| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Baseball lost one of its great ambassadors Wednesday when former Cubs manager Don Zimmer died in Florida at 83.
Zimmer, nicknamed “Popeye” for his strength and big cheeks, spent 66 years in baseball.
But few were as wild as his three-...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Racing to sell the Clippers before being stripped of ownership by the NBA, co-owner Shelly Sterling received at least three preliminary offers for the team that could reach up to a record $2 billion, according to three people familiar with the process....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Internet Brands Inc., the El Segundo owner of CarsDirect.com and other online businesses, is being acquired by private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in a deal worth $1.1 billion.
KKR is buying the company from two other private equity firms,...
| Jun 19, 2014
A five-bedroom, 6,700-square-foot ranch home on 2.5 acres near downtown Geneva that actress, model and comedian Jenny McCarthy had rented for the past few years is on the market for $2.28 million.
The house, built in 1975, has 5 1/2 baths, a walkout...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A shield law sounds like a plot device on "Game of Thrones." In reality, it's not nearly as exciting. Yet it's far more important — not just to the journalists it would protect, but also to the citizens it would serve.
A shield law prevents...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Private-equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is acquiring the El Segundo-based parent of CarsDirect.com and ApartmentRatings.com in a deal reportedly worth $1.1 billion.
KKR is buying the company from two other private-equity firms, Hellman & Friedman...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Plainclothes officers spotted a man pulling up his shirt to show off a handgun in Humboldt Park on Saturday night and arrested him after he ran into a nearby building, Chicago police said.
Jorge Ortiz, 26, told police he wasn’t a gang member but...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Tribune Publishing will carry $350 million of debt when it spins off as a stand-alone company, $25 million higher than previously stated. That figure includes a $275 million cash dividend payable to Tribune Co., which remains the same.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced at its board meeting Thursday afternoon that two Chicago philanthropic institutions, the Zell Family Foundation and the Negaunee Foundation, have given the parent body of the Chicago Symphony...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:04 PM
In an unusual move, Chicago-based ad agency Cramer-Krasselt has essentially told its client, Panera Bread, to take this job and shove it.
Peter Krivkovich, chairman and CEO of Cramer-Krasselt, sent a memo to employees Wednesday morning saying the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Lisle-based GreatBanc Trust Co. has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Labor Department that alleged the company violated its fiduciary duty as trustee of a employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
The Labor Department...