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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Stories of the morning commute

    Stories of the morning commute
    Pat Powers, 55, who lives in Wicker Park, walked south down Ashland Avenue this morning. He had a three-mile walk ahead of him to the Marriot at Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland Ave., where he was meeting his boss. He called the dire warnings...
  • 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...
  • 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...