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Melissa Harris
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Melissa Harris is a business columnist at The Chicago Tribune and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under age 35.
Melissa Harris is a business columnist at The Chicago Tribune and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under age 35.

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How Origin Investments is managing my #maternity leave. They've allowed me to select my replacement, a friend and former Chicago Tribune managing editor Jane Hirt. Here's our story, posted on LinkedIn, of how this all came to be.

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I'm excited to announce I am joining Origin Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as its vice president of marketing beginning Nov. 2. This is an opportunity for me to be on the vanguard of the crowdfunding movement as I will be responsible for a new online platform, allowing investors like you and me to participate side-by-side with big pension funds and endowments in Origin's real estate acquisitions.Please check out their first deal on this platform, the Iroquois Club, at http://www.origincapitalpartners.com/investments/ More details to come.

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Readers fire back over Mariano Park column.

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And for my most controversial column of the year ...

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The inside scoop on what's next in #Chicago real estate, and how the McCormick arena deal got done.

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A lesson in how #Chicago works.

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Why a tech bubble doesn't exist. Yet. 
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