| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The call comes exactly at the scheduled 2 p.m.
"Hi, this is Larry Coker,'' the voice says in the same slow-poke, southwestern drawl from a decade ago. And the next words underline nothing has changed even as everything has:
"Is this still a good...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing.
City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses after a Tribune story found he spent taxpayer money on trips in which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign contributions.
The reimbursements came as Emanuel put in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he reimbursed the city for more than $14,000 in travel expenses “to make it right” after a Tribune story that found he spent taxpayer money on trips during which he tapped well-heeled donors for campaign...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is putting a new spin on its repertoire of events.
Instead of an additional festival or fair, Celebrate Highwood will introduce "Girls Night Out!," a potential series of get-togethers that currently has one firm date...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:14 PM
American Airlines said Tuesday it has withdrawn its fares and schedules from Orbitz-owned websites, including flagship Orbitz.com, because the airline could not come to an agreement with the Chicago-based online travel agency on a new contract.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa.
| Aug 7, 2014
Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University.
She had been a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees?
Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...