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Wrigley field renovation: Will big billboards make bad neighbors?

Feb 4, 2013
As Chicago's Wrigley Field looks to renovate, part of the Cubs' plan includes blocking the view of the game from neighbors across the street.
Posted In: Sports, Chicago, Chicago Cubs

Can you still make it in America?

Jan 18, 2013
Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
Posted In: Chicago, American dream

Building great schools: How to make it in America

Jan 18, 2013
High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.
Posted In: Education, Chicago

How do you make it as a comedian?

Jan 18, 2013
Chicago is a comedy capital, of sorts. Some of "Saturday Night Live"'s most famous comedians started in Chicago, many at the famed Second City comedy club. Sean Flannery is one comedian 'making it' in America; his show "Never Been To Paris" continues to sell out.
Posted In: comedy, Chicago

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, mobility, African-American

Chicago lags in U.S. housing recovery

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.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, Chicago

Creating the next Silicon Valley in Chicago

Oct 26, 2012
The Windy City tries to lure tech entrepreneurs to create a new startup ecosystem.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Entrepreneurship, startup

Target replaces and remakes old Chicago housing project

Oct 19, 2012
Target broke ground on a new Chicago location this week, at the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project.
Posted In: Chicago, Target

Cook County considers tax on guns and ammo

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.
Posted In: Chicago, gun, guns, Taxes

What teachers can expect as Chicago strike ends

Sep 19, 2012
It's back to school today in Chicago. In the next couple of weeks, teachers will vote on the tentative contract deal reached between the union, and negotiators for the school district and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.
Posted In: strike, Chicago, teachers

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