Once, there were dozens of men's hatmakers in Chicago. Today, there is only one. We revisit Jay Shefsky's story about Optimo Hats. Read an article and view a slideshow.
What was behind the departure of Metra's former executive, Alex Clifford? Paris Schutz has new details. Read the separation agreement and RTA's statement.
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.
Neighbor CartsJun 24, 2013 | | Post a Comment > >
We hear what you had to say about our Neighbor Carts story in tonight's viewer feedback.
"The 606"Jun 20, 2013 | | Post a Comment > >
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.
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.
Sun-Times LayoffsJun 6, 2013 | | Post a Comment > >
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.
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.
This Friday, the city unveils a new bike share program called Divvy. We talk with Gabe Klein, commissioner for the Department of Transportation, about what to expect. View a map and learn more about the program.
Metra CEO Alex Clifford may receive up to $700,000 for stepping down, according to reports. His resignation raises questions about how the Metra is run – and whether the agency is using public dollars responsibly.
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.
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.
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.
Bloomingdale Trail Gets a New NameJun 17, 2013 | | Post a Comment > >
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.
The Chicago City Council passed the mayor's revised parking meter deal by 39-11. Paris Schutz has the latest.