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Kris Kridel

Jake and Elwood started the job and now the state plans to finish it. The demolition of the Dixieland Mall is underway. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 brings us that and other local business stories making headlines.

 

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Terry Savage

The post-holiday spending bills are hitting the mail and inboxes this week. We look at how to tame your overall finances in 2012.

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Kris Kridel

Can Sears survive? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that, and more top business headlines.

Library Hours

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We asked what you thought about Chicago Public libraries being closed on Mondays. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

Consumer Tips from "The Fixer"

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Stephanie Zimmerman

Chicago Sun-Times' "Fixer" columnist Stephanie Zimmermann posed as Jan Brady in an attempt to scam an e-mail scammer. She tells us what she uncovered.

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Eddie Arruza reports on an innovative program at Chicago Career Tech that's retraining an older work force for a 21st century job market.

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Harold Washington Library

It's a first for Chicago -- all neighborhood libraries are now closed every Monday. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel talk about why, and if it could change.

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Kris Kridel

CME is being investigated after client funds go missing at MF Global. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that, the latest unemployment report and other top business stories.

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A new study examines the lives of Chicago's richest 1 percent. We explore how they spend their money and the issues they hold dear.

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It's one business that has done well through the economic downturn. WBEZ's Natalie Moore tells us about the thriving pawnshop business in Chicago.

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The Chicago Sun-Times is being sold again -- the second time in three years. We hear why some local investors are taking a chance on the 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning paper chain.

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Billionaire Sam Zell is just the latest to sue former Tribune Company shareholders in an effort to claw back more than $2.5 billion. We speak with a bankruptcy expert to see if this can actually happen.

Revisiting a favorite from the ‘Chicago Tonight’ Vault

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Chicago's Union Stockyards

Chicago's Union Stockyards closed 40 years ago after handling more than a billion animals. We have some never-before-seen footage and interviews with workers on the last day.

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Kris Kridel

Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss the year's top business stories, including the protracted battle over corporate tax breaks.

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Kris Kridel

The Chicago Sun-Times may be getting new owners, and unemployment rates are the lowest since 2009. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories and more top business headlines.

Taxpayers May Owe for Reconstruction

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U.S. Cellular Field

City taxpayers may not owe $1.1 million for Soldier Field and U.S Cellular Field reconstruction -- this year. But, Paris Schutz has more on why taxpayers may owe far more in the future.