The House That Ronald’s Building

The newest skyscraper being built in Streeterville isn’t another glassy condo block.  And it won’t be yet another “medical” building that’s little more than offices for a hospital with six-hour emergency room waiting times.  It’s the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, rising at 211 East Grand Avenue. The 30-million dollar building will have 86 rooms on 14 floors, and provide 86 rooms where...

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Another Crappy Corner of the Loop Getting a Makeover

For years there has been a grotty corner of the Loop that, in spite of all the urban renewal happening around it, remained run down and permeated with the complimentary odors of mold and urine.  Not surprisingly, these buildings are owned by the federal government. Which means that, in a very high school civics kind of way, they are owned by you.  And with money from Barack Obama’s stimulus program, you’re finally fixing...

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