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  • Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape

    Rehab plan for Sears' old West Side HQ takes shape
    On Chicago's West Side, massive structures that once housed Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s headquarters remain reasonably well-preserved but empty since redevelopment efforts a decade ago fell victim to the housing crash.
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...

    Keep E15 optional in Chicago

    The idea of mandating the sale of E15 gasoline in Chicago is poor public policy. As the operator of five independent gas stations across the city of Chicago, my businesses would be negatively impacted by this mandate, and my customers would be harmed...

    City Council to vote on watchdog measure, ballot questions

    City Council to vote on watchdog measure, ballot questions
    The Chicago City Council Wednesday is expected to approve expanding the authority of the city’s internal watchdog to the little-known Public Building Commission that spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year to build, rent and maintain...

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data

    Manufacturing lab hopes to go digging for data
    Dean Bartles is hungry for data. The executive director of the newly created Digital Lab for Manufacturing wants to know everything about the machines used by small manufacturers in the area. How fast do they work? How many parts can they produce?...