| Feb 17, 2014
Julie Tye let out a little laugh when describing how some people unfamiliar with the world of adoption react to hearing she runs one of the Midwest's largest infant adoption agencies.
"They'll say something like, 'Oh, you work with little babies. That's...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:35 AM
With Treasurer Dan Rutherford mired in the fallout from a former top employee's sexual harassment lawsuit, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady each see a chance to become the chief alternative to front-runner Bruce Rauner in the race for the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to appear before Congress on Wednesday to declare that identity theft is a major problem in the state, with some culprits targeting children because of their clean credit histories.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
By Alina Selyukh
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. companies that have
fallen prey to hackers, exposing the private information of
millions of customers, have often failed to take basic security
precautions to protect client data, Illinois Attorney...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday moved to require companies that store petroleum coke in Illinois to fully enclose the refinery byproduct and take more aggressive measures to tamp down lung-damaging dust.
Mirroring rules that Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed last...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:01 AM
If companies want to continue storing giant mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side, they soon will have to start doing so indoors.
Responding to months of public outrage about black dust clouds swirling off uncovered piles along the...
| Dec 20, 2013
In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches.
Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
| Dec 29, 2013
The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare.
Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of management experience in his resume will tell you...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The fraud schemes of an influential Chicago businessman who figured in the downfall of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich demonstrates a pay-to-play mentality that should be punished by up to 7 years in prison, prosecutors said today in a court filing.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Officials, banks and consumers all want a piece of Target and Neiman Marcus, filing lawsuits and launching investigations against the two retailers after they reported data breaches.
A letter from Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W....
| 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 22, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Ramping up the pressure to stop black dust from blowing through the Southeast Side, state and local officials filed a lawsuit today seeking to remove giant mounds of refinery waste and coal from a site on the Calumet River.
The action by Illinois...