Last week, the City Council passed new rules for vacation rentals -- short-term stays in houses or condos. We find out what the changes might mean for the city's real estate market.
We'll see how well the market for vacation homes is faring as the housing market continues to struggle.
Governor Quinn discusses his new budget, the state's alarming deficit, and more.
We find out why there's a surprising boom in the sale of luxury condos downtown.
Is college is your family's future? If you have a high school age student or even a child already in college, sticker shock is sure to be in your future. We meet a college counselor who's helping families deal with debt.
On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review...the Chicago City Council Zoning Committee approves a significant deal with Walmart that could mean more than 20 stores in underserved neighborhoods. Revealing undercover tapes are played in court in the Rod Blagojevich case. U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk runs away from the media at an event this week to avoid questions about his resume. And in sports, the Blackhawks dismantle the Stanley Cup team as the Bulls welcome a new coach and trade away Kirk Hinrich.
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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.
Diane Eastabrook of the Nightly Business Report explains how the economy has changed the way small businesses are planning for the future.
Kris Kridel talks about Mayor Daley's money making idea to sell ad space on bridge houses spanning the Chicago River and the rest of the week's top business headlines.
Joel Weisman and his panel look at the week's top stories: Governor Pat Quinn slices $1.4 billion from the state budget; City Hall moves quickly on a new gun-control ordinance for Chicago; former Police Commander Jon Burge is guilty on all counts of lying about police torture under his watch -- and one victim is already filing a suit against him and Former State's Attorney Richard Daley; Rod Blagojevich's lavish clothes spending was revealed in court, along with his plots with aides and his wife to replace Barack Obama in the U.S.
Governor Quinn signed a budget today that contained $1.4 billion in cuts. Elizabeth Brackett fills us in on where the Governor is cutting, and the funding challenges the state still faces.
The City Council is poised to approve another Walmart in Chicago. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel talks about who the winners are, plus the rest of the week's business headlines.
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.