| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:56 PM
When Marc Schwartz heard that many of America's last trading pits were closing down, the veteran commodities trader was hardly surprised. He spent 17 years yelling in the New York pits, but gave it up, like so many colleagues before him, to work in an...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:15 PM
The CME Group's announcement late Wednesday afternoon to close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York evoked a wave of nostalgia.
Paul R.T. Johnson Jr., a former director at the Chicago Board of Trade, spoke fondly of the days when the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:39 PM
The CME Group announced Wednesday it will close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York by early July.
The decision comes as open outcry futures have dwindled to 1 percent of the company’s total futures volume, supplanted by...
| Feb 5, 2015
Chalk up another victory of the machines over humans.
The parent company of the Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges is ending most trading involving people on the floor who establish prices by flashing hand signals and shouting at each other.
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Pioneer Press features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month is the snow leopard, which lives in The Fragile...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:57 PM
Several hundred people marched Monday in Chicago to voice concern over police brutality and racial profiling in the U.S. The march, which followed a 4-mile route that wound from River North to the Chicago Board of Trade, was one of several that took place...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:36 AM
On Saturday we took the two older grandchildren to the craft fair at their local grade school, then to some small shops to get gifts for their mom and dad. Then we met Mom and Dad for lunch at a local place. All on foot. All in the neighborhood. All good....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Pacific Investment Management Co. said it dismissed the money manager of two small funds after he was fined by a self-regulatory body for making improper trades.
Rahul Seksaria, who ran two Pimco funds that offered inflation-protection strategies,...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The North Shore District 112 caucus is backing three incumbents in the April 2015 school board election, while also endorsing a Mexican-born immigrant for a two-year term created by a board resignation.
The 45-delegate caucus interviewed five prospective...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Doings features one (or more) of Brookfield Zoo’s animals each month with some background information about the animal, its species, its family and its connection to the zoo. This month’s animals are polar bears Aussie, Anana and Hudson,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:10 PM
141 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-427-3443
Looks like: A crowded, '80s-era wood-paneled bar/restaurant
Sounds like: A buzz of happy hour conversations and clinking glasses
Smells like: Fried food and popcorn
There's no Ceres Cafe without the...