At the 2020 annual Streeterville Organization of Active Residents meeting, held virtually Feb. 18 via a YouTube livestream, SOAR leaders and Chicago aldermen representing Streeterville identified public safety and revitalization of the neighborhood as important initiatives to focus on this year.
Streeterville residents looking to give back to the community are invited to participate in a Kindness Bag initiative hosted by Young Professionals Streeterville (YPS).
After a quarter century of floral celebrations, Macy's has decided to end its yearly Flower Show display at its State Street location.
Between self-care, pet care, and an influx of in-home purchases, the people of 2021 are in search of wellness, simplification, and overall improvement, beginning within the home.
The latest piece of public art installed in Streeterville evokes images of travel and possibility -- a story based on the real-life journey of a young woman inspired to see the world.
“If you take care of the job, the job will take care of you,” are not only words but actions 38-year-old Antoine Lawrence lives by after 16 years of working at The Grand Ohio Condominiums, 211 E. Ohio St.
Ice skating at the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, a Chicago staple, continues to be a frequently sold-out activity despite pandemic shutdowns.
Frank Wilson completed many journeys before arriving at McClurg Court, where he has been a member of the door staff for more than four years. After gaining experience in a multitude of industries, he considers the apartment complex at 333 E. Ontario a great place to be.
Join the city of Chicago in turning out lights and electronics at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, to honor the lives lost to COVID-19.
Darida Fine Art Gallery, on the promenade along the Ogden Slip at 465 N. McClurg Court, showcases the work of Alexandru Darida, an award-winning artist who can often be found in his studio painting, creating and absorbing life around him.
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.
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.
We lost a good one last month. A moment of silence, please, for a true Chicago icon: Lawry’s The Prime Rib.
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.
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…
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.
The Gap's three-story Magnificent Mile location is set to close early next year, Gap Inc. has confirmed.
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.
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.
Streeterville residents seeking ways to stay entertained this winter have no shortage of opportunities for do-it-yourself projects—including recreating some of their favorite treats from the comfort of home.
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.
Chicago Children's Theatre is partnering with the Lurie Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital to create a new series of webinars focused on trauma-informed arts education.
Prolific Windy City chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless has launched a YouTube channel that offers a double dose of good stuff.
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 …
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…
Streeterville Week is Nov. 13-22; the kickoff event is Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., at Ogden Plaza, where local celebrities, businesses and musicians will join forces to launch this inaugural celebration of the community.
More than 100 participants joined two separate Zoom discussions hosted by the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) last month.
Will Rivera brings a unique philosophy to his role as lead concierge at One Bennett Park, 514 N. Peshtigo Court.
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.
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 …
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…
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).
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.
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…
The honorable celebrity talks about his journey
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.
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?
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.
Stroll, eat, play downtown: A Guide for ‘Paw-rents’
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…
Pinstripes at River East is expanding Halloween into a weekend-long “fang-tastic” celebration from Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 1.
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.
Eyeballs, skeletons, and ghosts are just a few of the “hauntingly creative” cookie designs available from The Goddess and Grocer this Halloween season.
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…