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Riverwalk finalist for national ‘urban excellence’ award

The Chicago Riverwalk is one of five finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.


Judge mulls evidence admissibility in Rudd murder case

Statements a former Chicago condo lawyer, now accused of murder, made to police are in a state of suspense as a Circuit Court judge considers arguments that concluded on Friday.

‘American Greed’ announces airdate of episode about River North dentist

The episode of American Greed about former Marina City resident Dr. Gary Kimmel will air February 27 at 9 p.m. Central Time on CNBC, according to the white-collar crime show’s production company, Kurtis Productions.


Stacy Keach to star in Goodman play about Ernest Hemingway

75-year-old international star of stage, film, and television Stacy Keach will portray writer and Oak Park native Ernest Hemingway in a play opening May 19 at Goodman Theatre.


Arrest in vandalism of Loop synagogue

Chicago police have arrested a man suspected in vandalism last week at a synagogue in the Loop.


Shelter for homeless youth opens at Lawson House

A new homeless shelter at Lawson House will serve Chicagoans who are 24 years old and younger.

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Viking ship that visited Navy Pier undergoing maintenance, will continue exploring in June

Photos of the Draken Harald HÃ¥rfagre wintering in Connecticut.


River North apartment tower seeks guitarist to refine craft, live rent-free for year

A lucky acoustic guitarist will live rent-free for one year at a new apartment tower in River North, in exchange for entertaining and instructing the building’s residents.

Bill to help unit owners recover attorney’s fees re-introduced in Illinois House

A bill that would help unit owners who successfully sue their condo association has been re-introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives.

34-unit luxury condo proposed for Superior & Sedgwick

A real estate company wants to build a 12-story condominium near the corner of West Superior and North Sedgwick Streets in River North.

Condo developers wonder when luxury housing market will take off

Eight years after the Great Recession hit the nation’s housing market, it appears that home and condominium buyers are America’s most cautious consumer group.

Rent control? Uncle Sam allowed 15 percent apartment rent hikes in 1947!

Tenant advocacy groups may always be on the war path about rising rents and gentrification, but the truth is, Chicago apartment renters have infinitely more rights and consumer protection now than decades ago.


River North ‘FITpreneur’ turns passion for fitness into new career

Chicago’s booming boutique fitness industry has become a breeding ground for female fitness professionals.


Full moon over Trump Tower

Chanting “Hands too small, can’t build a wall,” about 50 to 100 protesters dropped trou along the Chicago River on Sunday afternoon and aimed their angst at Trump International Hotel & Tower.

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River North Business Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards. Meet the RNBA’s Most Valuable Volunteers at this meeting and luncheon celebrating another successful year. Volunteers from each committee will be recognized and the 2016 Art Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to the volunteer who has contributed the most in 2016. Updates from Aldermen Brian Hopkins and Police Commander Paul Bauer. Cost: $50 for non-members. Registration, 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 12: 15. p.m. Luncheon, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steak, 521 North Rush Street. Map. More info.

March 2
Join Gilda’s Club for UNCORKED, their annual wine and craft beer tasting event. Guests will enjoy appetizers, a variety of wines, craft beers, and a raffle. Distributors will be on site, pouring and available to answer questions. 6-9 p.m., Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 North State Street. Cost: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Map. More info.

March 3-4
Berlin-based choreographer Ligia Lewis uses dance, visual arts, and the theater to pose questions concerning otherness and empathy in minor matter, the second installment of a racially-conscious trilogy. Three performers build on minor aesthetics through a dynamic merger of the theater’s parts, ultimately negotiating themselves in relation to visual and phonic play. In a time of anti-blackness, minor matter saturates the black box space with the elusiveness of black expression. 6 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, Dance Studio, 78 East Washington Street. Cost: Free. Map.