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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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  • Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class

    Catholic school celebrates 10 years with first graduating class
    Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled. Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
  • 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...
  • Playing tag

    Playing tag
    The definition of graffiti depends on whom you ask. Anything scrawled with paint pens, spray paint, markers and even shoe polish on private or city property is blight, according to Debbie DeLopez, a program manager at the city’s Graffiti Blasters....
  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Authors H-L

       - Return to other listings Gene Ha Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on comics such as “Fables,” “Action Comics,” “Justice League,” “The Shade,” and his collaboration with writer Alan Moore on “...
  • 'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago

    'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago
    Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the...
  • 'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'

    'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'
    Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
  • 'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit

    'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit
    Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
  • Runners self-defense workshop

    Runners self-defense workshop
    Thousands of people use the lakefront path to walk, bike and run. While many trail users along the lakefront feel safe, crime does happen near the path. Two-time Olympic long-distance runner and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Todd Williams knows that...
  • Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs

    Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is. The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field. "The opportunity to create...
  • Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project

    Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project
    The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project. In papers filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday,...