| Dec 21, 2012
Never mind that winter is upon us. It is the chill of ICE from Atlanta descending on New York causing goose bumps for those connected with Chicago's trading exchanges.
No one knows for certain what the impact will be of upstart IntercontinentalExchange'...
| Dec 13, 2012
Few leaders of publicly traded companies in Chicago have been more ensconced in the role of chief executive than William Brodsky.
After 16 years at the helm of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and nearly 40 years in the exchange industry here and in...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The first several minutes of "Sushi: The Global Catch" (at the Siskel Film Center through Wednesday) lure you in with a quiet but detailed look at the extensive training required of sushi chefs in Japan.
The seven-year apprenticeship is not for...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Candidates seeking the 95th District House seat may be aligned in their missions to plug a state deficit of $13 billion, but they are far …...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday night that he’s “disappointed” in Gov. Pat Quinn’s rejection of a plan to put slot machines at horse-race tracks in exchange for expanding casino gambling to Chicago.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
Occupy Chicago protesters are writing another chapter in a long history of dissent in this city. Here are 10 demonstrated facts:
1 Chicago has never landed an Olympics, but in 1932 it hosted a "counter-Olympics." The event was organized by American...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:46 PM
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...