South Loop Action and School Days Are Here Again!

I love living in the South Loop and we are all so glad to see the respected Related Midwest development team take over the One Museum Park West tower, shown above, also known as 1201 S. Prairie.  Midwest’s leader, Curt Bailey, whose track record of success speaks for itself, will surely bring the necessary resources to the table and recapture market traction for the building.  With its commanding views of Grant Park and Monroe Harbor and Western sunsets the building has one of the best settings in Chicago!

I am hoping the increased traffic to the building will spill over to One Museum Park East, above, where I have a beautiful 3 Bedroom condo for sale.  The 01 Tier has a full view of Grant Park to the South but it also dramatically curves around the building to reveal an incredible view of the Museum Campus, the Lake, and even Soldier Field!  Feel free to take a look, theunit is on my website at

Let’s all hope that the potential teacher’s strike will be settled before it has any impact on the students!  The schools of the South Loop are a delightful part of the landscape.  One excellent school nearby is Jones College Prep at 606 S. State.  People may not regard Jones in the same way they think of more exclusive schools like Latin School and Parker but it is very highly regarded academically and has to turn away thousands of students every year who are aware of it stellar reputation.

Another underrated school is the South Loop’s actual neighborhood High School, Wendell Phillips Academy High School.  This is one of Chicago’s older educational institutions, tracing its roots back to 1875 when it was called South Division High School and then changed to Phillips in 1904 with the opening of the current campus buildings.  Wendell Phillips was a prominent abolitionist and advocate for Native Americans.  Today the school is on the rise, with numerous AP courses and a large number of honors courses to better qualify its students for moving on to college!

We are also excited about the plans that were recently announced for the British School of Chicago to look into building a High School campus just north of the Roosevelt Collections building, which houses the Ikon movie theaters.  There is room there for both a school and athletic fields.  We’ll be very interested in watching these plans progress.

One of the dearest members of my ‘family’ recently had a major health scare but is now on the road to recovery.  Reiser the German Shorthaired Pointer, who is best friends with my Shih-Poo Frankie, ate a toothpick which pierced through and caused a huge infection!  His surgery went well and he will soon be chasing bunnies again!

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