeezes small greeting card sellers
(Bloomberg)—The bankruptcy filing of Paper Source Inc. is squeezing small vendors the stationery chain uses to stock its shelves with greeting cards. Chicago-based Paper Source ...
A new vision for rural America can unite red and blue states
Many assume President Joe Biden's quick executive actions around racial justice, climate change, and COVID-19 jobs and economic recovery are moves to fulfill campaign promises to Democratic ...
Boeing CEO makes $21 million—on paper
Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun got total compensation of $21 million last year, but his take-home pay was a small fraction of that as the planemaker slogged through a deep crisis ...
Crain's 2021 Notable Health Care Heroes
The yearlong pandemic has tried and tested health care workers on the front line—from nursing assistants at rehab facilities to emergency room doctors tending to critically ill patients. These Health ...
Here's how much Chicago airport traffic fell last year
Passenger traffic at Chicago’s two airports fell by more than half in 2020, the city Department of Aviation disclosed today. But officials say they see clear signs of a turnaround. Figures released ...
ComEd says it's powering toward a record profit
Commonwealth Edison still is weathering the disgrace of last year's admission to nearly a decade of influence peddling and bribery in Springfield, but it's a new year, and the utility is predicting a ...
How new owners are staging Second City's next act
After a string of years that were hardly a laugh riot for previous management, Chicago's famed Second City is entering its second act under new owners. New York-based private-equity firm ZMC announced ...
Travelers are likely to be back this summer. Are hoteliers ready?
With the city lifting more COVID-19 restrictions amid dwindling case numbers and Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggesting some popular summer events and festivals may be returning, downtown hoteliers are ...
Who will step up to save Illinois?
Democrats and Republicans, union chiefs and corporate brass—who are willing to get together and make the hard calls to save this state from ruin. Someone is going to have to be willing to take the ...