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Chicago's Lincoln Yards development under scrutiny

by Natalie Moore Apr 3, 2019
Who will the multibillion-dollar project benefit?
A rendering of Lincoln Yards.
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Let's do the numbers: St. Patrick's Day edition

by Danielle Chiriguayo Mar 15, 2018
From closed bars to Pedialyte, here are a few things you might not have known about the holiday.
A water taxi navigates the Chicago River shortly after it was dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Parking tickets are bankrupting Chicago residents

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 6, 2018
Why Chicago has more parking ticket debt than other major American cities, and who the system targets.
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African-Americans are leaving Chicago for a better quality of life in neighboring Indiana

by Natalie Moore Jan 29, 2018
Issues with schools, a stagnant job market and affordability have driven 12,000 blacks from Cook County in the last year.
William Godwin in his office in the Miller Beach section of Gary, Indiana.
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What happens when sexual harassment becomes ingrained in work culture?

by Marketplace Staff Dec 20, 2017
While some industries may be going through a watershed moment of zero tolerance for sexual harassment, other workplaces may be much slower to change. A recent investigation by the New York Times into two Chicago-based Ford Motor Co. factories shows an…

Chicago's decaying water system is delivering disparate rates

by Kai Ryssdal and Shaheen Ainpour Nov 9, 2017
Minority and lower-income residents are struggling to pay skyrocketing bills for a basic resource, says Patrick O'Connell of the Chicago Tribune.
“How far you are away from Lake Michigan doesn't always correspond with how much you pay for water,” says journalist Patrick O'Connell.
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Chicago’s short-lived soda tax faced relentless opposition

by Aaron Schrank Oct 11, 2017
Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, passed a penny-per-ounce tax on soda late last year. The driving force was raising revenue in a state with deep budget woes. But legal challenges delayed the tax going into effect, and a strong…

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Food processing, manufacturing no longer major way of life in Chicago

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 17, 2017
Factories give way to tech companies.
Chicago's skyline looking north is visible from a window of the Sears Skydeck. 
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A shouting human can sometimes be more effective than a computer

by Amy Scott Jul 13, 2017
The Box Options Exchange wants to bring back the open-outcry floor.
 A trader in the crude oil options pit yells out during trading at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Chicago students will need proof of a post-high school plan to graduate

by Reema Khrais Jul 5, 2017
Across the country, public school leaders are always brainstorming, trying to come up with big — and sometimes flashy — ideas to help push more kids to the finish line. The latest one comes from Chicago Public Schools. It said…