Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority

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.


Navy Pier

Business Owner Wants McPier Tax Reduced, Spread To Whole City

A group of Lincoln Park business owners is calling on state lawmakers to take a second look at a controversial 30-year old city tax levied on thousands of restaurants in and near downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2012

Dan Hynes

Former Comptroller Hynes Among New McPier Board Members

Former Illinois comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes is among the new appointees to the board of McPier, the joint City of Chicago and State of Illinois agency that oversees McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

McCormick Place

Labor Deal At McCormick Place Revives Work Rule Changes

They’re calling it the start of a new era of labor peace, saying that Chicago is now open for trade show business. Two Chicago labor unions today announced they are dropping their court fight and agreeing to new work rules at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

McCormick Place Meeting

Officials Discuss How To Keep Chicago Conventions Competitive

Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected leaders met Tuesday to talk about ways to make shows at McCormick Place less costly in the face of recent court rulings.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

McCormick Place (CBS)

Company Picked To Run McCormick Place Privately

An out-of-state company that already operates Soldier Field has been named to run McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Navy Pier

Navy Pier To Be Leased To New Oversight Agency

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition authority announced today that it will lease Navy Pier to a newly formed not-for-profit corporation, which will separately govern and manage the pier.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011

Navy Pier

Report Calls For Overhaul At Navy Pier

A city planning group is recommending some major changes to Navy Pier, including a new, year-round Ferris wheel and a new family attraction to replace the Chicago Children’s Museum.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010