Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus
With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak.
Attorney general's office finds no evidence of price gougingDespite investigating more than 1,120 complaints about alleged price gouging throughout the state since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the Illinois attorney general's office has not taken any enforcement action against accused businesses.
Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has laggedMany Main Street businesses are still waiting for the cash infusion necessary to stay alive. Others say they haven't even been able to apply for loans under what's called the Paycheck Protection Program. Here are some questions and answers about the snags the program faces, and what options owners have.
Warrenville could purchase former gas station siteThe city of Warrenville could buy a shuttered gas station at the corner of Warrenville and Batavia roads to clean up the property and spur its redevelopment.
Third week of big U.S. jobless claims sees 6.61 million filingsAmericans applied for unemployment benefits in massive numbers for a third straight week, bringing the three-week total to about 16.8 million during the coronavirus pandemic's economic shutdown.
Wauconda Orchards founder lived his 104 years fullyDick Breeden, the founder and longtime operator of Wauconda Orchards, a destination for generations of suburban residents, died last week at 104
Former Hoffman Estates bowling alley's lot to store carsThe suddenly full parking lot at the former Hoffman Lanes in Hoffman Estates is not an indication that the shuttered bowling alley has found new life as an illegal speakeasy amid coronavirus-related restrictions, but merely a vehicle storage site for Zeigler Automotive Group.
Auto show to hospital in 2 months: How the Guard is helping transform McCormick PlaceMcCormick Place overflowed with chrome Feb. 8 on the Chicago Auto Show's opening day. Now the state's McCormick Place Alternate Care Facility is intended to serve up to 3,000 patients who do not need intensive care for the respiratory disease COVID-19.
Watch Trump and team's daily briefing on coronavirus, economyWatch President Donald Trump and his team's daily coronavirus press briefing. He has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life "like a rocket" after its bout with the coronavirus. But there are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse.
How Rush University Medical Center was designed for a pandemicThe butterfly-shaped building, known as "The Tower," opened in January 2012. Built in the shadow of 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, the facility was designed to be able to quickly handle waves of patients, expand its bed capacity to 133 percent and control airflow to prevent cross-contamination.
Wiped out of toilet paper? Here's whyWhat does toilet paper have to do with a global pandemic? Nothing. Here's a look at why it's been so hard to find.
A project to make you feel better: New windows and doors make your home more comfortableIt is a good time to improve the look of any home that more and more people are examining, while at the same time supporting a local business and its employees.
CMX CinéBistro in Wheeling receives permission to add games to dining areaCMX CinéBistro Wheeling will have a couple of additional entertainment options whenever it is allowed to reopen.
Protect your health (and your data): 6 tips for remote working as COVID-19 spreadsAs the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to increase, organizations across the world have implemented measures to combat the spread of the virus to their employees and customers. One of the most common precautionary measures taken has been instituting or expanding remote working policies.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- WarrenvilleWarrenville could purchase former gas station site
- AntiochTheir Life's Work: Antioch cafe owner says coffee culture saved her
- WaucondaWauconda Orchards founder lived his 104 years fully
- Hoffman EstatesFormer Hoffman Estates bowling alley's lot to store cars
- RosemontRosemont convention center considered 'last resort' field hospital
- BartlettSuburban companies stepping up to meet demand for ventilators
- NapervilleResidential zoning granted for part of Nokia property in Naperville
- GurneeGurnee to buy, tear down buildings in floodplain
- AuroraTheir Life's Work: How a yoga studio, consignment shop, martial arts club adapt during the pandemic
- NapervilleHome care business in Naperville making masks, seeking volunteers
- BusinessUlta to furlough 'many' store employees
- NewsDistrict 211 students organize Chefs Against Covid fundraiser
- SchaumburgCompTIA offers free Online IT training
- Oak BrookHub Group names new trucking chief
- BusinessDiscover to hold virtual annual meeting
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