DePaul Arena Part of South Loop
Neighborhood's Economic Expansion
Mayor Emanuel introduced DePaul's new $300 million, 10,000-seat basketball arena and McCormick Place hotel complex at a Thursday press conference. He also said another area college team has expressed interest in playing in the arena.
- Video: Press conference highlights | Archive
Visuals: Infographic | Map, arena renderings
- Social media: Arena announcement, reaction
Photo: Mayor Emanuel announces the
new arena. (Photo/Will Wilson)
Red Line Contingency Plan Passes First
The Red Line Project's Josclynn Brandon braved the real test of the Red Line South construction plan -- the first rush-hour commute from 95th Street. Her experience in a nutshell? Smooth sailing.
Graphic: Part of the Red Line South Branch.
Venues Out to Make a Difference in Near South Side
The Shrine, Reggie’s Rock Club and the Blues Heaven Foundation hope to establish an entertainment district in the area, which is riddled with violent crime. Related:
Photo: Up-and-coming band You Are Here practices. (Photo/Oralis Moreno)
Celebrates New Year in Style
Despite heavy snow, more than 20,000 people stood on the streets of Chicago's Chinatown to watch the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade.
Photo: Parade-goers pour into Chinatown (Photo by Candice Silva)