Iraq Veteran Challenges Established Congressman

By Patrick Martin “The district has a 15 percent unemployment rate, three times the national average, and I just didn’t think it was appropriate for the people of this district to have to accept the status quo for yet another two years,” said Thomas Day, an Iraq War veteran and candidate for Congress. Day is […]

Volkswagen targets new demographic as it looks past emissions scandal

By Xiumei Dong Volkswagen AG, still reeling from a scandal that tarnished its reputation last year, is taking aim at some new demographic groups: younger drivers worldwide and Chinese car buyers. “Volkswagen is changing,” Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, told the audience at a high-profile auto show in Geneva this week. […]

Unemployment Insurance claims show unexpected rise

By Siri Bulusu The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, although underlying trends continue to suggest a strengthening labor marker. For the week ending March 3, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, initial unemployment insurance claims rose by 6,000 to 278,000, surpassing consensus expectations of Bloomberg analysts who anticipated […]

New brew from ancient Peru featured at Field Bistro (VIDEO)

By Siying Li You can always read about an ancient culture in books or see the objects it produced at a museum. And now you can even taste it. Inspired by the brewing customs of the Wari people in ancient Peru, the Field Museum will launch a new beer in March, made with traditional Peruvian […]

Experts Discuss How to Reduce Illinois Prison Population

By Torene Harvin More than 40 people gathered at the Jenner and Block law firm Wednesday to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to decrease the Illinois state prison population. The Illinois Policy and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced strategies to decrease the prison population by 2025. “There are only a couple of ways to […]

The high price of prescription drugs: A hard pill to swallow

By Valerie Lapointe A new hepatitis C drug that costs $750 per pill came on the market in 2015. Martin Shkreli acquired the rights to an AIDS medication and raised the price 5,556 percent in 2015. “Does this represent a cultural shift in the orientation of pharmaceutical company executives and of the public’s tolerance to […]

A Riveting Enterprise: Rivet Radio Inc.

By Poroma Pant “There’s an audio renaissance coming,” said John MacLeod, chief executive officer of Rivet Radio Inc., a Chicago-based digital news radio broadcaster that aims to replicate Pandora’s success with online music streaming but for news.

Growth Slowdown Hits Kroger Shares

By Xuanyan Ouyang Kroger Co. turned in year-end earnings that modestly topped analyst forecasts, but the grocery chain’s shares took a tumble after officials warned that sales growth will slow in the coming year. In the 2015 fourth quarter ended January 30, the Cincinnati-based grocer’s net earnings rose 7.9 percent to $559 million, or 57 […]