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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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(Published Aug. 31, 2019) By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Fall is upon us, which means a fresh start on the schoolyear and brand new items to purchase. Be prepared for back-to-school with these useful for parents and fun for kids trends!   Home Sweet Locker Decorating lockers has always be…

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(Published July 31, 2019) In late July, the home electronics chain Best Buy announced they would not renew their lease at 875 N Michigan Ave. Best Buy has occupied the space since 2008 and the two-story store is the chain’s flagship location. The chain will not close its 31 remaining stores …

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(Published June 12, 2019) By Jesse Wright Build a Bear Workshop, a popular retailer that allows customers to design their own teddy bears, is offering a limited time “pay your age” promotion. The chain has a retail outlet at the Navy Pier and through June 16, customers can enter to win a bir…

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(Published April 29) By Elisa Shoenberger, staff writer Tails in the City is celebrating 15 years of bringing dog accessories to the neighborhood. The shop opened its doors in 2004 when owners Bruce Haas and Phillip Emigh sought to start their own retail business. They decided on a luxury do…

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By Angela Gagnon, Staff Writer Girl Scouts are busy selling their famous cookies all over downtown Chicago while partnering with local businesses that provide warm spaces where scouts can sell extra boxes through the end of March. Troop 20461, from South Loop Elementary, recently sold cookie…

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By Jesse Wright, Staff Writer In January, Streeterville and Gold Coast residents got a peek at a proposed 22-story, 12-unit building David Pisor plans to build at 12 W. Maple St. Pisor, a longtime Chicago developer, said the project will look unique and fashionable and offer a private club a…

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By Elizabeth Czapski, Staff Writer The Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for a high-rise building at 193 North Columbus Drive, also known as Parcel O. The new building will be about  610 feet tall and contain space for residential units and hotels. There are also plans for a green roof …

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By Jesse Wright | Staff Reporter   According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago grocery chain Treasure Island announced to employees in late September every store will close. The Streeterville store is located in the 680 North Lake Shore Drive building. “Me personally, I’m really sad to see…