| Feb 20, 2014
Billionaire Chicagoan and hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is giving $150 million to Harvard University, all but $10 million of which will be dedicated to financial aid for undergraduate students, the university announced late Wednesday.
The gift is the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Republican candidate Bruce Rauner disclosed Monday that he made $53 million in 2012, part of a vast wealth that he is willing to tap in his run for governor — a point he made by dropping another $500,000 of his own money into the race.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio.
Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...
| May 22, 2013
Citadel LLC founder Kenneth Griffin named and shamed local corporations that have taken tax incentives from the financially strapped state in a speech to a prominent Chicago business group.
"The last election cycle I called a local CEO to talk to him...