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

Vincenzo's to open

New pizza restaurant for West Loop


A new restaurant will soon appear in the site where Plush once stood Read More...

In a hoppy place

Donít try this at home


Brewery tours at Haymarket unveil secrets of creating craft beer
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Exploring Fulton Market

Merchants throw out welcome mat


A rainy day doesn't dampen the spirits of Fulton Market businesses hoping to introduce the area to new visitors Read More...

Where there's smoke. . .

. . . There's a TV crew


"Chicago Fire" production moves back to the West Loop tonight
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Urban pioneering

Explore Fulton Market returns


West Loopís gritty-cool neighborhood welcomes visitors this weekend
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On Target

Retail giant launches West Jackson location


Chicagoís newest Target Store is now open for business in the West Loop
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Pug mania!

A drooly Fulton Market party


West Loop venue Chicago Party Animals plays host to Fall Pug Party
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Revisions offered for 33-story apartment

West Loop proposed high-rise


A largely supportive group of neighborhood residents and business owners viewed the latest version of the proposed property at Adams and Halsted
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Born to run

Actoberfest 2012


A celebration of motorcycles is underway this afternoon on West Jackson Read More...

Small business 101

How to make a company grow


A West Loop small business owner gets a boost from financial giant Goldman Sachs
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