Cities across the Midwest have put great hopes and resources into “magic bullets”– one-shot solutions to jobs and economic prosperity. Some have hit the target, but many have backfired. The Changing Gears project explores the economic transformation of the industrial Midwest.
The Detroit office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is under fire for what critics are calling aggressive and overzealous tactics.ICE officials say they are concerned enough that they're reviewing a recent incident involving immigration agents.But the union that represents agents is complainin
The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, Changing Gears is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region.
The best thing that can be said about car sales this year is that they were better than in 2009 -- the worst year for auto sales in three decades.Roughly 11.5 million Americans bought a new car in 2010, up from 10.4 million last year.