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Illinois GDP up 1.9% in 2012

United Continental traffic falls in May

Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo dusts off IPO plans

Hotel workers protest at Hyatt meeting

McDonald's sales up more than 2% in May

Call it Groupon 3.0: Deals giant on a mobile mission

OfficeMax sets July 10 for merger vote

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

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