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Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Midwest Urban Farmers Meet at the Plant in Back of the Yards

Andrea Crary watched as a volunteer harvested chard from the aquaponic farm in the darkened basement of The Plant, located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Alongside the vegetables, tilapia swam lazily in cloudy tanks. Crary said aquaponic farming uses no soil; instead, chard, kale and chili peppers are growing organically in water from […]

O’Connor Opposes new Medical Marijuana Dispensary Near Superdawg Drive-In

Ald. Mary O’Connor (41st) vowed to oppose a medical marijuana clinic seeking to open near the Superdawg Drive-In located on Chicago’s Northwest Side even though one of the owners of the popular Chicago hot dog joint is open to the idea. The Union Group of Illinois is looking to open the stand on a vacant […]

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Knockout’s Jessica Storch takes a new approach to women’s fitness

“Alright! It’s time for the crazy bitch round!”  yells Jessica Storch, owner of Knockout Women’s Boxing Club in Westmont. On cue, the song Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry begins to blare through the speakers and a dozen sweat-soaked women start hitting the punching bags hung from the ceiling. Crazy Bitch round is the last round of […]

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

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Unicoi Studio Turns Art Class into a Carnival

A painting of a tree stretches up the lime-green wall of Unicoi Art Studio; its swirling branches curl into tendrils. Clay dolls of Darth Vader, the Cat in the Hat and Hello Kitty congregate on a shelf. Nora Stewart, the studio’s founder, flits across the room, assembling supplies for the next project and tying paint-spattered […]

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FREE comedy variety show Sundays in Logan Square | The Return of Cole’s Chicago Cabaret!

Cole’s Chicago Cabaret a free comedy variety show every week in Logan Square Sundays at 8pm Doors at 7:30 – show at 8 p.m. SHARP Post by Cole’s Chicago Cabaret. Cole’s Bar is at 2338 N Milwaukee Ave 2 blocks from the California Blue Line Stop featuring a diverse and rotating lineup of the best comedians in Chicago […]

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

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Emerging Fitness Trends in South Loop

South Loop residents have begun ditching their traditional gyms and getting hooked on the atmosphere of slamming weights to the ground, blaring music and a coach that isn’t afraid to push them harder than they have ever been pushed before. They are CrossFit and high intensity training gyms and they are spurring a trend that is attracting […]

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South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

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South Loop Residents Warming to DePaul Arena

After months of community meetings, worrying about their property values and even watching houses move from one lot to another, Prairie District residents in the South Loop are coming to accept – sometimes grudgingly ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­– the expansion of McCormick Place and construction of a new DePaul arena. “I realize that it’s an opportune time to […]

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