| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Most of us aren't fond of even thinking about, let alone discussing, the details of our denouement: aging, frailty, dying ... the inescapable fact that being human means traveling on a journey from dust to dust. "People naturally prefer to avoid the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The battle for women voters in the Illinois governor race reached a new level Tuesday, as First Lady Michelle Obama led a Democratic rally for Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner blamed the governor for the deaths of child-abuse...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
As conflicting accusations over the sale of a troubled nursing home chain with links to Republican Bruce Rauner air in a Florida courtroom, so far this much has become clear: The legal proceedings and the fallout from them have left a lot of people...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's National Estate Planning Week, which means it's time for me to nudge you to "do estate planning". I received great feedback when I published estate planning advice last year, soon after my father died. A year later, I have fine-tuned a few things,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — A federal bankruptcy trial is focusing for a second day on how the shell of a financially troubled chain of nursing homes launched by Bruce Rauner's GTCR investment firm legally ended up in the hands of an elderly graphic artist....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday tried to shift the conversation away from a nursing home firm bankruptcy trial in Florida by contending that an early prison release program under Quinn led to the shooting death of a 9-year-old last...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:47 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us.
A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:01 PM
A former partner in Bruce Rauner's GTCR equity firm testified Friday at a Tampa bankruptcy trial that the company's investment in a controversial nursing home business was damaged by poor management at the chain, squabbling creditors and a financial...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:48 PM
If Bruce Rauner’s investment firm had known it was selling a troubled nursing-home company to an unaware old man it would have “put the brakes on the deal,” a former colleague of the candidate testified today in a Florida bankruptcy...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today said he blames Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of child-abuse victims whose families previously had contact with the state’s child-welfare agency.
“Yes,” Rauner said when asked...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:30 AM
As Bruce Rauner enters the home stretch of his run for Illinois governor, 1,000 miles away in Tampa, Fla., a federal bankruptcy trial opens Monday to weigh allegations that the investment firm he ran participated in a fraudulent scheme to avoid...