oh, chicago

Caterpillar’s headquarters leaving Illinois for Texas.

Just a few years ago they moved headquarters from Peoria to Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago. Now they’re leaving for Texas. “The move—expected to affect the roughly 230 corporate employees at Caterpillar’s headquarters—is the latest in a series of recent […]

tech, startups, internet

We need a middle class for startups.

“Problem: There are only two types of businesses on social media: …. Bootstrapped from zero [and] … Raised $100M+ from VCs. … Result: Aspiring entrepreneurs think these are the only two paths to startup success.” There is, of course, a […]

oh, chicago

Chicago’s getting a casino.

I’m not quite sure what took so long. “The casino is expected to be a financial boon for the city, providing millions that officials say they need to fulfill pension obligations and prevent tax increases, among other things.” | learn more

oh, chicago

More bad outcomes of dropped charges.

It’s too easy to read into this as an abdication of duty by prosecutors. Maybe they should get more benefit of the doubt? Maybe not. “Prosecutors wouldn’t charge him with shooting 2 women, so CPD overrode their decision. Prosecutors drop […]

oh, chicago

Humboldt Park’s lagoon makes the news again.

In 2019, Chicagoans learned of an alligator living in the lagoon. He became known as Chance the Snapper. Now someone fished a 72-pound carp out of the water! I hope he was using lures from Chicago’s Mystery Tackle Box. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

So…I bought a bank.

This is a wonderful example of “do things, tell people.” Brian Barnes, CEO of Chicago-based M1 Finance, bought a bank and wrote about it. Of interest, it seems he bought the bank personally because, M1 “has work to do before […]

on the blockchain

Jump Trading no longer wants to be secretive.

“Jump Trading was once called one of Wall Street’s most secretive high-speed trading firms. But now, Jump is going fully public with its crypto operation and wants the community to know it is keen on being a vocal and transparent contributor […]