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Snow hits home: Big companies, malls closed

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One of the biggest snowstorms in Chicago history has paralyzed businesses across the region.

The blizzard, which dumped more than 20 inches of snow on the Chicago area Tuesday night and Wednesday, will have a significant economic impact, as banks, retailers and other companies that rely on face-to-face contact with their customers were closed Wednesday or struggling to open.


Downtown businesses were mostly abandoned Wednesday morning.

One of the only lights emanating from the Thompson Center came from the Dunkin’ Donuts. The newsstand, the salon, the nail parlor, which usually bustle with commuters from the Clark/Lake stop, were closed and darkened. Get the full story »

Big recovery for John Rogers’ Ariel Investments

From Crain’s Chicago Business | Chicago-based Ariel Investment LLC, which is led by investment manager John Rogers, saw its flagship Ariel Fund rise 56 percent for the past 12 months, outpacing the 38 percent average rise for rivals, according to Chicago-based fund rater Morningstar Inc.

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