Damon R. Sheffield
Chicago Hit as United Auto Workers Expands Strike to Ford Assembly Plant, Worsening Detroit Automakers' Woes
Amid ongoing labor disputes with the Big Three automakers, the United Auto Workers (UAW) continues the nationwide strike with an expansion to the Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant and additional parts distribution centers across the country.
Chicago's iconic Signature Room permanently closed its doors on September 28, 2023, after 30 years of operations, citing persistent economic hardships in the post-COVID-19 world as the reason for its closure. The decision to shut down leaves both employees and patrons in a state of shock, facing a city without one of its most beloved dining establishments.
Mayor Brandon Johnson recently issued a Request for Proposal to expand Chicago's Small Business Storefront Activation Program, an initiative aimed at revitalizing commercial corridors by connecting property owners and small businesses, ultimately supporting post-pandemic economic growth.