A changing and unpredictable climate could now make many would-be cold-weather escapees reconsider where they choose to live. And it could bring more people to areas with more of a natural immunity to wildfires and rising sea levels. Places like Chicago. ow.ly/OGIJ50JRXk4
Oak Brook-based TreeHouse Foods, the largest manufacturer of private label food products in North America, stands to benefit as consumers looking to stretch their dollars turn to cheaper store brands. ow.ly/lnUM50JXbQV
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tapped former Ald. Michael Scott Jr. as one of three new members of the Chicago Board of Education. Scott recently retired from the City Council to join film studio Cinespace. ow.ly/fWAe50JXbZN
After the pandemic foiled its plan to fill up a vintage Loop office building, Chicago developer R2 has cashed out on the parts it completed before the pandemic as it mulls turning the rest into apartments. ow.ly/WMem50JX7Vq
Seeking to acknowledge and address Chicago’s history of inequity, Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a draft of the “We Will Chicago” planning initiative, which could become the city’s first such plan in over 50 years. ow.ly/s7L950JX7IT
The City Council exodus continues: veteran Ald. Harry Osterman announced he won’t seek reelection in 2023.
With 4 retirements, 1 resignation, 1 pending election to other office and a few more rumored exits, City Council will look very different next year.
Justin Ishbia, the billionaire private-equity executive tangled up in a contentious lakefront land swap in Winnetka, paid $16 million for the mansion next to his $23.9 million property. ow.ly/r54150JWXJF
Column: We’ll soon find out how price hikes are affecting sales volumes at major Chicago-area companies, writes @CahillOnBiz. Second-quarter results will show who has more pricing power and who has less. ow.ly/girx50JWrw0
Opinion: Air travel headaches seem particularly unfair after taxpayers fronted more than $50 billion in COVID payroll aid for the purpose of preserving air travel as vital national infrastructure. ow.ly/lUxl50JWfjp