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A Fun New Anxiety: Killer Ice

I’ve developed a fear I never had before moving to Chicago and working downtown: ice plummeting 40 stories during a winter thaw and impaling me on my head. Giant skyscrapers and melting snow are a bad combination, and you’re reminded of the pending horror constantly. Signs are everywhere, written in large red letters, “DANGER: FALLING … Continue reading

Rogers Parkers love to (car) share

By Erica Christoffer Maybe you’ve seen them in a parking lot near your house, zipping along a busy thoroughfare, or on display at a local street festival. It’s I-GO Car Sharing, and the Rogers Park community has been savvy on this non-profit’s purpose for years. “The Rogers Park community really reaches out to us because … Continue reading

Election Night in Grant Park

Preparations for what some called “Obamapalooza,” Barack Obama’s election night celebration, took more than a week to come together in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park. By the morning of Nov. 4, the stage was set, tents were lifted and Chicago was poised for the tens of thousands of supporters expected to attend. Vendors lined the streets … Continue reading

Rogers Park condo scams prey on buyers, renters

By Erica Christoffer Mike Skowronski doesn’t know where he would live if the condo he rents underwent foreclosure. He fears the only notice he’ll get is from a bank, one day out of the blue, which will tell him to vacate the premises – “immediately.” A resident of a Rogers Park apartment building for seven … Continue reading