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.
06/27/22: 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.
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.
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.
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.
06/20/22: Planning your summer weekends in Chicago
Crain’s contributor Graham Meyer, who writes the weekly Big Ticket column, talks with host Amy Guth about can’t-miss arts and culture events coming up in the month ahead.
Plus: FDA clears Moderna and Pfizer COVID shots for youngest children, World Cup 2026 host cities include most major U.S. metros—except Chicago, Boeing delivers U.S. missile interceptor after years of delays and TV and film production in Chicago hits a new record.
06/16/22: Pricey homes get even hotter
Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks with host Amy Guth about local housing news, including how 2022 could be a record-setting year for high-end home sales.
Plus: Caterpillar's HQ move points in the wrong direction for Chicago, Chicago expands outpatient mental health services, ICC to consider ComEd's $31 million offer to settle bribery-refund issue and Illinois to give residents $4,000 back for buying an electric car.
Best Chicago Briefing
Amy Guth and the podcast regulars from Crain’s do a wonderful job summarizing the latest Chicago business headlines, as well as diving into selected topics in areas like real estate, healthcare, transportation and politics. Highly recommended as a regular feed for anyone with an interest in Chicago business and politics.
Love the food chats!
I really enjoy listening to David Manilow and Amy Guth chat about all things food and restaurants!
Essential Chicago listening
My favorite podcast—love the rotating features and the in depth analysis of what is happening in the city. It’s also a fun listen, thank you!