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Roosevelt Collection announcing retail Nov. 28

With plaza open, who will fill space around South Loop movie theater?


After more than a year of buildup, South Loop’s Roosevelt Collection is getting ready to announce the retail tenants who’ll be moving into the complex’s long-vacant retail at the end of the month.
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Union: New, bigger 12th District debuts in a month

Old 12th and 13th District stations to shutter Dec. 9


The Near West Side’s brand new police station is almost ready to debut, marking the end of the line for two old stations with more than a century of history between them.
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Indicted state rep wins back seat

After being removed from house, Derrick Smith headed back to Springfield


Derrick Smith, the former state rep who was accused of taking a bribe and subsequently booted from the Illinois House, is headed back to Springfield.
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South Loop bars face off for charity


Buddy Guy’s Legends and George’s Lounge, two neighboring bars on opposite sides of Wabash Avenue in the South Loop, faced off with a tug of war Saturday night across the street.
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Prairie Blocks submits new bankruptcy plan


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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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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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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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 Cleveland’s public schools to run Chicago Public Schools.
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Pete's Fresh Market restarts construction

Morning after community meeting, equipment returns to site for excavation; protestors promise rally


Pete’s Fresh Market restarted construction on its Near West Side grocery store Thursday, several weeks after shutting down the site because the store’s owners claimed protestors were making threats at the site.
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DePaul scouting basketball arena sites in South Loop, Near West

McCormick Place and United Center areas among those eyed by North Side college

10/01/2012 6:53 PM

DePaul University’s basketball team is looking to make a comeback, heading from Rosemont to the city of Chicago, and their target has apparently shifted from the North Side to a couple of locations further south and west.
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