More Details Emerge About Chicago’s Bid for Amazon’s HQ2

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Just what are the city and state willing to do to bring an online giant to Chicago?

Chicago Aldermen Discuss City Budget, Fiscal Priorities

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City budget hearings are underway. A panel of aldermen joins us with their take on the city budget and Chicago’s long-term fiscal health.

Trading Places: Former Export-Import Bank Chair Discusses Trade

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Fred Hochberg, the former head of the nation's Export-Import Bank, shares his thoughts on free trade under an administration that puts America first.

The Last Printer on Printers Row Fights to Survive

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We visit Palmer Printing, the sole remnant of a once-vibrant printing industry in the South Loop.

Rauner Announces Re-Reelection Bid on Brink of Veto Session

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A still image from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s promotional video.

After publicly equivocating of late, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday officially launched his bid for a second term in a highly produced two-minute video.

Dramatic Recovery of Illinois Sport Fish Traced to Clean Water Act

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(Jonathunder / Wikimedia Commons)

The remarkable comeback of 13 sport fish species in the Illinois River began just after implementation of the Clean Water Act, according to a new study by the Illinois Natural History Survey. 

The Week in Review: Sources Say Amazon Bid Features Big-Money Incentives

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Mayor’s city budget is rife with new taxes and fees. New details on Chicago’s Amazon bid. Bulls player suspended after punching teammate. And the Cubs season comes to a close. 

CPS to Consider Closing 4 Charter Schools

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Under its accountability guidelines, the Board of Education can opt to revoke or not renew charters that have been placed on an academic warning list.

Sources Say Amazon Incentives in the Ballpark of $2 Billion

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Chicago, Cook County and Illinois government are willing to shell out an incentive package worth around $2 billion in order to lure Amazon, according to two sources close to the bid process. 

Zoos Celebrate International Sloth Day

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(Jill Wagner / Lincoln Park Zoo)

Did you know it’s International Sloth Day? We check in with one of Lincoln Park Zoo’s experts to learn about these furry, slow-moving animals. 

Arrest Made in CTA Beating That Left Victim Unable to Speak

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(Chicago Police Department)

A 24-year-old man was arrested on felony charges more than two months after he allegedly beat and robbed a man at a CTA Red Line station, leaving the victim temporarily unable to communicate.

Cubs Season Ends With Humiliating NLCS Defeat

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It was a merciless ending to a rough NLCS rematch against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988 after a 11-1 Game 5 victory. 

Former Students Describe Alleged Sexual Misconduct of Evanston Teacher

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Evanston Township High School

Evanston Police say they have fielded dozens of calls in the last week regarding allegations of sexual harassment and abuse levied against a former high school acting teacher.

New Book Focuses on Life, Work of Mysterious Photographer Vivian Maier

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(Courtesy the Ron Slattery Collection / Estate of Vivian Maier)

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Chicago Riverfront

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(Courtesy of Apple)

After almost 14 years on the Magnificent Mile, the Apple store is making a move to the Chicago River. We get a preview of the new space.

Deadline Day for Amazon HQ2 Bids

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Chicago is reportedly pulling out all the stops to try to entice the e-commerce giant. But just what is Amazon looking for, and how strong a contender is Chicago likely to be?