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The Art and Science of Parking in Chicago

Demand for parking in new Chicago apartment building drops, and the drop all comes from renters, not buyers. Millennials just aren’t buying cars, so expect the trend to continue… and, hopefully, make architecture better.

Chicago's Speed Cameras Reach an Intersection at City Hall

Emanuel is expected to go to City Hall tomorrow for the final push on speed cameras—armed with data and talking points from a consulting company that shares ties with For a Better Chicago and the speed camera company. Lost in all this has been the legitimate case for the legislation—and how the incidents the city’s used to make its case bring up other critical pedestrian-safety issues.

Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala

May 9, 2009–Princess Yasmin Aga Khan held the first Rita Hayworth Gala in 1985 to honor her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, the annual gala has grown into a premier social event that has raised more than $220 million to support medical research and programs in the treatment, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. This year, Mercedes-Benz debuted two new vehicles on-site, which welcomed guests on display as they entered the Hilton Chicago. Once inside, guests enjoyed an “Evening in Monte Carlo”, with complimentary casino gaming, dinner, dancing, and live entertainment by the Roy Vombrack Orchestra.

Gridlock Jocks

Can technology ease the traffic crunch? A Chicago business and a local university hope so, but don’t expect the time you spend in the car to plummet soon.