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  • Aug 2, 2018

    Building Chicago’s skyline: Inside the cab of a crane operator

    CHICAGO -- In a city like Chicago, summer is often thought of as the "construction season" and 2018 is no exception. But what most of us know about construction, and what is going on with these projects, is from outside the metal fences that surround them for years on end. So WGN's Julie Unruh grabbed a hard hat and a vest to make the trip straight…

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  • Jul 20, 2018

    McHugh Construction Completes Pro-Bono Installation, Construction of Eternal Flame of Hope Monument Plaza at Soldier Field in ChicagoM

    As the Special Olympics celebrated 50 years, representatives from James McHugh Construction Co. joined community and civic leaders in Chicago on July 20th for the unveiling of Eternal Flame of Hope monument at Soldier Field. 

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  • Mar 7, 2018

    McHugh Construction, Chicago-area Developers Unveil Changes in Hiring Practices to Promote Minority Involvement in Construction Trades

    James McHugh Construction Co., together with Magellan Development Group, Related Midwest, and Sterling Bay, today convened nearly 100 members of the Chicago construction industry to unveil changes to company hiring practices, which become effective immediately. Leadership from McHugh Construction invited major Chicago-area developers, and…

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  • Jan 22, 2018

    McHugh Construction Announces Appointment of Company Veteran Dave Alexander to President

    Mr. Alexander succeeds Bruce Lake, who retires following nearly four decades with McHugh James McHugh Construction Co., the Chicago-based general contracting firm responsible for some of the city’s most recognizable structures, has announced the appointment of Dave Alexander to President. Alexander assumed the role effective January 1, 2018.…

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  • Nov 10, 2017

    Top Workplaces 2017: Search Chicago-area companies

    Baird & Warner, Impact Networking and Holiday Inn ChicagoMart Plaza have taken the top spots for large, midsize and small Chicagoland workplaces, respectively, according to rankings released by Energage behalf of the Chicago Tribune. For the past eight years, Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, has been ranking workplaces in the Chicago area…

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  • Jul 1, 2017

    McHugh Construction Names Bonfil Vice President of Concrete

    CHICAGO, IL — James McHugh Construction Co. announces the promotion of Alex Bonfil to Vice President of Concrete. As Vice President of Concrete, Bonfil oversees all aspects of concrete operations, including preconstruction and estimating, negotiating contracts, managing budgets, approving subcontracting awards, establishing and achieving…

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  • Jun 14, 2017

    In Homan Square, 102-Year-Old Building Gets a New Life

    Life changes brought Tenille Sneed to this newly updated apartment with her four daughters. “I recently divorced in April, and so my household went from a two-income household to a one, and then my landlord went up on the rent,” Sneed said. She and her girls have been here for a month and a half, and Sneed says her family fits perfectly into this…

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  • May 1, 2017

    Creating a Safety-First Culture

    Organizational culture, while notoriously difficult to define, is a driving force in organizations. It is responsible for shaping employees’ attitudes, guiding behavior, creating a sense of identity and establishing consistency. Often, corporate culture can be more influential than a company’s written rules or regulations, so establishing one that…

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  • Apr 27, 2017

    Historic abandoned Sears complex transformed into affordable housing

    Sears and Roebuck Company may no longer be the giant it once was, yet its physical presence is still all over the city of Chicago. As the company had no brick and mortar retail stores until nearly 30 years after its founding in 1886 as a mail-order catalog, many of its earliest buildings were for logistics and storage. One of those old structures…

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  • Apr 3, 2017

    Elmhurst resident responsible for shaping United Center

    An Elmhurst resident is living her dream with a well-respected company well known to Elmhurst that has allowed her to work as a senior project manager on a new atrium addition at the United Center. The project included the relocation of Michael Jordan — the statue, that is.

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