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CPS chief backs mayor's $13/hour minimum wage
Nov. 20, 2014
The head of Chicago Public Schools says she wants the district to move to a $13-an-hour minimum wage, in accordance with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push.
Merchant cash advances thrive in small business lending gap
Nov. 18, 2014
Small businesses pay the price for limited options.
SRO tenants gain protections
Nov. 12, 2014
Advocates and low-income residents of single-room occupancy hotels in Chicago hope that new city regulations will help to preserve—and even create new—affordable housing options.
As temp work grows, African Americans push for fair share
Oct. 15, 2014
Some accuse staffing agencies of favoring Latino immigrants for blue collar temp jobs.
Home appraisals aren’t just about the property
Oct. 7, 2014
How a neighborhood's property is valued plays a key role in its housing market. Learn how appraisers in the Chicago area determine the value of a property, and try your hand at appraising a home yourself.
Chicago seeks to boost cabbies' incomes
Sep. 30, 2014
The City of Chicago is set to move on a series of reforms that would leave more money in taxi drivers’ pockets. But some cabbies say the measures avoid the central issue: a need for a fare increase.
Investing in the cannabis industry
Sep. 19, 2014
As medical marijuana nears in Illinois, cannabis businesses are seeking investments in Chicago.
SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
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