Bringing the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to Atlanta was a long shot. Athens, Greece was the sentimental favorite to host the centennial games, and tension was palpable as IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch made the announcement back on September 18, 1990."
The Wrigley Gum Company is moving out of the Wrigley Building. So let's take a look at the man who started it all.William Wrigley Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1861. His family manufactured soap. When he was 30, William moved to Chicago, planning to open a branch of the business."
A year ago Thursday, jubilant Democratic lawmakers — including then-Sen. Christopher Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank — joined President Obama on stage as the president signed a new financial reform law."The American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street's mistakes.
There's a new cop on the money beat: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and it opens its doors Thursday. It was created by the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, signed by the president one year ago.The bureau will look out for the financial best interests of American consumers.
Business groups are complaining to lawmakers about taxes in Illinois.The first in a series of hearings on the state's tax structure was held Tuesday in Chicago.Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan called for the hearings after major companies, including Caterpillar and t