With another Illinois governor behind bars, the primaries and Trayvon Martin, March turned out to be a tempestuous month, despite the exceedingly pleasant temps. Financial Times correspondent Hal Weitzman, Chicago journalist and blogger Monroe Anderson and WBEZ criminal justice reporte
WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton is in to discuss the Chicago Public Schools gaping budget hole and other news from the Chicago Board of Education meeting. With the new hockey flick Goon hitting Chicago screens this week, WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy gives her so-bad-they’re-good list
At the start of the economic downturn, we heard about the "mancession.” A 2010 Atlantic article even predicted the “end of men” and the ascension of women as primary breadwinners. Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Bloomberg Businesswe
Since the housing crisis, many foreclosed homes have ended up in states of disrepair. Left vacant, they’re stripped of all valuable materials. Instead of attracting potential buyers, the houses attract crime and sink property values. That’s why some communities are tearing them down.
Chicago magazine “Deal Estate” columnist Dennis Rodkin has been following 12 areas on the upswing, including places as diverse as Chatham and Edison Park in Chicago, and Elk Grove Village and Olympia Fields in the suburbs.
WBEZ’s Jason Marck fills in for Tony Sarabia.Listen to this segmentHousing: Chicago magazine “Deal Estate” columnist Dennis Rodkin has been following 12 areas on the upswing, including places as diverse as Chatham and Edis