LAUGH. Funnyman Jeff Garlin returns to Steppenwolf, this time at the Upstairs Theatre, for his new show: CLOSER THAN I APPEAR. The comedian's schtick will provide at least an hour and 15 minutes of gut-busting fun. Dec. 14 - Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 1650 N. Halsted St., (312) 335-1650,
Growing more pessimistic that Illinois can reduce its pension costs, the big Wall Street credit rating agency signaled that the state's already low rating soon may be cut again.
Researchers from Argonne Laboratory and University of Chicago have received a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to use data to help cities do better urban planning and design.
He will bring his liberal voice and vote back to the powerful panel next year.
A judge ordered an entity controlled by Garrett Kelleher to relinquish the Astor Street property after it was hit with a foreclosure suit last year.
Also, Baum Realty Group names a chief operating officer, Lewis University is moving and doubling the size of a satellite location and Americaneagle.com closes its purchase of an office building in Des Plaines.
(AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen urged state officials to appeal an appellate court's decision tossing Illinois' ban on concealed weapons, with some suggesting they might launch their own legal battle.
Michael Mullen will be a director and a senior adviser at Chicago-based IndCor Properties Inc., which has an 83-million-square-foot industrial portfolio in the U.S.
Distress-related filings in the state rose last month compared with November 2011, but fell 9 percent from October, RealtyTrac says.
Also, a former college football player buys in Lincoln Park and a former Willis Re exec sells an Old Town house for more than he paid last year.
When St. Anthony Hospital CEO Guy Medaglia was diagnosed with cancer three weeks ago, friends and family encouraged him to get treatment at another hospital. “Why would you have it done at an inner-city hospital?" they asked. His answer: "It's a very good hospital."
Also, the Illinois Medical District hires a new CFO; a deal for Holy Cross to join Sinai Health System takes a step forward, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's hospital plan will get a quick review.
Joseph Freed & Associates LLC, which lost control of the Block 37 mall in the Loop more than a year ago, has sued the shopping center's new owner, alleging that the firm committed fraud when it refused to enter into a joint venture with Freed. Read more in Chicago Real Estate Daily.
Commonwealth Edison CEO Anne Pramaggiore resigned her seat on the board of Motorola Solutions Inc. on Wednesday because of a regulatory quirk.
The Ravenswood hospital swung to a $6.9 million operating profit in fiscal 2012, compared to a loss of $1 million last year, an encouraging sign as it tries to expand service lines to attract more patients.
The Chicago company, which partners with parking lot and garage owners to help find customers for empty spaces, can shift its online-parking business into the next gear.