Marina City at 50

Iconic towers built with eye towards boosting downtown living prove prescient

11/21/2012

In November 1962, the Marina City mixed-use complex marked an important milestone. The two towers weren't finished, but the east tower was finished enough that folks had begun to move in. It would be another two years before the rest of the complex was completed, but a ceremony was held to honor the towers' progress.
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City pressures Western liquor store as owner may knock it down

11/14/2012

On Western Avenue between Jackson and Lake lies a stretch of Western thatís long had a rough-and-tumble reputation. Thatís something local community groups and the city have been striving to change for years.
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Dog park plan gone

11/14/2012

The construction of a dog park planned for West Loopís Skinner Park has run into into another delay, as local residents objected to several aspects of the Chicago Park Districtís design unveiled at a meeting last week.
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Citizens' wallets on alert

Upbeat Chicagoans plan to spend as usual during festive season

11/14/2012

Commuters and workers at Union Station in Chicago generally didnít appear to be overly worried about the fast-approaching ďfiscal cliff,Ē and said they donít plan on cutting back on spending this holiday season.
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New friend pulls fast one

11/14/2012

A 35-year-old Chicago man said he was having a drink at Union Station, 430 W. Jackson Blvd., at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 when another man lured him outside where he and two others robbed him.
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First Aid Comics opens up new store in Little Italy

11/07/2012

You might not know it, but Chicago has a fair share of comic book stores. Itís just that most of them are located on the North and Northwest sides.
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Demonstrators arrested at City Hall

11/07/2012

Police arrested 10 people when they refused to leave the fifth floor of City Hall during a demonstration against the Chicago Public School system on Friday, Nov. 2.
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Indicted state rep wins back seat

After being removed from house, Derrick Smith headed back to Springfield

11/07/2012

Derrick Smith, the former state rep who was accused of taking a bribe and subsequently booted from the Illinois House, is headed back to Springfield.
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Immigrant rights rally, crowds of supporters assemble near Obama's reelection event

11/07/2012

Last time Barack Obama was elected president, hundreds of thousands of people assembled at Grant Park, and the celebration spilled over across the entire downtown. But this time, the Obama campaign wanted something more low-key, so they held a rally for especially dedicated supporters at McCormick Placeís Lakeside Center.
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New Mariano's enters already-crowded market near downtown

10/31/2012

Mariano is entering areas that are already served by grocery stores ó and more are being added all the time. The new West Loop Marianoís, at 40 S. Halsted St., is across the street from a Dominickís ó a site that Mariano signed off on himself when he was head of Dominickís before coming to Roundyís.
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