| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| Feb 6, 2012
On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields.
The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:09 PM
In a sign that Mayor Richard Daley is still making big plans with just eight months left in office, he floated the idea Friday of undoing Chicago's greatest engineering feat — reversing the flow of the Chicago River away from Lake Michigan —...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 10:00 AM
A woman who appeared to be in her 40s was arrested this morning for allegedly throwing a brick through the window of the WGN-AM studio on the first floor of the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue.
The woman, who was wearing a shirt and a piece of fabric...
| Nov 22, 2009
Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott was remembered Saturday as a civic giant who remained calm amid adversity, and as a doting father and faithful friend.
"Michael, I will miss you," Mayor Richard Daley said, choking back emotion as he...
| Nov 23, 2009
The public memorial for Chicago school board President Michael Scott gave a platform for prominent figures to share memories, but the event also allowed West Side residents to say goodbye to one of their own.
Longtime resident Calvin Muhammad never met...
| Nov 28, 2009
| 11:11 AM
CHICAGO - The death of Chicago school board president Michael Scott has been ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office, but police said this afternoon they are continuing to look into the death and that detectives are still "early on in...
| Aug 2, 2009
Federal authorities have launched an investigation into the admissions practices at Chicago's selective enrollment schools, the Chicago Tribune has learned.
Federal officials recently served a grand jury subpoena on Chicago Public Schools seeking...
| Aug 5, 2009
| 11:08 AM
(WGN-AM)- Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott today acknowledged that he has received a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury looking into admissions practices at the city's elite public schools.
The request of Scott, who...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 6:05 AM
(WGN-AM)- The relative of a top aide to Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott got into prestigious Whitney Young High School through back channels before withdrawing after questions arose, in a case that's now part of an internal probe,...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 5:13 AM
(WGN-AM)- A member of Mayor Richard Daley's team working to bring the Olympics to Chicago has quietly arranged to develop city-owned land near a park that would be transformed for the 2016 Summer Games, potentially positioning himself to cash in if the...
| May 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Developing story: Metra chief found dead hours before meeting on his fate: Metra executive director Phil Pagano was found dead this morning, the agency said in a release. Metra would not confirm reports that Pagano was struck by a Metra......