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Gold Coast condo association issued three citations over records requests

A condo association that allegedly did not allow a unit owner to inspect tax returns and other financial documents has received three citations from the city.

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Uber sued over motorized wheelchair access

Of the millions of rides that Uber has given Chicagoans over the past five years, only 14 have been to people who use motorized wheelchairs, says an advocacy organization in River North that is suing the transportation network.


Retired cop claims House of Blues security harassed, followed him for shooting video

A retired Chicago police officer says he was confronted and followed to his car by a man claiming to be the owner of House of Blues in River North for shooting video outside the concert venue.

Boston company closes on purchase of AMA Plaza

For $467.5 million, a Boston company now owns the office space at AMA Plaza in River North and a 902-stall parking garage. The deal does not include The Langham Chicago hotel.


Revised vision of second Wolf Point tower ready for presentation to city

Wolf Point has a date with the Chicago Plan Commission to present the second of three buildings visualized for the 3.85 acres near the confluence of the Chicago River’s three branches.


Armed robberies near State Street in broad daylight

Chicago police say an armed robbery near Marina City in River North last Friday happened at 7:30 a.m.


Chicago mariners warned about fire-catching smartphones

A smartphone that can burst into flames on a boat has caught the attention of the United States Coast Guard.

Photos: Flying devil soars over DuSable Harbor

A man in a devil costume floats over DuSable Harbor on October 9 using a water-propelled flyboard.


Early Voting starts

Early Voting will again be offered in River North starting on October 24 but it is available now in the Loop.

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Riverwalk opens Saturday, Lake Michigan to Lake Street

A dream of walking uninterrupted from the lakefront to the south branch of the Chicago River becomes a reality on Saturday as the last three sections of Chicago Riverwalk open to the public.

New Riverwalk water feature will switch on for testing

Shallow fountains on a new stretch of Riverwalk will come to life over the next two weeks for testing.

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LondonHouse wins award for transforming 93-year-old Loop building

Turning a 93-year-old building in the Loop and the parking lot next to it into a 452-room hotel got the attention of Landmarks Illinois and LondonHouse will be one of three Chicago buildings honored this month for adaptive use.

Chicago architects share visions of Vista penthouses

Jeanne Gang designed the building but now other architects are being invited to share their ideas for the interiors of the top 21 floors of Vista Tower.


Millennial job market is sparking high-rise construction boom

Every tourist who strolls the sidewalks of the Windy City is awed by the skyline’s architecture, but we all should take another look because construction cranes are flying in growing numbers.

Turn back the clock to learn about Lincoln Park history

When veteran developer Michael Supera passed on earlier this month, the city lost one of the great lions of apartment rehab and condominium development.


Howard Tullman: Don’t fail fast, fail forward

You could succeed. But if that isn’t going to happen, there are better ways to flop than doing it quickly.

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Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, his offstage life may be as fragile as a house of cards. When a rising young magician must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him, his performance begins to unravel. Starring critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer, and actor Brett Schneider. The Magic Play appears October 21 to November 20 in the Owen Theatre. Map. More info.
Landmarks Illinois 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards Celebration. This year’s winners will share stories of their preservation efforts at a panel discussion before the awards ceremony. 4 p.m., Venue One, 1034 West Randolph Street. Open to the public. Tickets: $50 for non-members. Map. More info.

Composer, instrument builder, and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada and Tashi Wada, composer, make a rare Chicago appearance. The father-son duo presents an evening-length performance based on a loose, ever-shifting structure with a newly modified setup of sirens, alarm bells, audio generators, bagpipes, and organ. 8 p.m., Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place. Map. More info.