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On July 19, a small but concerned group of Streeterville residents participated in an “Anti-Violence Discussion” to address — and hopefully reduce — neighborhood crime. Connecting remotely via Zoom on a warm Sunday afternoon, they explored the idea that improving safety on a local level can …

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab earned the No. 1 spot for rehabilitative hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings, marking the 30th consecutive year the Streeterville research hospital has received this distinction.

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A man was discovered unresponsive in the early hours of July 26 after being shot multiple times outside Streeterville's W Hotel, where officers from the Chicago Police Department reportedly arrived at the scene just after 4 a.m., according to CBS 2 Chicago. CBS reported nobody was in custody…

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"We took over the space next door, so our capacity is over 200 now," said Sophia Stolis, sales and events director for Lodge Management Group, which operates Streeter's Tavern. "Obviously, we can't accommodate that yet, with the guidelines, but we're looking forward to it when everything goe…

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The only thing better than having a picnic is having a picnic with food made by someone else. A number of local venues are helping alfresco fans do just that by offering ready-to-go baskets and take-out specials designed to pair with the great outdoors.

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Lyric Investment Group founder Naiya Mehta recently built and rented half-dozen micro-apartments in a West Loop brick two-flat. Equipping each of the nearly 300-square-foot units with high-end appliances and strategically designed interiors, the Streeterville resident leased all of the prope…

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President Donald Trump announced in a Wednesday, July 22 afternoon press conference that the U.S. Justice Department would "immediately" deploy hundreds of federal law enforcement officers to Chicago as part of a federal anti-violence initiative.The measure is an expansion of Operation Legen…

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Chicago bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors beginning Friday, July 24 at 12:01 a.m..

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Chicago Public Schools has outlined a hybrid model for students to “learn at school and at home” throughout the upcoming school year in a Google Doc titled, “School Reopening 2020: Preliminary Framework.”

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The Loews Chicago Hotel at 455 Park Dr. reopened for business on July 7. Steps from the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier, the downtown luxury destination earned the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

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Several media outlets have reported that Cité, the legendary restaurant that occupies the 70th floor of Streeterville’s Lake Point Tower, will be closing. Serving upscale American fare with a hint of French influence, the venue earned fame its cuisine as well as its panoramic views of downto…

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Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi and Rachel Ray are among the dozens of stars who appear in a new ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ COVID-19 Artists Relief Video released today. The cast members, all of whom got their start in the Windy City, contributed footage of themselves singing,…

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Today, the Windy City reimagines its legendary food festival by launching Taste of Chicago To-Go, a five-day feast of free public programming that includes online cooking demonstrations, virtual music and dance events, and a series of “Community Eats” meals for nonprofits serving frontline a…

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An all-day rainstorm dampened Chicago’s return to indoor drinking and dining on Friday, June 26, when the multi-part Restore Chicago plan allowed patrons to actually enter and sit down in restaurants and bars. Alternating between downpour and drizzle, it seemed to chase everyone away from th…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed museums in Streeterville, Chicago residents can still take advantage of virtual museum events and activities geared toward educating children and appreciating the arts at home.

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Rene Mendez offers a distinct advantage to residents at the Grand Ohio Condominiums, where he has worked as a member of the door staff for nearly a decade. In addition to a homegrown regard for courtesy, he brings a well-tested range of experience to the front desk.

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When life throws you a curveball, you have to adapt. For the Young Professionals of Streeterville (YPS), that meant having to change up its plans for social events, which were no longer allowed following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Illinois heads into the fourth phase of its multi-stage reopening plan, Chicago daycares, preschools and other childcare providers are beginning to welcome back children and families while navigating new state requirements designed to curb the potential spread of COVID-19 through increase…

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Chris Pena, born in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood, moved to nearby Calumet City when he was six years old. The son of a father who worked for Ford and a mother who was employed by ComEd, he graduated from Marian Catholic High School in 1993 and took a job on the assembly line at Ford’s Chic…

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Indoor dining and drinking can begin at restaurants, bars, breweries and other eating and drinking establishments in Chicago today, according to an announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Business Affairs and Consumer Protectons (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno.

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Chicago artist Marco Rios transformed his passion for diversity into a symbol of progress on Michigan Avenue. Combining blue skies, green leaves, and a pair of fists holding an “equality” banner underneath the words “Black Lives Matter,” he painted a message of unity that will remain on disp…

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The 36th Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest has been canceled. Citing city and state restrictions on large public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival announced in a press release that it would be “impossible for the event to proceed as planned over Labor Day weekend 2020.” 

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Although the Loop Medical Center at 432 E. Grand Ave. is not scheduled to officially open until later this summer, the facility is offering free COVID-19 swab and blood antibody tests to anyone who schedules an appointment and provides a valid ID or social security number in the meantime.

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Chicago 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly led his fellow legislators in a cavalcade of praise for the performance and memory of former 42nd Ward Alderman Burton Natarus during a virtual meeting of the Chicago City Council today.

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There are all kinds of dads with all kinds of tastes, and William Grant & Sons has perfected the art of satisfying the spirit drinkers among them. Below, the independent, family-owned Scottish distillery serves up a round of gift ideas for Father's Day, coming up this Sunday, June 21.  

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The Streeterville Organization of Active Residents has announced that the SOAR Farmers Market will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the plaza in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art (266 E. Chicago Ave.), and it will continue to operate at that location during those h…

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The crowd multiplied as the weather improved Wednesday for Navy Pier’s grand reopening, the first time that the historic Chicago attraction has welcomed the public since it was closed for pandemic reasons in March.

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The Taste of Chicago has been cancelled, but the city’s restaurants are still cooking. This creates an ideal scenario for foodies to host their own private sampling feasts at home. A handful of Streeterville residents and professionals shared their thoughts on the best food to serve to frien…

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Navy Pier has announced that it will reopen to the public beginning June 10, operating daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Describing the move as “Phase 1,” the pier listed several activities, docks, kiosks, restaurants and stores that will be running, open or available for use, including select fr…

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The third phase of Chicago’s plan to restore normality began yesterday, less than a week after violence erupted during the George Floyd protests. Described by Mayor Lightfoot as a “cautious reopening,” this step allows certain businesses and restaurants with outdoor seating to pick up where …

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The damage of Saturday night’s George Floyd protests still lingers on Michigan Avenue, but less than before, thanks to locals and emergency crews who are determined to clean up and show their love for Chicago.

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Chicago is bringing the city’s legendary music festivals into the homes of the fans who have helped turn them into a global sensation. Beginning tonight (May22), the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will kick off Millennium Park at Home, a series of live virtual concerts str…