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Please don't open-carry guns in here
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Please don't open-carry guns in here

The pharmacy giant, joining Kroger and Walmart, said in a statement it is "asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores...

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Historical synagogue in Logan Square converting to apartments
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Historical synagogue in Logan Square converting to apartments

The building on Palmer Street, built in the mid-1920s by a Jewish congregation and later home to a Boys & Girls Club, will have 14 rentals behind...

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Slow refund checks for Water Tower residents—including the county treasurer—lead to proposed fee
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Slow refund checks for Water Tower residents—including the county treasurer—lead to proposed fee

A Cook County committee took the first step toward instituting a fee for law firms and others that win property tax appeals and don't promptly turn...

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This apartment building was torn down before anybody moved in. Here’s why.
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This apartment building was torn down before anybody moved in. Here’s why.

The $2.2 million project stood empty and unfinished in Lakeview for more than two years before it was demolished this summer after a legal dispute...

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Camping World abandons outdoor retail strategy
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Camping World abandons outdoor retail strategy

Camping World is moving away from its strategy of acquiring outdoor retail stores to create business synergies with its existing RV outlets. In a...

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Conagra chairman lists Palmolive Building condo
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Conagra chairman lists Palmolive Building condo

Rick Lenny and his wife, Susan, are asking a little more than 2 percent over what they paid for the 16th-floor condo about five years ago. The...

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The top local tech company isn't where you think
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The top local tech company isn't where you think

You won't find Chicago's best-performing technology company among the digerati in converted lofts and warehouses on the Near West Side. It's out in...

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A multimillion-dollar miscalculation in Winnetka
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A multimillion-dollar miscalculation in Winnetka

At the corner of Elm Street and Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, look north and the neighborhood is humming, as people come and go from a coffeehouse, a...

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Tax biz to fill budget hole
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Tax biz to fill budget hole

A day before the mayor's "State of the City" address, some progressive City Council members and advocates are calling for her to reinstate a...

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Amazon is heading to New York—and New York still loses
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Amazon is heading to New York—and New York still loses

After Amazon abandoned plans for a Big Apple HQ2, 20% of New Yorkers who opposed the plans celebrated the news, thinking they had won a major...

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Lightfoot grades herself
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Lightfoot grades herself

"I am not Rahm. I am very different than him, in almost every fundamental way," Chicago's newest chief tells Crain's. But her biggest challenges...

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Buying up outdoor retailers hasn't worked out the way Marcus Lemonis planned
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Buying up outdoor retailers hasn't worked out the way Marcus Lemonis planned

By targeting millennials with archery, biking and kayaking clubs, Marcus Lemonis believed he could fend off Amazon and simultaneously diversify....

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Former Chicago planning chief joins developer Clayco
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Former Chicago planning chief joins developer Clayco

It's a new role in a familiar industry for David Reifman, 60, who stepped down as Chicago's Commissioner of Planning & Development when Mayor Rahm...

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This architect doesn't take himself too seriously
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This architect doesn't take himself too seriously

Peter Exley, who founded Architecture is Fun, recently was elected first vice president of the American Institute of Architects for 2020 and is its...

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Will 'Big Red' fetch $375 million?
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Will 'Big Red' fetch $375 million?

A sale of the red office tower at that price would deliver a big payout to a John Buck venture for an unusual two-building deal put together in...

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Forget HQ2—Amazon opens its largest campus yet
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Forget HQ2—Amazon opens its largest campus yet

The Seattle-headquartered company is making an ambitious push in India, the last major retail frontier still primarily reliant on small-scale...

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Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones stepping down
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Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene Jones stepping down

Jones led the agency for more than four years, championing new types of affordable housing developments and work opportunities for residents....

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Big Wicker Park apartment project lands the city in court
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Big Wicker Park apartment project lands the city in court

Lawsuits allege former Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno slipped a zoning change for the 17-story tower through a lame-duck City Council "as his parting gift...

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A hot loft in the city's hottest neighborhood
News 2 months ago
A hot loft in the city's hottest neighborhood

A private terrace lies outside French doors of this sixth-floor Fulton Market loft. It's for sale at $2.45 million. Take a photo tour. A terrace...

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Don't be fooled by Amazon headlines
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Don't be fooled by Amazon headlines

Amazon is still drawn to New York for both distribution facilities and office space despite spiking plans to place a headquarters there. Fine. But...

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Downtown apartment boom rolls on, but developers pull back
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Downtown apartment boom rolls on, but developers pull back

Rents rose again in the second quarter, but construction is slowing down amid rising costs, affordable housing regulations and uncertainty about...

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powering economic growth and opportunity
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powering economic growth and opportunity

This summer, the governor signed a data center incentive into law, opening up Illinois for what could be hundreds of millions of investment dollars...

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Uber confirms huge Old Main Post Office lease
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Uber confirms huge Old Main Post Office lease

Uber has signed a 10-year lease for 450,000 square feet of office space in the Old Main Post Office, the company announced today. As the anchor...

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5. How Lightfoot plans to use—and tweak—this Emanuel-era fund
News 2 months ago
5. How Lightfoot plans to use—and tweak—this Emanuel-era fund

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a pot of money Team Lightfoot can freely dip into-and which she says she may tweak to make the program more...

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How Lightfoot plans to use—and tweak—this Emanuel-era fund
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How Lightfoot plans to use—and tweak—this Emanuel-era fund

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a pot of money Team Lightfoot can freely dip into-and which she says she may tweak to make the program more...

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Why the Loop is still a great spot for business
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Why the Loop is still a great spot for business

Downtown has plenty of power to attract businesses, jobs and capital. If the current crop of office tenants loses interest, the Loop's assets will...

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Streeterville landmark eyed for boutique hotel
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Streeterville landmark eyed for boutique hotel

A 13-story Streeterville landmark designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese could soon join the downtown hotel market, adding to a string of condo...

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Camping World dumps outdoor retailers after short ownership
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Camping World dumps outdoor retailers after short ownership

After an aggressive buying spree that included Rock/Creek Outfitters and Uncle Dan's, Marcus Lemonis is rethinking his strategy. Camping World is...

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Watchdog groups say Lightfoot's a Rahm replay on Obama Center engagement
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Watchdog groups say Lightfoot's a Rahm replay on Obama Center engagement

Five groups with a close eye on the Obama Presidential Center's progress say Lightfoot is falling short on campaign promises for true engagement...

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How an overlooked facet of the weed law could trip up two of the industry’s biggest players
News 2 months ago
How an overlooked facet of the weed law could trip up two of the industry’s biggest players

The fine print in the state's 610-page recreational marijuana bill could provide some challenges to getting retail sales up and running by Jan. 1....

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