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Tourist robbed at gunpoint near Buckingham Fountain

The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Friday when a man approached and began asking him questions, police said.

The victim walked back to his hotel in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and called police. Police tried to locate his cellphone by using a tracking application on his phone, but the robbers had turned it off. 

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Tourist robbed at gunpoint near Buckingham Fountain

The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Friday when a man approached and began asking him questions, police said.

The victim walked back to his hotel in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and called police. Police tried to locate his cellphone by using a tracking application on his phone, but the robbers had turned it off. 

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Ferd Park Vandalism

The Ferd Park rain garden sign was forced out of its signpost over night. Apparently this is a sport that has occurred previously.

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Meet Bre, a 4-Year-Old Pit Bull Mix

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Sloopin is proud to work with The Anti-Cruelty Society and the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) in the South Loop (1101 S. Canal) to help bring awareness to their adoption program.  Every month we will be posting about a local animal who could use a home.

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Design Fail at Fred Anderson Dog Park?

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The new park currently being built just south of 16th and Wabash has a very interesting "sail like" feature (photo above). It ought to be interested seeing how much snow it can collect/hold before ripping apart this Winter Season. Not sure what the designer was thinking?

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Westward Group Climate Change Tokyo, Asia, Paris Summit: Klimatförändringar

USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det...

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USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det finns ett smalt fönster av möjligheter att minska utsläppen så att vi kan garantera temperaturstegringen stannar inom målet 2 grader Celsius (C) i slutet av detta århundrade.

I Asien och Stillahavsområdet finns det ett särskilt behov att ta itu med denna fråga. Senaste utvecklingen vinster att vändas på grund av klimatpåverkan är väl förstådda. Den andra volymen av IPCC-rapporten, effekter, anpassning och sårbarhet, släppt i mars 2014, tydligt beskrivas skadorna på de fysiska och ekonomiska systemen i vår region.

Regionen är en stora geografiska utbredning som också hem till den största populationen av världens fattiga, vilket gör det särskilt känsliga för effekterna av klimatförändringarna. Dessa effekter omfattar vattenstress, livsmedelsförsörjning, kustnära översvämningar och erosion, förde med sig risken för utrotning av terrestrial och sötvatten arter och ökad prevalens av vektorburna sjukdomar.

Anpassning till dessa är sättet att gå framåt. Men det finns gränser, som tydligt har erkänts av IPCC. Detta gör rollen som riskreducerande eller minska utsläppen av växthusgaser (GHG) central till något svar till klimatförändringarna. Så nu är IPCC tydligt erkänna komplementariteten mellan anpassning och begränsning i samband med globala hållbara utvecklingen.

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Lockport to sell fire-damaged historic building for $10

The city bought the 120-year-old Volz building, 933 S. State St., this year for $250,000 and spent $50,000 on facade improvements. The building had been vacant since 2008 after a fire damaged it.

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35 hours ago

New Dance Studio and Residential Project in Buildout Mode at 1920 S. Wabash

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New Dance Studio and Residential Project in Buildout Mode at 1920 S. Wabash

Upon a recent trip down south we noticed a sizable buildout in progress at the 1900 block of South Wabash:

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More "High-Profile" Restaurants Coming to South Michigan Avenue

Couple this with the recent news that the Essex hotel will be getting an upgrade and that the build-out for the popular Lincoln Park Burger Bar is underway at 1160 S. Michigan, it appears that there is some serious momentum on the South Michigan restaurant/bar/nightlife front.

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At 12 S. Michigan, the Chicago Athletic Club Hotel renovation is in full swing.  With that comes two exciting...

Opening a block south at 122 S. Michigan is another high-profile restaurant (via Michigan Avenue Magazine):

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Oh My Gawd! Is South Michigan the "Spa Corridor"? Apparently as OMG Spa Signs Appear at 1620 S. Michigan

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Oh My Gawd! Is South Michigan the "Spa Corridor"? Apparently as OMG Spa Signs Appear at 1620 S. Michigan

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Looking for a female workout buddy!

Hi fellow south loopers! I just moved back to the South Loop (my favorite part of the city) and need to get moving especially with this cold weather. My default in the winter is to stay in and order takeout.

Looking for another female or a group of females that would like to workout together and motivate one another! I have a gym membership to xsport fitness on 8th and state. I am also open to trying other workout studios in the south loop. Two that I am really interested in trying are UFC Boxing and 105F bikram.

If there are any ladies out there interested in a workout buddy give me a shout :)

- Aria

  • Aria Siddiqi Just moved back to the South Loop neighborhood

    Hi Jenny,

    I'm traveling a lot for the holidays so I was thinking of starting my groupon for 105F in January. Probably around January 5.

    Let me know if you would like to join me

    Aria

  • Hi Aria,

    Yes, I will join you. I plan to buy the groupon later this week. :)

    Jenny

3 days ago

Old Water Tank at 1132 S. Wabash Comes Down

...random happening in the Sloop today: the old water tank that had been perched above 1132 S Wabash for a long time was taken down – tall metal base and all. One moment, workers...

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Website/forum/reviews on Homeowner's Associations in the South Loop

Does anyone know if there a website or forum about HOA's in the South Loop? I'm a soon-to-be first-time home buyer, and I just want to make sure I research the properties I'm interested in.

To current homeowners, what do you suggest is the best way to find out about homeowner's associations? Thanks in advance!!

  • GSLA Board of Directors South Loop Community organization

    Would you like to post your question to our facebook page and we can see if anyone has some guidance for you? We have many HOA contacts and would be happy to put you in touch with any specific buildings you may be interested in.

  • I will do that. Thank you!

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Vogue Fabrics Closes at 627 W. Roosevelt As Golfsmith Will Presumably Move-in

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...businesses have recently closed or left.  On the 600 west block of Roosevelt Vitamin Shoppe (601 W. Roosevelt), Petco (611 W. Roosevelt) and Sleepy's (605 W. Roosevelt) have all opened up stores...

...or left.  On the 600 west block of Roosevelt Vitamin Shoppe (601 W. Roosevelt), Petco (611 W. Roosevelt) and Sleepy's (605 W. Roosevelt) have all opened up stores and Golfsmith has announced...

...block of Roosevelt Vitamin Shoppe (601 W. Roosevelt), Petco (611 W. Roosevelt) and Sleepy's (605 W. Roosevelt) have all opened up stores and Golfsmith has announced their intentions to open on the...

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Thanksgiving options; award-winning restaurants

...four-course dinner in the Barcelona Room of the tapas restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. Among the slated dishes are serrand ham and fig salad; bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with...

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...Coco Pazzo, 300 W. Hubbard St., will be open Thanksgiving, offering a meal for $45. Some of the items on this...

—This holiday season, The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St., will serve Turkey Day-themed cuisine Nov. 24-30. Special menu items include turkey-and-mozzarella croquettes and hot turkey sandwich. Visit www.BoundaryChicago.com .

—The W Hotel's Current, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., will be open for Thanksgiving. Executive Chef Gregory Elliott will offer items such as shaved radicchio and persimmon salad, Slagel Family Farm turkey plate, seafood risotto and amaretto cheesecake. Call 312-255-4460 or visit www.CURRENTchicago.com

...BBQ restaurant Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., is offering "Smoked-Turkeys-to-Go" for Thanksgiving. A whole slow-cooked turkey is priced...

...Benny's Chop House, 444 N. Wabash Ave., is offering a Thanksgiving meal for $49. The chef's traditional dinner will include natural...

—Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., will offer Thanksgiving-related fare Nov. 24-30. Among the items are turkey wings, hot brown smoked pastrami turkey, H&H turkey loaf and pumpkin-pie flan. See www.HowellsAndHood.com .

...French restaurant Bistro Voltaire, 226 W. Chicago Ave., offers a three-course $29 Monday-night menu. Some of the selections are classic French...

...The Thanksgiving menu at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St., features such classics as butternut squash soup, autumn salad, candy-roasted sweet potatoes and maple...

...Gemini Bistro, 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., a Lincoln Park eatery just three blocks from Lincoln Park Zoo, has announced a special...

...Old Crow Smokehouse, 3506 N. Clark St., is marking its first anniversary by offering specials throughout the day as well as an...

...The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave., rings in the season at the "Holiday Kick-Off Party with Santa" on Saturday, Nov...

...The JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St. will host a "Ballerina Hot Chocolate Happy Hour" on Wed., Dec. 3, 4-6 p...

...Travelle, 330 N. Wabash Ave., will hold an exclusive "Swine and Wine" chef collaboration dinner at 6:30 p.m...

—Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., has bun tom thit nuong as its November #OffTheMenu special. The $16 dish contains a mix of thinly-sliced barbeque pork and grilled shrimp, is served over a bed of angel-hair noodles and is topped with mesclun greens, pickled carrot, daikon and a lime-garlic fish sauce.

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Chicago Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving Dinner

Mercat a la Planxa (638 S. Michigan Ave.

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Tortoise Club (350 N. State St.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House (58 E. Oak St.)

Sullivan's Steakhouse (415 N. Dearborn St.

Filini Bar & Restaurant (221 N. Columbus Dr.

Acadia (1639 S. Wabash Ave.

Porkchop (941 W. Randolph St.

The Signature Room (875 N. Michigan Ave.

Tavern on Rush (1031 N. Rush St.

Falafill (3202 N. Broadway

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