Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Artist rendering of proposed development complex.

China's second-richest man to build third-tallest building

 

Playing for dollars, smiles at O’Hare

Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. Middleton, 74, catches a 5 a.m. bus, then the Blue Line L for her gig as a street musician on O’Hare’s ground floor. She would like to arrive earlier, but there is no earlier bus.

Workers remove a poster for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, a day after Sony announced was canceling the movie's Christmas release because of a terrorist threat. | Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images

Sony’s choice on ‘The Interview’ is one lost battle in a long war

Does anybody really fear that North Korean agents are going to mow us down if we buy tubs of buttered popcorn and go to see Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview,” the now-shelved bromance comedy depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un?

Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster who was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s — tells tales in her book, "A Gun in My Gucci." | Provided photo

Ex-FBI agent’s book tells mob tales in ‘A Gun in My Gucci'

Retired FBI agent Elaine Corbett Smith — a teacher turned crime buster — was credited with helping bring down the Chicago mob during the 1980s.

Playing for dollars and smiles at O'Hare

Long before sunrise, Sharon Dawn Middleton gets out of bed to pile on layers of clothing for her commute to O’Hare Airport from her Northwest Side home. For three years Middleton has played at O’Hare. “I don’t get rich but it sure helps out,” she said of being a street musician. “I’m happy anytime anyone gives me anything, even a penny.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued that he had no choice but to raise employee contributions by 29 percent and sharply reduce cost-of-living benefits. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Emanuel hopeful his pension plan will survive legal challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s hopeful his plan to save the Municipal Employees pension fund will survive a legal challenge where the state’s plan couldn’t and said city retirees will be far better off if he’s right.

Artist rendering of proposed development complex.

China's second-richest man to build third-tallest building

An 88-story hotel, condominium and retail complex known as Wanda Vista would take its place behind Willis and Trump towers as Chicago’s third-tallest building, under a $900 million deal that was sealed Thursday and involves the second-richest man in China.

 
Subscribe to Chicago