Still capturing business

After 113 years in Loop, Central Camera keeps on clicking

09/12/2012

At first glance, Central Camera seems to have been dropped onto Wabash Avenue from another era. With a large light-up sign and a small storefront, it harkens back to the days when shops and local businesses dotted the Loop’s busy streets.
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New year, new dumplings

09/12/2012

My paternal grandparents lived at 330 W. Diversey Parkway for pretty much my whole childhood, and every Rosh Hashanah we’d drive from our home in South Shore Valley to their house for a special family New Year’s celebration.
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iPhone thieves tracked down

Chicago police reports - 18th District

09/12/2012

Police used an iPhone application to locate and apprehend two armed robbery suspects Sunday, Sept. 9 in the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue.
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What to do with your kids during the strike

A helpful list of activities to bide time while Chicago Public Schools teachers strike

09/11/2012

We have a long list of favorite things to do in Chicago, and as luck would have it, some of our favorite places are offering specials to help Chicago parents and their kids weather the Chicago Teachers Union strike. Read More...

Striking teachers take to Near North streets

On walkout's first day, hope for resolution remains

09/10/2012

As the procession of striking Chicago Public School teachers and their supporters marched across the Near North Side on Monday, car horns followed them everywhere. The teachers waved signs reading “honk if you support the teachers,” and many of the passing motorists were happy to oblige. Every time the cars honked, the marchers cheered. But the loudest cheers came when one of the police patrol cars slowed down and honked.
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Chicago Public Schools teachers declare strike

Near North Side, Lincoln Park campuses among few open as “safe havens”

09/09/2012

The Chicago Public Schools teachers declared a strike Sunday night, shutting down public education in Chicago indefinitely as union and district officials wrangle over a new contract.
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IDOT pitches plans to rethink downtown Chicago's highway hub

Drawing a new circle

09/05/2012

The hub of all the far-flung roads that bring people to Chicago is the Circle Interchange, the mish-mash of highways that sits between the West Loop, South Loop and University Village. It's where I-90/94 and I-290 meet, and by anyone's measure, it's a mess.
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CTA to revamp Lincoln Avenue bus route, remove most of Lincoln Park segment

Bus stopped

09/05/2012

The No. 11 Lincoln/Sedgwick bus route isn't particularly busy. It doesn't run on any major artery streets, and even on at the peak of rush hour last Friday, seats were readily available. But when the Chicago Transit Authority announced that the portion of the route that runs through Ravenswood, Lake View and parts of Lincoln Park would be eliminated, many residents, local businesses and community organizations rallied in protest.
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Sweet stories bear fruit

Heart of the 'hood

09/05/2012

"A woman lived in an urban area with little fresh fruit, and all her local market ever had in the produce department were lemons. After weeks of wishing there were more fruit options available than just lemons, the woman bought lemons, made lemon chocolate cupcakes, and opened a cupcake business which became extremely successful."
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Rescues of the week

09/05/2012

Foxy is a sturdy, athletic 4-year-old Cattle Dog/Terrier mix. This adventurous girl came to PAWS Chicago after her previous owner moved in with someone who didn't like dogs. Thankfully, she was brought to PAWS Chicago, where pets are guaranteed a second chance! Foxy loves to fetch tennis balls.
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