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Duck Tours May Come to Chicago

Special ramps would have to be built at Marina City and just north of River City but a large dining and sightseeing cruise operator has submitted to state regulators its plan to offer “duck tours” on the Chicago River.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the proposal, submitted last November on behalf of Entertainment Cruises by Alfred Benesch & Company, a structural…

Posted By: By: January 05, 2015 FULL STORY

McDonald's opening River North office

McDonald's is opening an office in Chicago's River North neighborhood, primarily to house digital employees, a senior executive said Tuesday night.

Plans call for the office to be open by the end of the first quarter, Steve Easterbrook, McDonald's senior executive vice president and global chief brand officer said during an appearance as part of an AKTA innovation chat series. The location…

Posted By: By: December 12, 2014 FULL STORY

Chicago Millionaire Buys $17 Million Trump Tower Penthouse

He paid $17 million Monday — in cash.

With a simple transfer from his bank, a suburban tech multimillionaire bought the 89th floor penthouse at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, breaking the record for the priciest residential real estate sale in Chicago history.

Sanjay Shah, 46, the founder and CEO of Hoffman Estates-based Vistex, closed the deal Monday after…

Posted By: By: December 10, 2014 FULL STORY

Riverwalk Restroom Walls Going Up

When workers building the Chicago Riverwalk return this Friday, they will be assembling the walls of the restrooms.

These public restrooms will be located between Clark Street and LaSalle Street.

The workers will continue installing...

    • Pathways and planters between State Street and Clark Street.
Posted By: By: November 25, 2014 FULL STORY

CTA Rolls Out New Holiday Bus & Holiday Train Set to Hit Tracks Black Friday

The beloved CTA Holiday Train is back — and this year, there is a holiday bus, too.

The bus will travel along nine CTA routes beginning Dec. 2. It is decked out in holiday lights and decorated in a "Ralphie the Reindeer" wrap. The bus also features a pair of huge antlers on top, holiday-themed seating…

Posted By: By: November 21, 2014 FULL STORY

River North Guest Blog- Get to Know Skip Weiss

Name: Louis A. (Skip) Weiss
Company: Northwest Publishing/Chicago Health magazine
Position: Owner and Publisher
Years as a Member of RNBA: 12
Current RNBA Chairman of the Board

Posted By: By: November 17, 2014 FULL STORY
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