| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line.
The station underwent $10 million in...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Robert Cantrell grew up in Kansas and northern Texas, his family on welfare, his father paralyzed from the waist down after a long illness and his mother working to try to make ends meet.
The tough times instilled in the future architect a belief that...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The world now can see the ladder Danny Drozd has climbed in his 13 years as an ironworker—it leads to the very top of the John Hancock building.
Last Friday, ironworker Drozd strapped a GoPro camera to his head as he prepped the Hancock's west...
| 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...