Get a head start on your workday with the stories that matter most. Listen to our roundup of essential Chicago headlines and analysis from Crain’s reporters and host Amy Guth. Presented by Wintrust.
02/21/24: The Sox stadium's $1 billion payment plan
White Sox owner and Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is confident he can get a state subsidy for new South Loop stadium. Crain's politics reporter Justin Laurence discusses the latest with host Amy Guth.
Plus: AbbVie names new CEO; Oreo maker Mondelez is strong as ever in Russia as war drags on; Capital One to buy Discover in deal valued at over $35 billion; and for hospitals, largely exposed to cyberattacks, Lurie demonstrates how bad it can get.
02/20/24: Marriott forced into buying big Chicago hotel
The Sheraton Grand Chicago is changing hands in a $500 million deal. Crain’s commercial real estate reporter Rachel Herzog discusses that and other news from around the market with host Amy Guth.
Plus: Penny Pritzker, others subpoenaed in Harvard antisemitism probe; City Council, shunning arbitrator and police union's warnings, rejects discipline ruling again; electronics supplier Newark is closing its Chicago office; and UChicago to fight inequity in cancer care with new center.
2/15/24: Famed antiques shop moving out
Architectural Artifacts is leaving for Texas after nearly four decades in Chicago. Crain's retail reporter Ally Marotti talks with host Amy Guth about the shift.
Plus: One of Chicago's largest hotels changing hands in $500 million deal, commercial-property loans coming due in U.S. jump to $929 billion, new Chicago Fed index sees more moderate gain in January retail sales, Chicago Fed chief says inflation can be a bit higher on the path to the 2% target and workers at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announce union campaign.
02/14/24: White-coat union drive at a Chicago biotech firm
Crain's labor reporter Brandon Dupré and host Amy Guth discuss what's driving the unionization push at Tempus.
Plus: Chicago braces for first post-pandemic property tax assessment, Howard Brown Health CEO to depart, the new Foxtrot and Dom's Kitchen CEO has Whole Foods on his resume and Old Orchard mall owner taps local developer for 400-unit apartment project.
02/13/24: Little Italy's shrinking dining scene
On an evolving Taylor Street, once Chicago's epicenter of Italian cuisine, restaurants are struggling. Crain's reporter Ally Marotti talks about the changing neighborhood with host Amy Guth.
Plus: Part of Walgreens HQ poised for residential development, Deerfield reportedly set to ban warehouses and distribution facilities, Rivian cuts prices on base R1T and R1S models, and Lion Electric to get nearly $50 million in EV incentives — much more than expected.
02/12/24: Pritzker's political future may hinge on 2024 DNC
For Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the DNC could be a dress rehearsal for a presidential run. Crain’s politics reporter Leigh Giangreco discusses with host Amy Guth.
Plus: Revised Bally's site plan gets green light from City Hall, treasurer's office lowers late fees for property taxes, Lurie confirms network breached by "known criminal threat actor," US Foods wins lawsuit against Boston Market and Northwestern eyes football games at Wrigley, Guaranteed Rate and Soldier Field.
Overall solid informative show. Saying “like” too much and the up inflection at the end of sentences makes it a little tough to listen to sometimes but otherwise A-A+…
If you want to know what’s going on in Chicago on the business front then this is your show. Great host.
Woke, if you’re into that
Didn’t take long for the show to go woke. I’ll save you the trouble of listening - If you’re white, all the ills of the city are your fault. Dennis Rodkin has called all home appraisers, realtors, etc racist.