Business, etc.

Stories about business, etc.

 Original illustration in Crain's Chicago Business by Peter and Maria Hoey

Original illustration in Crain's Chicago Business by Peter and Maria Hoey

The incredible shrinking HQ

Crain's Chicago Business

Corporate relocations that move only top executives diminish the economic benefit to the new hometown. (PDF)

 Photo by Sarah Ji-Rhee, Love + Struggle Photos

Photo by Sarah Ji-Rhee, Love + Struggle Photos

The rumble and the reversal

Crain's Chicago Business

How young activists forced the University of Chicago to open a trauma center after their friend's death. (PDF)

 Original illustration in Crain's Chicago Business from Thinkstock.

Original illustration in Crain's Chicago Business from Thinkstock.

Profiting from offshore taxes

Crain's Chicago Business

Law firm Baker McKenzie's tax practice accounts for nearly 20 percent of its $2.7 billion in revenue. (PDF)

 
  Original photo in  The New York Times by John Konstantaras

Original photo in The New York Times by John Konstantaras

Free music school’s cost: A week on the sidewalk

The New York Times

Chicago parents of modest means commit to urban camping to enroll their children in music lessons. (PDF)

  Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Bloomberg

Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Bloomberg

Why Hunter Harrison doesn’t want freight here

Crain’s Chicago Business

The legendary railroader now at CSX has been thinking about Chicago’s congestion for a long time. (PDF)

  Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Stephen J. Serio

Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Stephen J. Serio

When small manufacturers become the bank

Crain’s Chicago Business

Suppliers have few options when multinationals take months to pay their bills. (PDF)

 
 Original image from Crain’s Chicago Business

Original image from Crain’s Chicago Business

The tab (so far) for Chicago’s Justice Department probe

Crain’s Chicago Business

Legal bills show who’s doing the work of representing the city in a federal investigation of policing practicies. (PDF)

 Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Reuters

Original photo in Crain’s Chicago Business by Reuters

Why Judge Richard Posner retired

Crain’s Chicago Business

The jurist talks to Crain’s about access to justice, drug laws and the time he was suspected of leading a tart thief ring. (PDF)

 Original image in Crain’s Chicago Business

Original image in Crain’s Chicago Business

Big Law’s pro bono problem

crain’s Chicago business

Large law firms use pro bono legal work to train young lawyers and burnish reputations, a model that sometimes undercuts the public good. (PDF)