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Updated 34 hours ago

Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote

Lastly, the Commission passed a somewhat unusual zoning amendment “clarifying” that the apartment development at 1350 S. Union Avenue will contain no more than 99 units. The University Village project’s been under construction since early 2017 and is expected to be completed soon.

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...story, 220-foot Fulton Market apartment tower set to replace the Fabbri Sausage factory at 166 N. Aberdeen. Developed by MCZ and penned by SCB, the approved design will contain 236 rental units...

...a previous approved plan was amended, clearing way for a new seven-story building at 171 N. Wabash. Designed by HPA, the mixed-use building will feature 81 rental units, 5,500 square...

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

Other approved projects were a Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134...

...Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134-unit mixed-income senior housing development in Calumet Heights, an...

Commission approves an addition to Lakeview's Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School at 3731 N. Broadway. The new four-story structure will contain 34,000 square feet of space for new classrooms and a gym. pic.twitter.com/6LugGe3SSr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves the plan for the Montclare #CalumetHeights development at 9329 S. Stony Island Ave., which will offer 134 units of senior housing. The $34 million project would receive $3 million in TIF assistance. pic.twitter.com/U1E5tMduJY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves @GothamGreens' plan for a commercial greenhouse at 720 E. 111th St. in the #Pullman neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/zunYfJq1Kh — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

    Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote
    Thursday's meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission saw a number of new developments approved over the course of the long-more than six hours-and topsy-turvy public hearing. This month's meeting was particularly eventful as nearly two dozen activists interrupting the proceedings to protest the Obama Foundation's lacks of a formalized community benefits agreement with regards to the proposed Obama Presidential Center.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • When the St. Boniface School was demolished the facade was removed for preservation. Any idea what happened to it?

Apr 13

Updated 4 days ago

Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

5 days ago

5 days ago

Shark Tank open casting call in Chicago

...Business Expo in Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at UIC Forum Main Hall (725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608).The "Shark Tank" open casting call will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to...

    Shark Tank open casting call in Chicago
    Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed entrepreneurial reality show that has become a culturally defining series, will be holding an open casting call at The Small Business Expo in Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at UIC Forum Main Hall.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 11

Apr 09

Roll over to Glen Ellyn's 'Touch-a-Truck' May 5

"Parking for the event is located at the nearby Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center, 799 Roosevelt Road, where a free school bus shuttle will pick up and drop off Touch-A-Truck visitors every 15 minutes," explained Marquez. There is no parking available within Maryknoll Park on the day of the event.

    Roll over to Glen Ellyn's 'Touch-a-Truck' May 5
    A chance to get a close-up view of big trucks is coming to Glen Ellyn on Saturday, May 5, when the Glen Ellyn Park District presents "Touch-A-Truck." This free event will be held in the parking lot at Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Ave. in Glen Ellyn.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 09

Roll over to Touch-a-Truck on May 5

"Parking for the event is located at the nearby Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center, 799 Roosevelt Road, where a free school bus shuttle will pick up and drop off Touch-A-Truck visitors every 15 minutes," explained Marquez. There is no parking available within Maryknoll Park on the day of the event.

    Roll over to Touch-a-Truck on May 5
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | A chance to get a close-up view of big trucks is coming to Glen Ellyn on Saturday, May 5th, when the Glen Ellyn Park District presents Touch-A-Truck. This free event will be held in the parking lot at Maryknoll Park (845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn).
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 07

Baconfest Chicago celebrates 10 years

- Hours:Saturday LunchVIP Hour 11 a.m.-noonGeneral Admission noon-3 p.m.Saturday DinnerVIP Hour 6-7 p.m.General Admission 7-10 p.m.UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608- Admission:General Admission Lunch and Dinner Tickets (sold separately) are $85

    Baconfest Chicago cofounder Seth Zurer previewed all things porky for ABC7 Eyewitness News.
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Calling all bacon lovers: The 10th annual Baconfest is at the UIC Forum April 6-7. Ticketholders get access to a bacon wonderland where the city's best chefs hand out creative bacon snacks. Baconfest Chicago cofounder Seth Zurer previewed all things porky for ABC7 Eyewitness News.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 05

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...The annual pork-filled festival returns for three sessions this weekend at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road), boasting a stellar lineup of local chefs frying, baking and generally bacon-ing up some...

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Packed with pop culture goodness, C2E2 brings it all this weekend to McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive). Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday, creators and performers from practically every artistic...

...live talk show taped for PBS, hosted by Mark Bazer and recorded at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.) in Chicago. The trio of folks speaking at this show are particularly exceptional: Gillian Flynn...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Find all things pop culture at C2E2, check out live interviews with Gillian Flynn and Eve Ewing, eat lots of bacon, taste Iceland and see what the Black Women's Expo has to offer this weekend in Chicago. Pop to the people Packed with pop culture goodness, C2E2 brings it all this weekend to McCormick Place (2301 S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 04

Baconfest Chicago 2018

Baconfest Chicago will be held at the UIC Forum, located at 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago. The fest includes three sessions: dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday...

    Baconfest Chicago 2018
    This weekend will herald the arrival of one of the most delicious events of the food-lover's year - the 10th Annual Baconfest Chicago! We here at Count Gregula's Crypt are also hex-cited to announce that Team Gregula will be providing creepy coverage of Chicago's premiere bacon festival for the THIRD yummy year in a row....
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Apr 04

Apr 03

Go hog wild at Baconfest Chicago: What's on the menu for 2018?

Baconfest Chicago turns ten this year and it's hotter than ever. This year's fest, coming to UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt) Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, will feature over 140 restaurants, highlighting nearly 50 of the best chefs in the city.

Mar 28

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMODELING AN EXISTING FAST FOOD RESTAURANT. UPGRADING RANGE HOOD AND VENTILATION SYSTEM. CHANGING INTERIOR FINISHES. MINOR CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL FIXTURES AND KITCHEN PLUMBING AND FIXTURES.

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Good Food Expo promotes healthy, sustainable eating

...Food EXPO- Date: Through Saturday- Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.- Address: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago- Admission: Free for general admissionVisit https://goodfoodexpo.org/ for more information...

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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    Good Food Expo promotes healthy, sustainable eating
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS The 14th annual Good Food Expo wraps up Saturday at the UIC Forum. The two-day symposium features farmers, chefs and other experts discussing how to eat healthier and in a more environmentally-sustainable way. Good Food EXPO - Date: Through Saturday- Hours: 10 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Mar 24

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ***DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES*** REVISION TO PERMIT NUMBER 100680853; ENCLOSE AMENITY SPACE ON 5TH FLOOR; REVISIONS TO COMMON AREAS ON FLOORS ONE, FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN; LIGHTING IN THE GARAGE ON FLOORS 1 AND 2, AND LIGHTING IN CORRIDORS ON ALL FLOORS HAS BEEN REVISED. THE MECHANICAL PLANS HAVE BEEN REVISED TO REDUCE THE QUANTITY AND LOCATIONS OF HVAC EQUIPMENT IN A NUMBER OF DWELLING UNIT TYPES ON FLOORS 2-7. WINDOWS ON THE NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED OR RELOCATED. THE BORROWED LITE OPENINGS IN THE TYPE 3 UNITS HAVE BEEN RECONFIGURED; ALL AS PER PLANS

    710 W. 14th St. Issued March 22, 2018 Comment

Mar 22

South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Mar 22

Free Soil Testing, Urban Ag Workshops & More at the Good Food EXPO!

725 W. Roosevelt Road

    Free Soil Testing, Urban Ag Workshops & More at the Good Food EXPO!
    The Good Food EXPO is here! AUA is delighted to be a part of the largest gathering in the Midwest focused on locally and sustainably produced food, March 23-24th. Be sure not to miss Saturday's Organic Valley Good Food Commons - a day of FREE soil testing and FREE urban agriculture workshops!
    http://auachicago.org

Mar 21

Baconfest Chicago

...Baconfest Chicago will be held on April 6 & 7, 2018 at the UIC Forum at 725 West Roosevelt in Chicago.  For their ten year anniversary, Baconfest Chicago is offering new tickets levels for...

    Baconfest Chicago
    Baconfest Chicago holds its tenth tasting event on April 6 and 7, 2018 at the UIC Forum.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Mar 20

Lunchbreak: Ina Pinkney

725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60607

    Lunchbreak: Ina Pinkney
    Ina Pinkney - Chef, Author, Columnist & Speaker. Good Food EXPO March 23-24, 2018 UIC Forum 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60607 goodfoodexpo.org Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @goodfoodEXPO #goodfoodEXPO + breakfastqueen.com Instagram: @thebreakfastqueen1 Twitter: @breakfastqueen1 facebook.com/ina.pinkney CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE CAKE Yield: (1) 9" round cake to serve 10 Preheat oven to 350.
    http://wgntv.com

Mar 12

Updated Mar 20

March is Women's HERstory Month!

In celebration of Women's HERstory Month, we invite you to join us a member of the Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women organization! GREATLAKESILRW.CLUB

    Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women
    Interested in joining the ​Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women? ​Leave us a message!
    http://www.3rdwardchicagogop.com
  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men...

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    Women who voted for a man that loathes and uses women, loves crotch grabbing, is on his 3rd wife, who has physically abused his first wife, are blind to reality. There is a long list of negatives about this simple-minded man. They voted for him anyhow. I can see men voting for him, because they have the same views as he does. They are scared of equality. Republican women don't want equality. They are followers, and/or afraid to speak up. Again, I have a list of over 200 anti-female quotes spit out by misogynist Republican males. I'm not going to waste my time posting the rest of them. The few I posted gave you enough info. I will respect Republican women when they begin to respect themselves. I'm closing the book on this conversation.

  • This from a person who probably voted for hilary

    Think about it

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Mar 20

Mar 18

Good Food Expo

725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60607

    Good Food Expo
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Curious about the good food movement and incorporating locally sourced food into your diet? CBS 2's Vince Gerasole has more on what it means and a conference you can attend. He talks to Andrew Zimmerman, an Executive Chef at Sepia and Proxi about the Good Food Expo and prepares a Wood Grilled Mushroom and Yuba Salad.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 17

Updated Mar 17

McCormick Place parking lot

Who knows what those items are that have been in McCormick Places parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and some of them light up at night.

Mar 17

Updated Mar 17

McCormick Place parking lot

Who knows what those colorful items are that have been in the McCormick Place parking lot for about 10 days? They are very colorful and a few pieces even light up at night.

Mar 15

Art installations, maker spaces and music series coming to Downtown, courtesy of PDP

In response to a request from the URA, the PDP is looking to buy and renovate the sad looking property at 604 Liberty Avenue for a curated retail showroom and local maker space.

    Art installations, maker spaces and music series coming to Downtown, courtesy of PDP
    The Ball-Nogues Studio rendering of the Amsterdam Island Antipode coming to Market Square this summer. Image courtesy of PDP. Let's say - bear with us here - that you're standing in Market Square and you start to dig through the center of the earth to exit the other side.
    https://www.nextpittsburgh.com

Mar 13

Updated Mar 15

The L Stop

Each quarter the culinary students at Robert Morris University, 401 S. State Street, open a pop up restaurant with a different theme and menu. Students do everything from selecting the food choices, designing the menu, ordering supplies, cooking, serving and cleaning. This quarter, our theme is "The L Stop" with courses from different neighborhoods of Chicago. Our quarters last ten weeks, but we need the first couple weeks to set up and the last couple to evaluate and critique. Open only on Thursdays, reservations recommended. This is a fantastic experience for our culinary students!

  • This was excellent! My daughters (6 and 9 years old) went today and they also loved it! I recommend it if you can make it.

Mar 12

Mar 09

Updated Mar 10

Lost dog - Black lab mix - Last seen at wood and cullerton

He is all black, white fur on chest and tips of paws. Has a heart collar with red fake gems the says “Khal”. If seen please call six three zero 843 one one 78

Mar 09

CADC Fund Raiser - Storytelling Event - Huge Success - thank you!

Community Adult Day Care Center - STORY TELLING EVENT sold out - not a seat OPEN at MAYSLAKE Theater (seats 130) - we had people standing. Many thanks to all of our story tellers (12 in all), to Bruce Wolf - our EMCEE for the evening and to our sponsors and the volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors as well as our Executive Director, Susan Neustrom. All the silent auction items went so as fund raisers go - this was a good one for a very worthy 501c that serves seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's and nerve damage.

Mar 09

South Loop Business Spotlight: Grant’s Financial Services

South Loop Business Spotlight: Grant’s Financial Services

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Grant's Financial Services - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Mar 08

Weight Watchers

Hello. Is anyone interested in joining WW? I just joined and I go downtown to the meetings. If we can get 15 people interested in attending meetings they would provide a group leader. Then I would ask Harrison Park if we could use a meeting room. If you are interested please contact me with your phone # and your preference for AM, Lunch or PM times. Thank You! Be Well. :-)

Mar 04

South Loop Civics: State Assembly, County Commissioner, and Judges…. Oh My!

South Loop Civics: State Assembly, County Commissioner, and Judges…. Oh My!

    South Loop Civics: State Assembly, County Commissioner, and Judges.... Oh My! - Greater South Loop Association
    It's not always easy for residents of our neighborhood, especially those who are new neighbors, to navigate the "lay of the land" when it comes to our elected representation in the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Mar 04

South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center

South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Mar 03

Former CEO of Golden Apple Fdtn. Peg Cain - one of Story Tellers

One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Peg Cain. For six years Peg served as CEO of the Golden Apple Foundation which increased her admiration for the teaching profession. Peg moved from LaGrange, where she and her late husband Phil had raised their sons, to Westmont in 2002. The title of her TRUE story is WIN, PLACE or SHOW, HE SHOWED.. .hmm are we at the track or maybe it's something more poignant? A few tickets are still left but we're almost at full capacity for the venue - you can order here: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories

    adult day services
    Community Adult Day Center provides recreational, social, intellectual, programs for adults who cannot safely be left alone. Offers respite for caregivers.
    https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org

Mar 03

STORY TELLER - Ryan Supeter - drummer extraordinaire

One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Ryan Supeter who loves to tell a good story, build a great campfire and enjoys the camaraderie that comes with spending time with friends and family - soaking in the warmth of a fire that brings people together. Ryan, recently engaged, looks forward to sharing those stories...

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One of our STORY TELLERS for the CADC event "Unforgettable Memories," that Bruce Wolf will EMCEE - this coming Wed. MAR. 7 from 6 to 9 p at MAYSLAKE in Oak Brook, is Ryan Supeter who loves to tell a good story, build a great campfire and enjoys the camaraderie that comes with spending time with friends and family - soaking in the warmth of a fire that brings people together. Ryan, recently engaged, looks forward to sharing those stories with the woman he loves and will marry later this year. The name of Ryan's story: "NEVER MISS," (it deals with a BB gun episode from his youth)....hmm that could be a TRUE story with quite a twist. A few tickets are still left but we're almost at full capacity for the venue - you can order here: https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org/unforgettable-memories

    adult day services
    Community Adult Day Center provides recreational, social, intellectual, programs for adults who cannot safely be left alone. Offers respite for caregivers.
    https://www.communityadultdaycenter.org

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