J.B. Pritzker

Merchandise Mart

Chicago To Become Home To New Biotech Hub At Merchandise Mart

The state of Illinois has provided $4 million to help launch new startup help for healthcare technology companies in downtown Chicago.

02/07/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Taps Penny Pritzker As Commerce Secretary

Another Chicagoan could soon join President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. The president nominated billionaire and longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary.

05/02/2013