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Landmark that lady!

Recognizing just how much of a pillar Lois Weisberg is in our community, the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois is intent on making her a land [...]

The sound of Scottish d'dums

Hyde Park is the setting for a unique drum concert this Sunday, Jan. 22, when Scottish percussionist Colin Currie is featured in "Veni, Veni Emmanuel, [...]

Where you Goin?

And another thing about Suzanne Goin (which is pronounced like "goin' to California"). If you ever go to California, you should eat at her restaurants [...]

Bye-bye, dives

During dinner last night at the West Loop's Blackbird restaurant, a dinner cooked by visiting chef Suzanne Goin, who owns A.O.C. and Lucques in Los An [...]

Millennium Park area gets another condo highrise

Maybe the city needs to designate Millennium Park an actual neighborhood rather than a mere green space, judging by the seismic boom in residential de [...]
Helmut Jahn touts 600 North Fairbanks condominium tower

Helmut Jahn touts 600 North Fairbanks condominium tower

Say what you want about Helmut Jahn, the man has presence. He held court the other night before a crowd of would-be clients for Urban R2 Development [...]
Photographer Joeff Davis' exhibition opens tonight

Photographer Joeff Davis' exhibition opens tonight

For a unique and insightful perspective on some of the leading political figures of our time get along to New Homes Magazine photographer Joeff Davis' [...]

The Coast is Magnificent

File this one under, "From Pilsen to the Magnificent Mile." Walkabout Theater opens its production of The Coast of Chicago, a stage adaptation of Stua [...]

Geaux Bears!

On Sunday the Bears begin their march toward the Super Bowl, a game they haven't reached in 20 years. Incidentally, that was Super Bowl XX--those NFL [...]

Hey, how about your own gap?

Minding the Gap, An Assessment of Racial Disparity In Metropolitan Chicago (PDF file) is a 2003 study from the Jane Addams Hull House Association. Th [...]
Cabrini-Green tower falling near N. Town Village

Cabrini-Green tower falling near N. Town Village

One of the biggest complaints among residents of North Town Village, probably the best known mixed-income project in the redevelopment of the Chicago [...]
Slice of Chicago history dies with Berghoff

Slice of Chicago history dies with Berghoff

As YoChicago's Michael Austin pointed out in his Dec. 28 post, the legendary Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W Adams St, will close its doors on Feb. 28. It's [...]
The message from Central Lake View

The message from Central Lake View

I'm puzzled by the Central Lake View Merchants Association's street banners along Belmont and Sheffield. They're the only ones I've ever seen in Ch [...]

Old Town, Fit Town

Old Town must be the fittest neighborhood in the city with three full-service gym/spas within a couple of blocks of each other. Obviously there are en [...]
Battle of the highrises: Da Bears or Da Park?

Battle of the highrises: Da Bears or Da Park?

If you were shopping around new highrise condo towers which vista would have the most appeal? A bird's-eye view of Soldier Field on game-day from high [...]
Watch your head near the Sears Tower

Watch your head near the Sears Tower

Steph, our woman in the West Loop, reports from downtown: Last night as I came off the Quincy el, I was puzzled to see a few big chunks of spattered s [...]

Best bakery name

Colorado can have its punny Baked in Telluride--a clever name for a bakery in the legendary ski town that is also known for its neo-hippies and their [...]
Curtain call for Gold Coast theater?

Curtain call for Gold Coast theater?

YoChicago's Hank from Ye Old Town Triangle reports: The Village Theatre is up for lease! Uh oh. The Village is one of the few remaining small movie h [...]
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