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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Dan Weissmann

Reporter, Sustainability

SHORT BIO

Dan Weissmann is a reporter for WBEZ in Chicago.

Latest Stories from Dan (232)

Despite enacting a budget, Illinois has a financial struggle ahead

by Dan Weissmann 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. 
Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Raid by federal investigators at Caterpillar is unusual move

by Dan Weissmann 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

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

Halal Guys franchises a street food favorite

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

Here's one reason bank-owned homes sit vacant

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

'Zombie' homes give Chicago operators an opportunity

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

"What's a department store, Dad?"

by Dan Weissmann 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

by Dan Weissmann 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?

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

You know who will miss Jon Stewart? Publishers.

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