| Aug 9, 2013
British drummer Martin Atkins came to Chicago to chase down a local concert promoter who owed his band $5,000 and wound up staying.
So it should be no surprise that Atkins, 54, has written a book titled, "Welcome to the Music Business ... You're F-----....
| Aug 1, 2013
Philanthropist Ann Lurie has replaced two of her top investment managers at her private investment firm, hiring Kristopher Wood, a private equity and mergers and acquisitions expert, as chief investment officer.
Lurie Investments Chief Executive Officer...
| Jan 24, 2013
The city of Chicago last week bought the 2.7-mile-long elevated Canadian Pacific Railway spur known as the Bloomingdale Trail.
The sales price was $1, not including administrative fees.
By the time the spur's makeover into a bike and running path is...
| Jan 27, 2013
World Business Chicago Vice Chairman Michael Sacks and former Commerce Secretary William Daley leave Sunday on a six-day business mission to China, Sacks' first official foreign trip as a top adviser to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Sacks said that he and Daley...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:15 PM
A coalition of gay marriage advocates plans to release a letter this week signed by top Illinois executives and companies endorsing same-sex marriage as an economic imperative, giving a powerful push to a bill that state lawmakers could take up as early...
| Apr 18, 2013
The stickers are simple and, well, beautiful.
Printed on reflective silver, they're cut in the size and shape of a nametag and say "you are beautiful" in bold, black print.
They're the "all-encompassing" artistic statement of Chicago graphic...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town.
In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TechStars Chicago, formerly Excelerate Labs, will announce Thursday its first class of 10 startups under its new brand, which will include the Chicago-based companies: Project Fixup, SimpleRelevance and SocialCrunch.
More than 900 startups applied to be...
| Apr 11, 2013
A gambling expansion bill is back, but it now includes a provision that would allow PokerStars, once accused by federal prosecutors of money laundering and fraud, to compete for an online gaming license in Illinois.
In the first draft of Senate Bill...
| 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...