McCormick Place Events Center Breaks Ground
Nov17

McCormick Place Events Center Breaks Ground

The Don’t-Call-It-The-De-Paul-Arena officially broke ground Monday, with city leaders promising the McCormick Place expansion and the new hotel being built across the street will transform the South Loop. For half a century the millions of conventioneers visiting Chicago have existed in two bubbles: The McCormick Place convention center complex in the far South Loop where they spent their days shaking hands and filling tote...

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Artists Create Oil Paintings And Sculptures Inside Palette & Chisel Academy
Nov17

Artists Create Oil Paintings And Sculptures Inside Palette & Chisel Academy

From the outside, the ornate Italianate mansion at 1012 North Dearborn Street looks like s stately private residence. In fact, the building was originally just that. It was built in 1874 for the William Waller family. They built the home in one of the neighborhoods destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Waller house was one of the first to be rebuilt in the area. By the early 1900s, the building had become a rooming house...

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