| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:25 AM
When the CTA renovated the Damen Blue Line stop in Wicker Park last month, the agency restored the historic entrance canopy, platform railings and exterior walls to maintain the vintage feel of the 120-year-old station.
But as part of the $13.6...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:14 AM
From Red Line and Blue Line station renovations to an express bus system in the Loop, RedEye looks at Chicago transit projects the CTA and the city are expected to tackle next year.
- Ventra app: The CTA announced this year it will roll out a Ventra...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:17 PM
DePaul University officials are still targeting a winter groundbreaking for a planned $173 million McCormick Place arena and new home for Blue Demons basketball.
Site clearing is underway and infrastructure work will follow for the arena and a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Chicagoans are thrilled that George Lucas has decided to locate his museum in our great city. There are two stories he must know about one of our city’s most precious resources, the lakefront, before he makes a final decision to locate his...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:17 AM
A 57-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found beaten in a McCormick Place parking lot Sunday morning before a Chicago Bears game.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday, officers got a call about a battery victim in the parking lot. The man was...