Oct 3, 2014

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank ...

Sep 29, 2014

Senator to seek probe of Chicago air center sabotage

A U.S. senator said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Associated Press that he ...

Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs

Jan 30, 2014

Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs

The U.S. government can’t keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist, a federal judge in a Chicago terrorism case said Wednesday in a ruling that gives defense attorneys an unprecedented look at a request made to the country’s ...

Jun 13, 2013

SEC fines Chicago exchange for regulatory lapses

Federal regulators Tuesday fined the Chicago Board Options Exchange $6 million, saying its staff interfered with its three-year investigation of short selling at a member firm in an unprecedented breakdown of trading supervision. The settlement, which calls for immediate remedial actions, is the first ...

Apr 9, 2013

Smog-eating pavement on greenest street in U.S.

The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don’t make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled “bioswales” ...