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Construction starts of 47-story retail/residential/hotel tower in Loop

Pandemic or no pandemic, construction has started of 300 North Michigan Avenue.


Rooftop deck sole survivor of Navy Pier closing

Offshore, the 56,000 square foot rooftop restaurant/bar at Navy Pier, has announced it will remain open after the rest of Navy Pier temporarily closes on September 8.

Navy Pier

Outdoor dining on Clark Street expands to seven days a week

Three blocks along North Clark Street will remain closed to traffic all week long – but open to outdoor diners.

River North

Chicago looking for ideas for pandemic-friendly winter dining

The City of Chicago has launched a design competition to reimagine winter outdoor dining with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Hotels & Restaurants

Chicago home sales post gain despite turbulent market

On average, prices of existing homes are up because the slower downtown market is offset by stronger sales in the rest of the city and suburbs, as sellers flee the turmoil.

Real Estate

Chicago pop-up casino perfect fit for Lakeside Center

The original McCormick Place East is the obvious choice for an instant downtown casino that could raise millions in gaming tax dollars for the city as early as 2021.

Real Estate

Cost of money much less today than during Great Depression

Any elderly American who is alive today and lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s would blink their wrinkled, cataract-filled eyes at how 2020 economists view the world.

Real Estate

City approves $5.4 million support for DuSable Park

The money will come from fees paid by residential construction projects.

Chicago River

Chicago River Day wins award from waterfront advocate

An annual event to clean up the Chicago River has won an award from a national organization that promotes waterfronts.

Chicago River

Seating renovation underway at Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago says a reboot of audience seating is ‘one of the most ambitious improvement projects’ in its history.


Neighbors work to improve dog relief facilities in Streeterville

There are not enough places in Streeterville for dogs to do their business, says one resident.


Lane Tech Indian controversy really a generational battle

Potential removal of the iconic Native American statue from Lane Tech College Prep High School’s Memorial Garden has developed into a generational donnybrook.

North Side

Are you addicted to your devices? Take this test

Go ahead and try to ignore that text. Or switch off the phone. For many of us, being attached to the internet and social media is as fundamental as food.

Howard Tullman

When will we really see 5G?

You might be wondering whether you really need a faster phone. For a lot of people, the answer is no. The real payoff will be for businesses. You’re just being asked to chip in.

Howard Tullman

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