Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chicago Loop Alliance sizes itself up, considers new direction

Chicago Loop Alliance sizes itself up, considers new direction
Michael Edwards, hired in November as executive director of the Chicago Loop Alliance, says the group is trying to clarify what role it will play in economic development, housing, transportation, tourism, culture and services in the Loop. (Heather …
Read more on Chicago Tribune

The hottest urban center in the US — Chicago's mega-Loop

The hottest urban center in the US — Chicago's mega-Loop
The Chicago Loop long has been one of the world's greatest job centers, of course. For much of its history, though, downtown emptied out after office hours. And as the city aged and its population declined, the suburbs rose to become the preferred home …
Read more on Crain’s Chicago Business

Thieves clean out North Side cell phone store

Thieves clean out North Side cell phone store
Police were called to the Virgin Mobile store in the 2500 block of North Clark Street just after 3 a.m. today and found the back door open, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The store's entire inventory was stolen and a full cash …
Read more on Chicago Tribune

Chicago Loop Alliance Seeks Community Input for Five-Year Plan

Chicago Loop Alliance Seeks Community Input for Five-Year Plan
THE LOOP — The Chicago Loop Alliance has overseen the beautification of the city's central business district since 2005, but at its 8th annual meeting Tuesday, the group looked to the future. The alliance will develop a five-year plan for improvements …
Read more on DNAinfo

Chuck's Manufacturing: An Entrepreneur's Oasis in Chicago's Loop

Chuck's Manufacturing: An Entrepreneur's Oasis in Chicago's Loop
“iPhone or Android” was not ot a question I had been expecting from my server at lunchtime on a Wednesday in the Loop, but I'm glad he asked. When he returned with my coffee, I got my answer in the form of a mobile battery pack with an Android charger …
Read more on Forbes

Cops search for woman who went missing on Near North Side

Cops search for woman who went missing on Near North Side
The family of a woman who went missing on the Near North Side in late Februrary has made contact with her, police reported this afternoon. Police were searching for the woman who they said suffered from depression. Rebecca "Becca" Blakeslee, 22, was …
Read more on Chicago Tribune