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For more than 30 years, Crain's Chicago Business has delivered award-winning journalism, built on thorough reporting and comprehensive knowledge of the city's business scene. Every Monday, thousands of Chicago professionals receive exclusive, in-depth coverage of local companies, personalities, politics, and inter-office roller-derby results, among other things. Crain's rewards ravenous readers with deep-dives into local industries and topics like law and technology in the Focus section, and takes a weekly spin around the business community's individual and collective zeitgeist in the popular Business of Life section. Recent Crain's stories have exposed widespread kickbacks in the city's beer-distribution business, detailed office leasing options for small businesses, and explored the anxieties that accompany career changes forced by layoffs.
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The Alliance of Area Business Publications awarded Crain's Chicago Business with gold in both the Best Investigative Reporting and the Best Local Coverage of a National Business/Economic Story categories in 2010. The Society of American Business Editors named the Crain's Chicago Business website the Best Business Web Site (small) with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors in 2009.
Crain's Chicago Business
For more than 30 years, Crain's Chicago Business has been covering the ins and outs of the business world—first in a weekly business newspaper and now on an award-winning website, too. Though the publication breaks new stories constantly, it's best known for its iconic annual issues. The 40 Under 40 issue, for example, highlights young business innovators, and the Best Places to Work issue focuses on businesses well-loved by their employees, such as Santa's workshop.