Dominick's is still here

And kind of empty

11/01/2012

If you like free samples and no waiting in lines at the grocery store, you might want to try. . . Dominick's! Read More...

Custom House Tavern lives on elsewhere

at least the gift certificates do

10/31/2012

I suddenly realized I was out a $150 dinner from Custom House Tavern--which served its last dinner tonight--Halloween night. But I'm not. Read More...

Prairie Blocks submits new bankruptcy plan

10/31/2012

Prairie Blocks, the long-stalled mega-development near McCormick place that would drop more than a thousand new hotel rooms and a huge batch of entertainment options near the convention center, is back at it again.
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No pictures allowed

Mariano's is beautiful--trust me

10/30/2012

But if it's innards of a grocery store you want, I've got it! Read More...

Drooling partygoers

Going to the dogs

10/27/2012

Four-legged costumed characters take over the West Loop
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West Loop Mariano's opening Oct. 30

Rapidly expanding grocer debuts Greektown store, South Loop outpost underway

10/26/2012 5:52 PM

Mariano’s, the rapidly-expanding premium grocery store brand, is getting ready to open its West Loop outpost on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
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For Rent

Alain's ain't coming back

10/25/2012

Alain's got an eviction notice but that didn't mean they couldn't do what they were supposed to do and come back strong. But apparently that's not in the cards. Read More...

CPS reveals Jones Prep neighborhood boundaries

10/24/2012 2:50 PM

Jones College Prep’s new building in the South Loop is on track to open in fall 2013, and Chicago Public Schools officials are keeping their promise to give neighborhood kids a leg up on admission. Now CPS officials have revealed exactly what they consider to be the “neighborhood” that will get the advantage.
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Five Guys South Loop sells

the picture....and did I mention it was done by my daughter

10/22/2012

When my daughter's art studio decided to curate a show called "Here Comes the Neighborhood," Molly decided that Five Guys was representative of the South Loop. So she whipped up a small drawing and the rest is South Loop history.... Read More...

2nd Ward Clean & Green

Sprucing up Mary Bartelme Park

10/22/2012

West Loop volunteers—including area students—get in the act
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