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Smile When You Buy Just Like You Do When You Give

Today is GivingTuesday. I can only suspect this new holiday was created to give some balance to Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganzas. Today we are supposed to pause from our excessive consumerism and give something back to worthy charities. Thanks to...

A Daughter’s Scouting Journey

A Daughter’s Scouting Journey

My daughter Katherine has joined the Boy Scouts of America. Yes, that is right, the Boy Scouts of America. She is a 17-year-old girl and joined a Venture Crew, a shooting focused unit. She now has a FOID (Firearms Owner...

The STEM Capital of the World

I want to make Chicago the STEM Capital of the World. If you want to know how WE are going to do that, you should sign up for the LaSalle Street After Hours Event to support the Chicago Area Council Boy Scouts of America. At this year’s event, which is chaired by OCC...

LaSalle Street After Hours Event Honors Boy Scouts

It was not that long ago in my career that workmen would set up a huge circus tent on LaSalle Street in front of the Federal Reserve and Continental Bank Building in the summer, driving huge 2 foot stakes into the asphalt street.  It was not the circus that was in...

Eighteen Years Later

Eighteen years ago today, I received a call right after the S&Ps closed. It was my wife, my very pregnant wife. Her water had broken and she patiently waited for the stock index futures to close before calling her futures broker husband to tell him this news. “You...

Boy Scout Popcorn Sale

As many of you know my sons Timothy and Robert and I are deeply involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Every year to support the activities of the Pack, Troop and boys, the boys have sold popcorn to fund their activities. With my help, they are asking you again for...

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