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A new report shows there has been a surge in efforts to organize labor unions in the state while overall public approval of labor unions nationally is the highest in nearly six decades.
Rival social platforms already offer voice and video calls. Meta introduced voice and video calls on Messenger in 2015. Snapchat added them in 2016.
5 things consumers need to know about Medicare’s new drug-pricing negotiations, how they’ll affect you
This could help people whose Medicare drug plans require big copayments. But the main relief will come from part of the Inflation Reduction Act that caps drug spending by Medicare recipients at $2,000 a year starting in 2025.
Union leaders announced that more than 99% of members had voted to authorize a strike if contract talks ‘do not yield significant improvements.’
In 2018, the Illinois attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against the hotel, accusing it of violating environmental laws by polluting the Chicago River.
The government has been investigating Autopilot for crashing into emergency vehicles parked on freeways, as well as hitting motorcycles and crossing tractor-trailers.
The producer of barcode systems and other equipment that speeds manufacturing is facing an order slowdown now that supply chains are returning to normal after COVID-19.
The credit union — Leaders Network Financial in partnership with Great Lakes Credit Union — is open to members of the Leaders Network. They hope to open a branch at 5600 W. Madison St. in February, with a possible interim branch before then.
The change doesn’t impact Prime members who pay $14.99 per month, or $139 a year, for free shipping and other perks.
President of Chicago-based National Association of Realtors quits after reports of sexual harassment
Kenny Parcell resigned from his post after The New York Times reported several women had accused him of sexual harassment such as forced physical contact and sending inappropriate messages.
Monday, the company will post job openings for the facility at 1260 N. Kostner Ave., which is expected to open in September, focusing on items “that people want and need in a hurry.”
Only three classical dressage performances of the Lipizzan horse breed remain at the horse farm in Old Mill Creek an hour north of Chicago.
The tally at the world’s largest location for the coffee chain deals a blow to the aspirations of Workers United, part of the Service Employees International Union.
For one day, all movies will be $4 at participating theaters in Chicago and elsewhere. Most theaters nationwide are taking part — more than 3,000, including the AMC and Regal chains.
Donald Trump’s Twitter account was suspended by the company on Jan. 8, 2021, citing fears he would incite more violence following the deadly storming of the Capitol.
The silicone straws can be ordered on Oscar Mayer’s website in celebration of the first anniversary of a video showing a New York baseball fan using a hollowed-out hot dog as a straw to drink his beer.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte goes on sale Thursday in the U.S. and Canada. It’s the coffee giant’s most popular seasonal beverage, with hundreds of millions sold since its launch in 2003.
Limiting the number of EarlyBird spots could push Southwest passengers into other options for moving up in the boarding line, including buying the highest-priced fare, called “Business Select,” which comes with a top-15 spot in line.
Nvidia’s specialized chips powered the firm to second-quarter revenue of $13.51 billion, or $2.48 per share, more than nine times higher than the company made a year ago.
Tempel Lipizzans — extremely rare, highly trained horses expected to be sold in wake of Illinois show’s closure