Interview

Fri, 09/09/2011
Are you having fun yet? As with so many things in life, spending too much time on work that you don’t like has a way of sneaking up on you slowly, without your noticing at first. In the earliest phases of a startup business, of course, founders do everything from balancing the books to taking out the trash to standing in line at the post...
Fri, 07/01/2011
Two days after threatening layoffs and saying he was seeking unspecified union “work rule changes and efficiencies,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday held a hastily scheduled news conference to reveal exactly how he wants to deal with a $31 million budget problem. Emanuel said his new administration will save $10 million by not filling 150 to 200...
Fri, 06/24/2011
It took 20 years for state Rep. Lou Lang, one of Illinois’ most outspoken politicians, to convince his colleagues to support more gambling in Illinois. Now he faces a tougher challenge: Convincing Gov. Pat Quinn, who campaigned against any large-scale gaming expansion. “I have a very good relationship with the governor,” the 61-year-old Lang said...
Mon, 06/20/2011
Many entrepreneurs find the task of protecting their data from hackers so daunting they don't even make a serious effort. After all, if Citigroup and Lockheed Martin struggle with security breaches, what can a small business do? Plenty, say experts, who suggest that the worst mistake is ignoring the risk. “Small businesses are going online...
Tue, 04/19/2011
Despite calls for the promotion of a new police superintendent from within the department’s ranks, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel could yet do as he did in finding a new schools CEO and go far beyond the city limits for Chicago’s next top cop. The Chicago News Cooperative reported Monday that President Barack Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, is...
Mon, 04/18/2011
President Barack Obama‘s drug czar is among the contenders to become the first Chicago police superintendent in Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel‘s administration, the Chicago News Cooperative has learned. Gil Kerlikowske, whose formal title is director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, met last week with Emanuel in Chicago and was...
Mon, 04/18/2011
President Barack Obama‘s drug czar is among the contenders to become the first Chicago police superintendent in Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel‘s administration, the Chicago News Cooperative has learned.   Gil Kerlikowske, whose formal title is director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, met last week with Emanuel in Chicago...
Tue, 04/05/2011
(Reuters) -- Borrowing by small businesses grew in February from the year before for the 12th straight month, according to data released on Monday by Skokie-based PayNet Inc., as companies continued to finance the replacement of aging capital equipment. Investment by businesses in the closely watched sector, which is considered a key driver...