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River North

River North
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago
The Near North Chicago neighborhood has 25,000 new residents occupying 10,000 new housing units built since 2000. Along with them have come offices, hotels, eateries, clubs, art galleries and shops. The central location makes whatever isn't there an easy walk or cab ride away. Read more about River North, Chicago « Show less

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  • Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio

    Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio
    Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says. The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
  • Chicago ready to roll out bike-sharing

    Chicago ready to roll out bike-sharing
    Hundreds of three-speed bikes painted "Chicago blue" will hit the streets in June when the city debuts a bicycle-sharing rental program that originally was set to launch last summer, officials are expected to announce Thursday. Operating under the...
  • Two hit by car after River North neighborhood fight

    Two hit by car after River North neighborhood fight
    Two people were struck by a hit-and-run driver after a fight outside a River North neighborhood bar early Sunday morning, police said. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one in critical condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
  • City seeks ideas on Twitter to solve illegal gun problem

    City seeks ideas on Twitter to solve illegal gun problem
    The city is tapping into Chicago's online community as it seeks innovative solutions to the problem of illegal guns on the streets. Chicago Ideas Week launched a Twitter handle @whatifchicago seeking to "crowdsource" strategies to tackle the illegal...
  • New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit

    New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit
    Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens. She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity. "You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
  • 2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview

    2013 outdoor dining and drinking preview
    "Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?" Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring. Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
  • 'Havana Blue': Finding inspiration in Cuba

    'Havana Blue': Finding inspiration in Cuba
    As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music. “With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves. “Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
  • Bar faceoff: High Noon Saloon vs. Ay Chiwowa

    Bar faceoff: High Noon Saloon vs. Ay Chiwowa
    Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
  • Mini-review: The Grid

    Mini-review: The Grid
    When a bar opens downtown, there’s really only one thing I want to know: Will it be someplace I actually want to hang out or better left to the tourists? On Michigan Avenue, Hard Rock Hotel’s sleek sushi-and-saketini spot China Grill has been...
  • Dance companies unite to raise AIDS awareness

    Dance companies unite to raise AIDS awareness
    Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
  • Sighting: 'Shameless' cast (minus William H. Macy) parties at The Underground

    Sighting: 'Shameless' cast (minus William H. Macy) parties at The Underground
    The cast of “Shameless” — including Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Harry Hamlin, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Zach McGowan — partied Thursday at The Underground while in town filming the third season of the Showtime dramedy....
  • Is Cash Cab Chicago real?

     
    Getting in the Cash Cab will probably be the most challenging item to check off my bucket list; however, now that Chicago has acquired it's very own version of the elusive New York City trivia-mobile, my odds have slightly improved.  So when my best...