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Dan Weissmann

Reporter, Sustainability

Latest Stories (232)

Despite enacting a budget, Illinois has a financial struggle ahead

Jul 31, 2017
In two years with no budget, Illinois racked up $10 billion in unpaid bills — and now spends $2 million a day on interest.
The historic Illinois State Capitol building. 
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Raid by federal investigators at Caterpillar is unusual move

Mar 8, 2017
The heavy-equipment company says it has the “highest integrity.”
Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar got a surprise when federal agents came to dig for files, data and computer equipment on March 2.
Courtesy of Caterpillar

Churches move to the cloud

Jan 11, 2016
Like other enterprises, churches increasingly use digital services for business.

Halal Guys franchises a street food favorite

Jan 1, 2016
Having dominated a Manhattan street corner, the food cart is going global.

Here's one reason bank-owned homes sit vacant

Aug 25, 2015
Banks take too long to complete foreclosures, leaving houses vacant and vulnerable

'Zombie' homes give Chicago operators an opportunity

Aug 24, 2015
Properties in nice areas are still up for grabs 7 years after the mortgage crisis.

"What's a department store, Dad?"

Aug 14, 2015
The street-side retailers lost their cultural dominance; now they're losing sales.

Harsh cuts don't fix Chicago's school budget

Aug 14, 2015
It's a billion dollars short, and the district's debt is piling up.

What will stop the dangerous algae in Lake Erie?

Aug 7, 2015
Put it on a diet, scientists say.

You know who will miss Jon Stewart? Publishers.

Aug 5, 2015
Who will interview writers — and boost sales — when he leaves "The Daily Show"?