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  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    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,...
  • Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look

    Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look
    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...
  • We said they'd make headlines in 2014. Were we right?

    We said they'd make headlines in 2014. Were we right?
    As we prepare to look ahead to 2015, let's look back at the local executives we predicted would make headlines in 2014. Harper Reed CEO, Modest Barack Obama campaign veterans Reed and Dylan Richard didn't meet their self-reported 2014 launch date...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city

    McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret

    Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret
    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...
  • In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas

    In Chicago fight, it's Emperor Justinian vs. Rahm Emanuel and George Lucas
    "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...
  • The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

    The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015
    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...