CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 21:  A trader signals offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index futures pit at the CME Group following the Federal Reserve meeting September 21, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Reserve says it will sell $400 billion of its shorter-term securities to buy longer-term holdings in an effort to stimulate the economy.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Bids Farewell To Futures Pit

Traders yelled and shoved and flashed hand signals, just as they did in the movie “Trading Places.” But now the computer — faster, cheaper and not nearly as noisy — has taken over.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn OKs Tax Breaks For CME, Sears

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation designed to keep key companies from leaving the state.


The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Consider Tax Breaks For Sears, CME

Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to finish the fall veto session.


Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Group Mocks CME’s Financial ‘Struggle’ With Bake Sale

A group held a bake sale this morning, mocking the “struggling” Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its threats to leave the state because it’s losing money due to a tax hike.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

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