Chicago did not land the Olympics, but our city was home to one of the greatest Olympians. His name was Johnny Weissmuller. He was a swimmer. And he never lost.There always was controversy over where and when Johnny was born. The best guess is Romania in 1904.
President Obama’s ten-day tour of Asia is an effort to drum up economic opportunities for American businesses and maybe more jobs at home.Working the international trade circuit has also been a hallmark of Mayor Daley’s tenure.
The city of Chicago plans to tear down a historic building at the old Michael Reese Hospital -- despite promises to save it.The main hospital building is more than 100 years old. Landmarks Illinois says the building’s one of the few examples of a prairie-style high-rise.