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A trip to the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. As Chicago dental offices resume services to the public, new protocols can help keep patients safe.

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As Chicago’s shutdown gradually lifts, West Loop churches are looking to reintroduce in-person services while continuing to use many of the technological tools that have enabled them to build and maintain strong community relationships from home.

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By Jon Cohn It is a bizarre and unsettling time. Our lives in the New Eastside and Streeterville neighborhoods have been turned, if not upside down, at least swished around like fruit in a smoothie blender on high speed. Through it all, though, we have learned some different terms and ideas …

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By Daniel Patton The COVID-19 Statistics page on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) website showed that more than a thousand cases of coronavirus disease have been reported in Chicago’s downtown residential neighborhoods (Magnificent Mile, New Eastside, River North, Streetervi…

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Chicago’s iconic six-pointed star and a font called Big Shoulders are key elements in a new city logo unveiled by Mayor Lightfoot’s office on March 4.

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Only hours before opening day at 8 a.m. on Nov. 21, people mindlessly pass the entrance attempting to arrive for the 6 p.m. pre-opening party at TimeOut Market Chicago, 916 W. Fulton Market. “There’s people inside, it has to be open,” one passerby says to another. They want to be a part of t…

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The work of local and national artists regularly decorate Soho House’s Green Street exterior. Graffiti on Green, a collaborative murals program between Soho House and Threadless, started in January 2015, five months after Soho House Chicago opened. “Soho House Chicago is a members club for c…

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By Elisa Shoenberger Hotel Chicago West Loop and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have teamed up for an art show. In February, Hotel Chicago West Loop, 1622 W Jackson Blvd., opened an exhibit in the Annex showcasing the work of 10 patient artists from the AbilityLab’s art therapy program. More than t…

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(Published Aug. 1, 2019) By Jesse Wright New Eastside resident Alan Goldman remembers what it was like when he got the news he had prostate cancer 12 years ago. It was during a routine physical. “My first thought was, this is the first time I was exposed to something so severe, that could af…

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Sara Latham, owner of the Chicago-based The CryoBar, is excited to bring her version of cryotherapy to West Loop. Cryotherapy involves two-to-three-minute sessions of exposing one’s body to extremely low temperatures, from -200 to -240 degrees Fahrenheit for…

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By Elizabeth Czapski, Staff Writer(Published March 18, 2019) Behind every street name in Chicago, there’s a story to tell, and the West Loop’s streets are no exception. Streetwise Chicago by Don Hayner and Tom McNamee gives the history of every street in Chicago. Here are four of the West Lo…