Sep 5, 2012 For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.
Aug 17, 2012 Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Aug 15, 2012 The government’s new Deferred Action plan for younger undocumented immigrants has been welcomed by many but some immigrants hesitate to apply.
Aug 13, 2012 Renters trying to find places in hot up-and-coming neighborhoods in Chicago find themselves facing big price increases and stiff competition.
Jun 18, 2012 Obama's decision to ease restrictions on some undocumented immigrants won’t add pressure for jobs seekers in the short-term.
Jun 15, 2012 Twenty-one-year-old Reyna Wences on why she doesn't think the Obama administration's immigration announcement today goes far enough.
Jun 15, 2012 Under a new policy, many illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children will be able stay in the country and work.
May 17, 2012 Chicago is getting ready for all the world leaders who will be in town for the big NATO meeting that starts today -- and for the busloads of people who will be coming into town to protest. Some will be associated with the Occupy Movement, which is hoping to re-ignite after a quiet winter.
May 8, 2012 The world-renowned Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago will be closing this summer after 25 years of service. The chef explains his decision.