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  • Green City sprouts a class

    Green City sprouts a class
    Chefs Cook "The Green City Market Cookbook": Want to go greener with your cooking? The Green City Market Cookbook class might be a good place to start.
  • Reverie to open soon in River North

    Reverie to open soon in River North
    Adam Cisek and Jesse Boyle, the partners behind Wrigleyville's Red Ivy, are opening a new bar and restaurant called Reverie in River North in early August. Cisek said he'd been looking for a venture in River North for some time and expects growth on the...

    Four Hours in ... River North

    Four Hours in ... River North
    Tourists hitting Chicago may opt for the Loop or Mag Mile, but not far from either you’ll find River North, an urban quadrant with a decidedly upscale flair. Home to eateries run by Rick Bayless and some legendary pizzerias, River North is a...

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...

    Merchandise Mart lobby murals come back to life

    Merchandise Mart lobby murals come back to life
    For the past 21/2 months, five nights a week, Amber Schabdach, senior paintings conservator for the Conservation Center, wrapped small sticks in cotton, creating makeshift Q-tips. Then she climbed onto a hydraulic lift and rose 20 feet in the air. There...