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  • Chicago's lakefront belongs to all citizens

    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...
  • Imagining a more modern grocery store

    Imagining a more modern grocery store
    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...
  • Los Angeles joins fight for George Lucas museum

    Los Angeles joins fight for George Lucas museum
    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...
  • Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release

    Chicago is Hillary Clinton's first stop after book release
    After the June 10 publication of her book "Hard Choices," Hillary Clinton will make her first post-book appearances in Chicago. The former Secretary of State is scheduled to give the keynote address the evening of June 10 at the Food Marketing...
  • San Francisco offers site near Bay Bridge for George Lucas museum

    San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
  • Compromise proposed for final McCormick district land

    Compromise proposed for final McCormick district land
    There’s movement with the final piece of the McCormick Place entertainment district puzzle. The final land that could complete the city’s dream of a revitalized Motor Row district has been locked up in litigation with a construction...
  • San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view

    San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune. The 2.3 acre...
  • Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront

     Welcome a Lucas museum — but not on the lakefront
    For the nearly two centuries since the founding of Chicago, the invaluable shore fronting Lake Michigan has achieved remarkable heights (despite its modest elevation, not 600 feet above sea level). The lakefront creates vast, open vistas for Chicagoans...
  • Victim from shooting that killed teacher: 'You're hitting innocent people'

    Victim from shooting that killed teacher: 'You're hitting innocent people'
    Brittany Williams went through several emotional stages after getting grazed by a stray bullet Thursday night down the street from her Chatham neighborhood apartment. "Shocked. Worried. Grateful. Thankful. Blessed," she recalled this afternoon about...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show

    Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show
    A woman who had hoped to promote her family-owned business at the National Restaurant Association trade show over the weekend was instead driving back to her Minnesota home Sunday. Kristin Osborne was escorted out of the exhibit hall at McCormick...