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Rental markets tighten up in Chicago

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.
Posted In: Housing, Chicago, rent

Occupy movement takes up responsible banking cause

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.
Posted In: Occupy, banking, Chicago

Chef Charlie Trotter on why he's closing his restaurant

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.
Posted In: Charlie Trotter, restaurants, Chicago, dining

Chicago's speed cameras: Safety tool or cash cow?

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.
Posted In: speed limits, driving, Chicago

Chicago mayor hopes to lengthen school day

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.
Posted In: Rahm Emanuel, School, Chicago

Rahm Emanuel on Chicago, U.S. economy

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.
Posted In: Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, mayor, politics

Efforts to improve taxi safety in Chicago

Dec 14, 2011
New laws in Chicago, Ill. are meant to make it safer to ride in cabs, but it could also drive up the cost of leasing a taxi.
Posted In: Chicago, taxicabs, taxi

CME Group threatens to leave Chicago

Dec 1, 2011
Now that the Illinois House has overwhelmingly voted down tax breaks to keep the CME Group in Chicago, the ball is in CME’s court. Can the CME really leave the city? At what cost?
Posted In: Chicago, CME Group

MIDDAY UPDATE: Chinese delegation, Walmart, Target and Arby's

Jan 20, 2011
China announced a 10.3 percent GDP growth in December today. That's three times faster than GDP growth in the U.S., leading economists to believe...
Posted In: Arby's, Chicago, China, currency, GDP, Hu Jintao, mid-day update, Target, Walmart

Top Republican says no deal on tax cuts...

Sep 14, 2010
... says no one should get a tax hike in these tough economic times...
Posted In: Chicago, Darjeeling, mid-day update, Mitch McConnell, Obama, Oprah, tax cuts, tea

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