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Business

6 months
ago

What to See at the Chicago Auto Show

Low gas prices mean that companies are comfortable with a range of SUVs, muscle cars, and luxury concept coupes, but the car of the future might be one that tries its hardest not to look like one.

7 months
ago

Why Is Illinois Struggling, Anyway?

Illinois’s particular mix of industry has fared poorly as gas prices have dipped—but the same trend has been good news for Indiana and Michigan.

8 months
ago

Motorola Is About to Be Phased Out

The Chicago company invented the cell phone, taught the Chinese how to build them, and built the Chinese market. Then it got devoured by its own creation.

9 months
ago

What Went Wrong with Union Station?

Much of its glory was lost in 1969 with the demolition of its vibrant concourse. But a lot of it remains—shuttered to the public, but in surprisingly good shape.

11 months
ago

Why the Catholic Church Is So Liberal On Labor

Chicago’s archbishop directly addressed a just wage and right-to-work laws as the city and state both struggle with labor. They’re topics of the moment, but grounded in a long history.

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