Under the new Tier 2 mitigations, Chicagoans can welcome back museums, performance venues, movie theaters, and indoor group fitness classes, as well as indoor recreation and event venues. Face masks are still mandatory, as well as a limited 10-person capacity within groups.
Lakeshore East residents can expect new neighbors this summer as developers Lendlease and Magellan Development Group join forces to top off the 455 E. Waterside Drive and 211 N. Harbor Drive towers, adding two new luxury residential buildings to the mix as well as the new Cascade Park, a pub…
Thousands of teachers reunite with their Pre-K and special needs students today after being physically apart since March, as all public school buildings shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The remainder of students, K-8th graders whose parents have chosen to keep them home, will return in-…
It appears there will be more than just love in the air come this Valentine’s Day, as Southwest Airlines has plans to expand into O’Hare International airport come Feb.14.
After what feels like an eternity of dining in the cold after indoor dining and drinking was shut down in November, Illinois can expect fewer restrictions this month, some of which may include allowing guests to dine inside again, at a limited capacity, of course.
Chicago Star Media's hyperlocal community newspapers, Streeterville News and New Eastside News, will transition to a paid subscription model by the end of 2021.
Effective Jan. 1, Palos Health became part of Northwestern Medicine following approval of the merger and definitive agreement from both organizations' governing boards.
Located on floors 30-46 of the 900 North Michigan skyscraper, Four Seasons Hotel- Chicago is finally complete after undergoing a year-long renovation, which began Nov 2019, according to a company news release.
After more than four decades on the Magnificent Mile, the Macy's store at Water Tower Place will be closing its doors following a clearance sale that will begin this month and last for about eight to 12 weeks, the company announced Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Beginning July 1, 2021, Chicagoans can expect a raise in their paychecks as the minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour at large businesses, while businesses with 20 or fewer employees will see wages increase to a minimum of $14.50 an hour.
Hundreds of Chicago families in need will receive diapers this winter thanks to a drive launched by two ParkShore women — an initiative they hope will inspire other New Eastside residents to give back to the community as well.
Mouthwatering possibilities and greater convenience are among the benefits that Chicagoans are enjoying thanks to a few bold new innovations from Garrett Popcorn.
For many Chicagoans, the lockdown this spring was filled with temporary hobbies designed to help pass the time—such as baking sourdough and mimicking poses in famous works of art—that had mostly fallen by the wayside by summer.
I don’t know about you, but this has definitely been my annus horribilis. We lost family members, our dog died, my husband lost his two best friends and had a TIA (ministroke). Thank God Chuck is doing well, but the rest of these losses added to the already tough situation we’re all facing n…
As the days grow colder, Chicago restaurants are focusing on accommodations for the winter months that prioritize giving guests a warm, enjoyable outdoor dining experience.
Chicago Star Media invites people across the country to join in a singalong of Jingle Bells as part of a nationwide movement to spread good cheer.
The grand opening of the Navy Pier Marina will be postponed until spring 2022 because of permit-related issues, project manager Randy Podolsky announced in a statement on the Navy Pier Marina's website.
Starting in January, Streeterville News will be distributed to residents via mail, rather than delivered in bulk to downtown apartment buildings. This is part of an ongoing initiative by Chicago Star Media to reach more residents directly and better serve the community through increased acce…
The Aon Center has announced that renovations to the South Plaza adjacent to the building are scheduled to start Dec. 21.
“We have so many needs right now,” said Jacqueline Hayes, founder and president of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI), a local organization whose mission it is to provide food and social services to homeless and underprivileged Chicagoans. “Many are suffering every which way right now. Some m…
The Gap's three-story Magnificent Mile location is set to close early next year, Gap Inc. has confirmed.
The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed in Chicago starting the week of Dec. 14, pending approval from federal regulators, city officials announced Dec. 9.
Former Chicago Tribune columnist Candace Jordan, an award-winning philanthropist and media personality, has accepted an opportunity to share her unique insights as a contributor for hyperlocal news organization Chicago Star Media, publisher of Streeterville News, New Eastside News and West L…
The Joffrey Ballet's Joffrey Studio Series, featuring a combination of live and prerecorded content, is premiering two new works that will be streamed live from the Joffrey's Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre.
The pathway connecting the New Eastside to the Chicago Riverwalk has reopened to the public, once again giving residents direct access to the city's popular pedestrian destination.
The Mayor's Office of Equity and Racial Justice and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have created a new "Together We Heal" campaign designed to assist racial healing throughout the city, Chicago officials announced Dec. 7.
A competitive fellowship offered by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine gives young doctors hands-on training in a particularly challenging medical subspecialty: caring for some of Chicago’s smallest and most vulnerable patients.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and several city agencies, including the Office of Emergency Management and Communications and Department of Public Health, are reminding Chicagoans to stay safe this winter and take advantage of the city's services when necessary.
An online market hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater is helping support local artisans by providing them with a platform to share and sell their work.
Celebrity appearances, professional insight and live painting will boost a Loop recovery effort during a virtual fundraiser at 5 p.m. this Thursday.
Northwestern Medicine researchers have determined COVID-19 is capable of destroying the lungs' framework to an extent that patients require a lung transplantation for survival, according to a hospital news release.
The Chicago City Council regulated the fees that third-party companies can charge for delivering online orders from “food dispensing establishments” like restaurants during its Nov. 23 City Council meeting.
Rising COVID-19 cases throughout Illinois and the U.S. at large prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health to announce statewide Tier 3 mitigations in an effort to slow the virus's spread.
Several Chicago museums and attractions have opted to temporarily shut down in conjunction with an ongoing city advisory asking residents to stay at home and avoid non-essential gatherings.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot unveiled a campaign urging consumers to visit Black-owned businesses as they shop during the post-Thanksgiving spree known as “Black Friday.”
More than 100 participants joined two separate Zoom discussions hosted by the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) last month.
A new museum focused on optical illusions is scheduled to open in the Loop on Saturday, Nov. 14.
A trio of neighborhood restaurants are making an effort to ease the burden of COVID restrictions by offering free delivery to neighborhood buildings in Lakeshore East.
Entrepreneur Joe Mansueto has purchased the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. According to Crain’s, the Morningstar founder paid $54 million for the luxury hotel, which carries “about $90 million” in debt. He is reportedly the fourth owner of the property at 11 E. Walton, which was developed by David…
In a speech congratulating President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory Nov. 7, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was elated and relieved to begin working with the new administration and stressed the importance of striving for unity amid the challenges of…
Hundreds of protesters demanded full accountability of the nation’s vote-counters during a Rally to Defend the Election that began at Daley Plaza yesterday afternoon. After listening to remarks by SEIU Executive Vice President Erica Bland-Durosinmi, they took an eight-block circular route th…
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday expressed appreciation toward residents for helping the city stay "calm and peaceful" while the nation awaits the outcome of the Nov. 3 presidential elections.
Several incumbent candidates in major Illinois and Congressional races retained their seats in the Nov. 3 general elections, while the outcome of the U.S. presidential race remains undetermined as election officials continue to tally votes.
Dozens of residents attended an Oct. 22 tour of local crime hotspots organized by Streeterville Neighborhood Advocate’s founder Craig Kaiser. Accompanied by members of the 63 Team, a tactical unit within the Chicago Police Department, the group spent more than an hour discussing how activiti…
A mural honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg began to appear on the wall of the Sephora store at 605 N. Michigan Ave. on October 24. The work-in-progress by artists Cristina Vanko and Rachel Lechocki currently features a portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice next to a pattern of hand-painted fl…
Indoor drinking, dancing and dining at bars and restaurants in Chicago will be prohibited beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, according to an announcement from Governor Pritzker’s office today.
Pinstripes at River East is expanding Halloween into a weekend-long “fang-tastic” celebration from Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 1.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and public health officials announced Monday, Oct. 19, that the city is contemplating a return to stricter COVID-19 measures following a significant uptick in cases, hospitalizations and the test positivity rate in recent weeks.
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.
Celebrity Judge Greg Mathis makes a strong case about the power of voting in a new Public Service Announcement designed to motivate young people. After stating that turnout for the 2016 Presidential election was “much lower than the one before, especially among minorities,” he declares, “tho…
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).