Two airlines have announced new daily flight services to Chicago:
Spirit Airlines: Chicago O'Hare to Houston once-daily service (departing Chicago at 8:15pm), begins Oct. 4, 2012.
Southwest Airlines: Chicago Midway to Branson once-daily service, begins March 9, 2013.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that a nearly 20-acre site in the northeast corner of Grant Park will be redesigned, rebuilt and renamed Maggie Daley Park, after Chicago's former first lady.The site includes Daley Bicentennial Plaza and is just east of Millennium Park. Maggie Daley Park will include:
Maggie Daley Park is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.
United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are implementing dramatic interior upgrades to their plane cabins — good news for anyone traveling to/from Chicago, since five out of every six commercial aircraft seats flying out of the city are on one of those airlines.United Airlines Upgrades:
Chicago blues talent, Rock N Roll hall of famer and owner of Buddy Guy's Legends will be recognized at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors this December.
Recipents are recognized for their lifetime contributions of excellence to American culture through the performing arts, whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television.
In a statement, Buddy Guy said, "I cannot begin to describe my feelings of deep gratitude to be receiving the Kennedy Center Honor. I am even more humbled because this award was beyond my wildest dreams in 1957 when I left home, and my mother and father, to pluck my guitar promising to return to them one day with a polka dot Cadillac. This Louisiana, and now Chicago, man respectfully thanks the Kennedy Center for such high praise and especially for recognizing and helping to keep the Blues alive today."
The West Loop's Fulton Market district will welcome this exclusive members-only club and 35-room hotel in 2014, filling a six-story 1907 warehouse on Green Street, originally used by the Chicago Belting Factory.Amenities will inclue:
The property's three new restaurants will be: London-based Pizza East (the first in the U.S.), plus a burger joint and a chicken concept — both with a British twist.