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Uber suing Skokie, but the real target is Chicago

It seems like a clever strategy to sidestep a battle with the big city with more legal resources. “The firm contends the north suburb’s ride-hailing tax violates state law. Its arguments could apply to the mayor’s proposed $40 million tax […]

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Chicago startup Sprout Social files for IPO

This is only the second Chicago tech company to go public since GrubHub 5 years ago. I love seeing this news! Also, it’s nice that this filing seems to be free of drama and shenanigans (unlike some other recent IPO […]

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Largest communal living property ever proposed in Chicago

Coliving spaces tend to be small private bedrooms in student-style spaces with shared bathrooms and kitchens. “A Chicago developer plans to bring 505 co-living residents to a 41-story Loop office tower, the largest communal living property ever proposed in the […]

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What if your Alderman were Goth?

Thanks to the Chicago Genius Herald for this gem. “Well, we don’t know why, but we figured out what all of Chicago’s Aldermen would look like if they were Goth.” | learn more

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Engineering secrets of the Vista Tower

This is going to be the 3rd tallest building in Chicago. “The 101-story, 1,191-foot skyscraper has engineering features that undergird its striking curvilinear shape. Few of these elements are visible to passersby, but they’re essential to making the tower stand […]