LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK – A Manhattan jury on Tuesday convicted a Chicago banker for allowing Paul Manafort to get $ 16 million in loans before ex-President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager helped him get an interview for a job in the Trump administration. The jury returned its verdict in federal court after …

Sunnyside in River North will be fully staffed until Sunday and has brought in backup staff from other stores and from its head office to help take orders outside the store, Erkes said. Budtenders will feature an express menu to speed up the process. “Our safe probably has 25% more product than it typically has …

JPMorgan Chase will spend $ 150 million on grants and loans to encourage economic development on the south and west sides, the bank said recently. The initiative builds on an earlier $ 50 million investment announced by the bank in 2017. Charlie Corrigan, head of Midwestern philanthropy at Chase, said the money had been spent …

ROBERT CHANNICK Chicago Tribune Backed by majority employee support, organizers at the Art Institute of Chicago announced Wednesday they are asking the museum to voluntarily recognize the iconic cultural institution’s first union. Union organizers began collecting signature cards from about 640 Art Institute and School of the Art Institute employees last month, and after securing …

ALICE YIN Chicago Tribune At least 30 citations have been issued to businesses in Chicago for flouting the indoor mask mandate, the city said. Most recently, the city’s Department of Commercial Affairs and Consumer Protection issued 10 citations for failing to meet masking requirements from Thursday through Sunday, according to a Tuesday press release. One …

Leading infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said a new variant of the coronavirus was being watched but was not yet a threat. Vermont, the last state to be on Chicago’s travel advisory, was added to the list on Wednesday, placing the entire United States under city leadership to stem the transmission of COVID-19. Besides …

THE O’DELLS The South For residents of northern Illinois who wish to break away from Chicago and its suburbs and form their own state, two researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have a categorical caveat: In a white paper released earlier this year by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, a university think tank, political …

Amalgamated of Chicago, founded by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1922, has always been known for its close union ties. But it has not been majority owned by unions for decades. How Wrobel, 71, – for nearly 40 years a key lieutenant under Chairman and majority owner Eugene Heytow – acquired Heytow’s 57.5% …

Borrowers do not pay interest. Instead, they give Klover real-time access to their banking transactions. Companies such as Wayfair, DoorDash, and GoodRX pay Klover to advertise their products to borrowers based on their spending habits. “What’s remarkable is how willing people are to share their personal information,” says Tim Calkins, professor of marketing at the …

While the issues raised by the Federal Reserve and Harvard may sound like variations on an old theme, 150-year-old global finance company Goldman Sachs is urging the public and private sectors to invest in a targeted and sustained manner to close the gap of racial wealth in the United States. . Although the report focuses …