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  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • George Lucas Selects Chicago as Home for Narrative Art Museum

    George Lucas has selected Chicago to be the home of his museum of art and movie memorabilia, according to the Chicago Tribune. The highly anticipated decision comes after the windy city battled both San Francisco and Los Angeles for the honor. The museum...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront

    Editorial: Put Lucas' museum anywhere but Chicago's lakefront
    "(I)n no instance will further private development be permitted east of Lake Shore Drive." — Lakefront Plan of Chicago Chicago, already a huge draw for tourists, is the logical place for George Lucas to display his collection of art and movie...
  • Lucas museum might be better than parking lots

     Lucas museum might be better than parking lots
    I went out to the lakefront on Thursday, to the spot where George Lucas wants to build his museum, prepared to be alarmed and appalled. My expectations were quickly met. Twenty-two dollars to park even if you're staying for only an hour? Appalling....
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor

    On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015. A new super political action committee formed by...
  • Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid
    Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
  • McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light

    McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light
    Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place. The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing...
  • Family fun at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

    Family fun at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
    As the 2014 Chicago Auto Show heads into its last lap for Presidents Day weekend, we returned with family in mind. Presidents Day is Family Day at the 106th annual show. With bankers, insurers and automakers bringing video games into their displays, it&...