Questions linger as Chinatown Library plans emerge

10/17/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the construction of the new Chinatown branch library using $12 million in funding from 24th/Michigan TIF on Sept. 28. Read more...

Loop bank robbed at gunpoint

10/17/2012

Police said Citibank at 222 W. Adams St. was robbed by a man who appeared to have a gun at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Read more...

Projecting for impact

10/10/2012

The Roosevelt Collection’s ShowPlace Icon Theater isn’t an obvious venue for a film festival. In Chicago, they’re usually held at in places like the Gene Siskel Film Center or the Landmark Century Cinema — theaters that specialize in showing foreign, independent and otherwise offbeat films. ShowPlace tends to deal with more mainstream fare.
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Crane med school gets leader

10/10/2012

Crane High School, the Near West Side institution that was pulled back from the brink of elimination earlier this year, is getting ready to revive itself — and the school has a new leader to do it.
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New plans for West Loop high rise

Shifted mass meets little opposition at community meeting

10/10/2012

Nearly 50 West Loop residents and business owners saw the revised proposal for a 33-story apartment building at 765 W. Adams Street. last Wednesday, Oct. 3. The response from the audience was largely supportive of the 351-unit tower.
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Group hoping for a new Epiphany

Preservationists eye reopening Jackson Historic District landmark

10/10/2012

The Church of the Epiphany, a West Loop landmark in the Jackson Boulevard Historic District, has empty since it was shuttered a year ago. But now a group of neighborhood activists and historic preservationists are lobbying the Episcopal Church to reopen it — maybe with a new mission.
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Robber bites, tasers victim

10/10/2012

Police apprehended a 16-year-old accused of pushing a man on a CTA bus and taking his cell phone at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, and then biting and tasering a man who tried to apprehend him.
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Running for a merciful cause

10/10/2012

For the last few weeks, Stella Guerrero has worn her black-and-yellow Asics Gels just about everywhere. That’s because she needed a suitable break-in period for the high performance shoes, leading up to the big show last weekend: her first Chicago Marathon. She’s probably put a good 300 miles on the runners and that was before Oct. 7.
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Raped on King Drive

10/03/2012

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a man in a white van while waiting at a bus stop at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in 2200 block of South Martin Luther King Drive.

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Urban island

Surrounded by the South Side’s highways, two small blocks of businesses and residents manage the best they can

10/03/2012

At the cul-de-sac blocking the would-be intersection of 25th Street and Wentworth Avenue, the noise is constant. To the north, cars race along the Stevenson Expressway. To the east, Red Line ‘L’ trains barrel down toward the Dan Ryan.
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