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Five Reasons to Brave Crowds for the David Bowie Blockbuster

The much-anticipated “David Bowie Is,” which opens to the public tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, could turn out to be the biggest blockbuster in the museum’s history. Chicago is the only U.S. stop for the traveling exhibition, which is packed with costumes, videos, documents and odds and ends from the seemingly extraterrestrial pop star’s [Read More]

September 23, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the City

Chicago Among Top Cities for Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. Says

Chicago is a top city on Inc.’s annual ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies, the magazine said today. The Inc. 5000 ranking for 2014 analyzes companies’ three-year revenue growth and lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and small businesses in the U.S. Chicago has 95 companies on the list — the most of any city except New [Read More]

August 31, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy, Economy AOI

Here Comes the Sun: Rooftop Solar Panels in Illinois Get Jump-Start

Call it Illinois’ welcome to SolarCity. A compromise measure has surfaced in Springfield that’s aimed at jump-starting the market in Illinois for solar panels on homeowners’ rooftops, a much more common sight in states like Arizona and California. The new amendment to the bill, HB 2427, would require the Illinois Power Agency, which procures electricity on behalf [Read More]

May 24, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Sleep in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Rogers Park

Frank Lloyd Wright acolytes who wear themselves out touring the architect’s dozens of innovative Chicago-area buildings now have a place to sleep it off: the Emil Bach House on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. As finishing touches on a meticulous restoration are completed in the next few weeks, the house, built in 1914 for the [Read More]

April 27, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

What Chicago Elementary Schools are Going International Baccalaureate?

The Emanuel administration today announced plans to expand the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at five elementary schools, making the academically rigorous curriculum available to as many as 1,500 students. The IB program, which places a special emphasis on writing, is a favorite of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who likes to tout that Chicago has more IB [Read More]

April 22, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Education

As Opening Day Nears, Chicago Baseball Fields Digging Out from Winter

In all his years as a groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox, Roger Bossard has never faced anything quite like this. The snow that piled up at U.S. Cellular Field could be dealt with easily enough. It’s Chicago, after all. But the frost in the ground can be measured in feet, not inches. To ready [Read More]

March 23, 2014 | Author: Chicago Business News | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Events AOI
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