Former White House Economist Joins Chicago School BoardAustan Goolsbee is a professor at the University of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his appointment to the school board Friday. Goolsbee says the Chicago school system is one of the city's "crown jewels."
Chicagoans Are Safer Than They Think, Claims Index Of The World's Safest CitiesAccording to this, Chicagoans are safer than they think. Do the numbers have you convinced?
Illinois Unemployment Holds At 9.5 PercentJob 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.
Emanuel Insists Taxpayers Won't Pay For NATO SummitMayor 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.
Economist: Housing Prices Have Hit Bottom, But Won't Be Going Way UpUniversity 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.
Economist: NATO/G8 Summits Could Be A DisasterA 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.
U Of C Prof: Default By U.S. Government Wouldn't Be End Of The WorldCongress 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.