Prairie Blocks plan tossed

Judge gives developers one last chance to come up with cash to escape bankruptcy, get hotel complex moving

12/05/2012

Prairie Blocks, the South Loop mega-project planned to add two hotels, retail and entertainment to the McCormick Place area, is on its last legs. On Wednesday afternoon, Bankruptcy Court Judge Jack Schmetterer tossed Prairie Blocks' most recent plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and gave the developers just 10 days to file one last plan — or the case would be dismissed.
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STEM Magnet Academy teacher up for presidential honor

11/28/2012

As a teacher at University Village’s new STEM Magnet Academy, Gretchen Brinza is pioneering a new discipline in the Chicago Public Schools: Engineering.
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Exhibit gives wider context to Greek immigrant experiences

11/28/2012

On Nov. 15, Greektown’s National Hellenic Museum celebrated the one-year anniversary of its move to its new, modern, more eco-friendly location.
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Holiday spirit returns downtown

Christkindlmarket returns to Daley Plaza for festive families

11/28/2012

A common complaint about the holiday season is that it’s become too commercial, too materialistic, simply too much. But one Chicago holiday mainstay is returning to its roots, with a focus on families and tradition.
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Putting homeless back on their feet

Rush's free foot clinic helps West Side residents in need keep moving

11/28/2012

For Tommy and many other Chicagoans who are homeless, impoverished or living in shelters, last week’s free foot and ankle clinic at the Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph represents one of their few opportunities for affordable medical care.
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Ticket scalpers nabbed

11/28/2012

The sale of counterfeit tickets to the Chicago Bears game led to the arrest of three people on North Michigan Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 24.
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To our readers: Changes coming for Chicago Journal

11/21/2012

Over the next month we will sort out the future for Chicago Journal and Skyline. What we know today, and what we want our readers to know, is that the continuing tough economy and changes in how readers get news, even in a single city neighborhood, have taken a toll on our sincere efforts to continue publishing these papers.
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Bulls practice center to neighbor UC

Entertainment complex on hold, community leader skeptical of value

11/21/2012

The Bulls are doubling down on the Near West Side, moving their practice facility and team offices from Deerfield to one of the United Center’s many parking lots, the team formally announced Friday morning.
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The homes behind the music

The Soul, the Sound and the Syncopation exhibition traces artists' public housing origins

11/21/2012

On Nov. 15, the Soul, the Sounds and the Syncopation exhibition opened in the City of Chicago’s Expo 72 gallery.
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Beaten and robbed on Red Line

11/21/2012

A 24-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after he was attacked and robbed Sunday, Nov. 18 on a Red Line train in the 200 block of South State Street.
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