When pundits talk about America's economic recovery, they often point to the Midwest as a symbol of where things are headed. So what's the real story on the ground? Is Midwest manufacturing having a revival, or is it permanently scarred from the financial crash? How do Chicago and Illinois fit into the broader puzzle of the region and the nation? Joining us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to discuss this is William Strauss, a senior economist and advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That's one of 12 regional banks that, together with the Board of Governors, serve as the central bank of the U.S.