Foodie 5K runs up $1 million in groceries for hungry neighbors

By Sara Shouhayib Over 1,200 runners and walkers took their place at the starting line of the second annual Foodie 5K race on Saturday morning and raised $130,000 to fight hunger. That’s enough money to provide the equivalent of $1 million worth of groceries to feed hungry people in Northern Illinois. “We know that one […]

Millennials tend to overspend when using mobile banking

By Yimian Wu While mobile banking engages the Millennial generation, those Americans born between 1982 and 2000, it may also lead to overspending due to online shopping and easy access to credit, said financial experts and government officials in Chicago Wednesday. They spoke at a financial literacy summit organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago […]

CSX profit grows despite dropping coal exports

CSX train

By Sean Froelich CSX Corp., a Jacksonville Florida train transportation company, reported an 11 percent increase in net income in the first quarter, outperforming analyst expectations.

Boston bombings highlight lasting effects of anniversary trauma

By Christina Bucciere New York writer Christine Skopec ran her first Boston Marathon the year after the bombs exploded. Instead of a day shrouded in grief, though, Skopec, 26, found herself joining thousands of other runners and cheering fans for a day-long celebration of community. “The general atmosphere was jubilant,” Skopec said. “Everyone was really […]