Trick-or-Treat on Madison Street

Merchants break out the candy

10/20/2012

No sign of Stephanie Izard but plenty of goats
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The Pontiac Building

after 18 years in the neighborhood, I finally got a chance to go in

10/19/2012

I've lived in the South Loop for 18 years and I realized yesterday I'd never been inside one of the iconic architectural landmarks in the neighborhood: the Pontiac Building. All that changed, though, when the Friends of the Forest Preserves had a little party and I got invited Read More...

Buzz feed

Latte art on display

10/18/2012

Chicagoís best baristas show off their work at West Loop event
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Open streets

but it's hard to get close for a good look

10/17/2012

The streets around my house are opening up like sardine cans in order for ComEd to jazz up the electrical grid. But it's hard to get a look at what they're doing. Read More...

Vincenzo's to open

New pizza restaurant for West Loop

10/16/2012

A new restaurant will soon appear in the site where Plush once stood Read More...

The Saints were out on Saturday

at Night Over Erzinga

10/15/2012

I've seen a lot of Saints at plays over the years, two of whom are my close friends from the South Loop--and it sure felt like Old Home Week on Saturday afternoon at Silk Road Rising Read More...

In a hoppy place

Donít try this at home

10/14/2012

Brewery tours at Haymarket unveil secrets of creating craft beer
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Exploring Fulton Market

Merchants throw out welcome mat

10/13/2012

A rainy day doesn't dampen the spirits of Fulton Market businesses hoping to introduce the area to new visitors Read More...

Where there's smoke. . .

. . . There's a TV crew

10/13/2012

"Chicago Fire" production moves back to the West Loop tonight
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Mayor announces new CPS chief at South Loop Elementary

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Cleveland and Detroit head honcho, takes over immediately

10/12/2012 5:20 PM

After a tumultuous 17 months at the helm of Chicago education, Jean-Claude Brizard is out, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has picked the former head of Clevelandís public schools to run Chicago Public Schools.
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