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How Presence Health cracked the code on telehealth

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

For years, great sums have been poured into health care information technology, often with meager results. Now, finally, the potential of real-time, long-distance medicine is being realized.

Chicago's largest physicians groups list is getting top-heavy

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0400

Out of the 25 groups on this list, Rush University Medical Group had the fastest year-over-year revenue growth, with a 36.0 percent increase.

Merz Apothecary at your door within hours

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

A new test in Chicago by Amazon Prime Now seeks to challenge Ulta in its own backyard.

Where did the bankruptcy wave hit hardest?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Illinois ranks relatively high in a national analysis of personal bankruptcy trends.

Seven years after selling the Cubs to the Ricketts family, Tribune's tax battle is in extra innings

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Chicago broadcast company Tribune Media, which sold the hometown team for what now looks like a paltry $845 million in 2009, says it plans to take on the IRS over whether it should have paid more taxes on the deal.

Meet the Dems' chief weapon against remap reform: Michael Kasper

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Why even his opponents call the general counsel for the Illinois Democratic Party a “pleasant, polite, professional Prince of Darkness.”

How the fracking crash has affected one metro Chicago company

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

When Downers Grove-based Univar went public in June 2015, it was solidly entrenched as the No. 2 chemical distributor in the world. Since then, the sharp downturn in the oil and gas sector has gut-punched the company.

The McDonald's of the future? It's here

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Table service, self-serve touch-sceen kiosks, LED-lit glass display cases: It's McDonald's latest gambit to transform its stores to remain relevant amid a rapidly changing competitive environment.

Letters: Please show some love to domestic manufacturers, more

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

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This is what I'd ask Clinton and Trump at the debate

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Lester Holt probably doesn't need my advice when he moderates the candidates' first debate. Still, I can't resist. Here are 10 questions I'd pose.

Get behind driverless cars or get left behind

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Autonomous vehicles are widely considered the future in transportation. Putting up roadblocks would be most unwise.


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

A story in the Sept.

Here's an idea: Ping-Pong at midday

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0400

It's a head-clearing amount of exercise and more fun than trying to squeeze in cardio at the gym. Two new places downtown have everything you need to play, plus a good lunch.

Human trafficking in Chicago? Yes.

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:55:10 -0400

The inaugural No Little Girl gala will raise funds to build a second residential care home for victims.

Here's why it took so long to get another Portillo's in the city

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:07:18 -0400

Keith Kinsey, CEO of the Oak Brook-based chain, which in May opened the company's second Chicago location following a 22-year drought, answers our pressing questions.

Deere halts stock buybacks. Now what?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0400

After repurchasing $10.5 billion worth of shares since 2011, Deere is going cold turkey. Investors will learn what happens now that this prop is gone and sales and profit are still in decline.

Can music cure violence?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0400

The Old Town School of Folk Music, which teaches drumming and poetry in Englewood, believes in the transformative power of art.

How is it possible that bacon sausages didn't exist until he invented them?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0400

Lance Avery, a former corporate chef, runs Big Fork Brands, a line of all-natural, antibiotic-free, naturally encased sausages made primarily with bacon.

Joe Ricketts has a new best bud: His old enemy Trump

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, spent $6 million to stop Donald Trump during the Republican primaries. Now Ricketts is donating $1 million to the candidate.