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The gleaming skyline that makes Chicago an architectural wonder is primarily made up of office towers. But those glassy marvels have been largely empty since March. A look at the prospects for downtown commercial real estate.

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Cubs fans outside Wrigley Field in Chicago. (WTTW News)

The days of watching the Cubs on TV for free are long gone. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker tells us about the Marquee Sports Network – and what it means for Cubs fans in Chicago.

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Two Chicago nonprofits that offer training and support to local tech firms have struck a deal to create a one-stop shop for them.

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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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The same Illinois privacy law that recently led Facebook to settle a class-action lawsuit for $550 million could trip up Google as well.

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St. Pius V School is listed as one of 30 Catholic schools included in th deal. (St. Pius V School / Facebook)

The Archdiocese of Chicago has struck a deal with a nonprofit backed by some of the city’s wealthiest donors to help address its financial challenges.

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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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Chicago’s Fulton Market District in 2015. (Seth Anderson / Flickr)

A Texas developer is set to make a bold bet in the Fulton Market District and hoping to help jumpstart Chicago’s life-sciences industry in the process.

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Soft drink giant PepsiCo has officially joined the party at the Old Post Office. The company signed an eight-year lease to move its Chicago office and 1,300 employees late next year to the redeveloped building.

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Chicago is adding another high-profile corporate headquarters to its roster, though it’s not quite clear what it means for area jobs.

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The company didn’t say how many people were let go, but a Tribune report pegged the number at 100 employees at its Deerfield headquarters.

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The Ford plant on the city’s Far South Side has been causing some big headaches for the automaker, which is expected to report lower profits this week in a third quarter earnings report.

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A Northwestern researcher known for developing wearable technology has received a $10 million federal grant to create a potentially life-saving implantable device for people with opioid use disorder. 

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A file photo shows Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Aug. 29, 2017, in Chicago. (WTTW News)

After a lengthy political career, former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has landed a high-profile, private sector gig. That and other business news from Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle battle for votes ahead of the runoff election. Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way on two controversial projects. CSO musicians trade instruments for picket signs. And Boeing’s very bit 737 problem.

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Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown joins the race for mayor. A federal appeals court says the federal government may not withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. And the U.S. Supreme Court denies an appeal from Rod Blagojevich.