Chicago’s technology incubator, 1871, seeks public funding to expand for the second time in a year, following a 25,000 square foot expansion last year. The potential state-backed expansion concerns privately run co-working spaces and offices that rival 1871. We hear the latest from Crain's Chicago Business reporter John Pletz. 

Chicago's Divvy bike sharing program is expanding this spring. Where are the new stations? And where aren't they?

Chicago native Bob Mariano, CEO of Mariano's, is here to update us on the grocery store's Chicagoland expansion, his approach to business, and his views on the economic outlook for Illinois.

Owners of eight rooftop clubs across the street from Wrigley Field filed a lawsuit today to block the Chicago Cubs renovation and expansion plans of Wrigley Field.

The Chicago School Board voted Wednesday to approve seven new charter schools in the city. Many parents, as well as the Chicago Teachers Union, have said they will protest any expansion following the closing last year of 50 neighborhood schools. We have the latest on the vote and reaction to it. View a graphic and a map on the new proposed charter schools.

Carol Marin and her guests discuss Chicago Public Schools' announcement of charter school expansion.

Northerly Island is getting a facelift. Plans are in place to develop the Charter One Pavilion to hold larger concerts during the summer. We look at the proposed changes and what big names you can expect this summer.

The mayor begins rolling out an ambitious expansion of charter schools. We look at how these schools fit into Chicago's contentious education plans.

Red-Light Camera Expansion

We have your thoughts on the pending legislation that would allow the red-light cameras in Chicago to also issue speeding tickets in tonight’s Viewer Mail.

Gov. Pat Quinn

Framework for Gaming in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn says he will veto a gaming bill passed in May, in favor of a gambling plan of his own. Carol Marin talks with the governor about that and other pressing Illinois issues.