Posts in category "Chicago"

When Gentrification Hits, it Hits Hard

I was reading the “Edge Glen Daily,” a new online rag about a peachy little part of the northside of Chicago that is growing and attracting more residents. Growth is good, right? For those who fall into a certain income bracket, it’s spectacular. For those trying to get by, not so much. The article below... Read more »

Musings on 90/94

“Why did you drive over? Why not just take the train?” asked Mike, the newest resident of West Town. “Because it only took me five minutes.” West Town, that neighborhood west of River North. Parts of it are accessible by the Blue Line; most of it is situated west of the I-90 bridge. I don’t... Read more »

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Local Options

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Local Options
As much as we try, most consumers don’t have the time or money for “the perfect gift.” Western consumerism at a titanic scale, the Christmas season is a “make-or-break it” situation for retail merchants of all types. Most consumers, both urban and┬ásuburban, tend to flock to malls and big box stores. They make sense: everything... Read more »
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Dining Out on the Northwest Side: Beyond the Golden Nuggets

Dining Out on the Northwest Side: Beyond the Golden Nuggets
Dining out is an art to be taken seriously. It’s essential for a restaurant to be gracious in service, tasteful both in food and decor, and provide fare that will attract increased amounts of customers. While many local restaurant patrons might suggest eateries that fit the aforementioned criteria in other parts of the city, Chicago’s... Read more »

The City's Best Car Repair Shops (which also happen to be on the Northwest Side)

The City's Best Car Repair Shops (which also happen to be on the Northwest Side)
Let’s face it, not every Chicagoan can live without a car. If you live and work in the city, it’s possible to live without a car, provided that your job is downtown and you live in a neighborhood that has a train station and amenities within walking distance. And you don’t have kids that have... Read more »

Bicycling on the Northwest Side: Less Distractions, More Scenery

Bicycling on the Northwest Side: Less Distractions, More Scenery
2012 can unofficially be called “The Year of The Bicycle” for Chicago. Like the bicycle boom the 1970′s and 80′s, cycling has come around again as being an affordable, resource-friendly means of transportation. It’s also a fairly-safe way of staying in shape, depending on where one bicycles to begin with. From the long-utilized Lakefront path,... Read more »
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