| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2012
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:56 PM
A former Chicago commodities broker, missing for more than three decades and declared legally dead, has been discovered working as a bookie inLas Vegas, officials say.
Arthur Gerald Jones, 72, was arrested July 19, according to the Nevada Department of...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:19 PM
For more than 15 years, Clifton Goodenough had to repeatedly convince the Internal Revenue Service that he worked in a veteran’s hospital in Phoenix — not as a bookie in Las Vegas.
And, IRS agents weren’t the only ones wondering about...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2009
| 7:45 AM
Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
(WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday.
His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...
| 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....
| Dec 30, 2007
1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
| 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...