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  • Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move

    Food cart activist questions city's downtown food stand move
    When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his...
  • Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper

    Devereux Bowly Jr.: more than an innkeeper
    When the news of death arrives, it does so in the icy ways. A phone call. An e-mail. If the deceased person was famous (Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall only moments ago), perhaps there come interruptions of regularly scheduled radio or television...
  • U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn

    U.S. labor market less flexible than in 1990, economists warn
    JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. labor market has become steadily less dynamic since 1990, with workers seemingly locked into particular jobs and a more sluggish process of job creation and destruction in the private sector, according to research to...
  • Startups from Northwestern, U of C, DePaul get 1871 membership

    Startups from Northwestern, U of C, DePaul get 1871 membership
    Five businesses founded at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and DePaul University were among nine grand prize winners in the inaugural Chicago College Startup Competition, an event presented by digital entrepreneurs’ hub 1871....
  • South Side development was on a roll — until recession

    South Side development was on a roll — until recession
    A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots. But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
  • Chicago architect Gerald Horn dies at 79

     Chicago architect Gerald Horn dies at 79
    Chicago architect Gerald Horn began his career helping design daring modernist houses in California. Toward the end of his working life, he crafted a California house whose airy, sun-bleached exterior reflected his passion for precisely honed details...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • Review: 'Excellent Sheep' by William Deresiewicz

    Review: 'Excellent Sheep' by William Deresiewicz
    What is college for? To learn to think, to grapple with meaning and purpose, to ask how to live? Or to prepare for a career, to rack up an impressive resumé, to ask how to make a lot of money? Unsurprisingly, William Deresiewicz, former associate...
  • 'Bedrooms of the Fallen' captures bedrooms of deceased soldiers

    In the introduction to "Bedrooms of the Fallen," a new collection of photos by Ashley Gilbertson, author Philip Gourevitch invites readers to imagine Chicago emptied of all its residents. Each one of its 2.7 million inhabitants could stand for the...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Paul Hoffman, director, Dresner Partners

    Paul Hoffman, director, Dresner Partners
    Chicago-based investment bank Dresner Partners has promoted Paul Hoffman to director from senior vice president. Prior to joining Dresner Partners, Hoffman worked for nine years at Bank of America Securities in Chicago. Hoffman has a B.A. in economics...