Chicago Board of Trade

Several protesters were arrested after blocking (Credit: Mariam Sobh)

Coalition Of Faith Groups Protest Rauner’s Budget Cuts Outside Chicago Board Of Trade

A coalition of faith based groups gathered today in front of the Chicago Board of Trade to protest Governor Rauner’s budget cuts, reports Mariam Sobh.


Chicago Board of Trade (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images))

Traders Silenced: CME To Close Most Futures Trading Pits

The parent company of the Chicago Board of Trade and other exchanges is ending most trading involving people on the floor who establish prices by flashing hand signals and shouting at each other.


CME Group Protest

Protesters To CME Group: Give Your Tax Break Back

About 1,500 protesters slowly marched from the Thompson Center to the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, calling for the company that runs the financial exchange to give back millions in state tax breaks.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Chicago Board of Trade (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Old-School Pit Traders Protest Latest Changes By CME Group

The last vestige of the frenetic trading in the pits of Chicago’s option exchanges could be in jeopardy under a new plan to use electronic trading to set closing prices.


Illinois State Capitol

Tax Breaks For CME Group, Sears To Be Discussed After Thanksgiving

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Tax breaks for a few big businesses could get a vote in the Illinois General Assembly after Thanksgiving. As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Dahl reports, lawmakers will return on Nov. 29, after […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Emanuel Gets Split Decision On Springfield Agenda

It was a “split decision” in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.

CBS 2–11/10/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group: Hurry Up With Tax Relief, Or We Might Leave

As the Illinois General Assembly fall veto session winds down, the head of the company that owns Chicago’s two big trading exchanges warns that time is running out to keep the firm from moving to another state.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Say No To Tax Breaks For CME

Hear ye, hear ye, the Illinois General Assembly is back at work for the people of Illinois and it’s not doing very well.

CBS 2–11/08/2011

A street surveillance camera seen on top of a light pole along a Chicago street (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

City To Mount 3 New Surveillance Cameras Downtown

Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras is about to get even bigger.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME Group Threatens To Leave Illinois

The parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade is the latest firm to threaten to move out of Illinois over the corporate income tax increase earlier this year.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

Big Shoulders Program

Program Brings Students Right To The Trading Floor

Some kids who might not ordinarily get a financial education are now passing by the rest of us with all they know about big business today.

CBS 2–04/15/2011

Chicago Board of Trade (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Grains Futures Drop, Livestock Prices Mixed

CHICAGO (AP) – Grain futures mostly slid Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery dropped 8 cents to $6.66 a bushel; December corn fell 14.75 cents to $4.81 a bushel; December […]

CBS Chicago–10/01/2010