Tag Archive for McCormick Place

Floats Your Boat

Three types of people turned out last Sunday for the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show: boat people, family people, and conventioneers. The boat people flocked to McCormick Place for the boats. They bought boats (last year’s floor models), sold…

Unconventional McCormick

Amid concerns of structural problems and inadequacy as an event center, the future of McCormick Place East is now in question. For the architects, environmentalists, politicians, and everyday people who have long disputed the building’s merits, the chance to decide what will become of the exhibition space has been a long time coming.

Dog days

Dogs of all breeds had come to the convention center prepared to take their run around the ring at the International Kennel Club of Chicago’s 150th Annual Dog Show.

Gentlemen, start your engines

If anything, the Chicago Auto Show–the largest in the nation–is about an absence of responsibility. It’s about six-digit prices and one-digit fuel economies. The auto show is everything wrong with America, and everything that makes it so awesome.

Comic Relief

About two hundred people gathered in an assembly room at McCormick Place Friday, April 16, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the guest speaker. The crowd began applauding before he was even introduced, and they erupted into a chorus of cheers…