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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ****SELF CERTICATION**** DEMOLITION OF EXISTING (PARTIAL FLOOR) TENANT SUITE. NO ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING OR MECHANICAL WORK.

    550 W. Van Buren St. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
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    SELF-CERTIFICATION FOR INTERIOR ALTERATIONS AND REMOVAL OF NON LOAD BEARING PARTITIONS TO 29,700 SQUARE FEET OF EXISTING OFFICE SPACE ON THE 2ND FLOOR IN AN EXISTING HIGH RISE OFFICE BUILDING. 525 WEST VAN BUREN STREET

    525 W. Van Buren St. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment

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    SELF-CERTIFICATION FOR INTERIOR ALTERATIONS AND REMOVAL OF NON LOAD BEARING PARTITIONS TO 7,200 SQUARE FEET OF EXISTING OFFICE SPACE IN THE 14TH FLOOR IN AN EXISTING HIGH RISE OFFICE BUILDING.

    525 W. Van Buren St. Issued October 27, 2014 Comment

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Development across from Target

Does anyone know what is being built across Aberdeen street from the Target store on Jackson ? I see signs that it's being developed by Praedium Development Corp. They are based in Northbrook but have no working website and what appears to be a History with strip malls. Usually I can find something on the Internet about a development. I think First Eagle Bank was doing the financing. I'm hoping for a Panera....

  • Bob H Family in the neighborhood since ~1905

    I remember Alderman Fioretti saying something a couple of town hall meetings ago about someone wanting to put in townhouses. As you note, it's a bit small for retail. Can you tell from the foundation whether it's party-wall buildings?

  • Marco from Tropoje Two-flat owner

    They have it fenced in so I can't really see. There is a "retail space available" sign there which leads me to think more Doctor's Office than Sub Shop.

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‘La luna de miel se acabó pronto’ por la violencia doméstica

Vélez, de 47 años, recordó su experiencia durante una reunión, que incluyó a miembros de la Policía de Chicago, fiscales del Condado de Cook y activistas comunitarios para honrar y ofrecer servicios a sobrevivientes en la Corte de Violencia Doméstica, del 555 W. Harrison Ave., al oeste de Chicago.

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Decent Gyms in the Area?

Hi neighbors. My husband and I are looking for an affordable and clean gym to join in the Pilsen - South Loop - Chinatown - Bridgeport area (we live at Archer and Canal). I have not heard the best reviews for the place at Canal and Roosevelt, nor for the one west of us at Cermak and Rockwell. This past month, we signed up for a month's membership at the gym in the Chinatown park district building. We're not that impressed though and were wondering if there were other good options in the area. We'd appreciate any suggestions you might have!

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    Avoid FFC. I joined a few years ago and it was a macho arrogant steroid poser place. Couldn't even get a place at the pool with all the staff letting their drunk friends in for free. Avoid this place.

  • Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder...

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    Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder to get up the motivation to work out at home. Plus our apartment is pretty small.

    @Miki - we actually had decided on Snap Fitness and drove over to sign up, but we couldn't find parking and traffic was a mess because of construction. We decided we didn't want to have to deal with that every time we wanted to work out. Definitely a deterrence for us. =/

    I think we're going to stick with the park district for now and re-evaluate our options when we move next spring since we do not know which neighborhood we'll end up in. I have all of these suggestions noted so I can revisit them at that time. Thanks again everyone!!

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Audition for "Crazy for You" Nov. 6, 9 at ECC

"Crazy for You" is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. 560 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10022; (800) 221-7196; tamswitmark.com.

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