This year’s most talked-about office space in Chicago has finally made an appearance. Motorola Mobility’s 4-floor, 600,000 square foot Merchandise Mart buildout will accommodate the company’s 2,000 employees relocating from Libertyville early next year. Details are still hush-hush, but we do have a few renderings of the future Gensler-designed, Skender-constructed space. Try not to swoon right out of your office chair at that rooftop deck.
A red SUV going west on 87th Street ran a red light, struck two vehicles on Vincennes Avenue and struck a pole, Chicago police said. Three people are badly hurt.
Mayoral challenger Paul Vallas said the CTU is behind the bogus lawn signs popping up around the city. The Vallas for Mayor signs include a red box that says, “MAGA 2024,” invoking the Trump slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Contractor involved in corruption case against former Ald. Austin now accused of bribing Cook County Assessor staffer
Alex Nitchoff is charged with conspiring to bribe a key employee handling commercial properties with home improvement goods and services, jewelry, meals and sports tickets.
On $800 million in tax increases to pay for an array of new social programs, he told the City Club of Chicago, “I’m ready and willing to negotiate the details.”