Economist

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Illinois Unemployment Holds At 9.5 Percent

Job losses were widespread across a range of different types of employers, and indicated that two previous months of increases weren’t a fluke, one economist said.

04/18/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Insists Taxpayers Won’t Pay For NATO Summit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reassuring Chicago taxpayers that they won’t be stuck with the bill for all the activity, security and disruptions that will occur around the NATO Summit the weekend of May 19.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Home for sale, file. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Economist: Housing Prices Have Hit Bottom, But Won’t Be Going Way Up

University of Chicago economist Eric Hurst says Chicago housing prices have hit bottom, but adds no one should expect a big upward bounce in years to come.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26:  Protesters with Occupy Chicago march from the financial district to City Hall October 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. At City Hall, the protesters chanted as they marched through the building and up to the mayor's fifth floor office where they demanded the mayor drop charges against some 300 protesters arrested for trying to occupy Grant Park over the past two weeks and ease restrictions on protests being scheduled for the G8/NATO summits which will take place in the city in May 2012.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Economist: NATO/G8 Summits Could Be A Disaster

A University of Chicago economist says Antarctica or Guam would be better places than Chicago for the upcoming G8 and NATO summits, now scheduled for mid-May in the Windy City.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

U.S. Capitol Dome

U Of C Prof: Default By U.S. Government Wouldn’t Be End Of The World

Congress and President Barack Obama have three weeks before the nation’s debt limit must be raised, lest the country start to default on its obligations.

WBBM Newsradio–07/15/2011