| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Losing a spouse is one of the most difficult events a person may face. The transition that follows is difficult, but it can be helped immensely if key records and documents, along with clear instructions about necessary financial, legal and other...
| Oct 22, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems.
Many in the room shared an...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A new report from the media watch dog group Free Press accuses the Federal Communications Commission of turning a blind eye toward media consolidation in the television industry.
The study -- "Cease to Resist: How the FCC's Failure to Enforce Its...
| Oct 18, 2013
After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A new labor contract is in place for Downers Grove police sergeants, though the terms sparked heated dissension among some village officials.
The contract calls for raises of 5.5 percent in 2013, 1.25 percent in 2014 and 2 percent in 2015. The village...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Despite the shutdown of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food stamp benefits will be delivered for the month of October, forest fires will continue to be fought, meat and poultry will still be inspected, grain inspection will continue, laboratory...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was an investor with a Rhode Island estate planner who stands accused of committing fraud against ailing elderly people.
His investment was made public when prosecutors in the case of Joseph A. Caramadre submitted...
| Oct 6, 2013
Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars.
And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Question: The new board is trying to cut down unnecessary expenditures, but our homeowners association has a law firm on retainer and a management company on contract. Periodic audits unearthed what looks like duplicate and excessive billings for...
| Aug 4, 2013
As a retiree, Ed Harper knows he has a fixed amount of money to live on while the expenses all around him continue to slowly increase as his income remains level.
The Poquoson resident worries that the cost of the flood insurance policy he paid just...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Donna keeps her money with Bank of America. She also receives a lot of solicitations from lenders and other financial companies.
Donna wants to know if BofA is sharing her personal information with others and, if so, what she can do to stop it.