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RIVERWALK

City Winery, Tiny Hatt, O’Brien’s rake in $1 million+ on Riverwalk

The top-grossing Riverwalk vendor last year, for the second year, was City Winery, raking in $3,036,851, almost double what the bar/restaurant made in 2015 and that is not even the best improvement.

LAKEFRONT

Lakefront noise bill passes Illinois House

The City of Chicago will install equipment to listen for noisy motorcycles along Lake Shore Drive if a bill approved by the Illinois House of Representatives is passed by the Senate.

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RIVER NORTH

Four finalists compete for ‘musician in residence’ gig at River North tower

Four acoustic guitarists are in the running to live rent-free at a new apartment tower in River North but there can be only one.

River North business will offer intravenous relief from hangovers, jet lag

A ‘wellness and performance center’ opening in River North will offer relief from a variety of ailments – delivered by IV drip.

River North parking attendant tries to stop carjacking

A parking attendant acted quickly and tried to prevent a carjacking at his lot in River North but was out-voted by the carjacker’s knife.

Digital media students immersed in the world of printing in River North

High school students studying digital media are getting more than a tour and souvenir from a commercial printer in River North.

Shoreline Sightseeing
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LOOP

Chocolate Chicago neither melted nor eaten at Macy’s for 14 years

Chocolate bridges are raised along a chocolate Chicago River next to a chocolate version of Marina City in an exhibit at Macy’s that has not melted or been eaten in about 14 years.

CONDO LIVING

‘Fence sitters’ have one more chance to buy homes or refinance

Prospective home buyers and homeowners who were planning to refinance - and missed the boat in late 2016 - now have one more chance to lock in a mortgage at a rate below four-percent this spring.

Unexpected dip in home loan rates sparks strong March home sales

Strong home-buying demand and an unexpected dip in mortgage rates generated hefty existing housing sales in March, Realtors report.

NEW EAST SIDE

Disabled Chicagoans protest at Rauner’s New East Side condo

Disability rights activists took their protest to the New East Side on Monday and into the lobby of 340 on the Park, where Governor Rauner owns a condo unit.

Vista opens art gallery to engage multi-million-dollar home buyers

Fishing for buyers of multi-million-dollar condo units, the sales office for Vista is using expensive works of art as bait.

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Today
Want to be the one who flips the switch to turn on Buckingham Fountain this summer at ComEd’s annual Switch on Summer event? Here’s your last chance. All entries for the Switch on Summer Sweepstakes must be received by midnight. Even if you don’t win there is plenty of excitement to be had. Bring the whole family and celebrate the start of summer with ComEd’s free event on Saturday May 6, 4-7 p.m., with live music, fun family activities, and cultural performances. More info.

Friday-Sunday
The One of a Kind Show returns for its second edition at The Mart. The highly-anticipated Spring Show will feature more than 300 artists offering handmade pieces in a range of mediums and at a wide range of price points. Map. More info.

Through Sunday
Explore the vivid history of America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2015 New Stages Festival. Yee’s longtime collaborator Joshua Kahan Brody directs her offbeat and electric joy ride about living in the contemporary world while honoring one’s rich ancestral heritage and the conflict that ensues. Tickets: $10-40. Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street. Map. More info.