Aurora Business


VIDEO: Mark Shaker from the Stanley project

We sat down with Shaker to find out how the native of suburban Chicago went from building health clinics in Niger to plotting one of the country’s most anticipated redevelopment projects. Well, that, and to sink the hell out of his battleships — with a little help from Mu Brewery


FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2012, file photo, Clarium Capital President Peter Thiel speaks during his keynote speech at the StartOut LGBT Entrepreneurship Awards in San Francisco. Billionaire tech investor Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Gawker said Thursday that it expects to prevail in an appeal of the Hogan verdict and that it’s always said it is exploring contingency plans. The company would not say when the banker, Mark Patricof of Houlihan Lokey, was hired, other than to say “recently.” The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post earlier reported that Gawker was interested in a sale.


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