Watch video as protesters outside Chicago Public Schools get rowdy and accuse Mayor Rahm Emanuel of being racist.
Aldermen and Chicago Teachers Union officials expressed fear for the local economy and for the safety of students in the wake of the decision to shutter 50 schools Wednesday. The board voted to spare four schools that had been considered for closure.
Like any company, Beam Inc. has certain political interests. The Deerfield-based parent of global bourbon brands like Jim Beam and Makers Mark would like to see the alcohol taxes reduced and trade barriers lowered. That’s where Beam’s political action committee comes in. By making donations to certain candidates – ones who care about the success of the bourbon industry – the PAC aims to achieve political goals that will benefit Beam Inc.
After a bank goes under, no one expects the commander and chief to take on a pivotal role at the new parent company. But that’s exactly what happened to Mark Furlong, current president and CEO of BMO Harris Bank N.A. in Chicago.
The “new” Kraft Foods Group held its first shareholder meeting since splitting into two pieces.