South Loop meets Bermuda Triangle

08/29/2012

It seems like there is a new and improved "Bermuda Triangle" in the heart of the South Loop. A new trio of places at 14th and Michigan to drink, eat, meet people, hear the news, enhance your emotions and have a good time.
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Downtown condo resale market rebounding

The Home Front

08/29/2012

While the new-construction condominium market in downtown Chicago has slowed to a crawl, there appears to be a rebound underway in the resale-condo market, experts say.
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Derrick Smith speaks ... the truth?

08/22/2012

We're happy to see state Rep. Derrick Smith finally kicked out of office. It's hard to see any kind of way he could reasonably get out of the mess he's in right now, and neither he nor his attorneys have attempted to say whether he did or did not accept a $7,000 bribe.
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Roosevelt rentals right

08/08/2012

We’re happy to see that long-stalled Roosevelt Square is moving forward again. If there’s anything worse than a public housing project in bad shape, it’s vacant lots surrounding a public housing project in bad shape.
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The Yank at the Olympic show

Letter to the editor

08/01/2012

When our adult daughter living in London had her Willy Wonka moment, winning four literally-golden tickets to the opening of the Olympics in Stratford UK with a face value of 1,000 pounds each from Pantene, we were invited to join Jennie and Dan.
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Watching the 12th District

08/01/2012

It's almost time for heaven and earth to move on the Near West Side, West Loop and West Town, and for the 12th and 13th district police stations to merge.
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Future bright for hall of fame

07/18/2012

We’ve been worried about the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame for a while. The Little Italy landmark has been in trouble with its bank for some time now, and the prospect of it being shut down was saddening. But with powerful backers like sports mogul Jerry Colangelo — the man whom the museum’s building is named after — it didn’t succumb to foreclosure and successfully emerged from bankruptcy.
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Thanks, officers

07/11/2012

It’s hard work being a police officer in the city of Chicago. Crime is up and the number of cops is down. This year is shaping up to be particularly brutal in terms of the number of killings around the city. The men and women of the 1st District police station, at 18th and State in the South Loop, are up to their ears dealing with trouble downtown, protecting our city’s economic engine. And as the temperature goes up, the trouble does too.
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Pay attention to South Loop schools

Letter to the editor

07/11/2012

It happens about once or twice a week: someone in my South Loop neighborhood is helping a stranger with directions to the Soldier Field bridge, parking tips for Grant Park activities or delicious eats south of Roosevelt. We do this without question. We love the South Loop. What may appear as large concrete slabs to the passersby, we know there are crevices of communities and parks that would make anyone’s mouth water.
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Adieu, veterans

07/03/2012

Speaking of cultural institutions, this week we learned another one is on its way out the door. The Veterans Art Museum at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue has finally signed a lease and will be moving to Six Corners on the Northwest Side at some point this fall.
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