Chicago area escapes record hot year

By Kevin Stark Cool summers could soon be a thing of the past in the Chicago area, NOAA climate experts warn. Major cities in the West scorched their hottest summers on record. California baked through a fourth year of drought conditions. The East Coast drowned under saturating fall rains that crippled much of South Carolina […]

Bondholders take Caesars Entertainment to Trial

By Alex Valentine Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s attorneys are preparing their final briefs after two weeks in bankruptcy court at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. A group of creditors testified in court that they forced Caesars’ operating unit, a subsidiary of CEC, into bankruptcy on January 12, when Caesars missed a deadline for an interest […]

Ticket Prices Plummet Ahead of Game 3 at Wrigley

By Shane Monaghan Cubs’ fans are not happy their team is down 0-2 to New York. But with ticket prices plummeting, at least they  can find a better seat for Games 3 and 4 at home. “The Cubs fans that waited did save themselves some serious money,” said Chris Leyden, a content analyst at SeatGeek. The average […]

Harley-Davidson stock sputters on third quarter earnings

By Antea Gatalica Harley-Davidson Inc. reported a 6.5 percent decline in third quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ forecasts, and said it would slash jobs to pay for stepped-up marketing. Shares of the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer plummeted 14 percent, or $7.80, to close Tuesday at $48.25.

Noble Charter’s Battle for Brighton Park

By Kelan Lyons For mothers Vicky Enciso and Araceli Escobedo, a proposal by the Noble Network of Charter Schools to build a new high school in their Brighton Park community is as much about getting their children into college as it is about constructing a new building. “I am a parent with [few] resources. I […]

Transition to cloud and mobile services hurts IBM’s earnings

By Eve Fan IBM Corp.‘s stock plummeted by nearly 6 percent Tuesday after the company reported a 14 percent decline in both revenue and earnings for the third quarter and lowered its profit forecast for all of 2015. The company said the decline in earnings and revenue was a result of costs associated with IBM’s transition […]

Video: NU women’s basketball team talks about the upcoming season

By Lena Blietz The Northwestern Women’s Basketball team looks forward to the season after coming off its best season of the decade. With 23 wins last season, the Wildcats made their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1997. In our video, senior Maggie Lyon and junior Nia Coffey discuss their season predictions and give advice as upperclassmen. The […]

Cubs fans behave during Wrigleyville celebration

By Kayla Daugherty and Alex Valentine Video by Haydee Clotter In Wrigleyville after a key game, it seemed that there might have been more security personnel than Cubs fans. Public officials and Wrigley Field event staff coordinated for three weeks to prepare for the crowd that poured out of Wrigley Field last Tuesday when the […]