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How the ALEC Agenda Forced Chicago's School Closings

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Chicago
Carl Gibson

Many school systems, like those in Chicago, are funded through property taxes. This obviously leads to schools in wealthier neighborhoods having more resources than schools in poorer neighborhoods, like the ones Rahm Emanuel closed this year.

You Will Be Paying Higher Gasoline Prices. It Is Essential You Begin to Understand Why!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In the face of escalating gas prices, the oil patch, their allies and Wall Street are counting on your ignorance permitting them to pick your pockets, spoon-feeding you nonsense while they cash in massively.

Saki Knafo

Protestors Take On The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 15 Arrested

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

Just days after thousands of protesters descended on Chicago to rally against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 15 people were arrested outside ...

A Can't-Miss Season Finale: The 99 Percent Takes on the CME

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

The millions of dollars per year CME Group is siphoning out of the Illinois state budget makes us, the working people of Chicago and Illinois, its majority shareholders.

The Most Powerful Company You've Never Heard of: Meet CME Group

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

Given both its immense power and its history, we would be wise to keep an eye on CME Group. There has never been a better time to stand up to this powerful company and demand that it give our money back.

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In California

Posted 06.24.2012 | Food

The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform en...

Occupy Chicago Takes the Spring

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Saturday, April 7, 2012 marked Occupy Chicago's official reemergence after a milder than expected winter with a citywide day of action, known as "Take the Spring."

Occupy Chicago Ready for a Spring of Discontent

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

A confluence of events will make Chicago the national and perhaps worldwide hub of the Occupy Movement through the spring. Welcome to the Chicago Spring.

Mic Check! Chicago's 99% Follows the Money -- and the Merc -- to Houston

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

Craig Donohue of CME didn't seem to mind the public spotlight when drumming up support for millions in tax breaks. But he was somewhat less enthusiastic when Chicago's 99% shone a not-so-flattering spotlight on CME from 1,000 miles away.

The Chicago Mafia and the Price You Are Paying for Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Chicago is to commodity trading what Wall Street is to financial markets. The world's most significant trading exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group is headquartered there and projects its power to influence institutions, the press and government.

The Working Families and Occupy Movement Are Winning

Amisha Patel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago
Amisha Patel

Last night it was announced that the CME along with several other corporations would return the TIF money previously allocated for them. When has one corporation, let alone three, ever given back TIF money in Chicago? NEVER.

Jen Sabella

CME Group's 'Golden Toilet'? Budget Cuts Renew Anger About Chicago TIFs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- On Tuesday morning, a group of about 50 protesters gathered at the Board of Trade -- home of the CME Group -- to deliver a "golden toilet" ...

CEO Says He's 'Embarrassed' To Live In Illinois After Getting Big Tax Break

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers have already expressed frustration with Sears about their decision to close 120 stores across the country after the state approved ...

MF Global Fallout Fueling Calls For Reforms In One Trading Sector

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Agricultural bankers and other players in the world's grain markets say fallout from the collapse of giant broker MF Global is...

The CME Insult to Millions of Families, Including Mine

Ashley Moy-Wooten | Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago
Ashley Moy-Wooten

My family is also one of the millions fighting foreclosure. $350 million for the CME and Sears, while millions of us are fighting just to keep our homes. What a slap in the face.

Illinois Tax Break Bill Approved By House: Tax Relief For Sears, CME And Poor Families

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House sought to appease some big-name companies threatening to leave the state by approving a $330 million pack...

Wealthy Patriots Wage Class War

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

A strange thing happened in Chicago. An audience of well-heeled professionals, a mixture of Democrats and Republicans, packed a room to hear Robert Shiller give a presentation on the housing market. At the end of the presentation, there was a bi-partisan revolt.

Indianapolis Courts Chicago Mercantile Exchange

AP | DAVID MERCER and CHARLES WILSON | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Executives from the company that owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade met Friday with Indianapolis' ma...

Senators To Grill Regulators On MF Global Collapse

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Senators plan to press regulators on Thursday on whether they were asleep at the switch as now-bankrupt MF Global took on massive risky bets, and ...

SB 397 Poised to Give $100 Million Handout to Wealthiest Corporations in Illinois

Mark Cassello | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Unless a groundswell of public outrage besieges representatives in Springfield tomorrow, the Illinois State Legislature is likely to approve an enormous tax carve-out designed to benefit two of the most profitable companies in the state.

Chicago Exchanges: Tax Breaks Needed To Stay Put

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- John Schneider's work is all shouts and hand gestures. Get him on the phone and you'll strain to hear over the barks and cries of his fello...

Occupy Chicago Scores Victories Without a Camp

Mark Cassello | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

As Occupy Chicago nears its second month, its visible presence on the streets may have diminished, but its influence and reach has grown.

Tax Cuts For Corporations Could Be Approved Tuesday

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though a proposal that would have drastically cut the state income taxes of CME Group, CBOE Holdings and Sears Holdings Corp. stalled in the Illinois ...

CME Group, CBOE Tax Cuts Up For Debate In Springfield

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal introduced by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D) Monday that drastically cuts state income taxes for CME Group and CBOE Holdings ...

Should Illinois Do Whatever It Takes To Make Sears Stay?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Hoffman Estates village trustees voted, unanimously, to approve a resolution urging the state of Illinois to make "all reasonable efforts" to keep the...