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Send off Chicago Journal this Wednesday, Dec. 19


As we spelled out in a couple of pieces (here and here, among other places), itís been a lot of fun sharing neighborhood news with you for the past 12 years. But the fun doesnít have to end just yet! As we alluded to over the course of the past week on social media, weíre hosting a goodbye party Wednesday night, Dec. 19 ó and youíre invited!

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Developer pitching West Loop Kennedy cap

12/12/2012 3:27 PM

Steve Fifield, head of frequent West Loop developer Fifield Companies, is pitching a new plan to cover a gaping gash through the neighborhood: The Kennedy Expressway.
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Apartments dropped, stores leaked at South Loop retail project

Dickís, Nordstrom Rack, Staples show up in renderings for The Maxwell

12/03/2012 6:59 PM

One of the biggest mixed-use developments targeting the South Loop isnít so mixed any more, with the apartment portion of the project disappearing from the project's website. But the developer has tipped its hand on a few possible tenants.
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Roosevelt Collection reveals retailers

H&M, Ulta, Fleet Feet, restaurants headline first wave of announcements

11/29/2012 5:59 PM

After a long wait and much speculation, the ownership team behind the South Loopís Roosevelt Collection announced the first wave of retail tenants thatíll compliment the developmentís movie theater.
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Wacker Drive reopens this week

11/28/2012 3:22 PM

Our long citywide transportation nightmare is almost over, readers, as Wacker Drive is scheduled to finally reopen in full this week.
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Derrick Smith gets trial date


Derrick Smith, the indicted Near West Side state representative accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, wonít go to trial for a year.
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Bulls: Practice center moving to Near West Side

Berto Center to replace a United Center parking lot; Entertainment complex on hold


The Bulls are doubling down on the Near West Side, moving their practice facility and team offices from Deerfield to one of the United Centerís many parking lots, the team formally announced Friday morning. Read More...

South Loop courthouse gets building permit for rehab

11/14/2012 6:17 PM

The former courthouse at 1340 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop could be getting ready for a rehab, South Loop blog Sloopin reports.
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Acadia gets a Michelin star

11/13/2012 4:37 PM

Acadia, one of the South Loopís newest and most prominent fine-dining restaurants, has been awarded a Michelin star, the restaurant said on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
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Reilly gives Wolf Point early OK

Citing significant plan tweaks, alderman sending development to Plan Commission


Wolf Point, the three-high rise development located at the site on the Chicago River where the city was born, is moving forward.
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