The husband-and-wife team that ran Alberto-Culver announced their separation even as they were negotiating the breakup of the beauty products company. Has an ending been scripted for this colorful, family-run success story? Read more
Sara Lee Corporation was once a star of the local business scene but has struggled in recent years. Can CEO Brenda Barnes restore the luster? Read more
After arriving to head Chicago's troubled Boeing Comapny, Jim McNerney fostered a culture of openness and honesty—values he learned at the family dinner table growing up in Winnetka. The results: he has mended the company's ethical reputation and led a stunning comeback against archrival Airbus. Read more