At this point, whenever I hear that a company is relocating its operations to the city, my first question is: how much are we paying them? Looks like another $25 million this time. At least it’s a better deal than MillerCoors: 2,800 relocated jobs for $25m ($9k per job) vs 325 relocated jobs for $6m […]
Steve Rhodes flags a report that Chicago is losing millionaires, down 16% to 172,000. Clearly, the answer is MOAR TIFS. Or maybe they’re migrating to Oak Park, as is recommended by the latest silly-ass pro-suburb finance magazine list. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you about the parking.
Dave Greising makes some solid points in his column Friday, about the renaming of the Sears Tower.True enough, the Sears Tower was never iconic in quite the same way the John Hancock is — at least not locally. (I’m going to guess that globally, a lot more people cared about the world’ tallest building than […]
Fortunately, the name change won’t affect the skyscraper’s architecture. But it will blur the skyscraper’s identity—and Chicago’s identity, too. Oh, please. Something about this reminds me of people who name their cars. It’s sort of cute but it’s also sort of creepy.
Now that the Sears Tower is being renamed the Willis Tower, a Facebook group has formed to make sure we’re all talking about the right Willis. Hint: No “Diff’rent Strokes” reference is involved.