| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
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&...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends.
Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar?
That choice is creating friction...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:28 AM
The connected car promises a new level of integration for passengers. Models on display at the Chicago Auto Show are rolling, Netflix-ready hot spots giving mobile apps a whole new meaning.
The benefit for drivers is fewer distractions, not more. Bigger...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:22 PM
DePaul released on Tuesday a new series of photo renderings depicting its future basketball arena.
The university showed initial renderings in September but the new images display tweaks to the original plan for McCormick Place Events Center, which is...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the first day of her book tour to her birthplace of Chicago on Tuesday, telling food marketing executives that while she hasn’t decided on a second presidential bid, anyone running for the office in 2016 should be held...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The floating island, the so-called "Breakwater Chicago" project, is a terrible idea. The lakefront belongs to all of us Chicagoans. It does not belong to one money-making enterprise.
Instead of even debating this breakwater thing, the city leaders...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The typical grocery store may look very different in the future, with super-fast checkouts, drive-up windows and touch-screen displays among the changes aimed at satisfying shoppers.
However, while innovations such as super-speedy checkouts sound...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a campaign to woo the Lucas Museum of Cultural Arts, a legacy project of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, stepping into what had been a two-way battle between Chicago and San Francisco for the...