| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Hyatt The Loop Chicago is slated to open in February in a converted vintage office building at 100 W. Monroe, the project’s developer and the hotel operator said Monday.
The 257-room hotel overlooking Chase Plaza will include a French restaurant...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Chicago Children's Theatre, a non-profit, Equity-affiliated Chicago theater company that specializes in work for young audiences, is eyeing a potential new home in the West Loop, where this is still little competition in the arena of live performance....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month.
The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
| Aug 7, 2014
Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University.
She had been a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:45 AM
Illinois is offering Chicago-based health technology company Valence Health Inc. up to $11.9 million in incentives to hire at least 500 new workers by 2019 and invest about $17 million in its new West Loop headquarters.
Valence, which offers consulting...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Nick Jones says he can tell within five minutes whether a space is right for Soho House, the private members club for "creative souls" that he has been bringing to cities across the globe.
It took him even less time on his first visit to the century-old...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Monster Food Truck Rally
The Plant 1400 W. 46th St. 773-847-5523
Snack on La Adelita's Mexican food, DonerMen's German street snacks and Pleasant House Bakery's pies all in one place while you sip beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company and listen...
| Aug 5, 2014
Lunch spots in the Loop was the theme of a recent Daley Question column. Jenna North, of Munster, Ind., found herself downtown attending school and hungry for lunches with a price point of $15 or less. Phil Vettel, the Tribune's restaurant critic...
| Jul 18, 2014
A plan to guide development in the booming Fulton Market area of the West Loop won final approval from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, giving the city its first official "innovation district."
The Fulton Market Innovation District plan...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool?
"Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
| Jul 17, 2014
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
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.