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Wayfair to open fulfillment center in Romeoville

BOSTON, Mass. – Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, on Friday announced plans to open a new 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Romeoville. The new facility, to be located on 60 ...

Joliet Chamber initiates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is launching a new council has been created with the following vision: The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is dedicated to actively and intentionally cultivating business workplaces to value diversity, ...

Black investors take note: Reddit rebellion rescues GameStop Stock

thetimesweekly.com The story of 10-year-old Jaydyn Carr and his mother, Nina Carr, is just one example of the impact of Wall Street’s ongoing GameStop rally. Their financial windfall came about as a result of a trading frenzy that was never ...

President Biden's Racial Equity Initiative:

thetimesweekly.com On January 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation towards the long-promised, but never realized, pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new Administration will take meaningful and corrective ...

ComEd supports community through annual competitive grants programs

With revenues down for both municipal agencies and communities organizations in northern Illinois, due to the pandemic and other economic challenges, ComEd is stepping up to support efforts to protect the environment, enhance public safety and increase equity in access ...

Biden launches head-on attack against COVID-19

The underlining challenge of the pandemic is health care. A challenge which only heightens when one considers that Trump spent the last four years weakening and attempting to completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which protects health care for tens ...

First Midwest provides nearly $500,000 in grants to support local communities

First Midwest Bank has awarded $250,000 in grants to more than 80 local non-profit organizations through its charitable foundation. These donations are part of First Midwest's broader $2.5 million philanthropic commitment to its communities announced last year. Since March 2020, ...

Will County turning trash into cash

The Will County Board approved the next steps to convert methane gas produced at the Prairie View Landfill into compressed natural gas. The board voted to select SCS Energy to design and build a plant to convert the methane to ...

New Mercedes-Benz dealership coming to Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com Mercedes-Benz presented a concept plan for a new dealership to Village officials at the January 20th Village Board meeting. The concept plan will be for a 40,000-square foot dealership located on 23 acres on the east side of Weber ...

First Busey Corporation and Cummins-American Corp. to merge

thetimesweekly.com First Busey Corporation (Busey) (NASDAQ:BUSE), the holding company for Busey Bank, and Cummins-American Corp. (CAC), the holding company for Glenview State Bank (GSB), on Tuesday jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Busey will acquire ...

Stop NorthPoint subpoenas former Joliet City Manager

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group's lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The grassroots group, which is comprised of Joliet veterans ...

Former NBA Star Junior Bridgeman purchases EBONY Magazine

The legendary EBONY magazine is being revived. Former NBA star Junior Bridgeman reportedly has anted-up $14 million for the famed Black media publication. The magazine, which was founded by John H. Johnson in 1945, was forced into bankruptcy earlier this ...

Nicor Gas extends payment arrangements for struggling small businesses

As small business owners in northern Illinois struggle with deepening challenges and risks to their operations related to COVID-19, Nicor Gas announces it is offering extended bill payment arrangements and other resources to help them stay afloat and roll into ...

Comcast Business expands its advanced network infrastructure in Joliet, Lockport and Tinley Park

Comcast Business has expanded its advanced network infrastructure in three southwest suburban Chicago communities: Joliet, Lockport and Tinley Park. The new fiber will reach business areas stretching along West Prologis Parkway and Smith Road in Lockport, Terry Drive and Route ...

Mellody Hobson, accomplished Black Businesswoman named Chairwoman of the Board of Starbucks

Mellody Hobson, a Princeton graduate who in 2019 earned the Woodrow Wilson Award, the university's highest honor, was named Chairwoman of the Board of Starbucks. With the promotion, Hobson becomes the only African American woman to chair a Fortune 500 ...

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