CHICAGO (AP) – Hotels in Chicago have promised to make more than $500 million in improvements.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the investments Friday, the same day that city unions agreed to changes at McCormick Place. The work rule changes that will make the city’s massive convention center a friendlier and cheaper place for companies and industries.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
Emanuel and members of his staff met with several large Chicago hotels this week to talk about the investments. Hotel representatives at the meeting said more than $500 million in investments will come from the McCormick Place announcement.READ MORE: SWAT Teams On Scene For Hours As Man Barricades Himself In Lemont Township Home With Child
Hyatt Regency Chicago general manager Patrick Donelly says the McCormick Place deal with unions gives the city’s hotel industry “reason to move forward with improving our assets.”MORE NEWS: Data Show More Than 100 Carjackings In Austin Community This Year, Just 5 Not Far Away In Hermosa
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