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A brand-new grocery store opens its doors in one of the city's food deserts. What does it mean for neighbors in Englewood?

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on the McDonald's of the future, Rick Bayless's new business recipe and why online retailing giant Amazon is partnering with Merz Apothecary.

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In this food-crazy town, more and more chefs are looking for locally grown produce for their menus. Now they can get gourmet, specialty mushrooms grown in the heart of Chicago. Jay Shefsky went to check it out.  

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When Oak Park Billiards closed 10 years ago, the vintage Brunswick pool tables remained. But with a new tenant moving in, those iconic tables, along with hundreds of other items, are up for sale to the general public this weekend.

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A recent survey of the top 50 Chicago public companies reveals a lack of minority representation among senior leadership positions, with 19 showing no ethnic diversity within their executive ranks.

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Chris Fusco, left, and Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Sun-times has a new managing editor. We'll talk with him and the paper's publisher and editor-in-chief about what's ahead for the city's oldest continuously published daily newspaper.  

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The arrival of driverless cars is shifting into high gear. They've already pulled into Pittsburgh–should Chicago give them the green light? A transportation engineer tells us about the future of autonomous automobiles.   

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is adding a major new investor to its recipe for success. We serve up the latest with Crain's Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer. 

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The Eccles Building in Washington D.C. serves as the headquarters of the Federal Reserve. (AgnosticPreachersKid / Wikimedia Commons)

Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen rejects the notion that the Fed plays politics when deciding interest rate policy.

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More and more news organizations are putting an end to comment sections on their websites. We have a discussion with two local editors and a Chicago Tribune columnist who recently wrote about the topic.

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A look at what's behind the rise and fall of the great big McMansions. Why aren't they selling?

Survey shows renters 'relatively satisfied' with Chicago

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In a report released last week, Coldwell Banker ranks the most and least affordable housing markets in the U.S. (Courtesy Coldwell Banker)

According to a report released last week from real estate company Coldwell Banker, Park Forest is the most affordable market in Illinois and the third most affordable nationwide. 

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The former Mulligan Elementary School in Lincoln Park has been transformed into residential apartments as part of the city's plan to redevelop shuttered CPS buildings. (Courtesy of Chicago Department of Planning and Development)

Shuttered classrooms and long-closed gymnasiums will soon give way to multi-bedroom suites and rooftop decks overlooking the city skyline as area developers work to resurrect buildings that once served as Chicago Public Schools.

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An artist’s rendering of plans for St. Laurence school, where children and adults will be able to take free art classes. (Chicago Arts + Industry Commons / Place Lab)

An investment of more than $10 million will help transform unused buildings and vacant lots on Chicago’s South and West Sides into centers for arts and culture that offer free community programs.

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(Jeff Kubina / Flickr)

Some restaurants are moving away from traditional tipping. The practice can be more stable for servers but could also mean less income. We discuss trends in tipping with a Loyola University economist.

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Tribune Tower on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Architecture critic Blair Kamin on the future redevelopment of the Tribune Tower and the rise of a new Jeanne Gang-designed addition to the Chicago skyline.