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


Lights, camera, action!

West Loopywood

08/01/2012

"Chicago Fire" films an episode across the courtyard. Read More...

Pedal power

The mobile bike mechanic

07/30/2012

Adam Clark offers a much-needed service with his eco-friendly shop. Read More...

Picnic in the park

Mary Bartelme Park hosts family fun event

07/25/2012

There's fun for the entire family in store on Sunday at the inaugural West Loop Family Picnic
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Dudes with tudes

An impromptu meeting with Slushy

07/22/2012

I'm with the band. Read More...

The parking guy

Shorty takes control

07/21/2012

If it's Saturday morning at Fulton Market, Shorty's in charge. Read More...

Floyd's 99 opens in West Loop

New barbershop on West Randolph

07/19/2012

It's not Pink Floyd, but it definitely is rock-and-roll. Read More...

33-Story apartment building unveiled

Proposed property at corner of Adams and Halsted

07/18/2012

Proposed high-rise in Greektown creates some additional heat tonight. Read More...

Mercy Fest on tap

Summer block party in the West Loop

07/17/2012

Festival commemorates 125th anniversary of Mercy Home.
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Jungle sounds

Please don't climb on the lions

07/14/2012

There's a long list of offenders I'd like to roar at. Read More...

Buildings of note

Is it a clock, or something else?

07/12/2012

The next time you take a walk in the West Loop--or any part of Chicago--pay attention to the buildings. They represent a history of architectural growth. Read More...