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  • Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal

    Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal
    Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers. Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
  • Superman movie filming in Willis Tower

    Superman movie filming in Willis Tower
    It was hard to tell what exactly "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder filmed in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, but all signs pointed to the shoot taking place at Willis Tower. Literally. There were bright signs on the street helping guide cast and crew...
  • Instructors enjoy challenge of Iyengar yoga

    Instructors enjoy challenge of Iyengar yoga
    There are many different versions of yoga, an ancient physical and philosophical discipline that started in India. But to Bob Whittinghill and a number of others in the Chicago area, there is only one kind of yoga that works on all levels: Iyengar yoga,...
  • 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...
  • Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?

    Widespread drought causes corn prices to surge; grocery goods next?
    Massive swaths of Midwest farmland are suffering through one of the most widespread droughts in history, causing corn prices to soar as the USDA scales back its predictions for a record crop. Corn farmers are expected to yield an average of 146 bushels...
  • 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...
  • Scott invites commodities traders to come to Florida

     
    You gotta give Gov. Rick Scott credit: he thinks big. Last week, Terrence Duffy, the president of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was quoted in The Wall St. Journal complaining that “we don't want to leave Chicago” but “we have to do...
  • Dow soars 429 points after Fed makes new pledge on rates

     
    The Dow Jones industrial average surged Tuesday, ending a volatile session up nearly 430 points after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep short-term interest rates near zero for at least two more years. The blue-chip index gyrated throughout the session.....
  • Key Loop buildings added to surveillance network

    The city Public Building Commission approved a plan today to connect three South Loop buildings to the city's extensive surveillance camera network. After chairing the commission for the first time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it made sense to add the...
  • Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises

    Teachers picket board meeting over denial of raises
    On a day teachers picketed over being deprived of their contracted raises, theChicago Public Schools Board today approved contracts for the city’s top two school administrators paying more than previously for the positions. The new schools chief...
  • Lawmakers to hold hearings on Illinois business tax

    SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers announced today they will hold hearings to review the state’s business tax structure, giving companies threatening to leave the state a forum to vent about this year’s tax hike. Senate President John...