| Jan 26, 2012
When President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech Tuesday that big banks are "required to write out a living will," it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the banking rule.
Obama, who appears to be in re-election mode,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Federal authorities are looking for two men wearing masks and hoods who robbed a TCF Bank branch in Rolling Meadows shortly after noon, and another man who held up a Logan Square Northern Trust bank an hour later.
In a surveillance photo released by...
| Jul 5, 2011
Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."
| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:29 PM
When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
The Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an elegant opening-night gala at the Civic Opera House on Oct. 6. The affair celebrating the Lyric's 58th season featured Scottish director David McVicar's new production of Richard Strauss'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:12 PM
In the midst of economic turmoil, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago stands at the intersection of hope and our city's most under-resourced communities.
United Way's reinvention to a community-impact organization began in 2009 when the organization and...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:36 PM
It might begin with a child discovering a new word through a volunteer reading to them. Or perhaps a teen struggling in class receives the additional attention needed to pass a math test. These small acts can trigger years of learning and academic...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:49 PM
On a recent morning Northern Trust Chairman & CEO Rick Waddell and 30 colleagues left their daily responsibilities behind and arrived at The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, one of the nation's most comprehensive social...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater concluded its 25th season with an anniversary celebration gala June 11 at Navy Pier. More than 350 supporters were treated to an evening of fine dining, top-notch performances and the presentation of the second annual "Spirit...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
The total compensation of Northern Trust Corp. chief executive Frederick Waddell rose 12 percent to $14.3 million in 2011.
Some of the increase was due to stock and option awards granted last year for 2010 performance.
In its proxy filed with the...