| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: Perhaps the most successful Great Streets program to date is in Washington. In 2006, I served on an Urban Land Institute panel that helped the nation's capital implement its Great Streets program. ("Mayor sets out to transform L.A....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
| Dec 8, 2013
Anschutz Entertainment Group becomes the new manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, marking the largest and most significant privatization of a city asset in recent memory.
AEG will handle day-to-day operations, but the Convention...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:10 AM
A tentative agreement valued at up to $100 million will be announced Monday for private investors to develop and manage the long underused Gary/Chicago International Airport and incubate businesses in the surrounding area, the Tribune has learned.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:53 AM
A vote to undo part of Long Grove’s recently approved road-privatization ordinance failed Tuesday night, despite the presence of dozens of residents at a Village Board meeting, many of them there to protest the shift of upkeep and plowing costs to...
| Oct 1, 2013
Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.
Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:20 PM
SAN DIEGO — Of the many attractions that make San Diego distinct from other locales in Southern California, two of the most popular are Comic-Con and the Chargers.
The annual nerd-fest that is Comic-Con is an unrivaled summer explosion of costumed...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Hoping that an outside manager can bring more dazzle to the Los Angeles Convention Center, City Council members agreed Wednesday to pay Anschutz Entertainment Group up to $350,000 a year to operate the dated downtown venue.
The five-year contract...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:47 AM
In a major victory for Gov. Pat Quinn, a key regional planning committee has approved his controversial proposal for a new $1.3 billion toll road that would serve primarily as a trucking corridor linking interstates in Illinois and Indiana.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years.
| May 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's a P3 in your future.
Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships.
Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov....