| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront?
To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me.
The widely reviled design? Yeah, it's audacious, weird, outsized and unconventional to the point of...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:13 PM
As we prepare to look ahead to 2015, let's look back at the local executives we predicted would make headlines in 2014.
Barack Obama campaign veterans Reed and Dylan Richard didn't meet their self-reported 2014 launch date...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:18 AM
I really had hope for a high-quality, friendly, eye-pleasing museum from George Lucas, but it appears that it will look like a grade-school science project we all know: A spewing volcano.
If this design is chosen, I can say we will then have three...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Last week's unveiling of plans for a Lucas Museum of Narrative Art crystallized what until now had been a disagreement about a controversial location and a structure of unknown size. The first concern will fester until the museum is sited somewhere else....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:57 AM
CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays.
The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:34 PM
It's difficult to predict who will take official positions in the administration of Illinois governor-elect Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire private equity executive-turned-politician.
But it was clear he will rely heavily on about a dozen mostly...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 8:48 AM
On Tuesday, a piece of Chicago history will be moved out of the way to make room for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision for the future.
The historic Harriet F. Rees House, a fixture at 2110 S. Prairie Ave. for 126 years, already has been loaded onto dollies...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:02 PM
The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold.
"What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 AM
"By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea."
— Emperor Justinian, A.D. 530
If federal judges tell George Lucas he can't plop a museum on Chicago's...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:33 PM
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...