Photos: Tuesdays on the Terrace at the Museum of Contemporary Art

08/22/2012

The Fred Anderson Legacy Band performs at Tuesdays on the Terrace, a jazz concert series held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Aug. 21.
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Coalition blocked from discussing Prentice Women's Hospital's future at landmarks meeting

Mum’s the word on Prentice, for now

08/02/2012

The coalition to save the "Old" Prentice Women's Hospital has a lot to say, but the city's Commission on Chicago Landmarks isn't ready to listen. Designed by renowned architect Bertrand Goldberg, the 37-year-old hospital is under threat of demolition by its owner, Northwestern University.
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Chicago teens deal with effects of violence through art

Painting out their feelings

08/01/2012

Looking from a distance, the painting is a depiction of an enormous eye. But as one comes closer, the image inside the eye comes into focus. A blood-red chalk outline is sprawled in the middle of the empty city street. The dark colors reinforce the bleakness of the scene. For the young artist, the image is not an abstraction, not a reflection of the news headlines - it is a reality of day-to-day life.

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How one social worker has strengthened Chicago's connections on a global level

When in doubt, turn to your sisters

08/01/2012

It may be an understatement to say that Chicago has had the global bug as of late. Between the city's unrealized Olympic bid in 2009 and its recent role as host of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, the "City on the Make" has spent more time and money throwing its name into the international arena than we would probably care to admit.
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Enrollment issues at nearby schools promise to factor into the future of Children's Memorial

Think of the children

08/01/2012

It's unlikely that Dan McCaffery expected a standing ovation when he presented his plans for the redevelopment of Children’s Memorial Hospital last Thursday night. The new design — which envisions roughly 900 rental units situated in three high-rise buildings and a pair of mid-rises, combined with a cluster of retail space near the intersection of Lincoln and Fullerton Avenues — had already received mixed reviews from community leaders.
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Developer still on hook to build public school for Chicago

Despite private school’s move into Lakeshore East, alderman says developer’s contract demands school

08/01/2012

Despite a private school's move into Lakeshore East, the area's developers are still on the hook to build the shell of a public school, according to Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd).
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The mystic of Oak Street Beach

Heart of the 'hood

08/01/2012

When local artist Jeff Zimmerman was taking pictures last year of possible faces to paint on the wall coming out of the Oak Street Beach underpass, he told massage therapist Bruce Groeper that he just may become one.
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Children's Memorial plans get taller, add a high-rise

Developers hosting community meeting next week for Lincoln Park project, then immediately plan to go to City Council

07/17/2012

Plans to redevelop Children’s Memorial Hospital’s old campus in Lincoln Park have gotten a makeover, with developers planning to add a third high-rise and stretch the project’s buildings taller and thinner. On Monday, representatives from McCaffery Interests presented new plans for the six-acre site at a meeting with the Mid-North Association, a resident group in Lincoln Park.
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Read up, cash out

Local fundraiser looks to boost monetary and educational returns for schools

04/25/2012

School fundraising — though a necessary pastime — can be a somewhat tedious task, as any parent can attest to. In the hopes of raising money for school supplies, field trips and other unbudgeted expenses, students are sent door-to-door to sell magazines, chocolate and other expendable merchandise, while parents are roped into attending auctions, dinners, and the grandmother of all painfully mandatory events — bingo night.
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No SOAR losers at Children's Memorial

Streeterville group buries the hatchet on heliport debate

04/25/2012

After years spent fighting a plan to allow emergency helicopter flights in their neighborhood, one Streeterville community group is ready to throw in the towel. Children’s Memorial Hospital, a 130-year-old pediatric care provider with roots on the city’s North Side, will soon be moving from its current home near the intersection of Halsted Street and Lincoln Avenue to its new digs in the considerably more vertical neighborhood of Streeterville.
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