Live Grit owner Gillian Fealy is closing the West Loop bike shop after a decline in sales.Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Live Grit In West Loop Closing After Drop in Sales: ‘Shopping Local Does Matter,’ Owner Says

The bike shop cultivated “a great community of athletes … and that’s hardest that we are losing that,” owner Gillian Fealy said.

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Who Needs Instruments, Anyway? Grant Park Chorus Brings A Capella Series To South Shore Cultural Center

The chorus will make a stop in South Shore for its "In the Parks" a capella series, celebrating works written by women — including a commissioned piece from award-winning composer Lori Laitman.

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Realtor Tasked With Selling Austin’s Iconic Pink House Is Now Fighting To Keep Family In Their Home

The owners of the pink house on Central Avenue started a GoFundMe to raise the money to repair the house and prevent it from being torn down.

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In Humboldt Park, Residents Say Gator Fever Was Good For Business: ‘This Showed Our Beautiful Neighborhood In A Different Light’

Food truck operators said they were glad to see new faces in and around the park. "Normally, in the past, we don't see that. So that's good," one of them said.