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 17, 2012 In his new book, novelist Jess Walter crosses the globe and four decades, digging into the American Dream and what it means to succeed -- and fail -- in love and work.
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.
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.
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May 10, 2012 Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
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.
Apr 18, 2012 The Chicago City Council may allow allow speed cameras around the city, with fines as much as $100. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says it'll improve safety for kids. Others call it a cash grab.
Apr 11, 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.
Apr 2, 2012 The mayor of Chicago is planning a complete makeover for his city, including a new runway at O'Hare Airport, upgrades to rail and bus service, and a rebuilding of the city's water and sewer system.