| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:41 PM
CHICAGO -- Corn farmers were unable to plant on soggy or flooded fields from Arkansas to North Dakota this year, signaling tighter grain stockpiles even after rising demand for livestock feed and ethanol sent prices surging.
The Department of Agriculture...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:29 AM
By Jeff Wilson and Brian Chappatta
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
Aug. 12 — Corn, soybean and wheat prices surged Thursday, signaling higher costs for food and biofuels, after the government said U.S. farmers will harvest smaller crops than...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 3:00 PM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. Why would the CME Group, parent of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Mercantile Exchange, consider leaving Illinois? You will learn why when Terry Duffy, Chairman of the CME...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:40 PM
It was hard to tell what exactly "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder filmed in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, but all signs pointed to the shoot taking place at Willis Tower. Literally.
There were bright signs on the street helping guide cast and crew...
| Sep 19, 2011
It was past 7 p.m. when Ventas Inc. CEO Debra Cafaro emerged from her last meeting. Her voice echoed in the halls of the mostly empty offices on the 48th floor of 111 S. Wacker Drive.
As she spoke, the last rays of sun disappeared behind the West Loop...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 9:20 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
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,...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:25 PM
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...