Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark in Chicago on Sept. 9, 2022, reflects on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (WTTW News)

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark is in Chicago for the grand reopening of the National Hellenic Museum. A godson of the new King Charles III, the prince will observe a moment of silence for his “Aunt Lilibet,” the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

With a fast-approaching debt payment due to the International Monetary Fund and no deal in sight, the world waits to see whether cash-strapped Greece will remain a part of the Euro currency. And here at home, massive pension debts and political battles are complicating budget deals for the state of Illinois and city of Chicago. We talk with two economists about both local and global economic issues.