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Wabash Avenue – romantic or blighted?

Judging from responses to our earlier post, Wabash Avenue has its share of admirers, who think the old el track metalwork has a certain urban romance [...]
Lofty Ambitions

Lofty Ambitions

Latest lofts offer new finishes in new neighborhoods On one side of West Belmont Avenue just before Pulaski Road stands an old abandoned shoe factory [...]

Waiting on the 37th anniversary for Block 37

It's nearing the silver anniversary of the day I sold the leaning office tower on Block 37 that I owned for a split-second. Older Chicagoans will reme [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis Several readers have complained about the previous title of this feature. Readers, thy will be done. We've washed the offens [...]
One Gouletas blessed by Lincoln Park, the other must be hoping for a miracle

One Gouletas blessed by Lincoln Park, the other must be hoping for a miracle

We've been wondering what were the topics of conversation around the dinnertable at Thanksgiving at the Gouletas family home. The elder Nicholas Goule [...]

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 [...]
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