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CTA’s $500 Million Blue Line Renovation To Begin Next Month

The CTA will be getting an early start on a four-year project to completely overhaul the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.


Artistic rendering of The Marina, part of a planned renovation of the Chicago Riverwalk. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Awards First Contract For Riverwalk Renovation

Walsh bid $43 million to build the riverwalk from State Street to LaSalle Street. The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.


New doors at the Statehouse. (CBS)

$670K Doors At State Capitol Inspire Jeers

Illinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.


Outside view of Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mayor Won’t Talk Specifics On Wrigley Deal, But Confident It Will Get Final OK

Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Tuesday there are still many details yet to be worked out in the deal on a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field, but he doesn’t think that’s a problem.

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2013

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Wrigley Field Renovation Deal Reached

The historic home of the Chicago Cubs will get a $500 million facelift, including its first electronic outfield video board, as part of a hard-fought agreement announced Sunday night between the City of Chicago and the ball team.


Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Still No Deal On Wrigley Field Renovation

No face to face talks between City officials and the Cubs today. And still no deal on Wrigley renovations and Community development.

CBS 2–04/09/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wrigley Renovation Deal Expected Soon

The Cubs and the city of Chicago are in the process of finalizing a deal for the renovation of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sources: Wrigley Renovation Deal Could Be Done By Home Opener

The Chicago Cubs and their Wrigleyville neighbors appeared close to an agreement Tuesday to give Cubs owners the green light for their planned renovation of the team’s landmark stadium.

CBS 2–04/02/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sources: Fight Over Video Screen Size Holding Up Wrigley Renovation Talks

With the Cubs’ self-imposed Monday deadline quickly approaching for a deal on $300 million in renovations for Wrigley Field, the major sticking point appears to be the size of a Jumbotron-style video screen the team wants for the stadium.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

Illustration of the concourse at Wrigley Field following proposed renovations. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Report: Mayor Supports Cubs’ Plan To Renovate Wrigley

The Cubs’ $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field reportedly has early support from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but could face opposition from the owners of rooftop bars across the street, and the alderman allied with them.


Wrigley Field Marquee (credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Cubs Give Up Persuading City In Diverting Tax Revenues For Wrigley Renovations

The Cubs have given up efforts to persuade the city to divert tax revenues to help fund Wrigley Field renovations – for now, at least – and have shifted their efforts toward getting restrictions at the ballpark eased to allow more sponsorship revenue, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Saturday.


City Hall

$12 Million Renovation Planned For Chicago’s City Hall

A $12 million renovation plan is in the works for Chicago’s century-old City Hall.


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Report: Wirtz Family To Renovate Historic Downtown Building; Retail Tenants Must Go

A plan to renovate a historic downtown building will benefit the prominent Chicago family that owns it, but it may not be such good news for those who pay the rent.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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How To Survive Parents Moving Into Your Chicago Home

FTo make the transition smoother for everyone, consider the following tips before moving an elderly parent in permanently.


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Alderman Opposes Key Parts Of Wrigley Renovation Plan

A Chicago alderman on Monday said he opposes parts of a plan that would allow the Chicago Cubs to generate more revenue out of Wrigley Field, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.


Father Bob Lombardo of Our Lady of Angels explains the renovation of the historic church in Humboldt Park. (CBS)

Our Lady Of Angels Church Reborn With Help Of Volunteers

A Humboldt Park church synonymous with tragedy — a 1958 fire that killed 92 children next door — will be re-dedicated this weekend. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.


Wrigley Field Marquee (credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Emanuel: City, Cubs Nearing Deal On Wrigley Field Renovation Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is nearing a deal with the Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Concept art of a new LED scoreboard and new patio deck in the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Cubs Roll Out Plan For Patio Deck, Scoreboard In Right Field

A new patio deck and overall look to the revamped right-field bleachers at Wrigley Field should be the most dramatic aesthetic change to the ballpark’s interior in years when it’s unveiled for the home opener April 5.


Mayor Emanuel addresses reporters Friday in Chicago. (CBS)

Emanuel: Epstein’s Arrival Has No Bearing On Wrigley Renovation Support

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his excitement about Theo Epstein coming to the Cubs has no bearing on to proposals for a publicly funded renovation of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011