Protesters Confront DePaul President Over Taxpayer Money For Proposed ArenaDennis 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.
Business Owner Wants McPier Tax Reduced, Spread To Whole CityA 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.
Former Comptroller Hynes Among New McPier Board MembersFormer 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.
Labor Deal At McCormick Place Revives Work Rule ChangesThey'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.
Officials Discuss How To Keep Chicago Conventions CompetitiveGov. 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.
Company Picked To Run McCormick Place PrivatelyAn out-of-state company that already operates Soldier Field has been named to run McCormick Place.
Navy Pier To Be Leased To New Oversight AgencyThe 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.
Report Calls For Overhaul At Navy PierA 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.