Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time on Nov. 24 as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin.

Can you lose money in a high yield savings account?

There are both risks and rewards with high-yield savings accounts. They offer higher APYs than most traditional savings accounts. But if in one year you earn more than $10 in interest, you are required to report it on your tax return or face a penalty.

Do you need homeowners insurance?

There is no law requiring you to buy homeowner’s insurance. However, to qualify for a mortgage, your lender will likely require it. To protect your assets in case of a burglary, natural disaster, fire, and to ensure you can pay for a visitor’s medical expenses in case of an accident, you need homeowner’s insurance.

New Virtual 5k in Wicker Park and Bucktown

Like so many annual events in Chicago, Small Business Saturday is going to look a lot different than in years past. To raise awareness for this year's event, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is holding its first-ever Virtual 5K. Pam Maass has a preview.

Lovin' Local: Firehouse Subs in Oak Lawn

We take you to Oak Lawn to catch up with the owners of Firehouse Subs. Owner Bret Jefferies, a real-life Chicago firefighter, joins us alongside his wife and co-owner Michelle.

UPS hiring for the holidays in the Chicago area

There’s no question, we love our essential workers, including the delivery services companies that keep our goods coming to our doorsteps. And to keep things moving smoothly for the holidays, the folks at UPS are hiring!

Chicago retailers hoping for a strong holiday shopping season

Black Friday is a week away and while online retailers are already rolling out the deals, it's Chicago stores that really need a boost, hit hard by the pandemic. Brad Plothow from Womply talks about what to expect during this year’s holiday shopping period.