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Were the streets of Chicago quiet during the summer because there were no street performers? Or were there no street performers because the streets were so quiet?

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One thing CityView Condominium doorperson Maureen Chacon-Batts has learned by traveling the world is that there is no place on earth she would rather be than Chicago.

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A luxurious condominium unit furnished by award-winning Chicago-based interior designer Bruce Fox is on the market for $4.9M. Facing southeast on the 51st floor of the only Chicago high-rise designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), the 3,622-square-foot home includes “furniture, art…

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International travel may be on hold, but thanks to the diversity of brunch offerings at Streeterville and New Eastside restaurants, residents can embark on a culinary tour of the world right in their neighborhood.

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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…

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Lettuce Entertain You is helping kids, adults, and families make the most of Halloween with themed events, dishes, flavors, and desserts specials at various downtown venues. Pumpkin carving events, scary sundaes, cookie-making kits and homemade waffles are just a few of the treats in store.

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This year’s presidential election is offering voters 29 fewer options than they’d have by going to Baskin-Robbins, leaving a lot to the imagination. But what if people had the power to send anyone to the White House? New Eastside residents and visitors explain who they'd select for Commander…

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Sarah Spain has risen to the top of a male-dominated industry by wielding an abundance of knowledge, humor, and righteousness. Besides writing for espnW and co-hosting Spain and Fitz on national ESPN Radio, she hosts the podcast, That’s What She Said, and makes frequent appearances as a gues…

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Chicagoland residents have plenty of outdoor opportunities to enjoy this fall, with trips to area farms and orchards, visits to scenic gardens and other seasonal activities available for the picking.

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The Division Street City Market and the Federal Plaza City Market will continue running through October, according to a press release from DCASE. They are among a handful of City Markets that recently received extensions for being “essential businesses” that “increase neighborhood access to …

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Lawry's The Prime Rib, a long-term staple of the Magnificent Mile, will close its Chicago location on Dec. 31, 2020, the restaurant announced Monday, Sept. 21, in a news release.

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Dozens of residents gathered at Ogden Plaza on Sept. 18 to enjoy Copcakes, an opportunity to meet, greet, and eat with the law enforcement professionals who serve and protect Streeterville. After fueling up on coffee and Danish provided by the Starbucks at McClurg and Ontario, they greeted t…

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Nearly three-dozen Chicago eateries will celebrate the first ever Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week beginning Monday, September 28. Representing the venerable restaurant group that started with Lincoln Park’s R.J. Grunts in 1971, the diverse collection of venues seem capable of satisfyin…

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The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago and Chicago Catholic Charities have long been known as city locations providing meals to those most in need. That need has increased exponentially during the pandemic, and both organizations have stepped up to provide much-needed extra assistance. Bu…

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Dr. Michael Ison, professor of infectious disease and organ transplantation at Northwestern University, provided updated information on a COVID-19 vaccine timeline and flu shot recommendations on Thursday, Sept. 17, during a virtual presentation hosted by Skyline Village Chicago, Forward Chi…

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Now through September 19, Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC) is presenting an eclectic selection of Japanese films that boast a fascinating diversity of styles and themes. Delivering on a mission to be ‘your passport to Asian Cinema,’ APUC is streaming the films so that they can be enjoyed…

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Chicago residential brokerage firm @properties plans to open a new flagship office at 900 N. Michigan Ave. An official opening date has not yet been announced.

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A Chance the Rapper video that was filmed at the Michigan Ave. Ralph Lauren store premiered last night on the Ralph Lauren x Bitmoji Snapchat channel. The previously recorded live set debuted about a month after Ralph Lauren partnered with Snapchat to create a virtual wardrobe for Bitmjoi.

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Sometimes it seems like Mike Keenon can handle anything. After working in a multitude of industries, he has perfected skills that could be useful anywhere. As doorperson at 777 North Michigan Ave., he seems to have found the place where they all fit perfectly.

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At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) extended a Lakeshore Flood Advisory and Beach Hazard for the shorelines of Cook and Lake County. Originally issued yesterday afternoon, the Flood Advisory will remain in effect until 4 o’clock tomorrow, and the Beach Ha…

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Offshore on Navy Pier will not let the nation’s largest rooftop fall victim to the pandemic. The 56,000 square-foot bar, restaurant, and event space will remain open when the rest of the historic facility closes for the year on September 8.

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Five Taiwanese films will stream for free during a presentation made possible by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (TACCGC) and Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema. Packaged in a series titled, @Home with Taiwan Cinema: Love and Hope, the films will stream via Asian Pop…

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The end of a summer that never really happened is approaching. Although it passed without a lot of fanfare, many Chicagoans are determined to make the most of the dog days before nodding into autumn.  

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Common sense prevailed during an Aug. 29 “Peace & Unity: Shutdown our Magnificent Mile” demonstration on Michigan Avenue. As approximately 150 protesters condemned police — and approximately 150 police officers observed them — the mood stayed relatively cool and everyone scored a win for…

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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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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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AMC Theaters will sell tickets for 15 cents (plus sales tax) at more than 100 locations scheduled to reopen on August 20. Offering “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices,” the cinema is promoting the deal as part of its 100th birthday celebration.

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Benny Mathew, who has lived in Streeterville for the past five years, woke up Monday morning to a series of concerned texts from friends. When he visited the Streeterville Neighborhood Advocates Facebook group to find out what had happened, he was shocked to read about the destruction that h…