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

No tagging

Thankfully, graffiti is hard to find here


The Windy City may becoming the tagged city, but you wouldn't know it from looking around the West Loop. Read More...

Animal planet

Major seal of approval for local vets


A neighborhood veterinary practice achieves an important industry accreditation from AAHA.
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Rock on

Sir Paul hits a landmark and Devo prepares to whip it


Look around at the survivors and it's clear you never are too old to rock-and-roll. Read more...

On the menu: Nothing!

Looking for food in all the wrong places


Or, how I discovered foraging for something to eat at Taste of Randolph can be downright challenging.

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Forget the food

This weekend, itís about people watching


Fashion dos, doníts and ????s will be on display in force at Taste of Randolph. Read more...

Brush with fame?

On further reflection, perhaps not


In which I learned the definition of fame depends largely on your perspective. Read more...

More truffles, please. . .

Sandwiches fit for a king


It is immediately apparent how difficult it would be to try every restaurant on West Randolph, because a new one seemingly pops up every week.

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The weather heats up and so does crime

Some basic tips to avoid being a victim


You can probably never be too cautious to protect yourself from being a crime victim. Avoiding all contact with the outside world would work, but itís not a practical solution.

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Guerrillas invade Fulton Market

Showcase for local independent artists


My collection of artwork could best be described as eclectic.
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