By Carolyn Said Updated 10:05 am PDT, Thursday, September 26, 2019 Photo: Noah Berger / Special To The Chronicle Starting Thursday, Uber riders in the Bay Area will be able to select and option to see several public transit options for their route. Starting Thursday, Uber riders in the Bay Area will be able to... Bay Area riders will see buses, BART, trains, shuttles and ferries listed as ways to get around in the Uber ride-hailing app starting Thursday. Riders who select “Transit” instead of UberX or UberPool will see three public transit options for their route, including how long transit will take, how much it will cost, walking directions to the stop, transfer information, all the stops en route, and real-time arrival and departure information. It’s part of Uber’s move toward being a one-stop shop for transportation that also includes offering e-bikes and e-scooters, not to mention … [Read more...] about Uber adds public transit to Bay Area app
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The state-owned James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, hailed for its iconic architecture and derided for its functionality issues, is finally for sale. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday authorizing the sale of the 34-year-old landmark that takes up an entire city block. It could fetch $300 million, but it won’t be a quick purchase. Pritzker’s office released a five-phase, 22-month timetable to ensure a sale completion within two years. Proposals to put the building on the block date to 2003, when then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich proposed it as budget-balancing proposition. Gov. Bruce Rauner also had the same idea. Designed by architect Helmut Jahn, the 17-story, curved-glass structure opened in May 1985 to house state offices. It was renamed in 1993 for Illinois’ longest-serving governor, the Republican Thompson, who held the office from 1977 to 1991 and chose Jahn’s design. Despite applause for its futuristic design, its floor-to-roof atrium and … [Read more...] about Pritzker signs law to sell iconic Thompson Center in Chicago
The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
CHICAGO — The Latest on Chicago's mayoral election (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Chicago's new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday's election. Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will then attend a news conference with Toni Preckwinkle at the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Lightfoot easily defeated Preckwinkle on Tuesday with backing from voter across the city. She's the first black woman and first openly gay person to be elected Chicago's mayor. Jackson on Saturday asked the two candidates if they would sign a pledge agreeing to the Tuesday meeting. The longtime civil rights leader told them that the race would end Tuesday, and then "the healing must begin." Both women signed the document. ___ 12 a.m. Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory is a clear call for … [Read more...] about The Latest: Lightfoot begins life as Chicago’s mayor-elect
Updated 9:49 am PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Police and crews work the scene where a car crashed into a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train near the Rosemont, Ill., station. State police say the car's driver was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Rosemont Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joe Balogh says the injured train passengers were taken to hospitals for treatment of undisclosed injuries. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP) less Police and crews work the scene where a car crashed into a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train near the Rosemont, Ill., station. State police say the car's driver was taken to a hospital and pronounced ... more Photo: Armando L. Sanchez, AP Photo: Armando L. Sanchez, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Police … [Read more...] about 1 dead, 3 hurt after train hits car in suburban Chicago