6 hours ago

Music students hold Performathon

...also the previous evening, Friday, February 24)Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Address: 38 S. Peoria St. in Chicago's West Loop communityAdmission/ Ticket Prices: FreeDeadline to register: Drop in anytime between...

    Music students hold Performathon
    The Merit School of Music in Chicago offers a tuition-free conservatory giving young people from all backgrounds a high-quality music education. To keep the school tuition-free, more than 300 students will share the stage for the annual Performathon February 24-25, 2017. Over 100 free performances will be played over 12 hours.
    http://abc7chicago.com

9 hours ago

Midwest travel: AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers $20.16 rooms for Cubs opening weekend

...and unlimited wings. 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago. General admission is $50; VIP is $100. wingfest.net...

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...and restrictions apply; not available on previously booked rooms. AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is at 630 N. Rush St., Chicago. marriott.com/hotels/travel/chiac-ac-hotel-chicago-downtown...

...and 8 to 11 p.m. general admission Saturday, March 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. VIP admission is $55 and general admission is $45. Get info and tickets at...

...and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4-Aug. 6, at the Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana. Admission is $13 for adults; $11 for seniors 65 and older; $7 kids...

    Midwest travel: AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers $20.16 rooms for Cubs opening weekend
    AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is offering a two-day-only deal to celebrate last year's historic Cubs World Series victory and to kick off the 2017 baseball season. The room rate is $20.16 April 10 and 11, but you have to book on Feb. 25-26 to get the special rate.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

9 hours ago

Weekend picks: Learn 'Seven Things' with Ira Glass at COD

The Ides of March feat. Jim Peterik: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $28-$38. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

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...Ha Lim, Jeff Hobson and more -- returns for another touring run at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $13-$77. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday...

Charlie White with Fantasia and Johnny Gill: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $45-$130. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Meat Wave (record release), Paper Mice, Melkbelly, Foul Tip: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

Roger Sanchez & S Man at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$20. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

Emanation XI featuring Robby Haynes, Snowman (Mike Burns), Makaya McCraven: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

Ezra Furman, Christopher The Conquered, Delmar and The Dedications: 9 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 537-4440 or chopshopchi.com.

    Weekend picks: Learn 'Seven Things' with Ira Glass at COD
    Fans of Chicago Public Media's radio and podcast program "This American Life" won't want to miss seeing its host in "Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $69-$76; $175 meet & greet tickets. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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A Field Museum-themed pop-up bar, an Oscars viewing party, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

2/24-4/1: Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N. Peoria) hosts "Tell Me Something Good," a solo exhibition for the New York-based multimedia artist Derrick Adams. Opening reception Fri 2/24, 5-7 PM.

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Sat 2/25: Soulful Chicago Black History Book Fair at Lutheran School of Theology (1100 E. 55th), which celebrates the literary arts in the black community and seeks to counter negative stereotypes...

Sat 2/25: Unlimited chili and games take center stage at the Hashbrown Chili Cook-Off and Carnival at Spudnik Press (1821 W. Hubbard) featuring tamales, a silent auction, music by DJ Pickled Beets, and, of course, an awarded chili cook-off. 6-10 PM

2/25-3/25: The former pool room ("the Tank") at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) transforms into the Backroom, a pop-up bar designed by Johalla Projects that features cocktails...

Sun 2/26: This month the Empty Bottle Book Club at (where else?) the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) discusses the Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood work of speculative fiction, The Handmaid's Tale. Copies of the book available at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. 3 PM

Sun 2/26: The OscArts of Life Party fund-raiser hosted by the Arts of Life Associate Board at North Bar (1637 W. North) features raffles, costume contests, popcorn, pizza, and a viewing of the Academy Awards. 6-11 PM

    A Field Museum-themed pop-up bar, an Oscars viewing party, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge courtesy the field museum Winter has returned, but luckily there's plenty to do indoors in the city this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: click to enlarge Four 30-minute battles determine this year's winner of the Windy City Rollers' Juanna Rumble Cup at UIC Pavilion, which includes half-time entertainment from Environmental Encroachment.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

28 hours ago

$65M... That's How Much It Costs To Buy An Entire Block In Hot Fulton Market

A group of property owners in the 1200 block of West Fulton Market is selling their entire block to developers for upwards of $65 million, Crain's is reporting. A Chicago-based developer is working on a deal to buy the 3.3 acres, which currently holds a mixture of lots and low-rise warehouses.

...property, according to Crain's. With Google's recent relocation of its Chicago headquarters to 1000 West Fulton St., and a nearby McDonald's headquarters and pedestrian-friendly "vendor village" under construction nearby, the...

    $65M... That's How Much It Costs To Buy An Entire Block In Hot Fulton Market
    Fulton Market-the Chicago food distribution district turned hot tech company hub-has yet more redevelopment plans on the horizon. A group of property owners in the 1200 block of West Fulton Market is selling their entire block to developers for upwards of $65 million, Crain's is reporting.
    http://chicagoist.com

29 hours ago

West Loop residents say five-story proposal looks ‘prison-like’

...what is currently a vacant lot in the booming Fulton Market area. The proposal for 1001 W. Fulton calls for a new five-level retail and office building clad in dark masonry. The...

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The development firm Vequity, LLC, which is currently constructing a new transit-oriented development at Milwaukee and Western avenues along the busy Milwaukee Avenue corridor, has recently revealed a plan to erect a...

    West Loop residents say five-story proposal looks 'prison-like'
    The latest plan from Vequity was panned by members of a West Loop community group.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

34 hours ago

The monthly Chicago Antique Market Randolph S...

The monthly Chicago Antique Market Randolph Street returns tomorrow at 1340 W. Washington.

    - - DNAinfo Chicago
    Every Chicago Street - All 1,145 Of Them - Showcased In New Project
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35 hours ago

Transgender CPS students will still be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, and other Chicago news

A potential deal for the 1200 block of West Fulton Market in the West Loop could see the block sell for more than $65 million, according...

    Transgender CPS students will still be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice, and other Chicago news
    click to enlarge BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, February 24, 2017. Have a great weekend!
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

40 hours ago

1001 W. Fulton (Vequity, LLC)

1001 W. Fulton (Vequity, LLC)

On Monday, Monday February 13, 2017, Chris Ilekis of Vequity, LLC and of Ilekis Associates (architect/planner) presented a proposed 5-story retail/restaurant and office building for the property at 1001 W. Fulton Market.  At present, the property is a vacant lot.

    1001 W. Fulton (Vequity, LLC) - Neighbors of West Loop
    Development Proposal On Monday, Monday February 13, 2017, Chris Ilekis of Vequity, LLC and of Ilekis Associates (architect/planner) presented a proposed 5-story retail/restaurant and office building for the property at 1001 W. Fulton Market. At present, the property is a vacant lot. The 3,200-square foot property is currently zoned as C1-1 and 1.2 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) .
    http://neighborsofwestloop.com

43 hours ago

You can now read our Development Committee's ...

You can now read our Development Committee's summary of a proposed project at 1001 W. Fulton on the NoWL blog.

    1001 W. Fulton (Vequity, LLC) - Neighbors of West Loop
    Development Proposal On Monday, Monday February 13, 2017, Chris Ilekis of Vequity, LLC and of Ilekis Associates (architect/planner) presented a proposed 5-story retail/restaurant and office building for the property at 1001 W. Fulton Market. At present, the property is a vacant lot. The 3,200-square foot property is currently zoned as C1-1 and 1.2 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) .
    http://neighborsofwestloop.com

47 hours ago

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2 days ago

Fulton Market block selling for more than $65 million

A venture of Chicago-based developer IBT Group and hedge fund investor Andrew Bluhm has a preliminary deal to buy a 3.3-acre parcel of lots and low-slung buildings in the 1200 block of West Fulton Market, according to people familiar with the deal.

In the 1200 block of Fulton, owners of several businesses banded together to sell their properties in one deal to try to maximize the sale price. Almost a year ago, they hired Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to seek a buyer.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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