Photos Inside a Chicago Hospital Built For Pandemics
Apr08

Photos Inside a Chicago Hospital Built For Pandemics

With Chicago coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen many stories about how the city’s medical professionals and institutions are fighting the threat head-on. One of those places on the front lines is Rush University Medical Center. Rush University Medical Center in December 2011 After weeks of preparation, Rush went into “surge mode” almost a month ago. Its hospital tower, perched on the edge of the...

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Underdog Buildings in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village May Get Landmark Protection
Apr06

Underdog Buildings in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village May Get Landmark Protection

The Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association is trying to get more properties added to the neighborhood’s landmark district. Recently, a worker’s cottage at 2047 West Augusta Boulevard was saved from demolition as the demand for housing and pressure for increased density intensifies in some Chicago neighborhoods.  A number of worker cottages remain in Ukrainian Village, including 2047 West Augusta. the fourth...

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Best Of April Fool’s Day to Take Your Mind Off Of Things
Apr01

Best Of April Fool’s Day to Take Your Mind Off Of Things

As is our tradition, we had a really clever April Fool’s story to run today. But with the state the world is in, we just didn’t feel like putting it together. Instead, we present this list of stories we ran on April Fool’s Day in recent years. Many of them still hold up quite well. Enjoy the distraction. Governor Announces $62 Billion Plan To Move Illinois Capitol From Springfield to Chicago Chicagoland Mobsters Line...

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Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 5 — Great Chicago Reads
Mar31

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 5 — Great Chicago Reads

With tens of millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home, to stay at home, and to confront the general cleanliness of their homes; this seems like a good time to discuss things to do while self-isolated in Chicago. The dilemma: You’re sheltering in place and confined to your home just as spring arrives and blooming flowers and trees beckon you to experience Chicago’s myriad sights, sounds and smells. What to do? A good...

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Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 4 — Write the Great American Novel
Mar26

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 4 — Write the Great American Novel

With tens of millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home, to stay at home, and to confront the general cleanliness of their homes; this seems like a good time to discuss things to do while self-isolated in Chicago. We bring you this series as people with some experience in this arena, having worked from home for ten years in a 475-square-foot apartment in downtown Chicago with a wife and a cat. Much of the world’s...

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Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 3 — Invent the Next Great Chicago Food
Mar25

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 3 — Invent the Next Great Chicago Food

With tens of millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home, to stay at home, and to confront the general cleanliness of their homes; this seems like a good time to discuss things to do while self-isolated in Chicago. We bring you this series as people with some experience in this arena, having worked from home for ten years in a 475-square-foot apartment in downtown Chicago with a wife and a cat. Part 3 of ?: Invent the Next...

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Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 2 — Play the “Check, Please” Drinking Game
Mar24

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 2 — Play the “Check, Please” Drinking Game

With tens of millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home, to stay at home, and to confront the general cleanliness of their homes; this seems like a good time to discuss things to do while self-isolated in Chicago. We bring you this series as people with some experience in this arena, having worked from home for ten years in a 475-square-foot apartment in downtown Chicago with a wife and a cat. Part 2 of ?: Play the...

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Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 1 — Amuse Your Neighbors
Mar23

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 1 — Amuse Your Neighbors

With tens of millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home, to stay at home, and to confront the general cleanliness of their homes; this seems like a good time to discuss things to do while self-isolated in Chicago. We bring you this series as people with some experience in this arena, having worked from home for ten years in a 475-square-foot apartment in downtown Chicago with a wife and a cat. Part 1 of ?: Amuse your...

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Loop Skyscraper Apparently Crawling With Leprechauns
Mar17

Loop Skyscraper Apparently Crawling With Leprechauns

Editor’s note:  These days pretty much everyone is worried about the Wuhan Flu. Because of that, a lot of irreverent online publications aren’t publishing anymore, or have taken a much more serious tone.  But as rabid news consumers, we believe that sometimes you need an escape from the latest body count in the morning paper.  So we’re going to continue publishing as long as we can, and in the tone we always have, to give you an...

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New Renderings, Info For Lakefront Skyscraper Duo
Mar14

New Renderings, Info For Lakefront Skyscraper Duo

Editor’s note:  These days pretty much everyone is worried about the Wuhan Flu. With a full-time gig for a healthcare company, we understand.  We’ve also noticed that a lot of the more irreverent online publications aren’t publishing anymore because the world is a much more serious place now.  We understand that, too.  But as rabid news consumers, we also understand that sometimes you need an...

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