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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago

     Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago
    With Ebola still a pressing concern in emergency rooms across the country, a Chicago medical conference this week aims to educate physicians about treating patients and protecting themselves. About 6,000 physicians gathered at McCormick Place for the...
  • Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party

    Man 'critical' after apparent beating at Bears tailgate party
    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...
  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    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....
  • Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    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...
  • George Lucas lays out vision for his museum

    George Lucas lays out vision for his museum
    Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco. It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....