Two developers dreamed of building the biggest ferris wheel in the world. The project had Michael Bloomberg's blessing, while a Wall Street whiz named Big Rich pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars in Chinese loans. What went wrong?
The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot, and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and good jobs. So why is everyone so miserable?