Criminal backgrounds, homelessness and lack of education and opportunity are all factors in preventing black youth between the ages of 16 and 24 from finding employment, according to a report released by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute.
As the economy and employment rates improve, young people may be getting left behind. We’ll learn about a new report on the jobless rate among teens in Chicago.
Illinois officials are touting one of the largest drops in unemployment in Illinois history. But is the picture really that rosy? Paris Schutz goes behind the numbers.
People who have been out of work for more than six months have a harder time getting hired again. Brandis Friedman has the story of a Chicago-based nonprofit ahead of the curve in helping those workers get back to work, and the support it’s getting from the White House. Read an article.
Conservative and controversial, the billionaire Koch brothers are said to be eyeing Tribune Company's newpapers. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.
After the impact of Hurricane Sandy brought the stock exchange to a halt for two days for the first time since 1888, Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM will bring us the latest business headlines along with the economic impact of the storm.
Last week the Dow hit a three-year high and the unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month. Has the economy turned the corner? We turn to some Chicago economists for answers.
Jake and Elwood started the job and now the state plans to finish it. The demolition of the Dixieland Mall is underway. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 brings us that and other local business stories making headlines.
Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss the year's top business stories, including the protracted battle over corporate tax breaks.