All month, Changing Gears, the series which explores the evolving Midwest economy, looked at changes in manufacturing. Kate Davidson investigated a trend that has people punching out at night while the machines keep working.
The towering brick buildings that cluster around where Cermak Road crosses the Chicago River in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, on the city’s near Southwest Side, once hosted everything from cloth manufacturers to food warehouses.There’s still an industrial feel in the area, with barges floating up a
Superman is wrapping up his stay in Chicago this weekend, but he received a visit from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn before he left.The governor was at the set of the new Man of Steel movie in downtown Chicago Tuesday, for a tour and a meet-and-greet with some cast members, including Superman
Despite an uptick in travelers, U.S. airlines collected slightly fewer baggage fees in the first three months of the year.The data, released Tuesday by the Transportation Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, may suggest that more travelers packed light to avoid an extra charge.
President Obama delivered his jobs bill to Congress Monday. He also gave legislators a nudge to put politics aside to put Americans to work. But how easy is that? A recent study showed some companies cannot find enough skilled workers despite a high number of Americans looking for work.
Members of Congress are spending their day waiting for President Barack Obama's newly announced jobs bill to reach their desks.The president said he wants lawmakers to pass the bill immediately. But Illinois U.S. Rep.
Last week, President Obama last week pitched his plan to put the country back to work. But not everyone should expect a break from the unemployment lines: Bank of America was said to be considering a cut of about 40,000 jobs.
Upcoming job cuts at Bank of America will reduce its payroll "by approximately 30,000 jobs over the next few years," the company just announced.The financial giant describes the reductions as part of "Phase I" in its reorganization.