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Suburban restaurants, hotels, breweries receive grants via lottery
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Apr 17, 2020 5:14 PM
The state of Illinois this week released a list of hospitality industry businesses selected via lottery to share $14.45 million in grants.
Restaurant workers got masks. They'd also like a permanent raise.
Deena Shanker and Leslie Patton
Apr 13, 2020 6:45 AM
With public sympathy on the workers' side, groups such as Fight for $15 argue that now is the time to seek lasting change. But it'll be tough.
Some suburban bars, restaurants to get share of $14 million grant program
By Bob Susnjara
Apr 11, 2020 10:45 AM
Some suburban restaurants and bars forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been selected in a lottery to receive a share of $14 million from the state's hospitality emergency grant program.
Bars crater and grocers boom, showing huge mismatch in U.S. jobs
Leslie Patton and Katia Dmitrieva
Apr 5, 2020 6:20 AM
Here's the tricky calculus for those in the decimated hospitality industry. Apply for one of the jobs the pandemic is creating or wait it out?
US Foods to support retail in light of COVID-19 outbreak
Mar 23, 2020 9:57 AM
US Foods Holding Corp. said it will help support and sell to retail outlets like grocery stores and contract some of its distribution workforce to companies experiencing increased demand in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Embattled Restaurant.com sold to uBid
Loop North News
Mar 17, 2020 8:31 AM
Arlington Heights-based online dining gift certificate company Restaurant.com has been sold to the owners of uBid.com.
Small Business Q&A: Ashley Klatecki, co-owner of Spears Bourbon Burgers Beer in Wheeling
Mar 16, 2020 8:09 AM
An interview with Ashley Klatecki, co-owner of Spears Bourbon Burgers Beer in Wheeling.
Analysis: Will coronavirus sink the cruise industry?
Mar 15, 2020 6:16 AM
The birth of the cruise industry dates to the 1960s, and so does its image as a floating incubator for human illness. But even with these problems, the cruise industry has plenty of reasons not to worry. First, and perhaps most important, the traveling public has a decades-long record of not caring.
Drake Oak Brook gets new owner, renovation
Mar 6, 2020 1:00 AM
Autograph Collection Hotels has added The Drake Oak Brook to its brand' portfolio of more than 180 independent hotels around the world.
Chamber names Cesaroni's Retailer of the Year
Mar 16, 2020 10:20 AM
Cesaroni's Cafe & Deli were named Retailer of the Year at the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce's 75th Annual Awards Banquet, which was held reecntly at Bull Valley Country Club.
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