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Amazon has splashed $35 million on the Central Steel & Wire plant on the Southwest Side, one of the largest land deals in the Chicago area.Amazon said ...

The Illinois market is already proving to be a lucrative one, even during a pandemic. It’s already over  200 million market over the last year according to the ...

Cannabis users in southern Illinois will be able to legally smoke in public starting Saturday, July 10th, in a lounge built precisely for that purpose in ...

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, or ASC’s, are free standing centers that perform outpatient surgery. ASC’s are not hospital associated surgery centers, known as an ...

Whether you were born and bred in the windy city or are looking to relocate for work, a growing number of people now call Chicago home. As a result, the real ...

It is probably one of those places you would never know existed if you didn’t hear about it from someone else. The Drifter is one of those bars that has to be ...

The moment you first glance at the outdoor patio at Recess, you may think it was designed specifically to address pandemic-related seating capacity limits and ...

If you are a resident or visitor to Illinois who happens to enjoy playing table games like roulette, you have several choices in venues to play that game. In ...

Chicago residents who have outstanding student loans will be expected to resume payments on October 1, 2021. This follows an unprecedented 19-month suspension ...

The Obama Portraits were unveiled during a special event in 2018, having an impactful presence, due to their vivid color palettes, as well as for being the ...

Good news for art and nature lovers, both from Chicago and visiting this summer. The new large-scale art installation is opening May 28th at Morton Arboretum, ...

Chicago might have a normal summer this year, after mayor Lightfoot announced May 26th its beaches will reopen just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The ...

Cultivate by Forbidden Root will open in August in the building at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., with an adjacent taproom to follow about a month after that, ...

Summerfest, the well known Milwaukee music festival, has announced its lineup for the 2021 edition, which will take place over three weekends in September this ...

More good news for the art aficionados in Chicago and surrounding areas this spring: “The Art of Banksy”, an exhibit of Banksy works is coming to Chicago in ...

Good news for water lovers in the city and those planning to visit. The Chicago Water Taxi will be back on the River this summer, plans being to reopen late ...

The region’s largest single collection of cherry trees, planted on the banks of the Columbia Basin, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry, are in ...

For those who love entertainment in every form, good news from downtown Hyde Park. Starting April 16th, the Silver Room becomes an opera house, where passersby ...

Chicago's iconic lakefront destination and nonprofit institution Navy Pier  will partially  reopenon Friday, April 30th, restoring public access to select ...

Chicago-based writer and activist Kemi Alabi has received the First Book Award from the Academy of American Poets. Their volume, “Against Heaven”, is scheduled ...

Good news for tech startup companies. The University of Chicago is launching the  first quantum technology accelerator program in the country, offering $20 ...

The Cubs and White Sox will welcome back fans at 20 percent capacity on Opening Day as Chicago's Covid positivity rate decreases and more and more people get ...

In an interview with iHeartRadio, Perry Farrell, the festival's co-founder, sounded hopeful about a 2021 edition, although the specifics would have to be ...

Good news for Chicago’s real estate market, as well as for its historical architecture. The Ravenswood Sears building has acquired a new life, its $40 million ...

The demand for CBD products has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, with analysts predicting that US sales will eclipse $23 billion by 2023. That’s partly ...

Guy Fieri is associated with many of Food Network’s shows, but it is the new season of the one he is hosting, “Tournament of Champions”, which he seems to be ...

Whether you are a tourist in the Windy City or just a local eager to go out after many months of lockdown, you should know that regulations have relaxed a bit ...

After almost a year of seclusion and social distancing, Is Chicago ready to bring back its live entertainment? More than 150,000 people think it already has. ...

Remember those days, before 2000, when if you did not drink beer, wine, or spirits, you remained the only sober guy at the party, because you did not have any ...

It’s been some time now since Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law that paved the way for legal sports betting as part of the state’s massive gambling expansion ...

After almost one year of COVID-related precautions, as case numbers in Chicago continue to drop and restrictions are being lifted, it might be time to think ...

The 2021 Major League Baseball campaign figures to be one of excitement and perhaps even celebration for the Chicago White Sox. A talented team with a young ...

The first steps in any new business are rarely easy, even if it's a local Chicago shop or an online platform. To avoid the typical mistakes that plague young ...

A company's competitiveness is its ability to outmaneuver its competitors and win. Large companies and small firms can compete, but either way it is a fight ...

Chicago is a city with a long history of sports. In the earlier years of the city up until the mid-nineteenth century, men outnumbered women significantly in ...

It was in early December 2020 when word was released that the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago was going to be the location of a Barstool Sportsbook. While ...

It was back in September 2020 when news broke about the partnership formed between the Chicago Cubs MLB baseball team and the fantasy sports giant DraftKings. ...

When PointsBet burst onto the Illinois sports wagering scene in September 2020, they did it in a big way. At the time, a partnership was announced between ...

As if it hasn’t been challenging enough for the gambling industry to work with restrictions that change often regarding COVID-19 safety. Then the Illinois ...

Chicago’s Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) has been busy so far in 2021. While any January is likely very routine for the crew in that ...

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