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  • Dr. Bryan Traubert steps down from Chicago Run

     Dr. Bryan Traubert steps down from Chicago Run
    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...
  • 'The New Love Deal': Love, marriage and prenups

    'The New Love Deal': Love, marriage and prenups
    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....
  • Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up

    Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up
    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. The openly...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    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...
  • Chicago designer aims to soup up hovercraft with a 'sports car' feel

    Chicago designer aims to soup up hovercraft with a 'sports car' feel
    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...
  • Strategists size up Obamacare ripple effect

     Strategists size up Obamacare ripple effect
    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...
  • More than 100 Chicago tech execs sign letter urging immigration reform

    More than 100 Chicago tech execs sign letter urging immigration reform
    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...
  • Getting an MBA: Your business. Your decision.

    Getting an MBA: Your business. Your decision.
    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...
  • Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend

    Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend
    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...
  • Managing to excel

    Managing to excel
    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...
  • Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan

    Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan
    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...
  • Retired Quill Corp. CEO is candid in quest to eradicate the disease affecting him, millions of others

    Retired Quill Corp. CEO is candid in quest to eradicate the disease affecting him, millions of others
    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...