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  • Lakefront is in constant danger of exploitation

    Except for the existing Museum Campus, starting with the monstrosity of the intrusive McCormick Place east of Lake Shore Drive, the entire lakefront and our public parks are in constant danger of exploitation by commercially motivated and special...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    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...
  • DePaul unveils new images of McCormick arena

    DePaul unveils new images of McCormick arena
    DePaul released on Tuesday a new series of photo renderings depicting its future basketball arena. The university showed initial renderings in September but the new images display tweaks to the original plan for McCormick Place Events Center, which is...
  • Clinton: 2016 presidential candidates should be held to 'very high standard'

    Clinton: 2016 presidential candidates should be held to 'very high standard'
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the first day of her book tour to her birthplace of Chicago on Tuesday, telling food marketing executives that while she hasn’t decided on a second presidential bid, anyone running for the office in 2016 should be held...
  • Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?

    Chicago's Rideshare debate: Is new ordinance 'overregulation' or welcome change?
    Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.” It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
  • Chicago's lakefront belongs to all citizens

    The floating island, the so-called "Breakwater Chicago" project, is a terrible idea. The lakefront belongs to all of us Chicagoans. It does not belong to one money-making enterprise. Instead of even debating this breakwater thing, the city leaders...
  • Imagining a more modern grocery store

    Imagining a more modern grocery store
    The typical grocery store may look very different in the future, with super-fast checkouts, drive-up windows and touch-screen displays among the changes aimed at satisfying shoppers. However, while innovations such as super-speedy checkouts sound...
  • Los Angeles joins fight for George Lucas museum

    Los Angeles joins fight for George Lucas museum
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign to woo the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, stepping into what had been a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the...
  • Compromise proposed for final McCormick district land

    Compromise proposed for final McCormick district land
    There’s movement with the final piece of the McCormick Place entertainment district puzzle. The final land that could complete the city’s dream of a revitalized Motor Row district has been locked up in litigation with a construction...
  • San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view

    San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune. The 2.3 acre...
  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

     Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...