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  • Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break

    Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break
    As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families. The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
  • 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...
  • Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip

    Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was in New York on Tuesday to ring the opening bell at a stock exchange and get some face time on a national cable morning chatfest. The cost to taxpayers? An estimated $1,200 on airfare and hotel for the governor and a press...
  • Occupy Chicago demonstrators block LaSalle Street bridge, Loop streets

    Occupy Chicago demonstrators block LaSalle Street bridge, Loop streets
    Demonstrators from Occupy Chicago and other organizations blocked the LaSalle Street bridge over the Chicago River downtown for less than half an hour Thursday evening before marching through the Loop, clogging traffic while trying to show that the...
  • Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there

    Michael Pena's adjusting to the view from up there
    Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
  • 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...
  • 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.....
  • Steve Ruxton

    Steve Ruxton
    Steve Ruxton joined the WGN news department in June 2003. Before joining WGN, Steve spent over 11 years as a financial news reporter/anchor for Chicago's WCIU-Television and the on-line financial web-site, WebFN. He has been a registered investment...
  • Teacher finds the next level

    Teacher finds the next level
    Like many athletes, Jim Bennitt was looking for a vigorous style of yoga. He didn't want to stretch. He didn't want to relax. He wanted a workout. For three years the Frankfort native jumped around from one studio to the next. Nothing inspired him. But...
  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Coming to Chicago

    Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. (WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday. His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...