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.
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.
Was Sam Zell misled during the Tribune Company buyout deal? WBBM's Kris Kridel joins us to explain what a bankruptcy court examiner found while combing through the details of the deal.
The city is buying and rehabbing foreclosed properties. Diane Eastabrook of the Chicago bureau of Nightly Business Report examines whether people will actually buy those properties in neighborhoods where foreclosure has become an epidemic.
On tonight's edition: the jury deliberates as the Blagojevich brothers wait. In politics, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bill Brady spar over possible increases in real estate and income taxes. We take a closer look at a Chicago Sun-Times series on the toll of violence in Chicago, including the rising body count and the fact that communities are remaining silent. And in sports, baseball's trade deadline, the Blackhawks' money problems, and the red-hot White Sox.
Can production of the Ford Explorer in Chicago and the creation of 1,200 jobs bring Chicago's unemployment rate under 10 percent? Kris Kridel joins us to talk about Ford's announcement and other business headlines.
In a controversial move a year and half ago, the City of Chicago leased its parking meters for more than $1 billion. The windfall was supposed to be a long-term asset, but it's now being reported that the money is almost gone. Eddie Arruza and his panel take a look at what this means for the city's finances.
With more than 1 million iPads already sold, what does this mean for the magazine industry? We talk with a panel of experts to discuss the new digital magazine era, and whether we all will be reading periodicals on a tablet sooner than we think.
The Week in Review with Joel Weisman
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.
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.
Still no decision from the jurors in the Blagojevich trial. But is the media coverage too much? Mayor Daley delivers his State of City address. In it, he vows to give back $20,000 in his salary. Was the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign? And in sports, can the Blackhawks repeat without their star goalie? And was Ozzie Guillen's tirade against Major League Baseball's treatment of Latino players racist?
The City of Chicago's projected 2011 budget contains the biggest shortfall ever, but Mayor Daley is already calling some fixes off-limits. So how will Chicago balance its budget?
We have new revelations from the Chicago News Cooperative about the deal that privatized parking spaces in Chicago.
On tonight's edition: Rod Blagojevich's defense team rests without putting one witness on the stand, including the former Governor himself; another Chicago police officer is killed -- the third in two months -- as he was washing a new car outside his Park Manor home; despite a promise of more police and no new taxes, Mayor Daley's popularity falls to a new low in a Chicago Tribune poll; the city digs deep into its financial reserves, leaving just $180 million from the controversial billion dollar parking meter lease deal; and Chicago-area construction resumes as the labor strike is settled.