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  • 3 of Chicago's best, most worthy--and unrealized--plans

     3 of Chicago's best, most worthy--and unrealized--plans
    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...
  • Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago

     Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago
    With Ebola still a pressing concern in emergency rooms across the country, a Chicago medical conference this week aims to educate physicians about treating patients and protecting themselves. About 6,000 physicians gathered at McCormick Place for the...
  • Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

    Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine
    Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory. The debate intensified as...
  • Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party

    Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party
    A 57-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found beaten in a McCormick Place parking lot Sunday morning before a Chicago Bears game. Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday, officers got a call about a battery victim in the parking lot. The man was...
  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
  • Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...
  • George Lucas lays out vision for his museum

    George Lucas lays out vision for his museum
    Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco. It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....
  • Lucas museum plans must preserve the lakefront

      Chicagoans are thrilled that George Lucas has decided to locate his museum in our great city. There are two stories he must know about one of our city’s most precious resources, the lakefront, before he makes a final decision to locate his...
  • Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site

     Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site
    Cassandra Francis' goal is to convince anyone who will listen that the proposed site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not a done deal. The group Francis leads, Friends of the Parks, is organizing a petition drive and letter-writing campaign...
  • United Airlines turning a corner with time and improved technology

    United Airlines turning a corner with time and improved technology
    United Airlines is improving its on-time rates after a rocky start to the year, rolling out new technology in airports and planes, and ridding itself of smaller 50-seat regional jets that aren’t economical for the airline anymore, Jim Compton,...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...