It may be a tough job market, but some Chicagoans are finding jobs -- and fulfillment -- working in the not-for-profit sector. We meet a couple of them.
Guest host Eddie Arruza and his panel look back on a busy week: in an unprecedented move, former and current gang members call a press conference to push back against Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis's secret meeting with them; Mayor Daley and Weis both defend the move while Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and various aldermen are divided over the issue; and will the fallout affect Mayor Daley's presumed re-election bid?
A federally funded joke machine? We talk with the Northwestern professor behind the controversy that's garnered national attention.
On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: a bombshell in the Blagojevich case, as prosecutors drop charges against Robert Blagojevich; in Rod Blagojevich's national media whirlwind tour, the former Governor vows to put on a bevy of witnesses during his second trial; Chicago housing sales took a major tumble in July, sparking fears of a double-dip recession; and Chicago Public Schools fail to obtain much-needed federal funding. And in sports, the White Sox bullpen struggles as the Cubs say so long to Sweet Lou Piniella.
A former JetBlue flight attendant caused quite a stir when he quit his job over the airplane's public address system, deployed the emergency chute, and used it to make a dramatic exit. We look at what makes some people snap.
Federal regulators made the decision to seize the financially strapped Shorebank. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us to discuss how the bank's mission of community outreach will continue.
The Blagojevich trial has been the summer's big news story, but all the while, the state's deep financial crisis has not gone away. We hear from the president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago on the increasing worries over state pension funds.
Last year, the apparel company famously known for outfitting Barack Obama on election night was going through bankruptcy and facing liquidation. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us to discuss how Hartmarx is doing one year later.
Could Merchandise Mart be up for sale? That's a question that many are asking in light of a Crain's Chicago Business report. Kris Kridel joins us to separate fact from fiction and tells us what Merchandise Mart president Chris Kennedy has to say about the rumor.
With Labor Day right around the corner, unemployment numbers are still discouraging. We sit down with the new President of the Chicago Federation of Labor.
A merger between Chicago's hometown United Airlines and Continental tops today's business news. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us with details on the deal and other business headlines.
Housing sales took a major tumble in July, sending shock waves nationwide over a possible double dip recession. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at what the surprising downturn means for homeowners and real estate investors.
The weak economy is creating yet another economic concern: deflation. Chicago Sun-Times business columnist Terry Savage discusses the deflation issue and suggests some ways to protect yourself.
The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
The modern-day equivalent of the World's Fair is in Shanghai this year. NPR's Edward Lifson was there, but the United States almost wasn't. Lifson is back in Chicago to tell us what he saw.
On tonight's edition of The Week in Review with Joel Weisman: The Blagojevich jury has agreed on only two of 24 counts, is deadlocked on 11 counts, and the jurors reveal they have not even discussed the 11 counts of wire fraud. We remember political powerhouse Dan Rostenkowski, who succumbed to lung cancer this week. Amid deadly violence, Chicago's year-round schools begin. Meanwhile, the new federal jobs bill heads off some teacher layoffs here. Cook County loses nearly $3 million for job-training by failing to spend the federal funds.