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More unit owners would have to approve deconversion under proposed ordinance

More unit owners in a Chicago condominium that has an offer would have to approve deconversion of their building if a proposed ordinance takes effect.

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Work on CTA’s traffic-easing Clark Junction about to get underway

The biggest, most expensive project in the history of the Chicago Transit Authority is about to start.


Proposal withdrawn for high-rise rental building on State Street

There are no longer plans to build a 39-story apartment building at 1130 North State Street.


Kids, car recovered after being stolen outside River North Portillo’s

A car thief got more than he bargained for when he stole an idling car from in front of a popular River North fast food restaurant.

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Probation for man who violently attacked Trump security guard

The man who brutally beat a 61-year-old security guard at Trump International Hotel & Tower in March has been sentenced to probation.


Alexa, how can we stop becoming dehumanized?

We have all benefitted from the wonders of smartphones, algorithms, and a gig economy that puts people at our disposal on an app’s notice. But we seem to have stopped noticing the people.

How Windy City became Cyber City

A strategic plan developed by government and the business community has drawn tech workers and tech companies back to the Midwest. The bigger payoff – creating thousands of high-paying jobs over the next decade.


Huge apartment rent increases forecast for Chicago but have not yet hit

Like death and taxes, there is one other inevitability in life – apartment rent increases.

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Will your home’s dated kitchen lose its sizzle at resale time?

The kitchen often is called the heart of the home. But in today’s style-conscious society, this fundamental living space can age fast.


Marina City leaps from Wilco album cover to Wilco music video

No longer just an architectural icon on the cover of an acclaimed album, Marina City has finally made the leap to featured performer in a Wilco music video.

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Public opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. Runs through January 5, 2020. Free and open to the public. Map. More info.

Museum of Contemporary Art hosts Vernissage, the opening night preview of EXPO CHICAGO. Organized by the MCA Women’s Board, this extraordinary benefit is the city’s most anticipated art event of the year. General Reception, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Patron Reception, 5:00-7:00 p.m., will feature a premium bar and cuisine from some of Chicago’s finest restaurants. Tickets start at $125 ($300 for the private reception) and will be available for sale in August. Proceeds will benefit education,exhibition, and performance programs at MCA. Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue. Map. More info.

The New Old Chicago Post Office: Awakening the Sleeping Giant. Presented by Rebecca Callcott of Gensler and Jonathan Sladek of WSP. Learn how this deteriorating historic structure was transformed to a thriving workplace. 5:00-7:00 p.m., Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor. Cost: $65 through September 3, then $75. Map. More info.