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  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter

    Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter
    Dorothy Leonard has lived for 33 years in the same house on the same block in West Humboldt Park, one of the better blocks in the struggling West Side Chicago neighborhood. She's the block's unofficial ambassador, shooing away young people who gather...
  • Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say

    Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say
    Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday. That's because most...
  • How to divide property in a divorce

    How to divide property in a divorce
    When Rick Buchler and his wife split up two years ago, they decided she would remain in their house near Stockton, Calif., and he would leave. The couple had no children, and Buchler's wife, a pediatrician, wanted to stay in the marital four-bedroom...
  • Friends' Shallow End Gals crime trilogy the talk of Niles, Mich.

    Friends' Shallow End Gals crime trilogy the talk of Niles, Mich.
    "Hi. I'm the dead girl in the alley,” said Carolyn Gale. At the moment, she was the waitress behind the bar, it being lunchtime at the Tavern. But sometime before Christmas, she will be on the back cover of the next Shallow End Gals' novel, as she...
  • South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish

    South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish
    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...
  • Companies hiring for the holidays

    Companies hiring for the holidays
    Every year, it seems as though retailers are prepping for the holiday season earlier and earlier. Before Halloween even arrives, some stores have already started running advertisements or stocking their shelves with gifts for the winter holidays. While,...
  • 3 charged with mortgage rescue fraud scheme

    3 charged with mortgage rescue fraud scheme
    An alleged mortgage scam that swindled at least 54 suburban, primarily Hispanic homeowners out of $220,000 has resulted in three federal indictments. Melvin T. Bell, 37; Monica Hernandez, 43; and Carlos Rayas, 39, face federal fraud charges tied to...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Investors' flight to Treasuries seen to have a short-term benefit to consumers

    Investors watched stock markets swoon and economists fretted about the nation's fragile recovery on the first day of trading after the unprecedented downgrade of the nation's credit rating. But amid the gloom Monday were a few bright spots for consumers:...
  • Man gets 20 years and must pay $56M for fraud

    A Country Club Hills man was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $56 million today in a mortgage fraud scheme in what is being called among the largest federal prosecutions in Chicago, officials said. Bobbie L....