| Dec 31, 2011
Tara Lawton says she quit going to her health club in part because she sensed she didn't fit in. People always seemed to be staring at — and silently judging — her 280-pound body.
Then Lawton stumbled on the Facebook page for Downsize...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A popular West Loop fitness studio is opening a branch in Bucktown, says the Chicago Fit Club blog on ChicagoNow: Annette Fiscelli and Emily Hutchins, the ladies behind On Your Mark Coaching and Training in the West Loop are opening a second location in...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Which pooch will be Chicago's Best Friend? Online voting ends Tuesday night, with the leaders getting a chance to compete in a pageant Sunday at Double Door....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The European-style bike sellers ditch their Lincoln Park location for a new home just off Damen Ave....
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Getting in the Cash Cab will probably be the most challenging item to check off my bucket list; however, now that Chicago has acquired it's very own version of the elusive New York City trivia-mobile, my odds have slightly improved. So when my best...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Bond was set at $10,000 today for a Chicago man accused of running a marijuana grow house inside his West Loop home, authorities said.
Police on Tuesday night said they found approximately 100 marijuana plants inside Ryan Vrane’s home on the 300...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:32 PM
For the last time in his 22 years of office, Mayor Richard Daley hoisted an Irish-style walking stick above his head Saturday at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that his father inaugurated in 1956.
It was an emotional experience, for Daley...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 4:54 PM
A day after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians in Chicago traded their earlier protests outside the Egyptian consulate for chants of joy.
Ayahel-Beshbeeshy draped herself in the Egyptian flag before coming downtown from the West Loop...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Heavy smoke from a track fire wafted into the ventilation system of a building near Union Station this morning in the West Loopbut there were no reports of injuries.
Emergency crews were called to a high-rise in the 300 block of South Riverside Plaza...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Amid all the fanfare and preparations for the NATO summit, the Chicago Department of Transportation quietly opened the Morgan stop in the West Loop on Friday.
Green and Pink Line riders can now use the station, under construction since the summer of...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Touting what would be downtown Chicago’s largest new real estate development since the 2008 financial crisis, representatives of the Kennedy family and three financial partners are providing the first glimpse of a proposed three-tower office and...