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Crain’s Headlines: Brookfield Zoo President to Step Down

(Brookfield Zoo / Facebook)

No departure date has yet been set for Stuart Strahl, who announced to his board of trustees that he is heading for the exit after 17 years at the helm.

February 6, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Buys Flight School to Tackle Pilot Shortage

(Raimond Spekking / Wikimedia Commons)

The Chicago-based airline says it’s purchasing Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix to tackle a talent pipeline problem that it will face for at least a decade.

February 5, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Sagging High-End Home Sales in 2020

Astor Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. (leyla.a / Flickr)

Not a single home in the Chicago area sold for $4 million or more in January. It’s another piece of evidence that the top of the residential real estate market has sagged dramatically.

February 4, 2020 - Full Show

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Social Life Without the Buzz? It’s the ‘Sober Curious’ Movement

(Photo by Lightscape / Unsplash)

Taking a break from alcohol after the holidays has become known as the “dry January” trend. But now that January is over, some people are extending their sobriety, trying out a social life that’s not dependent on alcohol.

Crain’s Headlines: Tribune Publishing Names New CEO

(Courtesy the Chicago Tribune)

Tribune Publishing said it has named finance chief Terry Jimenez as its new CEO, succeeding Timothy Knight, who will leave the company after a year in the top job.

February 3, 2020 - Full Show

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WBEZ Reporters Find Rise in Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Mexican Border

A migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been living for months as they wait for their court hearings. The camp is without running water or working toilets. (Credit: Maria Ines Zamudio)

A year after the start of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, we talk with a Chicago reporter returning from a border town. 

January 30, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: United Scales Back Flights to China

(Raimond Spekking / Wikimedia Commons)

The Chicago-based airline is reducing flights from the U.S. to China as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Crain’s Headlines: Massive Funding Deal for Chicago Catholic Schools

St. Pius V School is listed as one of 30 Catholic schools included in th deal. (St. Pius V School / Facebook)

The Archdiocese of Chicago has struck a deal with a nonprofit backed by some of the city’s wealthiest donors to help address its financial challenges.

January 29, 2020 - Full Show

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History Museum Acquires 5 Million Photos from Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times photographers, 1956. (Courtesy the Chicago History Museum)

Journalism, we often hear, is a “first draft of history.” That makes old newspaper photos an excellent window into the past. We get a peek.

Crain’s Headlines: Blue Cross Parent Company Cuts 400 Workers

(WTTW News)

Health Care Service Corporation is shedding about 400 workers as it positions itself for growth in a rapidly changing industry.

January 28, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Amazon Considers Pullman for New Distribution Center

(WTTW News)

The e-commerce giant keeps adding more warehouses across the country to store and distribute products, and it looks like Pullman is one of its next targets.

January 27, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: 4 South Side Hospitals Agree to Merge

(WTTW News)

Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, South Shore Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital plan to create a single system with one leadership team.

January 23, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: New York Investor Buys ‘Big Red’ for $370M

The CNA Center in 2010. (Antoine Taveneaux / Wikimedia Commons)

One of the standouts on Chicago’s skyline is changing hands.

January 22, 2020 - Full Show

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Crain’s Headlines: Boeing Looks to Summer for 737 Max Approval

In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International turns as it taxis for take off for a test flight at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

Bloomberg reports that Boeing is telling customers the grounded 737 Max jet won’t be approved to fly until June or July. That’s months later than previously anticipated.

January 21, 2020 - Full Show

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