| Oct 21, 2012
While Illinois officials remain mired in debate over all forms of gambling, WMS Industries is predicting that casinos will soon become ubiquitous — via your computer and cellphone, at least.
The Waukegan-based slot machine maker last month received...
| Oct 25, 2012
Kurt Summers Jr., chief of staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, will leave his post in early November to join Chicago-based investment firm Grosvenor Capital Management as senior vice president, Summers said in an interview this week.
| Oct 28, 2012
The lessons of Lehman Brothers, Chicagoan Anton Valukas says, haven't been learned.
He would know. As the man charged by the bankruptcy court with getting to the bottom of what caused the largest bankruptcy in history, the Jenner & Block chairman and...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2012
Dan Suh returned my call Tuesday from his room at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, and we started with some housekeeping. Could he please email me a photo of himself for the paper?
"Yeah, I can do that. We have a photographer traveling with us," Suh, 32, said....
| Sep 2, 2012
Bill Davies, the eccentric Monaco-based owner of Chicago's old post office, wants to turn the hulking mass that straddles Congress Parkway into a mecca of shopping, office space, residences, etc.
But the building sits rotting and untouched because,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:09 AM
The Eleanor Foundation, a nonprofit primarily assisting single mothers that is more than 110 years old, will soon wind down its operations and transfer its approximately $7 million in assets to the Chicago Foundation for Women.
"This is not done in a...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
The clash between Northwestern University and preservationists over the fate of Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital is expected to climax as early as Oct. 4 when the Commission on Chicago Landmarks could begin weighing the merits of...
| Jul 29, 2012
Even before President Barack Obama voiced support for same-sex marriage, his re-election campaign was successfully tapping into the wealth of the gay and lesbian community in Chicago and across the country.
Four of Obama's top fundraisers, who together...
| Dec 16, 2012
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
| Nov 11, 2012
Sean Susanin believes he is about to set a record price for a painting at a Chicago auction.
On Dec. 1, Susanin Auctions will auction "Willie Gillis, Package From Home," the first of 11 Willie Gillis paintings Norman Rockwell painted for the cover of...