There was plenty of ruckus when Chicago decided to let drivers for Uber and Lyft pick passengers up from O’Hare and Midway airports. Much quieter, however, was McPier’s passage of an additional $4 tax on each of those rides leaving the airports.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said Tuesday that he hopes to avoid calling a special session of the legislature in September over work-rule changes at McCormick Place convention center.The governor met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and legislative leaders Tuesday morning to discuss the issue, but did
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants labor groups and legislators to come together to form new labor rules for Chicago's McCormick Place."I intend to bring folks together from all these different sectors and we'll just hash out a law that will survive any kind of legal scrutiny," he said.
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, commonly known as McPier, currently oversees both McCormick Place and Navy Pier.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.