McCaffery tackles Children’s Hospital redevelopment as South Works project lags

By: Alby Gallun August 15, 2011 


A lot of developers don’t have enough to do these days, but Dan McCaffery has the opposite problem.

Mr. McCaffery beat out some of the city’s top real estate firms last month for the plum assignment to redevelop the Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park. It’s one more job on a growing to-do list for a veteran Chicago developer with a taste for big, complicated projects—and some bruises from the recent real estate slump.


Players await comments from Ricketts

August, 15, 2011 

By Bruce Levine


 HOUSTON — As Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts tours the minor leagues, things are looking up for the North siders, who have won 12 of their last 15 games.

Ricketts is expected to address the team’s current and future plans within the next 10 days, according to a source, and reliever Kerry Wood, who earned his first save since June 2010 on Monday, is looking forward to Ricketts’ comments.

“Obviously we’ve disappointed (ownership), ourselves and the fans,” Wood said after the Cubs 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. “We expected to be better than we’ve been, but we are now seeing what we can do. There is talent here, we’ll just have to see what direction (Ricketts) wants to go. Obviously there’s going to be moves made, and things are going to happen.”