A seemingly fun, even quaint image — 150 women decked out in little black dresses, pearls, sunglasses and updos channeling Audrey Hepburn — is sending a serious message about domestic violence. A Chicago-produced public service campaign, “Hidden Faces of Abuse,” was in the works long before NFL football stars’ recent misdeeds launched the issue to the fore
The only leather tannery left in Chicago — a 109-year-old company that makes the skins for NFL footballs — will supply leather for wristbands for Motorola Mobility’s new smart watch and for the back of a new smartphone. Motorola Mobility will announce Friday that Horween Leather Co., at 2015 N. Elston, won the work because
Adam Piotrowski got stuck when he tried to start a medical device company here three years ago.
“I knew Chicago was a great place to start a business, but it was hard to find a place to be based where I could develop and set up prototypes, work with a variety of resources nearby and get in touch with all of the people I needed to,” the Oak Park native said.
Chicago-based Packback, a pay-as-you-go digital textbook rental service, has closed on a $1 million seed round of funding to build out its technology platform and expand to more college campuses nationwide. The company, at 330 N. Wabash, expects to hire two more software developers by year’s end, bringing the workforce to nine, co-founder Mike Shannon
Lawyers for Northwestern University student-athlete football players on Thursday evening filed their latest arguments in favor of allowing the players to vote to form a union.
A broker has agreed to pay $850,000 in fines and has been barred from the securities industry to settle charges he schemed to profit from terminally ill patients’ deaths, including patients in Chicago, through variable annuity sales, federal regulators announced Thursday.
The University of Chicago has sold Harper Court, its newly upscaled 53rd Street commercial district, to a major Israeli financial institution for $112 million, the university announced Tuesday. The buyer, Clal, is a publicly held insurance company and pension-fund manager with more than $40 billion in assets under management. The university said it signed a
ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based discount-parking-spot finder, has raised $10 million from heavy-hitter investors so it can double its workforce and boost big-name partnerships to become a key part of the “smart car” future. Drivers can use ParkWhiz’s free app to find the cheapest parking in real time, download a mobile pass and wave their smartphone at