Chicago Tribune BizWrap


October 28, 2016 View email in browser

With or without Cubs clinching Series, Ricketts family has $2B ballclub

Since buying the Cubs for $845 million in 2009, the billionaire Ricketts family has seen the value of the team grow to an estimated $2.2 billion.

Read More


Big Soda digs in for a fight over proposed Cook County beverage tax

The war on soda is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other locales, the soda industry is digging in to fight a proposed sweetened beverage tax.

Read More

Portillo’s eyes the Minnesota market

Portillo’s is apparently trying to enter the Minnesota market.

Read More


Wrigley rooftops’ quirky past preceded big business, sour relationship with Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs on Friday play their first World Series game in Wrigley Field since 1945, there’ll be plenty of fans watching from nearby rooftops.

Read More

Chicago company Mavens shows remote work is the future

I JUST WORK HERE: Chicago company shows the benefits of remote work and the future that’s coming.

Read More

Jim Beam will cover Uber trips of up to $20 for 10,000 Chicago riders

Bourbon maker Jim Beam said it will cover 10,000 Uber rides in Chicago, up to $20 each, starting in the seventh inning of Friday’s World Series game.

Read More

Bensenville’s reported death is greatly exaggerated

In 2008, Forbes Magazine said Bensenville topped its list of America’s fastest-dying small towns — but the suburb near O’Hare International Airport refuses to die.

Read More

Yuengling beer backed Trump this week. You can guess the rest.

This week, Donald Trump’s son, Eric, took a media-accompanied tour of America’s oldest brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, family owned and operated in the small Pennsylvania town of Pottsville since 1829.

Read More

Spread the News!