Darien murder trial to open with cameras present
A trial in a triple slaying in a quiet subdivision in Darien would have garnered notice in any event, but it's expected to attract extra attention as the first televised murder trial in the Chicago area.
New cars at Chicago Auto Show sip gasoline
Of all the surprises at the 105th Chicago Auto Show, which opens Saturday at McCormick Place, a window accessory may get the most attention: listed MPG.
Modest drought relief seen in U.S.; wheat winterkill eyed
CHICAGO - Some modest relief is expected this week from the worst drought in over 50 years in the U.S. crop belt and volatile weather patterns are shifting attention to potential harm or winterkill in the U.S. Plains hard red winter wheat region, meteorologists said on Tuesday.
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Developer Auction Racks Up $78 Million More Bids, Expands To LA
Last month we wrote about DevelopersAuction, a company that lets startups “bid” on developers who are looking for work. During the first two week long auction companies made $30 million worth of offers from companies like Quora and DropBox. Our first story on the company garnered plenty of skepticism in the comments, but the most recent auction hit $78 million worth of bids according to co-founder Matt Mickiewicz. And now the company is expanding beyond New York City, Boston and San Francisco to Los Angeles. Not that DevelopersAuction has been sticking too closely to its original parameters anyway. Ostensibly the company solicits developers who are graduates of Stanford or MIT and/or have worked for companies like Google, Facebook or Apple. But at least one Chicago based developer was accepted even though he didn’t match those criteria. Blaine Schanfeldt tells me he’s a high school and college dropout. His main experience comes from a computer consulting business he started when ...
CSO strike has national overtone
Local dates, tour at risk, but musicians here see wider need to stand up No sooner had a weeklong strike by Chicago public school teachers been settled than a walkout by musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra over the weekend again focused national attention on labor matters in the city.