Rahm Emanuel's "Elevate Chicago" Program Includes DePaul Arena
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today is expected to unveil a $173M plan for a 10,000-seat arena for DePaul Univ. next to McCormick Place as part of the "Elevate Chicago" program. The effort also includes "development of two hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues surrounding the convention center," as well as the "long-awaited launch of a redesign at the Navy Pier lakefront entertainment complex." The publicly supported arena is "likely to be the most controversial part of the plan" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/16).