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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. The...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes

    Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia held dueling rallies and both made appearances before an African-American women’s convention Saturday as they scour the city for votes ahead of the April 7 runoff election....
  • At Starbucks, java and race make for a welcome blend

    To Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Don't let the haters ruin your caffeine buzz. Schultz and his company are taking all sorts of flak for Race Together, a company-sponsored initiative to initiate conversations about race relations — including when...
  • Is Starbucks making you uncomfortable talking about race? Good!

    To Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Don't let the haters ruin your caffeine buzz. Schultz and his company are taking all sorts of flak for Race Together, a company-sponsored initiative to initiate conversations about race relations ... including when...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends 'Race Together' campaign

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends 'Race Together' campaign
    Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz defended the company’s campaign promoting race relations on coffee cups a day after unveiling it to widespread criticism on social media. Schultz provided few additional details about the “Race...
  • George Lucas works ‘Strange Magic’ with new animated film

     
    Forget Joseph Campbell and “The Power of Myth.” The inspiration for “Strange Magic,” the new animated feature co-written and produced […]...