| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Jun 26, 2014
"(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive."
— Lakefront Plan of Chicago
Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...
| Jun 27, 2014
I went out to the lakefront on Thursday, to the spot where George Lucas wants to build his museum, prepared to be alarmed and appalled.
My expectations were quickly met.
Twenty-two dollars to park even if you're staying for only an hour?
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70.
Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015.
A new super political action committee formed by...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:22 PM
DePaul released on Tuesday a new series of photo renderings depicting its future basketball arena.
The university showed initial renderings in September but the new images display tweaks to the original plan for McCormick Place Events Center, which is...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the first day of her book tour to her birthplace of Chicago on Tuesday, telling food marketing executives that while she hasn’t decided on a second presidential bid, anyone running for the office in 2016 should be held...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The typical grocery store may look very different in the future, with super-fast checkouts, drive-up windows and touch-screen displays among the changes aimed at satisfying shoppers.
However, while innovations such as super-speedy checkouts sound...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign to woo the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, stepping into what had been a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...