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  • ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan

    ComEd eyes superconducting cable in Loop in anti-terror plan
    Commonwealth Edison is working on a plan to install superconducting cable below Chicago streets to shield the Loop against power disruptions caused by terrorism or superstorms. "This program is designed to provide protection in a catastrophic situation,...
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago

    Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago
    "Santa Fe" (Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95) Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • The Lucinda Williams concert that almost didn't happen

    The Lucinda Williams concert that almost didn't happen
    Late Saturday afternoon, Chicago nightclub owner Robby Glick received a text from a buddy with some remarkable news: Lucinda Williams, the alt-country musician whose Taste of Chicago set had been rained out, was looking for a place to put on a show....
  • Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz joins Yahoo Sports Radio

    Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz joins Yahoo Sports Radio
    Longtime Chicago radio executive Jeffrey Schwartz, best known as the architect of Disco Demolition, has joined Yahoo Sports Radio as executive vice president.   In his newly-created role, announced Monday, Schwartz, 65, will oversee business growth,...
  • Northern Trust payout ranks 3rd among banks

    Northern Trust payout ranks 3rd among banks
    When it comes to returning earnings to shareholders through dividends and stock buybacks, Northern Trust Corp. investors have reason to feel hopeful, according to a new analysis. The Chicago-based financial services firm is near the top of a list of...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • Sting surprises audience as 'The Last Ship' weighs anchor in Chicago

     Sting surprises audience as 'The Last Ship' weighs anchor in Chicago
    Theater-goers attending the final Chicago performance of “The Last Ship” were treated to an unannounced appearance Sunday afternoon by Sting, who wrote the show’s music and lyrics. The singer appeared onstage after the cast members...
  • Langham hopes to build second hotel in Chicago

    Langham hopes to build second hotel in Chicago
    The Hong Kong-based parent company of the luxury Langham hotel in Chicago is looking to build a second hotel here after losing a bid to buy Oprah's studios in the West Loop and construct one there, Langham Hospitality Group CEO Bob Warman said in an...
  • New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop

    New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop
    Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up. Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...