| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:56 PM
George Lucas and his wife, Chicago investment fund chief Mellody Hobson, are giving $25 million to build a deluxe arts center for a private grade school and high school on the University of Chicago’s campus -- to be named for Gordon Parks, the...
| Feb 22, 2014
Love him or hate him, and loud voices can be heard on both sides, Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of the city of Chicago. He is also, from what I have seen and what you will see beginning at 9 p.m. March 6 and continuing for the next seven Thursday evenings...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK -- The fashion force was with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy on Tuesday when they presented the strongest collection of their career, capped off by five stunning finale gowns incorporating classic artwork from the "Star Wars" films....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley.
The money will mainly...
| Oct 27, 2013
John Rogers Jr. Richard Driehaus. Ralph Wanger.
If you do business in Chicago, their names should be familiar. People have entrusted each of them with billions of dollars. They even might have managed your money without your ever knowing it. (If one...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Studio chiefs and Los Angeles officials were gathered Tuesday morning at DreamWorks Animation for President Obama's speech to employees, as well as a meeting with film and TV executives.
Based on seating arrangements, those expected at the event...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a "bright spot" in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence.
"We have got to make...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After dating since 2006, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has tied the knot with Mellody Hobson in a ceremony at his Skywalker Ranch....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Filmmaker George Lucas and his new wife, Mellody Hobson, have welcomed a girl, born Friday.
Everest Hobson Lucas is the first biological child for both parties, who married on June 22 at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, the Huffington Post reported....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
What does one of the greatest film franchises of all-time have in common with the world's largest coffee shop chain? That would be George Lucas.
The "Star Wars" creator invested almost $10 million in Starbucks Corp. this week. According to Bloomberg,...