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


History comes alive on West Jackson

Architecture from the 1880s

09/25/2012

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

A furry West Loop love story

09/23/2012

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

Mary Bartelme Park celebrated

09/21/2012

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

Bob Fioretti hosts annual ride

09/15/2012

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

09/12/2012

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

A unique donor program

09/08/2012

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

The moving image

Next stop, Sundance

09/04/2012

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

A visit to La Criolla

09/01/2012

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

Buddy Guy unplugged

Talkin' the blues

08/29/2012

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

Gunga gulunga

Coffee futures

08/26/2012

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