Christopher G. Kennedy

American businessman Christopher G. Kennedy

Christopher George Kennedy is an American businessman. Until April 2012, Chris Kennedy was president of Merchandise Mart Properties, a commercial-property management firm based in Chicago, Illinois, which manages various properties including The Merchandise Mart in Chicago and the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles, California, and the Boston Design Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the son of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a member of the Kennedy family.
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04 July 1963
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Can a Relationship Help to Battle Addiction?
Yahoo News - 8 months
Could the key to help battle addiction be a healthy relationship? The Doctors are joined by author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who wrote "When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (and Heal You Both in the Process)," to speak about how an interpersonal relationship can help people struggling with addiction. Christopher, who is a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has fought his own battles with addiction, says that addiction can flourish in isolation and people who work on their struggles with a loved one often times have a better outcome than those who go at it alone.
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University Of Illinois At Chicago Vying To Be Future Site Of Barack Obama's Presidential Library
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The University of Illinois at Chicago has thrown its hat into the ring of institutions competing to house Barack Obama's future presidential library and museum. UIC announced its plan to bid for the library Sunday with a university spokesman saying the school is exploring "at least five sites" on its Near West Side campus, the Tribune reports. "Our candidacy follows the recommendation of a task force of deans, administrators and outside advisers who agreed that UIC's diversity, research, outreach and central location make it uniquely appropriate for the library and museum honoring President Obama's legacy," UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares told the Tribune. Among UIC's Chicago-based competition is the University of Chicago (where the president was a lecturer at its law school for more than a decade); Chicago State University; and even the site of the old Michael Reese Hospital in Bronzeville. As the Associated Press notes, Obama has no formal ties to UIC or Chicago State whil...
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JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2001 as "amazing." Speaking with HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff, Lawford described the time that year when he sat next to Castro at a screening of the 2000 docudrama "Thirteen Days", which documents the Kennedy administration's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. In 2005, Lawford told CNN's Larry King that Castro got up at the end of the film and said it was "great," but that it had ignored Cuba's perspective on the situation. This isn't the first time Lawford has mentioned his feelings about his meeting with Castro. As The New York Times previously noted, Lawford "proudly describes" watching the film with Castro in his memoir "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption." Lawford went on to give his take on Raul Castro's leadership and America's current relationship with ...
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Kerry Kennedy: Doctors Say Seizure Caused Accident
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch - over 5 years
Kerry Kennedy says that a seizure is to blame for her North Castle car accident on Friday, based on findings from doctors. Speaking out for the first time since she was arrested Friday near Interstate 684 after hitting a tractor trailer with her car, Kennedy talked to reporters after her Tuesday arraignment at North Castle town court on her driving while ability impaired charge; she pleaded not guilty. Kennedy explained that she had neurological testing done after her arrest. “Determined to understand my medical condition, I underwent a full battery of neurological testing at Mount Sinai Medical Center," she said outside of the court building, located in Armonk. Based on an MRI taken, there is "an area of hyper density" due to a past head injury that she suffered. “A comprehensive battery of neurological function tests showed symptoms consistent with the right side of the brain injury," she said." This was just one sign that a seizure may have been the cause. Kennedy...
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Wolf Point proposal doesn't live up to promise of its site; Kennedy family's $1 billion development, designed by Cesar Pelli, needs substantial reworking
Chicago Times - over 5 years
From today's print edition Cities rarely get opportunities for architectural greatness like the one Chicago now has at Wolf Point. This historic plot at the meeting of theChicago River'sbranches — once home to pioneer taverns and trading posts, in recent decades an eyesore surface parking lot — is as prominent as they come. It deserves the finest architecture and public spaces. Nothing less will do. The $1 billion plan for Wolf Point unveiled at a community meeting Tuesday by representatives of the Kennedy family and three financial partners is not there yet. It needs substantial improvement before the developers and their architects, led by Cesar Pelli of the New Haven, Conn., firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, should be granted the zoning change they covet. The problems range from a traffic study that appears overly friendly to the developers who paid for it to building designs that are, at present, underdetailed and uninspired. Questions about how the towers will add to — or detract fr...
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Kennedys and Pelli's firm unveil plans for three-tower riverfront complex
Chicago Times - over 5 years
Touting what would be downtown Chicago’s largest new real estate development since the 2008 financial crisis, representatives of the Kennedy family and three financial partners on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a proposed three-tower office and apartment complex on a historic but long-underutilized site along the Chicago River. The project, whose cost is pegged at more than $1 billion, calls for a slope-roofed office building of 925 feet, which would be Chicago’s eighth-tallest structure. Another office building and an apartment high-rise would bring the project’s combined square footage to nearly 3 million square feet, more than the biggest skyscraper of the boom years, the 2.6-million-square foot Trump International Hotel & Tower. The plans, made public at a community meeting called by Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, and attended by more than 300 people, are for the triangular Wolf Point parcel to the southwest of the Merchandise Mart. The Kennedys sold the Merchandise Mar...
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Wolf Point plan deserves scrutiny; Kennedy family and architect Pelli plan complex that includes 900-foot skyscraper
Chicago Times - almost 6 years
Is it finally Wolf Point’s time? Exactly 180 years ago, as depicted in an old postcard, pioneers patronized primitive taverns and inns at a patch of land alongside the confluence of the Chicago River’s north and south branches. Native Americans paddled canoes down the river. Now, after years of failed proposals for the prominent site, the Kennedy family is floating plans for a three-tower complex whose tallest skyscraper would rise 900 feet. That would make it the city’s eighth tallest building--no Willis Tower, but nothing to sneeze at. No drawings are available. We likely won’t see any until a May 29 community meeting called by Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd. Yet the public has every reason to start analyzing the broad outlines of the development now. The fate of one of the choicest parcels in town hangs in the balance. And the issue is whether the design by New Haven, Conn., architect Cesar Pelli will rise to the level of greatness demanded by the site — or whether the Chicagoan...
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SPECIAL EVENT: City Newspaper's 2012 Cultural Crawl
City Newspaper - almost 6 years
Presented by VisitRochester Join the event on FACEBOOK for updates as soon as we get them. For a PDF version of the official Cultural Crawl Guide, published in the April 18 issue of City, CLICK HERE. Get out and take in Rochester's arts and cultural scene in ONE DAY! On Saturday, April 21, 10a.m.-7 p.m. dozens of the biggest and brightest organizations in Rochester's art, dance, music, theater, comedy, literary, film, and family-entertainment scenes will be offering FREE or low-cost events. This is an opportunity to get a taste of the immense arts and cultural opportunities that exist in Rochester, NY. Participating groups include: Anderson Alley Artists: FREE open studios and art demonstrations by select Anderson Alley artists. (NOTA, 3-5 p.m.) Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester: FREE admission to the gallery, currently showing "Brian O'Neill: The Bridge Between Two Worlds." (NOTA, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Axom Gallery: FREE admission to the gallery, featuring t...
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Actor, activist Lawford to speak Thursday in GF - Grand Forks Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, an anti-drugs advocate, author and actor, will speak Thursday in Grand Forks at the invitation of the Community Foundation's Women's Fund. Christopher Kennedy Lawford, an anti-drugs advocate, author and actor,
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UI nears halfway point to finding $60 million in savings - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
Trustees will get a report on the savings at a meeting of the Executive Committee, made up of chairman Christopher Kennedy and board members Edward McMillan and Pamela Strobel. The committee meets at 1 pm Wednesday in Chicago
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BOOK REVIEW: Rock's birth relived through '1950s Radio in Color' - Wicked Local
Google News - over 6 years
Christopher Kennedy's '1950s Radio in Color' spotlights the lost photos of Cleveland DJ Tommy Edwards. By Peter Chianca / pchianca@wickedlocal.com Did you know that MTV was invented in 1956? In Cleveland? As far-fetched as either of those suggestions
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John Gray named interim principal at Nayatt School - EastBayRI.com
Google News - over 6 years
At the meeting, the School Committee voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Mrs. Keith, who was hired to replace Christopher Kennedy, the former Nayatt School principal who resigned at the end of the last school year after it was revealed that
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New candidate for Lake County State's Attorney - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 6 years
She joins fellow Republicans Bryan Winter and Mike Nerheim in the race for that party's nomination, while Democrats Christopher Kennedy and Scott Drury are seeking their party's nomination for the office. Waller announced last month he won't seek
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'Lost' photos from Cleveland chronicle 1950s rock - The330
Google News - over 6 years
Edwards, who died in 1981, was a DJ by trade but also an amateur photographer, and 200 of the more than 1700 Ektachrome slides he took have been compiled into a book by self-described “rock 'n' roll detective” Christopher Kennedy as 1950s Radio in
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Fort Polk soldiers return home - Leesville Daily Leader
Google News - over 6 years
Pfc. Christopher Kennedy gets a big hug from his mother, Lisa Williams, upon his return from Afghanistan Aug. 1. Kennedy's unit, the 814th Eng Co, 46th Eng Bn, 1st MEB, was treated to a redeployment ceremony at Fort Polk's 1st MEB Gym
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Vital phone link faulty for week - Bury Free Press
Google News - over 6 years
FOR Christopher Kennedy the telephone is literally a lifeline, but he has been without his for nearly a week. Mr Kennedy is a former cancer patient and has angina so he wears an alarm he can press at anytime, anywhere in his Winthrop Road,
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Illinois hires Cincinnati's Thomas as AD - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 6 years
Thomas also received high marks for Cincinnati's improved academic performance by its athletes and Christopher Kennedy, chairman of the Board of Trustees, reiterated the importance Illinois places on that matter. "At Illinois we wanted in our new
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UIUC names Wise new chancellor at Urbana campus - Forbes
Google News - over 6 years
"She has run an institution as large as the entire University of Illinois, and she's a lead researcher among her peers who knows how to pursue research grants," said Christopher Kennedy, chair of the University of Illinois' board of trustees
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Merchandise Mart Cuts Staff - Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Google News - over 6 years
We are doing so again in order to better service our customers and position us for sustainable future growth." Falanga was recently promoted to president of the company, following Christopher Kennedy's stepping down from the position
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A Kennedy on a quest to do more - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
I had just 30 minutes to talk with Christopher Kennedy, the outgoing chief of Chicago's Merchandise Mart and the eighth of Robert F. Kennedy's 11 children. So I got to the point. "For what? What would I run for?" Kennedy replied, sounding incredulous
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In May 2012, Kennedy started the Chicago based non-profit Top Box Foods.
    Until April 2012, Kennedy was president of Merchandise Mart Properties, a commercial-property management firm based in Chicago, Illinois, which manages various properties including The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles, California, and the Boston Design Cente in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • 2010
    Age 46
    On September 23, 2010 Bill Ayers was unanimously denied emeritus status at the University of Illinois at Chicago after board chairman Kennedy gave a speech protesting it, with the quote "I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy."
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  • 2009
    Age 45
    On September 10, 2009, Kennedy was elected by the trustees as their chairman.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    Under Kennedy's leadership of the Mart, it was the largest building in the world to be awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification in 2007 from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 36
    Kennedy was the president of Merchandise Mart Properties in Chicago, Illinois, from 2000 until 2012.
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  • 1997
    Age 33
    From 1997-1999, Kennedy served as chairman of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, a sales-and-marketing organization promoting Chicago to the tourism and convention industries.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 24
    He was also treasurer of the campaign committee for his brother Joseph's reelection to the U.S. House in 1988.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    After graduating from college in 1986, Kennedy moved to Illinois, and they were married in 1987 in Illinois.
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    Kennedy graduated from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1986.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 18
    He grew up at his family home, Hickory Hill, in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and attended the Potomac School in McLean through ninth grade. He transferred to Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, also a suburb of Washington, and graduated in 1982.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on July 4, 1963.
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