City Colleges of Chicago faculty and staff union take key step toward potential strike

CHICAGO (CBS) – The City Colleges of Chicago faculty and staff union voted to authorize a potential strike. After nearly a week of voting, 92% of the more than 1,000 members voted in favor of authorizing a strike, according to a union news release. The vote does not necessarily mean the union members will actually … Read more

First Alert Weather: Starting off nice

CHICAGO (CBS) — Today features more clouds than sunshine with temperatures spiking into the 70s around midday and falling through the 60s into the 50s by afternoon. CBS News Chicago CBS News Chicago Winds will shift from southwest to northeast and become gusty as a front passes through. Lake effect showers tomorrow and noticeably cooler … Read more

Chicago First Alert Weather: Beautiful evening ahead with mild temps tomorrow

CHICAGO (CBS) — A beautiful evening is ahead with a mostly clear sky and light southeast winds. Temperatures will be in the 60s through midevening, then fall into the 50s by late evening. Overnight lows will range from near 50 degrees in Chicago, to low 40s in the western suburbs. CBS Partly cloudy skies for … Read more

Chicago Drives Electric shifts car buyers into a new (quieter) lane with more EV options

CHICAGO (CBS) — This past weekend, the Chicago Auto Traders Association hosted their Chicago Drives Electric event with unique opportunities for consumers to get face to face contact with manufacturers. CBS News Chicago’s Jamaica Ponder paid the show a visit to learn more about what EVs are currently driving the market. “There’s a lot of … Read more

An Auction of Paintings by the Long-Overlooked Chicago Surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie Just Brought in $2.8 Million

A single-owner, single-artist auction of works by the late Chicago painter Gertrude Abercrombie scored more than $2.8 million this week, overhauling the once-overlooked figure’s auction record along the way. The market’s recent obsession with mid-century Surrealism shows no signs of slowing down. Twenty-one Abercrombie artworks were included in the event, which was hosted by Hindman … Read more

Chicago area — its largest market to date

QuikTrip is making its first foray into the Chicago metropolitan area — its largest market to date — building two travel centers there and another one southwest of the city. Chicago (9.6 million) is the third largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, trailing only Los Angeles (nearly 13 million) and New York … Read more