A blog by Bill Motchan. Got feedback? E-mail [email protected].

Goodbye Chicago Journal!

Thanks for the memories


One last hurrah for the Chicago Journal!
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Protecting yourself

On the mean streets


CPD offers tips to prevent being a crime victim at West Loop community meeting Read More...

Making sausage

Home cooks can learn the craft


West Loop's Westminster Hot Dog offers sausage-lovers a class Read More...

Frozen out

Blackhawks fans lament


NHL lockout means less business for West Loop sports bars Read More...

Santa visits the West Loop

Christmas carols and pizza


A big crowd gathers for the annual Mary Bartelme Park tree lighting Read More...

Art blowing in the wind

Hanging sculpture on Peoria Street


I wonder if Alexander Calder started this way
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Type in the city

History on display


On a photo safari with West Loop graphic designer Lidia Varesco Racoma
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Black Friday gift ideas

Only in the West Loop!


Here are neighborhood businesses with unique holiday options
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A holiday toast . . .

To a new West Loop business!


West Madison welcomes a well-stocked wine shop
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Flash sale on West Madison

Great deals on duds


Deep discounts on clothes can be had in the West Loop at a new pop-up shop Read More...

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