CSO at the Movies presents ‘The Godfather’

The Godfather Still

By Antoinette Isama On Tuesday and Wednesday the Chicago Symphony Orchestra goes to the movies, presenting, The Godfather, with members of the CSO playing Nino Rota’s original score. For the 7 p.m. performance in Symphony Center, Francis Ford Coppola’s mega-hit will be shown on a giant HD screen hanging above the stage, while conductor Justin […]

Potbelly insiders sold stock as price fell

By Alysha Khan As Potbelly Corp.’s stock fell throughout 2014, company insiders at the Chicago-based restaurant chain were selling the stock. Potbelly went public October 4, 2013 at an initial offering price of $14. The stock peaked at $32.40 two days later. It closed Monday at $13.95. At the beginning of 2014, former CEO Bryant Keil […]

Air sick passengers force emergency landing at O’Hare

By Margaret Anderson What’s a traveler’s worst nightmare? Is it a sudden drop in cabin pressure with oxygen masks falling like dangling jellyfish above the passengers’ heads, or is it no masks at all? That’s just what happened Tuesday morning when a United flight made an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport after a pressurization […]

Women on Illinois corporate boards: one is the loneliest number

By Kate Morrissey When Victoria Medvec heard a recent Catalyst report about the small percentage of women on corporate boards, she had one question, “Who are they?” She wanted to call the two companies in Illinois that had no women. Medvec, the executive director for the Kellogg Center for Executive Women at Northwestern University, said […]

Jazz dance company makes history at Auditorium Theatre

Giordano dancers

By Megan Kramer Giordano Dance Chicago performed their first full-length evening at the Auditorium Theatre Saturday, including the premiere of “Shirt Off My Back” by Ray Mercer as part of the theater’s new “Made in Chicago” series. The performance was a huge milestone for artistic director Nan Giordano, whose father Gus Giordano formed GDC in […]

Chicago blizzard takes social media by storm


By Laura Furr Chicagoans took to the snow-filled streets this week to capture the realities of the fifth-largest blizzard to ever strike the city. The 19.3 inches of snow recorded at O’Hare International Airport, according to the National Weather Service, inspired nearly 100,000 Instagram photos using the popular hashtag #chiberia. Almost 3,000 Instagrams were tagged […]

AbbVie expenses yield loss, stock falls

by Jin Wu AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), the Illinois-based biopharmaceutical company separated from Abbott Laboratories in 2013, reported lower profits in both the fourth quarter and the full year due to foreign currency volatility and expenses of the terminated acquisition of Shire Plc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Ireland. The stock dropped 4.3 percent. […]