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The business of television: Rick Segall of New Chapter Entertainment

By Donna M. Marbury/MEDILL Bucktown is the home of New Chapter Entertainment LLC, a television company that recently opened its doors with alums from The Oprah Winfrey show at the helm. Rick Segall, executive vice president of development and production, is following Chief Executive Officer Candi Carter’s vision to tell stories from Chicago and the… Continue reading The business of television: Rick Segall of New Chapter Entertainment

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Though Illinois passed ‘Facebook bill,’ experts say be wise online

By Donna Marbury/MEDILL Brian Vaxter of West Town says he never worries about the content on his Facebook page affecting his career, but he has seen coworkers with questionable online behavior. “I worry about coworkers saying bad things about our job or drinking in photos,” says Vaxter, a retail salesman, who adds he once witnessed… Continue reading Though Illinois passed ‘Facebook bill,’ experts say be wise online

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Hyatt Hotels gains profit, rebuys $200 million in stock

by Donna M. Marbury/MEDILL Aug 01, 2012 Hyatt Hotels/ Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago Hyatt Hotels Corporation reported a 5 percent net income increase in 2012 second quarter profits on Wednesday over 2011 second quarter earnings. Hyatt also announced that the board of directors would repurchase up to $200 million of common stock, “in the… Continue reading Hyatt Hotels gains profit, rebuys $200 million in stock

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Moreno move to stop Chick-fil-A throws spotlight on ‘aldermanic privilege’

by Camille Izlar & Donna M. Marbury/MEDILL Jul 26, 2012 Logan Square is the latest battleground for gay rights as 1st Ward Ald.  Proco “Joe” Moreno’s decision to pull support for a Chick-fil-A restaurant continues to gain national attention and divide community leaders. Moreno used alderman’s privilege to block a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Logan… Continue reading Moreno move to stop Chick-fil-A throws spotlight on ‘aldermanic privilege’