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  • Riverwalk construction shifting to architectural elements
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  • Digital carolers serenade Merchandise Mart
  • Loop group says alley art fans left behind $393k
  • Wendella moving to bigger space at Wrigley
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    22-Dec-14 – A south side man has been charged in an armed robbery on the north side of the Loop.

    Chicago Police Department Ardamis Simms (left), age 35, was arrested after being identified as the man who robbed the 7-Eleven at 180 North Franklin Street, two blocks south of Merchandise Mart, on December 5 at 4:44 a.m.

    Police say Simms walked into the store with a handgun, announced a robbery, and ran away with an undisclosed amount of money.

    Simms lives in the 4800 block of South Champlain Avenue. He was in Central Bond Court on Sunday.

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    (Above) Google Maps view of the area near North Franklin Street and West Lake Street where an armed robbery occurred on December 5. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    18-Dec-14 – With two guilty verdicts on Wednesday, all four people, including two River North residents, accused of misusing millions of dollars in state grant money are waiting to be sentenced by a United States District Court.

    Leon Dingle, Jr., age 77, and his wife, Karin Dingle, age 75, are accused of taking money – that was supposed to pay for campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in under-served communities – and spending it on vacation homes, fancy cars, and other luxuries.

    Also charged were Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, age 59, the Dingle’s bookkeeper for more than 30 years, and her friend, 68-year-old Edmond Clemons, both of whom pleaded guilty to mail and tax fraud and await sentencing.

    Kilpatrick and Clemons live together in a suburb of Phoenix but own two studio units at Marina City, one on the 36th floor of the west tower and the other on the 51st floor of the east tower. The indictment claims money from the fraud scheme went to maintain at least one of the units.

    An attorney for the Dingles put the blame on Kilpatrick, saying she was stealing grant money and falsifying records to cover it. Ed Genson also says Kilpatrick has a previous conviction for forgery.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    Of $11 million in grant money received from Illinois Department of Public Health from 2004 to 2010, prosecutors say $3.4 million went to personal use, including vacation homes in Georgia and South Carolina, a Mercedes car, membership in the Chicago Yacht Club (above) and Mid-America Club – located on the 80th floor of Aon Center, certificates of deposit, and $97,000 used to pay the Dingle’s son’s mortgage.

    Sentencing, scheduled for April 9, could include more than ten years in prison, hundreds of thousand of dollars in fines, and forfeiture of assets to help repay the stolen grant money.

     Previous story: Part-time Marina City residents in plea deal for grant money scheme

    Photo by Carol Arney

    (Above) T. J. O’Brien Lock and Dam on the Calumet River, part of the Illinois Waterway that includes the Chicago River. Photo by Carol Arney, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    12-Dec-14 – The United States Coast Guard is impressed with how the Chicago River has handled an increase in barge traffic in recent weeks due to a scheduled closing of a lock on the Calumet River.

    The Thomas J. O’Brien Lock is the last stop before Lake Michigan for many barges. The lock has been in operation since 1960 and the United States Army Corps of Engineers calls it “an aging structure which is at an increasing risk of failure.”

    The lock has been closed since November 3 for critical maintenance. That has sent barge traffic north to the Chicago River. The lock will reopen no earlier than December 20 but will be closed again from January 19 to March 6.

    United States Coast Guard “The tug and barge industry has really taken this issue and managed it without anybody else’s help and coordinated all these moves and the queuing here at the Chicago lock and it seems as though everything has been working very well,” said Commander Ryan Manning (left), commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago.

    After meeting with the project manager for the lock maintenance on Tuesday, Manning says the upcoming opening may be delayed one or two days but the maintenance work being done now will last another 20 to 30 years.

    Michael Borgstrom, president of Chicago Harbor Safety Committee and Wendella Sightseeing Company, is impressed with what he has seen.

    “I think with the increased barge traffic coming through here and a lot of these guy who have never really been through the Chicago River, they’ve done very well,” says Borgstrom (right in photo). Photo by Steven Dahlman

    Don Campbell, manager of Kindra Lake Towing, which moves barges along the Chicago River and throughout the Great Lakes, says a system of lining up barges to go through the river has been working.

    “When it was first was announced that they were closing, we thought the worst. It’s going to be terrible with all these barges up in the area. Luckily, it’s worked out well. A lot has to be said for all the coordination and cooperation with everyone involved.”

    Traffic on the river has slowed for the season and so the next scheduled closure of the lock in January is not expected to cause any issues.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Construction workers on Friday prepare an area of the Chicago Riverwalk between State and Dearborn for its main pathway and steps that will lead down to the river. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    7-Dec-14 – Most of the larger structural work on the Chicago Riverwalk between State and Clark Streets is finished, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation. Workers are now focused on installing smaller architectural elements.

    Concrete work continues west of Clark Street – but east of Clark, they are installing parts such as walkways and the granite that will decorate vertical surfaces along the Riverwalk. Windows on the south edge will be installed over the next week.

    Below the Clark Street Bridge, workers will install the surface on which visitors will travel when the Riverwalk opens in March from State to LaSalle, along with the canopy over the pathway. A guardrail will be installed under the Dearborn Street Bridge.

    Other work includes installing concrete blocks, walls and interior finishes to the restrooms, and electrical conduits. More forms will be built to make concrete for the other walls, stairs, and ramps. And water still needs to be pumped out of spaces between old and new river walls.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Closer view of construction on west side of State Street Bridge. The blocks at lower left are pre-cast and lowered into place by crane.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Hotel Palomar on May 26, 2010. Click on image to view larger version.

    9-Dec-14 – A citywide initiative to cut energy use by one-fifth has attracted seven commercial buildings in River North.

    “Retrofit Chicago” has five years to meet the goal.

    The mayor’s office announced on Monday that a 50th building has joined the program. The list now includes 440 North Wells, 515 North State, AMA Plaza, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hotel Palomar, Merchandise Mart, and Wrigley Building.

    If a building is eligible, it receives a free energy assessment and free installation of energy efficient light bulbs in common areas. Financial incentives are offered to buildings that want to do more, like improve insulation or upgrade HVAC systems.

    “Retrofit Chicago participants are leading a rising private sector energy movement that demonstrates how efficiency leads to saving money, reducing carbon emissions, creating 21st century jobs, and lowering the cost of doing business in Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    The city also announced a new partnership with Elevate Energy to improve energy efficiency over the next three years in 2,500 apartments in Chicago that are electrically heated. The non-profit organization designs and implements energy efficiency programs and, according to the mayor’s office, has upgraded more than 18,000 units in the Chicago area.

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    Gramovox 19-Dec-14 – It makes sense that the carolers from the tech incubator 1871 are Bluetooth enabled.

    24 modern music makers, each designed to look like a phonograph from the 1920s, are playing holiday music this week at Merchandise Mart, where 1871 is located.

    Gramovox, which makes the players, has assembled The Gramovox Holiday Choir, an iPad-powered ensemble that plays one song for one dollar. All of the money goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

    “The concept that one dollar equals one meal really resonated with us and we wanted to create a new, interactive way for people to donate to a great cause,” says Pavan Bapu, co-founder and CEO of Gramovox.

    Gramovox

    The choir is located in the lobby on the south side of Merchandise Mart and will perform there through Friday.

    Photos obtained from Gramovox. Click on images to view larger versions.

     Video: The Gramovox Holiday Choir

    Chicago Loop Alliance

    (Above) A Chicago Loop Alliance “Activate” event on June 5 in the alley next to Chicago Theater. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    14-Dec-14 – There is money in attracting young downtown workers to alley art events.

    Chicago Loop Alliance, the non-profit group tasked with making the Loop more interesting, says its “Activate” event series that took place in seven downtown alleys had a $393,120 impact on businesses in the Loop.

    About 14,400 people attended seven events from September 17, 2013, to October 30, 2014, according to CLA. The events showcased the work of 140 Chicago artists, some of whom painted seven murals that still remain.

    The group figures that 78 percent of people who attended an event went to a restaurant or bar before or after and spent an average of $35. Half of these people were 25 to 34 years old and worked in the Loop.

    Each event, says CLA, “transformed an iconic downtown alley into a pop-up urban celebration with art, music, and interactive experiences.”

    Jennifer Catherine Photography

    (Above) The September 17 event in Couch Place Alley featured the artwork of Luftwerk. Photo by Jennifer Catherine Photography.

    CLA calls the events “placemaking,” one of which was a light and water presentation in Couch Place Alley between North State Street and North Dearborn Street. It featured a light show inspired by the Chicago River and produced by husband-and-wife artists who go by the name Luftwerk.

    “Vibrant spaces attract people and investment,” says Michael Edwards, CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. “These findings indicate our placemaking efforts have tangible economic impact and they are positively affecting the way people look at the Loop.”

    In February, CLA said it had identified more than 150 underutilized public locations as potential spots for events.

     Previous story: Alley artwork will celebrate Chicago River and its sister

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) A Wendella water taxi west of Wrigley Building in 2008. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    14-Dec-14 – Another sign of Chicago’s tourism industry doing well – Wendella Sightseeing Company will nearly triple its office space when it moves into Wrigley Building in early February.

    Wendella was one of four new tenants announced recently by Wrigley Building. The company will lease 6,919 square feet in Wrigley’s south tower. It is an entire floor down from street level and just over the Chicago River.

    15 full time employees will work at Wrigley along with seasonal employees. The space will include a training facility custom built for Wendella, which operates five tour boats and four water taxis.

    Company president Michael Borgstrom says the space, between their main dock on the south side of Wrigley Building and another dock at Trump International Hotel & Tower, is “tailor made” for Wendella.

    “We’ve always wanted to be in the Wrigley Building but it was always too pricey,” he says. “The space that we’re using...it was actually used by the engineers for the building. It wasn’t really offices. We’re getting a really good deal to be in the building. I don’t care what floor I’m on or what my view is. My view is the river and our operation so it’s ideal for us.”

    Wendella’s offices have been at River Plaza on North Wabash Avenue for ten years. The company started in a studio apartment, then moved to a one-bedroom apartment, and then to a 2,500 square foot office.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) A wall at Wendella’s headquarters at River Plaza.

    “The company has grown tremendously in the last ten years. We actually outgrew these offices a lot quicker than I thought we would.”

    Also signing leases at Wrigley were Tapad, an advertising and marketing firm that collects consumer behavior data, TelAmerica Media, a broadcast media firm, and Willoughby Engineering, a building design and engineering company.

    Wrigley Building is owned by a group of investors that includes Zeller Realty Group, which is the building’s property manager and leasing agent. $70 million was spent renovating the 90-year-old building in 2013. It has been an official City of Chicago Landmark since 2012.

    The Heathman Hotel

    (Above) A greeter outside The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Click on image to view larger version.

    22-Dec-14 – The real estate investment trust that owns Hotel Chicago and The Westin Michigan Avenue in River North has purchased an 87-year-old 150-room hotel in Portland, Oregon.

    LaSalle Hotel Properties announced on Friday it has purchased The Heathman Hotel for $64.3 million in cash.

    The Heathman is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its greeters, wearing London “beefeater” costumes consistent with the hotel’s Tudor Revival architectural style, are iconic to Portland.

    The hotel displays several original artworks, including prints by Andy Warhol that are worth about $1.5 million. And it is a setting in the novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

    A British company, Taylor-Clark Inc., owned the hotel since 2005. The Heathman had been on the market since September.

    LaSalle promptly fired the hotel’s general manager, Chris Erickson, along with the director of sales and marketing, human resources manager, and revenue manager. Erickson had been with hotel since 2006. He is chairman of the Travel Portland Board of Directors, a commissioner on the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, and serves on the Oregon Tourism Commission.

    Based in Bethesda, Maryland, LaSalle now owns 45 hotels in 14 markets.

     Previous story: LaSalle sells Rhode Island hotel for tidy profit

    500 North LaSalle Street

    (Above) 500 North LaSalle Street when it was a restaurant named LaSalle Power Co. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    17-Dec-14 – Its occupants have included a cable car powerhouse, Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, and currently Gino’s East. The 127-year-old landmark at 500 North LaSalle Street in River North now has a new owner.

    Jaime Javors, identified in published reports as the buyer, paid $7.1 million for the three-story, 17,400 square foot, one-tenant property. In announcing the sale on Monday, The Boulder Group, the Northbrook, Illinois, company that represented the seller, identified the buyer only as “an affiliate of a Midwest real estate investment fund.”

    Cedar Street Cos. and Frontline Real Estate Partners, LLC, owned the building for about one year. They purchased it at a bankruptcy auction in 2013 for $4.3 million. Qualteq, Inc., had owned it. The credit and gift card company filed for protection from creditors in 2011.

    The building’s tenant, Gino’s East, is one of the original Chicago-style pizza restaurants. After moving there in July 2013, Gino’s invested $1 million in upgrades. Their lease expires in 2023.

    Before Gino’s, it was LaSalle Power Co., a restaurant that closed in 2012. It was Michael Jordan’s Restaurant from 1993 to 1999.

    When it was built in 1887 by North Chicago Street Railroad Company, it housed engines that moved two miles of cable through channels laid in the streets on the near north side of Chicago and in the Loop. Those cables, in turn, pulled thousands of cable cars along 82 miles of track.

    Poole & Hunt

    (Above) A drawing by P. F. Goist, circa 1882, of a cable car powerhouse prototype by Poole & Hunt, the same company that later built the powerhouse in Chicago.

    The building was designated an official Chicago landmark in 2001.

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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.

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    December 31 – ArchiTech Gallery is closing! Architectural art, drawings, etchings, archtectural photography, and prints. Prices reduced on framed works. 730 North Franklin Street, Suite 200, in River North Gallery District. Open noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. Map. More info.

    January 8 – Join Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, Brad Coley, director of the forthcoming documentary Las Chavas, and Cheryl Chapman, executive director of Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in Honduras, for an evening of poetry and film at the Poetry Foundation. The program features a reading and a screening of an excerpt from the documentary about the lives and work of Our Little Roses. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

    January 13 – Celebrate Willie Lin, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color. Lin’s poems have appeared in Bone Bouquet, Cincinnati Review, Washington Square Review, and other journals. The evening includes a performance by composer, producer, and double bass player Tatsu Aoki. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

    January 20 – The Open Door Readings. Columbia College’s Jenny Boully and Naomi Washer. Oklahoma City University’s Quraysh Ali Lansana and David R. Bublitz. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

    January 28 – There are over 6,000 languages remaining in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Language Matters with Bob Holman, a film by David Grubin asks: What do we lose when a language dies? Join Grubin and Holman, along with poets Peter Cook and Parsino Carlos Peynetsa, for an evening of performances, film clips, and discussion about endangered languages. 7 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Map. More info.

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    259 E ERIE ST
    • STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT TO 18TH FLOOR OF AN EXISTING HOSPITAL PER PLAN. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW
    $14.3 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • INTERIOR 18TH FLOOR HOSPITATLITY CENTER AT EXISTING HOSPITAL AS PER PLANS. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW.
    $14.0 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • 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**
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    PINSTRIPES
    435 E ILLINOIS ST
    • LICENSE
    Dec 16
    PINSTRIPES
    435 E ILLINOIS ST
    • LICENSE
    Dec 16
    ASADA
    180 N WELLS ST
    • LICENSE
    Dec 12
    VIRGIN HOTELS CHICAGO LLC
    203 N WABASH AVE
    • LICENSE
    Dec 11
    VIRGIN HOTELS CHICAGO LLC
    203 N WABASH AVE
    • LICENSE
    Dec 11
    FAIRMONT CHICAGO
    200 N COLUMBUS DR
    • CANVASS
    Dec 8
    TRADITION
    160 N FRANKLIN ST
    • CANVASS
    Dec 5
    YOLK CAFE
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Dec 4
    CVS/PHARMACY 3674
    105 S WABASH AVE
    • CANVASS
    Dec 4
    BIN 36
    339 N DEARBORN ST
    • CANVASS
    Dec 3
    COCORO
    668 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Nov 28
    GRK GREEK KITCHEN
    111 W MONROE ST
    • LICENSE
    Nov 26
    FRANKIES PIZZA BY THE SLICE
    600 E GRAND AVE
    • LICENSE
    Nov 26
    BIG BOWL
    600 E GRAND AVE
    • LICENSE
    Nov 26
    ALLIANCE PATISSERIE
    615 N STATE ST
    • LICENSE
    Nov 25
    JAFFA BAGEL
    500 W MADISON ST
    • CANVASS
    Nov 24
    FFT@350 LLC
    350 N ORLEANS ST
    • CANVASS
    Nov 24
    EINSTEIN BROS BAGELS 3505
    400 N DEARBORN ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Nov 21
    SAIGON SISTERS
    567 W LAKE ST
    • COMPLAINT
    Nov 20
    CURRIED
    171 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Nov 18