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j.b. pritzker joins illinois governor race, facing big democratic field to take


j.b. pritzker's inherited billions would likely make him a serious contender for the democratic nomination if he makes good on his threat to run for illinois governor — but he can't count on the support of all of his famously wealthy clan.pritzker's cousin, col. jennifer pritzker, told chicago...






j.b. pritzker can't count on support of billionaire cousin


congratulations to will-he/won't-he gubernatorial challenger j.b. pritzker, who on thursday managed to unite both sides of the contentious debate about the bathroom rights of transgender children.both conservatives and liberals seemed to agree that pritzker's idea that "everyone should use the...






billionaire jb pritzker to announce illinois governor bid


chicago — billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker is expected to announce a bid for illinois governor.the chicago democrat tweeted thursday that he was readying for "the big announcement" above a picture with his son holding a sign reading "j.b. for governor."pritzker's campaign confirmed the tweet ahead of a thursday afternoon event in chicago where he's expected to formally declare his run.pritzker is an investor and philanthropist whose candidacy raises the financial stakes in what's already expected to be an expensive race to unseat republican gov. bruce rauner.an heir to the hyatt hotel fortune, pritzker was recently ranked by forbes magazine as the third-wealthiest person in illinois.other democrats seeking the nomination in the march primary include state sen. daniel biss, businessman






j.b. pritzker joins illinois governor race, facing big democratic field to take


billionaire entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker, a longtime democratic fundraiser, formally joined the race for his party's nomination for governor and the opportunity to take on republican gov. bruce rauner.pritzker's announcement thursday has been expected and ends a brief exploratory effort he started last month."i'm j.b. pritzker and i'm running for governor of illinois," he introduced himself to a crowd of supporters at the grand crossing gym on the south side.he now joins a field of contenders that include chicago businessman chris kennedy, an heir to the iconic political family, north side ald. ameya pawar, state sen. daniel biss of evanston and the lone downstate candidate so far, madison county schools superintendent bob daiber.pritzker, an heir to the family's hyatt hotel for






j.b. pritzker's gender-swap bathroom protest idea gets thumbs down


gov. bruce rauner fired the first shots of the 2018 governor's race on tuesday with an illinois republican party automated telephone call attempting to tie potential democratic foe j.b. pritzker to imprisoned former gov. rod blagojevich.the attack was unprecedented for two reasons: the next election... (rick pearson)






pritzker establishes exploratory committee to consider a run for governor


billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker on tuesday formally created a fundraising committee for an exploratory bid for the democratic nomination for governor in march of next year.the move comes as pritzker, the wealthy entrepreneur and investor, and an heir to the hyatt hotel fortune, has held private meetings with democratic leaders across the state as part of a listening tour for a potential candidacy."as i've traveled across illinois, i've listened to people express their deep concerns about the direction of our state. it is clear that having a governor who's unwilling to address our state's challenges is having a real impact on people's lives," pritzker said in a statement."today, i will take the next step in this process by filing an exploratory committee. i look forward to continuing






pritzker establishes exploratory committee to consider a run for governor


billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker on tuesday formally created a fundraising committee for an exploratory bid for the democratic nomination for governor in march of next year.the move comes as pritzker, the wealthy entrepreneur and investor and an heir to the hyatt hotel fortune, has held private meetings with democratic leaders across the state as part of a listening tour for a potential candidacy."as i've traveled across illinois, i've listened to people express their deep concerns about the direction of our state. it is clear that having a governor who's unwilling to address our state's challenges is having a real impact on people's lives," pritzker said in a statement."today, i will take the next step in this process by filing an exploratory committee. i look forward to continuing m






democrat who bucked speaker madigan mulling governor bid


billionaire entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker launched his bid for the democratic nomination for governor thursday, framing his candidacy as one about progressive values rather than personal fortune and calling republican gov. bruce rauner a "failure."on the first day of pritzker's candidacy,... (rick pearson)






j.b. pritzker joins illinois governor race, facing big democratic field to take


billionaire entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker launched his bid for the democratic nomination for governor thursday, framing his candidacy as one about progressive values rather than personal fortune and calling republican gov. bruce rauner a "failure."on the first day on pritzker's candidacy, the rauner-backed state republican party also appeared to try to frame a potential 2018 matchup between the two. though rauner has said he could support a tax hike if democrats approve his political and economic agenda, the republican party called pritzker a tax-raising "lapdog" for powerful democratic house speaker michael madigan.the early sparring between pritzker and rauner underscored the high stakes and likely high cost of the upcoming race for governor. pritzker, an heir to the hyatt hote






j.b. pritzker joins illinois governor race, facing big democratic field to take


billionaire entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker launched his bid for the democratic nomination for governor thursday, framing his candidacy as one about progressive values rather than personal fortune and calling republican gov. bruce rauner a "failure."on the first day of pritzker's candidacy, the rauner-backed state republican party also appeared to try to frame a potential 2018 matchup between the two. though rauner has said he could support a tax hike if democrats approve his political and economic agenda, the republican party called pritzker a tax-raising "lapdog" for powerful democratic house speaker michael madigan.the early sparring between pritzker and rauner underscored the high stakes and likely high cost of the upcoming race for governor. pritzker, an heir to the hyatt hote






pritzker architecture prize won by spanish trio | 2017 news


three little-known architects from spain's catalonia region have been named as the 2017 winners of the prestigious pritzker architecture prize, the field's top award.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vialta on wednesday were selected for a body of work that "demonstrates an unyielding commitment to place and its narrative, to create spaces that are in discourse with their respective contexts", according to organisers."it is a great joy and a great responsibility. we are thrilled that this year three professionals, who work closely together in everything we do, are recognised," said pigem.it was the first time that the architecture prize has been shared by three people: all partners in rcr arquitectes, their firm in their hometown of olot."their works range from public and private spaces






j.b. pritzker joins illinois governor race, facing big democratic field to take


billionaire entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker, a longtime democratic fundraiser, will formally join the race for his party's nomination for governor and the opportunity to take on republican gov. bruce rauner.pritzker's announcement thursday has been expected and will bring to an end to a brief exploratory effort he started last month."grateful to have my family by my side today. getting ready for the big announcement!" he posted to twitter thursday, including a picture with a sign reading "j.b. for governor."he now joins a field of contenders that include chicago businessman chris kennedy, an heir to the iconic political family, north side ald. ameya pawar, state sen. daniel biss of evanston and the lone downstate candidate so far, madison county schools superintendent bob daiber.pr






pritzker architecture prize won by spanish trio | 2017 news


three relatively unknown architects from spain's catalonia region have been named as the 2017 winners of the prestigious pritzker architecture prize, the field's top award.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vialta on wednesday were selected for a body of work that "demonstrates an unyielding commitment to place and its narrative, to create spaces that are in discourse with their respective contexts", according to organisers."it is a great joy and a great responsibility. we are thrilled that this year three professionals, who work closely together in everything we do, are recognised," said pigem.it was the first time that the architecture prize has been shared by three people: all partners in rcr arquitectes, their firm in their hometown of olot."their works range from public and private






essential arts & culture: border wall bids, pritzker's starchitect retreat, hamb


architecture’s most prestigious prize. the southern california firms that are interested in building president trump’s border wall. and a look at a popular new concert hall in hamburg, germany. i’m carolina a. miranda, staff writer for the los angeles times, with your weekly dose of artsy goodness:and the pritzker goes to…the 2017 pritzker laureates, from left: rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta.javier lorenzo domínguez / pritzker architecture prizethe 2017 pritzker laureates, from left: rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta.the 2017 pritzker laureates, from left: rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta. (javier lorenzo domínguez / pritzker architecture prize)architecture’s biggest prize was awarded this week and it didn’t go to a starchitect who builds glossy wave fo






prestigious pritzker prize awarded to 3-architect team from spain


rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramón vilalta became the first team of three to be selected for the pritzker prize.in perhaps the clearest signal yet that the era of the solo celebrity architect is over, three friends who hung out a shingle in their catalonian hometown, olot, spain, 30 years ago and never left or parted ways have won their profession’s highest honor: the pritzker prize.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramón vilalta on wednesday became the first team of three to be selected for the prize, which will be awarded in tokyo on may 20.“their intensely collaborative way of working together, where the creative process, commitment to vision and all responsibilities are shared equally, led to the selection of the three individuals for this year’s award,” thomas j. pritzker, chairman of






pritzker architecture prize won by spanish trio | 2017 news


three architects from spain's catalonia region have been named as the 2017 winners of the prestigious pritzker architecture prize, the field's top award.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vialta on wednesday were selected for a body of work that "demonstrates an unyielding commitment to place and its narrative, to create spaces that are in discourse with their respective contexts", according to organisers.the choice was seen as a move away from the celebrity architects that have dominated the field in favour of a trio of professionals - all partners in rcr arquitectes - who have worked together for 30 years in their hometown of olot in catalonia."it is a great joy and a great responsibility. we are thrilled that this year three professionals, who work closely together in everything we do






pritzker establishes exploratory committee to consider a run for governor


raising the potential cash stakes in next year's race, billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker on tuesday formally created a fundraising committee to explore a bid for the democratic nomination for governor.the move comes as pritzker, a wealthy entrepreneur, investor and heir to the hyatt hotel fortune, has held private meetings with democratic leaders as part of a listening tour for a potential candidacy."as i've traveled across illinois, i've listened to people express their deep concerns about the direction of our state. it is clear that having a governor who's unwilling to address our state's challenges is having a real impact on people's lives," pritzker said in a statement."today, i will take the next step in this process by filing an exploratory committee. i look forward to continuing






pritzker establishes exploratory committee to consider a run for governor


raising the potential cash stakes in next year's race, billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker on tuesday formally created a fundraising committee to explore a bid for the democratic nomination for governor.the move comes as pritzker, a wealthy entrepreneur, investor and heir to the hyatt hotel fortune, has held private meetings with democratic leaders as part of a listening tour for a potential candidacy."as i've traveled across illinois, i've listened to people express their deep concerns about the direction of our state. it is clear that having a governor who's unwilling to address our state's challenges is having a real impact on people's lives," pritzker said in a statement."today, i will take the next step in this process by filing an exploratory committee. i look forward to continuing






billionaire jb pritzker to announce illinois governor bid


chicago (ap) — billionaire businessman j.b. pritzker was expected to announce his bid for illinois governor on thursday, raising the financial stakes in what was already expected to be a costly and competitive fight to unseat republican gov. bruce rauner.“grateful to have my family by my side today. getting ready for the big announcement!” pritzker tweeted thursday morning above a picture with his family, including his young son who was holding a sign that read, “my dad j.b. for governor.”pritzker’s campaign confirmed the tweet but did not offer further details ahead of a planned afternoon announcement at city park facility on chicago’s south side. last month, pritzker filed paperwork with state election officials to form an exploratory committee.several other democrats also have said they






the latest: pritzker still considering illinois governor bid


chicago — the latest on businessman chris kennedy, the son of late u.s. sen. robert kennedy, announcing his run for illinois governor (all times local):1:30 p.m.billionaire chicago businessman j.b. pritzker says he's still "seriously considering" running for illinois governor in 2018.the democrat released a statement wednesday, after businessman chris kennedy announced he's seeking the democratic nomination to try to unseat republican gov. bruce rauner.kennedy is the son of ethel and the late u.s. sen. robert kennedy, who also served as attorney general before he was inated in 1968.businessman/investor pritzker is the brother of penny pritzker, who served as commerce secretary under president barack obama.pritzker says he's "listened to people throughout illinois" and that the state needs






spanish trio scoop prestigious us architecture prize


lisbon, portugal (ap) — a team of three spanish architects has won the 2017 pritzker architecture prize, with the jury praising their work for blending buildings into landscapes and connecting time and place.the award for catalonia-based architects rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta was announced wednesday by tom pritzker, chairman and president of the chicago-based hyatt foundation, which sponsors the prize.the three architects from olot, in the northeast catalonian region of spain, have worked together collaboratively since founding an architecture firm in their hometown almost 30 years ago. their projects include a nursery school, a restaurant and a winery. apart from spain, they have built in belgium and france.pritzker winners receive a $100,000 (94,000 euros) grant. the awa






spanish trio scoop prestigious us architecture prize


lisbon, portugal — a team of three spanish architects has won the 2017 pritzker architecture prize, with the jury praising their work for blending buildings into landscapes and connecting time and place.the award for catalonia-based architects rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta was announced wednesday by tom pritzker, chairman and president of the chicago-based hyatt foundation, which sponsors the prize.the three architects from olot, in the northeast catalonian region of spain, have worked together collaboratively since founding an architecture firm in their hometown almost 30 years ago. their projects include a nursery school, a restaurant and a winery. apart from spain, they have built in belgium and france.pritzker winners receive a $100,000 (94,000 euros) grant. the award ce






pritzker prize jury honors spanish trio — and steps into the political fray


in a surprising choice that also seems a pointed response to globalization and the contemporary political climate — last year’s brexit vote and the election of donald trump in particular — three architects from the catalonia region of spain have been named the joint winners of the 2017 pritzker prize.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta, who founded the firm rcr arquitectes in 1988 in their hometown of olot, spain, about 70 miles north of barcelona, were hailed by the pritzker jury for an “approach that creates buildings and places that are both local and universal at the same time.”their buildings, which include schools, houses and a winery in catalonia as well as an increasing number of commissions elsewhere in europe, are known for their close integration with the surrounding la






pritzker architecture prize goes to 3 people — a spanish team that blends old an


for the first time, three architects have jointly won the pritzker architecture prize, the field's highest honor. a relatively unknown team from spain, two men and a woman, are the 2017 honorees, the prize's organizers announced wednesday.making their selection doubly unusual, the architects — rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta — practice not in a glittering metropolitan center but in the small catalonian city of olot, some 70 miles northeast of barcelona."the collaboration of these three architects produces uncompromising architecture of a poetic level, representing timeless work that reflects great respect for the past, while projecting clarity that is of the present and the future," said australian architect glenn murcutt, the 2002 winner and this year's jury chair.the award,






billionaire j.b. pritzker announces run for illinois governor


the 2018 race in illinois is expected to be one of the most expensive races in the next cycle.       






billionaire j.b. pritzker to announce run for illinois governor


the 2018 race in illinois is expected to be one of the most expensive races in the next cycle.       






toying with run for governor, j.b. pritzker calls trump immigration order 'wrong


two days after he joined the protests at o'hare international airport against president donald trump's clamp-down on muslim immigrants, billionaire and potential democratic party gubernatorial candidate j.b. pritzker was again center stage monday night.and interviewing pinterest founder ben silbermann onstage in front of hundreds after a black tie dinner hosted by the economic club of chicago, pritzker didn't miss the chance to burnish his credentials as a booster of illinois business."you started out in iowa and you ended up in silicon valley, but have you thought about pitching up and moving pinterest to illinois?" pritzker asked silbermann, to laughter.when silbermann noted that pinterest already has a chicago office, pritzker s back, "it's not big enough!"one of the handful of illinois






grant could mean new life for hundreds of world war i memorials in chicago, acro


drawing scores of black veterans and art fans each year, chicago's iconic victory monument at 35th street and king drive in bronzeville is more than a tribute to the sacrifice of african-americans serving in the military. the 22-foot bronze and white granite edifice also commemorates those lives lost in world war i.but this april — the 100th anniversary of the united states' entry into the war — the victory monument and hundreds of other outdoor world war i memorials scattered around illinois, from commemorative plaques to decorative doughboy headstones, could receive anything from a thorough cleaning to a detailed restoration thanks to a $100,000 donation from the pritzker military foundation. indeed, the victory monument has been eyed repeatedly for restoration since it was unveiled in 1






j.b. pritzker can't count on support of billionaire cousin


democratic businessman chris kennedy entered the illinois governor's race wednesday, assailing republican gov. bruce rauner for "destroying" the state's economy and failing to lead state government out of its financial mess."i think gov. rauner's taken a state government budget problem and turned... (rick pearson)






democratic governor hopefuls unified on rauner attacks, divided on need for self


one by one, six men who are running for illinois governor or thinking about it addressed cook county democratic committeemen monday, seeking early support and offering a unified message aimed at removing republican gov. bruce rauner from office next year.but beneath their individual rauner-centric attacks, support for a graduated income tax to fix illinois' budget woes and agreement on the need to harness the activism against president donald trump were clear signs of separation between some of the contenders long before county democratic leaders consider an endorsement in august.northwest side alderman ameya pawar and state sen. daniel biss of evanston urged party leaders to help spark a campaign built off activism for social change rather than turning to more wealthy contenders. neither






democratic governor hopefuls unified on rauner attacks, divided on need for self


one by one, six men who are running for illinois governor or thinking about it addressed cook county democratic committeemen monday, seeking early support and offering a unified message aimed at removing republican gov. bruce rauner from office next year.but beneath their individual rauner-centric attacks, support for a graduated income tax to fix illinois' budget woes and agreement on the need to harness the activism against president donald trump were clear signs of separation between some of the contenders long before county democratic leaders consider an endorsement in august.northwest side alderman ameya pawar and state sen. daniel biss of evanston urged party leaders to help spark a campaign built off activism for social change rather than turning to more wealthy contenders. neither






architecture's highest honor goes to a spanish trio, with a nod to the forces th


in a surprising choice that also seems a pointed response to globalization and the contemporary political climate — last year’s brexit vote and the election of donald trump in particular — three architects from the catalonia region of spain have been named the joint winners of the 2017 pritzker prize.rafael aranda, carme pigem and ramon vilalta, who founded the firm rcr arquitectes in 1988 in their hometown of olot, spain, about 70 miles north of barcelona, were hailed by the pritzker jury for an “approach that creates buildings and places that are both local and universal at the same time.”their buildings, which include schools, houses and a winery in catalonia as well as an increasing number of commissions elsewhere in europe, are known for a close integration with the surrounding landsc






how republicans and democrats can both keep their promises on health care


by darius lakdawalla, quintiles professor of pharmaceutical development and regulatory innovation, usc, professor of pharmaceutical development and regulatory innovation, university of southern california and anup malani, the lee and brena freeman professor at the university of chicago law school and professor at the pritzker school of medicine., university of chicago. medical students protest outside the office…






broadway in chicago summer concert lineup set


broadway in chicago announced the lineup of its annual free summer concert tuesday.the event promises previews from disney’s "aladdin," "beautiful – the carole king musical," the pre-broadway engagement of "escape to margaritaville," "les miserables," "love never dies," "motown the musical," "school of rock" and "wicked." more performances will be announced at a later date.sponsored by abc 7 chicago and hosted by janet davies, the concert will take place aug. 14 at the jay pritzker pavilion at millennium park, 201 e. randolph st.  more from the theater loop:broadway in chicago's next season leans toward lloyd webber c'est triste, broadway's 'amelie' can't recapture the movie's charmcast set for 'parade' at writers theatre check out the latest movie reviews from michael phillips and the chi






dave chappelle, jimmy butler among special guests at chance the per's 'open mike


comedian dave chappelle, the cast of the bet network miniseries "the new edition story" and bulls forward jimmy butler made surprise appearances at chance the per's "open mike" event monday in the loop."when i called them and told them that i had some high school, some young creatives in chicago that needed to be around vocalists, actors, singers, dancers... and that they needed to be in this space and all these guys, without getting any money from me or anything, hopped on a flight and  e out here to be in front of you guys," chance told the audience in the pritzker auditorium at the harold washington library center.chappelle, who recently hosted " urday night live," performed a set. the cast of "the new edition story," a drama about the r&b band that premiered last week, spoke to the






how pinterest's co-founder kept his surging company from losing its identity


pinterest has become the one-stop-shop for diy-ers and wedding-planning brides looking for inspiration. but not too long ago, its co-founder and ceo ben silbermann said, he was puttering around a palo alto apple store, changing the laptop screens to display his fledgling website.“those were pretty desperate times,” he admitted to a crowd of hundreds monday night at the economic club of chicago, where he spoke about his entrepreneurial journey and rebuked president donald trump’s recent executive order halting immigration from seven majority-muslim countries. silbermann spoke onstage with entrepreneur and investor j.b. pritzker ⇒ following his presentation.economic club of chicagoarmando l. sanchez / chicago tribune j.b. pritzker, left, talks with ben silbermann.  j.b. pritzker, left, talks






tour and activities marketplace zozi lays off 30% of staff


zozi, a startup that describes itself as an opentable for tours and activities, and which raised $30 million from richard branson and others back in 2015, has laid off 30 percent of staff, techcrunch learned and zozi confirmed. the company says the restructuring will allow zozi to focus on its core b2b software platform, zozi advance, going forward.the company has 119 employees listed on linkedin, as of the time of writing, but zozi says this number has never been accurate. zozi’s own website says there are 83 employees. the company tells us it has roughly 60 employees today.founded in 2007, zozi has been around for some time, though never quite reached the same mainstream awareness of others in the travel space, like airbnb, for example. the company originally followed the groupon model o






15 times drew carey got s ed on "whose line"


over the years, drew carey has gotten burned many, many times on “whose line is it anyway?” but the fifteen in this video are the best burns.full story at youtube.more great humor. posted by josh urich