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  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...
  • Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer

    Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer
    FBI agents have a reputation as hard-boiled, tough-as-nails crime fighters. But employees in the agency's Chicago office recently stepped out of character to give a seriously ill 6-year-old boy a day to remember. It all started when Special Agent...
  • Sterling Bay, British developer to partner on Old Main Post Office project

    Sterling Bay, British developer to partner on Old Main Post Office project
    Chicago-based developer Sterling Bay Cos. has doubled down  on its investment in the West Loop with a new joint venture to redevelop the Old Main Post Office with the British developer Bill Davies. Sterling Bay principal Scott Goodman confirmed the...
  • Sterling Bay in joint venture with J.P. Morgan

    Commercial real estate developer Sterling Bay Cos. on Wednesday announced a joint venture with J.P. Morgan Asset Management to co-develop projects in Chicago's West Loop. Over the past two years, the Chicago firm has acquired more than two dozen...
  • Fulton Market innovation district approved

    Fulton Market innovation district approved
    A plan to guide development in the booming Fulton Market area of the West Loop won final approval from the Chicago Plan Commission Thursday, giving the city its first official "innovation district." The 10 commissioners present for the vote...
  • Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app

    Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app
    More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the city’s meters. Since the ParkChicago smartphone app was launched in mid-...
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas
    Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy West Loop and River North areas, under a city council measure approved Wednesday restricting where the facilities can open their doors....
  • 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...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...
  • Threadless Art Market, bike-friendly discounts, 7 festivals and more deals this weekend

    Threadless Art Market, bike-friendly discounts, 7 festivals and more deals this weekend
    Your last-minute chance to pick up an artsy gift for dad, The Threadless Headquarters is hosting the Threadless Art Market on Saturday, which, in addition to discounted Threadless gear, showcases work from Chicago arists. Eriewood Collective will be on-...
  • Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?

    Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?
    MTV’s “The Real World” could be headed back to Chicago, more than 10 years after the reality series filmed in Wicker Park. Assuming the production receives city approval, the show would be based at 1100 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop,...