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Goodbye, chocolate factory.

Many of you will remember catching a whiff of chocolate as you cruised past the Blommer Chocolate factory at 600 W Kinzie. This week, they shut down operations at the factory after 85 years. ~ learn more

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An ode to Techstars Chicago.

“The story of Techstars Chicago starts with an organization called Excelerate Labs. Created in 2009, the program was led by a group of local founders and investors, and was designed to connect existing successful founders and operators with new companies […]

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The Cook County State’s Attorney race.

A post from Chicago business leader Chris Deutsch about Eileen O’Neill Burke, who left her judgeship to running for this state’s attorney position. “I’m an outspoken proponent of Eileen, and although there are many reasons, this less than 2 minute […]

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Crain’s says Chicago needs a rebranding.

“With the Democratic National Convention coming to town this summer, Chicago has a rare opportunity to regain its swagger and reposition itself as a global city at the top of its game, a city second to none as a place […]

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Comparing Chicago to its peer cities.

“A host of characteristics make cities vibrant, desirable and high-profile. No one has everything, but some have more than others. Over time, some lose their edge. Others, through vision and planning, manage to raise their profiles. Here are cities Crain’s […]

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One of the first post-ban ADUs in Chicago.

“Created by Via Chicago Architects × Diseñadores and interior designer Anne Rezac, the coach house is one of the first to be built under Chicago’s ADU ordinance, which officials say intends to expand housing access by increasing the stock of […]

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The mayor’s panic attacks.

“Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is “stressed out” and has been admitted to the hospital for panic attacks. That’s according to veteran Chicago journalists John Kass and Anita Padilla, who discussed Johnson’s panic attacks on an episode of WGN-AM’s Chicago Way […]

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Someone finally invented a hot dog croissant.

“The limited-edition pastry, a collab between Daisies and The Wieners Circle, launched Tuesday after a series of video teasers starring Daisies’ pastry chef and some famously foul-mouthed Wieners Circle staffers.” ~ learn more

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Guilty verdict for alderman-racketeer Ed Burke.

“The conviction caps a stunning fall from grace for an old-school politician who wielded his power for decades as the head of the City Council’s Committee on Finance, which controls much of the city’s spending. … The 79-year-old Burke was […]