Illinois 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.
The 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.
One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
It’s the first time the state’s highest judicial authority is sitting for a full term outside the capital in nearly 120 years.
City 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.
For 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.
Staff 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.
The CTA is about to spend $185 million to renovate more than half of its bus fleet.
CHICAGO (CBS) — One more station has closed and another is reopening after getting a face-lift on the CTA’s Red Line. The Argyle station reopened at 10 p.m. Friday, and is the fourth to reopen […]
The Chicago Transit Authority is set to close the Thorndale Red Line ‘L’ station Friday night, as part of its program to give facelifts to seven stops along the North Side leg of the line.
The Chicago Transit Authority is set to begin a major overhaul of seven stations on the heavily-traveled Red Line ‘L,’ in the Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods.
The Chicago Transit Authority ‘L’ tracks are getting a makeover in the Loop.
To use a cliché and say that The Logan Theatre has “had a facelift” would be an understatement. Everything seems new. From the floor to the ceiling, the insides of The Logan barely seem like the same theatre. In fact, everything is so darn nice, dates won’t be offended when I take them there anymore. How unfortunate.
Get ready for eight months of delays on the Red Line and Purple Line Express.
The Illinois State Capitol architect says dozens of artifacts have been discovered as crews continue tearing down walls in the building’s west wing during renovations at the statehouse.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood came to Chicago with $44 million, and much of it will go to repair about 3.5 miles of CTA Blue Line track between Damen and Belmont. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
You would think the donation of a million dollar home is a good thing, right? But a donation to the University of Illinois at Chicago is raising questions about why the school has spent more than $600,000 to fix up the house.