West Loop office renaissance

12/14/2011

All right, we admit it: we were skeptical. With all the new developers pitching their plans for office buildings in the West Loop, we thought there was no way in hell they could get the tenants - and thus, the money - to fill the space.
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Crane closing a shame

12/07/2011

We're not ready to take a full stance yet on Richard T. Crane Technical Prep closing. A lot of the facts have yet to be brought out, and we haven't heard enough about how the community feels.
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Do Velvet Lounge's return right

11/30/2011

We were delighted when we first heard about the Velvet Lounge's return to the South Loop a few weeks ago. The club was an institution not only for the neighborhood, but for the city as a whole and its return would be yet another boost to efforts to rebrand Motor Row as an entertainment district.
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New state rep candidate has familiar story

11/30/2011

Stop us if you've heard this one before: A young black community organizer from the University of Chicago is ready to make his big break into politics.
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Thankful for new South, West Loop amenities

11/23/2011

It's been a great year for developments in the neighborhoods around downtown. Despite the recession, lots of fantastic things have happened this year, and itís time to give thanks for them.
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Let's get developments going

11/16/2011

It's a development bonanza on Motor Row! Well, not quite. But things seem to be reaching a tipping point around McCormick Place after a long delay.
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A tutorial from Chicago's school chief

From the publisher

11/16/2011

He talks about the great principal and the failing principal. And test scores don't come up. No mention of data or technology. Rather, Jean-Claude Brizard, the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, describes walking into two Chicago elementary schools, neither in the affluent neighborhoods of the city, and knowing almost instantly that one principal was a high flyer, the other rudderless.
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South Loop School decision a black eye for CPS

11/09/2011

Last Friday, Chicago Public Schools had a high and a low point. When they announced around noon that they had cut a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union ending their months-long battle over a longer school day, it was a triumph. Finally, the two organizations put aside their bickering to begin working for the cityís children.
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Get ready for G8 madness

11/02/2011

There are lots of great things about living close to the Loop. You're just a few minutes from some of the best things Chicago has to offer, from the Museum Campus and Soldier Field to skyscrapers and amazing dining.
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New Grant Park plan a great improvement

11/02/2011

Daley Bicentennial Plaza is a dinosaur. Let's face it. When Millennium Park was built, it was essentially a bigger, far better version of the elegant recreational plaza that Daley Bi once was.
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