Most chocolate lovers don’t realize chocolate production starts thousands of miles away in places like Ghana, the second-largest cocoa bean cultivator in the world.
Illinois American Water has selected the winners of its "Imagine a Day Without Water" art contest for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in the company's service area.
House prices and sales in the Chicago metropolitan area are forecast to be the lowest of all major U.S. cities and their suburbs in 2017.
Exelon Generation and ComEd have reached an agreement with Gov. Bruce Rauner on an amendment to the Future Energy Jobs Bill, which has been updated with customer protections.
Wintrust Financial Corp. has completed the acquisition of First Community Financial Corp. (FCFC), the parent company of First Community Bank, which has two locations in Elgin.
The University of Chicago has committed to investing $25 million from its endowment to fund over 10 years into startups launched by faculty, staff, students or alumni.
Alma Dance School has been honored with the Harry Preucil Pro Bono Project of the Year Award from Turnaround Management Association.
There's a huge need for cybersecurity workers in Illinois -- so much so that employers posted more than 15,000 job openings for such positions last year, according to CyberSeek.
Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere due to Alere's significant loss in value since the January merger agreement.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago has granted more than $23.5 million to help finance 39 projects through its competitive Affordable Housing Program.
Any bureaucratic regulations that throw up barriers to home-cooking entrepreneurs are generally opposed by free-market advocates in Illinois.But there are no major issues brewing in the state on the home-baking front, according to the local chapter of Americans For Prosperity (AFP).
Match Marketing Group has acquired Chicago-based creative agency Trisect.
Pace is launching Phase 2 of the Interstate 90 Market Expansion Program with six new bus routes, two new buses and improvements to existing bus routes.
Numa "Bumpy" Triche, regional executive vice president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has been elected to the board of directors for The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired The MW Bagnall Co. based in Phoenix.
CBRE Hotels recently sold three Chicago-area hotels to separate buyers, who remain undisclosed.
GGP has promoted Shobi Khan to president and chief operating officer of the company.
Deere & Co. has elected Alan C. Heuberger to its board of directors.
Equity Office, owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, has appointed David Moore as a senior vice president and portfolio director in charge of the Chicago market.