| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:41 PM
A manager for the Chicago Department of Transportation was charged with trying to illegally obtain a work visa for a business partner, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.
Mohammed Khamis Rashed, 45, of Chicago, is a coordinating...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 5:39 PM
A loophole in state and federal laws has made it easy for some attorneys to take advantage of Illinois residents struggling to keep their homes.
Attorneys are among the few professionals who can legally charge upfront fees to help homeowners modify their...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday renewed his call to eliminate a program that lets lawmakers grant scholarships to state schools as federal investigators look into how one former legislator doled out the taxpayer-supported tuition waivers.
The governor said...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 12:57 PM
The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Illinois’ Dick Durbin, said today it’s unlikely that “any aspect” of deficit-reduction talks by a bipartisan group of senators will be part of a debt-ceiling extension.
Durbin, one of the...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A California fish processor has voluntarily recalled 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product because of its association with a "multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly," according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 10:30 AM
There are few silver linings to tax time. But those who are concerned about hunger in our state, which has grown again this year, can use it as a time to help out state hunger relief organizations. Each Illinois income tax form comes with the...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Despite a recent souring of U.S.-Pakistan relations, a new trade development promises to sweeten things up.
It’s the debut of Pakistani mangoes, the first shipment of which touched down at O’Hare on Thursday night. After a quick trip to...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm.
Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven.
All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:54 PM
When talking about food, as soon as you say “the best,” as in the best 10 barbecue spots or the best coffee in the land, prepare for a fight.
Which is what will surely happen withFood Network magazine’s list of the 50 best pizzas in the...