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September 4, 2014
Erika Slife
The potential impact of the Barack Obama Presidential Library on Chicago is impressive. One economic study projects the library would attract 800,000 annual visitors, who would spend $31 million on food and shopping in the surrounding neighborhood -- enough to support 30 new restaurants, 11 new retail outlets and a new hotel. Overall, the study estimates the library would pump $220 million into the city's economy every year, and create 1,900 permanent new jobs.
August 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Hardik Bhatt is the Chicago-based managing director for global market development for Cisco Systems Inc.’s Internet of Everything for Cities practice. He works with governments, including the City of Chicago, to connect and control public services through sensors that feed data into command centers to improve operations and livability.
July 23, 2014
Sandra Guy
Ultra-high-speed Internet access is back on the map for Chicago’s South Side, with a new large-scale launch now in the planning stages for the former U.S. Steel South Works site redevelopment at 87th Street and South Lake Shore Drive.
July 18, 2014
Hailey Lee
Jovanis Bouargoub, owner of Chicago-based Porkchop, will open his latest meat-centric restaurant, Chop, in October. The 100-seat venue will open in the Roosevelt Collection Mall on the Near South Side.
July 9, 2014
Micah Maidenberg
Mariano's Fresh Market has confirmed it will open a new grocery store on the former U.S. Steel property, a deal that launches developer Dan McCaffery's ambitious $4 billion Lakeside project on the South Side site.
July 9, 2014
Sandra Guy
Mariano’s Fresh Markets announced it will build a new grocery store on the northeast corner of 87th Street and South Lake Shore Drive on the former U.S. Steel Works factory site — not far from a parcel in the same development being pitched as a future home of a Barack Obama presidential library.
July 3, 2014
Lynn Sweet
Among the rival locations in Chicago for the Obama library and museum, the most majestic one hugs the Lake Michigan shore on the Southeast Side with a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.
June 27, 2014
Shoppers looking for bargains in Hyde Park have a new option to consider: the Silver Umbrella thrift store on the corner of 53rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard.
June 16, 2014
Options for dining, shopping and recreation in the 53rd Street commercial corridor are highlighted in a new brochure, which will be available at high-traffic locations on the University of Chicago campus, at the Hyatt Place hotel and other locations.
June 13, 2014
Aaron Dunlap
On Wednesday of this week, developer Dan McCaffery, 25th ward alderman Danny Solís, and a handful of staff and students of the British School of Chicago participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming South Loop campus of the school.

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