As 2010 winds down, many are saying good riddance. Technically it was the first full year since the end of the Great Recession. The economy actually grew, but so slowly many didn't feel the improvement.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said he's considering options to turn the former Michael Reese hospital site into a technology park.An advisory panel will recommend ways to bring tech-based industries to the site on Chicago's South Side.Daley said the project will extend beyond his mayoral term.
Almost all counties in Illinois have seen increasing poverty rates in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest numbers group together data for a five-year period from 2005 to 2009.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
February 's 2011 municipal election is just around the corner. So "Eight Forty-Eight" head out into the neighborhoods to get a jump start on the issues and on WBEZ’s municipal election coverage.Rogers Park is Tuesday's area of focus.