Micheline Maynard

Author, Business Journalist, Educator

A Tale of Two Financial Crises: Chicago and Detroit

I spent a lot of my professional career covering things related to Detroit. For the past two years, I’ve been in Chicago. It’s amazing how much the cities have in common — they were both built on manufacturing, even though Chicago always seems far more glamorous. Now, they’re both dealing with huge problems. Detroit now […]

Fall in Chicago: A New Mayor, But Big Challenges

It’s been a splendid fall in Chicago, with warm days, cool nights and no snow on the horizon yet. But Chicago’s new mayor, Rahm Emanuel, isn’t relaxing. The city has a budget deficit of $637 million, and Emanuel is trying to get Chicago’s city council to approve a full slate of reforms. He’s had to […]

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