Federal Reserve Raises Interests Rates, What Does It Mean For You?The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the first time since last year. It is a good sign for the economy, but may be a bad sign for your budget.
Emanuel Launches Initiative To Help Chicago Home BuyersWant to buy your first house, but the down payment and closing costs are too steep? The city wants to help, with a handout worth thousands of dollars. CBS 2's Mike Parker explains how you can cash in.
UIC Study Highlights High Unemployment Among Black, Hispanic YouthA University of Illinois Chicago study delivers a sobering assessment on job prospects for Chicago's teenagers of color.
The New Year Brings Mostly Increased Costs To ConsumersThere's at least one silver lining, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Veterans' Job Fair Draws Hundreds To Union Station About 300 veterans and their family members showed up at Union Station today for a job fair.
Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Rising Traffic Times A Sign Of Growing EconomyThe latest annual study finds traffic has recovered completely since the economy tanked in 2008, and five of the 20 most congested roads in the U.S. are in the Chicago area.
Stock Market Free Fall: What Should You Do?Shock waves on the stock market as the three main U.S. indices suffered one of the steepest selloffs in years.
Church Working To Get More African-Americans Into The Construction IndustryThe fair was open to a variety of construction jobs, including pipefitters, operating engineers, electricians, represented by 22 labor unions.
More Employers, Fewer Job Seekers At Urban League Job FairCBS 2's Jim Williams reports there's one sector apparently booming again: manufacturing.
Civic Planners: Slow Chicago Population Growth Keeping Economy StagnantChicago remains the third largest city in the U.S., but Census data show it’s the slowest-growing of the top 10 cities with populations of 1 million or more.
Exit Poll: Economy, Crime Were Big Concerns For Chicago VotersA majority of those voters were pessimistic about the city’s economy as they hit their polling places.