Residents in downtown Chicago are served by several community organizations.  Monthly or bi-monthly meetings provide an opportunity for residents to hear about and voice their concerns about development, zoning, traffic and new businesses in the area.  Small business owners attend and introduce t...
It's been a pretty long day.  Nothing bad, just a long day.  But now I'm home.  I've kicked off the shoes, sorted the mail and the long day has taken a turn for the better.  I friend sent me a box of some of the most delicious brownies I have ever had.  So now the day is soooo much better as I si...
  The South Loop Neighbors, (SLN), community organization is in the process of planning their 2011 event series.  First on the schedule will be an Aldermanic Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by The Greater South Loop Association, (GSLA).  The  Aldermanic Candidate Forum is scheduled for Saturday, Fe...
  Need information on the go but don't have a smart-phone?  Google it. Yep, now you can do a search off-line with Google's new text message search.   Just text the subject and the zip code, if applicable, to Google at 466453.  You can use it to get a weather update, find a nearby store or restaur...
  Chicago's mayoral race began with a field of twenty candidates, including the tenant living in Rahm Emanuel's home, boxing and battling for position.  In round one, after a few right-hooks to the resume and quick cuts attacking character, the field was quickly whittled down to four candidates,...
Streeterville 2010 year-end homes sales             Condos, Co-Ops & Townhomes   Number Sold - 241                                                   Average Sales Price - $554,302    Average Days On Market - 184 Avg% Sales Price to List Price - 96%      For more information on buying or selling a...
Often the topic for a post originates from what is happening in the market.  Other times we write about some facet of our day.  Or, local events and attractions become the subject of our posts. A couple of days ago, I posted about Chicago's Pedway system.  I've been through parts of it, but would...
A polar air mass is expected to swoop into town this weekend, right in time for Polar Adventure Days.  This is just the event for those hearty souls that love to play out in the crisp air.  On Saturday, January 22nd, head over to Northerly Island for a day of music, storytelling, ice sculpture cr...
Up 'til today the cold weather hasn't fazed me too much this season.  Not toooo much.  (Come on spring.)  We've had a few "snow events" and a few days where the windy city lived up to it's name, but I was often darting from car to building and could avoid much of it.  Today was one of those days ...
  A big welcome to ActiveRain's 200,000th member.    We've been waitin' for ya!  We knew you were coming.  We just didn't know when.               We've been gettin' the place all spiffed up for ya.           Photo Credit: Larry Page         Shopped 'til we dropped.              Photo Credit: Kry...

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Chicago, IL
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