A Chicago man teaching English in the Japanese city of Sendai – one of the cities hit worst by the tsunami – has been missing since the disaster struck. (Tribune)

There are big plans for West Lakeview – but do a public walkway under the el and a traffic circle at Belmont/Lincoln/Ashland make any sense at all? (Tribune)

Jim Tyree, one of Chicago’s business giants and the man who saved the Sun-Times, died yesterday. He was battling pancreatic cancer. (Sun-Times) Michael Miner has a tribute (Reader).