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  • The JFK assassination: 50 years later

    The JFK assassination: 50 years later
    The horrifying news from Dallas brought the nation to a standstill that Friday afternoon 50 years ago this month. The president had been shot. Here's what Tribune readers saw the next morning. Coverage: "President John F. Kennedy was assassinated today....
  • 'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street

    'Transformers' blows up on LaSalle Street
    Some people will do just about anything to get a photo of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filming, as proven by one double-decker tour bus driver Saturday in front of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The driver pulled out her camera phone while...
  • Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities

    Going the distance, with careers in 2 cities
    Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago. Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
  • Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud

    Onetime head trader of firm that collapsed pleads guilty to fraud
    The former head trader of a well-connected Northbrook money management firm that collapsed in spectacular fashion six years ago pleaded guilty Tuesday in what has been described as one of the largest financial fraud cases ever prosecuted in Chicago's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bails set for Greenpeace protesters

    One of eight protesters facing felony charges for climbing the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant on Tuesday was convicted four years ago of scaling the Chicago Board of Trade building to protest the destruction of the world’s rain forests,...
  • 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...
  • Chicago broker missing since '79 found working in Las Vegas

    Chicago broker missing since '79 found working in Las Vegas
    A former Chicago commodities broker, missing for more than three decades and declared legally dead, has been discovered working as a bookie inLas Vegas, officials say. Arthur Gerald Jones, 72, was arrested July 19, according to the Nevada Department of...