October 2017

Found 3 blog entries for October 2017.

Camping out in your PJ's all winter may sound tempting, but there is a ton to see and do around town! Although Chicago winters are known to be full of polar-vortex madness, Chicago has plenty of family friendly activities that are worth bundling up and venturing outdoors. Grab your kids, zip up your winter jackets, and head on out to brave the cold. From ice skating in Maggie Daley Park to walking through Candy Cane Lane, there is bound to be a winter adventure perfect for you and your family!

Here are 10 places to add to your winter itinerary:


1. Zoo Lights 

The Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo is a fun, family-oriented, and FREE fest that features magnificent light displays and seasonal activities throughout the zoo. The celebration is

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Much of River North restaurateurs and developers wait with baited breath as the council votes today, October 11, on ordinances that would ban new establishments from receiving a liquor license. Heading the pack championing the implementation of this ordinance is Alderman Brendan Reilly, who has had a public feud with River North institution Bottled Blonde in the past.

Reilly cites that many businesses in River North that run under a liquor license as a restaurant are skirting the responsibility of their true function: being a night club. Clubs are subjected to more hoops to jump through and higher costs to maintain the licensing needed to sell alcohol.

Currently River North, which is the 42nd ward, has more liquor licenses than any other ward,

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At Chicago’s 5th Ward meeting that occurred earlier in the week, developer Carlton Knight’s presence was noted. He was there to propose the first condominium construction project in South Shore since the unsuccessful FJF Development proposition over a decade ago. The 2006 project, which began as a dazzling 30-story condo, shrunk to 19, and then petered out completely.

In an attempt to recoup some of their $3.4 million investment, FJF is now asking for $529,000.

This area is similar to many of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, where rental buildings have surged the past two years, and some condominiums converted to rental units. Thus Knight’s plan to create a building that offers ownership may breathe new life into the South Shore area.

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