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Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, pictured on the right in this 2010 photo, donated another $1 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, state campaign records showed Friday. That brings the total that Griffin has given to Rauner to $4.58 million. | Bloomberg/Jonathan Alcorn

Hedge fund manager pumps another $1 million into Rauner campaign

NFL's shame will be yesterday's news

Long before Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice cold-cocked his then-finance in an elevator and before Minnesota Viking’s MVP Adrian Peterson whipped his four-year-old son bloody with a wooden switch, there have been so many other so-called “teachable moments” from which the league was unwilling to learn anything.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans

Indicted commander has community support, McCarthy says

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday Grand Crossing residents want him to reinstate their indicted former district Cmdr. Glenn Evans and he would consider it if Evans is exonerated.

 

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.

Officials say CIA has curbed spying in Europe

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Josh Rutherford, owner of Smoke Daddy, stands near the smoker in his Wicker Park restaurant. | Jessica Koscielniak/Chicago Sun-Times

Faces of minimum wage: Restaurant owner weighs pay, fairness

Josh Rutherford got a $6.25 an hour job washing dishes at Chili’s restaurant his first year at Purdue University. When he graduated four years later, he was making $9.25 an hour running running its kitchen. Now the 38-year-old and his business partners, as Four Star Restaurant Group, own seven restaurants.

Ald. Bob Fioretti, shown working the crowd at last weekend's Mexican Independence Day parade, may be a longshot for mayor, but he could force a runoff, some observers say. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

ANALYSIS: Fioretti a longshot for mayor, but could force run-off

Ald. Bob Fioretti is facing an uphill battle against Mayor Rahm Emanuel , but don’t count Fioretti out. If Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins Fioretti in challenging the unpopular incumbent, it could make it more difficult for Emanuel to get the 50 percent-plus-one votes he needs to avoid a runoff.

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.

Fake Peoria mayor tweets stir debate about parody

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.