Thor Equities plans to build an 18-story office tower at 800 W. Fulton Market. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

West Loop Neighbor Groups Split On 18-Story Office Tower At Fulton Market Gateway

“It takes 40 to 45 minutes just to get half a mile from the Milwaukee and Grand intersection to Fulton Market along Halsted, ... it’s only going to get worse."

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West Side Alumni Reunion Picnics Bring Thousands Together To Celebrate Their Roots

"It's something that started on a fluke and it blew up into something that's absolutely fantastic and beautiful," said Landers Gakins, a founder of the oldest and biggest reunion picnic in North Lawndale.

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Bucktown Muggers Picked The Wrong Victim — A Female Golden Gloves Champion: ‘A Man Hits Me, I’m Firing Back’

Before muggers attacked her in Bucktown, Claire Quinn had won Chicago's Golden Gloves competition and carried a 6-0 fight record.

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City Pushes To Improve Midway Plaisance ‘Swamp’ Land To Replace Parkland Lost To Obama Center

The city intends to upgrade the east end of Midway Plaisance as it tries to meet a federal requirement to replace Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Center.