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Oprah Winfrey’s Legacy In The West Loop Celebrated In Massive Green Steet Mural

A different developer promised an Oprah tribute in the West Loop four years ago but it never materialized.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop’s Instagram-Friendly Wndr Museum Looks To Expand Despite Coronavirus Closure

Neighbors worry about a lack of parking in the plan, which could eventually include a 300-seat theater.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Wells Street Hotel Developer Revises Plan 4 Years After Approval, Drawing Backlash From Neighbors

Developers revised their plan to turn the O’Brien’s Bar site into a hotel with an above-grade parking garage. Neighbors aren't happy. "We shouldn't have to pay for the developers’ mistakes.”

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Developer Planning 5-Story West Loop Building Hopes Smaller Offices Will Be ‘Pretty Attractive’ Post-Pandemic

If approved, the retail and office building planned for 1020 W. Randolph St. is expected to open in 2022.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Rainforest Cafe Closes A Year Sooner Than Planned — And Developer Got To Keep A Gorilla

The family-friendly restaurant could be redeveloped into new retail space or demolished for a high-rise, property owner Sean Conlon said.

Near North Side, River North

As Nearby Offices Extend Work-From-Home Policies, 16-Story Life Science Hub Breaks Ground In Fulton Market

Despite the global pandemic, the team behind Fulton Labs believes there is still a strong demand for laboratory space.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Tulum-Inspired Mexican Eatery The Diver Brings Beach Bungalow Vibes To Former Flamingo Rum Club

The River North building’s iconic flamingo mural is going away, but Chicago artist JC Rivera will be back to paint something new.

Near North Side, River North

Lincoln Park SRO Rehab Will Bring 32 Affordable Housing Units To ‘Chicago’s Most Expensive Neighborhood’

The 114-year-old single room occupancy Covent Hotel will be rehabbed and a seven-story apartment building will be built next door.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Weed Dispensary Planned For Old Bucktown Emissions Testing Site Aims To Put The ‘Park Back In Parking Lot’

Once the center of a traffic nightmare, a developer aims to swap parking at the Webster Avenue facility for new trees.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

15-Story West Loop Condo Project Approved By Plan Commission

In the works since 2018, the zoning amendment will bring 58 high-end condos to the West Loop and allow the developer to build taller than once planned.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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