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Pink Taco Laid Off Staff After Pledging Jobs At Parent Company’s New River North Restaurant, Employees Say

Three former workers said they were told they'd be paid while the restaurant was being renovated. Instead, they all lost their jobs.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Here’s What An Overhauled Museum Campus Would Look Like To Keep The Bears (Dome Not Included)

Recommendations include upgrades to Soldier Field, increased accessibility to various portions of the campus and restoring Northerly Island.

Downtown

Taste Of Chicago, Summer Fests Slashing Fees, Offering Incentives To Lure Restaurants Struggling With Staff Shortages

Without enough staff, restaurants are opting out of fests. The city's summer fests are offering stipends, ending tickets and finding workers to help more vendors participate.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

A Dome Over Soldier Field? Mayor’s Special Committee Poised To Pitch Roof Recommendation, Report Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she has not "formally" received her working group's report on how to keep the Bears in Chicago and renovate the Museum Campus.

Downtown

Ken Griffin, Illinois’ Richest Man, Moving Citadel Headquarters To Miami

Around 300 Citadel employees are expected to move to the Miami headquarters within a year. The company will still maintain its Downtown Chicago office.

Downtown

Man Shot In River North Robbery Attempt, Police Say

A 26-year-old man was shot in the wrist a man approached and demanded his belongings, leading to a "physical struggle," police said.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Beatrix Restaurant Opens In The Loop With Weekday Happy Hours

It's Lettuce Entertain You's fifth Beatrix location in the Chicagoland area.

Downtown

Theater Union Raises Funds For Stagehand Wounded In Downtown Shooting

Chicago Stagehands Local 2, a local union for theater workers, has launched a GoFundMe for Elmhurst resident A.J. Graziano, who was shot earlier this month while on his lunch break.

Downtown

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.

Citywide

Does City Council Back Lightfoot’s 10 PM Curfew? Aldermen Delay Vote On Making It Permanent

The move raises questions about if the mayor has enough votes for the earlier curfew to become a permanent change. Several aldermen have slammed Lightfoot's push as outdated.

Citywide

Instead Of Demolishing Century And Consumer Buildings, Let Us Turn Them Into A National Archive Center, Preservationists Ask Feds

Preservation groups said the national archive center would meet the security guidelines of the neighboring federal courthouse while serving as a major hub for archive-based research.

Downtown

3 Of The Alderpeople Who Represent Potential Casino Sites Don’t Want A Casino In Their Ward

Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. is the latest to say he doesn't want a gambling mecca in his ward. Bally’s is lobbying to build a casino at the prime Tribune Publishing site in River West.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Century And Consumers Buildings, Beverly’s Pike House Top List Of Most Endangered Historic Places In Illinois

The feds plans to tear down the historic Loop buildings as part of a $52 million demolition. They've sat vacant for 17 years. "It's completely ridiculous," one Landmarks Illinois preservationist said.

Downtown

George Floyd Protests In Chicago: The Weekend In Photos

Fires, looting and marches marked a weekend of unrest in Chicago in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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