Madhouse on Madison Adding Off-Ice Offices
Feb26

Madhouse on Madison Adding Off-Ice Offices

If you’ve attended a Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks game this winter, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the edifice being constructed next to the United Center. If you’ve also noticed that said construction site has taken over the lot where you used to park for said sports events, and you wish to lodge a complaint with whoever kicked you out of that lot, look no further than the two home teams themselves. The brand...

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A Closer Look at the New Blackhawks Practice Facility
Dec21

A Closer Look at the New Blackhawks Practice Facility

Chicago is an ice skating town in an ice skating region.  When I moved to the Midwest for the first time in 1995 I was surprised to see that rather than hiding inside from the elements in winter, many people embraced the cold.  I was amused and intrigued by all the home-made, clearly seasonal ice hockey rinks I saw in people’s backyards. The city of Chicago is getting a new ice skating facility — a big one.  One that will be...

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Bulls, Blackhawks Digging Themselves Huge Hole Before Seasons Even Open
Sep24

Bulls, Blackhawks Digging Themselves Huge Hole Before Seasons Even Open

If someone offers you a cheap parking spot in the east lot of the United Center for the upcoming Chicago Bulls or Chicago Blackhawks seasons, don’t take the bait. It’s a trick. The Madhouse on Madison is getting a new neighbor. Actually, it’s getting the best kind of neighbor there is: the kind you build yourself. Back in January, the United Center announced plans to erect a privately funded 6-story,...

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