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  • Chicago Cultural Center's grand dome is falling apart

    Chicago Cultural Center's grand dome is falling apart
    I think it was a helpful security guard who, upon my first visit to the Chicago Cultural Center, suggested: Be sure to go upstairs and see the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. World's largest? Sold. It took me many more visits to discover...
  • Redbox founder Gregg Kaplan joins Pritzker Group

     Redbox founder Gregg Kaplan joins Pritzker Group
    Redbox founder and former CEO Gregg Kaplan has joined J.B. and Tony Pritzker's investment firm as an operating partner after a two-year absence from the workforce following his wife's passing from breast cancer. "On a pretty regular basis my kids...
  • Underwriters Labs tries to protect trademark in age of 3-D printing

    So far this year, Northbrook-based Underwriters Laboratories has issued four public notices against manufacturers that it says have counterfeited its "UL" label. UL certifies the safety of more than 100 items in the average home. Check your blow dryer....
  • A Chicagoan's take on narrative art

    A Chicagoan's take on narrative art
    George Lucas is busy planning an homage to narrative art on Chicago's lakefront. Yet I have absolutely no idea what "narrative art" actually is. So when I spotted a Fast Company piece touting the surreal photographs of former Chicagoan and...
  • A real confidence gap between men and women?

    A real confidence gap between men and women?
    Women sparsely populate America's boardrooms because a vast confidence gap exists between the sexes, a gap that stops women from leaning in. Or so one leading theory goes. But a recent Bain & Co. study, co-written by Chicago-based partner Julie...
  • West Loop produce wholesaler: Should I stay or should I go?

     West Loop produce wholesaler: Should I stay or should I go?
    The Commission on Chicago Landmarks this month is scheduled to take up a proposal to limit the redevelopment of 88 buildings in the Randolph/Fulton Market area, home to many small meat and produce wholesalers. The neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    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...
  • NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier

    NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier
    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...
  • New York's hottest restaurant, via Chicago

    New York's hottest restaurant, via Chicago
    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...
  • A eulogy for Chicago's trading pits

    A eulogy for Chicago's trading pits
    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...
  • Get In Chicago to announce design challenge to fight violence

    Get In Chicago to announce design challenge to fight violence
    This fall, Get In Chicago, the relatively new public-private partnership created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to get business leaders involved in solving the city's crime problem, will launch a series of challenges to look for new ideas, the group's director...