Chicago Housing Market's Road to Recovery

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Home sales are up in Chicago, but the market is still a long way from recovering to pre-crash levels.

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AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks

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July 21, 2014-AbbVie Acquires Shire, Tax Breaks

AbbVie, the research arm of Abbott Laboratories, bought the Dublin-based Shire pharmaceutical company last Friday for nearly $55 billion. We break down the economic impact this move will have on Chicago.

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The Business of Beer

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July 21, 2014 - The Business of Beer

The new Lagunitas brewery and tap room in Douglas Park is up and running but founder and Chicago native Tony Magee is always looking to expand. We chat with Magee about his company, business philosophy and plans for the future.  

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City Sticker Deadline Approaches

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July 15, 2014 - City Sticker Deadline Approaches

City Clerk Susana Mendoza talks changes to the city's vehicle sticker program.

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Wrigley Field's Fate Decided

Commission Approves $575 Million Proposal

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July 10, 2014 - Wrigley Field's Fate to be Decided

The Chicago Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to allow Wrigley Field to undergo a $575 million dollar renovation and expansion that has caused considerable controversy between the Cubs owners and rooftop.

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CTA Completes Switch to Ventra

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July 2, 2014 - CTA Completes Switch to Ventra

July 1 was V-Day in Chicago. Ventra is the only pre-paid fare system for all CTA buses and trains. We'll tell you what riders think of Ventra more than six months after its botched rollout.

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Crain's Corner

Parent Company of Peoples Gas Sells for $9.1 Billion

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June 23, 2014 - Crain's Corner

Wisconsin Energy Corp. will acquire Integrys Energy Inc., parent company of Peoples Gas, in a $9.1 billion deal. We look at what the acquisition means for Chicago energy consumers.

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1871 Gets $2.5 Million State Grant for Expansion

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June 17, 2014 - 1871 Gets $2.5 Million State Grant

One of Chicago's top technology incubators, 1871, is getting a substantial state grant to expand its Merchandise Mart space another 25,000 square feet.

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Crain's Corner

Divvy Bike-Sharing Program Peddles to a Loss

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May 29, 2014 - Crain's Corner

Chicago's Divvy bike-sharing program may be peddling to success on the streets and lakefront of the city - but it's losing money. The company recorded an operating loss for 2013. 

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No More Microbeads

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July 21, 2014 - No More Microbeads

Illinois is the first state to ban microbeads in personal care products.

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Navy Pier Gets $20 Million Donation

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July 17, 2014 - Navy Pier Gets $20 Million Donation

The family of local charitable organization, Polk Bros. Foundation earned naming rights to Navy Pier's gateway entrance park following a $20 million grant.

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Governor Receives Ride-Sharing Bill

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July 14, 2014 - Governor Receives Ride-Sharing Bill

As a bill to regulate the commercial ride-share industry lands on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk, we talk to representatives of the traditional taxi industry and rideshare company Uber about the regulation. 

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Crain's Corner

Navy Pier Wants to Add a Hotel

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July 9, 2014 - Crain's Corner

Navy Pier attracts between 8-9 million visitors each year, but traffic drops as temperatures do in the winter. The non-profit that runs Navy Pier wants to add a hotel to attract visitors year-round. 

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Navy Pier's Secretive Spending

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June 23, 2014 - Navy Pier's Secretive Spending

How is the 98-year-old Navy Pier spending $115 million in government funds for a face-lift of the top tourist attraction? Now that Navy Pier is run by a not-for-profit agency, it is not subject to public disclosure laws and won't reveal how the public funds are being used.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/23

Declining Credit Ratings Put Chicago at Risk

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June 23, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 6/23

We share what you had to say about recent stories when read some of our viewer feedback.

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Meet Chicago Public Media’s New CEO

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June 16, 2014 - Meet Chicago Public Media’s New CEO

After a nationwide search, Chicago Public Media hires Goli Sheikholeslami as its new CEO. She joins us to talk about her time on the job and vision for the future of public radio. 

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Viewer Feedback: 5/29

Household Debt and Our Economy

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May 29, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 5/29

We share what you had to say about recent stories when we read some of our viewer feedback. 

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