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

History comes alive on West Jackson

Architecture from the 1880s


A fascinating walking tour where captains of industry once lived
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Wedding party

A furry West Loop love story


The bride was lovely but the bridesmaids were real dogs
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The piazza of the West Loop

Mary Bartelme Park celebrated


National Hellenic Museum hosts annual benefit
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Bike the 2nd Ward gets record turnout

Bob Fioretti hosts annual ride


One of the best ways to see the 2nd Ward is from the seat of a bicycle. Read More...

Yo, Adrian!

A free movie under the stars


Final 2012 movie scheduled for Thursday night at Mary Bartelme Park
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Blood simple

A unique donor program


A former racer with plans to help out her canine brethren. Read More...

The moving image

Next stop, Sundance


UIC students search for their muse on West Van Buren.
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The spice of life

A visit to La Criolla


This West Loop food importer offers products with an emphasis on freshness and quality. Read More...

Buddy Guy unplugged

Talkin' the blues


The legendary bluesman holds court on his childhood and the challenges faced by kids. Read More...

Gunga gulunga

Coffee futures


You can have a spiritual reading with your gyros and spanikopita at Taste of Greece. Read More...