| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:02 PM
A DuPage County grand jury indicted former Bears quarterback Bob Avellini on felony drunken driving charges this week after his sixth DUI-related arrest since 2002.
Avellini, 60, who played for the Bears from 1975 to 1984, was stopped by Roselle...
| Oct 20, 2013
Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin.
All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
A group of Democratic and Republican mayors are hoping to qualify a measure for the November 2014 ballot that could dramatically reduce retirement benefits for current and future public employees.
The measure, filed with the state attorney general&...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Knight Capital Group's successor has agreed to pay $12 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it failed to have safeguards in place that could have prevented mistaken trades that caused more than $460 million in losses...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Casey Anthony is a step closer to a financial clean slate after her bankruptcy lawyers reached a settlement with Texas EquuSearch, the search-and-recovery group that scoured Central Florida for her daughter in 2008.
EquuSearch was one of three Anthony...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. said Wednesday that its income in the third quarter fell 8 percent from a year earlier as it continues to deal with challenges in its catalysts business, which includes products used in oil refining.
But its earnings per...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Detroit went into federal bankruptcy court on Monday hoping to prove what most people already know: It is poor and $18 billion in debt, its residents aren’t getting adequate municipal services and there is no real way to rebound without some sort of...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Digital Domain, the visual-effects company that is co-producing the Lionsgate movie "Ender's Game," invested about $17 million in cash to help produce the much-anticipated movie, two former company executives said.
In a highly unusual move, the...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Detroit has once again been in the headlines as the city and its creditors battle in court over whether the city is eligible to receive bankruptcy protection.
Municipal bankruptcy, like just about everything else that contains the word "municipal" or...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:17 PM
DETROIT — As protesters marched outside, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified in federal court Monday that he “worked very diligently” to avoid Detroit’s historic bankruptcy as attorneys for employee unions and retirees grilled...