| Dec 17, 2011
| 12:01 AM
For a few days' work proctoring exams in 1999 at a Downstate community college, Raymond Roskos Jr. earned $364.
He'll be paid much more later. That brief service in the state higher education system is all it took to qualify Roskos to eventually draw a...
| Nov 27, 2011
— Steven Preckwinkle's one day of subbing became a symbol of Illinois' troubled pension system after that work qualified him for significant state teacher retirement benefits.
The political director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers can base...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Federal prosecutors secured a total...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:16 PM
Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found.
Steven Preckwinkle, the...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Citing an ongoing Chicago Tribune investigation, Illinois Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged Attorney General Eric Holder to fix breakdowns in America’s criminal justice system that allow growing numbers of criminal suspects to flee the...
| Nov 8, 2011
Citing an ongoing Tribune investigation, Illinois Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to fix breakdowns in America's criminal justice system that allow growing numbers of criminal suspects to flee the country...
| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
| Sep 25, 2012
Gail Purkey wasn't employed by the state of Illinois long enough during the 1980s to earn a state pension. Her stint with House Speaker Michael Madigan's legislative staff, plus her time at the Illinois Arts Council, an agency chaired by Madigan's wife,...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it?
The answer depends largely on the student.
Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Triffon G. Alatzas, who has served The Baltimore Sun as head of digital media and also led the sports and business departments, was named top editor of the 176-year-old news organization Wednesday.
As executive editor and a senior vice president of...