Stories tagged with Penny Pritzker
By Laurie Bennett | November 30, 2016 at 9:00am | 0
Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.
By Laurie Bennett | May 2, 2013 at 9:35am | 0
After weeks of speculation, President Obama has nominated billionaire Penny Pritzker to be Commerce secretary.
By Muckety | March 14, 2013 at 3:12pm | 0
Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago school board, which many interpret as a sign that she may join the Obama administration.
By Laurie Bennett | October 7, 2011 at 6:03am | 0
Considering his office’s battered reputation from the recent pay-to-play scandals, one would think the New York state comptroller would go out of his way to avoid even a whiff of favoritism.
By Laurie Bennett | December 2, 2010 at 9:19am | 0
Two politically connected Democrats were named this week to the National Park Foundation board.
By Carol Eisenberg | November 26, 2008 at 12:56pm | 0
The group overseeing Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inaugural boasts a bipartisan roster of go-getters, most with deep Chicago roots.
By Carol Eisenberg | November 20, 2008 at 1:40pm | 0
Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress who oversaw Barack Obama’s record-breaking fund-raising efforts, has taken herself out of the mix for U.S. Commerce Secretary.
By John Decker | August 20, 2008 at 4:53pm | 0
In an effort to highlight some of Barack Obama’s more controversial associations, the Republican National Committee has created a Facebook spoof site called BarackBook.com.
By Carol Eisenberg | May 27, 2008 at 7:56am | 3
With Barack Obama sewing up the Democratic nominee for president, one of the hottest games in Chicago is guessing who might accompany him to Washington.
By Carol Eisenberg | May 22, 2008 at 8:48am | 2
As Illinois Sen. Barack Obama closes in on the Democratic nomination for president, Muckety has compiled a list of the 100 most networked players in Chicago as an early indicator of the ties that might bind a President Obama.
By A. James Memmott | February 21, 2008 at 9:53am | 0
Get that woman an office. She’s earned it.
Nonetheless, Smoot has led an effort that has brought in more than $150 million so far, $36 million in January alone, the Times reported.