The future of Chicago's economy

January 3, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(AP/M. Spencer Green)
Traders in the wheat pit at the Chicago Board of Trade.

The economic scenario in Illinois remains precarious. To explain why – and to talk about which of the mayoral candidates might be best positioned to tackle our fiscal situation – host Alison Cuddy was joined by two experts: David Greising is "Eight Forty-Eight's" regular business contributor and  a reporter for the Chicago News Cooperative. Charlie Wheelan is a senior lecturer at The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and the author of "Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science."