Architect that shaped Near North Side retires

07/15/2010

Lucien Langrange, whose residential buildings are dotted across the Near North Side, is retiring, Crain's reports today. Read More...

Rodkin talks about downtown condo sales

07/02/2010

Chicago Magazine "Deal Estate" columnist Dennis Rodkin talked about condo sales in downtown neighborhoods on the July 1 edition of "Chicago Tonight" on WTTW television. Read More...

The Wal-Mart model

07/01/2010

City council approved Wal-Mart's second Chicago store yesterday in an unanimous vote. Former Chicago Journal reporter talked with historian Nelson Lichtenstein about the company for the Chicago Reader. Read More...

Near Loop areas and Mayor Daley

06/14/2010

Near Loop neighborhoods take center stage in Crain's big piece on Mayor Daley, and the possible seventh term the mayor may seek this fall. Read More...

Downtown office vacancies are up

03/29/2010

Crain's is reporting that the vacancy rate for office buildings downtown has reached a four-year high. Read More...

Thirty-seven students per class in CPS?

03/16/2010

The Sun-Times reports on an internal CPS report that suggests administrators are considering increasing the size of classrooms in Chicago's public schools. Read More...

West Loop's Maria Pinto closing shop

02/15/2010

The Sun-Times reports that one of the West Loop's most famous fashion boutiques will close due to the tough economy. And, the newspaper says, Maria Pinto is seeking bankruptcy protection. Pinto's fashions were made famous by First Lady Michelle Obama. Read More...

Meeks: eliminate local school councils

02/10/2010

Powerful State Sen. James Meeks trying eliminate local school councils? Read More...

Ald. Daley publishes a Linc. Park Hospital blog

01/14/2010

Ald. Vi Daley has published a blog about the redevelopment of Lincoln Park Hospital. The first post is Daley's opening statement at last Tuesday's meeting about the redevelopment as well as notes from the session. Read More...

Spire won't get bailed out by union funds

12/21/2009

The developer behind the Spire development needs about $170 million to move forward. Four major labor union pension funds won't be investing in the mega-project, however. Read More...