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New Books Look At The Past And Future Of The Chicago River

22 Nov 2011 / in Blog

Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune has a review of two new books looking at the Chicago River. The books and Blair’s review come at a time when the Chicago River has been in the spotlight for a variety of reasons, from the threat of the Asian Carp to the proposal to use the Chicago […]

Simon to Iowa: Make decision on rail funding

22 Jul 2011 / in Blog

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is encouraging Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to finalize his state’s rail plan and move forward with design and construction of a Chicago to Iowa City rail connection.

Worldwide retail sales of Caterpillar Inc.’s (CAT) construction machinery surged 66% in the three months to the end of April

19 May 2011 / in Blog, Uncategorized

Worldwide retail sales of Caterpillar Inc.’s (CAT) construction machinery surged 66% in the three months to the end of April, as the company’s robust sales activity showed no signs of weakening, according to dealer sales figures released Thursday.

Exelon Said to Be Near $7.7 Billion Deal for Constellation

28 Apr 2011 / in Blog

The Chicago Tribune is reporting Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp. is in late-stage talks to buy Baltimore-based rival Constellation Energy Group Inc., a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Exelon’s market value at the end of trading on Wednesday was nearly You can get more information here.

Wacker Drive makeover begins — and the concrete is flowing

18 Apr 2011 / in Blog

The Wacker Drive reconstruction has kicked into high gear with the arrival of concrete this past week the Sun- Times reports

Chicago, carriers reach nearly $1.2B O’Hare deal

25 Mar 2011 / in Blog

Business Week is reporting that federal officials say the city of Chicago and two major airlines reached a nearly $1.2 billion agreement that resolves many longstanding disputes with the carriers over the further expansion of O’Hare International Airport.

Contractor’s struggling with rising cost of materials

25 Mar 2011 / in Blog

There’s an interesting report from the Associated General Contractors of American in the Columbus Dispatch talking about the increased cost in construction materials and the inability of contractors to raise prices, creating a difficult situation for construction professional.

Seven Ways to Lower the Cost of Selling Green

25 Mar 2011 / in Blog

Steve Bertasso, at True North Development published a helpful articlie in Building-Products.com listing seven ways to reduce the cost of selling green.

Youtube Video

09 Feb 2011 / in Blog

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