| Jul 2, 2015
| 7:05 AM
Hillary Clinton tried to help one private-equity boss with a visa problem and encouraged another on a project in China. She apologized to the chairman of a big corporation for failing to commit to an event right away.
"So sorry I haven't responded before...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Chicagoans mentioned in newly released Hillary Clinton emails include the president of CME Group and a Chicago tax lawyer who once worked for her husband.
On Sept. 24, 2009, Terrence Duffy, executive chairman and president of the Chicago-based CME,...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Former House speaker Dennis Hastert was making $165,200 a year in 2007 when he resigned from Congress, and quickly parlayed his political experience into a much more lucrative career as a federal lobbyist.
One industry expert estimated that a lobbyist...
| May 29, 2015
| 4:56 AM
He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach.
"Coach," in fact, was a nickname that stuck.
So news Thursday that Dennis...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 10:12 AM
The indictment of Dennis Hastert over agreeing to pay $3.5 million to a longtime acquaintance to cover up wrongdoing raised several questions, including where the former U.S. House speaker would have gotten the money.
One steady paycheck since he left...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Many details of the Dennis Hastert case remain murky. What's alleged by a federal indictment and law enforcement officials is that the former House speaker paid $1.7 million to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days...
| May 29, 2015
| 6:41 PM
J. Dennis Hastert stumbled into political power amid a Republican sex scandal in 1998 that unexpectedly elevated the husky Illinoisan to a position just two heartbeats away from the presidency.
He became the longest-serving Republican House speaker in...
| May 28, 2015
| 7:57 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals from several banks, federal...
| May 11, 2015
| 8:30 PM
No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment. The price of gold has...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:55 AM
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board made its endorsement for mayor of Chicago. Then we asked readers: Who is your choice?
Here are some of your endorsements for mayor:
I am voting for Bob Fioretti. Considering all the traffic cameras...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:21 PM
If the CME Group were to hold a funeral for open-outcry trading, Margery Teller should deliver its eulogy. A legendary trader, she earned the nickname "Large Marge" for taking enormous positions in the eurodollar pit in the early 2000s. Her remarks...