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  • The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago

    The Force is with us: Why the George Lucas Museum is good for Chicago
    If you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have told you that the odds of George Lucas putting his new museum in Chicago were about 3,720 to 1. Someone must have mentioned that to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who then replied “never tell me the odds!&...
  • 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...
  • Don't put the George Lucas museum on the lakefront

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has no right to commit to the building of the George Lucas museum on lakefront Chicago Park District property. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley had his delusion of a children’s museum for Grant Park rejected. At one time Grant Park...
  • George Lucas museum choice prompts strong reactions from leaders

    Since George Lucas announced on Tuesday his decision to build his long-planned museum on Chicago's famous Museum Campus along Lake Michigan, civic leaders have weighed in on the "Star Wars" director's choice -- and some people in San Francisco aren't...
  • Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'

    Ricketts on Wrigley renovation: 'looking forward to moving forward'
    Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he remains confident the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the surrounding area will receive the necessary approval from the city.  “Yeah, I think we’...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • 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...
  • Lucas museum announcement meets with mixed reactions

    With regret I heard the news of the "winning" selection of Chicago's lakefront as the site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. I understand that sometimes a manager needs to make unpopular decisions for the common good, but our fine mayor has crossed...
  • Chicago unanimously passes strict gun sale laws; sales to be recorded

    Chicago unanimously passes strict gun sale laws; sales to be recorded
    The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would place strict limits on gun stores, forcing them to video-record sales and restrict gun buyers to one purchase a month in a city plagued with violence. Pat Corcoran, a...
  • Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne

    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne
    A series of possible tributes to former Mayor Jane Byrne were introduced at the City Council Wednesday. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza...
  • Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys

     Kelsey Grammer trades 'Frasier' for villains and tough guys
    With his stentorian voice and pompous whiff of erudition, Kelsey Grammer cemented a spot in TV history playing Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on "Cheers" and then on "Frasier." But now, since Grammer's 2011-12 Starz series "Boss" effectively...