McCormick Place

A rendering of DePaul's proposed arena.

Report: Cost Could Soar About 75% For DePaul’s New Arena

McPier is still negotiating on a price with the general contractor.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Using 29 automated dollies, crews will move the 762-ton Harriet F. Rees House from 2110 S. Prairie Av. to 2017 S. Prairie Av. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic Rees House Begins Two-Day Move In South Loop

A late 19th century home on Prairie Avenue has begun its two-day move to a new lot a block north, to make way for the new DePaul University basketball arena just north of McCormick Place.

11/11/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party

The 57-year-old was at a tailgate before the game a few minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday in Section 1E of the McCormick Place parking lot when he got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The man was discovered “incapacitated” near his SUV with blunt trauma to the head and face,

10/21/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Elsa/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Draft To Be Held In Chicago

Chicago will host the big event from April 30-May 2.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: 2015 NFL Draft Scheduled For April 30-May 2

A location still hasn’t been chosen, but it’s between Chicago and Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

Crews moved the two-story coach house at the historic Harriet F. Rees House about a block north to make way for redevelopment plans at McCormick Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic South Loop House Moving To Make Way For McCormick Redevelopment

House movers made quick work of hauling a historic coach house down the street Wednesday morning in a neighborhood where Chicago’s movers and shakers lived 100 years ago.

10/01/2014

Bears chairman George McCaskey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McCaskey: Never Say Never To A Chicago Super Bowl

Soldier Field’s seating capacity is a challenge, but there could be adjustments made.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2014 NFL Draft. (Getty Images)

Report: Chicago The Favorite To Host 2015 NFL Draft

The McCormick Place is being floated as a potential venue to host the draft at.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Chicago Skyline. (credit: Thinkstock.com)

Tourism Revenue, Reputation At Stake As Travel Professionals Converge On Chicago

Experts say a travel show taking place in Chicago right now could translate into a billion-dollar boon for Chicago.

04/07/2014

(Credit: bailiwickchicago.com)

Best Chicago Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014

Sometimes a little nudge is needed to recognize women’s contributions to the professions and the world.

03/03/2014

East view of plans for two new hotels and a 10,000-seat arena near McCormick Place. (Source: City of Chicago)

Protesters Confront DePaul President Over Taxpayer Money For Proposed Arena

Dennis Holtschneider said the city should address the controversy and that DePaul’s $70 million contribution will come from private fundraising and sales of game-day tickets.

10/22/2013

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, Conventions

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

Taxi

Alderman Proposes Opening Up Little-Used Access Road To Taxis For A Charge

A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago’s stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/23/2013

A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Where Is The Way To Wisdom In DePaul’s New Basketball Arena?

For the sake of a staggering basketball program and lining some already stuffed pockets, the end game is many people—kids mostly—not being shown the way to wisdom.

670 The Score–07/10/2013

Map of new arena, two new hotels, and a new Green Line station near McCormick Place. (Source: City of Chicago)

DePaul, City Meet With Residents Over Proposed Arena

Residents of the neighborhood near McCormick Place will hear Thursday night from Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, DePaul University and city officials on plans to build a new arena for the Blue Demons and conventions.

06/27/2013

DePaul Blue Demons

Wisch: Is DePaul’s New Arena A Win For The Students?

In any case, however, the question of who ultimately foots the bill isn’t the one I’m interested in delving into today. Rather, it’s this: Is DePaul’s new arena actually a good thing for its students?

670 The Score–05/18/2013

East view of plans for two new hotels and a 10,000-seat arena near McCormick Place. (Source: City of Chicago)

DePaul Arena Part Of Larger Plan To Revamp McCormick Place, Navy Pier

City Hall has unveiled plans to build a new arena for DePaul basketball at McCormick Place, as part of larger plans to upgrade the convention center and redesign much of Navy Pier.

05/16/2013

DePaul Blue Demons

New Price Tag, Details Emerge For DePaul Arena

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday continued to duck reporters’ questions about the proposed sports and entertainment complex for McCormick Place.

05/14/2013

DePaul Blue Demons

DePaul May Get Publicly Assisted Arena At McCormick Place

DePaul University is about to sign a publicy-assisted deal to build a nearly $300 million basketball arena near McCormick Place, CBS 2 confirms.

05/13/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to members of the biotech industry at the BIO 2013 trade show McCormick Place, as part of his effort to lure jobs from Illinois to Texas. (Credit: CBS)

Rick Perry Targets West Loop Financial Firm In Pitch To Lure Jobs To Texas

Day two of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s job-poaching trip to Chicago took him to a huge trade show at McCormick Place on Tuesday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned which Chicago company he has in his sights: Performance Trust, a financial services firm based in the West Loop.

CBS 2–04/23/2013

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