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Chicago Tribune (September 13)

2020/ 09/ 14 by jd in Global News

Chicago “like other major cities around the world, is a global city, a hub in the global economy, and that economy is on the ropes.” But “globalization is no unalloyed blessing.” Some would rather say goodbye to this “powerful economic force that richly rewards some and impoverishes others.” We can’t. “For better or worse, the global economy is the only economy we’ve got. Like the industrial economy before it, it is flawed, often cruel, but it pays the bills. If Chicago is to mend its divisions, it will have to do it with the money it reaps from its status as a global city.”


Washington Post (July 7)

2020/ 07/ 09 by jd in Global News

“As the nation faces a pandemic, financial catastrophe and massive social justice protests, it is suddenly also confronting a spike in violence in some of its major cities. Tragedies struck in urban centers thousands of miles apart, with 65 people shot over the weekend in New York and 87 in Chicago, and homicides climbing from Miami to Milwaukee.” Shootings often rise in summer, but “the recent toll has been particularly devastating.”


Chicago Tribune (June 2)

2020/ 06/ 04 by jd in Global News

“What do you say to a city whose residents, livelihoods and sense of security have been pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic and then civil unrest and mass looting? You say that Chicago is up to the challenge and must move forward. You say: Reopen and rebuild…. This resilient city will recover again.”


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.”


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