A sign hangs on a Tim Horton's cafe in Manhattan on Monday. (File Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Burger King is the latest company to find itself in a harsh spotlight for making a reasonable business decision to relocate its headquarters out of the country. Democrats have responded to this corporate tactic with super-heated rhetoric rather than any commitment to work with Republicans to fix a complex, Byzantine, out-of-date tax code that encourages a few executives to seek more business-friendly environments.
Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is greeted by state Sen. Jim Oberweis, right, candidate for the U.S. Senate, and Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert, left, as Rauner arrives at the Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable forum in Bloomington Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, Lori Ann Cook-Neisler)
BLOOMINGTON —The state’s top farm groups gathered here Wednesday on Tim Bittner’s 3,000-acre spread to give the four major candidates for U.S. Senate and governor a workout on the issues of interest to the agriculture community. And guess what? Nobody asked them about releasing their tax returns or a patronage scandal in the Illinois Department of Transportation, except for the pesky reporters who were given their turns later under a walnut tree.
Some of New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's male colleagues on Capitol Hill are the kings of inappropriate comments, according to an interview in People magazine to promote her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”
The door to a presidential run in 2016 may just have swung back open for Republican Mitt Romney, based on a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
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.
Members of 'team Red' work on laptop computers during a mock cyber attack scenario in London in March. (AP File Photo/Alastair Grant)
Given the growing number of cyber hacks and security breaches, people question whether they can really do anything to secure their personal and financial information. The truth is you can do a lot.
Earth-moving tractors and equipment made by Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. are seen in Clinton in 2012. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
American corporate leaders love to complain about the nation’s high corporate tax rate, one of the highest in the world. This rate, they say, is stifling business investment and encouraging U.S. corporations to move their headquarters to other countries. It sounds logical. But it may not be true.
PHOENIX — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
Gov. Pat Quinn talks to Darold Butler, coach of the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, during Wednesday's rally at Jackie Robinson Park. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media
Thousands cheered on Jackie Robinson West during their downtown rally on Wednesday, and a handful of politicians were on hand as well.
What do ballet and baseball have in common? Plenty, according to former ballet dancer-turned-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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.
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas said Illinois schools would suffer a nearly $4 billion annual loss in revenues and as many as one out of every six public school teachers would face layoffs if Bruce Rauner successfully rolls back the state’s 5-percent individual income taxes. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate Wednesday predicted “devastating cuts” to education across Illinois, including an $882 million hit to Chicago's public schools, if Republican Bruce Rauner’s tax-cut plan is carried out.
- 1 of 1056