Connecting communities - and community groups, maybe

02/08/2012

Last week, we ran a story about former University Village Association Executive Director Dennis O’Neill and his new community group, Connecting4Communities. Though we called UVA founder Oscar D’Angelo for comment, our schedules conflicted and we couldn’t get in touch with him in time for our story. However, after we put the paper to bed last week, D’Angelo faxed us over a copy of a letter that he had sent to O’Neill. In it, he congratulated the UVA’s former head and wished him well in his new venture — but managed to sneak in a jab or two. Read more...

Pete's Fresh Market finally closes purchase of Near West Side site

02/01/2012

After numerous delays, Pete’s Fresh Market finally owns the property they’re planning to build a grocery store on at Madison Street and Western Avenue, Ald. Bob Fioretti said in an email Thursday evening.
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Powell’s Books to replace University Village Barbara’s

02/01/2012

Less than a month after University Village’s Barbara’s Bookstore closed its doors, citing weak sales and poor foot traffic, a Chicago-based bookstore chain is moving into the space at 1218 S. Halsted St.
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UIC surgeons break surgical ground

01/25/2012

Robotic surgery to remove a gallbladder via a single port was performed for the first time in the Midwest recently by surgeons at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gallbladder surgery using this method involves a single incision instead of multiple cuts and less scarring, according to Dr. Enrico Benedetti, head of the department of surgery at UIC.
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South Loop projects

01/25/2012

A new retail development is being planned along Roosevelt Road in the South Loop, and a new student rental tower is being planned at Van Buren Street and Wabash Avenue.
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Hull House organization shutting down

01/25/2012

Jane Addams Hull House, the charitable organization founded on the Near West Side, announced last week that it’s shutting down. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the organization is closing after more than 120 years because they “can’t make the math work,” Crain’s quoted Hull House’s board chairman Stephen Saunders as saying.
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Rescues of the Week

01/18/2012

Henery is an energetic 2-year-old Blue Heeler mix who absolutely loves people and is also great with other dogs! In late October, Henery was transferred to PAWS Chicago after he was left at Animal Care & Control as an unclaimed stray.
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University Village Barbara's Bookstore closing

01/11/2012

Barbara's Bookstore closed its University Village outpost on Sunday after nearly eight years in business at 1218 S. Halsted St.
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City Winery construction underway

01/11/2012

City Winery, the New York-based urban winemaker/restaurant/entertainment venue has started construction on its West Loop outpost and is planning to open its doors in 2012, according to a press release.
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Rescues of the Week

01/11/2012

Kristil is an enthusiastic 1-year-old Terrier/Shepherd mix. Kristil is an intelligent dog who loves to learn. She has completed an obedience course and mastered sitting, waiting, heeling, lying down, and dropping items on command.
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