Category Archives: Illinois

Whirlpool invests $21M, creates 70 jobs in Channahon.

CHANNAHON, Ill. — Whirlpool is investing $21 million to establish a new Regional Distribution Center near Chicago. The appliance manufacturer is leasing a 750,000 square-foot warehouse in Channahon. Up to 70 jobs will be created when the center is fu ...

ReadyNetworks expands SMB market services.

EVANSTON, Ill. — ReadyNetworks and Cosentry announced a new initiative to bring enterprise-class IT infrastructure, managed services and technology leadership to the SMB marketplace. ReadyNetworks is a leading provider of IT and managed services for th ...

Comcast hiring 200 for Elmhurst expansion.

ELMHURST, Ill. — Comcast will create two new operations centers in Elmhurst. The media giant will hire approximately 200 to staff its Technician Support Center and Technician Logistics Center. Scheduling, monitoring and supporting technicians in the ...

1,000 economic opportunities for Chicago youth.

CHICAGO — More than a dozen leading, U.S.-based companies announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative. The Initiative has the goal of being the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful em ...

Bellville development to create up to 500 jobs.

BELLVILLE, ILL. — Belleville city officials have broken ground on a hotel, restaurant and sports complex across from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The $73 million development on Illinois 15 is expected to create about 500 jobs. The pr ...

Mariano’s opens in Glenview, hires 500.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Roundy’s, a leading grocer in the Midwest, has opened its newest Mariano’s location in Glenview. Approximately 500 new jobs were created at the chain’s 32nd location. The new store covers more than 90,000 square feet, providin ...

XS Tennis breaks ground in Washington Park.

CHICAGO — Chicago’s XS Tennis broke ground on a new $9.8 million, 112,000-square-foot world class tennis facility in the Washington Park neighborhood. The state-of-the-art facility will house eight indoor courts, a fitness center, running track, train ...

1,200 jobs available at NewCity hiring event.

CHICAGO — The NewCity mall project in Lincoln Park has scheduled a job fair that will have about 1,200 jobs available from multiple businesses. The hiring event is set to run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 at the CICS ChicagoQuest school on N. Ogden Ave ...

Phoenix Military Academy begins new STEM program.

CHICAGO — A new STEM and Leadership Academy Pilot Program at Phoenix Military Academy is part of $6 million in funding awarded by the Department of Defense. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senator Dick Durbin joined the United States Army and Chicago Public ...

O’Hare construction project will create 3,000 jobs.

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke ground on a consolidated rental car and public parking facility at O’Hare International Airport. The intermodal facility is part of a $782 million capital improvement project that will create nearly 3,000 jobs during ...

Method opens ‘South Side Soapbox’ in Chicago.

CHICAGO —  Method Products executives opened the company’s flagship manufacturing facility in the historic Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The 150,000-square-foot ‘South Side Soapbox’ is the first new factory to be built in Pullm ...