U.S. Trade Balance Widens in August

By Arionne Nettles The U.S. trade deficit rose sharply to $48.33 billion in August as the impact from the strong dollar and weakening global economy dampened exports. The Commerce Department reported an August trade balance of $48.33 billion, up 15.5 percent from a revised $41.86 billion in July. August exports fell $3.7 billion to $185.1 […]

A week at the museum: Chicago celebrates first Museum Week

By Alexandra Garfield Kristen Delboccio decided Tuesday was the day to take her 6-month-old daughter, Jaelynn, to the Shedd Aquarium for the first time. They explored half the museum including the Carribbean Reef exhibit where they watched tropical fish and rays glide by before taking a lunch break outside – a hot dog for mom […]