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City approves new rules for signs along Chicago River

  • White Way sign company files for bankruptcy
  • OneEleven lands first commercial tenant
  • Riverwalk restroom walls going up
  • Man stabbed in robbery at Dearborn & Superior
  • Blackhawks radio show to start season at 10pin
  • Four River North restaurants earn Michelin stars
  • Gilda’s Club to raise money from online wine sales
  • Condo owners, board members ask tough questions at ‘Condo School’
  • Best six quotes from Wallenda stunt
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    Photo by Steven Dahlman 21-Nov-14 – New signs along the Chicago River will face extra scrutiny the city hopes will keep the riverfront less cluttered.

    (Left) The first of five letters is installed on the south face of Trump International Hotel & Tower on May 14, 2014.

    The city council on Wednesday passed an ordinance introduced on October 8 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly to create a special “sign district” on the river.

    “Reducing visual clutter along the river is important,” says Reilly. “Given the city’s significant investment, we want to set a higher design aesthetic standard along that corridor.”

    The district covers the entire main branch of the river, from Lake Shore Drive west to Wolf Point, and from Kinzie Street south to Roosevelt Road. It includes all riverfront property – between Lake Shore Drive and Lake Street – that faces Wacker Drive.

    New sign rules...

    • No more than one sign on any high-rise (500 feet or higher) building.
    • Sign may only identify the principal tenant of the building.
    • Sign may not be bigger than 550 square feet.
    • Sign must be located directly below the highest roofline of the building.
    • Sign may not be internally or externally illuminated. Only “halo-lit” lettering – backlit letters that create a glow of light around the letter by illuminating the wall surface from within – are allowed.
    • For other signage on a building, no sign can be located more than two stories above ground on the building side that faces the Chicago River.
    • All signs must be affixed on building walls, projecting no more than 12 inches from the building’s facade.

    Not allowed at all are banners, neon signs, flashing signs, dynamic imaging displays, roof signs, painted wall signs, and off-premise signs.

     Previous story: Reilly’s riverfront sign ordinance introduced

    Mike Kobluk / Columbia Pictures

    (Above) Two views of a sign that was owned by White Way Electric Sign & Maintenance Company and located next to Marina City for many years. The image at left is from a photo taken in June 1965 by Mike Kobluk. At right is a frame from the 1965 movie Mickey One. Warren Beatty is climbing a railing down to Marina City’s west tower parking ramp. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    20-Nov-14 – The company that built some of Chicago’s most iconic signs has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    White Way Electric Sign & Maintenance Company is listing liabilities of $50 million and assets of less than $10 million. The filing seeks debt relief and is not a total liquidation of the company.

    White Way has been around since 1916. The family-owned business built marquees for Chicago Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and Wrigley Field, along with scoreboards at Comiskey Park, U.S. Cellular Field, and United Center. The company has about 20 employees at a 34,000 square foot facility in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Chicago Theater on North State Street in 2003. The vertical “Chicago” sign, created and installed by White Way, is a recent version of the original. In 2011, a logo for Chase was added.

    When it was still located in Waukegan, White Way designed, built, and maintained a beacon on the 426-foot broadcast tower built in 1964 on top of Marina City’s west tower. The beacon for WBKB (now WLS-TV) used red lights to display the weather forecast and to indicate if a local sports team won or lost that day.

    Seen in photographs and movies throughout the 1960s, a sign for Seay & Thomas real estate company was on top of a warehouse at 320 North Dearborn Street, on the north side of the Chicago River, directly across Dearborn from Marina City. The sign and the building were gone by 1987 when the 20-story Hotel Nikko was built. It is now the Westin Chicago River North.

    “We expect to survive this,” Jim Morgan, a Chicago bankruptcy attorney who is representing White Way, told the Chicago Tribune. “We just need to retool and we will continue to provide the same service.”

    The company’s name is from the nickname for New York’s brightly lit theater district, “The Great White Way.”

    SoulCycle

    (Above) One of SoulCycle’s 32 locations nationwide. The indoor cycling studio will open at 111 West Wacker Drive next fall. (Photo obtained from Related Midwest. Click to view larger version.)

    26-Nov-14 – An indoor cycling studio is the first commercial tenant to lease space at OneEleven, the 60-story residential tower that opened this year at West Wacker Drive & North Clark Street.

    SoulCycle has signed a lease for 4,200 square feet on the ground level. The building has 32,000 square feet of retail space along with 504 luxury apartments.

    Related Midwest, developer of OneEleven, calls SoulCycle “the country’s premier indoor cycling brand, known for its high-energy workouts that combine cycling with dance.”

    Its 45-minute workout, set to music, is in intentionally dim lighting “to look more like a nightclub than a health club.”

    Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice founded SoulCycle in 2006. They have 32 locations nationwide and fans, they claim, that include Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Oprah Winfrey.

     Previous story: Eight year ‘journey’ ends at OneEleven

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Riverwalk construction between Clark and LaSalle Streets on Tuesday morning. Green rebar sits on the construction barge in lower frame. In background, wooden forms into which concrete is poured. Wacker Drive in distance. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    25-Nov-14 – When workers building the Chicago Riverwalk return on Friday after Thanksgiving, they will be assembling the walls of the restrooms. Public restrooms will be located between Clark Street and LaSalle Street.

    They will continue installing...

    • Pathways and planters between State Street and Clark Street.
    • Granite pathway and steel canopy on the walkway under the Clark Street Bridge.
    • Concrete forms for walls, stair footings, and planters.
    • Concrete blocks along longer passageways.
    • Electrical conduits and an irrigation system.

    Crews will also continue pumping water out of areas between the old and new river walls.

    (Right) Overhead view of construction crew working on under-bridge walkway on west side of State Street Bridge on November 11. Photo by Steven Dahlman

    Google

    (Above) Google Street View of area in River North where stabbing occurred Monday night. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    19-Nov-14 – A man was stabbed in a robbery Monday night near North Dearborn & West Superior Streets.

    Chicago police say a 46-year-old man was walking near the intersection at about 10:20 p.m. on Monday when another man approached with a knife, demanded money, and stabbed him in the chest twice.

    The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital about six blocks away where his condition stabilized. The man who attacked him has not been caught.

    The incident happened near a Whole Foods Market and across the street from Poetry Foundation.

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

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    (Above) NHL players Brad Richards (left, in 2011 when he played for the New York Rangers) and Johnny Oduya (right, with the Winnipeg Jets in 2012). Photos by Michael Miller and Resolute. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    26-Nov-14 – A series of radio shows featuring Chicago Blackhawks “players, legends, and front office executives” will begin with a live broadcast in River North on Monday at 10pin Bowling Lounge.

    Chicago Blackhawks Live will be one-hour broadcasts throughout the 2014-2015 season of the National Hockey League.

    The season’s first show will feature Blackhawks center Brad Richards and defense Johnny Oduya. They will take questions from hosts John Wiedeman and Troy Murray and from audience members. The series has aired on WGN Radio since the 2011-2012 season.

    Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner, a photo with the players, an autographed photo, and open bowling. Parking for four hours is available for $18.

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Event registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and the one-hour live broadcast starts at 7 p.m. The bowling lounge will be closed to the public during the broadcast but will re-open immediately after the show.

    What:Chicago Blackhawks Live radio show
    When:Monday December 1 @ 7 p.m.
    Where:10pin Bowling Lounge, 330 North State Street
    Tickets:$65 (maximum six per person)

     Website: Chicago Blackhawks

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

    (Above) Trump International Hotel & Tower’s 16th floor restaurant, Sixteen, has earned two Michelin stars for the second consecutive year. Photo obtained from Trump Tower. Click on image to view larger version.

    19-Nov-14 – The culinary world’s annual guide to the best dining options in the nation has recognized eleven restaurants in River North this year.

    For the second year, Sixteen, on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower, has earned two Michelin stars.

    Three restaurants – Lobby at The Peninsula Hotel on East Superior Street, Naha and Topolobampo across North Clark Street from each other – received one star each. This was the second year Lobby has received a Michelin star.

    Only two restaurants in the entire city – Alinea and Grace – received three stars and neither is in River North.

    Seven River North restaurants did, however, receive Bib Gourmand recognition, what Michelin calls its “esteemed list of quality dining at a good value.”

    At a Bib Gourmand restaurant, you can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, not counting tax and tip. Announced on November 5, the list includes...

    Beatrix519 North Clark Street
    Frontera Grill445 North Clark Street
    Gilt Bar230 West Kinzie Street
    GT Fish & Oyster531 North Wells Street
    The Purple Pig500 North Michigan Avenue
    Slurping Turtle116 West Hubbard Street
    Untitled111 West Kinzie Street

    Frontera Grill and Topolobampo are both owned by Rick Bayless, an American chef from Oklahoma who specializes in Mexican cuisine. He is the host of the PBS television series, Mexico: One Plate at a Time.

    Anonymous, professional inspectors help Michelin Guide determine star ratings. First published in France in 1900, the Michelin Guide is considered by many to be an international benchmark in gourmet dining.

     Last year: Michelin Guide hands out stars in River North

    Gilda’s Club Chicago

    (Above) Gilda’s Club’s “main clubhouse” in Chicago at 537 North Wells Street. (Photo obtained from Gilda’s Club Chicago.)

    26-Nov-14 – The River North cancer support community named for comedian and actress Gilda Radner will try to raise money from drinkers of exclusive California wines.

    Gilda’s Club Chicago says it will partner with Cellar Angels, a wine company that sells on its website wines from Napa and Sonoma counties in northern California at a discount to its members. The wines are not available in retail stores. Buyers may select a charity to which ten percent of the company’s profit from the sale is donated.

    “We’re very selective with whom we partner because living our mission and serving our members is integral to the work we do,” says LauraJane Hyde, CEO of Gilda’s Club Chicago. “We appreciate what Cellar Angels is doing and how they do it, especially if it helps us continue to expand our programming.”

    Gilda’s Club is a free service to cancer patients and their families. It is a network of support centers across the United States and Canada. The Chicago location on North Wells Street opened in 1998.

    Radner was an original cast member of the NBC television show Saturday Night Live. She died of ovarian cancer in 1989.

    National Broadcasting Company (Left) Gilda Radner in character as “Baba Wawa” during the 1978-79 season of Saturday Night Live. (National Broadcasting Company.)

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    Photo by Steven Dahlman 25-Nov-14 – Lack of transparency, theft of reserve funds, breach of fiduciary duties, power struggles with management companies, and complaints of illegal fines. Tough questions about these and other issues were asked at “condo school” last week at Navy Pier.

    About 200 condominium unit owners and association board members attended an hour-long seminar that was part of the Chicagoland Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt Expo real estate trade show.

    How to Bulletproof Your Association’s Biggest Asset – The Money was presented by Sara Benson, president of a Chicago-based real estate data analysis firm.

    Benson took questions from the audience, which included a treasurer who said $200,000 was missing from his board’s budget and the property manager was refusing to give him a complete accounting.

    A newly elected board president said for the past five months, his management company has refused to give him copies of bank statements. A past board member was suing his association’s current board for breach of fiduciary duties and the board was refusing to give him copies of any accounting or insurance information.

    A unit owner said he spoke out against his board’s lack of transparency and was fined $500.

    “Most of these problems would entirely cease to exist if condo boards simply implemented transparency requirements and best practices as a deterrent against financial mismanagement,” said Benson (right). Sara Benson

    Unit owners who attended the seminar received a 35-point “survival handbook” of financial procedures for board members. The free 12-page guide is also available at Benson’s website.

    Her company, Association Evaluation, helps buyers of association-governed residences evaluate their purchase in advance by using a new scoring model called “Private Association Rating.”

    Numerous Chicago-area associations have already been given a rating, called a PARScore. The company says the rating will eventually evaluate more of an estimated 324,600 homeowner associations in the United States.

    Don DeBat, co-author with Benson of Escaping Condo Jail, a book about the risks of association-governed living, assisted with this article.

    Photo: River Place condominiums from Chicago Avenue Bridge on October 10, 2013.

    Websites:

    Discovery

    (Above) With his wife, Erendira, looking on, Nik Wallenda speaks with Discovery after finishing the second high-wire stunt, walking blindfolded between Marina City’s towers. (Frame from Discovery video. Click on image to view larger version.)

    14-Nov-14 – After watching a few times the Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda special that aired on November 2, paying particular attention to what was said, MCO has declared these six quotes to be the most amazing – a word, by the way, that was spoken 16 times during the first stunt.

    “We’re not as ready as I usually like to be. The weather was kind of eating my lunch on Friday and I only ended up [finishing the rigging] Saturday, 6:30 in the evening.”

    – Michael Troffer, Chief Engineer and Nik’s uncle

    Terry Troffer (Nik’s father, midway through first walk): “Nik, if you get a chance, give it a bounce one time so I can watch the reaction.”

    Nik (incredulously): “It’s moving, dad. I’m not going to give it a bounce.”

    Terry: “All right.”
    “What an incredibly beautiful city at night Chicago is. Absolutely beautiful.”

    – Nik Wallenda during first walk

    Terry Troffer: “The wire looks good, Nik.”

    Nik Wallenda: “It’s white and round and made of cables. Right, dad?”

    Terry Troffer: “That’s right.”
    “These sway guys at the end were a little close. Next time we need them to be a little further. If I do Chicago again.”

    – Nik, speaking privately (but on-mike) to his father at end of first walk and hinting at doing another stunt in Chicago some day.

    “I think it’s pretty cool but I’d much rather he be a proctologist.”

    – Amadaos Wallenda, Nik’s 12-year-old son, at end of broadcast, carrying out what may have been a triple-dog-dare.

     Previous story: Life lesson from watching Wallenda: Find your passion and exploit it

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    Steven Dahlman Steven Dahlman is editor and publisher of Marina City Online and Loop North News. He has 36 years of experience as a professional journalist – writing for websites, newspapers, magazines, radio, and television – and has been a professional photographer for the past 15 years.

    Steven was a radio news director, reporter, and anchor for more than a dozen stations and networks. From 1984 to 1990, he was a regular contributor to ABC Radio Networks. He is a frequent contributor to Chicago’s Skyline newspaper, published by Inside Publications, and a part-time news writer/anchor for Rivet News Radio, an Internet radio news service located in the West Loop.

    He is married to Dr. Carol Pandak, director of Rotary International’s global effort to eradicate polio. They live at Marina City in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago.

    Please send comments, complaints, corrections, news tips, suggestions, and questions to: news@loopnorth.com.

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    November 28 – Annual Wreathing of the Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago. See the museum’s majestic lions adorned with traditional evergreen wreaths. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and holiday music performed by Chicago’s Apollo Chorus. 10 a.m., Michigan Avenue entrance. Map.

    November 28 – Caroling at Cloud Gate returns at 6 p.m. Sing your favorite holiday carols in the reflection of Millennium Park’s stunning landmark and the accompaniment of some of Chicago’s best choral groups. Map.

    December 1 – Chicago Blackhawks Live at 10pin Bowling Lounge. WGN Radio and Chicago Blackhawks announce the return of the broadcast series, one-hour radio broadcasts hosted over dinner throughout the 2014-2015 season featuring current Blackhawks players, legends, and front office executives. The season premiere will feature Blackhawks stars Brad Richards and Johnny Oduya. Tickets: $65 per person. Includes photo opportunity with the players, an autographed photo of Richards and Oduya, open bowling, dinner, tax and gratuity. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Event registration at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and live broadcast, 7-8 p.m. 10pin will be closed to general public during this event. Map. More info.

    December 2 – River North Residents Association Annual Meeting and Election. Vice president and two board members will be elected. Are you looking to get more involved in one of the best neighborhood associations (and most fun) in Chicago? This is a volunteer position for a non-profit organization. For more information contact info@rnrachicago.org. This year’s meeting will be held at SHAY, 222 West Ontario Street. RNRA will honor local charities and meeting will feature 42nd Ward Alderman Reilly, 18th District Police Commander William Dunn, and update of development projects. Map.

    December 2 – The Sea Ranch: Community with a Score. Donlyn Lyndon, one of the original architects of The Sea Ranch – a residential development stretching ten miles along the northern California Coast – will discuss the history and legacy of this landmark project in ecological planning and architecture. 6 p.m., Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place. Map. More info.

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    • SELF-CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO 22ND AND 23RD FLOORS OF NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL GROUP NMG FACILITY AS PER PLANS. **SELF-CERTIFICATION PROJECT - CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO AUDIT & FIELD INSPECTIONS**
    $14.0 million
    707 N WELLS ST
    • NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 11-STORY 51 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING WITH COMMERICAL GROUND FLOOR SPACE AND 51 PARKING SPACES AS PER PLANS
    $8.721 million
    360 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • FOUNDATION AND SUPERSTRUCTURE FOR A 21 STORY HOTEL-360 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    DYLANS CANDY BAR
    435-445 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Nov 14
    BRAZZAZ LLC
    539 N DEARBORN ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Nov 14
    STANS DONUTS
    259 E ERIE ST
    • LICENSE
    Nov 13
    BLAZE PIZZA
    24 S CLINTON ST
    • SHORT FORM COMPLAINT
    Nov 13
    WALGREENS 15525
    201 E HURON ST
    • LICENSE
    Nov 10
    BISTRO 151/BAR AT 151
    151 E WACKER DR
    • COMPLAINT
    Nov 10
    CHEZ
    247 E ONTARIO ST
    • LICENSE
    Nov 4
    ARAMARK AT BOEING
    100 N RIVERSIDE PLZ
    • LICENSE
    Nov 4
    BRUNCH
    343 W ERIE ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Oct 31
    DYLANS CANDY BAR
    435-445 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Oct 30
    PINKYS RESTAURANT
    100 W RANDOLPH ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Oct 28
    MCDONALDS
    645 N MCCLURG CT
    • CANVASS
    Oct 27
    FRESHII
    26 S CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Oct 27
    ZOUP!
    177 W WASHINGTON ST
    • LICENSE
    Oct 24
    EINSTEIN BROS BAGELS 1242
    109 E PEARSON ST
    • CANVASS
    Oct 24
    PROTEIN BAR
    120 S RIVERSIDE PLZ
    • CANVASS
    Oct 23
    MR JS
    822 N STATE ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Oct 23
    UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR
    710 N CLARK ST
    • CANVASS
    Oct 22
    MARCELLOS MARKET AND DELI
    155 N WACKER DR
    • CANVASS
    Oct 22
    TOWN HOUSE RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR
    111 S WACKER DR
    • CANVASS
    Oct 21