| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:54 AM
Jason Child, who is Groupon’s chief financial officer, on May 14 sold his five-bedroom, 5,389-square-foot house in Hinsdale for $1.65 million.
Child, who joined Groupon from Amazon.com in 2010, paid $2.52 million in February for a six-bedroom, 7,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015.
Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago-based online deals company Groupon has acquired Canadian grocery coupon startup SnapSaves, the companies said Tuesday.
SnapSaves, which launched in August, gives shoppers cash back on some items after they upload grocery receipt pictures. It...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tickets are on sale for concert seating and fancy meals at this summer's Taste of Chicago, and as in years past Mayor Rahm Emanuel's move to make some money for the city on Chicago's long-free midsummer extravaganza also will benefit a private ticket...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:12 AM
The group should be “Friends of the Parking Lot” not “Friends of the Parks.”
I am 100 percent in favor of the new George Lucas museum and its putative location. I think the new Lucas museum is an overwhelming positive for the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.
Through the Groupon deal, visitors can buy a Colonial Williamsburg ticket for $22 for adults or $11 for children, which is a 50 percent discount.
| May 30, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today is National Donut Day! Munch on free Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts and save with retail coupons for Father's Day gifts.
Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The ride-sharing app company Uber last week raised $1.2 billion in venture capital on terms that valued the company at $17 billion. As Will Oremus at Slate.com observed, that's almost as much as Hertz and Avis combined.
It's more plausible to see Uber's...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Perfect for Father's day, Groupon.com is offering a national deal for $20 to spend at Sears for $10.
The 50 percent-off offer, good beginning Friday, is valid for purchases on clothes, shoes, housewares and jewelry in stores only. The coupon expires...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Our friends at crazytowndeals.com pointed out this deal:
"Groupon has a great deal on Memberships to the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown.
The daily deal website is offering $20 for a one-year individual membership (a $40 value) or $29 for a one-year...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Let’s be honest. Our latest civic tizzy isn’t rooted in the fact that big, back-lit letters have been affixed to the river-facing side of Trump Tower. It’s rooted in what those letters spell. If the 20-foot letters spelled out “...