U.S. Military Opening a Museum in The Loop

It’s a little off the tourist path, but a new museum in the Loop will be quite a draw to people in the medical profession, and those who enjoy being a “nutrient.” A 25,000 square-foot building down the street from City Hall is going to be a Chicago branch of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which is owned by the United States Department of Defense.  The Chicago outlet will be called The National Museum of...

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Whole Foods Teases the West Loop

The following is true: “Whole Foods has opened in the West Loop.”  But that’s not the Whole story. Instead of building a full store, the granola grocer has opened a single refrigerated case with a cash register in the lobby of 550 West Washington. Don’t get too excited.  There are no Peanut Butter Bumpers, or bulk bulgar.  It’s just sammitches and lunch-time edibles. While new choices are always welcome,...

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Slice of Life: The Pigeon Warming Center

Every winter there is a migration of television microwave trucks from the garages of channels 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32 to the City of Chicago’s official warming center at 10 South Kedzie.  But what about the city’s pigeons?  Where do they go when the weather outside turns frightful? The answer is Daley Plaza.  Unnoticed by most of the millions of people who wander through the plaza during the city’s frigid...

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