Beginning in October, some of the city’s previously vacant storefronts became occupied and started to look a bit more festive. As Halloween approaches, pop-up costume shops began to fill in strip malls and retail corridors throughout the city.
Mayor Emanuel delivered his view of Chicago’s fiscal future Wednesday: He presented his 2012 budget to Chicago’s City Council. In order to close a deficit expected to run over $600 million, the mayor utilized a number of different tactics.
Steve Job’s death last week has reminded everyone firsthand the notion that everyone has ideas, and very few become actual products. That’s because ideas need a push – and in some cases, a big one, from from science, to become reality.
President Barack Obama's jobs bill is back in limbo after failing to get enough G.O.P. support Tuesday to move forward. Illinois' two U.S. senators were split on the measure.Like many Republicans, Sen. Mark Kirk said he sees the bill not as a jobs bill, but as a second stimulus.
America is in trouble, according to Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and the nation’s excessive energy consumption are all major challenges facing the country today.