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Hollywood Comes to the West Side

State money is rolling into the west side where a sound stage — where Kelsey Grammar’s TV series Boss, in which he plays the mayor of Chicago, is being filmed — raises hopes for the city’s film industry. (Sun-Times) Blair Kamin examines Mayor Daley’s legacy on urban design, giving props for Millennium Park, a so-so […]

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In Your Morning Newsfeed: The Carson’s Clock That Never Was, Leaving Illinois, First Face Transplant, Showing Up to Court Drunk, and More

Recently unearthed sketches from legendary architect Louis Sullivan’s archives show plans for a wrought-iron clock…at Carson Pirie Scott. Blair Kamin takes on the mystery of the clock that could have been. (Tribune) Former state senator and erstwhile Republican candidate for Cook County Board president Roger Keats is peacing out. Citing Illinois’s high property taxes, corruption, […]