Now that the armed forces is voluntary enlistment, we may think that service members no longer seek conscientious objector status. That's not the case. We learn more about the application process for conscientious status.
U.S. Senator and "Gang of Eight" member Dick Durbin explains what's needed next for immigration reform to get through Congress. And, does a presence at Taste of Chicago prove to be a good move for restaurants? We check in with an eatery after their first year at the fest.
We discuss restauranteur Brandan Sodikoff's plans to re-open Maxim's, a historical Chicago landmark. And Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin answers your questions on buying and selling a home in today's market.
Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn chats up Tony about his new book, Hot Doug's: The Book, and how he refined America's favorite tubular meat. Chicago magazine's Dennis Rodkin explains how immigrants can boost area home values, according to research done at Duke University.
The end of summer is always one of the busiest times for the Chicago rental market. Tenants looking to move in September 1st usually start their apartment search around now. But as WBEZ found out, this year those renters might be too late.
Dennis Rodkin and Bob Floss join Eight Forty-Eight on Monday to discuss the health of Chicago's real estate market. Rodkin does concede that there have been some positive changes on the market recently, but Chicago isn't improving at the same rate as other cities.
In the boom years, retirees could depend on real estate to bankroll their retirement. But sinking property values have changed the equation for “last-time” owners, retirees and seniors looking to sell their homes.