Articles By Patty Wetli

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A West Side Minigolf Course Is Coming In 2020, But You Can Check Out Plans For It Now In The Pedway

A new exhibit in the Pedway features a diorama and renderings of the student-designed minigolf course, set to open by summer 2020 in Douglas Park.

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What Would Greta Buy? Gift Guide For The Tree Huggers And Eco-Warriors On Your List

We rounded up gift ideas that celebrate Mother Nature and support the rescue of Planet Earth.

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Let There Be Light! Lawrence Avenue Sears Starting To Look Like Its Old Self Again With New Windows

Renovations to the former department store include the reappearance of second-story windows, covered up for decades.

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Want A Thanksgiving Pie? Order It Now, Chicago Bakeries Warn As Pie-mageddon Approaches

Bakers are feverishly whipping up everything from pumpkin to chocolate Nutella pies. There's still time — barely — to place an order.

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Chicago’s Unique Bricks, Once Hidden From View And Shunned, Now Front And Center

Chicago's local "common" brick has gone from shabby to chic, and some of the city's most acclaimed architects are on the forefront of a masonry revival.

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How One Man’s Obsession With Chicago Bricks Spawned A Community Of Masonry Nerds

Meet the Guy Behind the Facade of Instagram's @BrickofChicago. Once you've seen brick through Will Quam's eyes, Chicago will never look the same.

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Meet The New Bin On The Block, Here To Help You Clean Your Plate And Save The Planet

Block Bins is the newest entrant in the compost collection business. Can an opt-in approach to reducing food waste succeed where recycling's failed?

Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Sequel Is Now Filming In North Park

The original "Candyman" horror flick was set in 1990s-era Cabrini-Green. Jordan Peele's updated version is coming for the gentrifiers.