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.
12/08/23: Advocate bosses eye more expansion
Advocate Health co-CEOs say the health system will end its first year post-merger in the black. Crain’s health care reporter Katherine Davis talks with host Amy Guth about her recent conversation with the two at Crain’s annual hospital CEO event.
Plus: Chicago's new paid leave policy set to be delayed, Friends of the Parks opposes new Bears stadium on lot south of Soldier Field, auto supplier Methode warns of soft EV ramp-up and state health plan declares racism a public health crisis.
12/07/23: Illinois tied for last in homebuilding
If building lots of homes would ease the U.S. housing crisis, Illinois isn’t helping. Crain's residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks with host Amy Guth about that and other news from the local housing market.
Plus: Feds provide $95 million toward Union Station upgrades; CME to launch new spot FX trading platform as volumes drop; McDonald's speeds up expansion plans, aims for 50,000 locations by 2027; and what to know about Illinois’ assault weapons ban.
12/06/23: New look for one of Chicago's biggest health systems
Two years after its big merger, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health has renamed itself. Crain’s health care reporter Katherine Davis talks with host Amy Guth about the state of the combined hospital network.
Plus: Vote clears way for EV battery plant in Manteno; citing environmental concerns, Pritzker nixes Brighton Park migrant tent camp plan; River North loft office sold for big loss; and State Street landlord hit with $50 million foreclosure complaint.
12/05/23: Illinois' pot experiment, four years in
The cannabis industry's roller-coaster ride in Illinois continues into 2024. Crain’s cannabis reporter John Pletz talks with host Amy Guth about the ups and downs of the industry and the year ahead for marijuana in the state.
Plus: Chicago Fed chief says inflation on track to decline to 2%, feds and city's inspector general eye Bally's casino deal, advisory firm puts Fulton Market office up for sublease and an EPA rule would mandate lead pipe removal in 10 years — with a likely exception for Chicago.
12/04/23: Illinois clawing back tax breaks on startups
An unintended consequence of the shift to remote work could bite some startup backers. Crain’s John Pletz talks with host Amy Guth about the future of the tax credit meant to encourage investment.
Plus: Residents sue Evanston over Northwestern stadium approval; United, American on collision course with Johnson administration over O'Hare rebuild; Illinois boosts Amtrak in soaring year for rail travel; and McDonald's secretive new restaurant is getting set to open in Bolingbrook.
11/30/23: Chicago's home-price growth reign is over
Chicago lost the top rank among big-city housing markets for price growth. Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin and host Amy Guth discuss that and other news from the local market.
Plus: Groupon signs deal for new Wacker Drive HQ, city again asking for offers on historic Stock Yards Bank building, co-working giant plans big expansion in Chicago suburbs and Illinois borrowers have some of the highest student debt in the country.
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.