The Chicago City Council gets back to business today after some time off and the biggest item on its agenda: the 2016 budget. WBEZ Education reporter Becky Vevea stops by with a recap of a meeting last night that saw a unanimous vote for the merger of Ogden International School of Chicago and Jenner Elementary. We’ve also got the back story on Gary, Ind.’s push to ban sagging pants. Plus how Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is handling a case of potential criminal activity by a couple of Chicago police officers.
With “top 10” and “best places to live” lists popping up all over the web, we’ve been wondering which suburbs are the best to buy a house and raise a family. We examine the motivations behind such “listicles” and give a little love to the ‘burbs.
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.
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 glitzy towers of downtown Chicago are filled with offices that boast impressive financial returns, but their biggest cash flow may be one they all share: the Chicago River. A new report quantifies the economic returns of river investments.