Willis Tower In Chicago Prepares For A $500M Face-LiftWillis Tower in Chicago is preparing for a $500 million face-lift under an ambitious plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports.
3 Union Station Platforms Closing For RepairsThree platforms at Union Station have been closed for maintenance, forcing commuters to walk a bit further to get to their trains.
Schock Reimbursed Government For Costs Of "Downton Abbey" Office DecorIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid the U.S. government $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorating his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.
Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 MonthsThe Wicker Park neighborhood station will be closed for 63 days and is scheduled to reopen Dec. 22, according to the CTA’s website. Blue Line service is available at the adjacent stations, Western and Divison.
California Blue Line Station Closed For Six Weeks One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.
U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation BudgetThe basketball arena's renovation budget would increase from $165 million to $169.5 million if the trustees agree. The extra money would cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards, marquee and other items.
Quinn Makes Minor Changes To $35.7B BudgetThe Chicago Democrat cut $250 million for renovations to the state Capitol from the $35.7 billion spending plan, saying the state can't afford to move forward with improvements this year. He also said he has directed state agencies to make additional cuts, including selling half the state's 21 airplanes.
Northwestern Announces $3.75 Billion Fundraising EffortThe private suburban Chicago university says the money will be used to a series of new buildings and renovations while also endowing professorships, creating scholarships and supporting research, among other plans.
State Supreme Court To Hold Full Term In ChicagoIt's the first time the state's highest judicial authority is sitting for a full term outside the capital in nearly 120 years.
DePaul Arena Part Of Larger Plan To Revamp McCormick Place, Navy PierCity 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.
Ricketts Says He'll Move Cubs If Wrigley Deal Not Reached, But Mayor Not WorriedFor the first time since taking ownership of the Cubs in 2009, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said he will move the Cubs within four years if his proposed Wrigley Field restoration plans were not approved by the city.
Cubs, City Hall Meet On Wrigley Field RenovationsStaff from the mayor's office and executives with the Chicago Cubs held a meeting Monday on plans to renovate Wrigley Field. There was no deal announced by the negotiators.