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Space-Age Stock Investing

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March 8, 2018

I know that people can make tons of money on the stock market, but I don’t really understand how that can be. It seems so hard to predict what the market is going to do, and so many people get it wrong. How can expert investors keep making money over time? Isn’t every day a huge risk for them? I can understand how someone might make some money quickly in the stock market, but the fact that companies and professionals ...

New hyperloop train proposal would connect Chicago to Cleveland

New hyperloop train proposal would connect Chicago to Cleveland

March 5, 2018

While Chicago is looking at companies to build a proposed O’Hare International Airport–downtown express train, plans are proceeding for a new train that could connect Chicago and Cleveland in less th...

Chicago should take the wheel on driverless cars

September 26, 2016

In a trope as old as time, technology is progressing faster than people are ready for it. Driverless cars are now a real possibility, being tested in markets as close as Pittsburgh by Uber as a possible replacement for its current driver-based service. Chicago aldermen Edward Burke (14) and Anthony Beale (9), whom The Chicago Sun-Times proclaim to be some of the “most powerful” in the city according to its Sept. 14 a...

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

New York composer makes bid to become fine arts dean

March 7, 2016

Stefania de Kenessey was a sophomore in high school when her dad found her reading a New York Times article about students who felt unchallenged and bored with school—exactly how she felt. That is when...

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

Mission to Mars a one-way ticket

January 27, 2014

Swooping down from the night sky, invading backyards with bright lights and eerie noises, a Martian encounter remains one of the most ubiquitous science fiction fantasies. But what if humans could be the Mar...

Union Station renovates to increase passenger capacity

By Mark Minton

September 9, 2012

Station since 1984 and has a sort of landlord-tenant relationship with Metra, the largest commuter train company in Chicago.Amtrak has already relocated several of its offices to a newly renovated building attached to the station. It is working to market the available spaces surrounding the Great Hall, Union Station’s historic waiting room, and more of the unused office spaces in the adjacent eight-story building.Accord...

Chicago banks on rail

By Chris Loeber

January 17, 2012

For many travelers in the U.S., intercity transportation means road trips and plane tickets. In the foreseeable future, it may also mean 220 mph trains.A number of initiatives put forth by many levels of government in cooperation with the private sector could establish Chicago as a launching point for comprehensive high-speed rail networks in the Midwest.The federal government announced on Jan. 4 that Illinois will receive $1...

CITA returns with Donna Brazile

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 23, 2011

On Sept. 30, 1999, Vice President Al Gore called Donna Brazile into his office to talk about a job promotion as campaign manager for the Democratic Party for the upcoming election. Brazile was shocked and told the vice president that she would think about it.After approximately a week, Brazile decided to accept the job offer, becoming the first African-American woman to be appointed to such a prestigious position in government....

Travel time and speed to be determined by new road sensors

By Colin Shively

June 8, 2010

The use of hand held mobile devices while driving has become a hot topic and even outlawed in seven states. However, these electronics are becoming a new method of determining how fast traffic is moving in Chicago on one of the nation’s most jammed highway.The Illinois Department of Transportation, working with the Chicago Highway Department, will temporarily introduce a method of developing traffic patterns.  New sensors wi...

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