David Roeder covers business and labor for the Chicago Sun-Times.
With an official groundbreaking Wednesday, infrastructure work will begin for the $4.3 billion Bronzeville Lakefront mixed-use project, called the largest ever in Chicago.
The proposals deemed eligible for city subsidies together call for more than 1,000 housing units, a third of them affordable, and more than $550 million in investment to address downtown vacancies.
Plans call for a $47.2 million building containing 63 units to be built at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Kedzie Avenue.
The employee-owned company in Rogers Park is expanding and has 350 job openings.
The center, backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, will research inflammation’s role in human diseases. Its funding includes $25 million in a capital grant from the state.
El sindicato Local 1 representa a unos 700 empleados del United Center que sirven comida y bebidas y limpian la arena.
Some workers are seeking to join Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which has signed up members at other cultural institutions in Chicago.
WalletHub puts Illinois 36th among the 50 states in overall return on taxpayers’ investment, a ranking weighed down by its relatively high burden for property and sales taxes.
Friedman Properties wants to add residences to a possible mix of hotel and office space at 330 N. Clark St., near the company’s Reid Murdoch building,