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Architect, real estate developer and Magellan Development Group Chairman Emeritus Jim Loewenberg passed away from cancer on October 14. A Chicago-born graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Loewenberg helped transform a former rail yard into what is now the city’s Lakeshore E…

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Renee Moore dedicated her career to helping others when she decided to leave nursing school and launch her own caregiving business nearly two decades ago. “I made it all the way to clinicals (the hands-on phase of the nursing program), but I would come home crying because there wasn’t enough…

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An “upside-down parade” and “more candy for all” are among the scheduled and potential benefits of an upgrade to the city’s “Halloweek” celebration.

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Open House Chicago, a citywide architectural showcase organized by the Chicago Architecture Center, is returning this fall in a modified format that emphasizes neighborhood exploration and self-guided tours, as well as virtual programming.

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The city is accepting nominations for this year’s official Millennium Park Christmas tree through October 23, according to an announcement today from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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The 2020 Chicago Marathon is officially canceled, but runners are finding ways to participate during what would have been the 43rd annual edition.

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A newly created “Performing Arts Venue Relief Program” will award up to 120 Chicago venues with $10,000 grants to compensate for losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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As cinemas welcome viewers back and fans preparefor online premieres of highly anticipated films like Mulan and Antebellum, one of America’smost noteworthy reviewers explains whymovies are (almost) always worth waiting for.

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Our puppy mill rescue, Luna, escaped on the evening of August 31, 2020 by sliding out of her halter on lower Wacker Drive.  She was seen shortly thereafter on a construction site along the Riverwalk after several well -intentioned people tried to capture her.  That night after our family sea…

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Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, Chicago will relax Phase Four guidelines for businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday, Sept. 28.According to a city news release, the new guidelines …

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Amazon announced today that it would hire new employees to fill more than 100,000 open jobs throughout the U.S. and Canada and, according to several media reports, over 5,000 of them will be in Chicago.

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Global professional services firm Aon has released the results of a new COVID-19 Pulse Survey focused on how companies are rethinking their human capital strategies in response to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The world premiere of RJ Cutler’s Belushi will light up a Pilsen drive-in and thousands of homes across the country for the Chicago International Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Chronicling the life and career of the native son and Second City alumnus, the documentary wi…

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Chicago Public School students set a record high 5-year graduation rate of 82.5 percent this year, according to CPS and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Despite the statewide, COVID-19, capacity-diminishing burdens, many Chicago bars and restaurants are still feeling football. Game day destinations in and around downtown are keeping traditions alive by offering multiple televisions, food specials, drink deals, and, in at least one case, grid…

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The intersection of technology and crime-fighting presents a unique challenge for law enforcement agencies in balancing community safety with concerns about individual privacy and the potential for data misinterpretation.

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2020 has become the year of small gatherings, and major life events such as weddings are no exception. But thanks to area venues offering micro-wedding packages, Chicago couples have no shortage of opportunities to make their big day a special and meaningful experience. 

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AON Center Guest Services Representative Alexandria Ward combines charm and authority with the best of them. Greeting visitors, checking IDs, and issuing passes, she is part of a team effort to guide people through one of America’s tallest buildings. But that’s just the start.

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The City of Chicago solicited creative ideas and potential strategies to develop and operate a world-class casino in Chicago through a Request for Information (RFI) issued on August 27, according to a press release from the Mayor’s office.

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The Chicago Tribune reported on August 17 that Prudential Insurance Company of America is suing to have its named removed from the buildings and plaza at the corner of Randolph St. and Michigan Ave. The company cited an alleged $10 million overdue payment from Sterling Bay over naming rights…

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The City of Chicago conducted a public safety drill last night from 6-9 p.m. in the Loop and adjacent neighborhoods. Describing the operation as part of an “ongoing effort to engineer security measures” in a press release, the city stated that, “critical infrastructure assets will be staged …

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Women’s Restaurant Week offers a satisfying (and additional) reason to commemorate the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. It kicked off yesterday on the amendment’s annual celebration, also known as Women’s Equality Day, and will continue…

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New Eastside resident Alan Goldman will run something of a victory lap on Sept. 13. A prostate cancer survivor, he will be competing in the virtual SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk and Run.

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Chicagoans between the ages of 15-22 are invited to apply for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Youth Commission until August 31. To review the application, click here.

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In a press release today, Navy Pier announced that it will implement a “temporary closure” starting Tuesday, September 8 and remaining in place until the spring of 2021. At that time, the historic facility will reopen, provided that the “status of the pandemic” allows it do to so. 

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The Chicago Architecture Center announced several exciting promotions and family programs including a BOGO offer for Chicago locals and free exploration kits for families visiting the Center’s galleries.

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Protesters intend to shut down or partially shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) just north of the 47th St. at noon on Saturday August 15. Participating in a demonstration called, “Black Lives Matter March: Shutdown Our Dan Ryan,” the marchers will observe a number of rules along the …

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The city intends to “address the hard truths of Chicago’s racial history” by reviewing “memorials, monuments and other art” in a first-of-its-kind project that seeks to achieve “racial healing and historical reckoning,” according to a press release from Mayor Lightfoot’s office.

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Looting raged up and Michigan Ave. in what appeared to be an orchestrated act of theft and destruction that began at approximately 12 a.m. today. Resulting in damage and burglary to several stores, the incident prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue a strong declaration during a press confer…

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot eased a major parental concern by ordering Chicago Public Schools to take a remote-learning route for the beginning of the school year, but she still has a number of related issues to address, according to nearly 20 organizations that endorsed an “Occupy City Hall Protes…

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Many of us stayed away at first, preferring the comfort zone of our normal cashier line, while occasionally glancing enviously at “the early pioneers” who dared traverse the still virgin territory of self checkout.

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Derrick Wynn adds a winning dose of camaraderie to the service he provides at Lake Shore Plaza, where he has been a member of the door staff since 1993.

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The Navy Pier Neighborhood Artisan Market will showcase the people and talent of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood from Friday August 7 through Sunday August 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared, “the start of the school year will certainly look different from anything before,” while announcing that Chicago’s public school students would spend the first quarter of the 2020 school year learning in their homes. Speaking at a press conference this morning,…

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Capt. Tom Hacker and the crew of Chicago’s First Lady have a plan for almost every emergency situation. Man-overboard, fire fighting, abandoned ship—they cover pretty much everything to keep the ship and its passengers safe. This year, it’s masks, socially distant seating and operating at 50…