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

T-shirts, games and Chuck

A celebration of graphic design


Crowd sourcing T-shirt design shop Threadless opens its doors for a family reunion. Read More...

In praise of gigandes

A giant among beans


A giant vegetable that would make the Jolly Green Giant green with envy.
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Say cheese


A visit to the restaurant where Saganaki was invented Read More...

Zealous about doing good

Charitable giving made easy


Here’s a great way to give to charitable organizations in the community.
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Old Temple Chicago opens

Affordable furniture from far off lands


A new business brings one-of-a-kind furniture to the West Loop Read More...

Not impressed

Gastro schmastro


Perhaps the young lady would prefer chicken fingers?
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Community flag on display

Gallery 400 art project


Have a statement to make? Create your own flag.
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Picketers protest wages

IBEW targets Reavy Rehab


New West Loop business accused of paying substandard wages to construction workers. Read More...

Hobbes takes your questions

Back by popular demand


My cat Hobbes guest-blogs today and holds court on rats in the Willis Tower, Mary Todd Lincoln in the West Loop and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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Block party to feature music

Merit School hosts event in West Loop


Performances, games and food are on tap this Saturday at the Merit School of Music. Read More...