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WeWork announces two more Chicago locations
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WeWork announces two more Chicago locations

WeWork is continuing its Chicago office land grab with two more locations totaling nearly 200,000 square feet, the company announced today. In one...

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Cook County lags neighbors in healthy-county data
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Cook County lags neighbors in healthy-county data

The latest Healthiest Communities report highlights the gap between Cook County and its neighboring counties. Cook falls below the national average...

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Spurned developer sues Lincolnwood over Purple Hotel project
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Spurned developer sues Lincolnwood over Purple Hotel project

As one developer moves forward with plans for big mixed-use project on the former Purple Hotel site in Lincolnwood, another one is moving forward...

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A 606 for the South Side
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A 606 for the South Side

Imagine an elevated, linear park built on a vacant concrete railroad embankment, with trails and green space winding their way through Chicago...

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Retailers gain upper hand as Clybourn Corridor vacancies rise
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Retailers gain upper hand as Clybourn Corridor vacancies rise

In a shrinking market, the strong usually fare better than the weak. But that doesn't mean the strong escape without some bruises. That's what...

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Shopping center construction to drop to another low
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Shopping center construction to drop to another low

The Chicago economy is booming, but it's worse than the Great Recession by one measure if you build shopping centers for a living. That's one...

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Motel 6 planned next to McCormick Place
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Motel 6 planned next to McCormick Place

Chicago convention-goers could soon have a lower-cost hotel option next to McCormick Place under a proposal that would add to the recent run of new...

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River North landlord expands its neighborhood footprint
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River North landlord expands its neighborhood footprint

One of the most prolific owners of vintage River North loft office buildings has picked up a big site in the neighborhood after a developer's plans...

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Cook County, not so healthy • ADHD diagnoses climb • AHA weighs in on star ratings
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Cook County, not so healthy • ADHD diagnoses climb • AHA weighs in on star ratings

ILLINOIS, NATION SEE LARGE JUMP IN ADHD: ADHD diagnoses rates rose 34 percent among commercially insured pediatric patients in Illinois between...

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Eugene Stunard, who co-founded Appraisal Research Counselors, dies at 86
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Eugene Stunard, who co-founded Appraisal Research Counselors, dies at 86

Eugene Stunard, a real estate appraiser who helped power Chicago's initial wave of condo conversions, an expertise he exported to other cities...

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Tribune Tower owner sells Michigan Avenue offices for $72 million
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Tribune Tower owner sells Michigan Avenue offices for $72 million

The Los Angeles-based real estate firm turning Tribune Tower into luxury condos has cashed out with a hefty profit on an office building three...

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Toward a more equitable Chicago River
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Toward a more equitable Chicago River

Since the Great Recession, historic investment has transformed portions of the Chicago River from neglected waterway to burgeoning civic asset. We...

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Supreme Court won't question Nike use of Michael Jordan image
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Supreme Court won't question Nike use of Michael Jordan image

The justices, without explanation, said Monday they won't hear arguments from photographer Jacobus Rentmeester, whose portrait of Jordan gracefully...

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Development incentive or corporate land grab? It depends.
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Development incentive or corporate land grab? It depends.

History records that on July 1, 1862, a former Illinois Central lawyer named Abraham Lincoln signed into law what turned out to be one of the...

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Chicago's hometown hedge fund grows faster in New York
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Chicago's hometown hedge fund grows faster in New York

Citadel CEO Ken Griffin says he's having second thoughts about moving the hedge fund firm's headquarters to New York from Chicago, but Citadel's...

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Gift of Hope opening Chatham community development hub
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Gift of Hope opening Chatham community development hub

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is opening a 48,000-square-foot community development hub in Chatham that will include employee offices,...

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Developer envisions transit hub, entertainment, high-rises near Soldier Field
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Developer envisions transit hub, entertainment, high-rises near Soldier Field

A Wisconsin developer has unveiled conceptual plans for a massive South Loop mixed-use project anchored by a transit center and entertainment...

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Redlining's impact in Chicago focus of Federal Reserve exhibit
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Redlining's impact in Chicago focus of Federal Reserve exhibit

A map showing nearly all Chicago neighborhoods as a poor credit risk for home lenders dominates a new exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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Sterling Bay plans two more Fulton Market office buildings
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Sterling Bay plans two more Fulton Market office buildings

Sterling Bay plans to redevelop the Pioneer Wholesale Meat facility at 1000 W. Carroll Ave. into an 18-story office building. As Sterling Bay seeks...

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United keeping HQ at revamped Willis Tower
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United keeping HQ at revamped Willis Tower

One of Chicago's biggest companies is staying put at the city's tallest skyscraper and giving its headquarters a makeover. After mulling a...

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City gets first new building code in 70 years
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City gets first new building code in 70 years

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a major building code revision calling for new naming standards, material flexibility and sustainability measure....

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Major hotel development in Fulton Market
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Major hotel development in Fulton Market

This dairy supply facility at 1234 W. Randolph St. could be the next big redevelopment project in the Fulton Market District. This dairy supply...

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Silicon Valley firm expanding in Fulton Market
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Silicon Valley firm expanding in Fulton Market

A California-based software company that laid roots in the Fulton Market District last year to build its Midwest tech team is expanding in the now...

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Empty State Street building sells for $9.1 million
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Empty State Street building sells for $9.1 million

A Schaumburg investment firm has paid $9.1 million for a six-story building on State Street in the Loop that has sat empty since Ulta Beauty closed...

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A fight over small-town banking erupts in the prairie
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A fight over small-town banking erupts in the prairie

For over a century, the small Illinois town of Leland, population about 1,000, has had its own bank. For many of those years, there were two banks....

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Four lessons from the offer New York City couldn't refuse—but did
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Four lessons from the offer New York City couldn't refuse—but did

If I gave you $30 and asked for $3 back, would you give it to me? I think almost everyone in New York would. But a select few who would not....

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They took an opulent 100-year-old jewelry store and put it in a cocktail lounge
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They took an opulent 100-year-old jewelry store and put it in a cocktail lounge

A more than 100-year-old jewelry counter is the star of Beatnik on the River's new space in the Loop. Last summer, the bar debuted as a seasonal...

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Coyote Logistics picks Detroit for 500-job tech hub
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Coyote Logistics picks Detroit for 500-job tech hub

The Assembly building at 1700 W. Fort St. in Detroit will be home to about 500 Coyote Logistics employees taking about 58,000 square feet starting...

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Kroger stumbles as Amazon's grocery ambitions grow
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Kroger stumbles as Amazon's grocery ambitions grow

The grocery chain on Thursday offered a 2019 profit forecast and outlook that signaled it isn't making the progress investors were expecting as it...

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Neighbors get a voice in latest Lincoln Yards plan change
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Neighbors get a voice in latest Lincoln Yards plan change

March 7 update: Less than two hours before Thursday's Zoning Committee meeting, Ald. Brian Hopkins announced a new community review wrinkle to the...

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