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Crain’s Headlines: More Problems for Troubled Ford Factory

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The Ford plant on the city’s Far South Side has been causing some big headaches for the automaker, which is expected to report lower profits this week in a third quarter earnings report.

Chicago Teachers Strike Enters Day 3 as Monday Classes Canceled

Chicago teachers hold signs and walk the picket line on day two of a strike on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (WTTW News)

Negotiators for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union failed to come to a contract agreement despite weekend bargaining sessions, though both sides agree progress has been made.

Crain’s Headlines: Northwestern’s $10M Grant to Prevent Opioid Deaths

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker)

A Northwestern researcher known for developing wearable technology has received a $10 million federal grant to create a potentially life-saving implantable device for people with opioid use disorder. 

October 17, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Departed Exelon CEO Gets $7.7M Retirement Package

Former Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore, who retired Tuesday (Exelon / Facebook)

Former Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore is in line for $7.7 million in benefits after her abrupt resignation Tuesday amid a federal investigation of the company’s Springfield lobbying practices. 

October 16, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Lightfoot Floats New Chicago Casino Plan

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is floating a new plan to make the Chicago casino a property owned jointly by the city and the state. But the idea is getting a cool reception in Springfield. 

October 15, 2019 - Full Show

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October 14, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Boeing Removes CEO From Chairman Role

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a news conference after the company’s annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo / Jim Young, Pool)

Boeing announced that it has stripped CEO Dennis Muilenburg of his title as chairman of the board, a move the company says will allow him to focus more on fixing its troubled 737 Max jets. 

WTTW Viewers Need to Rescan Their TVs This Week


The station will be off the air for two to three hours starting at 12 a.m. Tuesday as the station puts in a new transmitter and changes frequencies. If you watch WTTW stations over the air, you’ll need to rescan your TV.

Crain’s Headlines: Another Federal Subpoena for ComEd

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Commonwealth Edison and its parent Exelon have received a grand jury subpoena requiring records of communications with state Sen. Martin Sandoval, among others.  

October 10, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: American Airlines Delays Return of Boeing 737 Max Jets

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American Airlines is pushing back the expected return of its Boeing 737 Max jets into next year. The airline says it expects to slowly bring the plane back into its schedule starting Jan. 16.

October 9, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Caterpillar Stock Sags Amid Global Economy Concerns

In this July 24, 2017 file photo, a Caterpillar excavator rests at a housing construction site in North Andover, Mass. Caterpillar Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo / Elise Amendola, FIle)

Caterpillar stock sagged toward a one-month low Tuesday. Concern over slowing global economies drove the bellwether industrial stock downward. 

October 8, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: GM Strike Raises Fears of Recession

John Kirk, right, a 20-year-employee, pickets with co-workers outside the General Motors Fabrication Division, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo / Tony Dejak)

The General Motors strike now entering its fourth week is rippling across the economy, from parts suppliers to bars, restaurants and other businesses that serve employees who now find themselves tight on cash.

October 7, 2019 - Full Show

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1 Year After Van Dyke Conviction, How is Chicago Handling Police Misconduct?

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens to closing arguments Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

It’s been one year since former Chicago Police Office Jason Van Dyke was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. We discuss issues related to police misconduct and accountability.

October 3, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Ken Griffin’s $125 Million Gift to Chicago’s MSI

(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

Ken Griffin has buildings, gallery wings and exhibitions named after him in Palm Beach, New York and Chicago. Now the local hedge fund billionaire’s latest gift of $125 million will put his name on an entire museum.

Crain’s Headlines: TV Ratings Show Drop in Cubs’ Popularity

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The lovable losers aren’t as popular as they used to be — at least if TV ratings are any guide. Two back-to-back end-of-season collapses helped drive down TV ratings for the 2019 season. 

October 2, 2019 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: US Manufacturing at 10-Year Low

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A key gauge of U.S. manufacturing strength has registered the lowest reading in more than 10 years as exports dove amid the escalating trade war.