| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:25 PM
A day after about 175 of them were arrested for staying past Grant Park's closing time, a few hundred Occupy Chicago protesters were marching again.
Just after 7 p.m., protesters who had gathered at LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard began marching...
| May 26, 2011
| 11:35 AM
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,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The drought is pushing corn prices to a new record high as dry weather grips more than half of the country.
The $8.17 per bushel price on the Chicago Board of Trade represents a 50 percent increase over the past six weeks.
The USDA reports almost 90...
| May 2, 2012
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. With the news that grain trading at the Chicago Board of Trade is expanding to 22 hours a day, Max talks to market analyst Brian Basting about the impact on the...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:04 AM
In a cityscape long associated with the flat, black facades of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the arrival of Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center was akin to Carmen Miranda crashing a black-tie ball. From the outside, where it boldly looks out on...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 7:44 AM
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....
| May 7, 2010
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...
| May 20, 2007
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...
| Oct 26, 2009
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...
| Feb 14, 2008
| 10:35 PM
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...