| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TechStars Chicago, formerly Excelerate Labs, will announce Thursday its first class of 10 startups under its new brand, which will include the Chicago-based companies: Project Fixup, SimpleRelevance and SocialCrunch.
More than 900 startups applied to be...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:29 PM
When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines.
| Feb 4, 2013
Daniel Hamburger is quick to whip out his business card.
One side of the card is standard — white background, corporate logo, contact information for the headquarters in Downers Grove.
The flip side is dramatic, painted ripe-tomato red with...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
The Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an elegant opening-night gala at the Civic Opera House on Oct. 6. The affair celebrating the Lyric's 58th season featured Scottish director David McVicar's new production of Richard Strauss'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:12 PM
In the midst of economic turmoil, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago stands at the intersection of hope and our city's most under-resourced communities.
United Way's reinvention to a community-impact organization began in 2009 when the organization and...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:36 PM
It might begin with a child discovering a new word through a volunteer reading to them. Or perhaps a teen struggling in class receives the additional attention needed to pass a math test. These small acts can trigger years of learning and academic...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:49 PM
On a recent morning Northern Trust Chairman & CEO Rick Waddell and 30 colleagues left their daily responsibilities behind and arrived at The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, one of the nation's most comprehensive social...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater concluded its 25th season with an anniversary celebration gala June 11 at Navy Pier. More than 350 supporters were treated to an evening of fine dining, top-notch performances and the presentation of the second annual "Spirit...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Mar 10, 2013
Chicagoan Deborah Harrington never had a mortgage. When she bought her apartment in a South Shore co-op building more than two decades ago, she paid in cash.
To cover her bases, she took out a home equity line of credit, which she could access in an...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Saturday was moving day at the Northern Trust Open and no player was more moved than Bill Haas.
He was also inspired and motivated even if he was relatively unchallenged.
The tournament's defending champion shot up the leaderboard with a brilliantly...