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Land-use controversy in Lakeview: Do we need a high-rise retirement home on the edge of Lincoln Park

When the wrecking ball took down the Kellogg mansions at Oakdale and Commonwealth, Llani O’Connor felt not only a personal loss but a loss to the neighborhood. “I would walk by those three homes and they always made me feel good–they were really something,” O’Connor said with more than a touch of sadness in her […]

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An Original Godie

It’s about 1:30 PM and I’ve been riding the 151 bus up Michigan Avenue. It’s a warm afternoon and there’s only a small breeze. As I get off at Huron, I see this little old woman, wearing a gray dress, long to the knees with scallops at the hem. It’s old, tattered, open at the […]