Producers: Ellen Guettler and Kate Ellis
Editors: Peter Clowney and Emily Hanford
Executive Editor and Host: Stephen Smith
Economics Correspondent: Chris Farrell
Web Producer: Ochen Kaylan

Audio Mixing: Craig Thorson

Production assistance: Marc Sanchez and Suzanne Pekow
Additional reporting: Krissy Clark

Special thanks: Sydney Lewis and the Chicago Historical Society

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