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Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

Fire at South Loop Firehouse Restaurant prompts Landmarks Illinois to take action

A fire at a South Loop firehouse-turned-restaurant in early December has prompted Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit preservation organization, to beef up its efforts to prevent future fires caused by construction-related accidents in historic buildings. The extra-alarm fire on 1401 S. Michigan Ave. was contained but caused heavy damage. Evanston resident Duane Yost, who was at the scene of the fire, […]

Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

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Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

Two blocks behind Chicago Midway International Airport on116 S. LaVergne St. is Curb Auto, a body shop that not only specializes in the renovation of classic hot rods, but also provides Chicago’s troubled youth and ex-gang members with a place to learn life and job skills. In 2007, Alex Levesque turned the empty warehouse on Chicago’s […]

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Teacher: ‘You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga’

Hatha yoga focuses on a sequence of physical exercises that are driven to align your skin, muscles and bones. The different poses allow the flow of energy by opening up the different channels within your body.  The Hatha and meditation yoga class offered at Tula Yoga studio in Lincoln Park helps its participants to achieve the ultimate […]

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Mom and Taekwondo Master Looks for “균형” in Personal Life

After a night filled with intense and grueling workouts and visits to the gym. Students lay across the floor after sparring, sweating, which caused exhaustion after intense preparation. They begin to compare and match bruises while trying to muster up the energy to stand. Julia Do, 37, dojang master and mother of four begins to […]

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Yesterday Not Over Yet, at Least in Chicago

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Yesterday Not Over Yet, at Least in Chicago

Nestled in the shadow of Wrigley Field and packed to the brim with old newspapers, sports memorabilia and classic film posters, Yesterday is a nostalgic collector’s dream. “I’ve collected items since I was a child,” said Tom Boyle, the 83-year-old founder and owner of the shop just a few steps off the Addison red line […]

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Randolph Street Market brings holiday cheer to weekend festival

Walking into the Randolph Street Market is like walking into a carnival with antique finds instead of caged lions and acrobats. Funky music from live bands fills the surrounding streets as more and more people flow through the front gates, while scents of empanadas and baked goods sneak to your nose as you are scanning […]

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Eataly Chicago Celebrates its First Anniversary

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Eataly Chicago Celebrates its First Anniversary

In honor of Eataly Chicago’s first anniversary, for the first time in the Windy City, nine Chicago restaurants will be reunited under one roof for one night only, to celebrate the event “Una Serata Tra Amici,” an evening with friends. Chefs from nine great Chicago restaurants will join Eataly’s kitchens and cook as part of […]

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