| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:32 PM
An official groundbreaking date still has not been set, but DePaul officials remain confident a new McCormick Place arena and home for Blue Demons basketball will open as scheduled in late 2016 or early 2017.
A DePaul spokesman said Monday an opening...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
2013-14 record: 12-21, 3-15 Big East (10th).
Big East tournament: Lost to Creighton in quarterfinals.
NCAA: Did not appear.
Key players: Returning starter Billy Garrett Jr. was Big East rookie of the year after averaging 12.4 points last season...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:02 PM
The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold.
"What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 7:26 PM
There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan.
This site would...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin's pieces on the Lucas Museum should earn him another Pulitzer Prize. A recent column beautifully brings together the important work of Friends of the Parks, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront?
To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:57 AM
CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays.
The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me.
The widely reviled design? Yeah, it's audacious, weird, outsized and unconventional to the point of...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Whenever civic leaders set out to tackle a problem, they first create a plan.
"The problem is, we've got lots of plans," LISC Chicago executive director Susana Vasquez told a City Club of Chicago audience recently. "It takes more than a plan to...