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  • Occupy Chicago protesters march to Grant Park again

    Occupy Chicago protesters march to Grant Park again
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Drought already pushing corn prices up 50 percent

    Drought already pushing corn prices up 50 percent
    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...
  • Saturday, May 5, 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...
  • The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center

    The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...