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  • Jeb Bush eases out of some businesses, such as firm helped by Obamacare

    Jeb Bush eases out of some businesses, such as firm helped by Obamacare
    When Jeb Bush completed two terms as governor of Florida in 2007, he reported his net worth at $1.3 million, about $700,000 less than when he took office. Today, nearly eight years later, he is a wealthier man. He has plunged into business and...
  • Saudi finance minister says no need to create sovereign wealth fund

    Saudi Arabia's finance minister said there was no need for the kingdom to create a sovereign wealth fund to manage its oil wealth, rebuffing suggestions by prominent officials and businessmen. At present, the surplus petrodollars of the world's top oil...
  • Oak Park raises tens of thousands of dollars via American Express rebate

    How does Oak Park pay some of its bills? The same way many of you probably do: with a credit card. For several years, the village has used an American Express card to pay for its largest expense, the City of Chicago water bill, among other costs....
  • State Backing Off Proposed Storm Water Pollution Controls

    State Backing Off Proposed Storm Water Pollution Controls
    HARTFORD – A deluge of protests from local officials over the potential costs involved with new state proposals to cut storm-runoff pollution has prompted the state’s environmental agency to revise its regulatory plans. A spokesman for the...
  • 2014 in review: Tri-Cities

    2014 in review: Tri-Cities
    Downtown bar rules, the location of a library, taxes and energy prices were among the many issues in the news in the Tri-Cities in 2014. Here's a look at some of the biggest news in Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia this year. Leaders prepare for...
  • Top 50 Concerts of 2014

    Top 50 Concerts of 2014
    Sometimes, bigger still is better. There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
  • Top Chicago business stories of 2014

     Top Chicago business stories of 2014
    The top Chicago business stories for 2014 featured some high profile breakups, from Tribune Media spinning off its legacy newspapers, to hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin spinning off his wife in a messy public divorce. A tainted-meat supplier and a...
  • 2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange

    2015 preview: Oak Park and La Grange
    The coming year could produce a sales tax increase in La Grange, a decision on a new pool for Oak Park and River Forest High School and permission for bars to open in Oak Park. Also ahead in 2015, ground is expected to be broken for a new development on...
  • Nonprofits' property tax breaks under scrutiny

    Nonprofits' property tax breaks under scrutiny
    Local government leaders have complained for years that the property tax exemption enjoyed by large nonprofit organizations such as hospitals deprives counties, municipalities and school districts of critical revenue they could be using to provide...
  • Jerry Brown takes back pardon after Times inquiry

    Jerry Brown takes back pardon after Times inquiry
    Gov. Jerry Brown has withdrawn a pardon he issued Wednesday after learning from the Los Angeles Times that he was granting clemency to a man recently disciplined by financial regulators. Glen Williams Carnes was among 105 individuals who received an...
  • Russian ruble strengthens in thin trade

    Russia's rouble strengthened on Thursday as exporters sold foreign currency in response to government pressure and to meet tax payments, but trading volumes were thin as many Western markets were closed for the Christmas Day holidays. At 0825 GMT (3.25...