A blog by Bonnie McGrath. Got feedback? E-mail [email protected].

The Liberian South Loop connection

Journalist Mae Azango visits DePaul University


A South Looper asked some of her local connections to host a Liberian journalist. And they are! Read More...

State of the state of the South Loop state

and I don't mean State Street


There were a few hidden ironies at GSLA's State of the South Loop meeting on Saturday--from "Who's my REAL alderman" to a new "How a Bill Becomes a Law" star. Read More...

Have Mercy

I think it might just be the official hospital of the South Loop


When a friend ended up at Mercy Hospital recently, I was scared. But I think I was wrong; so far, so good. Is it the medical gem of the South Loop? Read More...

Wild blueberries in my South Loop yard

at least some kind of berry


When the ivy leaves started falling a few weeks ago, there were nice juicy berries underneath..... So where am I living? In the wilds of Michigan or in the hardcore urban land of Dearborn Park? Read More...

Iannelli on my mind once again

this time this South Looper went all the way to Park Ridge


A few weeks after Alfonso Iannelli burst into my South Loop consciousness, the Iannelli historians out in Park Ridge called me over for a visit. And visit I did. Read More...

The Elephant Man

Playing now at Jones College Prep


It's a classic piece of theater--and our very own Jones College Prep is putting on tonight--and the rest of the weekend Read More...

Election night in the South Loop

Barack's kind of night


From Dearborn Park to the Prairie District, it was pretty quiet last night; in spite of the new two-term president coming through.... Read More...

Chicago is My Kind of Town

yes it is


I couldn't help but wonder why a ton of buses were parked just west of Roosevelt at State with no numbers--only the slogan, "Chicago is... My Kind of Town." So I asked. Read More...

True love in the South Loop

even the Chicago Tribune noticed


Sandy and Steve Davidson live in a beautiful home in Dearborn Park--and their love story made the media.... Read More...

Loans Loans Loans

Chicago Communiity Bank has a Loanapalooza


Last week, this week, Roy Svenson at Chicago Community Bank in the South Loop has been talking loans. All different kinds of loans! Read More...