| May 15, 2014
Chicago Park District board President Dr. Bryan Traubert is stepping down as chairman of Chicago Run, the school-based running program he founded with his wife, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, in late 2007.
Traubert, an ophthalmologist and...
| May 18, 2014
Three prominent Chicagoans — divorce attorney Gemma Allen, retired Cook County Domestic Relations Court Judge Michele Lowrance, and financial expert and columnist Terry Savage — have a combined three books and four divorces to their names....
| May 1, 2014
Leading up to the 2012 election, Chicagoan Fred Eychaner contributed $14 million to Democratic super PACs, including $4.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action, making him the top individual Democratic campaign donor of that cycle.
| Mar 2, 2014
Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away.
Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos.
His opponent isn't...
| Mar 6, 2014
Chicago engineer and product designer Michael Mercier has his sights set on manufacturing the Bugatti of hovercraft, a vehicle that can traverse land, water and ice, with a base price tag of $75,000.
It looks like the Batmobile floating on a black inner...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
David Axelrod vs. Steve Schmidt.
Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama versus Republican strategist and senior adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
That was the setup last week at a University...
| Apr 1, 2014
More than 100 Chicago technology executives have sent a letter to the state's Republican congressional delegation calling on them to pass immigration reform, citing a need for foreign engineers and scientists and the positive impact those immigrants...
| Apr 15, 2013
Admissions consultant Andrea Sparrey uses two numbers to startle prospective business school applicants.
She tells them the average price of a home in the United States in 2010 was $273,000. And then she tells them the average price of an MBA from a...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Nov 13, 2012
On the first day of my first real job, a new colleague volunteered to take me to lunch.
She pulled me away from the office to issue a warning. Over salad, she explained that my new editor had a tendency to treat the women who worked for her poorly...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:01 PM
The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that...
| Mar 26, 2012
All Jack Miller wants is for the pain to be more tolerable.
"I have peripheral neuropathy," Miller told about 125 people, many of them neurologists, two weeks ago at the J.W. Marriott at a symposium on the disease.
His fortune was helping pay...