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Nov 20 2012 | 12:43pm ET
A Chicago hedge fund executive's long-planned "citizen journalism" Web site is officially online.
Aragon Global Management founder Anne Griffin is behind Reboot Illinois, a Web site that will focus on jobs and business, government finance, fraud and accountability and education. While Griffin and her husband, Citadel Investment Group chief Kenneth Griffin, are well-known Republican donors, Reboot Illinois will be officially non-partisan. For example, yesterday's debut featured an essay by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, on "the worst-funded pension system in America."
Griffin herself will have no day-to-day role in the Web site, although she is its sole financial backer. Madeleine Doubek, a former editor of suburban Chicago's Daily Herald, is chief operating officer and in charge of editorial content.
"We intend to be the home and hub for people to speak up and speak out and take back ownership of our government in Illinois," Doubek said.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…