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.

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.

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.

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?

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...

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Chicago harbors high-stakes debate over a bar

Jul 15, 2010
An ad campaign in Chicago's Hancock tower has prompted a deep semantic exploration of the facility's eateries. A slogan for the cafe in the...