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  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange.
  • Byrne Interchange flyover construction to begin but dire warning toned down

    Byrne Interchange flyover construction to begin but dire warning toned down
    A major bridge construction project will start in less than two weeks at the busiest highway junction in the Chicago area, the Byrne Interchange, roughly a mile south of where a bridge replacement last summer prompted traffic engineers to warn drivers...

    Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...

    When the pope came to Chicago

    When the pope came to Chicago
    Exactly 35 years ago this weekend, Pope John Paul II came to Chicago, celebrated an open-air Mass in Grant Park before the largest crowd gathered in city history and won over the hearts of the area's Catholics and not a few of the non-Catholics. Not...

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, dies at 81

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, dies at 81
    Jane Byrne, with an assist from mighty snowstorms and a tone-deaf Chicago mayor who preceded her, will forever be known as the feisty woman who in 1979 toppled Chicago’s formidable Democratic machine and “the cabal of evil men” she...