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  • CME Group to close most floor-based trading in Chicago, New York

    CME Group to close most floor-based trading in Chicago, New York
    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...
  • Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards

    Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: snow leopards
    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...
  • Strong, cheap drinks prevail at Loop bar Ceres Cafe

    Strong, cheap drinks prevail at Loop bar Ceres Cafe
    Ceres Cafe 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...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Four candidates pick up Dist. 112 caucus endorsements

    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...
  • Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: polar bears

    Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: polar bears
    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,...
  • Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

    Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid
    John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
  • Chicago should mourn the deaths of its children

    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....
  • Loyola University student reported missing is found safe

    Loyola University student reported missing is found safe
    A Loyola University Chicago student who had been missing for more than a week has been found safe, campus police said Tuesday. Chan Williams, 20, entered the Chicago Board of Trade building at 141 W. Jackson Blvd. around 8 p.m. Nov. and had not been...
  • Ron Shellady, trader and farmer, dies at 73

     Ron Shellady, trader and farmer, dies at 73
    For years, Ron Shellady divided his time between his work as a commodities trader and broker in Chicago and staying on top of a farm he owned and operated just outside Galena. Both worlds appealed to the Iowa native, who, although he didn't grow up on a...
  • Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief

    Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief
    The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices, committee chair Ald. Latasha Thomas said Wednesday. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling...