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  • Cabbies to protest city rules

    Cabbies to protest city rules
    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...
  • Chicago, the sin city

     Chicago, the sin city
    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...
  • George Lucas to speak at Chicago Ideas Week

    George Lucas to speak at Chicago Ideas Week
    Star Wars creator George Lucas has booked his first semi-public appearance in Chicago since announcing his plans to build an art museum on the lakefront next to Soldier Field. Lucas will speak as part of Chicago Ideas Week's Edison Talks on Friday, Oct....
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Dockmaster ensures smooth sailing for recreational boaters

    For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career. Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowley’s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
  • Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation

    Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established statewide regulations on ride-sharing services that compete with taxis, saying he didn’t want to put in place a “one-size-fits-all approach” on an...
  • On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall

    On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall
    Although Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, summer construction season will be in full force for weeks to come at the CTA. For bus riders, fall schedules go into effect Sunday on 74 routes; depending on your bus, arrival times, frequency or...
  • Engineers building car using 3-D printer at McCormick Place

    Engineers building car using 3-D printer at McCormick Place
    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...
  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

    Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show: Can't miss new cars

    2014 Chicago Auto Show: Can't miss new cars
    The formula for success at an auto show is the same as at the new-car dealership: Pack a room with a variety of new products loaded with creature comforts, plus the latest and greatest electronic gadgets that operate at the touch of a button or the...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...