Boycotting BP over the massive ongoing oil eruption in the Gulf of Mexico? Kris Kridel is here to talk about whose bottom line you may really be hurting.
On tonight's show: a big week in testimony in the Burge and Blagojevich trials; big teacher cuts and class size increases are looming for Chicago Public Schools unless a budget solution is found; BP gas stations in Chicago are feeling a boycott backlash; what it means for taxpayers that the state's bond rating was lowered yet again; and as Stanley Cup euphoria dies down, the Blackhawks ponder how to meet next year's salary cap.
Free museum days are back this summer. Kris Kridel joins us to talk about who is sponsoring the free days and what they stand to gain, along with other business headlines.
Nightly Business Report's Diane Eastabrook introduces us to the Berman family, who have been serving Superdawgs in Chicago for more than 60 years.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Civic pride is swelling on the eve of the Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup appearance since 1992; state lawmakers override Governor Quinn's veto of McCormick Place work-rule reforms; Mayor Daley says he won't raise property taxes next year; the Supreme Court rules that African-American firefighter applicants in Chicago will be allowed to proceed with their discrimination case; and the local real estate market is finally starting to show some signs of life.
Another area bank has been seized, while yet another holds on for dear life. WBBM Newsradio's Kris Kridel tells us which banks are struggling, and much more when she joins us with the week's top business stories.
Last week the state legislature passed a bill that would overhaul the agency that runs Chicago's convention center. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel look at what the bill -- or a veto of the bill -- could mean for the area.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Lawmakers are still wrangling over the state budget in Springfield; we'll take a closer look at Chicago's deadly streets and what can be done to stop the violence; a Chicago Tribune investigation finds that House Speaker Michael Madigan swayed the University of Illinois to admit relatives of political figures, political allies, and donors; sweeping work rule reforms are expected at McCormick Place; the Bulls fire head coach Vinny Del Negro; and the Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup quest.
We see how the economy is forcing some workers to leave long-time jobs and get training in completely new fields.
Former Chicago business journalist Tom Hudson joins us to talk about his move to Nightly Business Report, along with the latest business news.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial finally gets underway; more classroom time is proposed for some Chicago Public Schools; Mark Kirk's military record now a senate campaign issue; we take a closer look at Chicago's deadly streets; and the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup quest hits a road bump.
Will the new work rules at McCormick Place be enough to keep conventions from deserting Chicago? WBBM Newsradio Kris Kridel has that story, plus the rest of the week's business news.
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: A New Trier honor student is jailed in a hit-and-run case; Cook County Board Presidential candidate Toni Preckwinkle backtracks on her pledge to eliminate the rest of the controversial county sales tax increase; Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says he is willing to cut his $310,000 salary; Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bill Brady launches a television ad blitz; a Congressional probe is called for after a bank in President Obama's old neighborhood avoids being seized by the government; and the mighty Blackhawks are just two wins
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Will new work rules at McCormick Place keep conventions in Chicago? WBBM Newsradio's Kris Kridel joins us with those details, plus the rest of the week's business headlines.