| 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 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...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law.
The case is a proposed class...
| May 20, 2013
The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators.
The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs.
In a letter to CTA president Forrest Claypool, leaders...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:48 PM
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is accusing Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm of dropping insurance coverage for some Long Island homeowners since storm Sandy hit last fall.
At least one of those insurers, however, say they have not pulled...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:14 PM
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. of Windsor more than doubled its operating income for the three-month period ending June 30 compared with the same period last year.
Net income was $26.1 million, or 32 cents per share, for the second quarter compared...
| 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.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Oh man, if the insurance companies get in on the act, that'll be the end of the gun culture in America as we know it which, of course, is what we rational, unarmed citizens want.
The insurance companies are worse than the feds. Every insurance policy is...
| Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...