"Chicago Business and Industry"

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June 25, 2013 - "Chicago Business and Industry"

Janice Reiff has compiled essays about the city's emergence as a commerce hub in the book, Chicago Business and Industry: From Fur Trade to E-Commerce. Read an excerpt and view a slideshow.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/24

Neighbor Carts

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June 24, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 6/24

We hear what you had to say about our Neighbor Carts story in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/20

"The 606"

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June 20, 2013 - Viewer Feedback: 6/20

This week, we gave you a sneak peek at the city's next beautification project. Originally known as the "The Bloomingdale Trail," the giant abandoned railway on the northwest side will soon get a major facelift and new name - "The 606." We have some of your thoughts about the changes to a piece of the city's history in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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A People’s Housing Authority

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June 18, 2013 - A People’s Housing Authority

What happens when a bunch of housing activists decide to seize some vacant homes and take the foreclosure crisis into their own hands? We take a look at a guerrilla group called the Anti-Eviction Campaign that has people rethinking their ideas on housing and homelessness in Chicago. Read an article.

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Viewer Feedback: 6/6

Sun-Times Layoffs

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June 6, 2013 - Viewer Feedback

We asked for your thoughts about the Chicago Sun-Times' decision to lay off their entire photo staff. We read what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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Union Reacts to Sun-Times Layoffs

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May 30, 2013 - Union Reacts to Sun-Times Layoffs

In a major round of cuts at the Chicago Sun-Times, the newspaper lays off its entire photography staff. We get reaction from the union that represents them.

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Chicago Business News: 5/22

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May 22, 2013 - Chicago Business News

Chicago's historic Palmer House hotel is up for sale. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Stock Market Reaction to Bernanke Testimony

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May 21, 2013 - Stock Market Reaction to Bernanke Testimony

The stock market is flying high. We take a look what's going on, and at how Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress could affect the markets tomorrow.

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Mayor Unveils Massive "Tourism and Tradeshow" Plan

Navy Pier & DePaul Arena Revamp

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May 16, 2013 - Mayor Unveils "Tourism and Tradeshow" Plan

The mayor rolls out major plans to expand McCormick Place and overhaul Navy Pier. But, elements of the plan, including a proposed new DePaul arena, are drawing criticism. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Waukegan Harbor

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June 24, 2013 - Waukegan Harbor

Just as Waukegan Harbor’s decades-long cleanup project comes to an end, low water levels and the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy keep the commercial harbor closed. Read an article.

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Stock Market Slide

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June 20, 2013 - Stock Market Slide

Markets react negatively to Chairman Ben Bernanke’s remarks that the Federal Reserve may taper bond buying in the next year. We take a closer look at the fluctuation in the stock and bond markets, the state of the economic stimulus and recovery, as well as Bernanke’s future.

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Neighbor Carts

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June 19, 2013 - Neighbor Carts

Neighbor Carts hires workers with pre-existing barriers to employment, while simultaneously working to eradicate the city's vast food deserts. Jay Shefsky explores the company's innovative business model. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Sneak Peek at "The 606"

Bloomingdale Trail Gets a New Name

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June 17, 2013 - Sneak Peek at "The 606"

Ground is set to break on a major transformation that will turn an abandoned railway into a three mile-long elevated park. Chicago Tonight has exclusive details about the final plan. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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City Council Approves Parking Meter Deal

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June 5, 2013 - City Council Approves Parking Meter Deal

The Chicago City Council passed the mayor's revised parking meter deal by 39-11. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Residents Upset Over Digital Billboards

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May 23, 2013 - Residents Upset Over Digital Billboards Plan

The city could see hundreds of digital billboards on the sides of buildings in the next few months. Paris Schutz has the latest on the billboard bonanza, and tells us why residents are upset.

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House Committee Passes "Fracking" Regulations

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A bill that paves the way for high-level horizontal fracking in Illinois cleared an important hurdle.

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CTA President on Red Line Reconstruction

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May 21, 2013 - CTA President on Red Line Reconstruction

The southbound Red Line is down for the next five months. CTA President Forrest Claypool joins us to explain this massive revitalization project, and lays out his vision for the future of Chicago transit.

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