Robert Channick,

Robert Channick

Lake Forest, IL, United States

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  • The Lowell Sun
  • The Morning Call
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • New York Daily News
  • Sun Sentinel
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • Los Angeles Times
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Past articles by Robert:

How ex-ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore went from rising corporate star to defendant in bombshell corruption case

Of all the players in the sprawling ComEd bribery investigation, the politicians, connected lobbyists, precinct captains, consultants and door knockers, it’s the business executive with the background in theater who stands out. → Read More

Molson Coors back in the Super Bowl after 33 years, partnering with DraftKings on $500,000 commercial contest

Industry analysts are already calling this year’s broadcast the Beer Bowl, with Heineken, Molson Coors, Sam Adams and Anheuser-Busch all scheduled to run ads in a wide-open commercial field. → Read More

Chicago Tribune promotes newsroom veteran to managing editor

“It’s clear to me that Phil has the respect and trust of our newsroom,” Mitch Pugh, executive editor of the Tribune. → Read More

ComEd seeks four-year, $1.47 billion rate increase to bolster the grid for EVs, electrification and climate change

If approved by state regulators, ComEd customers will pay an average of $17 per month more for delivery charges by 2027, the utility said. → Read More

Peoples Gas looks to hike monthly delivery rates, keep customers on hook for $8 billion pipeline replacement costs

Peoples Gas is looking to add $11.83 per month to the average residential customer bill beginning in January 2024. → Read More

Gas bills may be rising in Chicago after Nicor files for $321 million rate hike, with Peoples Gas expected to follow

Nicor Gas filed for a $321 million rate increase with the ICC Tuesday, and Peoples Gas is expected to follow suit later this week. → Read More

Journalism act dropped from ‘must-pass’ defense spending bill under pressure from Facebook

An effort to add proposed journalism legislation to an annual “must-pass” defense spending bill was shot down by lawmakers after a public face off with Meta/Facebook over required payments to publishers for online news content. → Read More

Facebook threatens to remove all news content if bill forcing payments to local media outlets passes

The social media giant made the threat after reports surfaced that the measure, which has stalled in the Senate, would be added to the annual defense authorization bill before Congress. → Read More

Bally’s addresses traffic, crime concerns at temporary Medinah Temple casino site

The building is slated to open in June and operate as a casino for up to three years until a permanent site opens at the Tribune printing plant. → Read More

Chicago-based cable startup NewsNation, host of this season’s most talked-about debates, sees election boost after slow start

NewsNation, formerly WGN America, has come a long way since the days of Bozo’s Circus and Andy Griffith reruns. But with an average of 93,000 viewers on election night prime time to Fox News' 7.4 million, it still has a long way to go. → Read More

Bally’s to close on Freedom Center site purchase for $200 million

Bally’s will close on the Freedom Center site purchase for $200 million this month, with plans to sell the land in a sale-leaseback to raise cash. → Read More

NASCAR Chicago launches ticket sales for summer street race, including $3,000 temporary suites overlooking Grant Park course

The NASCAR Chicago Street Race, a pop-up urban racecourse set for next summer, is projected to generate nearly $114 million in total economic impact. → Read More

Illinois reopens online-only sports betting license applications after only remaining bidder drops out

Tekkorp Digital called off plans to acquire Caliente Interactive, a Mexican gaming company with ties to a controversial business owner. → Read More

Marquee Sports Network ratings have dropped 56% since its launch. Here’s how the Chicago Cubs’ cable TV home is faring in Year 3.

The Marquee Sports Network faces headwinds as the cable TV home of the Cubs after three seasons of COVID, cord-cutting and declining ratings. → Read More

Construction set to begin at former Allstate campus for massive north suburban logistics facility

The project, which is expected to cost more than $500 million including land acquisition, will be one of the largest urban logistics developments in the U.S. → Read More

Jewel and Mariano’s could join forces in possible Kroger-Albertsons megamerger

A potential Kroger-Albertsons supermarket megamerger would create the largest pure grocery chain in the nation, and put Chicago rivals Mariano’s and Jewel in the same basket. → Read More

Bally’s expected to buy Freedom Center site ‘this week’ for planned Chicago casino

The sale would bring the 30-acre site in River North another step closer to housing the Chicago casino → Read More

Rivian issues voluntary recall for nearly all of its electric vehicles over potential steering issue

Startup EV manufacturer Rivian issued a voluntary recall for nearly all of its vehicles over a potential steering issue → Read More

Veteran ABC 7 news anchor Alan Krashesky retiring after four decades at Chicago TV station

The Philadelphia native has been a mainstay at ABC 7 since joining the station in 1982 → Read More

Rivian production accelerates in third quarter. Normal plant on pace to build 25,000 EV trucks this year

Rivian is on pace to build a lowered target of 25,000 vehicles in its first full year of production → Read More