But on Wednesday, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority trustee Jim Reilly announced that Navy Pier would now be managed and run by a new non-profit corporation. Reilly has long advocated for separating the Pier from McCormick Place, including in his report last week to the Illinois General Assembly on McPier’s future. The move is a big deal as Navy Pier is Illinois’ top tourist destination.
To learn more about what it means for the Pier "Eight Forty-Eight" spoke to Reilly.
Music Button: The Aqua Velvets, "Aqua Nova", from the CD Guitar Noir, (Milan)