New Northwestern Tower Will Scrape the Streeterville Sky… Eventually
Jan15

New Northwestern Tower Will Scrape the Streeterville Sky… Eventually

If you are hooked up to our Twitter or Facebook feeds, then you were among the first people in Chicago to find out that today the Chicago Plan Commission approved the construction of a new 37-story office and medical research tower at 303 East Superior Street, the vacant lot that used to be Pentice Women’s Hospital. After handily defeating local and national preservation groups that tried to save the old hospital, everyone and...

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ICYMI: Chicago in the 1940’s
Jan15

ICYMI: Chicago in the 1940’s

In case you missed it the first time this video made the rounds on social media on YouTube, it’s now seeing a resurgence of interest since it’s been posted to Vimeo as well. Still, it’s a great tour of the Chicago of yesteryear that, just as the city was reaching what some consider its peak.  It was created by the Chicago Board of Education at a time when schools not only taught civics, but also civic...

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Slice of Life: Snow Graffiti
Jan15

Slice of Life: Snow Graffiti

In these days when the temperature refuses to rise to a decent reading, and no amount of Swiss Miss and Lavazza can keep your extremities warm, it’s important to note that not everyone hates winter in Chicago. One of those cheery people is Eduardo Vea, an expat Spaniard living in the Windy City who spent some quality time with his video camera amid the snowflakes, and sent in this photo of how he sees his adopted city in the...

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