Briefly: Party Hats, Green Party,

The new New Era baseball cap store at 201 South State Street will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, November 12th (see photo below). It is now possible to walk across the Madison Street Bridge once again.  The north side sidewalk is open as Revive Wacker Drive construction moves further south. If you’re green-minded and getting married or planning another big event, Chicagoist points out that Greenhouse Loft (2545...

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Chicago’s Greenest Alley?

A while ago we posted a photo from suburban Lake Forest of an alley between buildings that is converted into a farmer’s market each Summer.  It seems like a great civic and commercial use of an urban space, and an environmentally friendly one, too. Here in the city, the block of Couch Place between North State and North Dearborn Streets may be Chicago’s greenest alley.   It was renovated in 2007, shortly after the...

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