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The e-commerce giant is opening more distribution centers in Chicago — and plans to hire thousands. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer joins us with the stories behind the headlines.

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In this Feb. 21, 2020 photo, a worker pushes a cart inside an Amazon Go Grocery store set to open soon in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets. 

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In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks off stage after holding a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington to announce the Climate Pledge, setting a goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The world’s richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth.

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Amazon’s push to build a massive network of warehouses to store and distribute goods may be moving into Bolingbrook, but the town’s mayor isn’t thrilled about it.

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In 2015, Pullman was designated Illinois’ first national monument. The Far South Side neighborhood scored another victory with the Amateur Athletic Union. And a 40-acre Amazon warehouse may be on the horizon.

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The e-commerce giant keeps adding more warehouses across the country to store and distribute products, and it looks like Pullman is one of its next targets.

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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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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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In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)

Amazon said the hiring events will take place Sept. 17 in six locations where it thinks it can find the strongest talent: Arlington, Virginia — where it’s building a second headquarters; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Nashville, Tennessee; and its hometown of Seattle.

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Would you forgo your privacy for more effective technology? Owners of voice-activated home devices may need to start asking themselves that question.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, photo, a rusting ferryboat is docked next to an aging industrial warehouse on Long Island City's Anable Basin in the Queens borough of New York. (Mark Lennihan /AP Photo)

Chicago was one of 20 finalists vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. The company announced Tuesday it will be splitting its second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia. 

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Community organizers opposing a new wave of school closures criticized Chicago’s pursuit of landing Amazon’s second headquarters, saying minority residents are being pushed aside to make way for the tech giant.

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Chicago may be on Amazon’s top 20 list, but what will it take to win it all – and at what cost?

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Chicago has made it to the second round of cities for Amazon’s HQ2. The question now: What will it take for the city to make it to the final four?

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Chicago’s bid to land Amazon’s much-coveted HQ2 has taken on a sci-fi element.

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Just what are the city and state willing to do to bring an online giant to Chicago?

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