Illinois Business

Oct
26
McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

McDonald's workers in 12 cities strike again to protest workplace harassment

This is the fifth time since 2018 that McDonald's workers have struck the company over what they say are inadequate efforts to stop sexual harassment in its stores. At least 50 workers have filed charges against McDonald's alleging verbal and physical harassment over the last five years.
3 min read
Oct
14
Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

The contracts under negotiation with the Moline, Illinois-based company cover 14 Deere plants, including seven in Iowa, four in Illinois and one each in Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia.
3 min read
Oct
11
John Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

John Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

Negotiators will return to the bargaining table Monday to try and work out a new deal to cover more than 10,000 workers at 14 plants across the United States. The union set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
1 min read
Sep
17
Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Boeing to build Navy aircraft at MidAmerica, invest $200M

Construction on the MidAmerica facility in Mascoutah, Illinois is scheduled to start later this year and be completed in early 2024. Production would start by mid-2024.
2 min read
Sep
13
Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

The Clean Energy Jobs Act provides a $700 million subsidy to Exelon with the idea of saving jobs and the large amount of carbon-free energy the plants already produce.
3 min read
Sep
03
Kraft Heinz, former officials settle SEC charges for $62 million

Kraft Heinz, former officials settle SEC charges for $62 million

The Chicago-based Kraft Heinz Co. did not admit or deny the SEC's findings but agreed to avoid future violations and pay a civil penalty.
1 min read
Sep
01
Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Union and business groups have expressed concerns about the loss of jobs and the reliability of the electric grid while some consumers groups worry about rate hikes.
2 min read
Aug
27
Rivian, an EV Startup with Big Backers, Files to Go Public

Rivian, an EV Startup with Big Backers, Files to Go Public

The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting this year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois.
1 min read
Oct
03
Opinion: For the Love of God, Vote NO on the Illinois "Fair" Tax Amendment

Opinion: For the Love of God, Vote NO on the Illinois "Fair" Tax Amendment

15 min read