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Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock.

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Is it the end of an era? NPR reporter David Schaper joins us to discuss what the future may hold for the former retail giant.

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The 225,000-square-foot Sears and Roebuck printing facility was once described as its own city within the city of Chicago, but it’s been closed for decades—until now.

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Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer brings us the latest on a Peoples Gas settlement for misleading consumers, a new size strategy for Sears and an update on plans for a South Side trauma center.

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Sears writes down the value of its trade name and the Sun-Times owner buys a stake in Tribune Publishing. We get the latest on these stories and more business headlines with Crain's Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer.

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As electronics retailer RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection and stores like Sears and JCPenney look for ways to revamp their image, we discuss the challenges for major retailers with Crain’s Chicago Business retail reporter Brigid Sweeney.

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Think of Chicago in 1893, and the World's Columbian Exposition comes to mind--with millions of visitors flooding the Midway to visit the White City. But 1893 was a seminal year for Chicago for at least a dozen other reasons, including something as seemingly insignificant as the debut of a new brand of chewing gum. Author Joseph Gustaitis joins us with stories from the year that changed Chicago forever. Read an article.

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Hundreds of layoffs; Boeing plans a $1 billion expansion; Chicago’s old main post office could become a 21st century urban hub; and the end of an era for Sears. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss this week's top business headlines.

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Change at the top for troubled retailer Sears, bad news for Boeing, and what not to say in a job interview. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Is the Merchandise Mart about to get a major new tenant? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Apple's first quarter earnings beat already high expectations to lift stocks higher. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that story, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

Can Sears survive? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that, and more top business headlines.

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Kris Kridel

CME is being investigated after client funds go missing at MF Global. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that, the latest unemployment report and other top business stories.

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At last, Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to give CME and Sears $100 million in combined tax breaks, as well as substantial tax breaks to the working poor.

Tax Breaks

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Sears and the CME group are a step closer to getting their tax breaks. You might be too. We hear from two state senators who will vote on Tuesday.

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Kris Kridel

The Chicago Sun-Times may be getting new owners, and unemployment rates are the lowest since 2009. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has those stories and more top business headlines.