RetailMeNot shares dive on downbeat forecast


By Sony Kassam Shares of RetailMeNot Inc. plunged Tuesday after the online coupon company revealed solid fourth quarter results – but cautioned investors that 2016 results will fall short of Wall Street forecasts. In the latest quarter, the Austin, Texas-based company reported net income of $9 million, or 17 cents per diluted share, down 36 […]

Coaching about opportunity, not money, for Roosevelt assistants

By Abbas Haleem Roosevelt assistant coach Aaron Rolle found himself staying on his friend’s couch off 18th Street and Wabash Avenue nearly five years ago. He needed to save money from his night job while volunteering as a Lakers men’s basketball coach during the day. He worked the door at a bar for a while […]

CVS reports healthy fourth quarter

By Sarah Very CVS Health Corp. turned in fourth quarter results that matched Wall Street expectations, as recent acquisitions and growth in its retail and pharmacy-services businesses bolstered revenue at the second largest drugstore chain. In the latest quarter, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island company reported net income of $1.5 billion, or $1.34 per diluted share, […]

Blackhawks-San Jose preview: Panarin could be out with illness

By Peter Dawson Tonight the Chicago Blackhawks (36-16-4, 76 points) will return home to the United Center for the first time in over two weeks to face the San Jose Sharks (27-20-4, 65 points). Since their return from the NHL All-Star break on Feb. 2, the Blackhawks have gotten back to their winning ways with three […]

Women with chronic pain disorder struggle to be diagnosed

By Valerie Lapointe Katie Payne was in the prime of her life – a 25-year-old married illustrator living in New York City.  Yet she was suffering quietly from  the worst pain of her life. The sharp painful sensation emanating from inside her vagina and externally on her vulva had intermittently plagued her since puberty. But […]

City Colleges, Chicago Public Schools teachers push for elected boards

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By Branden Hampton Faculty at City Colleges of Chicago are banding together with their counterparts in Chicago Public Schools to push for legislation that would bring elected boards to both districts. Both groups want to curb Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s power by ending his ability to hand-pick board members, as well as the chief executive officer […]

Federal agency, faith-based groups join to combat human trafficking in Chicago

By Jay Bouchard Recalling her years as a sex-trafficking victim in Chicago and Miami, Sam Wijeyakumar reflected that “if God had not been part of my healing process, I’d probably be dead.” Wijeyakumar, now an activist working to end human trafficking, offered her sobering testimony as part of a “clarion call” in which local faith […]

State’s attorney race: Alvarez ally defects to Foxx

By Thomas Vogel and Aryn Braun Kim Foxx’s quest to unseat Anita Alvarez as Cook County State’s Attorney got a big boost Tuesday as U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) pledged his support. “There’s a lot of distrust, mistrust out there,” Gutierrez said. “We need to heal that.” Citing lack of transparency in the controversial Laquan McDonald […]

Ballots in Korean for March 15 primary expected to increase participation

By Jenny Lee Korean-Americans in Chicago and suburban Cook County can no longer ascribe their low participation in elections to what usually is the biggest challenge for many minority language speakers – reading and speaking in English. Prior to the 2016 Presidential election, The Chicago Board of Election and The Cook County Clerk decided to […]

Former Michigan State guard gets defensive in Denver


By Michelle R. Martinelli As Denver Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris establishes himself in the team’s starting lineup, the defensive lessons taught by his college coach, Tom Izzo, still impact his approach to each game. Harris hasn’t forgotten what he learned in his two seasons at Michigan State, especially since he and Izzo are still […]