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  • Weekly remarks: GOP's Kevin McCarthy celebrates new party pledge; Obama says recession over but...

     
    The Republicans promise a new agenda after Nov. 2; The Democrat criticizes the Republicans' proposed agenda....
  • 'House' recap: Back in the swing

     
    A return to formula this week. And by that, I mean that before the opening theme: 1) The person you least suspect will collapse. 2) The person you least suspect will have a seizure. 3) Bus or plane crash and/or......
  • Lysacek still riding whirlwind of golden fame

     
    I caught up with Evan Lysacek when the Olympic figure skating champion blew into Chicago for a couple days to promote the March 12 Stars on Ice appearance at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. This was your one-size-fits-all promotion, what touring figure......
  • How tall is too tall?

    More than a century ago, the modern skyscraper was born in Chicago. It was nine stories tall. Then human nature--and advancing technology--unleashed a century of competition, much of it between New York and Chicago, to build the world's tallest building....
  • Tallest tower to twist rivals

    It would twist into the sky over Chicago's lakefront like an oversized birthday candle, surpassing Sears Tower and the planned Freedom Tower in New York as the nation's tallest building. It might, or might not, be built. But it already is drawing fire...
  • As Trump tower rises, worries pile up

    This story contains corrected material, published Sept. 28, 2005. (The headline as published has been corrected in this text) In July, three months after construction began on the foundation of the 92-story Trump International Tower and Hotel, water...
  • Trump aspires to new heights

    First Donald Trump wanted to do away with a decorative spire atop his hotel and condominium tower on the Chicago River. Then Mayor Richard Daley asked him to put it back on the building's plans. Now The Donald, seemingly unable to resist associating...
  • Beloved building vulnerable because it is not a landmark

    "London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, and Chicago has the Wrigley Building," the architectural historian Sally Chappell once wrote. That is an overstatement, perhaps--Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center are the city's real skyscraper...
  • Daley to Trump: You're spired!

    Donald Trump knows what he likes, and he didn't like a spire on his Chicago building. "I hated the look of it," Trump said in October while discussing a recent design of the tower. Mayor Richard Daley knows what he likes too. His tastes run toward the...
  • One Trump reality worth all the hype

    Donald Trumps's 90-story hotel and condominium tower, which appears more real than ever after Thursday's ceremonial start of demolition on the Chicago Sun-Times Building, has more going for it than the hype associated with the reality TV show "The...
  • Trump dumps lofty goal for tower's spire

    Donald Trump's spire isn't going higher. The flamboyant developer and reality TV star said Tuesday he no longer wants to construct the nation's tallest building in Chicago. Last month, Trump caved in to Mayor Richard Daley's demand that he keep a...