A web and print news organization in Chicago might be going out of business.Listen to the CNC's David Greising on Afternoon Shift The Chicago News Cooperative shares a state government reporter with WBEZ.
Their place of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange as major financial players in Illinois might explain why some lawmakers wanted to give them a big tax break. A proposed bill would trim the futures exchanges' income tax rate on the bulk of their trades.
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel got his way, "the era of big government as we know it" would come to a close at City Hall. "Efficiency" is the new buzz word-- and the measure by which Emanuel asked residents to assess his success as mayor.
The Chicago Bulls held court with a big win yesterday at the United Center to send the playoff series back to Indiana with a 2-0 lead. You can go to espnchicago.com for comprehensive coverage. You can stay here for my quick, random observations:The players seemed cold.
Updated at 10:57 a.m. on 4/15/11There are many annual rituals associated with Chicago Public Schools – like the first-day bell-ringing that welcomes students back. But a bigger event might be the district’s yearly estimate of a budget shortfall.