Section: Business

Chase Bank Locks Some ATMs After Hours Due to Increased Crime

Above: An ATM vestibule on Clark St. just north of W. St. James Place, with a most likely mentally ill homeless man asleep on the floor, on 12/19/21 According to a Chase Banker from a North Side location, Chase Bank has limited some ATMs that were formerly accessible twenty-four hours a day to the normal … Continue reading Chase Bank Locks Some ATMs After Hours Due to Increased Crime

Does the City of Chicago Profit Off the Mask Mandate?

According to a Loop small business owner interviewed last week, the City of Chicago has inspectors going around to check on mask compliance.  If they find people not wearing masks the offending business is fined $500. Every weekend Chicago area bars are packed with people not wearing masks.  But there is no swath of sickness … Continue reading Does the City of Chicago Profit Off the Mask Mandate?

Brazen Robberies Strike High-End Retail Across Chicagoland

The current political environment in Illinois is neither pro-business nor supportive of law and order.  It is beginning to show in shocking ways. Fox 32 is reporting that a Michigan Avenue store was robbed October 11.  Police said that the robbers went into the store on Michigan Avenue near Chicago around 3 p.m.  They grabbed … Continue reading Brazen Robberies Strike High-End Retail Across Chicagoland

It Seems Chicagoans Do Not Want to Work but Benefits are Ending

Large amounts of Federal aid handed out recently have not been productive. The photograph above was taken last Wednesday at around 8:30 P.M.  Windy City Gyros, a popular Lakeview restaurant, closed at 7 P.M. that night due to staffing shortage.  As you can see from the door they would normally be open until 2 A.M. … Continue reading It Seems Chicagoans Do Not Want to Work but Benefits are Ending

McDonald’s Testing Automated Drive-Thrus

McDonald’s is testing computer driven order taking at ten Chicago drive-thrus.  It is a strong reminder that big minimum wage hikes accomplish little in the long run. According to CEO Chris Kempczinski the technology is eighty-five percent accurate.  Only about a fifth of orders need to be a taken by a human at those locations, he said, … Continue reading McDonald’s Testing Automated Drive-Thrus