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Once the 19th Century hub of Chicago's printing and publishing industry, the South Loop has been transformed in the last 20 years into one of Chicago's most progressive neighborhoods. Read more about Chicago's South Loop

Developers and new residents are descending on a strip once noted for auto dealers and manufacturers. Read more about Motor Row
Once the 19th Century hub of Chicago's printing and publishing industry, the South Loop has been transformed in the last 20 years into one of Chicago's most progressive neighborhoods. Read more about Chicago's South Loop

Developers and new residents are descending on a strip once noted for auto dealers and manufacturers. Read more about Motor Row
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  • Now with a huge cast, 'Hellcab' still an iconic trip through Chicago

    Now with a huge cast, 'Hellcab' still an iconic trip through Chicago
    "Hellcab," playwright Will Kern's black comedy about a hellish winter day in the life of a cipherlike Chicago cabby, is not, let us stipulate upfront, the aesthetic equal of "American Buffalo," "A Raisin in the Sun" or "The Front Page." But when you're...
  • 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' producers film pilot about Lincoln Park restaurant

    'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' producers film pilot about Lincoln Park restaurant
    The producers of Tru TV's “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” are hoping to turn pro wrestler and restaurant owner Lisa Marie Varon’s unusual career path into a reality TV show. The series would revolve around Varon and her Lincoln Park...
  • Il Poggiolo gets Jerry Kleiner's signature look in Hinsdale

    Despite a demographic that would make most restaurateurs salivate, Hinsdale has not always been kind to its dining options. Since finally permitting liquor licenses in 2001 (Hinsdale was DuPage County's last bastion of temperance), the town has bid...
  • Playing the blues in black AND white

    Playing the blues in black AND white
    On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
  • A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago

    A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago
    Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
  • Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links

    Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links
    Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once. Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
  • Radiohead junkies swarm Reckless for free paper

     
    Devout fans of Thom Yorke and company get their hands on the Universal Soul, a free piece of band promo material....
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • Where to get your locally grown Christmas tree

     
    It's not hard to find Christmas tree lots in the city, from Home Depot to small, independent lots on street corners. If you want to support Midwestern farmers this season, here are some spots to check out this year to pick out your own locally farmed...
  • Chicago Spire gets investor

    Seven years ago, the planned Chicago Spire was touted nationally as an architectural game changer in the city's skyline. In more recent years, the large hole in the ground that was to be the beginning of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere...
  • Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say

     Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say
    Chicago’s Little League team fell short of winning a world title Sunday, but many of the more than 1,000 fans at two city public watch parties still walked away smiling. “They might not have won the World Series but they’re still...