| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:37 PM
NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing.
The nation's largest bank admitted to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:09 AM
With more dusty petroleum coke piling up on the Southeast Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Tuesday that the city might require the black mountains of refinery waste to be enclosed for the first time.
In an email response to questions from the Tribune,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study.
The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned...
| Dec 2, 2013
News in brief from St. Charles, Geneva and Kane County.
Winter driving tips
Illinois officials recently announced the "Ice and Snow — Take it Slow" campaign. "Allowing extra travel time is necessary in unfavorable winter driving...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- It's not only most Israelis, led by their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the policy-community hawks in Washington and acolytes of AIPAC in the Congress who hate the interim nuclear agreement signed by Iran in November with the United...
| Nov 26, 2013
The following were taken from police reports:
A cinder block was used to break a large window at a business on the 7400 block of Duvan Drive, from which a Dell laptop computer and an all-in-one computer were stolen on Nov. 9.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:59 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Day Light Saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so you'll have an extra hour to shop or play this weekend! Save $10...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:24 AM
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Indiana regulators will require BP to cut its Whiting refinery's mercury discharge into Lake Michigan by more than half under a final permit issued Wednesday.
The five-year permit will allow the refinery, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, to...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
MEXICO CITY — Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, the former Mexican oil union boss who rose to control a political empire built on patronage and intimidation but was eventually dethroned by a Mexican president wary of his vast power, died Monday. He was 91....
| Nov 12, 2013
If BP were a city, it would be more populous than Evanston, Cicero or Arlington Heights.
The global energy concern, with $375 billion in sales last year, employs about 85,000 people worldwide. About 5,000 work in the Chicago area, including 2,248 in...