| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Many of the world's top airline and airport officials will descend on Chicago this weekend for a global conference that city officials say will be among the largest economic development events of the year for the city and the region.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A Chicago developer is moving forward to put a boutique hotel, data center and retail in the South Loop, the final piece of a massive redevelopment in the next few years.
James McHugh Construction officials are hoping the new plan will resolve a year-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Mike Haupers, whose budget for buying machinery had doubled to about $2 million in time for this week's International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place, had spent about one-third of the money by Wednesday morning.
Haupers, president of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Two dozen people gathered Friday in McCormick Place to witness the first turn of the motor on a two-seater electric car whose body was printed at the convention center in only 44 hours.
But before turning the ignition key, John "Jay" Rogers, chief...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Tucked in a corner inside McCormick Place engineers from two companies and a national laboratory are furiously working on the final days of a challenge to make, assemble and drive a 3-D printed car on Saturday.
The self-imposed challenge showcases the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living.
Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Not since the days of Sodom and Gomorrah has a city seemed so ripe for exorcism as Chicago repeatedly has to preachers and do-gooders with a flair for theatrics.
En route to his 1918 anti-vice crusade in Chicago, Billy Sunday, a baseball player turned...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Star Wars creator George Lucas has booked his first semi-public appearance in Chicago since announcing his plans to build an art museum on the lakefront next to Soldier Field.
Lucas will speak as part of Chicago Ideas Week's Edison Talks on Friday, Oct....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career.
Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowleyâs Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established statewide regulations on ride-sharing services that compete with taxis, saying he didn’t want to put in place a “one-size-fits-all approach” on an...