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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

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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

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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

International Home and Housewares Show 2013 at McCormick Place.  (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Housewares Show Displays Items For Frugal, Healthy Lifestyles

CHICAGO (CBS) – A breakfast sandwich maker is among the hot items on-display at the 2013 International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place this weekend. Mary Beth Brault details a new product from Hamilton […]

03/03/2013

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new initiative called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First Lady Announces Effort To Help Kids Exercise

Michelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.

02/28/2013

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New Hotel Planned For McCormick Place

A new 1,200 room hotel is in the works for McCormick Place, the city announced on Tuesday.

02/19/2013

This iconic statue greets visitors at the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Bronzeville

Just south of McCormick Place is a district where African Americans flourished after the Civil War. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/09/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Paramedics Treat Revelers At Obama Party

Paramedics were called to McCormick Place after receiving a report that more than a dozen revelers at President Barack Obama’s election night gathering were overcome by heat-related illnesses.

11/07/2012

President Obama makes calls to volunteers during a stop at his Hyde Park campaign field office.  (Credit: Obama Campaign via Twitter)

President Obama Spends Election Day In Chicago

President Obama has arrived in Chicago, to once again spend Election Day in his hometown.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

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