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  • DePaul delays debut of basketball arena

    DePaul delays debut of basketball arena
    By Jack McCarthy Special to the Tribune DePaul basketball won’t tip off at a new McCormick Place arena in January 2017 as originally planned, but university officials are confident it will be open by the middle of that year. The Blue Demons...
  • Louise, once troubled dog, wins big in Chicago dog show

    Louise, once troubled dog, wins big in Chicago dog show
    It was before sunrise during the Feb. 1 blizzard. Stu Unger, a Deerfield resident of 60 years who was raised in Highland Park, is used to Chicago snowstorms. But that 180-degree slide on the Edens Expressway that nearly landed his car in a ditch had him...
  • Sam Berk, Holocaust survivor and Chicago entrepreneur, dies

     Sam Berk, Holocaust survivor and Chicago entrepreneur, dies
    Sam Berk was taken from his native Czechoslovakia by the Nazis as a boy, separated from his parents and sent to concentration camps, his family said. After the war, he lived for several years in Britain, learning English before coming to the U .S. and...
  • Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?

     Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?
    A boatload of transportation projects, including completion of the first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk extension, will be launched or resume in early 2015, regardless of whether an early spring is in the offing. That's because in northeastern Illinois,...
  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
  • 2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year

    2015 autos outlook: Crossovers, pickups expected to fuel another big year
    The recovery has been slow but steady — and isn't over. In 2014 the industry sold 16.5 million vehicles, up from 15.6 million in 2013. The forecast for 2015 is even better, with sales expected to rise again to 16.9 million, though General Motors...
  • NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier

    NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier
    NATO Summit and 2016 Olympic bid organizer Lori Healey is expected to succeed Jim Reilly as the head of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, which oversees Chicago's massive trade show and convention business, according to a source...
  • The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

    The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015
    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...
  • Avengers battle Ultron in Ryan Stegman’s new C2E2 poster

     
    Key members of the Avengers Now! team are battling it out with the villainous Ultron in artist Ryan Stegman's new […]...
  • Chicago transit projects for 2015

    Chicago transit projects for 2015
    From Red Line and Blue Line station renovations to an express bus system in the Loop, RedEye looks at Chicago transit projects the CTA and the city are expected to tackle next year. - Ventra app: The CTA announced this year it will roll out a Ventra...
  • $9,000 CTA signs tell riders where station entrance is

    $9,000 CTA signs tell riders where station entrance is
    When the CTA renovated the Damen Blue Line stop in Wicker Park last month, the agency restored the historic entrance canopy, platform railings and exterior walls to maintain the vintage feel of the 120-year-old station. But as part of the $13.6...