Next week marks the end of an era at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. For more than 160 years, traders in colorful blazers crowded into pits, shouting orders for commodities like corn and pork bellies.
Mayor Emanuel has three big things he wants from Springfield. 1) Casinos. 2) Speeding cameras and 3) a huge statue of him sitting on top of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. Okay, maybe not a huge statue, maybe the third was keeping the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago.