| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| 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,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| 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....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:46 PM
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...