New Life For Former Wrightwood Neighbors Funeral Home
Feb08

New Life For Former Wrightwood Neighbors Funeral Home

One of the great things about Chicago’s neighborhoods are the local businesses that have served the city for as long as anyone can remember.  Whether it’s the neighborhood hotdog stand, the corner bar, or even… the local funeral home. One of those neighborhood funeral homes is about to undergo a transformation.  It’s the Ewald-Barlock Funeral Home at 2501 North Southport Avenue in the Wrightwood Neighbors...

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Wrightwood About To Get Hundreds of New Neighbors
Nov02

Wrightwood About To Get Hundreds of New Neighbors

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday in Chicago’s Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood for Elevate, the area’s newest luxury apartment building. You may not recognize the address that the new building is using: 930 West Altgeld.  But if you ride the CTA’s Red or Purple Lines, you’re probably familiar with the building that used to be on this site: 2518 North Lincoln.  That’s the building that had all...

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A Very Noir Visit To Lincoln Park And The Biograph Theatre
Nov09

A Very Noir Visit To Lincoln Park And The Biograph Theatre

FADE IN SEPIA TONE: EXT. BIOGRAPH THEATRE/LINCOLN AND FULLERTON – ESTABLISHING SCENE It’s a sultry day in 1934. “Manhattan Melodrama” is the film playing Biograph Theatre. The 2433 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is red pressed brick and white-glazed terra cotta. It also happens to be a fateful day for John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber is shot dead just to the east of the theatre in an alleyway. Or...

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