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  • Donald Carlson, construction management executive, dies at 84

    Donald Carlson, construction management executive, dies at 84
    Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook. "Don was very...
  • Digital money will flow as bitcoin conference meets in Chicago

    Digital money will flow as bitcoin conference meets in Chicago
    If you’d like to attend this weekend’s North American Bitcoin Conference at McCormick Place, you can buy your entry pass for about 0.16 bitcoins. A two-night stay at a nearby hotel will set you back roughly 1 bitcoin, while a beef and...
  • 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...
  • Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release

    Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release
    After the June 10 publication of her book "Hard Choices," Hillary Clinton will make her first post-book appearances in Chicago. The former Secretary of State is scheduled to give the keynote address the evening of June 10 at the Food Marketing...