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Kenneth C. Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin. | Andrew Campbell photography

Timing of divorce filing stuns billionaire Ken Griffin’s wife

Obama schedule, guidance, July 25, 2014. Central America leaders

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama meets with the presidents of three Central American counties in the wake of the border children crisis. They are President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador. 

Obama schedule, guidance, July 25, 2014. Central America leaders

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama meets with the presidents of three Central American counties in the wake of the border children crisis. They are President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador. 

 

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.

North Riverside firefighters Derek Zdenovec (left), Austin Nicholl, Rich Gray and Jason Williams attend the village board meeting Thursday night. They all oppose plans to privatize the fire department. | Schmidt/Sun-Times

North Riverside puts plan to privatize fire department on hold

A controversial plan to privatize North Riverside’s fire department was put on hold Thursday while the village continues to negotiate with the firefighter’s union. A vote on the issue had been expected at a special meeting Thursday night, according to Trustee H. Bob Demopoulos. But Mayor Hubert Hermanek Jr. said a vote on privatization was not planned for the meeting. “Whoever told you [there was a vote] was wrong. We’re in negotiations,” he said.

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles on Thursday. | Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register/Pool photo

Obama takes on ‘corporate deserters’ in push to close loophole

President Barack Obama called companies that re-incorporate overseas to avoid taxes “corporate deserters” on Thursday, stepping up a drive to close a tax loophole that could affect deals already in the works for Walgreens and AbbVie, two giant firms headquartered in Chicago’s suburbs.

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Seeing Richard Branson in a tub offers clarity

Richard Branson is taking a bath. Or was, 23 minutes ago. I know this as a fact because he tweeted a photo of himself, in the tub, discreetly shielded by bubbles, thank God. “Right now I’m delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath,” he wrote. Oh wait, “had” — the bath might be over by now. In fact, by the time you read this, the bath is certainly over. Let’s start again. Richard Branson took a bath.

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the White House on Tuesday. At a Democratic National Committee fundraising event on Thursday in Chicago, she told donors: “You need to dig deep. And you need to get everyone you know out to vote this November. That’s no joke.” | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Michelle Obama to donors: Write 'biggest, fattest check' you can

First lady Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of some 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.” Here to raise money for the national Democratic Party, the first lady also vowed to “do everything in our power to make sure" Gov. Pat Quinn "gets over the finish line."

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital  and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.

Amer Ahmad, 39, fled to Pakistan after pleading guilty last year to public corruption charges in Ohio. He has admitted in Pakistani court that he forged documents to flea to his parents’ homeland. He remains jailed in the city of Lahore. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Feds seek to extradite Emanuel's ex-comptroller from Pakistan

Federal prosecutors are seeking to extradite Amer Ahmad, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former City Hall comptroller, from Pakistan, where Ahmad fled — using a fake passport — after pleading guilty last year to public corruption charges in Ohio.