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Legislators load up on dessert and skip vegetables

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As has occurred far too often over the years, our elected officials ate their dessert first last week. The vegetables got pushed off the dinner tab...

Navy Pier Takes Aim At $155M In Improvements

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

The new non-profit organization grabbing the reins of Navy Pier as of July 1 on Thursday unveiled their plans for a $155-million facelift to the facil...

Children's Museum Might Not Move After All

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, the Chicago City Council approved a controversial measure to move the city's Children's Museum from its current home in Navy Pier to a mostly...

Bill Brady Calls For Investigation Into Teamster Contributions To Pat Quinn's Campaign

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As suspected all along, Pat Quinn vetoed the McCormick Place reform bill -- but it wasn't because he was losing the power to appoint the director. It ...

Mayor Daley Won't Sell Navy Pier Naming Rights

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nobody's selling the naming rights to Navy Pier if Mayor Daley has his way. Daley said he's dead-set against the idea no matter how much money it cou...

Quinn Took $75,000 In Teamster Money Before Vetoing McPier Reforms

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the unions that would gain from the veto is pumping big cash into Mr. Quinn's campaign -- $75,000 just a month ago, with lots more reportedly o...

McPier Overhaul: McCormick Place's New Rules Waiting For Governor's Signature

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill overhauling operations at McCormick Place goes to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. If the governor signs it, new work rules would become effective imme...

McPier, Navy Pier And McCormick Place Parent Company, Expecting $34M Loss

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The agency that runs Chicago's Navy Pier and McCormick Place is feeling the pinch from the recession....

Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn Address Convention 'Crisis'

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn announced new legislation today aimed at reviving Chicago's flagging convention business. The proposal calls for giving...