| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A shield law sounds like a plot device on "Game of Thrones." In reality, it's not nearly as exciting. Yet it's far more important — not just to the journalists it would protect, but also to the citizens it would serve.
A shield law prevents...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Private-equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is acquiring the El Segundo-based parent of CarsDirect.com and ApartmentRatings.com in a deal reportedly worth $1.1 billion.
KKR is buying the company from two other private-equity firms, Hellman & Friedman...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Plainclothes officers spotted a man pulling up his shirt to show off a handgun in Humboldt Park on Saturday night and arrested him after he ran into a nearby building, Chicago police said.
Jorge Ortiz, 26, told police he wasn’t a gang member but...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Tribune Publishing will carry $350 million of debt when it spins off as a stand-alone company, $25 million higher than previously stated. That figure includes a $275 million cash dividend payable to Tribune Co., which remains the same.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced at its board meeting Thursday afternoon that two Chicago philanthropic institutions, the Zell Family Foundation and the Negaunee Foundation, have given the parent body of the Chicago Symphony...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:04 PM
In an unusual move, Chicago-based ad agency Cramer-Krasselt has essentially told its client, Panera Bread, to take this job and shove it.
Peter Krivkovich, chairman and CEO of Cramer-Krasselt, sent a memo to employees Wednesday morning saying the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Lisle-based GreatBanc Trust Co. has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Labor Department that alleged the company violated its fiduciary duty as trustee of a employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
The Labor Department...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Arsenio Hall has lost out on his bid to revive his career with a late-night show.
CBS Television Distribution has canceled the syndicated "The Arsenio Hall Show," less than three months before the series celebrated its one-year anniversary. Tribune Co.,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup.
The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the Kings' overtime win. Now I have a dilemma. Do I root for the Kings or do I root for the Rangers because in my heart I'm a New...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:28 PM
| May 28, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Racing to sell the Clippers before being stripped of ownership by the NBA, co-owner Shelly Sterling received at least three preliminary offers for the team that could reach up to a record $2 billion, according to three people familiar with the process....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...