Category Archives: Illinois

Con-way Freight opens Joliet center, creates 70 jobs.

JOLIET, Ill. — Con-way Freight has opened its newest, state-of-the-art service center in Joliet. The less-than-truckload trucking company invested $12 million in the 41,600-square-foot freight facility and created more than 70 jobs. The new service ...

Airbnb for parking? Try SPOT!.

CHICAGO — SPOT is a mobile app that offers drivers a service similar to Airbnb. Spot Park, the developer based in Boston, is expanding its parking service to seven cities this year. Through SPOT, Spot Park enables drivers to book and pay for parking sp ...

New Mariano’s brings 400 jobs to Skokie.

SKOKIE, Ill. — Roundy’s, a leading grocer in the Midwest, opened its newest Mariano’s location in Skokie. Shoppers can expect their favorite Mariano’s features — such as Todds BBQ and an oyster bar – along with the debut of Mariano’s first c ...

DuPage County a premier, proven business location.

LISLE, Ill. — Choose DuPage is a groundbreaking concept in economic development for DuPage County. Located approximately 20 miles west of Chicago, geographically desirable with a highly skilled labor force, DuPage County has experienced unprecedented g ...

Pinnacle Foods expanding, hiring in St. Elmo.

ST. ELMO, Ill. — Pinnacle Foods has invested more than $50 million to expand its operations in St. Elmo and plans to hire 90 workers by July. The company recently acquired Wish-Bone salad dressings and has purchased new equipment, expanded the physic ...

Tech companies to hire 1,000 in Chicago this year.

CHICAGO — More than a dozen of Chicago’s fast-growing technology companies have collectively committed to hiring nearly 1,000 new employees by the end of 2015. “The commitment by these companies speaks to Chicago’s growing strength as a hub for th ...

Textura to open innovation center in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Textura will open an innovation center in downtown Chicago, creating 50 new jobs. The enterprise software company, headquartered in Deerfield, will relocate about 90 employees to the new 23,400-square-foot space. The center is expected to  ...

Ferrara Candy builds on sweet history.

BELLWOOD, Ill. — Ferrara Candy will increase the capacity and capabilities of its Bellwood manufacturing facility and open a new state-of-the-art packaging center in Bolingbrook. The company is expected to create over 100 jobs in the Chicago metro a ...

Sprint® for Chicago to create hundreds of jobs.

CHICAGO — Sprint announced a series of investments in Chicago that will bring jobs and infrastructure investments to the city over the next two years. This investment plan, known as Sprint® for Chicago, will bring more than 300 new jobs to neighborhood ...

Second Chance to offer diesel mechanic training.

CHICAGO — Chicago Transit Authority will expand its successful Second Chance program, which provides valuable job skills and career opportunities to Chicago residents who often face challenges re-entering the workforce. Beginning next month, Second Chan ...

More Freshii food coming to Chicago.

CHICAGO — Freshii has 18 restaurants in Chicago now and expects to have a total of 30 by the end of 2015. All the Chicago outlets will be franchised operations. Freshii is a fast growing chain offering healthy, energizing fast food. The first two of ...

Uber expands, drives electric vehicles in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Uber has formally begun testing electric cars in Chicago, using vehicles from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The mobile app-based car service company initiated the program a few weeks ago. Uber drivers in the Chicago area are using about 25 of th ...

Cermak Fresh Market to open in The Fields.

CHICAGO — Cermak Fresh Market will open a 70,000-square-foot grocery store and bring 200 new jobs to the Avondale neighborhood. The store is the newest tenant at “The Fields,” the $60 million mixed-use rehabilitation of the Marshall Fields Wareh ...