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Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more

...of how the election affected them. Fri 1/20, 7:30-9 PM, Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph, 312-207-1710, $10 suggested donation...

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...organization's week of action. Fri 1/20, 1 PM-5 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn, 312-922-1426, free...

...together. Fri 1/20, 2:30-4:30 PM, University of Illinois at Chicago Quad, 1200 W. Harrison...

Resist Trump As part of the mass protests planned for inauguration day, the Chicago chapter of the Movement for the 99% and the Chicago Socialist Alternative will lead demonstrators in a show of resistance against the new president. Fri 1/20, 3-5 PM, Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington.

...to empower similar rhetoric." Fri 1/20, 5 PM-midnight, Trump International Hotel and Towers, 401 N. Wabash...

Women's March on Chicago A day after the inauguration, the Women’s March will start with music and a rally at Petrillo Bandshell, followed by a march around the Loop. Sat 1/21, 9 AM, 10 AM rally starts, Petrillo Music Shell, 235 S. Columbus, womens121marchonchicago.org, donations accepted.

...the organizations that visitors can donate to. Wed 1/18, 7-9 PM, Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, free...

Beyond Trump The benefit for the LGBTQ-focused Howard Brown Health Clinic includes music and food. Fri 1/20, 5 PM-midnight, Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee, 773-437-6966, $7-$15.

...Chicago creatives, from circus performers to visual artists. Fri 1/20, 8 PM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, $19-$39...

Shake It Up for Justice Latino Union of Chicago and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos are holding a joint fund-raiser to raise workplace standards for immigrant workers in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Mon 1/23, 5:30-8:30 PM, Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago, 2607 W. 17th, 312-491-9044, $10.

Trump Goes to Washington This bipartisan inauguration viewing party offers a lunch special and plenty of televisions carrying the inauguration ceremony. Fri 1/20, 11 AM-3 PM, Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, 324 S. Racine, 312-374-8915, $8.

...come craft and eat pizza. Mon 1/16, 3-8 PM, Busy Beaver Button Co., 3407 W. Armitage, 773-645-3359, free...

Feminist Happy Hour It's going to be hard to say good-bye to Obama for some. To commemorate the good times, feminist comedians celebrate their favorite moments of the last eight years. Mon 1/16, 7 PM, Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 773-227-3530, $10 suggested donation.

...but fabric donations are accepted. Wed 1/18, noon-8PM, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted, 312 413-5353, free...

...s March on Chicago. Thu 1/19, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey, greenexchange.com, $35...

...the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You. Fri 1/20, 7 PM, Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 773-293-2665, free...

...inauguration weekend. There will also be a silent auction. Fri 1/20, 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, $20...

Drinks, Discourse, and Politics Chicago Progress's second monthly meet-up event and first postinauguration gathering is an informal, open space for participants to drink and discuss politics. Thu 1/26, 7:30-9:30 PM, Jerry's, 4739 N. Lincoln, chicagoprogress.com, free.

    Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more
    click to enlarge As inauguration day draws closer, Chicago is playing host to scores of happenings for almost every interest and political belief, from rallies and watch parties to button-making gatherings and art shows.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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Developers to unveil plans for Wacker Drive office tower

...is wrapping up on two riverside office developments, including one that O'Donnell built at 150 N. Riverside Plaza, next to Randolph Place. Several other office buildings are under construction or in the planning...

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...investment firm Howard Hughes will present their plans to neighbors tonight for a project at 110 N. Wacker Drive, currently the headquarters of shopping mall owner GGP, confirmed Jennifer Basko, property manager for Randolph...

The developers courted Sidley Austin for a proposed office tower on the site, but the law firm recently decided to renew its lease at 1 S. Dearborn St.

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Gibsons Planning a ‘Modern Steakhouse’ With Retractable Roof in the Loop

...River Point Building, the under-construction high-rise office tower off the Chicago River, near Canal and Randolph streets in the Loop. Specifically it’s a “modern steakhouse with authentic Italian influences,” according...

    Gibsons Planning a 'Modern Steakhouse' With Retractable Roof in the Loop
    The venerable steakhouse group is planning a fall opening for its first new downtown restaurant in 12 years
    http://chicago.eater.com

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Stories of the 2016 election, Friday night at...

Stories of the 2016 election, Friday night at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph).

    The Election Monologues Chicago
    On inauguration day in the United States, an event of resistance and unity will take place in 14 cities across the country, bringing together people of all ages, colors and political dispositions to share their personal stories about the 2016 election.
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From the Great Depression until the 1980s a g...

...bars and strip clubs to spend some of their day's wages. The Starr Hotel (617 W. Madison) was a focal point of Skid Row. One of many single-room occupancy (SRO) flophouses...

    Chicago's Skid Row has a colorful history
    Chicago once was celebrated in hobo camps coast to coast as a good place to hole up for the winter, especially along a strip of West Madison Street called Skid Row, a 12-block stretch of flophouses, gin joints and battered dreams. That began to change in 1982 when a wrecking ball took a whack at the Starr Hotel, 617 W.
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com

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Old St. Patrick's Church has welcomed worship...

Old St. Patrick's Church has welcomed worshippers at the corner of Adams and Desplaines for over 160 years, since its dedication on Christmas Day in 1856. The church escaped...

    History
    Since its dedication on Christmas morning in 1856, Old St. Patrick's has been a sacred site embodying the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans. In few neighborhoods have the bricks and mortar mattered so much. -Ellen Skerrett, Editor of At the Crossroads: Old St.
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Writers Resist, Grilled Cheese Meltdown, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

...ideals of a free, just and compassionate democratic society." The day starts at Open Books (651 W. Lake) at noon and featured readers include Arielle Diaz, Daniel Borzutsky, and Ruben Quesada. Events continuing...

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Fri 1/13: Graham Cracker Comics (77 E. Madison) hosts female comic artist collective Ladies' Night as they celebrate the release of their fourth anthology, Eat It Up, a collection of stories and art centered around "all things you crave and consume." 6 PM

Fri 1/13: Filmspotting hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen discuss the greatest moments of the past year in cinema during the live taping of their weekly film podcast at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th). 8 PM

Fri 1/13: Pop-up exhibit "Zoology" at Vintage Quest (1105 N. California) features animal-inspired artwork by more than 40 local artists. 5 PM–midnight

Fri 1/13–Sat 1/14: Rory Scovel, star of TruTV's comedy series Those Who Can't, performs stand-up at Up Comedy Club (230 W. North). 7 and 9:30 PM

1/13–2/25: "History is Boring" at the Mission (1431 W. Chicago) explores how "we document, erase, and subvert our collective interpretation of history." The exhibit features work by a number of artists, curated by Peter Skvara. Opening reception Fri 1/13, 6-8 PM.

Sat 1/14: Crafters unite at the monthly Handmade Market at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) featuring more than 30 local vendors, plus snacks from Bite Cafe. The bar’s open, too. Noon-4 PM

...14: You're Being Ridiculous displays art of storytelling at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 space (1700 N. Halsted), and the theme is "family." Max Maller writes, "if there’s anything on the docket...

...Pub & Grub, Dusek's, and more of Chicago’s beloved eateries flock to Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th) to dish out their most creative grilled cheese sandwiches at the second annual Grilled Cheese...

...Events continuing throughout the day at Flor del Monte (1951 W. 22nd), Bookends and Beginnings (1712 Sherman, Evanston), Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee), and more. Noon

...at Flor del Monte (1951 W. 22nd), Bookends and Beginnings (1712 Sherman, Evanston), Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee), and more. Noon

Sun 1/15: Poet Clint Smith stops by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn) to read from his debut collection, Counting Descent, an anthology of coming-of-age poems that "seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition." 3 PM

    Writers Resist, Grilled Cheese Meltdown, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    at Vintage Quest (1105 N. California) features animal-inspired artwork by more than 40 local artists. Fri 1/13: Pop-up exhibit "Zoology" 5 PM-midnight Fri 1/13-Sat 1/14: Rory Scovel , star of TruTV's comedy series Those Who Can't, performs stand-up at Up Comedy Club (230 W. North).
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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Redevelopment of Chicago’s riverfront General Growth Building is moving forward

...Riverside Investment & Development is the same firm behind the 54-story Goettsch-designed tower at 150 N. Riverside, located just across the river from the General Growth site...

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...partner Riverside Investment & Development plan to present their plans for the low-rise building at 110 N. Wacker next week. Riverside Investment & Development is the same firm behind the 54-story Goettsch-designed...

    Redevelopment of the Loop's General Growth Building moves forward
    While the fate of the 1961 General Growth Building has been the subject of speculation for a number of years, an email to nearby residents signals the start of the site's long-rumored redevelopment.
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A community meeting will be held on January 24 at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph) for a proposed office building on the southwest corner of Lake and Racine. You can read more about the project on the NoWL blog here: http://neighborsofwestloop.com/1201-w-lake-mccaffrey-interests/.

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A community meeting will be held on January 24 at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph) for a proposed office building on the southwest corner of Lake and Racine. You can read more about the project on the NoWL blog here: http://neighborsofwestloop.com/1201-w-lake-mccaffrey-interests/.

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This Is The Lowest Point A Human Can Go In Chicago City Limits

The lowest point most humans go in Chicago is the Clinton Blue Line subway station, 426 S. Clinton St., or the tunnel just east of it. Those are both about 66 feed below the city's surface, CTA spokeswoman Irene Ferradaz said.

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That's where the floor of the Calumet TARP Pumping Station pump rooms rest far below Chicago's Riverdale neighborhood at 400 E. 130th St.

    This Is The Lowest Point A Human Can Go In Chicago City Limits
    CHICAGO - How low can you go within Chicago city limits? About 365 feet below ground, according to Kevin Fitzpatrick, managing civil engineer for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. That's where the floor of the Calumet TARP Pumping Station pump rooms rest far below Chicago's Riverdale neighborhood at 400 E.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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