(AP) — No major economic news, no blockbuster company earnings — but that didn't stop investors from pushing the stock market deeper into record territory this afternoon.
(AP) — The governor says it's a matter of logistics for planning an event that will involve numerous activists and advocates involved in lobbying for the measure.
(AP) — The chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also declines to say if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Obama's oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able to keep it.
(AP) — State prison officials estimate nearly 30,000 newly freed inmates will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 under President Obama's health care law.
(AP) — President Obama's early efforts to boil down an intricate health care law so Americans could understand it are coming back to haunt him.
(AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says American Airlines and US Airways must make broad concessions if they want to settle a lawsuit blocking their proposed merger.
(AP) — A beaming President Barack Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House today.
(AP) — Court records show that the now-imprisoned ex-congressman gave the U.S. Marshals Service a check last month.
(AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey explains a shaking this afternoon in northern Illinois with a measured magnitude of 3.2.
(AP) — Commercial real estate company Brookfield Property Partners is increasing its stake in General Growth Properties by paying $1.4 billion for some additional shares and warrants.
(AP) — The former congressman has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds.
(AP) — The retailer might also separate its Sears Auto Center business from the rest of the company, and it plans to continue closing some unprofitable stores as it moves ahead on its turnaround efforts.
(AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell last month to the lowest level in nine months, reflecting higher mortgage rates and home prices that have made purchases more costly.
(AP) — The insurer's net income rose 23 percent in the third quarter as results improved at its property and casualty operations.
(AP) — Sorry, bargain-hunters. United Airlines says it sold too many cheap tickets in the third quarter, and plans to fix that, pronto.
Franciscan Alliance is laying off 275 workers and cutting 650 other full-time positions across Indiana.
(AP) — The milestone comes just after the transplant program marked its 20-year anniversary.
(AP) — The hospital says a surgeon used a new video system showing 3D laparoscopic images to remove a patient's gallbladder.
(AP) — Illinois insurance brokers vented their frustrations with the troubled rollout of President Obama's health care law and the crippled federal website, HealthCare.gov.
(AP) — The White House said officials will soon issue policy guidance so that if consumers sign up by the end of March they will not face a penalty.
(AP) — Caterpillar Inc. said third-quarter earnings plunged 44 percent, and the construction equipment maker cut its 2013 forecast again, partly because of weaker mining equipment sales.
(AP) — Boeing Co. said today that its net income rose 12 percent in the third quarter as deliveries of commercial planes continue to accelerate. It raised its profit guidance for the full year.
(AP) — The Labor Department said the rate fell to 7.2 percent, from 7.3 percent in August and a five-year low.
Sales of Mighty Wings are meeting expectations, but barely. The Oak Brook-based restaurant chain anticipates selling only about 70 percent of its chicken wings inventory after a nationwide launch last month.
(AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state's $97 billion pension shortfall isn't as dire as some people are describing.
(AP) — McDonald's Corp.'s third-quarter profit rose 5 percent, as the world's biggest hamburger chain benefited from a Monopoly promotion in the U.S. and strength in the U.K. and Russia.
(AP) — A division of Europe's HSBC bank has been ordered to pay damages and interest in a class action lawsuit claiming that it violated federal securities laws.
(AP) — As Get Covered Illinois pivots away from a full-force marketing barrage because of early tech problems with the law's federal website, a social media team has assumed responsibility for educating consumers and tending to their frustrations in Obama's home state.
(AP) — The drug and medical device maker said today that net income was down 7 percent in the third quarter as it completed its purchase of dialysis products maker Gambro A.B.
(AP) — The U.S. Senate confirmed Zachary Fardon to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
(AP) — The government reopened today after a battle-weary Congress approved and President Obama signed a bipartisan measure.
(AP) — A last-minute agreement to keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debt and reopen the government sent the stock market soaring.
(AP) — A state job hiring raises questions about the continuing role of "clout" in Illinois government employment decisions.
(AP) — Wealth management firm Northern Trust Corp. said today that its third-quarter net income climbed 16 percent as it made more money from fees and benefited from a gain on an office building sale.
(AP) — Ridership on regional Amtrak routes to and from Chicago increased by more than 3 percent in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, as the rail service hit record passenger levels nationally.
(AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state's pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split.
A study shows no correlation between high compensation and good outcomes for patients.
(AP) — The University of Chicago's Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen, along with Robert Shiller of Yale, won the honor today. Hansen was on his way to the gym when he got the call.
(AP) — The Associated Press asked an independent consulting company, Chicago-based Stonegate Advisors, to run an analysis of Illinois rates and find the average monthly costs for three hypothetical households.
(AP) — A former Chicago trader who was charged in one of the largest financial fraud cases prosecuted in Chicago has entered a guilty plea as part of a deal with prosecutors, court documents show.
(AP) — The Chicago-based carrier said a key measure of passenger revenue was flat last month as it faced new competition in China and made an accounting adjustment.
(AP) — The government's biggest foray into online commerce has left millions of tech-savvy Americans bewildered. But experts say there's enough time to fix the glitches before uninsured people start getting coverage on Jan. 1.
(AP) — People looking for the best deals on the new Illinois health insurance marketplace should consider moving to cities along the northwestern state border, if they don't live there already.
(AP) — The commercial truck and engine maker also says it is planning a private offering of $200 million senior subordinated convertible notes due 2018.
(AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said he will veto any legislation with special tax incentives to get Archer Daniels Midland Co. to keep its global headquarters in Illinois until legislators approve a fix for the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.
(AP) — The president of the Illinois Senate says he's backing a compromise pension reform plan that could save $138 billion by 2043.
(AP) — Illinois officials say more than 231,000 people have visited the Get Covered Illinois website, many of them looking for information on new options for health insurance.
(AP) — Illinois officials said they're ready for the second day of a new health insurance marketplace and hope people would have better luck signing up for coverage.
(AP) — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown.
(AP) — The billionaire who created Beanie Babies broke down crying in court today as he pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion for hiding $25 million in income in secret Swiss bank accounts.
(AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn't work.
(AP) — Walgreen Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings soared 86 percent, as the nation's largest drugstore chain booked a big inventory-related gain and benefited from its acquisition of a stake in European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.
(AP) — Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers today, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.
(AP) — A congressional dispute over Obamacare stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job.
(AP) — Much work is left to demystify the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act and how the massive new health care initiative will affect Americans.
(AP) — At Illinois' opposite ends, the cities have famously parried for more than a century, over everything from the Olympics to one of baseball's biggest rivalries.
(AP) — A new survey shows six out of 10 Illinois adults don't know about the new Illinois health insurance marketplace launching tomorrow, or that it will offer eligible people financial help paying the cost of insurance.
(AP) — As many as four dozen people were injured when two CTA trains crashed in Forest Park during the morning rush hour. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening, officials said.
(AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the food and cultural festival made a $272,000 profit and generated an estimated $106 million in total business activity.
(AP) — A lawsuit filed by 25 same-sex couples that seeks to legalize gay marriage in Illinois can move forward in the courts, a Cook County judge ruled Friday.