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City to manage Riverwalk through end of year

  • Riverwalk still on schedule for Memorial Day opening, says CDOT
  • City-appointed commission will think about Chicago River’s big picture
  • Large barges will bring steel to cover tracks at 150 North Riverside
  • Lawsuit involves barge sinking last fall
  • Spring 2015 Bridge Lift Schedule
  • Centennial Fountain water cannon getting more hours but less work
  • Counting State Street traffic will attract investment, says Loop alliance
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    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) On the Chicago Riverwalk on Saturday, pre-cast stone is lowered into place, guided by hand signals. The crane operator on Wacker Drive cannot see the load so he is looking at the signalperson at upper left. The signalperson is looking at the worker in the white hat. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    24-Mar-15 – With only one bid received to operate the Chicago Riverwalk, the city has decided to manage day-to-day operations itself, at least until the end of this year.

    The city’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management, which it calls “2FM” for short, will manage the Riverwalk once it starts to open in late May, according to Oswaldo Chavez, Riverwalk construction manager for Chicago Department of Transportation.

    Prospective operators of concessions on the Riverwalk have submitted proposals. The city is keeping the number of proposals and details of each one confidential, but Chavez said on Tuesday, “There’s a good number of them.”

    “They’re very interesting,” he told a meeting of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee. “There’s a committee that’s been formed. They’re going to pick the vendors by the end of this week, I believe, and they’ll be entering in negotiations for contracts shortly thereafter.”

    The contracts with vendors would be temporary and for six months only. After that, the permanent Riverwalk manager, which the city intends to select by the end of the year, would continue negotiations with vendors.

    On January 6, a spokesperson for the Department of Procurement Services confirmed there was a single response to the city’s solicitation for a Riverwalk manager. While the city will identify the lone bidder only as Riverwalk Partners LLC, that company shares an office and manager with MB Real Estate Services.

    Being the only bidder does not guarantee anyone they will be awarded the contract. The city has the right to reject all proposals and issue a new solicitation.

    Arcade spaces are done

    The arcade spaces under Wacker Drive, where vendors will be located, are finished, according to Chavez, and so are the restrooms. Some benches are being installed now but not the teak outdoor benches west of State Street.

    “We don’t want it to get damaged and also we don’t want folks to move in there prior to [when] we’re ready to open.”

    Ross Barney Architects

    (Above) Rendering of The Marina, a stretch of Riverwalk between State Street and Dearborn Street.

    CDOT had planned to start waterproofing the Riverwalk on Monday but weather delayed that. Most of the construction should still be finished by the end of March, according to CDOT, and after that, crews will work on landscaping and other finishes.

    The three-day weekend of May 23-25 is when the city expects to open Phase 2 of the Riverwalk, from State Street to LaSalle Street. Construction of Phase 3, from LaSalle Street to Lake Street, says Chavez, should start this spring and be finished in summer 2016.

    13-Mar-15 – The three-day weekend of May 23-25 is still when the city expects to open its new Riverwalk to the public. A new spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Transportation confirmed the target date on Thursday.

    Most of the construction of the Riverwalk should be finished by the end of March, according to CDOT. After that, crews will work on landscaping and other finishes.

    “We expect this landscaping and other work to be complete and to open the new sections of the Riverwalk by Memorial Day weekend,” said Mike Claffery, director of public affairs for CDOT. “We are on track to meet this schedule.”

    There have been no official updates from the city on construction progress since the first week of February. Based on the most recent update, work on the Riverwalk includes installing electric wiring, light fixtures, plumbing, mechanical systems, and glass in the arcade spaces under Wacker Drive.

    On Tuesday, between Clark Street and LaSalle Street, the first concrete was poured onto the slope from Wacker Drive down to the Chicago River. The stretch of Riverwalk, called River Theater, required a massive amount of wooden forms, into which the concrete was poured, and rebar to reinforce the concrete.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) After months of building forms and laying out rebar, the first concrete is poured onto the slope at River Theater on Tuesday morning. Seen here from the Clark Street Bridge, workers prepare to quickly distribute the concrete.

    It arrived at the Riverwalk in the concrete mixer at upper left. A spiral blade inside the truck forces the concrete out of the red and white drum. A conveyor belt carries it to the pump at upper right and down a flexible hose, where a worker guides the concrete to the right spot.

    (Click on image to view larger version.)

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Chicago River from State Street Bridge, looking east on July 31, 2009. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    19-Mar-15 – After the Chicago Riverwalk has expanded, what happens next?

    A long-term plan for Chicago-area rivers will be the goal of a commission appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    Over the next 15 months, Great Rivers Chicago will meet with residents and business owners to develop a long-term plan for economic and community development along the Chicago, Calumet, and Des Plaines Rivers. Its goals will be to improve the appearance of the riverfronts, improve water quality, and make recreation and commercial use of the rivers more balanced.

    “Much like Lake Michigan is Chicago’s front yard, the Chicago River is our backyard, and should be an asset that people across the city enjoy,” said Emanuel on Wednesday. “With the excitement seen around the Chicago Riverwalk expansion, now is the right time to ask residents how they want to interact with their rivers in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods and [this] partnership is the first of many steps that will lead to greater use of the river ways by Chicagoans.”

    23 people have been appointed to the commission. They include architects Carol Ross Barney and Jeanne Gang, Michael Borgstrom, president of Wendella Sightseeing Company, and from the construction industry, Paul Ozinga, executive vice president of Ozinga RMC, Inc., and Michael Faron, chairman of W. E. O’Neil Construction.

    Friends of the Chicago River and the Metropolitan Planning Council are also involved.

    Margaret Frisbie “The Chicago River system is healthier and more accessible than it has been for over 150 years and it is fast becoming one of our region’s greatest natural resources,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie (left) on Thursday.

    “Friends is excited to work with the City, MPC, the leadership and resource groups, and the community to develop a vision and action plan that capitalizes on the massive progress to date and integrates the city’s efforts into our broader efforts for the entire river system.”

    The project will get $350,000 in grants from charitable foundations Joyce Foundation and Chicago Community Trust, and ArcelorMittal, a steel and mining company.

     Website: Great Rivers Chicago

    Goettsch Partners

    (Above) 150 North Riverside, designed by Goettsch Partners, imagined from the southeast. Click on image to view larger version.

    27-Mar-15 – A flotilla of barges the size of two NBA basketball courts will travel up the Chicago River in April. They will sit next to the 150 North Riverside project for about two months.

    The barges will carry 100,000 pounds of pre-cast steel planks to help cover the seven commuter rail tracks that lead to Union Station. On top of the steel will be a one-acre public park and a 53-story office tower.

    Measuring 132 feet long by 99 feet wide, the barges will take up nearly half the width of the river. They will hug the west bank between Lake Street and Randolph Street on the south branch.

    The planks will run horizontally over the tracks to support a new roof. They will rest on walls built by Amtrak, which owns the tracks and Union Station.

    According to Jon Hollowell, superintendent for Chicago Steel Construction, Amtrak requires that the barges are able to support 1.5 times the weight of the planks.

    Assembled and loaded near the Canal Street Bridge, south of Ping Tom Memorial Park, the barges will be pushed by tugboat north almost to Lake Street. The trip will start early in the morning and take about four hours. Chicago Steel Construction, working for Clark Construction Group, wants to do this early in the morning in mid-April and an exact date is being worked out with Chicago Department of Transportation.

    The barges will be carrying a crane, requiring bridges along the way to be raised.

    The crane will operate mostly at night, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., until the last two weeks, when it will work during the day. The barges will retreat back to Canal Street in mid-June.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) A half-sunk barge half-blocks the south branch of the Chicago River last October. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    19-Mar-15 – A marine welding company says it has not been paid for its part in salvaging a construction barge that sank on the Chicago River last October and is now owed more than half a million dollars.

    Service Welding & Shipbuilding of Lemont, Illinois, southwest of Chicago, is suing the excavating contractor, Roy Strom Excavating & Grading of Maywood, Illinois, west of Chicago. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on February 17.

    On October 17, 2014, just south of the Lake Street Bridge, the barge was moored at the construction site for 150 North Riverside. Clark Construction Group was loading the barge with clay that was going to be used at the nearby Chicago Riverwalk site. At about 12:35 p.m., a witness heard “a loud snap” and the barge quickly took on water. There were no injuries and, according to the Coast Guard, no reports of any pollution.

    According to the complaint, Strom was in charge of salvaging the barge but with it partially blocking the river and pressure mounting from authorities, the company hired Service Welding & Shipbuilding to assist. They brought in equipment and manpower and were able to salvage the barge but despite repeated invoicing, Service Welding & Shipbuilding says it has not been paid.

    The barge is currently docked at Service Welding & Shipbuilding’s facilities in Lemont.

     Previous story: Salvage continues following barge sinking

    Photo by Steven Dahlman 25-Mar-15 – Along the main and south branches of the Chicago River, the 27 bridges from Ashland Avenue to Lake Shore Drive will be raised 19 times this spring. Chicago Department of Transportation released its bridge lift schedule on Tuesday.

    The bridges are raised every spring to allow recreational boats to get from winter storage to Lake Michigan. During a boat run, each bridge is raised one at a time and each lift takes about 8-12 minutes.

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    Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

    (Above) An arc of water shoots across the Chicago River in this image captured in 2009 by Jyoti Srivastava. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    25-Mar-15 – The water cannon that shoots an arc across the Chicago River from McClurg Court will get an hour added to its daily schedule but the duration is being shortened.

    During the summer for the past 25 years, the cannon has activated for ten minutes every hour, on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then again in the evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is adding an hour, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., but to reduce congestion and increase safety on the river, the duration of the water arc will be reduced to five minutes.

    The concern is for human-powered watercraft such as kayaks that can get swamped if caught in the middle of the water arc.

    Michael Borgstrom, president of Chicago Harbor Safety Committee, wrote to the MWRD, requesting the duration of the water cannon be reduced and that some sort of audible and visual signal be added to warn that the cannon is about to activate.

    Saying “safety on the waterways is a priority” for MWRD, executive director David St. Pierre agreed on March 10 to both requests.

    The date on which the new schedule takes effect has not yet been decided. The committee will work with MWRD to determine exactly what the alert, one minute prior to the start of the cannon, will look and sound like, understanding that the fountain is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

    Borgstrom, who is also president of Wendella Sightseeing Company, says the alarm should be positioned close to river level.

    Michael Borgstrom “It’s really for the human-powered craft, for them to know that this thing is going off,” Borgstrom (left) said on Tuesday. “We know when it’s going off. Our watches are set to the second. We know when it goes. And when it ends.”

    Designed by architect Dirk Lohan, the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain, named for a long-time MWRD commissioner, was built in 1989 to commemorate the district’s 100th anniversary. The hours of the water cannon have not changed since 1990.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman 22-Mar-15 – With an exact count of pedestrians and vehicles on State Street, the value of investing in State Street will be clearer.

    (Left) State Street at noon on March 18, 2014.

    That’s what Chicago Loop Alliance is saying as it prepares to replace the city’s current method of counting by hand with an automated system. Starting in June, counters will be installed at 18 locations along State Street, from Congress Parkway north to Wacker Drive. They will count traffic going north and south along State Street and east and west across it.

    State Street is one of the city’s 53 “Special Service Areas,” where property taxes paid by businesses help pay for services to the area such as maintenance, marketing, and special events. CLA says it is the sole service provider for SSA #1.

    “Our new pedestrian and vehicular counting system along State Street will provide further data to support the impact we’re making through the SSA and provide timely and accurate data critical to attract new commercial development,” says CLA CEO Michael Edwards.

    Chicago Loop Alliance

    (Above) Seen in its 2014 annual report, a Chicago Loop Alliance “Street Team Ambassador” talks with a homeless Chicagoan on State Street.

    2014 by the numbers

    CLA is the group behind the “Activate” music and art events held in alleys last year, which it says had $393,120 worth of economic impact on nearby businesses.

    In its 2014 annual report released last week, CLA says its Street Team Ambassadors walked the Loop 13 hours a day, seven days a week last year, providing directions 163,391 times while looking for quality-of-life issues. The ambassadors, CLA estimates, provided assistance to about 16,500 visitors to State Street, interacted with panhandlers 7,750 times, and interacted with homeless Chicagoans 4,673 times.

    CLA says its “Clean Team,” meanwhile, collected nearly 25 tons of litter and shoveled 80 inches of snow from State Street sidewalks.

     Previous story: Loop group’s Wabash recommendations include districts, light show

    Eastland Disaster Historical Society

    (Above) On the Chicago River in 1915, east of Clark Street, the S.S. Eastland is raised after it capsized on July 24, killing 844 people. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    19-Mar-15 – A creative agency that specializes in branding will help “reestablish” for Chicagoans the 1915 Eastland disaster.

    88 Brand Partners announced on Monday it has teamed with Eastland Disaster Historical Society to prepare for the tragedy’s 100-year anniversary. They will help the organization with its “overall corporate branding, including the visual identity and messaging,” according to Ted Wachholz, executive director and chief historian of EDHS.

    On July 24, 1915, between Clark and LaSalle Streets, the S.S. Eastland – docked on the Chicago River with more than 2,500 passengers – rolled over, killing 844 people including 22 entire families.

    The agency met in February with descendants of people who survived the capsizing to help plan the upcoming 100-year commemoration.

    “This is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that as time passes and generations go by, this somber and culturally significant moment in Chicago history doesn’t get lost forever,” said 88 Brand Partners President Michael McGuire.

    Wachholz says the new look will start to show up in mid-to-late May.

     Previous story: Last known survivor of Eastland disaster dies

    Wolf Films

    (Above) Tortoise Club on the February 25 episode of Chicago P.D. This view is from the front of the restaurant, looking toward a private dining area in the back. In the scene, an undercover Chicago police officer named Antonio (seated at far right) goes to the restaurant to discuss a robbery scheme. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    19-Mar-15 – When Chicago P.D. was scouting for a swanky restaurant to play the part of a swanky restaurant owned by criminals, it was Tortoise Club that got the callback.

    The River North restaurant has appeared as a location on network television three times in less than a year and a half.

    On February 25, Tortoise Club was the setting for a scene for NBC’s Chicago P.D. The show filmed there on January 29. In the episode that aired, What Puts You on That Ledge, Tortoise Club is referred to by its real name.

    Tortoise Club has appeared in Empire, a series on the Fox network. The new show filmed there on November 19, 2014.

    Tortoise Club

    (Above) Camera equipment on sidewalk in front of Tortoise Club.

    On October 15 and October 16, 2013, NBC’s Chicago Fire, of which Chicago P.D. is a spin-off, filmed at Tortoise Club. Next door, the fourth floor of The Museum of Broadcast Communications was used for wardrobe, food services, and production staging.

    WTTW’s restaurant review show, Check, Please!, taped at Tortoise Club and interviewed owner Keene Addington for a segment that aired on January 17, 2014. 190 North, a lifestyle news program on WLS-TV, was at the restaurant for a segment that aired on March 18, 2013.

    A spokesperson for Tortoise Club says the restaurant has also appeared in promos for local stations and talk shows.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) A film crew photographs a scene on Monday, involving the car at right, on the 18th floor of Marina City’s east tower parking ramp. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    17-Mar-15 – One of two pilots being shot in Chicago this week and next was filmed in River North on Monday.

    A crew for 20th Century Fox Television took less than a day to film on the 18th floor of Marina City’s east tower parking ramp.

    The filming was for a pilot for a possible new show called Runner. The drama is about arm dealers.

    A woman learns her husband is “not the person she believed him to be,” reads a plot summary written by Fox Television. “Faced with the harsh reality that her life is forever changed, she goes on a truth seeking journey that entrenches her in a US/Mexican war over weapons and terrorism.”

    It stars Paula Patton and Adam Rodriguez. The executive producer is Peter Horton, who starred in Thirtysomething, a television series that ran from 1987 to 1991, and appeared most recently in CSI: NY.

    Runner will continue filming in Chicago for the next two weeks. The other television pilot that started filming in Chicago on Monday is Love is a Four Letter Word, for consideration by NBC.

    Karl Wallenda

    (Above) Karl Wallenda walks across Tallulah Gorge in Georgia on July 18, 1970. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    16-Mar-15 – Walking a high wire between Chicago skyscrapers apparently was not enough of a challenge for Florida daredevil Nik Wallenda, but his plans for a longer, more dangerous walk – following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps – have been postponed.

    The problem is with video technology that would project film footage of Karl Wallenda walking 1,250 feet across Tallulah Gorge, a valley in Georgia, on July 18, 1970. The 65-year-old, arguably the world’s greatest high wire performer at the time, stood on his head twice during the walk.

    Nik Wallenda wanted to perform the walk this summer, walking in sync with the projected image of his great-grandfather.

    “I get chills thinking about it,” he said in Chicago on October 31, 2014, two days before successfully walking from Marina City across the Chicago River to Leo Burnett Building. He then walked – blindfolded – from Marina City’s west tower to its east tower.

    He says the technology “isn’t there yet.”

    “I want this walk to be unique, it’s got to be special,” he told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

    Discovery “I’ve been taking an age-old art form and making it modern by using a lot of different camera angles and bringing audiences with me on the wire to give them a view they’ve never seen before. And I want this to be right. So it’s not a question of if – it’s a question of when.”

    If not over Georgia, Wallenda will still perform a high-wire walk that Discovery will broadcast worldwide as it did from Chicago, although a location has not yet been determined.

    Wallenda will be back in the Midwest in August, performing at the Wisconsin State Fair. He will walk on a wire 1,560 feet long, the longest of his career so far.

     More stories about Nik Wallenda

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    Steven Dahlman Steven Dahlman is editor and publisher of Marina City Online and Loop North News. He has 37 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.

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    March 28 – Panel discussions and reception at Graham Foundation to launch the Treatise publication series. Organized by designer Jimenez Lai, Treatise is an exhibition and publication project that brings together 14 young design offices working at the forefront of conceptual architecture to consider the treatise as a site for theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place. RSVP required. Map. More info.

    March 29 – 36th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K race. 40,000 will race through the streets of Chicago as they kick off the 2015 running season. Start and finish lines are in Grant Park. Race starts at 8:30 a.m., runs north on Columbus Drive, west on Grand Avenue, south on State Street, and winds through the Loop. More info.

    March 31 – Community presentation for a development proposal of the southwest corner of West Hubbard Street and North Wells Street. Representatives of Centrum Partners will present plans and answer questions. They have submitted a proposal for development of an eight-story office building and 22-story residential building containing 193 residential units. Hosted by Alderman Brendan Reilly and River North Residents Association. 6 p.m., Paris Club, 59 West Hubbard Street. Map.

    April 2 – Lecture on Chicago skyscrapers by Thomas Leslie, AIA, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, Director of Graduate Education at Iowa State University, and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 18711934. University Center, 525 South State Street, 2nd Floor. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Map. More info.

    April 2 – Terrance Hayes discusses Poems from Prison as part of the spring Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Free admission. Map.

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    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 10:20 AM
    PROSTITUTION - CALL OPERATION
    300 E OHIO ST
    HOTEL/MOTEL
    ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 9:00 AM
    THEFT - FROM BUILDING
    0 E GRAND AVE
    HOTEL/MOTEL
    NO ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 9:00 AM
    THEFT - $500 AND UNDER
    400 W OHIO ST
    PARKING LOT/GARAGE NON.RESID.
    NO ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 7:51 AM
    THEFT - OVER $500
    0 W KINZIE ST
    PARKING LOT/GARAGE NON.RESID.
    NO ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 7:00 AM
    THEFT - $500 AND UNDER
    0 W OAK ST
    STREET
    NO ARREST

    Wed Mar 18 2015 3:24 AM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    0 W DIVISION ST
    SIDEWALK
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 9:30 PM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    200 N STATE ST
    HOTEL/MOTEL
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 8:12 PM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    0 S STATE ST
    CTA STATION
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 7:33 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 7:30 PM
    CRIMINAL TRESPASS - TO LAND
    100 N STATE ST
    RESTAURANT
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 7:20 PM
    DECEPTIVE PRACTICE - CREDIT CARD FRAUD
    0 E MADISON ST
    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 7:15 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    1200 N CLARK ST
    GROCERY FOOD STORE
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 7:00 PM
    MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT - AUTOMOBILE
    300 E WACKER DR
    STREET
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 6:50 PM
    BATTERY - SIMPLE
    100 N STATE ST
    SIDEWALK
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 6:00 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    100 N STATE ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 5:00 PM
    THEFT - OVER $500
    0 N MICHIGAN AVE
    PARKING LOT/GARAGE NON.RESID.
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 5:00 PM
    DECEPTIVE PRACTICE - ILLEGAL POSSESSION CASH CARD
    0 N MICHIGAN AVE
    PARKING LOT/GARAGE NON.RESID.
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 4:45 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    600 N MICHIGAN AVE
    APPLIANCE STORE
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 4:23 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    NO ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 2:00 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    500 N MICHIGAN AVE
    SMALL RETAIL STORE
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 2:00 PM
    NARCOTICS - POSS: CANNABIS MORE THAN 30GMS
    1200 N LA SALLE DR
    STREET
    ARREST

    Tue Mar 17 2015 2:00 PM
    THEFT - $500 AND UNDER
    700 N FRANKLIN ST
    SIDEWALK
    NO ARREST

    Most Expensive Loop/Near North Building Permits
    $106.0 million
    545 N MCCLURG CT
    • NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A 45-STORY RESIDENTIAL BULDING 490 DWELLING UNITS RETAIL ON THE 1ST FLOOR 290 PARKING SPACES AND FOUR LOADING SPACES WITH 8709 SF OF GREEN ROOF AS PER PLANS
    $38.0 million
    205 E RANDOLPH ST
    Harris Theater
    • CONSTRUCT LOBBY ADDITION AT LOWER RANDOLPH ST LEVEL. ADDITION TO BE PARTIALLY OVER PUBLIC ROW ADDITION TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON PILES AT A DEPTH GREATER THAN 12-0 BELOW GRADE. REMODEL EXISTING LOBBY LEVEL INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OF TWO PASSENGER ELEVATORS.
    $30.0 million
    39 S LA SALLE ST
    • CONVERT EXISTING 15-STORY OFFICE BUILDING INTO HOTEL WITH AMENTIES. - 280 ROOMS - LANDMARKS. NO WORK TO LANDMARKED LOBBY SPACES OR STOREFRONTS ALLOWED WITH THIS PERMIT.
    $14.0 million
    707 N WELLS ST
    • SUPERSTRUCTURE PERMIT ONLY FOR PROPOSED 11 STORY 43 UNIT RESIDENTIAL
    $9.9 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    259 East Erie
    • SELF-CERT: REVISION TO PERMIT #100557732 INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO 22ND AND 23RD FLOORS OF NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL GROUP NMG TO INCLUDE OFFICE SPACE CHANGES AS WELL AS RELOCATION OF WALLS AS PER PLANS. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    SUBWAY
    304 W HUBBARD ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 16
    RED MANGO
    151 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Mar 11
    SIMPLY GREENS
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 10
    LAMADIA ART OF PIZZA LOVE OF WINE
    59 W GRAND AVE
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 10
    INDIA HOUSE
    59 W GRAND AVE
    • COMPLAINT
    Mar 10
    DUNKIN DONUTS
    205 W WACKER DR
    • LICENSE
    Mar 6
    JAFFA BAGEL
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 3
    GREEK DELIGHT INC
    700 E GRAND AVE
    • CANVASS RE-INSPECTION
    Mar 3
    EGGSPERIENCE
    33 W ONTARIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Mar 3
    GREEK DELIGHT INC
    700 E GRAND AVE
    • CANVASS
    Feb 27
    EMBEYA
    564 W RANDOLPH ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Feb 24
    JIMMY JOHNS
    131 S CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 23
    SUBWAY SANDWICHES
    118 S CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 20
    SLICES NYC PIZZA
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 20
    POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS
    545 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 20
    SUBWAY
    8 W OHIO ST
    • LICENSE
    Feb 19
    PANDA EXPRESS 389
    100 W RANDOLPH ST
    • CANVASS RE-INSPECTION
    Feb 17
    POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS LLC
    277 E ONTARIO ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 9
    FRESHII
    26 S CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Feb 6
    PANDA EXPRESS 389
    100 W RANDOLPH ST
    • CANVASS RE-INSPECTION
    Feb 5