President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago Thursday to raise cash for his re-election campaign. The main fundraiser, taking place on Navy Pier, is being billed as the "fundraising kick-off" to the 2012 campaign.
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.
I'm a little late, but maybe this could be a new segment for the blog - instead of a morning round-up, maybe I can gather interesting tidbits from reporters and ongoing stories and deliver you an afternoon report:Top Story: Navy Pier is being leased to a not-for-profit.
The agency that runs Chicago's Navy Pier announced Wednesday that the popular tourist attraction is getting some new management.A newly-formed non-profit will take control of the Pier on July 1, with an eye toward making it even more family-friendly. Since 1989, Navy Pier has been
(photo by out_of_place/Flickr pool)Wearing a turquoise cross tucked into his stained White Sox jacket, slightly graying beard, Albert’s missing his front teeth and smoking in front of the bus on Navy Pier. I thought, 6 minutes!