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Chicago Tribune (May 15)

2020/ 05/ 16 by jd in Global News

The Coronavirus presents major challenges—a “wrecked economy, less office space demand, scarce financing”—to Chicago’s megadevelopments, calling in question whether many “can continue, if they’ll be pushed into the next construction cycle, or worse, go the way of the never-built Chicago Spire and Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle.”


Chicago Tribune (March 17)

2020/ 03/ 17 by jd in Global News

“The world’s largest Starbucks, the Reserve Roastery in Chicago, will close indefinitely Tuesday. The move comes after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all restaurants and bars across the state to cease dine-in as of Monday at 9 p.m. until the end of March.”


Chicago Tribune (December 17)

2019/ 12/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Chicago-based Boeing said Monday that it will suspend production of the Max starting sometime in January.” The 737 Max is the largest U.S. export product. “Shares of major manufacturers that supply Chicago-based Boeing with critical elements of the 737 Max fell Tuesday” and the “ramifications are likely to ripple beyond the factory floor and across both the aviation and manufacturing sectors. The decision could affect the country’s trade balance.”


USA Today (November 12)

2019/ 11/ 13 by jd in Global News

An extreme “Arctic blast is affecting 200 million people from Chicago to Texas, and it isn’t over yet.”


Chicago Tribune (April 1)

2019/ 04/ 02 by jd in Global News

“The issues in Tuesday’s election for mayor of Chicago are perennials: teetering city finances, gun violence, public schools, City Hall corruption. Either finalist, Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, would be a capable mayor. But let’s pause to celebrate that whoever next leads the city will be unique: Chicago’s first African-American female mayor.”


Chicago Tribune (January 30)

2019/ 02/ 01 by jd in Global News

“This is at least the third polar vortex intrusion Chicago has endured in the past five years, as the cold air mass engulfed the area in January 2014 and February 2015. As temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise, polar vortex intrusions could become more common in the Midwest and the Northeast.”


Inc. (October Issue)

2018/ 10/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Roughly 3,000 startups are located in Chicago. Nearly 34 percent are run by women­–the most of any major U.S. city.”


CNN (August 20)

2018/ 08/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Someone gets shot an average of about once per hour. That was the sobering reality in Chicago this weekend, when at least 58 people were shot.” Chicago’s “latest rash of violence happened despite an additional 600 officers on the streets.”


Chicago Tribune (August 7)

2018/ 08/ 09 by jd in Global News

Chicago experienced a “weekend from hell, when outbreaks of gunfire killed 12 people and injured at least 62″ Then, “the carnage” continued on Monday. But “gun violence in Chicago is random the way destructive wind gusts are random. You can brace yourself but still not anticipate the location or severity of a blast. Monday easily could have been the quiet after the storm.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t. “At least 10 people were shot in eight incidents Monday on the South and West sides.”


Chicago Tribune (January 2)

2018/ 01/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Who said: ‘Find out what the other team wants to do. Then take it away from them.’ Could have been Uber’s CEO, but no, it was George Halas, founder of the Bears.” As the Chicago Bears look for a new coach, it’s worth contemplating “heavy industries, or digital startups… business and sports share immutable truths about organizational ability and consequential success. Much of work life is a competition, right? Good bosses, like good coaches, are strategists and motivators who build strong teams. Games like football teach those lessons in fundamental ways that are useful in every field, including non-contact sports like accounting.”


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