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  • NATO/G-8 fundraising must move at feverish pace

    NATO/G-8 fundraising must move at feverish pace
    The task of raising tens of millions of dollars in donations for the NATO and G-8 summits means fundraisers will need to move as aggressively as the Art Institute did in its campaign to build the Modern Wing. Boding well for the effort is that former...
  • Protesters rally in downtown Chicago

    Protesters rally in downtown Chicago
    The chants of protesters echoed through downtown Chicago this afternoon as marchers descended on theLoop to give voice to a wide cross-section of activist issues. A crowd of about 700 gathered at noon at Congress Parkway andMichigan Avenue to hear...
  • Instructors enjoy challenge of Iyengar yoga

    Instructors enjoy challenge of Iyengar yoga
    There are many different versions of yoga, an ancient physical and philosophical discipline that started in India. But to Bob Whittinghill and a number of others in the Chicago area, there is only one kind of yoga that works on all levels: Iyengar yoga,...
  • 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...
  • Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break

    Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break
    As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families. The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
  • Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal

    Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal
    Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers. Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
  • Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip

    Quinn spends $1,200 on NYC stock market trip
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was in New York on Tuesday to ring the opening bell at a stock exchange and get some face time on a national cable morning chatfest. The cost to taxpayers? An estimated $1,200 on airfare and hotel for the governor and a press...
  • Occupy Chicago demonstrators block LaSalle Street bridge, Loop streets

    Occupy Chicago demonstrators block LaSalle Street bridge, Loop streets
    Demonstrators from Occupy Chicago and other organizations blocked the LaSalle Street bridge over the Chicago River downtown for less than half an hour Thursday evening before marching through the Loop, clogging traffic while trying to show that the...
  • 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...
  • Scott invites commodities traders to come to Florida

     
    You gotta give Gov. Rick Scott credit: he thinks big. Last week, Terrence Duffy, the president of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was quoted in The Wall St. Journal complaining that “we don't want to leave Chicago” but “we have to do...