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.
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Some Small Businesses Optimistic About 2015We’re not talking about record profits for these small businesses. It’s more about a confident feeling that the economy is chugging along at a pace where they can expand. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Dow Closes At Record High, But What Does It Mean For Economy?The stock market delivered an early Christmas present, closing above the 18,000 mark for the first time.
Rauner Still Not Giving Details On Economic PlansGovernor-elect Bruce Rauner remained mum Wednesday when it came to specifics for his short-term economic plans for Illinois, ahead of a meeting with the state’s top lawmakers.
Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn FundraiserPresident Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.
President Obama To Visit Northwestern For Speech On The EconomyNorthwestern University was preparing for a visit Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama, who will be the first sitting president to visit the Evanston campus in 60 years.
Chicago Urban League Job Fair Draws Long Lines We hear so much about the improving economy and that more people are working. In fact the national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent now, much lower than during the recession a few years ago.
Republican Candidates For Governor Debate Taxes, SpendingState Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford faced off in a debate that focused heavily on Illinois' struggling economy and how to improve its business climate.
Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Boon To Illinois EconomyBig bucks -- that's what this week’s passage of the Illinois same-sex marriage bill may mean for the city and the state. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.
Activists At UIC Forum Want City To Do More For Job Creation Hundreds of community activists gathered Tuesday evening at the UIC Forum to discuss ways to create jobs, provide better schools, change the state’s tax structure and redirect budget priorities.