Festivities for the Jackie Robinson West homecoming parade will kick off with a 9 a.m. rally at Jackie Robinson Park at 105th and Morgan Street. The parade will get underway at 10 a.m. It will head north on Halsted, turn east on 35th Street to Indiana, then turn back north to Michigan Avenue before reaching Millennium Park for an 11 a.m. rally.
Europe’s largest budget airline, Ryanair, has launched a flexible business-class ticket in its latest U-turn from a no-frills tradition. Marketed under the slogan “Your boss will approve,” Ryanair’s business ticket reverses some of the airline’s more reviled policies for fee-dazzled travelers.
U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.
Staying in town for Labor Day? It’s not too late to book a staycation.
Ald. James Balcer at a reading of the names of fallen Afghanistan and Iraq veterans during a ceremony in 2012. | Sun-Times library Balcer breaks it down Ald. Jim Balcer came out swinging at the idea he’s being forced from his seat after 17 years, as Sneed reported first, to make way for a Daley
By Andrew Patner/For Sun-Times Media The flute will not fly, at least this coming season. Chicago Symphony Orchestra administrators, musicians and patrons have been wondering for the past three months if the group’s coveted principal flute, the Paris-born and -trained Mathieu Dufour, would leave the CSO for the same position at the Berlin Philharmonic. Berlin,