| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line.
The station underwent $10 million in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The world can now see where 13 years as an ironworker has led Danny Drozd — to the very top of the John Hancock building.
Last Friday, ironworker Drozd strapped a GoPro camera to his head as he prepped the Hancock's west antenna to be partially...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
If you’d like to attend this weekend’s North American Bitcoin Conference at McCormick Place, you can buy your entry pass for about 0.16 bitcoins. A two-night stay at a nearby hotel will set you back roughly 1 bitcoin, while a beef and...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday.
Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:35 AM
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum.
The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
George Lucas has selected Chicago to be the home of his museum of art and movie memorabilia, according to the Chicago Tribune. The highly anticipated decision comes after the windy city battled both San Francisco and Los Angeles for the honor.
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
| 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...