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  • Chicago shop helps jocks rebound from workouts

    Will Neal sat hunched in a circular tub of frigid water, blowing air in and out, just trying to breathe. Behind him, Miguel Blancarte Jr. and Corey Parker reclined side by side, each wearing inflated black boots that rose to their hips, making them look...
  • Loop lunch ideas

    Loop lunch ideas
    Q: Now that I am back in the Loop daily for school, I have found myself discovering new places for lunch that are out of the box. Price point under $15. I did stop by the newly opened Rustle + Roux and was quite pleased. Any other thoughts? --Jenna...
  • A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors

    A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors
    When I heard about Chicago's new plan to gather "big data" by installing sensors all across the city, I felt a little nervous. Then I got this memo. Now I feel just fine. Sort of. Greetings Chicagoans and visitors to Chicago: I'm a light-pole-...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?

    Is MTV's 'The Real World' returning to Chicago?
    MTV’s “The Real World” could be headed back to Chicago, more than 10 years after the reality series filmed in Wicker Park. Assuming the production receives city approval, the show would be based at 1100 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop,...
  • Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

    Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014
    Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years. "There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...
  • Walgreens and sushi: An American love story

    Walgreens and sushi: An American love story
    When Walgreens opened its 14th “flagship” superstore inside the Wrigley Building Wednesday, much attention was focused toward its made-on-site sushi bar. Finally, a place to buy Robitussin, condoms and crunchy tempura rolls under one roof....
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends

    Major project to clog Kennedy Expressway on June weekends
    Chicago-area drivers are being urged to steer clear of the downtown stretch of the Kennedy Expressway during the last three weekends in June, officials said Thursday. That’s when bridge demolition on the Kennedy interchange at Ohio and Ontario...
  • Sighting: Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger dine with Backstreet Boys at RPM Italian

    Sighting: Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger dine with Backstreet Boys at RPM Italian
    Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys aren’t just touring together. They’re hanging out together as well. Lavigne opened for the Backstreet Boys Wednesday at FirstMerit Pavilion at Northerly Island and then had dinner with husband Chad...
  • Loop tax area expansion plan scrapped

    Loop tax area expansion plan scrapped
    The Chicago Loop Alliance has decided not to pursue plans to expand the footprint of its State Street special taxing district, which would have brought enhanced services to more downtown streets but also meant a heavier tax burden for some large...