| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:01 PM
The line for New York's hottest restaurant reaches all the way to Chicago.
The Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren's place in Midtown Manhattan has "opened to a universally warm reception," The New York Times wrote last month. "Almost immediately thereafter it...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:21 PM
If the CME Group were to hold a funeral for open-outcry trading, Margery Teller should deliver its eulogy. A legendary trader, she earned the nickname "Large Marge" for taking enormous positions in the eurodollar pit in the early 2000s. Her remarks...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:35 PM
During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:03 AM
NATO Summit and 2016 Olympic bid organizer Lori Healey is expected to succeed Jim Reilly as the head of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, which oversees Chicago's massive trade show and convention business, according to a source...
| Dec 14, 2014
I had just suffered through a string of cologne-filled taxi rides, odors so strong I got nauseated.
But I needed to get from Roscoe Village to Hyde Park fast.
Cabs rarely drive down my leafy, residential street, and the nearest taxi on my Uber app was...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Penny Pritzker could have just walked by.
But she didn't.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:56 PM
This year, I enrolled in the University of Chicago's executive MBA program. Every now and again, I plan to recommend books, research and ideas I've come across in school.
"Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes"
By Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich,...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco.
It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Cassandra Francis' goal is to convince anyone who will listen that the proposed site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not a done deal.
The group Francis leads, Friends of the Parks, is organizing a petition drive and letter-writing campaign...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Star Wars creator George Lucas has booked his first semi-public appearance in Chicago since announcing his plans to build an art museum on the lakefront next to Soldier Field.
Lucas will speak as part of Chicago Ideas Week's Edison Talks on Friday, Oct....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Ted Leonsis, the former senior AOL executive-turned-sports-team-owner/tech investor/dabbler in whatever interests him, sat down with his coffee Wednesday in the Argo Tea on the first floor of Tribune Tower and told me the building is haunted.
Oh no, not...