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South Loop’s Duneyrr Fermenta Brewery Is Seeing Its Beer-Wine Hybrids Get More Popular — And It Has Plans To Expand

Tyler Davis opened Duneyrr Fermenta Brewery in the former Motor Row Brewery space in 2021. He's spreading the wine-beer hybrid gospel.

South Loop

Jones College Prep’s Controversial Principal Will Stay After CPS Boss Rejects Vote To Fire Him

The local school council at Jones voted last month to begin the process of removing Joseph Powers. But CPS CEO Pedro Martinez cited insufficient evidence to fire him.

South Loop

Ald. Pat Dowell Says She ‘Cannot Support’ Hard Rock Casino Proposal Near Soldier Field

Her position leaves just one casino proposal — Rhode Island-based Bally’s plan to build a resort in River West — whose local alderman has not come out against a gambling site in their own ward.

Downtown

Neighbors Worry Rivers Casino Planned For The 78 Will Lead To Gambling Addictions, Is Too Close To Schools

The development team faced an uphill battle winning over residents, as the area's alderman has already said he can't support a casino at the site and a survey found neighbors also overwhelming oppose the plan.

South Loop

Alderman Says He ‘Cannot Support’ A Casino At 78 Mega-Development Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Neighbors said their biggest concerns were that the casino could lead to more crime in the area and declining home values while contributing to heavy traffic and exacerbating problem gambling.  

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Black Women Behind Wicker Park Dispensary Also Opening Shop In Former South Loop Dinner Theater

Sisters Loretta and Priscilla Foster are teaming up with former Dispensary 33 owners to bring weed to the Wabash Avenue corridor.

South Loop

Chicago Casino Finalists Include Rivers At South Loop’s 78, Hard Rock Near Soldier Field And Bally’s In River West

City officials said Tuesday there will be three community meetings held for residents to discuss each of the proposals 6-8 p.m. April 5-7.

South Loop

Chicago Group Advocating For Low-Income Parents Receives $2 Million Donation From MacKenzie Scott

The philanthropist, who has supported Chicago non-profits, is giving $2 million to Community Organizing and Family Issues.

South Loop

CPS Investigating Jones College Prep Amid Clashes, Complaints About Unequal Treatment For Boys And Girls Sports

Students and teachers say there's a pattern of discrimination at the prestigious CPS school, including a recent uproar involving the track teams. CPS is probing potential Title IX violations in Jones' athletic department.

South Loop

Drivers Are Killing Bicyclists Trying To Get To, From The Lakefront Trail. The City Isn’t Making It Safer, Advocates Say

On Feb. 28, Gerardo Marciales, 41, was riding his bike across DuSable Lake Shore Drive from the Lakefront Trail when a driver hit him, police said.

Citywide

Jones College Prep Principal Could Lose Job As Local School Council Asks CPS To Fire Him

Principal Joseph Powers has battled with the local school council, accusing members of “undermining his leadership.” The board voted to ask CPS' CEO to remove Powers, who's led Jones for 14 years.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

In Fiery Email To Parents, Jones College Prep Principal Fights Back After Learning Of Attempts To Oust Him

Principal Joseph Powers said Jones' local school council has unfairly attacked his leadership and are trying to force him out. "In truth, I do not know if I want to continue this fight," Powers wrote.

South Loop

Popular Printers Row Fountain Being Restored In South Loop Park

The 24-year-old fountain will receive lighting upgrades, pipe replacements and other cosmetic work.

South Loop

Neighbors Overwhelmingly Say They Don’t Want A Casino At The 78 Megadevelopment, Survey Results Show

Residents said they were concerned about the casino leading to more crime, traffic, decreased home values and gambling addictions.

South Loop

Neighbors Can Weigh In On Casino Proposed At The 78 Megadevelopment At Meeting Tuesday

More than 350 residents of South Loop, Pilsen and Chinatown shared their opinions about the casino's placement, officials said.

South Loop

Plans To Protect Chicago’s Shoreline, Block Asian Carp From The Great Lakes Receive Millions In Federal Funding

High lake levels, flooding and erosion in recent years are "a forewarning of what's to come without swift [and] decisive action" to protect the lakefront, Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday.

Downtown

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Why Does ‘Pancake Ice’ Form On Lake Michigan? Experts Say Some Weather Magic Is Needed To Form The Mini Icebergs

The waterlily-like ice formations require a specific balance of elements to come about, and its existence is fleeting amid the strong waves of Lake Michigan.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

X-Pot Opens In South Loop With Sleek Decor, Robot Servers And Goal Of Elevating Hot Pot Experience

The restaurant opened a year after the first X-Pot debuted on the Las Vegas strip.

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