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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.

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    • 4.5 • 108 Ratings

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.

    06/29/22: That produce you're buying came from here, right?

    06/29/22: That produce you're buying came from here, right?

    Crain’s contributor David Manilow talks with host Amy Guth about local produce, and he shares highlights from his conversation with Bob Beneson, publisher of Local Food Forum.

    Plus: Trump's SCOTUS picks 'misled' Congress, Durbin says; Walgreens abandons Boots sale amid volatile debt market; Amtrak train bound for Chicago strikes dump truck, killing at least three; and Abbott Labs' baby formula woes spell opportunity for rivals.

    • 20 min
    06/28/22: Chicago gets the biggest piece of the Kellogg breakup

    06/28/22: Chicago gets the biggest piece of the Kellogg breakup

    Crain's reporter Ally Marotti talks with host Amy Guth about Kellogg’s recent announcement of splitting the company into three divisions, the largest of which will be headquartered in Chicago.

    Plus: Chicago’s COVID risk returns to high, McDonald's names new CFO, United pilots to vote on 2-year deal with 15% raise and Ulta pledges to help workers travel for abortions.

    • 19 min
    06/27/22: Ken Griffin takes his company to South Beach

    06/27/22: Ken Griffin takes his company to South Beach

    Crain's political columnist Greg Hinz talks with host Amy Guth about Citadel founder and billionaire Ken Griffin, who announced he’s leaving Chicago for Miami and taking the company with him.

    Plus: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, Pritzker calls special legislative session; Yelp closing office in Chicago to move to 'fully remote workforce'; FDA takes aim at vaping and nicotine; and McDonald's plans big changes to franchise system.

    • 18 min
    06/23/22: How a billionaire and Winnetka residents came to blows

    06/23/22: How a billionaire and Winnetka residents came to blows

    Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks with host Amy Guth about news of the week from the local housing market, including the saga of the private-equity billionaire whose lakefront land swap with the Winnetka Park District sparked the ire of many residents.

    Plus: Plan to sell River North site opens schism among Episcopalians, Obamas move audio deal to Amazon after Spotify friction, senior Black execs exit Amazon, and a chaotic City Council meeting puts the brakes on speed camera ticket vote.

    • 45 min
    06/22/22: The best breakfast spots in Chicago

    06/22/22: The best breakfast spots in Chicago

    Crain's contributor David Manilow talks with host Amy Guth about the food service industry. This week, he shares some favorite places to get breakfast around town and highlights from his interview with Chef Ambrocio Gonzalez of La Catedral.

    Plus: Kellogg to split into 3 companies with Chicago an HQ, downtown apartment rents hit record high, Abbott opening big Willis Tower office and airline industry predicts profit in 2023.

    • 22 min
    06/21/22: Fixing Asian carp's image problem

    06/21/22: Fixing Asian carp's image problem

    Crain's reporter Corli Jay talks with host Amy Guth about how Asian carp are getting a rebrand as a marketing tactic to help divert them from the water to restaurants and dinner tables.

    Plus: Shapack proposes over 2,200 apartments near planned casino site, DuSable Museum gets a new name and new look, Blue Cross association moving HQ to Aon Center, and Chicago has a new Black-owned bank in the works, aimed at fighting lending bias.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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108 Ratings

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