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Dozens arrested at Hyatt protests

Hyatt workers at the May 26, 2010 protest outside the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. (José M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)

About 30 people, including a priest, protesting working conditions in front of the Hyatt Regency were arrested by police Thursday in a staged act of civil disobedience.

Annemarie Strassel, a spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 1, said 200 workers had been prepared to be arrested, but out of respect for slain Police Officer Michael Bailey’s wake Thursday evening, the union agreed to lower the number of demonstrators so that officers will have time to attend the wake. Get the full story »

Nicholas Pritzker puts Mich. mansion on market

Nicholas Pritzker in 2005. (File, Tribune)

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Nicholas Pritzker, the chief executive and chairman of the Hyatt Development Corp. and a member of the Pritzker family, has placed his 7,325-square-foot contemporary-style mansion on 45 acres on Lake Michigan in Covert, Mich. on the market for $4.95 million.

Pritzker and his wife Susan, who also live on the Gold Coast, have been dividing their time between Chicago and California lately, which is why they listed their estate in southwest Michigan, said listing agent Karen Strohl of Prudential Rubloff. Get the full story »

Pritzkers invest in local software provider Firm58

By Becky Yerak
Firm58, a Chicago-based software provider to the financial services
industry, has raised another $7 million in funds from a group led by
existing investors, including the Pritzker family’s early-stage venture
capital arm.

The latest funding round follows two record-setting quarters for Firm58, and brings its total funding to $19.2 million.

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