David Roeder
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A foundation endowed by Chicago printing and radio station magnate Fred Eychaner said Wednesday it will commit $10 million toward restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park. The money from Alphawood Foundation Chicago is supposed to kick-start a … Continue reading

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Curt Bailey knows that in the frenetic game of Chicago real estate, the focus always is on the next deal. So Bailey, president of Related Midwest, can’t ease up for long in enjoying the firm’s latest milestone. Related Midwest has … Continue reading

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City officials Tuesday approved terms of a project that will create 61 studio apartments for the homeless or those close to it. The project at 727 W. Lake St. relies on low-income housing tax credits and a $3.1 million subsidy … Continue reading

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The best thing to be said for Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and his ostensible threat to vacate Wrigley Field is that he had to say it. He’s a soft-spoken man, demeanor that ought to serve him well when dealing with … Continue reading

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J. Paul Beitler feels the need for speed. Beitler, one of Chicago’s most prominent developers over the last 30 years, has hatched a plan for an office tower whose modest scale he thinks will give him a competitive edge. In … Continue reading

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Real estate kingpins Jerry Speyer and Sam Zell were lucky they had an elite audience for their joint appearance Tuesday at DLA Piper’s annual real estate conference in Chicago. A different group might have called them out for a few … Continue reading

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Donald Welsh wants to show you Chicago, whether you know the place well or not. If you live in China or Mexico, he’s working to get Chicago on your U.S. itinerary. He’s putting out the word to East and West … Continue reading

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DePaul University is getting boxed out in its quest to build a basketball arena for its Blue Demons. The school has overplayed its hand, turned down an offer that would have helped its athletic program and now must compete for … Continue reading

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Walgreen said Tuesday it plans to sell its corporate headquarters in Deerfield. The company will remain in the 38-acre complex on a 10-year lease. The asking price for the six buildings encompassing 574,000 square feet is $85 million, said Jones … Continue reading

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In the 1960s and ’70s, Maxim’s was a place to step out in the Gold Coast, where you could show off your elegant bearing and fine attire with the chance of dining near Liza Minnelli or Audrey Hepburn. It’s been … Continue reading