TIF Funds

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November 24, 2009 - TIF Funds

Chicago implemented tax increment financing as a way to redevelop communities throughout the city. But now, a proposed TIF district in the heart of downtown has some citizens and an alderman questioning whether or not the area deserves such funds. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Chicago Business

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November 23, 2009 - Chicago Business

If Oprah Winfrey leaves Chicago, how will it impact local businesses? WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us for a look at this and other business headlines.

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News Analysis: Mortgages

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Foreclosure filings in Illinois went up 56 percent in October., We look at the housing crisis and explore what homeowners at risk can do.

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U.S. Cellular's CEO

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November 17, 2009 - U.S. Cellular's CEO

We talk to the CEO of U.S. Cellular about changes to the wireless industry and his Chicago-based company.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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November 13, 2009 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: The CTA avoids fare hikes but service cuts and layoffs are still looming; Jeanine Nicarico's killer, Brian Dugan, gets the death penalty; Governor Quinn decides to release prisoners early; Congressman Danny Davis bows out of the race for Cook County Board President; Chicago's magnet school admission policies are revamped; and another devastating loss puts the Bears season on the brink.

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Co-Working

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November 09, 2009 - Co-Working

Chicago freelancers could work from home, but we show you why more and more are spending money to get back to the cubicle.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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November 06, 2009 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: President Obama marks the one-year anniversary of his election; former Attorney General Jim Ryan launches another gubernatorial bid; CTA drivers may strike over threatened layoffs; the agency that runs McCormick Place and Navy Pier is battered by the weak economy; and Bears fans are worried about the team's lack of offense.

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CTA President Richard Rodriguez

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Will it soon cost six dollars for a round-trip ride on the CTA? Today CTA President Richard Rodriguez presented the transit agency's 2010 budget to the Cook County Board. We talk to him about the challenges mass transit is facing in Chicago.

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4G Network

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November 03, 2009 - 4G Network

4G, or WiMAX, has arrived in Chicago. It means super-fast internet connections from just about anywhere. The Chicago Tribune's Wailin Wong joins us to explain why people are so excited about it.

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BP Expansion

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November 23, 2009 - BP Expansion

Elizabeth Brackett takes a look at the battle over the $3.8 billion dollar expansion of BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery.

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The Week In Review

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November 20, 2009 - The Week In Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Oprah Winfrey ending her talk show in 2011; Chicago School Board President Michael Scott's apparent suicide shocks the city; the Cook County Board votes to roll back the controversial sales tax hike; major conventions continue to leave McCormick Place for less expensive locales; and the Bears season on life support.

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The Chicago Network

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November 18, 2009 - The Chicago Network

A new report says Chicago women remain a minority in high-ranking positions at the city's largest public companies. Three local executives join us to discuss the findings.

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Chicago Business

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Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson were back on CBS 2 Friday, but how many people were watching, and what does it mean for the local news landscape? Kris Kridel from WBBM Newsradio 780's Noon Business Hour joins us with that story, and the week's other top business headlines.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett: The Economy

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November 11, 2009 - News Analysis with Elizabeth...

The Dow closed up 44 points today and at a thirteen-month high this past Monday. Is it a positive sign for the economy as a whole? Elizabeth Brackett finds out from her panel of economists and investment strategists.

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Chicago Business

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November 09, 2009 - Chicago Business

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels made its public trading debut Thursday to great success. This comes despite a lackluster economy and a family feud among the Pritzkers, who own the hotel chain. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us with the details, plus the rest of the week's business news.

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Jim Warren Named Chicago Reader's Publisher

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November 05, 2009 - Jim Warren Named Chicago Reader's...

Chicago's free weekly newspaper The Chicago Reader has a new publisher: Jim Warren. He is a former managing editor at the Chicago Tribune and a former reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He joins us to talk about his vision for the paper.

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Children and Finances

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November 04, 2009 - Children and Finances

Families might be forced to scale it back again this holiday season because of the economy. We talk to a local financial guru about how to shop for your kids on a tight budget.

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