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  • Cabbies to protest city rules

    Cabbies to protest city rules
    Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living. Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
  • Dockmaster ensures smooth sailing for recreational boaters

    For Marko Lucht, what started as a summer job appealed to him so much that it became a career. Today, Lucht, 63, is a dock master at Crowley’s Yacht Yard on East 95th Street in Chicago, on the Calumet River. The company sells, services, stores and...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation

    Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established statewide regulations on ride-sharing services that compete with taxis, saying he didn’t want to put in place a “one-size-fits-all approach” on an...
  • On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall

    On the CTA, summer construction season rolls into fall
    Although Labor Day marks the unofficial start of fall, summer construction season will be in full force for weeks to come at the CTA. For bus riders, fall schedules go into effect Sunday on 74 routes; depending on your bus, arrival times, frequency or...
  • Working (and shooting video) atop the Hancock: 'It's a safe fear'

    Working (and shooting video) atop the Hancock: 'It's a safe fear'
    The world can now see where 13 years as an ironworker has led Danny Drozd — to the very top of the John Hancock building. Last Friday, ironworker Drozd strapped a GoPro camera to his head as he prepped the Hancock's west antenna to be partially...
  • Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project

    Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project
    Construction crews are wrapping up demolition for Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation. Dumpsters full of 1980s décor and fixtures are now being carted out. Coming soon is a more contemporary ballroom at the northern end of the...
  • John Hancock worker captures the rooftop work on video

    John Hancock worker captures the rooftop work on video
    The world now can see the ladder Danny Drozd has climbed in his 13 years as an ironworker—it leads to the very top of the John Hancock building. Last Friday, ironworker Drozd strapped a GoPro camera to his head as he prepped the Hancock's west...
  • Face-lift done on Red Line's Harrison station

    The CTA will be conducting a lot of ribbon cuttings on rehabbed rail stations in the months ahead, and on Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to do just that at the 70-year-old Harrison station on the Red Line. The station underwent $10 million in...
  • George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?

    Lucas museum: New hope for the lakefront or Darth Invader?
    Celebrity-starved Chicago is having so much fun with the museum that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build here that there is a danger of losing sight of some very basic issues: Will the museum enhance the city's lakefront or clutter it? Will...