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  • Navy Pier's zany past

    Navy Pier's zany past
    As Chicago waits for the latest renovation plans for Navy Pier, it is safe to say that whatever is unveiled, it won't be any wackier than what the pier already has seen in its 95 years. Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval...
  • Honoring Maggie -- new school a better tribute than an old building

     
    It would not be fitting to rename the Chicago Cultural Center for Maggie Daley. Though that seems to be the sentimental choice around town, the late, widely admired wife of former Mayor Richard M. Daley is, at best, third on......
  • Old World landmark reborn in the Loop

    Old World landmark reborn in the Loop
    Hotel Burnham possesses an Old World style and grace that could put any modern-day skyscraper to shame. Designed by Daniel Burnham's firm and completed in 1895, the former Reliance Building is considered a predecessor to the skyscrapers of today with...
  • Making the best of a train stop

    Making the best of a train stop
    "America's Great Railroad Stations" Despite the best efforts of numerous government officials and agencies, American train travel is not what it used to be. That's the bad news. The good news is that there still are many people out there who...
  • City dedicates library to former Mayor Daley

    City dedicates library to former Mayor Daley
    Chicago officials on Thursday continued the time-honored tradition of imprinting the city’s public buildings with the names of former leaders, dedicating the Richard M. Daley public library in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. It could be the...
  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
  • When the mayor bulldozed an airport

     
    My thumbnail contribution to Daley Moments, a package in the Sunday Tribune ... The signature act of Richard Daley's 22 years in office was the midnight bulldozing of Meigs Field. I woke to the news the following morning, March 31,......
  • Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor

    Richard M. Daley's 22 years as mayor
    April 4, 1989: Elected mayor over Timothy Evans with 55.4 percent of the vote. April 24, 1989: Inaugurated as Chicago's 45th mayor, Daley pledges in his inaugural address to justify voters' confidence in his "common sense" style of leadership. He also...
  • For Daley, democracy in doses

    Because I cover the conflict-ridden fields of architecture and urban planning, I've had more than my share of memorable run-ins — er, moments — with Mayor Richard Daley. None was more revealing than the interview that former Tribune reporter...
  • Under 'L' path among ideas for West Lakeview

    Under 'L' path among ideas for West Lakeview
    Back when I lived in Chicago's West Lakeview neighborhood, practically in the shadow of the Gothic steeple of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 1429 W. Wellington Ave., it was easy to spot the disconnect between the ever-more-lavish private homes going...
  • Joliet Public Library

    Joliet Public Library
    Last year the main branch of Joliet Public Library completed a three-year renovation that modernized an institution steeped in the past. The building was constructed in 1903 by Daniel Burnham and was redesigned in 1991 to double its size. Both the '91...