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Caterpillar’s headquarters leaving Illinois for Texas.

Just a few years ago they moved headquarters from Peoria to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago. Now they’re leaving for Texas. “The move—expected to affect the roughly 230 corporate employees at Caterpillar’s headquarters—is the latest in a series of recent […]

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The parking meter deal that keeps on taking.

“Parking meter revenues are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels. With 61 years to go on the 75-year lease, Chicago Parking Meters LLC has now recouped its entire $1.16 billion investment, plus $502.5 million more.” | learn more

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Chicago’s getting a casino.

I’m not quite sure what took so long. “The casino is expected to be a financial boon for the city, providing millions that officials say they need to fulfill pension obligations and prevent tax increases, among other things.” | learn more

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More bad outcomes of dropped charges.

It’s too easy to read into this as an abdication of duty by prosecutors. Maybe they should get more benefit of the doubt? Maybe not. “Prosecutors wouldn’t charge him with shooting 2 women, so CPD overrode their decision. Prosecutors drop […]

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Plum Market forced out of space to make way for Dom’s.

“The owner of Plum Market, an independent grocery store along Wells Street in Old Town, claims the business is being pushed out of the neighborhood after a “back-door agreement” was made between its landlord and incoming grocery store Dom’s Kitchen […]