| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Obama presidential library officials are dissatisfied with Chicago's two bids for the multimillion-dollar facility as they work toward a decision early next year, according to a source close to the foundation leading the effort on behalf of the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Penny Pritzker could have just walked by.
But she didn't.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:32 PM
President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
When Hillary Clinton spoke of infidelity the other night, she told The Economic Club of Chicago that clear-eyed pragmatism and self-awareness enabled her to make peace with what others might consider an unforgivable betrayal.
"Once a Cubs fan, always...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Cooper Atkins of Middlefield was recently presented with President Obama's "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. The 129-year-old company produces high-tech time, temperature and humidity instruments for the food and health care...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Metro Chicago saw a 10.7 percent rise in the value of goods exported last year, to $44.9 billion, inching up one slot to place No. 6 nationwide, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report released Tuesday.
The top five metros areas: Houston, New...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Making official what many Democrats have expected for weeks, President Obama plans to nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, a longtime political supporter and heavyweight fundraiser, as his new Commerce secretary on...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...