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Three Chicago Buildings Top List Of Most Endangered Historic Places In Illinois

The annual list includes the Century and Consumers buildings Downtown and the Damen Silos on the South Side.


Chicago’s First Semi-Permanent Tattoo Studio Opens In West Loop

The biodegradable ink from Ephemeral Tattoo can last one to three years before the tattoos fade, according to the company.

West Loop

Nisos Restaurant In Fulton Market Closes After Less Than A Year

The Mediterranean restaurant opened in July on Randolph Street's Restaurant Row. Leaders said they mutually parted ways with the executive chef and are reevaluating the brand.

West Loop

New Farmers Market Launches Downtown By Union Station

The Farmer at the Green is Tuesdays at The Green at 320, a 1.5-acre park near Union Station.


Juice WRLD Mural That Mysteriously Vanished Could Come Back — But Neighborhood Group Wants It Moved

There's a petition to bring back a Juice WRLD mural that was painted over last week, but some West Loop neighbors say the mural attracted crowds and chaos.

West Loop

City Calls Chicago Fire Soccer Facility A ‘Win’ For Near West Side, But Public Housing Activists Say They Won’t Back Down

At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, city officials praised the deal while residents protested the use of public housing land for the training center.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bill Conway Won’t Run For Kim Foxx’s Seat, Says He’s Focused On Serving As 34th Ward Alderman

Conway, a Navy veteran and former Cook County prosecutor, ran against State's Attorney Kim Foxx in 2020. He was elected 34th Ward alderman in February.


Iconic West Loop Murals Of Juice WRLD, Frankie Knuckles Mysteriously Painted Over

Area leaders, the city and the viaduct's owner don't know who painted over the murals — but the B_Line's curator said someone destroyed them "intentionally" because the location is well-known.

West Loop

What Should Downtown Look Like In 20 Years? The City Is Creating A New Master Plan

The 2024 Central Area Plan will guide Downtown development through 2044. Residents can weigh in through surveys and at public meetings through September.


Millennium Park Security Will Be Tightened This Weekend

Police will "actively and continuously" monitor social media to "protect" people visiting, living or working in any areas that see large gatherings, police said.


Aldermen Blame Lack Of Police, CTA Preparedness After Youth Gatherings Downtown Turned Violent

Two Downtown aldermen said the city should have been better prepared to handle weekend violence as young people met up. "Last Saturday should not have happened."


41-Story West Loop Apartment Tower Approved By City Council

The site was planned as a hotel, but the funder behind that proposal went bankrupt. The high-rise will bring 395 apartments to the area, with 79 of them being affordable.

West Loop

Woman And Man Attacked By Group Downtown, Video Shows: ‘It Was Absolutely Random’

The woman and man said in an interview they were Downtown to shop and dine when they came across the large group. A good Samaritan helped the couple get to a hospital, they said.


Sueños Music Festival Generated $120 Million To Chicago Economy In Its First Year, Organizers Say

Sueños generated more revenue than NASCAR is predicted to bring the city.


Millennium Park Teen Curfew Will Be Enforced After Youth Gatherings Downtown Turned Violent, Police Say

Millennium Park bans people younger than 18 from being in the park without an adult after 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Bag checks at beaches are also planned.


Grant Park Softball Leagues Will Get To Play Ball After NASCAR Nearly Forced Them Out

Park District officials originally said it looked "almost impossible" to run the softball league amid summer events, but players will be allowed to host games.


City To Pay $205,000 For Booting Preaching Wheaton College Students From Millennium Park

The students said their rights were violated when they were kicked out of the park in 2018. If approved by City Council this week, they each would be awarded $5,000 in damages plus attorney fees.


Glossier Opens First Chicago Store In Gold Coast

The Chicago store has an exclusive turquoise bucket hat, which customers can get embroidered for free if they buy something before 4 p.m. Friday.


Century And Consumers Buildings Could Become Chicago Landmarks As Federal Officials Move To Demolish Them

Preservationists have argued the two buildings should be converted into an archive. The federal government will have the final say on what to do.


The Warehouse, Birthplace Of House Music, Takes Key Step Toward Becoming A Chicago Landmark

The three-story industrial building once housed a dance club that featured the legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles. Owners Thursday said they have no plans to demolish the building.

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