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Largest Internet retailer trade show to remain at McCormick Place

Trade show organizer GLM has agreed to hold its Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition in Chicago over the next several years.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced in a press release Friday that GLM inked a 6-year extension of its contract with the city to hold the IRCE at McCormick Place, which will keep the show in Chicago through 2020.

Council committee considers ban on potentially toxic driveway sealer

The Chicago City Council Committee on Finance held a hearing on Friday pertaining to an ordinance to ban coal tar sealants, which are used on parking lots and driveways. According to a recent series of studies, the sealants contain high levels of known carcinogens.

The committee adjourned without calling a vote on the ordinance sponsored by Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the finance committee chairman, and Ald. Will Burns (4th). Burns said that the committee will be “having a couple of substantive hearings” before taking a vote on the measure.

Textura shares jump 50% in IPO

Entrepreneurial Center CEO talks successes, challenges in city’s startup sector

Chicago Entrepreneurial Center CEO Kevin Willer discussed the many successes of Chicago’s startup community while at a City Club of Chicago luncheon on Thursday, but he said that the city still has more work to do to establish itself as a burgeoning hub for entrepreneurs.

SimpleRelevance tops of the tank with $700K

Chicago gas prices, highest in U.S., continue climb

Sears Hometown fiscal 1Q profit drops 27 percent

Quinn calls special summer session to address pension reform

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday called a special summer legislative session that will begin June 19 for state lawmakers to address pension reform legislation, according to the Associated Press.

Bankruptcy behind them, Flat Top and Stir Crazy poised to expand again

State pension woes not hurting Chicago yet, biz group says

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