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  • Target Store Area Crime Reports

    Recent crime activity near the Target store in the South Loop has raised issues regarding security arrangements in that area. In its 2021 Strategic Plan, Chicago Police District One identified the “Roosevelt Road Corridor” (from Michigan Ave to Des Plaines) as one of its three top priorities. The Target location at Roosevelt Road and Clark […]

  • In That Number , Tortoise Books, Chicago

    Regan Burke is in Beth Finke’s Memoir Writing Class where I met her and heard many of her stories that are included in this book. In That Number is a memoir, a tortious travelogue, a confessional of sins, a remarkable example of the resilience of the human spirit.  If she had led a normal life, […]

  • South Loop Development Roundup

    A reminder: Our Sept. 16 online meeting covered the development and planning issues active in the neighborhood. If you weren’t able to attend, you can view the entire presentation on YouTube. The latest on all South Loop projects can always be found at Dennis McClendon Director of Planning and Development

  • Monday, January 6, 2020 The Grail Cafe Officially Opens Their Doors at 715 S. Dearborn

    Lots of excitement in the neighborhood about the opening of the new Grail Cafe at 715 S. Dearborn.  They had a soft opening late in December, but officially opened their doors on January 1st, 2020 (from their Facebook Page): And we’ve heard from a variety of readers, such as: Wow, this place is extremely busy! […]

  • Alderman Dowell’s Ordinance on Dangerous Motorcycles Heard Today in Committee, Jan 9th, 2020

    Today, the City Council Committee on Public Safety held a hearing on Alderman Dowell’s ordinance that asks the City to outline a plan to deal with the illegal and dangerous groups of motorcycle riders that recklessly ride around many neighborhoods in Chicago. Thank you to Chairman Chris Talieferro for holding this important hearing, and to […]

  • HAX IS CLOSED An Editorial

    There will be no lack of opinions offered as to why HAX never seemed to gain traction after it opened two years ago. Many former customers of Hackney’s were alienated because there was an obvious move to attract a more youthful clientele and abandoned the old model. Family owned restaurants face a problem when a […]

  • New Rules for Deconversion of Condos to Rental

    Amendment to Municipal Code Concerning Sale of Condominium property (SO2019-5753)This ordinance raised the size of the majority needed by a condominium board to vote for the sale of all the building’s units. Currently 75% of a condominium’s voting power is the threshold needed to successfully vote for the sale of all units This ordinance will […]

  • Printers Row Residents Brian and Jan Hieggelke produce another film. Opens Dec 13th at the Music Box and Wilmette

    “Knives and Skin,” our second film, is released in theaters and on video on demand by IFC Midnight on December 6; in Chicago, it opens at the Music Box on December 13.  Our journey began in earnest about two years ago when we launched our first feature, “Signature Move.” Jennifer Reeder directed that film with […]

  • The South Loop Memory Cafe

    The South Loop Village will host a monthly Memory Café on the second Thursday of each month, 2:30—4:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. The first South Loop Memory Café will be held on August 8.The theme will be “Experience India.”The South Loop Memory Café is a monthly social gathering for persons […]