I’m starting a new business index. It’s more immediate and ponderable than the Dow Jones or the S & P. Every month, I will track the closing of businesses in my ordinary path of travel through a normal month. Okay, so far this month, the Bennigan’s on the corner of Adams and Michigan (and, in fact, Bennigan’s in general, I think) just closed. Also the Baker’s Square on Roosevelt Road in Lombard, which I always pass en route to the DuPage courts. Feel free to add your own notations in the combox. I no longer trust the WSJ to keep accurate figures. Let’s do our own tracking.