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  • The Loop's Great Chicago Flood

    The Loop's Great Chicago Flood
    Tens of thousands of office workers and store clerks streamed into the Loop as usual on this morning, only to be sent home for an unscheduled holiday. For many, that holiday lasted a week; for some, it went on for more than a month. The reason was one...
  • The Chicago Board of Trade

    The Chicago Board of Trade
    Founded on this date to promote and monitor Chicago commerce, the Chicago Board of Trade started with 82 members and no special interest in the grain business. The city's grain traders and merchants had no special interest in the Board of Trade, either....
  • Pest control technician puts bugs on red alert

    Pest control technician puts bugs on red alert
    Did you know that a cockroach can live for a week without its head? That an ant can lift 20 times its weight? That the termite queen can rule her colony for 15 to 20 years? Sally Quick knows this stuff and more. As an Orkin Pest Control (orkin.com) route...
  • Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist

    Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist
    Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90. Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
  • The housing bubble's silver lining

    THE ONCE-buoyant housing market is clearly in trouble. Last year, housing prices around the country fell for the first year since the Depression. In Southern California, one of the epicenters of the housing and housing-credit bubble, the pain has been...
  • Northern Illinois University shooting leaves 6 dead, 16 wounded

    A gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds. Then, still on stage, he...
  • 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...
  • The top 10 local stories

    The top 10 local stories
    1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
  • The art of politics

    The art of politics
    Windy City By Scott Simon Random House, 419 pages, $25 The brief period in 1987 immediately following the death of Mayor Harold Washington, when Ald. David Orr temporarily replaced Washington, and Establishment candidate Eugene Sawyer and liberal...
  • Artwork from Michael Crichton's personal collection going on sale

     
    In such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
  • Art review: Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery

     
    The grandiose differs from the grand in its need to make a spectacular impression. Size matters, and looking important trumps all. The German photographer Andreas Gursky has been making grandiose art for years. Some of his enormous, impossibly precise...