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  • 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 art of politics

    The art of politics
    Windy City By Scott Simon Random House, 419 pages, $25 The brief period in 1987 immediately following the death of Mayor Harold Washington, when Ald. David Orr temporarily replaced Washington, and Establishment candidate Eugene Sawyer and liberal...
  • 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...
  • Art review: Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery

     
    The grandiose differs from the grand in its need to make a spectacular impression. Size matters, and looking important trumps all. The German photographer Andreas Gursky has been making grandiose art for years. Some of his enormous, impossibly precise...
  • Steeped in rhetoric: My visit to the tea party rally

     
    The question has been on my mind for a while now: What is it, exactly, that tea party activists want? Go to their Web sites, listen to sound bites from their rallies or study what their leaders say when interviewed......
  • The guilty thrill of the hockey fight

     
    The quick-cut parade of passion playing out on the 52-inch TV screen in Mike Beaver's basement suggests pornography -- the repeated encounters are earnest but virtually without context, they all start to look the same after a while and the......
  • Turmoil pushes traders to edge

    By 5:30 a.m. - a good three hours before the stock market opened - Jeff Friedman was anticipating another rough day. "It's like a pounding surf in the ocean or whitewater rapids: You swallow some water, you're coughing it out, you're gasping for air, and...
  • Steve Ruxton

    Steve Ruxton
    Steve Ruxton joined the WGN news department in June 2003. Before joining WGN, Steve spent over 11 years as a financial news reporter/anchor for Chicago's WCIU-Television and the on-line financial web-site, WebFN. He has been a registered investment...
  • 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...
  • 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...