Robert Channick is a business reporter for the Tribune. A former broadcast consultant and radio station manager, he began freelancing for the Chicago Tribune in 2002, joining the Tribune staff as a business reporter in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Kenyon College and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University.
Citing a “challenging” market in the wake of a six-week strike by the United Auto Workers against the Big Three, Stellantis’ decision to skip the show will leave a big hole at McCormick Place next month.
Both decisions will hold down rate increases for Chicago-area gas and electric customers entering 2024, while putting more pressure on the utilities to justify infrastructure improvements going forward.