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  • Park Tower penthouse fetches record $18.75 million

    Park Tower penthouse fetches record $18.75 million
    A penthouse in Park Tower has been sold for $18.75 million — the highest price ever paid for a home in the city — to a firm with ties to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson, president of a Chicago investment firm.
  • Commencement speeches reach wider audiences long after graduation day

    Mellody Hobson was apprehensive at first when she was invited to deliver this year's main commencement address at USC. After all, she said, "you have to recognize that this is a very important moment in a young person's life. And there is nothing worse...

    Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit

    Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit
    The Illinois General Assembly needs to pass a strengthened version of a pending bill that would privatize some of the state's economic development functions. By creating a private nonprofit to promote job creation statewide, Illinois hopefully will gain...

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...

    Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal

    Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to distance himself and a private education group he helps fund from the growing scandal over a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools that is under federal investigation. The governor's...