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Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker, a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the National Finance Chairwoman of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, stands outside as US President Barack Obama meets with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, July 24, 2012. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Gives Advice To Harper College Grads

More than 500 Harper College graduates got advice from U.S .Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Saturday during graduation ceremonies.

05/17/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Confirms Chicago Billionaire Pritzker As Secretary of Commerce

The Senate has confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be secretary of Commerce, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer.

06/25/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Backs Penny Pritzker’s Cabinet Nomination

Penny Pritzker’s nomination to be the next Commerce Secretary advanced to the full Senate on Monday, following the unanimous approval of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

06/11/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Taps Penny Pritzker As Commerce Secretary

Another Chicagoan could soon join President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. The president nominated billionaire and longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary.

05/02/2013

Penny Pritzker, a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the National Finance Chairwoman of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, stands outside as US President Barack Obama meets with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, July 24, 2012. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Pritzker Resigns From School Board; Obama Cabinet Next?

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago Board of Education.

03/14/2013

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters crowd into Congress Plaza, along Michigan Avenue, during the fourth day of the teachers' strike on Sept. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic Downtown

Thousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012