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CHICAGO — A judge has ruled a nonprofit that provides after-school services is exempt from paying unemployment taxes.
ST. LOUIS — Two International House of Pancakes franchises in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis will pay nearly $1 million combined to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of several employees.
TINLEY PARK — Businesses owned by women or minorities can learn how to get state business at a conference Saturday in Tinley Park.
CHICAGO — CVS has fired two employees at a store in the Edgewater neighborhood who called the police on a black female customer Saturday after she attempted to use a coupon.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials have 20 days to explain what steps the state is taking to get union workers their past due step increases.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois has reached a $20 million settlement with the Royal Bank of Scotland resulting from the bank's marketing and sale of mortgage-backed securities a decade ago.
CHICAGO — Officials say 11 people were taken to Chicago hospitals after a reported leak of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide at a meatpacking plant.
CHICAGO — Conagra is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $10.9 billion that will help the food company expand in the frozen food and snacks categories.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Lee Enterprises Inc., the parent company of the Herald & Review, announced Tuesday it has entered an agreement to manage Berkshire Hathaway newspapers and digital operations in 30 markets.
Illinois stands to benefit from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that states can impose their sales taxes on some online purchases.
While the nation's sunny jobs reports show low unemployment and growing payrolls, the jobs available aren't necessarily good ones.
CHICAGO — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes.
CHICAGO — Three Illinois regional airports are receiving nearly $12 million in federal grants to make improvements to runways and terminals.
CHICAGO — Conversations about the current housing market often have good news/bad news scenarios.
GRANITE CITY — The second of two blast furnaces at U.S. Steel-Granite City Works will be restarted this fall, creating approximately 300 new jobs at the plant, according to an announcement by the company Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield School Board has approved putting a 1 percent countywide sales tax question on the November ballot.
CHICAGO — Chicago is now the official home of the Golden Arches.
EAST ST. LOUIS — Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Tuesday during a news conference that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "where he belongs."
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE — Charges against ousted Scott Air Force Base commander Col. John Howard indicate that he was accused of sexual misconduct at or near at least two separate military bases over more than a year.
VENICE — A dispatcher with the Venice Police Department has been charged after an inmate died of unknown causes at a time when she was supposed to be checking in on prisoners.
CHICAGO — An Illinois environmental group is suing the owner of a shuttered power plant where contaminants from old coal ash ponds are seeping into a river popular with kayakers and canoers.
WellCare is spending $2.5 billion to become the biggest Medicaid coverage provider in Michigan and Illinois and add an in-house pharmacy benefit manager, following the lead of competitors like UnitedHealth and Cigna.
Millions of Illinois Facebook users are being notified that they could be involved in a lawsuit over the social media giant's use of its facial tagging feature.
CHICAGO — Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the United States, is paying $200 million to acquire Chicago-based meal kit company Home Chef in a deal the companies say will bring the kits to more customers and help redefine shopping habits.