| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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 Crowleyâ€™s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Many of the world's top airline and airport officials will descend on Chicago this weekend for a global conference that city officials say will be among the largest economic development events of the year for the city and the region.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A Chicago developer is moving forward to put a boutique hotel, data center and retail in the South Loop, the final piece of a massive redevelopment in the next few years.
James McHugh Construction officials are hoping the new plan will resolve a year-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Mike Haupers, whose budget for buying machinery had doubled to about $2 million in time for this week's International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place, had spent about one-third of the money by Wednesday morning.
Haupers, president of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Two dozen people gathered Friday in McCormick Place to witness the first turn of the motor on a two-seater electric car whose body was printed at the convention center in only 44 hours.
But before turning the ignition key, John "Jay" Rogers, chief...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Construction crews are wrapping up demolition for Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation.
Dumpsters full of 1980s décor and fixtures are now being carted out. Coming soon is a more contemporary ballroom at the northern end of the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Actor Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay have arrived in Chicago to film the fourth movie in the Transformers franchise. Wahlberg and Bay were seen having dinner Wednesday at Sunda. Later that night, Bay hung out at Paris Club'...