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Rockwell meeting tonight is off


A meeting about the redevelopment of Rockwell Gardens - a process criticized by a number of neighborhood residents - has been canceled.
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Fire on Grand Ave.


A fire destroyed a Fulton River District rooftop deck Tuesday. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Read More...

Parking: the most vexatious issue?


West Loopers will take a look at and discuss a parking study about the neighborhood on May 27.
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Solidarity Drive underpass opens


An underpass that dips under the roadway at a congested point on the lakefront path is now open to bikers, runners and pedestrians.
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The Felony Franks debate


The opening of a hot dog stand called Felony Franks at Jackson and Western - and some residents' objections to its name - inspired a huge response.
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Anyone feel like taking the stairs?

05/08/2009 2:30 PM

The Tribune has published an elevator inspection database online. High-rise dwellers and Loop office workers might want to take a look to see when their elevators were last inspected by the city.
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Judge dismisses first Children's Museum lawsuit

05/08/2009 8:46 AM

A group of residents who live near Grant Park saw one of their lawsuits challenging the Children's Museum's move to Grant Park dismissed yesterday. A second suit will be heard next Tuesday.
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Planning the Loop

05/07/2009 2:42 PM

The Central Area Action Plan, still in draft form and yet to receive Plan Commission approval, is inspiring some skeptical responses. Read more...

A new home on the Web

05/06/2009 3:13 PM

Welcome to the new and very much improved There are few big changes to the site (besides the elegant new design). First, our sister paper Skyline shifts to its own dedicated Web site, at Second, the new will be more dynamic: we're debuting two new blogs with the launch of the site and hope to roll out additional perspectives over the coming months. Read more...