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  • Dow hires bank to sell Angus Chemical in Buffalo Grove

    Dow hires bank to sell Angus Chemical in Buffalo Grove
    Dow Chemical Co. has kicked off processes to sell two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries that could fetch close to $2 billion combined, according to people familiar with the matter, part of its effort to divest several billion dollars worth of non-...
  • Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s. He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...
  • Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
    Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at the secluded...
  • Grace settles final appeal to its reorganization plan

    Grace settles final appeal to its reorganization plan
    Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. cleared the last major hurdle Monday to its exit from nearly 13 years of bankruptcy protection, settling the final remaining appeal to its reorganization plan. The chemical maker said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange...
  • Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...
  • Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years

    Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years
    When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly. Not this time. A...
  • Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'

     Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'
    Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close. His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...
  • Catching Up With . . . Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

    Catching Up With . . .  Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz
    The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years...
  • Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind

    Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind
    From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group. Even from a distance there is no...
  • Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him

    Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him
    SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two decades, Leland Yee climbed the political ladder in San Francisco. A child psychologist turned politician, Yee straddled opposing camps in the city's bare-knuckled political fights, appealing to both right and...
  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...