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United begins move of operations to Willis Tower

United Airlines has started moving its operations center employees into a new home — the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower.

United, which formally combined with Continental on Oct. 1 to form the world’s largest airline, is moving the first 280 employees into the skyscraper on Monday. This is the first phase of the move of more than 2,500 people who currently work at the company’s operations center in the suburb of Elk Grove Village. Get the full story »

Thoma Bravo moves out of Willis Tower

By Becky YerakThoma Bravo is becoming the second private equity firm in the past year to move out of Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, and into a new office building at 300 N. LaSalle. About a year ago GTCR Golder Rauner LLC also left Willis for 300 N. LaSalle.

“Our 10-year lease was up, and we felt that the quality of the Sears (Willis) Tower had dropped,” a Thoma spokesman said.

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