Details of the British School’s South Loop Expansion
Jan26

Details of the British School’s South Loop Expansion

Plans for a new campus of the British School of Chicago were shown to the public this weekend, and may have gone a long way towards assuaging neighborhood fears. The thoroughly greenwashed building was well received by a group of South Loop residents who saw the drawings and a presentation by architect Joseph Antunovich of Antunovich Associates at the District One police station. It will be built in the “Phase Three”...

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The South Loop’s British (School) Invasion
Jan07

The South Loop’s British (School) Invasion

For a long time, the people of the South Loop have waited for the Roosevelt Collection (150 West Roosevelt Road) to come into its own.  Years went by and its retail space remained largely empty, with only the movie theater to draw people to its windswept cul-de-sac. Then after an ownership change, and a renovation to make it more festive and pedestrian-friendly, it was announced that a raft of new stores and restaurants inked deals to...

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Italian Pride on the South Side

In one of the few remaining slivers of Little Italy not destroyed by a Mayor Daley, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, there is a place called Piazza DiMaggio. Much has been written over the years about the wholesale demolition of this formerly ethnic neighborhood, so I won’t go into it .  But if you do venture down to Taylor Street, you’ll find the piazza, and a statue of its namesake in the middle, as well as one...

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Slice of Life: Move Over, I’m Driving

It’s always nice to travel with a co-pilot.  But I don’t think that either of these dogs in Little Italy have a...

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