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  • Rosemont Inc.

    Rosemont Inc.
    With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout. Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
  • McCormick Place stadium bill advances

    McCormick Place stadium bill advances
    SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...
  • Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval

    Glaxo anti-cancer cocktail gets regulatory approval
    After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
  • Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill

    Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill
    The Illinois Senate today sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that will green-light Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul University basketball arena and a hotel. The legislation also includes provision to...
  • Dispatch from the Sweets & Snacks Expo: "Where's the candy?"

    Dispatch from the Sweets & Snacks Expo: "Where's the candy?"
    I had just returned from a reporting foray to the Sweets & Snacks Expo -- the three-day extravaganza of indulgence that kicked off Tuesday at McCormick Place -- when fellow reporters (and several editors) hit me with the question: "Where's the candy?"...
  • Chicago-bound TV pilots to feature a few famous faces

    Chicago-bound TV pilots to feature a few famous faces
    What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common? They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
  • 1 killed in Lake Shore Drive crash

    1 killed in Lake Shore Drive crash
    A man was killed early this morning in a rollover crash on outbound Lake Shore Drive just south of McCormick Place, authorities said. The 12:15 a.m. crash occurred when the vehicle struck a light pole in the 2600 block of South Lake Shore Drive, then...
  • Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign

     Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign
    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago next week as part of a nationwide tour to promote her children's obesity prevention campaign and reveal plans to increase physical activity at schools. When the tour stops in the city on Feb. 28, Obama...
  • Soldier Field management gets another contract

    Soldier Field management gets another contract
    The Chicago Park District Board this evening approved a new 10-year contract for the company that manages Soldier Field.   The board made its unanimous decision about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after an extensive presentation by the evaluation team and SMG,...
  • Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed

    Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed
    Superman flies across the Chicago skyline in this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo poster. The artist is Tony Daniel, a Chicagoan. "I really wanted to showcase that famous skyline as much as the hero, " said Daniel, who recently joined the...
  • Show your skills for 'America's Got Talent'

    Show your skills for 'America's Got Talent'
    In its seventh season, "America's Got Talent" went to the dogs, literally, when Olate Dogs, the dog act led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, won the competition. That pretty much shows you that any act has a chance in NBC's competition series. So...