Near Loop areas and Mayor Daley

06/14/2010

Near Loop neighborhoods take center stage in Crain's big piece on Mayor Daley, and the possible seventh term the mayor may seek this fall. Read More...

Dowell and "porting" TIF dollars

06/03/2010

Ben Joravsky writes about the recent controversy surrounding the TIF-backed Modern Schools Across Chicago program, and Ald. Dowell's take on "porting" TIF funds from one district to another. Read More...

Health clinic at South Loop Target

06/03/2010

Crain's is reporting that Target will open a new health clinic at its South Loop store and four other locations in Chicagoland area. Read More...

Keith Giles on the South Loop real estate market

05/27/2010

Keith Giles recently blogged about the South Loop market at frankelandgiles.com. Read More...

2nd Ward is the biggest recipient of TIF spending

05/20/2010

From the Chicago Reader's latest report about the city's tax increment financing districts: "About a quarter of all TIF spending, or $358 million, went to a single ward, the Second, which includes much of the Loop and gentrified areas on the near south and west sides. That's more than the bottom 35 wards got altogether." Read More...

Target at Jackson and Aberdeen?

05/13/2010

Ald. Fioretti tells real estate columnist David Roeder of the Sun-Times that he's talking to Target about building at story at Jackson and Aberdeen, in the West Loop. Read More...

South Looper leads local pizza tours

05/06/2010

A Tribune Q-and-A with Jonathan Porter, a South Loop resident who runs Chicago Pizza Tours. Read More...

Whitney Young students walk out over potetial cuts

05/06/2010

WBEZ-FM checked in with Whitney Young students who marched on the Board of Eduction yesterday to protest looming cuts to their West Loop-based school. Read More...

$2,500 for kindergarten at South Loop School

04/28/2010

Chicagotalks.org is reporting that CPS wants South Loop School parents to pay a $2,500 fee to keep the school's full-day kindergarten going. Read More...

1717 S. Prairie's troubles in the New York Times

04/23/2010

The legal battle between the residents of 1717 S. Prairie and the developers of the building gets a once-over in today's New York Times, courtesy of the Chicago News Cooperative. Read More...