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A company under fire for using a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment announced Monday it is permanently closing its sole Illinois facility on account of an “unstable legislative and regulatory landscape.”

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An item from Alinea’s menu in 2015. (Lou Stejskal / Flickr)

Michelin, the global fine dining guide, granted its prestigious star awards Thursday to a swath of Chicago restaurants, this year bestowing the honor on 25 local venues. That’s up from 22 last year.

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A Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Urbana, Illinois. (Wikimedia Commons)

The corporate parent of Arby’s, Sonic Drive-Ins and Buffalo Wild Wings is adding Jimmy John’s to its widening roster of restaurant chains.

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Investors in municipal bonds are increasingly weighing the effects of climate change in their calculations, and a new report out Tuesday from Moody’s Investor Service indicates Illinois bonds are not going to benefit from the new math.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley announces $100 million in federal funding for a major Chicago Transit Authority project. The most visible portion of the project – the Belmont Avenue flyover – is scheduled to begin within days. 

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An electric vehicle maker is on tap to build 100,000 delivery vans for the e-commerce giant Amazon. The massive order is just part of a broader commitment, announced Thursday by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to make his company greener.

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(Nick Ulivieri / Crain’s Chicago Business)

A relatively nondescript seven-story office building in the Fulton Market District has become the most expensive office building sale in the city’s history.

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Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Connecticut. (AP Photo / Frank Franklin II)

The nation’s Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up in support of a tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, while their Democratic counterparts have mostly come out against it, decrying it as woefully inadequate.

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The Lightfoot administration makes its first moves to regulate the recreational marijuana industry, releasing guidelines on where the new businesses can locate. And here’s the catch: they’re all outside the city’s central business district.

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, workers in food preparation and serving-related occupations made up the bulk of workers earning minimum wage or less in 2013, the Pew Research Center reports. (delo / Pixabay)

At a City Council hearing on Tuesday, committee members discussed a proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Activists say it’s long overdue. But could it hurt small businesses? We debate the issue.

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The retail giant is roughly doubling the number of employees in its Loop office. But these aren’t warehouse jobs – the new hires that will work in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development. 

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It’s a job as old as time, but one Chicagoan is beekeeping in her own unique way. Meet graphic designer-turned-beekeeper Jana Kinsman.

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In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu, File)

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night.

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Rent control has been barred in Illinois since 1997 but is once again under consideration. How does it work, and is it the answer to Chicago’s affordable housing crisis?

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In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing 787 Dreamliners once praised as “beautiful” by President Donald Trump could become a casualty of his escalating trade war with China. That and other business news from Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Smashed Plastic in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Ten years ago, less than 2 million records were purchased in the U.S. But last year, nearly 17 million were sold. And now there are records being made in Chicago for the first time in decades. We stop by to see how it’s done.