Arrests in UIC-area robberies

01/28/2010

Two men from the suburbs are alleged to have committed a pair of robberies near UIC. Read More...

The architecture of the new Skinner School

01/26/2010

Lee Bey, now writing and blogging for WBEZ's Vocalo.org, takes a look at the architecture of the West Loop's new Skinner School and likes what he sees. Read More...

Reilly says he doesn't talk zoning with Madigan

01/24/2010

In the Tribune's investigation of Speaker Michael Madigan's job as a lawyer for commercial property interests, Ald. Brendan Reilly, who once served as an aide to Madigan, said he does not discuss zoning matters in the 42nd Ward with his old boss - just politics. Read More...

With condos, back to 2004

01/22/2010

From the Tribune today: "Condo values in Chicago are back to their early 2004 levels, despite the fact that prices fell 8.5 percent in the 12 months that ended in October." Read More...

The politics of Wal-Mart are heating up...

01/22/2010

Bronzeville/South Loop Ald. Pat Dowell is quoted in this Chicago News Coop article about Wal-Mart's push for more stores in Chicago. Dowell said she wanted a Roundy's store at 39th and State, rather than a Wal-Mart. Read More...

Red Line derailment in South Loop

01/14/2010

A CTA train in the Roosevelt Red Line station derailed this morning. Read More...

Bronzeville's development, and the South Loop

01/10/2010

The future of Bronzeville gets a look by the new Chicago News Co-op. In the article, sources compare Bronzeville and the South Loop on several occasions. Read More...

Feds hit West Loop construction firm

01/08/2010

Federal agents paid a visit to a West Loop construction firm yesterday. Read More...

The McCormick Place expansion five years ago

01/06/2010

A reprint of a Chicago Magazine article by Steve Rhodes about McCormick Place's $850 million dollar expansion five years ago. Read More...

At Publican, tipping the kitchen crew

12/30/2009

The Sun-Times writes about ways diners can tip restaurant workers in the back of the house, including those at Publican, in the Fulton Market. Read More...