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Effective Jan. 1, Palos Health became part of Northwestern Medicine following approval of the merger and definitive agreement from both organizations' governing boards.

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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.

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Mouthwatering possibilities and greater convenience are among the benefits that Chicagoans are enjoying thanks to a few bold new innovations from Garrett Popcorn.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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LeRoy Bronson adds a dynamic groove to the lobby at the Lakeshore Plaza. Besides serving as a member of the door staff, he is a professional drummer and a respected member of the city’s recording industry.

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Residents rallied behind their neighborhood businesses at the inaugural Streeterville Week celebration held Nov. 13-22, a new event designed to raise Chicagoans’ spirits and bring the downtown community together.

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A handful of local eateries have been awarded winterization grants through DoorDash’s Main Street Strong effort. Bombay Wraps, Goddess and the Baker, Pinched on the River and Saigon Sisters are among 100 venues that will receive funds to “help continue safely offering service as the weather …

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Gin and Juice is a new delivery and carryout service that can quench a group thirst with the click of a mouse. Created by award-winning Beverage Director Kevin Beary and the team behind Three Dots and a Dash, the virtual cocktail bar offers dozens of traditional and customized ready-to-mix c…

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Kiera Hannula has lived in Streeterville for just over a year and, like many of her fellow Americans, will be spending this Thanksgiving at home, apart from family.

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Pinstripes concluded a Hometown Heroes campaign recently, honoring the people who “go above and beyond to make the community a better place to live.” Launched in June, the bistro, bowling and bocce venue asked patrons to nominate those who they felt most deserved the recognition and explain …

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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…

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Highlights of a post-pandemic Chicago Renaissance will include young people starting businesses, year-round dining alfresco, and a revitalized State Street, according to a pair of experts who spoke at a recent forum hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA).

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Bill’s Original Tavern Pizza began dishing out tavern-style pies for carryout and delivery from its new location in River North on the day before Halloween. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday – Sunday, the restaurant will deliver up to five miles from its home at 317 N. Clark St.

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Social distancing has pushed people a lot further away from one another than the six-foot recommendation issued by the Center for Disease Control. In-person activities have gone online, but declining entertainment revenues suggest that fans are not buying into the virtual substitutions. So w…

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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…

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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…

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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.