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Women have lost nearly 3 million jobs since February 2020. A look at the barriers facing low-income, working mothers.

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The offerings in Vintage Frills are sorted by color and era, from the ‘60s to the 2000s. (WTTW News)

Shopping second hand is growing in popularity as an affordable and eco-friendly way for young fashionistas to carve out a style niche for themselves. Two shops in Logan Square are hoping they can capitalize on that trend by adding a touch of luxury.

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Residents call the Joliet area a mini Chicago. There’s a large train station; a couple of colleges; a theater, the Rialto; a baseball team, the minor league Joliet Slammers; and a successful football team at Joliet Catholic High School. (WTTW News)

The southwest suburb is home to several racetracks and is the birthplace of Dairy Queen. The area also has two prisons – one of which closed in 2002 and recently opened as a haunted house.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is urging Congressional Democratic leadership to pass federal paid family and medical leave. (Erik Pendzich / Shutterstock)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is urging Congressional Democratic leadership to pass federal paid family and medical leave and “ensure this consequential moment is not lost” as Democrats continue to negotiate a deal to pass the Biden administration’s social safety net and infrastructure package.

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Coalition Food Hall, set to be located near the California Green Line Station in Garfield Park, is one of 11 equitable transit-oriented developments that received a grant this week.  (Credit: Coalition Food Hall)

The city’s Equitable Transit-Oriented Development pilot program awarded micro-grants to 11 projects around Chicago on Wednesday. The funding goes up to $20,000, and technical assistance to get projects off the ground is also included.

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As the holiday season approaches, products overseas have been backlogged and prices for products have increased, causing those operating small businesses to scramble through their inventory. (WTTW News)

Small-business owners in Illinois are experiencing an unprecedented demand in supplies and goods, but inventory is limited at stores due to supply chain issues nationwide.

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McKay Coppins, who did a deep dive into Alden Global Capital, shares his insights into the hedge fund that bought the Chicago Tribune.

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Travelers well up as agents confer at the United Airlines ticketing counter in Denver International Airport Friday, July 2, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski, File)

United Airlines reported a $473 million profit for the third quarter thanks to more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid that helped pay airline employees this summer.

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Discussion and debate over a recently released book that advocates for a “citizen dividend” that would give cash to Americans.

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Commercial real estate sales see a split in Chicago as another Mag Mile building goes up for sale. Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker has details on that story and more.

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John Deere Dubuque Works union employee Steve Thor pickets outside UAW Local 94 in Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jessica Reilly / Telegraph Herald via AP)

Both the Moline, Illinois-based company and the United Auto Workers union confirmed that talks had resumed.

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John Deere Dubuque Works union employee Steve Thor pickets outside UAW Local 94 in Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jessica Reilly / Telegraph Herald via AP)

More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after the United Auto Workers union rejected a contract offer. The longer the strike continues, the greater the impact will be on the communities around the plants.

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Research shows Black homeowners are at risk of losing out on the value of their homes due to discrimination in appraisals in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Research shows Black homeowners are at risk of losing out on the value of their homes, due to discrimination in appraisals. Now, there’s a growing push to pass federal legislation to protect Black homeowners from appraisal discrimination. 

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Community gardening in North Lawndale (Courtesy Young Mens Educational Network Chicago)

Located on Chicago’s West Side, North Lawndale is a neighborhood that has dealt with decades of disinvestment and vacant spaces. Community members have taken things into their own hands by creating community gardens and safe spaces for the next generation.

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A now hiring sign sits on a display in a clothing store Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo /vDavid Zalubowski)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months.

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In this April 9, 2019, wheels are attached as workers assemble a tractor at John Deere's Waterloo, Iowa assembly plant. (Zach Boyden-Holmes / Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.