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  • Beauties and beasts

    The Loop is a visual feast of world-famous buildings, but it also offers rare cases of aesthetic indigestion. LOVELIEST: 1. Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. -- An unadorned wonder, with thick brick walls that curve inward and upward to suggest an...
  • Not your parents' Loop

    Take a quick spin around Chicago's Loop and you might think it's a place only for working grown-ups. From the Federal Building to the Board of Trade, the downtown area dominated by the "L" tracks can seem like a place that's off-limits to kids. Sure, the...
  • Which is witch? 'Wicked' author on the book, show

    The first sentence sparks a sinuous shiver: A mile above Oz, the Witch balanced on the wind's forward edge, as if she were a green fleck of the land itself, flung up and sent wheeling away by the turbulent air. And thus readers are launched into "Wicked:...
  • The Retail District Cheerleader

    From his small office over-looking the "L," the chief of the Loop's semi-official Booster Club is spouting no small plans. A lot of people, rich people, are moving into condos in the Loop, he says. So Chicago's once vibrant, but more recently scary-...
  • Vision for park grew over decades

    'Millennium Park was first conceived in 1997," proclaims a City of Chicago Web site, "with the original mission of creating new parkland in Grant Park to transform the unsightly railroad tracks and parking lots that had long dotted the lakefront in...
  • The sound of news is fading out on many FM stations

    Charlie Meyerson sits at home in Oak Park these days, learning more about the Internet and waiting for the phone to ring. Officially, the 43-year-old Meyerson is in-between jobs.Realistically, though, he's not sure whether his next job will be in radio....
  • Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago

    Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago
    As Richard M. Daley claimed victory on this date in a special mayoral election that put him on a path to follow his famous father, he declared an end to a tumultuous decade in Chicago political history. "We ran a campaign that will be remembered not for...
  • WHO WILL WEAR THE MANTLE?

    When Mayor Harold Washington collapsed at his desk and died last November, he left a political and spiritual vacuum in Chicago`s black community that has created the current, informal and furious power struggle among those who would succeed him. This...