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Get a head start on tomorrow during your commute home today. Listen to our roundup of essential Chicago headlines and analysis from Crain’s reporters and host Amy Guth. Presented by Wintrust.

Get a head start on tomorrow during your commute home today. Listen to our roundup of essential Chicago headlines and analysis from Crain’s reporters and host Amy Guth. Presented by Wintrust.
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Get a head start on tomorrow during your commute home today. Listen to our roundup of essential Chicago headlines and analysis from Crain’s reporters and host Amy Guth. Presented by Wintrust.

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04/17/19: More Suburban Losers than Winners

4/17/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin about first-quarter suburban Chicago housing data. Plus: Yesterday a judge found Pipeline Health in contempt and ordered the hospital owner to restore most services at Westlake Hospital. Today the company proposes transferring ownership to Melrose Park—a move the village calls a "stunt." Also, a Boston-based nonprofit expands in Chicago, a Miami investor takes over a Streeterville hotel, Gov....

Duration:00:10:35

04/16/19: Why's The CSO Strike Going On So Long?

4/16/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business nonprofits and philanthropy reporter Lisa Bertagnoli about why the musicians’ strike at Chicago Symphony Orchestra is different from others. Plus: Fundraising is underway to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral after yesterday’s fire, House Dems subpoena records from Trump's Chicago tower lender, Chicago-Kent names its first woman dean to serve in the role on a permanent basis, U of I renames its engineering school...

Duration:00:10:32

04/15/19 Commercial Property Tax Challenge

4/15/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's commercial real estate reporter Danny Ecker about the new property assessment system and what it could mean for area businesses. Plus: A look at Crain's Best Places to Work 2019, Boeing board's low profile starts to rise as 737 Max crisis continues, why this CSO strike is unlike the others, the Chicago Sun-Times gets a cash infusion from Michael Sacks and Rocky Wirtz, a new Lou Malnati's location heading to the Wrigley Building,...

Duration:00:11:14

04/11/19: Why Nonprofits Become Housing Developers

4/11/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's reporter Lisa Bertagnoli about how nonprofits are turning to development to serve client housing needs. Plus: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos rebuts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for an Amazon breakup, the Economic Club names Debra Cafaro board chair, Al Capone's two-flat sells at twice the asking price, cannabis futures contracts could lie ahead, and you can thank McDonald's if you're paying less for cage-free eggs. Follow Amy Guth on...

Duration:00:10:54

04/10/19: Controversial TIFs Clear Council

4/10/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's senior reporter Lynne Marek about Johnson Publishing's history and where it took a turn. Plus: The City Council OKs up to $2.4 billion in public subsidies to support the Lincoln Yards and 78 megadevelopments, a judge rules Melrose Park's Westlake Hospital must stay open, a Hormel lawsuit reveals what "natural" meat really means, a study details manufacturing job openings, and two local food-makers have plans to expand. Follow Amy...

Duration:00:13:02

04/09/19: 'A great start' To Downtown's Development Boom

4/9/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's Chicago Business commercial real estate reporter Danny Ecker about the latest in the downtown development boom. Plus: Melrose Park's Westlake Hospital suddenly suspends service, Chicago venture capital funding slows to the lowest level in two years, rehab hospital AbilityLab is set to test a $6 million tool to measure patients' progress, the CSO strike continues as musicians reject management's "last, best and final" offer, and no...

Duration:00:13:44

04/08/19: Megaproject TIF Votes Suspended

4/8/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's political writer Greg Hinz about mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's transition into office, including her role in today's delayed votes on public subsidies for the massive Lincoln Yards and 78 projects. Plus: Boeing cuts 737 Max production, a River North investor plans two new buildings, Cook County lags neighbors in a health data report, the Onion gets sold, and Illinois Medicaid will cover gender-reassignment surgery. Follow Amy Guth...

Duration:00:10:36

04/04/19: Free Tuition For STEM Students?

4/4/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's political writer Greg Hinz about a proposal that could mean free tuition for Illinois STEM students. Plus: A crash report signals more turmoil ahead for Boeing, Verizon's first 5G mobile service goes live in parts of Chicago, WeWork announces two more co-working locations here, a spurned developer sues Lincolnwood over the Purple Hotel project, and the Chicago History Museum plans to spend $11 million on renovations and...

Duration:00:10:07

04/03/19: Lori Lightfoot's Crucial Tasks

4/3/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business political writer Greg Hinz about about the most pressing items on the mayor-elect’s to-do list once she takes office, and other changes the city can expect. Plus: Whistleblowers in 737 Max case call the FAA lax in inspector training, retailers gain the upper hand as Clybourn Corridor vacancies rise, Emanuel and Pritzker move to grab Georgia's film and TV business as the state prepares to sign a new anti-abortion...

Duration:00:13:39

04/02/19: Election Day Top Issues

4/2/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Daily Line reporter A.D. Quig about the top issues facing the incoming mayor. Plus: Walgreens' stock plunged under both health care and retail pressure, a new Motel 6 property proposed near McCormick Place, the Chicago area's flat housing market hits brokerage sales volumes and Burger King tests a meatless Whopper. Follow host Amy Guth on Twitter @AmyGuth, or continue the conversation with #CrainsDailyGist.

Duration:00:11:15

04/01/19: Tech And The #MeToo Movement

4/1/2019
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Think the tech industry has a woman problem? Lin Classon of Ensono wasn’t satisfied with mere anecdotes. She did a survey to delve deeper into harassment in the tech sector — and she shares her findings with us. Also on today's Crain’s Daily Gist with host Amy Guth, a look at who funded both Lightfoot and Preckwinkle campaigns, Cresco Labs in $850 million deal to buy cannabis firm, U.S. air travel disrupted as carriers endure system-wide outages, the first residential building opens on...

Duration:00:12:00

03/28/19: O’Hare’s New Global Terminal

3/28/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business technology reporter John Pletz about the architect who won the bid for O’Hare’s new global terminal. Plus: Bill to lift ban on rent control fails in Springfield, Streeterville retail complex for sale, homes in Chicago deemed more affordable than in most big cities, McDonald's will no longer lobby against minimum wage hikes, and @properties takes first step outside Midwest. Follow host Amy Guth on Twitter at...

Duration:00:12:56

03/27/19: Gang Wins O'Hare; Rocky Wirtz On New Mayor

3/27/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with business leader and Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz about items on the business community's agenda for the city's next mayor. Plus: A Jeanne Gang group is picked for the prized new O'Hare terminal, Crain's endorses Lori Lightfoot in the mayoral race, Chicago chefs are among finalists for James Beard Awards, Loop retail vacancy hits a seven-year high, Sterling Bay plans an Englewood development, and lawmakers want an outside review...

Duration:00:10:51

03/26/18: Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Make Final Pitches

3/26/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's Chicago Business political columnist Greg Hinz about next week's mayoral election. Plus: Trump asks the courts to end Obamacare, McDonald's invests $300 million in its digital future, Midwest floods threaten recovery hopes in the agricultural sector, a $35 billion Airbus deal delivers a blow to Boeing, the Supreme Court won't question Nike's use of Michael Jordan's image, and Walgreen's helps victims in flood-damaged areas. Follow...

Duration:00:11:06

03/25/19: Illinois' Prepaid Tuition Saga

3/25/2019
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Today on Crain's Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain's Chicago Business senior reporter Steve Daniels about the latest on Illinois' prepaid tuition saga. Plus: A new poll reveals a big lead for mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, developer Sterling Bay wants to build a 47-story Michigan Avenue tower, Chicago law firm Mayer Brown fires a partner for inappropriate' conduct, Boeing plans to meet with regulators and pilots to detail 737 Max fixes, and a survey shows many Chicago parents...

Duration:00:13:53

03/21/19: South Loop Research Center Update

3/21/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist, host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business political reporter Greg Hinz about the latest in U of I South Loop research center funding. Plus: University of Notre Dame admits a bigger share of alums' kids enrolled at the school than Harvard and Yale, Groupon staff cutbacks, SEC loses fraud case over developer's $89 million visa fundraising campaign, Urbanspace plans to open a food hall in the Loop’s Theater District, and household worker association pens...

Duration:00:09:22

03/20/19: Chicago's Spire Saga

3/20/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist: Host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business senior reporter Alby Gallun about the latest in the Chicago Spire saga. Plus: Pritzker sets strict funding conditions for a South Loop research center, Boeing-FAA scrutiny gets stepped up as the U.S. probes the Max's approval, the FDA puts a partial hold on the trials of an AbbVie cancer drug, luxury co-working firm No18 leases a penthouse in a new Wacker Drive tower and a court tosses out a Rosemont-based photo...

Duration:00:10:41

03/19/19: Discount Housing Pricing In Chicagoland

3/19/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist: Host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin about his "This house sold for less than . . .” feature on social media. Plus: Jones Lang LaSalle to buy HFF in a $2 billion deal, Foxconn says its Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020, why Chicago’s co-working land grab could come to a halt, Chicago-based flower delivery company FTD could shutter by summer and another local cannabis company raises money amid...

Duration:00:11:39

03/18/19: Chicago Getting World's Fastest Supercomputer

3/18/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist: Host Amy Guth talks with Crain’s Chicago Business tech reporter John Pletz about breaking news out of Argonne National Laboratory. Plus: Winning City Council approval may turn out to be the easy part for Sterling Bay’s massive Lincoln Yards development project, Chicago’s Cresco Labs buys a Florida marijuana company in a $120 million deal, a look at how Airbnb has fared in Chicago since a 2017 city ordinance around short term rentals, a court fight costs census...

Duration:00:09:39

03/14/19: Workplace Violence Insurance Increases

3/14/2019
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Today on Crain’s Daily Gist: Citadel chief Ken Griffin considered moving his company's headquarters from Chicago to New York, according to a bombshell report from Bloomberg News. Plus: A proposed massive development plan near Soldier Field is unveiled, a new 76-story skyscraper is underway in River North, a local software startup that connects small screens gets $6 million in financing, Edens Plaza owner buys vacant Carson’s space in Wilmette, and domestic beer wars reach a new level. Host...

Duration:00:11:00