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  • Maxwell Street making a comeback

    Bravo to Ron Grossman for his article "Chicago’s Love Affair with Maxwell Street." Fortunately, there is an effort to keep the body and spirit of Maxwell Street alive. The new market is only a sliver of the old one, but it is still a thrilling experience to shop and eat there.  All year around, people can bargain for used clothing, tools, historic photos, and tschokies. They can eat grilled steak tacos, barbecued brisket and homemade candy too.
  • Chicago's love affair with Maxwell Street

    Chicago's love affair with Maxwell Street
    In the shadow of the Loop's skyscrapers, there once was an open-air bazaar with sights, sounds and smells that seemed magically transported across time and space from some Old World village. The Maxwell Street market — its principal thoroughfare was...

    Get Out: Things to do on Sunday

    Get Out: Things to do on Sunday
    Viva vegetarian Enjoy a fun twist on healthful living at Veggie Fest. Learn to make your own vegetarian fare by watching demonstrations and sampling a variety of international cuisines. Inspirational speakers, music, over 100 vendors and children's...

    Stolen bike found in Indiana but remains unclaimed

    Stolen bike found in Indiana but remains unclaimed
    Sometime in the wee hours of Nov. 15, a thief took bolt cutters and snapped the padlock on Michael Kajdas' garage. When Kajdas woke up, he found that his prized 1966 Schwinn Panther bicycle had been stolen. Immediately, he contacted Chicago police....

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business
    A Chicago philanthropic family whose scrappy appliance and furniture stores were known for hard bargaining and oddball promotions on Wednesday announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier Inc., one of the largest donations to a local nonprofit in recent...