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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Chicago can add another swanky destination to its culinary and hospitality slate. Read »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago-Based Calumet Photographic Shutters U.S. Stores

Chicago-Based Calumet Photographic Shutters U.S. Stores

A Chicago-based photography store has closed its doors and filed for Chapter 7 liquidation. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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By Inc.Well Staff

U of C Tops Northwestern in Business Grad School Rankings

U of C Tops Northwestern in Business Grad School Rankings

Two Illinois business schools swapped spots in this year's U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools in the country. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Women in Chicago’s tech world will soon have a new opportunity. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Ranked No. 7 For Hardest Working Cities: Report

Chicago Ranked No. 7 For Hardest Working Cities: Report

Chicago might be “the city that works,” but according to a recent study, it’s not the hardest working. Read »

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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By Colleen Connolly & Alexandria Fisher

Gossip App Disabled After Chicago Schools Cite Bully Behavior

Gossip App Disabled After Chicago Schools Cite Bully Behavior

The anonymous Twitter-like social app Yik Yak sparked controversy when reports emerged that it was being used for bullying. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicagoans Make Forbes' List of Richest

Several Chicagoans were scattered throughout Forbes' list of richest people on... See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM
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By Chicago Sun-Times

Former Dominick's Managers File Suit Over Unpaid Overtime

Former Dominick's Managers File Suit Over Unpaid Overtime

Former Dominick’s store managers filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking unpaid overtime wages from the shuttered grocery chain’s parent company. Read »

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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By Associated Press

GrubHub Orders Up an IPO

GrubHub Orders Up an IPO

Online delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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By Colleen Connolly

Oscar Gift Bags Include Chicago Hair Transplants

Oscar Gift Bags Include Chicago Hair Transplants

A Chicago surgeon is gifting vouchers for his procedure to Oscars losers as part of their extravagant gift bags. Read »

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