CME’s earnings climb as it becomes more digital, global


By Yasufumi Saito CME Group Inc., the world’s largest futures-exchange operator, reported late Thursday a 59 percent growth in fourth-quarter earnings as trading volume grew internationally. The shares climbed more than 3 percent Friday.

Chicago’s ‘problem landlords list’ questioned by experts

By Stephanie Choporis Housing experts and a private building owner are questioning the effectiveness of Chicago’s ‘problem’ landlords list and the properties selected for the record. Some think the list is limited in scope and not targeting landlords with the most serious building code violations. The inaugural list, published on the department of buildings website […]

Roll up your sleeve: Adults may need a measles vaccine too

By Priyam Vora While the focus surrounding the current measles outbreak is on children, adults may need a measles vaccination too. THIS JUST IN The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday that two children in a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine have tested positive for measles. Both children […]

CME to close most futures pits

CME pit

By Yasufumi Saito One of the icons of capitalism is fading out as the world is more digitized. CME Group Inc., the world’s largest futures-exchange operator, announced Wednesday it will close most of its open-outcry futures trading pits this summer, due to the shift from floor trading to electronic transactions.

VIDEO: Chicago goes green in historic Uptown building

By Mariel Turner With nearly 500 solar panels, energy-efficient lightbulbs and other green commodities, the ICA Greenrise Building is trying to be 100 percent green by 2016. Beginning in 2011, the Institute of Cultural Affairs began remodeling the building, originally built in 1921. ICA officials say maintaining an environmentally friendly facility is simple and financially smart.