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  • Lucas museum might be better than parking lots

     Lucas museum might be better than parking lots
    I went out to the lakefront on Thursday, to the spot where George Lucas wants to build his museum, prepared to be alarmed and appalled. My expectations were quickly met. Twenty-two dollars to park even if you're staying for only an hour? Appalling....
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Clinton: 2016 presidential candidates should be held to 'very high standard'

    Clinton: 2016 presidential candidates should be held to 'very high standard'
    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...
  • Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban
    A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct. Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...
  • Year later, much has been learned about school closings

    Year later, much has been learned about school closings
    Nerves were a little shakier than usual when the 2013-14 school year started in Chicago, as parents and city officials anxiously watched thousands of children heading off to classrooms in unfamiliar neighborhoods because of the district's move to close...
  • Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix

    Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix
    Gov. Pat Quinn took a deep breath and did the right thing Monday. He got out of the way. Overcoming his election-year jitters, Quinn signed a bill that gives Chicago some tools to arrest its ever-deepening pension crisis. The measure, negotiated...
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
  • Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?

    Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle squinted into the bright lights of the TV cameras lined up in front of her Thursday, searching for each reporter who volleyed her variations of the same question: Will you run for mayor? She was at a River...
  • Prompted by Trump sign, Chicago weighing options to ban 'tasteless' signs

    Prompted by Trump sign, Chicago weighing options to ban 'tasteless' signs
    A ban on any new high-rise signs facing the downtown riverfront is one of three options being considered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to prevent developers from erecting signs like the one Donald Trump put on his Chicago skyscraper, a spokeswoman for the mayor...
  • Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015

     Chicago plans global architectural expo for 2015
    Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...