Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

Study Says Chicago Area’s Recovery Falls Behind Other Metro Areas

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January 22, 2015 - Examining Chicago’s Economic Recovery

A Brookings Institution report ranks Chicago 203rd out of 300 metropolitan areas around the world in bouncing back from recession. Just how concerned should we be? Our panel of experts weighs in.

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The Problem with Paying Later: Illinois' Budget Deficit

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January 20, 2015 - The Problem with Paying Later

The state of Illinois' finances are in dire straits with a $9 billion deficit that continues to grow. Richard Dye, co-director of University of Illinois' Fiscal Futures Project, discusses how we got into this hole and how we can find our way out.

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The Philosophy of Finance

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January 15, 2015 - The Philosophy of Finance

Jeremy Josse has worked in the financial services sector for more than 20 years and has always looked to explore the philosophical paradoxes within the industry. In his new book, Josse examines financial conundrums and economic concepts we accept at face value in a series of philosophical case studies.

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Investing for 2015

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January 5, 2015 - Investing for 2015

After a sixth straight year of gains for U.S. stocks, we take a look at the prospects for 2015. How will low oil prices and a likely rate hike by the Federal Reserve impact the investing environment?

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Bears Chairman on What Went Wrong

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December 29, 2014 - Bears Chairman on What Went Wrong

The Bears announce a dramatic house cleaning after a disastrous 5-11 season. We hear from Chairman George McCaskey about what went wrong and what the future holds.

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Dow Tops 18,000

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December 23, 2014 - Dow Tops 18,000

The Dow surges through 18,000, as the economy grows at its fastest pace in more than a decade.

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Tax Tips for the New Year

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December 16, 2014 - Tax Tips for the New Year

We have some timely tax tips from Dave Henderson of Duggan Bertsch.

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Chicago's Fire Safety Deadline Approaches

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December 11, 2014 -Chicago's Fire Safety Deadline Approaches

Time is winding down for Chicago high-rises to comply with the Life Safety Evaluation Ordinance. We get the latest from the Department of Buildings Commissioner Felicia Davis.

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Wrigley Plan Approved for Federal Tax Credit

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December 4, 2014 - Wrigley Plan Approved for Tax Credit

The Chicago's Commission on Landmarks approve the Cubs revised signage plan at Wrigley Field by a 6 to 1 vote. 

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New Bears Coach Addresses Media

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January 19, 2015 - New Bears Coach Addresses Media

New Bears Coach John Fox faces the media at Halas Hall. We have a full recap, including what he said about Jay Cutler, and reaching out to former Bears great Brian Urlacher.

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Chicago Area Spirits on the Rise

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January 7, 2015 - Chicago Area Spirits on the Rise

Evanston was once the center of the temperance movement and a dry community until 1972. But now it has its very first distillery called FEW. The name just happens to be the initials of the one-time president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Frances Elizabeth Willard. Whatever Ms. Willard might think of that, the distillery is one of a growing number of spirits producers popping up all around Chicago. We get a taste of what’s being bottled.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

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The city's annual Christmas tree recycling program begins Jan. 3. 

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Viewer Feedback: 12/29

Red Light Cameras

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December 29, 2014 - Viewer Feedback: 12/29

We share what you had to say about the city's red light camera program in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Can Cities In Illinois Go Bankrupt?

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December 16, 2014 - Can Cities In Illinois Go Bankrupt?

The Better Government Association reports that some Illinois municipalities struggling with high debt loads and troubled budgets could be looking at bankruptcy as an option to get out of a financial hole -- even though it's technically illegal.

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Chicago Gas Prices Fall

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December 15, 2014 - Chicago Gas Prices Fall

What's behind the plunging price of gas and how low can it go? An oil industry analyst gives us some insights.

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Betting on Video Gambling Cafés

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December 8, 2014 - Betting on Video Gambling Cafés

Critics say video gambling cafés are proliferating in a loophole of the state's video gambling law.

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Deputy Mayor on Downtown Business Boom

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December 3, 2014 - Deputy Mayor on Downtown Business Boom

Chicago Deputy Mayor Steven Koch joins us to discuss booming downtown development and job growth, and the city's new minimum wage.

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