Consumer sentiment highest since 2004


By Christine Huang Consumers expressed overwhelming optimism about the economy in January. The Index of Consumer Sentiment reached a 13-year high of 98.5, surpassing last month’s 98.2, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. It was the highest reading since 2004.

Windy City Bulls Honor military members In Appreciation Game

Windy City Bulls play the Fort Wayne Ants in Friday night's game

By Kaylah Jackson Friday night wasn’t just any regular game for the Windy City Bulls. The game  added a patriotic twist by celebrating the  men and women of the Armed Forces with special  halftime events, which included the swearing-in ceremony of new Army soldiers and a performance by The Jesse White Tumblers. [vimeo 202120526 w=640 […]

Arthur J. Gallagher reports gains, sees acquisitions ahead

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Chicago office

By Jingnan Huo Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. reported late Thursday fourth-quarter net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $95.1 million, a 52.6 percent jump from the year-earlier $62.3 million. Diluted net earnings per share were 53 cents compared with 35 cents. Revenues grew 3.8 percent to $1.39 billion, 0.5 percent less than the estimate, […]