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Avant opens an office outside Chicago—for the second time

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:30
Is the new Knoxville, Tenn., call center to handle growing volume at the online consumer lender or shift jobs from Chicago? Avant isn't saying.

Why the gas tax is running out of road

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:30
Illinois relies on the levy to repair crumbling roads and bridges, but technology—like better gas mileage—is taking a toll. Will electric cars be the ultimate disrupter of the tax?

Is this the beginning of the end for Metra?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:30
Fare hikes have become routine for Metra riders after four consecutive annual increases. But the latest hike approved by Metra's board is different—and potentially ominous.

Cards Against Humanity takes on Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:26
The first of six mystery gifts in a holiday promotion is part ownership of a sliver of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, touted as a means of preventing the president from building his proposed border wall.

Beginning of end for Metra?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:00
The must-read stories to get your day started.

Go ahead, Republicans. Tax college sports.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:00
Did you know a football booster can deduct the cost of a 50-yard-line seat? Please, Congress, end that abuse.

Dan Webb downplays feds' request for Outcome Health docs

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:54
The former U.S. attorney was hoping to avoid word leaking out. Fat chance of that.

U of C study gives charter high schools a performance edge

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:00

Do charter schools really perform better than regular, non-selective public schools, particularly in the crucial high school years?

Researchers have been battling over that for years, and now

5 reasons not to tax university endowments

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:00
It's unprincipled. It's counterproductive. Republicans, come to your senses!

Senate GOP tax bill would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:43
The news led major health care groups—including Chicago's Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. and the American Medical Association—to urge congressional leaders to maintain the mandate.

Wilmette mansion sells for $7.5 million, tying year's highest price

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:50
But the home went for $1.5 million less than the last time it sold, in 2008.

Portillo's expands delivery through DoorDash

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:26
The new service will be available at nearly all the chain's locations nationwide.

Wheaton apartment sale biggest in suburbs since 2014

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:00
A New York investor paid nearly $111 million for the Crossings at Danada, highlighting a potential record year for apartment sales in the Chicago suburbs.

RTA orders CTA to raise fares

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:00
In an unusual letter perhaps designed to provide political cover, the RTA says it will have no choice but to reject the CTA's 2018 budget without "stronger system-generated revenue."

Presence Health in line for $5.5 million TIF subsidy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:00
It's an unusual deal using Loop property tax proceeds both as a bargaining chip to benefit blighted neighborhoods and an incentive for Illinois' largest Catholic health system to put its HQ downtown.

Here are the highest-priced homes in a dozen suburbs

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:30
Their design may borrow from Moorish temples, European chalets or Frank Lloyd Wright, but their asking prices are what draw attention.

Spot Trading layoffs loom large

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:00
The must-read stories to get your day started.

Spot Trading cuts headcount amid industry troubles

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:19
Spot had as many as 150 workers at its height, but it's now down to less than 50 after employee buyouts, exits and layoffs, sources say.

Roskam wants Roy Moore to step down after all

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:01
After refusing to comment about the Alabama Senate nominee in response to questions from Crain's editorial board, Peter Roskam says Moore is "a distraction" and ought to step aside.

Brookfield's GGP bid threatens values in struggling mall sector

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:06
And GGP is in an awkward bargaining position after publicly announcing a strategic-review process in May, only to scrap it three months later.


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