Chicago

Plan to bring 12,000 new homes to Chicago’s South Works site is gaining momentum

As developers close in on acquiring the property, the multi-phase plan has also gained the enthusiasm of the mayor<p>The latest plan to redevelop U.S. Steel’s abandoned 430-acre former South Works site on Chicago’s far south side is reportedly making meaningful progress behind the scenes at City Hall. …

Housing

How Trump’s Ultimatum Sank His Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the …

University of Chicago

What struggling Illinois should learn from fellow blue state Rhode Island's success

Can a heavily Democratic state plagued by slow growth, crippled by a pension crisis and burdened by ruinous public-sector finances find a path to economic stability and success? Yes, if we're talking about scrappy Rhode Island. Not at all sure, if we're talking Illinois.<p>The comparison is apt, …

Rhode Island

120-year-old mansion could be casualty of Wheaton housing plan

Preservationists are trying to save a 120-year-old brick mansion that would be demolished as part of a proposed residential development in Wheaton.<p>The mansion, called House of Seven Gables, was designed by architect Jarvis Hunt and built in 1897 by steel magnate Jay C. Morse for his daughter, …

Chicago witnessing more residential tower construction than any other US city

The city’s ongoing construction boom is producing many tall new buildings<p>Chicago’s construction boom is nothing new. However, the Second City can claim first place when it comes to the number of active tower cranes constructing new apartment buildings.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Chicago …

Construction

WATCHDOGS: 18 Chicago city workers topped $100K in OT in 2016

Eighteen city employees made more than $100,000 in overtime in 2016 — most of them more than doubling their salaries, records obtained by the Chicago …

Employment Law

Northwestern's new business school home promises valuable lessons

Pay no attention to the fact that the curvy new home of Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management resembles the letter "K" when seen from the air. The $250 million building, which formally opens to students Monday, is not an architectural one-liner that utters one loud cry and then has nothing …

Architecture

This petition wants Fred Hoiberg to become Iowa State's next president

CLOSE<p>Iowa State University President Steven Leath was named president of Auburn University in Alabama on Monday.<p>Steven Leath announced Monday that he …

Des Moines

Can Slew Of Studio Apartments Bring Young Renters Back To Bucktown?

"I'm a young person. I don't care about amenities. I care about cheap rent," said 27-year-old supporter.

Housing

Separation of Powers: James Madison, Federalist, no. 51, 347--53

<b>10</b><p><b>Separation of Powers</b><p><b>CHAPTER 10|Document 16</b><p><b>James Madison, Federalist, no. 51, 347--53</b><p>6 Feb. 1788<p>To what expedient then shall we finally resort for …

University of Chicago

Rauner touts support for pension plan that includes CPS aid, vetoes a city proposal

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner summoned reporters to his office Friday to announce more than two dozen House Republicans are willing to vote for pension legislation that would include money for Chicago Public Schools but faces an uncertain future in Springfield.<p>And the governor's announcement …

Government

Residents of Chicago are running for the exits

CHICAGO — The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough …

Demographics

Do we Overearn?

<b>By Purushottam Nitai Das</b><p>A research published in the journal <b>“Psychological Science”</b> in June, 2014 shows people tend to accumulate more than they can …

Chicago Booth

16 New Charges for Chicago Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces 16 new counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the shooting and death of 17-year-old Laquan …

Policing

Ex-Ukrainian finance minister, originally from Chicago, to oversee Puerto Rico economic crisis

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances amid a dire economic crisis announced Thursday that it appointed Ukraine's former finance minister as its executive director.<p>The board's chairman said Natalie Jaresko served during a critical time in Ukraine's history from 2014 to 2016 as it …

Puerto Rico

Gov. Rauner vetoes overhaul of Chicago city pension system

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that Chicago officials hoped would bolster the city's sagging pension systems.<p>The Republican …

Pensions

3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Authority have announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Perkins + Will and John Ronan …

Architecture

Quaint, simple Fulton River District loft can be had for under $300K

This one-bedroom timber and brick loft with parking can be had for $294,000<p>It’s not as common to find nice, open timber lofts in the greater West Loop area for under $300,000, but this one-bedroom fits the bill. Located in the Clinton Street Lofts building, this unit is the perfect size for a …

Architecture

Get a Day Job, but Don't Get Too Good at It

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

'There is injustice here': East Chicago residents protest emergency transfer

Two letters demanding East Chicago city officials to delay the emergency transfer of West Calumet residents were prepared for delivery Friday.<p>One found its hands into Mayor Anthony Copeland's assistant after protesters rallied outside his City Hall office.<p>The second was left on the ground behind …

Litmus Health at Google Cloud Next

Our co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sam Volchenboum recently co-presented at Google Cloud Next with University of Chicago’s Dr. Michael …

University of Chicago

Study: Chicago stop-and-frisk numbers drop, more work needed

A study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures released Friday revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an …

Policing

As one Hyde Park hotel prepares to dig-in, a second is planned nearby

A demolition permit has been issued for the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue<p>True to the developers’ word to begin construction shortly, a seven-story boutique hotel slated for Chicago’s Hyde Park is moving closer to reality. This week, the joint project from Olympia Companies and Smart …

University of Chicago

Quintin Demps News, Stats, Photos | Houston Texans

by Ken Mitchell <b>Windy City Gridiron</b> Mar 24, 2017, 1:00am EDT<p>Sounds like the Mark Sanchez "era" is starting in Chicago. Yay.<p>by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. <b>Windy City Gridiron</b> Mar 22, 2017, 1:00pm EDT<p>In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he’s joined by WCG’s draft analyst, EJ Snyder, and they …

NFL

1 dead, 8 others wounded Friday in city shootings

A man was killed, and eight other people were wounded Friday in shootings on the South and Northwest sides, according to Chicago police.<p>The fatal attack happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Laflin Street in the Englewood neighborhood.<p>A 20-year-old man was walking when a vehicle …

Morning Spin: Chicago City Council member calls colleague 'chump alderman,' takes it back

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>Things got a bit testy Thursday when a City Council member said his colleague is “a chump alderman” if he lets Mayor Rahm …

Monnie Aleahmad

“I’m new to the L.A. market and can use all the connections I can get,” explains actor Monnie Aleahmad, who recently made the move out West from the …

Entertainment

Could Vivid Seats, a Chicago-based online ticket site, sell for $1.5 billion?

Vivid Seats, the Chicago-based secondary ticket marketplace, could be up for sale with a desired price tag of $1.5 billion.<p>TechCrunch reported the news Thursday, citing a Bloomberg terminal report and unnamed sources. The site said private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, with which Vivid Seats …

Airlines

Black officials to Rauner: We don't want Paul Vallas at Chicago State

A group of black city leaders has denounced Gov. Bruce Rauner's push for a new leader at Chicago State University ahead of an emergency board of trustees meeting scheduled for Monday.<p>The governor's office said earlier in the week that Rauner wants Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Public …

THE WATCHDOGS: Chicagoans take triple hit on old Wrigley factory

The abandoned factory that the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. left behind in Bridgeport has been like a wad of gum stuck to the shoes of Chicagoans.First, …