Latest Chicago Loop Stories

2014-05-21 08:26:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most business execs face situations where they thought someone in their employ would do something and it turns out they either forgot, ignored the boss or did the wrong thing. All of these issues are a result of not closing the loop. According to a new book on business trends, to better achieve objectives it's vital that business leaders create a team committed to follow through -- closing the loop -- so that vital actions can get done....

2011-05-24 07:00:00

Unique birdhouses and artwork designed by local artists to be auctioned to benefit families living with HIV/AIDS CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago House's 25th Anniversary Pride weekend celebration begins this year with an annual art auction and cocktail party to benefit families affected by AIDS, at Room & Board's downtown Chicago store on Thursday, June 23rd. Local Chicago artists, designers and architects will participate in this unique event, an annual...

2009-07-01 10:30:00

New Skydeck experience takes visitors on journey through the best of Chicago and brings the city to their feet - literally CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Skydeck Chicago dares visitors to be among the first to step onto The Ledge, a series of glass bays that extend from the building's 103rd floor, when it opens to the public Thursday, July 2. Reaching out more than four feet from Skydeck Chicago's west side, visitors have unobstructed views of Chicago - 1,353 feet straight down. In...

2008-10-10 12:00:18

About 40 wooden pilings caught fire in the Chicago River near the Loop Friday, cloaking the area with a heavy gray fog and disrupting rush-hour traffic. The fire broke out about 6:45 a.m, its origin unknown. There were no injuries reported, the Chicago Tribune said. The State Street bridge was closed as a Chicago Fire Department boat and others watered down the area near State Street and Wacker Drive. The pilings appeared to be protected by a metal and concrete casing, which was...

2005-08-17 19:26:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Palmer House Hotel, the landmark Chicago hotel where writers Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling and U.S. presidents once spent the night, has been sold to Thor Equities, a private equity group, for $230 million, the companies said on Wednesday.. Thor, which bought the building from Hilton Hotels Corp., plans on pouring more than $100 million into renovations, which will include a three-level retail center. But the hotel's opulent lobby will be preserved....

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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