One Museum Park West foreclosure a good thing for South Loop

10/26/2011

It sounds big. It sounds scary. It sounds bad for the community. But we think a foreclosure on One Museum Park West would be great for the South Loop.
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Chicago cop plan good for Near West Side

10/26/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's plan to shutter police stations around the city is making a lot of people angry. Folks in this town are attached to their cops. They see them as a direct factor in their personal safety.
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Mariano's good for South Loop, sad for others

10/05/2011

The new Mariano's grocery store slated for 16th and Clark streets is a good thing. While the South Loop has a wealth of grocery stores along Roosevelt, including the brand-new Trader Joe's, adding another one to the neighborhood still can't hurt.
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A bigger range

09/28/2011

We've been thinking about bike sharing for a while. When new Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein rode into town at the beginning of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration, that was practically all anyone talked about.
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Market daze

09/28/2011

It's too bad about the Grant Park farmers market. The idea had a lot of promise and it was a neat location, but in the end, it just couldn't get done this year.
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What are the priorities at Ping Tom Park?

09/21/2011

We had a chance to stop by the Ping Tom Park expansion on Monday, the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his initiative to build four brand new boathouses along the river across the city - including one right here in Chinatown.
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Get the lead out already

09/14/2011

Attorney General Lisa Madigan's crackdown on the H. Kramer copper smelting company is a welcome contribution to the assault on Pilsen's polluters. After years of activists trying in vain to get something done in the community, politicians finally seem to think it's a good idea to take care of this issue.
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Decision STEMs from right place

09/07/2011

This week was a big week at University Village's brand new STEM Magnet Academy. After months of preparation, the promising new school debuted, and we didnít see a single kid crying outside.
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Right motor-vation

09/07/2011

We're happy to see Ald. Bob Fioretti's push to help South Michigan Avenue's Motor Row district moving forward. It's a fantastically promising neighborhood with gorgeous buildings. Everything seems primed to go.
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Clout-free park

08/24/2011

We went to the dedication ceremony for Mary Bartelme Parkís historic marker on Tuesday night, and it was a fine ceremony all around. Plenty of important and illustrious people were on hand to celebrate a year of the parkís existence and commemorate the woman it was named after.

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