From Thursday: Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter, State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, and Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner talk about COVID-19 restrictions.From Friday: Gov.J.B. Pritzker reacts.
With confidence growing in a return to live theater this fall, two Chicago companies have announced recalibrated plans, mostly composed of previously announced shows postponed due to the pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- The Illinois Senate Tourism and Hospitality Committee continued their conversation on how to save the hotel and restaurant industry.Members discussed Senate Bill 104 which would provide much needed relief to these hospitality businesses.
SPRINGFIELD -- In a Senate Tourism and Hospitality Committee hearing Thursday, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said she is hopeful outdoor events can return as early as this summer with large indoor events such as conventions and trade shows beginning in the fall.
Perhaps no other time has tested communicators' crisis management chops more than the last 12 months.With PRNEWS’ Crisis Management Virtual Event coming March 24-25, we’re getting to know some of the conference's presenters.
Bailey joins the Art Institute from Navy Pier, where she served as vice president, People and Culture.Chicago Email Alerts The Art Institute announced today that the museum has appointed Norissa Bailey as senior vice president, People and Culture.
The Lakefront Trail now passes through the bridge house. Photo: CDOT The Navy Pier Flyover bike and pedestrian bridge has taken such an absurdly long time to complete that it hasn’t even occurred to me to complain about it lately. Back in May 2017 I noted that the project had already taken as long as the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, and that was almost four years ago. But, assuming we can take the Chicago Department of Transportation’s word on it this time, the end of this molasses-like project
Once the Navy Pier Flyover project is completed the entire trail will be at least at 16 feet wide. A new portion of the Lakefront Trail stretching over the Chicago river has opened after years of delays — but the city likely remains months away from completing the Navy Pier Flyover project. The Chicago Department of Transportation announced Monday the new stretch of the path will run on the east sidewalk of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge, providing a continuous route from Ohio Street Beach to the south side
The Flyover now provides a continuous stretch from Ohio Street Beach to the south side of the river. 12:37 PM CST on Feb 1, 2021 The eastern sidewalk of Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River was widened to 16 feet. CHICAGO — The Navy Pier Flyover added a new section as crews Monday opened bike and running lanes on Lower Lake Shore Drive over the Chicago River. The Flyover now provides a continuous stretch from Ohio Street Beach to the south side of the river. The new section sits on the east side sidewalk
Final Phase of Navy Pier Flyover Enters the Homestretch as Lakefront Trail Over the Chicago River is Now Open
Mike Claffey 312.744.0707 Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org Susan Hofer 312.742-2006 Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that the final phase of the Navy Pier Flyover project has now entered the homestretch with the opening today of the Lakefront Trail over the Chicago River on the east sidewalk of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge. Work on the trail where it tunnels through the bridge houses on the east side of the bridge is continuing and is expected
Among the sites mentioned for a Chicago casino are the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, the Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center, the Palmer House, the Navy Pier and Thompson Center. According to a Request for Information issued last year regarding a Chicago casino, most respondents prefer an accessible location in or near downtown, measuring 10 acres to 25 acres, with room for a casino, hotel, parking, entertainment and more. One of the top contenders is the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. It wasn’t
CHICAGO (WLS) -- We have a follow-up on our previously-reported FOIA case against Navy Pier. After facing defeat in the appellate court, this week Navy Pier made a motion to take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court. Currently, the Court hasn't been accepted yet. Represented by attorney Matt Topic, the Loevy&Loevy lawyer speaks on this ongoing fight and what it means when it comes to the public having access to information that keeps powerful institutions accountable. "There have been hundreds of thousands
Too dark or just right? Only 7,000 Ford Bronco First Editions will be produced, which will make these models highly sought-after in years to come. All have already been sold out after the initial allocation was snapped up very soon after launch. Earlier this week, we found out that the 2022 Ford Bronco may just be worth waiting for as it will be offered with several new special editions and colors that aren't available for the 2021 version. Even so, the 2021 Bronco can be specced in some appealing options. We've
CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago’s buildings will go dark Tuesday night in participation of the National COVID-19 Memorial Service. Local buildings and institutions will go dark at 6 p.m. Some buildings will then display candles and ring bells in observation. The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and the Wrigley Field Marquee will share the message #brightertogether after going dark. The following buildings will participate: City Hall Wrigley Field Solider Field Navy Pier Blue Cross Blue Shield Building The Building Owners
(S. Hermann & F. Richter / Pixabay) As part of a memorial service planned by the incoming Biden-Harris administration, Chicago’s skyscrapers will go dark for 10 minutes Tuesday night in remembrance of those who have died from COVID-19. Thanks to our sponsors: View all sponsors The city’s most iconic buildings, as well as Navy Pier, will turn off their lights at 6 p.m., according to the mayor’s office. Residents and businesses are being asked to take part by doing the same, shutting off electronics as well.
Dozens of people enjoy a beer and a meal both inside and outside at Bureau Bar and Restaurant , 2115 S. State St., on Nov. 8, 2020. Hey there! It’s Thursday, and my editor said I’m contractually obligated to say I love working at Navy Pier, where WBEZ’s newsroom is located … right next to a funhouse. Here’s what you need to know today. (By the way, if you’d like this emailed to your inbox, you can sign up here.) Mayor Lori Lightfoot today said she is “very, very focused” on reopening indoor service
Illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven in “The Journey,” streaming live at Chicago Shakespeare Theater through Jan. 24, 2021. (Photo: David Wilkinson, Empirical Photography) For many years, much of the most intriguing work presented on the various Navy Pier stages of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater has been imported from Europe and beyond. That is not at all to disparage the company’s fine home-grown productions (including its lovely feminist-inflected version of “Peter Pan” that
Getty Images At Jackson Park in Chicago, there is a Yoko Ono sculpture to visit. I work at 96.7 The Eagle, Rockford's Home for Classic Rock, so of course, I am a big fan of all the music and artists. I am also a student of the history of the bands and songs. I enjoy watching documentaries and biopics about it. I will read about it too. One of my favorite things to do is visit legendary sights. Also, going to see events featuring information. Recently, I took my family on road trips into Chicago to check out