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  • Highland Park 'life savers,' handyman rescued 10

    Highland Park 'life savers,' handyman rescued 10
    Lake Michigan appeared frozen solid along the North Shore in the winter of 1899. The lake's frozen appearance masked the fact that ice thickness ranged from as deep as three feet to razor thin. The lake's waves pulsed under those who ventured on the ice...
  • The JFK assassination: 50 years later

    The JFK assassination: 50 years later
    The horrifying news from Dallas brought the nation to a standstill that Friday afternoon 50 years ago this month. The president had been shot. Here's what Tribune readers saw the next morning. Coverage: "President John F. Kennedy was assassinated today....
  • 'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street

    'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street
    Some people will do just about anything to get a photo of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filming, as proven by one double-decker tour bus driver Saturday in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The driver pulled out her camera phone while...
  • Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

    The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
  • Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities

    Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities
    Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
  • Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud

    Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud
    The former head trader of a well-connected Northbrook money management firm that collapsed in spectacular fashion six years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday in what has been described as one of the largest financial fraud cases ever prosecuted in Chicago's...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • The great grain gamble

    The great grain gamble
    The recent scandals at MF Global and Peregrine Financial have resonated deeply in Chicago, where the futures industry matured into a global financial juggernaut. The early years of the Chicago Board of Trade are littered with stories of the corpses of...
  • Bails set for Greenpeace protesters

    One of eight protesters facing felony charges for climbing the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant on Tuesday was convicted four years ago of scaling the Chicago Board of Trade building to protest the destruction of the world’s rain forests,...
  • Stories of the morning commute

    Stories of the morning commute
    Pat Powers, 55, who lives in Wicker Park, walked south down Ashland Avenue this morning. He had a three-mile walk ahead of him to the Marriot at Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland Ave., where he was meeting his boss. He called the dire warnings...
  • April 2: Your Money Matters - Cliff Morgan

    April 2: Your Money Matters - Cliff Morgan
    Cliff Morgan To purchase a copy of the book: www.barnesandnoble.com Events: US College Planning April 18 7:00 p.m. Twin Groves Middle School Buffalo Grove April 26 7:00 p.m. DePaul University, Rolling Meadows The Meadows Corporate Center 2550 West...