Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chicago Elementary Schools – Find the Hidden Gems

I interviewed many Chicago moms in preparation for a new website that helps parents locate good schools in affordable areas, and one thing I learned is this:  if a Chicago family has a child in a Chicago public school, they probably heard about … Continue reading

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Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building

I was wandering south through the Loop yesterday and snapped this photo of Roosevelt University’s new(-ish) 32-story building on Wabash, between Van Buren and Congress. The as-yet unnamed tower (alternately referred to as the “Wabash Building” and “Vertical Campus” on … Continue reading

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Chicago Public Schools – A new era

It is an exciting time to be in Chicago.  Many Chicago public neighborhood schools have seen a recent increase in the quality of education provided to students, and at the same time many Chicago parents are feeling stuck in their … Continue reading

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Football in the City

Its football season again… and in more than one sense of the word.  When most Chicagoans get excited about football, they are talking about the NFL central division or watching their alma mater make a run for the Big 10 … Continue reading

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Not Just Pizza Anymore…

Gino’s East recently opened a new location in the South Loop, a few doors south of Congress on Dearborn.  So what’s the big deal about a new pizza joint in the neighborhood? With the impending arrival of Topper’s Pizza at … Continue reading

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Old and New

The elevated tracks at Wabash and Lake form the northeastern corner of the Loop. This portion of the system was built between 1895 (Lake Street completion) and 1896 (Wabash Avenue completion). Today, this joining point is unintentionally demarcated by a … Continue reading

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Living History…An Introduction

The City of Chicago was founded on March 4, 1837. Over the next 175 years, the city was built, destroyed, and rebuilt. It was invented and reinvented along with the people who moved here to stake their claims on new … Continue reading

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