Congress Parkway remake and the stimulus package

02/19/2010

Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin sees the Congress Parkway remake as an example of that the federal stimulus package wasn't a "pork-laden boondoggle." Read More...

West Loop is Betty's Loren-Maltese's new home

02/16/2010

Betty Loren-Maltese, out of the federal pen after serving six and a half years on a corruption rap, is taking up residence at the Salvation Army in the West Loop, 105 S. Ashland. Read More...

West Loop's Maria Pinto closing shop

02/15/2010

The Sun-Times reports that one of the West Loop's most famous fashion boutiques will close due to the tough economy. And, the newspaper says, Maria Pinto is seeking bankruptcy protection. Pinto's fashions were made famous by First Lady Michelle Obama. Read More...

Greektown: residents to restaurants

02/15/2010

Dan Mihalopoulos, a reporter for the Chicago News Cooperative, takes a look at the changing nature of Greektown, on the Near West Side. Read More...

Columbia president: best of times, worst of times

02/12/2010

Columbia College president Warrick Carter recently discussed the state of the college. Read More...

Allison Davis has lost control of the Columbian

02/11/2010

Allison Davis, a real estate developer with deep political ties, has lost control of the condominium building he put up at near the southern end of Grant Park. Read More...

Meeks: eliminate local school councils

02/10/2010

Powerful State Sen. James Meeks trying eliminate local school councils? Read More...

South Loop School in the Tribune

02/05/2010

The Trib checks in on the South Loop School/NTA overcrowding situation in a story today. Read More...

Gang's South Loop, Lakeshore East projects

01/29/2010

New Yorker magazine architecture critic Paul Goldberger reviews two of Jeanne Gang's buildings in Chicago - her Aqua building in the Lakeshore East development and Columbia College's new Media Production Center, 1600 S. State. Read More...

St. Mary's expansion seen by summer in South Loop

01/29/2010

Crain's is reporting that construction on the new St. Mary's School will get underway this June. The parish located at 1500 S. Michigan. Read More...