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  • Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area

     Skate America marks sport's major return to Chicago area
    The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital.
  • George Lucas lays out vision for his museum

    George Lucas lays out vision for his museum
    Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco. It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...

    Lucas museum plans must preserve the lakefront

      Chicagoans are thrilled that George Lucas has decided to locate his museum in our great city. There are two stories he must know about one of our city’s most precious resources, the lakefront, before he makes a final decision to locate his...

    DePaul's new basketball arena on track for winter groundbreaking

    DePaul's new basketball arena on track for winter groundbreaking
    DePaul University officials are still targeting a winter groundbreaking for a planned $173 million McCormick Place arena and new home for Blue Demons basketball. Site clearing is underway and infrastructure work will follow for the arena and a...