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  • Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move

    Historic Rees House loaded up, ready for big move
    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...
  • Can Chicago's teams climb back into relevance in 2014-15?

    Chicago has a rich hoops tradition. Even the midmajor teams have made contributions to college basketball history. Loyola captured the state's only national title in 1963; that team was also ahead of the country in regard to civil rights. DePaul went to...
  • Keep George Lucas' museum off Chicago's lakefront

    Keep George Lucas' museum off Chicago's lakefront
    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....
  • Another unappealing design for Chicago

    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...
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong. A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
  • DePaul eagerly anticipates new arena

     DePaul eagerly anticipates new arena
    An official groundbreaking date still has not been set, but DePaul officials remain confident a new McCormick Place arena and home for Blue Demons basketball will open as scheduled in late 2016 or early 2017. A DePaul spokesman said Monday an opening...
  • DePaul at a glance

    DePaul at a glance
    2013-14 record: 12-21, 3-15 Big East (10th). Big East tournament: Lost to Creighton in quarterfinals. NCAA: Did not appear. Key players: Returning starter Billy Garrett Jr. was Big East rookie of the year after averaging 12.4 points last season...
  • 3 of Chicago's best, most worthy--and unrealized--plans

     3 of Chicago's best, most worthy--and unrealized--plans
    Whenever civic leaders set out to tackle a problem, they first create a plan. "The problem is, we've got lots of plans," LISC Chicago executive director Susana Vasquez told a City Club of Chicago audience recently. "It takes more than a plan to...
  • 4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration

    4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration
    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...
  • Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race

    Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race
    The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other. With the campaign growing ever more...
  • Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

    Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine
    Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory. The debate intensified as...