Jan 14, 2013 In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
Dec 28, 2012 For two years, paychecks have been a little fatter thanks to a payroll-tax cut. But did it stimulate the economy, and what happens when it goes away?
Dec 26, 2012 The latest figures on the U.S. housing market show a turnaround is taking hold. But Chicago is a stubborn outlier on the road to recovery.
Dec 6, 2012 With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?
Oct 26, 2012 The Windy City tries to lure tech entrepreneurs to create a new startup ecosystem.
Oct 19, 2012 Target broke ground on a new Chicago location this week, at the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project.
Oct 16, 2012 Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
Oct 9, 2012 The Illinois County that includes Chicago wants to help cover the costs of the city's rising gun violence by taxing ammunition.
Oct 2, 2012 Young viewers might watch the CW channel during the presidential debates, but they'll still keep up with politics via social media.
Sep 21, 2012 What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.