Zoo's lighting cold winter nights

Heart of the 'hood

12/26/2012

If you’re looking for some holiday magic, bundle up and head over to the Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights, running through Jan. 6. It’s an enchanting winter wonderland that can be enjoyed by young and old.
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Skyline year in review

12/26/2012

It's been another eventful year in Chicago, and one in which all eyes were fixed on our big town on more than one occasion. From the summer's heavily covered NATO meeting to the polarizing standoff that was the Chicago Teachers Union strike, it seems as though Chicago’s dream of being recognized as a global city has finally come true.
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Wolf Point goes public, again

Residents give wary reception for revised riverfront project

12/26/2012

After being sent back to the drafting table, developers for the lofty Wolf Tower have returned with a project that addresses issues but still irks some residents. On Dec. 20, representatives from Hines Interests met with about 70 residents to discuss revised plans for their Wolf Point development, a multi-year project that envisions three towers built on a plot of historic riverfront property in downtown Chicago.
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Lincoln Park High to take on IB program

‘Rigorous’ college prep program will be implemented for all in fall 2013

12/19/2012

As a late addition to the city’s roster of full International Baccalaureate schools, Lincoln Park High looks to be a strong candidate. But some questions about the school’s transition into the program remain.
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In a corner lot in West Lincoln Park, a family business of Christmas trees

12/19/2012

Sarah Latzig stood among the Fraser firs spaced throughout the courtyard behind St. Josaphat Church last Thursday afternoon. Her partner, Travis Teske, greeted a customer who perused the trees as the early evening traffic set in on the other side of the church.
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Christmas comes for Chicago kids

Heart of the 'hood

12/19/2012

The smile on four-year-old Messiah Bender’s face was priceless---it was the kind of grin on a child that warms the heart and reminds us what the holidays mean through the eyes of a little one.
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2012 Holiday highlights in Chicago

12/19/2012

This time of year, the man in the red suit gets all the attention, but isn’t it time for his better half to steal some spotlight? Head to Chicago Botanic Garden, where Mrs. Claus hosts kids for hot chocolate and cookies, then ushers them into a special viewing of the Wonderland Express holiday train.
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Residents, officials make last-ditch attempt to keep No. 11 bus running

12/12/2012

Under the CTA’s new crowd reduction plan, the section of the No. 11 Lincoln/Sedgwick bus between Western and Fullerton ‘L’ stations will be cut on Dec. 16, 2012.
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After a curious eleventh-hour deferral, Wolf Point heads back to the forum

12/12/2012

The developers of Wolf Point won’t have a green-lit project by the year’s end, and neighbors around the site are still a bit unsure of what they will be getting.
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The best Christmas party ever

12/12/2012

Santa Claus was there cutting some rug, as Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Sam Perkins performed hit tunes like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” and “Run, Run Rudolph.”
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