Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart

1871 Technology Hub To Expand Merchandise Mart HQ

If you’re an entrepreneur with a great tech idea, 1871 is an ideal place to go to develop your idea into an invention, and the Chicago company has been so successful, it’s expanding its headquarters at the Merchandise Mart.


An art-deco Indian head which was formerly perched atop the Merchandise Mart. (Credit: Karin Olsen Campia)

Suburban Woman Selling Indian Heads That Once Adorned Merchandise Mart

Two artifacts from one of Chicago’s most recognizable buildings have spent decades in a suburban back yard, and now the owner says it’s time for others to enjoy them.



Your Chicago: 1871 Tech Incubator

Take one step inside 1871 and you can sense the energy here is different: a place to inspire creativity and support innovation. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.


The Merchandise Mart (Credit: CBS)

Motorola Shows Off New Merchandise Mart HQ

Motorola Mobility’s new world headquarters is in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.


Merchandise Mart

Chicago To Become Home To New Biotech Hub At Merchandise Mart

The state of Illinois has provided $4 million to help launch new startup help for healthcare technology companies in downtown Chicago.


(Credit: One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago's Facebook)

Best Places For Handmade Gifts In Chicago

With the Christmas holiday upon us, perhaps now is the best time to consider including a unique, handmade item on your shopping list.


Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Despite Warnings, Many Brown Line Commuters Unaware Of Upcoming Bridge Work

Riders have been warned for weeks, but apparently only now are some beginning to think about how they’ll get around, even though work to rebuild the Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River will cut off the Brown Line’s access to the Loop for 10 days.


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Becoming Senior Management In Chicago: A Recruiter’s Advice

Do you have what it takes to be senior management? If so, now is the time to act.


Police investigate a shooting at the Apparel Center on Tuesday. (Credit: Sun-Times Media Wire)

Man Shot Near Merchandise Mart, East Bank Club

A man was shot outside the downtown Merchandise Mart Wednesday morning as commuters were walking to work.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reznick Group To Move Headquarters From Skokie To Chicago

For the second time in five days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing that he’s lured an employer from the suburbs to the city.


The Merchandise Mart (Credit: CBS)

Motorola To Shift 3,000 Jobs From Suburb To Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

Google will move its Motorola cell phone unit from suburban Libertyville to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart next summer.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Cara Health

Cara Health: Using Voice Technology To Determine Patient Needs

Cara Health started in Dublin, but has now moved to Chicago and is among the innovators at the 1871 Incubator in the Merchandise Mart.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2012

The Merchandise Mart (Credit: CBS)

Google Reportedly Interested In Merchandise Mart Space

Industry sources say Google is talking about moving its latest acquisition, Motorola Mobility, from the suburbs to the famous and roomy Chicago building.


BuzziSpace sales director Daniel Verlooven shows off the BuzziHood, which is like a combination of a phone booth and a cone of silence for cell phone users. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

NeoCon Shows Off New Phone Booth For Cell Phones

Wednesday is the last day of NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart – the event where manufacturers show off everything for office interiors.


Former Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about his first year of retirement, after speaking at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart on June 11, 2012. Daley left office in May 2011, after 22 years as mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Reflects On First Year Of Retirement

More than a year after leaving office, Richard M. Daley reflected on his time as mayor on Monday, and spoke about missing his late wife Maggie, missing everyday people, and even missing the media who covered him for almost a quarter century as mayor.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

The Merchandise Mart (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Assigned To Patrol Merchandise Mart

With about 1,400 vacancies, the Chicago Police Department has a critical shortage of officers. Perhaps that’s one reason why police sources are upset with police brass assigning a cop to patrol a privately-owned downtown building.

CBS 2–05/02/2012

Linda Blair

Linda Blair In Town For ‘Exorcist’ Screenings

Linda Blair, the child star of “The Exorcist,” is in town for screenings of the 1973 film.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Google Results For Merchandise Mart

Google Maps Almost Have Chicago Down, But Not Quite

If you search Google for “Merchandise Mart,” your results will come back accompanied by a convenient map plotting its location for you. But the map points to the Drake Hotel.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Earth Hour 2010

Landmarks To Turn Lights Out For Earth Hour

Several Chicago area landmarks will go dark Saturday night for at least an hour as Illinois takes part in Earth Hour.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2011

Theft Shuts Down Power On Brown Line Near Mart

Police activity at the Merchandise Mart CTA platform forced the agency to shut down power in both directions for about 15 minutes this afternoon.