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  • Loop alliance seeks to educate public about panhandling
  • Reilly ordinance would enforce separation of sidewalk and café
  • Trump announces ‘soft opening’ of riverfront event spaces
  • River North company sues Howard Hughes Corp. over General Growth site
  • New owners show plans for apartment tower to replace Ed Debevic’s
  • Ad icons gather in River North to open museum exhibit
  • Survey confirms Loop parking worst in city
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    Chicago Loop Alliance

    (Above) Chicago Loop Alliance “Street Team Ambassadors” assist a homeless Chicagoan during winter. Photo obtained from CLA.

    23-May-15 – Not all panhandlers are homeless and for some, panhandling is a lucrative career, says a downtown organization that has been assisting homeless Chicagoans since 2013.

    While many who live and/or work in downtown Chicago complain about a seemingly increasing issue with panhandlers and the homeless, Chicago Loop Alliance has been doing something about it.

    Last September, CLA produced a resource guide directing the homeless to food, shelter, health care, and possibly employment. According to CLA, the guide was based on thousands of personal interactions with the homeless by CLA “street team ambassadors” since October 2013.

    According to CLA, its ambassadors have helped 17 homeless people get off the street and have made 5,800 referrals for services providing basic needs.

    Last week, the non-profit organization, charged with making downtown a better place, produced a brochure for businesses and the general public, informing them about panhandling and how they can help.

    It is part of a campaign called Change for the Better, that includes a website where donors can give to human services agencies. Many who panhandle suffer from drug or alcohol addiction and giving them spare change directly, says CLA, “may only enable their addictions.”

    “Many times, people give money out of an effort to pacify their own guilt without considering whether the gift is truly helpful,” says the alliance.

    Passive vs. aggressive panhandling

    Chicago Loop Alliance divides panhandling into two types, passive and aggressive. Passive panhandling is “soliciting without threat or menace, often without any words exchanged.”

    The panhandler can stand, sit, perform music or other street performances with a sign and a cup – or hand held out.

    Aggressive panhandling, however, is “soliciting in a coercive manner, with actual or implied threats or menacing actions.”

    Although panhandling is legal – actually a protected form of free speech – it crosses a line when it becomes aggressive. In Chicago, panhandling is illegal...

    • Within 10-20 feet of a bus shelter or posted CTA bus stop sign.
    • In any public transportation vehicle or facility.
    • In a vehicle which is parked or stopped on a public street or alley.
    • In a sidewalk café, restaurant, or gas station.
    • Within 10-20 feet in any direction from an ATM, bank entrance, or currency exchange.
    • While you are in line waiting to be admitted to a commercial establishment.
    • When panhandling occurs in groups of two or more.

    Panhandling is also illegal if the person asking for money touches you without your permission, blocks your path or the entrance to any building or vehicle, follows behind, ahead, or alongside when you are walking away, uses profane or abusive language before, during, or after soliciting, or makes any statement or gesture which makes you feel fearful.

    Street performers and vendors with permits, CLA points out, are not panhandling.

    CLA says businesses should call 911 to report aggressive panhandling but call CLA at 312-515-5376 to report a persistent problem on State Street between Lake Street and Congress Parkway.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Outdoor dining close to State Street at Tortoise Club in River North.

    11-May-15 – Sidewalk cafés in Chicago would have to be more careful about where their café ends and the public sidewalk begins if an ordinance introduced by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly is approved.

    The ordinance, introduced last Wednesday, would allow the city to close a sidewalk café, at least temporarily, if the business collects three notices of violation pertaining to public safety.

    Examples given in the proposed ordinance include the café being too close to the public sidewalk, a missing barrier between the sidewalk and café, or serving trays in the public way.

    If closed, the café would have to remove everything from the sidewalk and show the city the issue has been fixed and will not happen again.

    Once outlawed in Chicago, except for Daley Plaza and a pedestrian mall on State Street, sidewalk cafés started appearing downtown in the early 1980s and since then, hundreds of permits have been issued. Sidewalk café licenses are good from March 1 to December 1 and must be renewed every year.

    Reilly also introduced an ordinance that would require restaurants near residential areas to get permission from the city to close later than 1 a.m. or open earlier than 5 a.m. When applying for permission, the restaurant would have to show a plan to minimize “noise and disturbances.”

    Both ordinances were referred to the City Council’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection.

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

    (Above) Riverside Room, one of three new event spaces at Trump International Hotel & Tower. Click on images to view larger versions.

    20-May-15 – Riverfront retail space at Trump International Hotel & Tower that sat idle for seven years will go to work as event space. Trump Tower announced on Tuesday a “soft opening” of three event spaces on the south side of the 92-story building that will collectively offer about 6,600 square feet for corporate and social functions.

    A grand opening is scheduled for June 10. According to Robert Prohaska, director of sales and marketing at Trump Tower, events in the new spaces have been booked since March.

    The largest of these spaces is the Bridgeview Room above the building’s main entrance on Wabash Avenue. 2,800 square feet of space will accommodate 204 people attending a plated dinner or 250 at a reception. The 2,000 square foot Riverside Gallery, when not in use, will serve as an extension of the hotel lobby.

    A third space, Riverside Room, opening directly onto a walkway along the Chicago River, is described by Trump Tower as “evoking the art deco glamour of the 1930s.” The space features cylindrical Swarovski crystal fixtures.

    The build-out was designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc., which has an office in Chicago and was the same firm that designed the hotel’s restaurant, Sixteen.

    “These additions will only augment our ability to celebrate more memorable gatherings with our guests,” said Colm O’Callaghan, regional vice president of Trump International Hotels. The spaces, he says, will provide visitors with “an incomparable Chicago experience.”

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

    (Above) O’Callaghan (left) with Ivanka Trump, the 33-year-old daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump, as she tours the Bridgeview Room on May 12. The event space has three elaborate chandeliers like the one at left. Ivanka is executive vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization. Donald Trump Jr. was at Trump Tower on February 5 to inspect the spaces and confirm final details. Images obtained from Trump Tower.

    Donald Trump will be in Chicago on June 29 to speak to members of the City Club of Chicago, which meets regularly at Maggiano’s Banquets in River North.

     Previous story: Long-empty riverfront space at Trump will host events by May

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) West side of General Growth building, designed in 1954 by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, from across the south branch of the Chicago River.

    21-May-15 – Billionaire Howard Hughes has been dead for 39 years but he is still playing hardball, says a Chicago real estate developer.

    Development Resources Inc., located on North Wells Street in River North, is suing Howard Hughes Corporation of Dallas, claiming the company is trying to cut it out of development deals involving the riverfront location of General Growth Properties, Inc.

    The billionaire’s father started Howard Hughes Corporation in 1909. It became a real estate company in 1994, a subsidiary of The Rouse Company in 1996, and in 2004 it was purchased along with Rouse by General Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust that owns and manages shopping malls throughout the United States.

    Howard Hughes In 2010, as General Growth Properties emerged from bankruptcy, Howard Hughes Corporation was spun off and became an independent company again.

    (Left) Howard Hughes in 1947.

    In 2014, it bought the land on which General Growth’s headquarters is located. It is a property that could generate many millions of dollars in profit if sold for redevelopment.

    When the Hughes company purchased the land, control of it was supposed to remain in a limited liability corporation that Development Resources, General Growth, and Hughes Corporation had founded. Hughes, however, gave control, and any future profits, to one of its own affiliates, according to the complaint.

    Development Resources says its deal with General Growth and Hughes Corporation, to share equally any profits from the land, dates back to the 1990s. The lawsuit was filed on May 13 in Cook County Circuit Court.

    Development Resources says Hughes Corporation has withheld information and misled them about the sale of the property. They are asking the court to rescind the sale, appoint a receiver to manage the LLC, require Hughes to account for all property and proceeds, and award Development Resources unspecified damages.

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

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    Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

    (Above) Rendering of 22-story apartment tower proposed for 640 North Wells Street in River North. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    15-May-15 – The sarcastic, dancing and singing wait staff at Ed Debevic’s will take their shtick east – to Michigan Avenue – to make way for a 22-story apartment tower, proposed, at least, for 640 North Wells Street.

    The land on which Ed Debevic’s is located, worth $4.5 million in 2005, has been sold. The developer, JDL Development LLC, presented their plans for the site at a community meeting on Tuesday that was hosted by River North Residents Association and 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

    The tower, designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture of Chicago, will offer 251 apartments and 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units and ceiling height, says JDL, will be slightly taller than average.

    Ed Debevic’s is looking for a new location at least closer to North Michigan Avenue. The 1950s-themed diner will close later this year after 31 years on North Wells Street.

    Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises founded Ed Debevic’s in 1984. Bravo Restaurants, Inc., currently owns it.

    (Below) Ed Debevic’s at its current location.

    Ed Debevics

    Photo by Dylan Klauke

    (Above) The new “Morris the Cat” (left) and Bruce DuMont, founder and president of Museum of Broadcast Communications, at the opening on Saturday of a new exhibit of advertising icons. Photo by Dylan Klauke. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    11-May-15 – Television’s most beloved advertising icons put aside their decades-long competition for consumers and gathered at River North’s Museum of Broadcast Communications on Saturday.

    Ronald McDonald, Pillsbury Doughboy, Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Raid Bugs, the Keebler Elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop, helped open the museum’s Salute to Advertising’s Greatest Icons, which will run through October 31.

    The exhibit examines the creation and evolution of characters such as Jolly Green Giant and Mr. Clean through television commercials, print ads, packaging, and memorabilia.

    “Historically speaking, television has been the premiere stage for some of the nation’s most revered advertising characters,” says Bruce DuMont, the museum’s founder and president. “These beloved characters helped define many of the world’s top consumer brands and each has become synonymous with their brand in commercials, print ads, packaging and on grocery shelves.”

    While many of the characters may have been actors in costume, one actor has no costume. Morris the Cat, the advertising mascot for 9Lives cat food, was back in Chicago.

    Photo by Dylan Klauke

    (Above) Morris the Cat, at lower right, cautiously sniffs a fellow ad icon. Holding Morris is his handler, Rose Ordile. Photo by Dylan Klauke.

    “The world’s most finicky cat” was created in Chicago in 1969 by Leo Burnett Company and rebooted last October by a new agency, Evolution Bureau. Morris is now described more as “choosy” and less as “finicky.”

    This is the third cat to portray Morris. He was discovered at an animal shelter and currently lives in Los Angeles. The original Morris died in 1978.

    Photo by Mike Chunko

    (Above) McDonald’s memorabilia on display at the museum. Photo by Mike Chunko.

     Website: Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Photo by Steven Dahlman 15-May-15 – No one was disputing that parking in the Loop is bad but a Chicago company did a survey to find out how bad it is.

    (Left) Sign at Merchandise Mart in 2007.

    ParkWhiz says it surveyed more than 500 Chicagoans and 97 percent of them said parking in the city is expensive.

    81 percent said they would be more likely to go downtown if parking was less expensive. 60 percent said the hassle of parking has prevented them from attending an event. 59 percent said they have given up getting to a destination because they could not find a place to park.

    Parking in the Loop is worse, says the survey, than any other Chicago neighborhood, followed by Lincoln Park and Gold Coast.

    Aashish Dalal “People shouldn’t miss out on going where they want because of high parking,” says ParkWhiz CEO Aashish Dalal (left).

    The company markets an app for mobile devices that offers parking for $5 per hour or $15 for all day at 100 garages in the city.

    According to ParkWhiz, the average price to park in a garage in Chicago is $21 for one hour and $27 for 12 hours. The company says at any given time there are 130 different rates for parking in Chicago.

     Website: ParkWhiz

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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.

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

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    Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 77F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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    May 28 – Harriet Reading Series features talks, performances, and readings by poets whose work has appeared on the Poetry Foundation’s blog. Writer and critic Jon Leon is the author of The Malady of the Century, Elizabeth Zoe Lindsay Drink Fanta, and The Hot Tub. 6:30 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Free admission. Map.

    May 29-31 – Chicago Gospel Music Festival celebrates 30 years in Millennium Park. The free admission festival will feature local and national artists on three stages celebrating the genre’s deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born more than 80 years ago. The festival kicks-off Friday, May 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will continue with live gospel music all day on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Map. More info.

    June 1 – Dan Burke, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, will give a presentation on Chicago’s Bridges. It is the first in Friends of the Chicago River’s nine-week lunchtime lectures series focused on the Chicago River system, its current health, and exciting improvements. 12:15-12:45 p.m., on the Riverwalk in front of McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Cost: Free. Map.

    June 2 – Season opener of Rush Hour Concerts, celebrating its 16th season of free classical music with the return of its beloved Summer Concert Series in the serene and historic St. James Cathedral. Christopher Martin on trumpet and Nathan Laube on organ. 5:45-6;15 p.m., St. James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street. Cost: Free. Doors open at 5 p.m. for pre-concert reception and curated conversation. Map. More info.

    June 9 – Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 111th Annual Meeting. Chamber members and the Chicagoland business and civic community gather together at one of the region’s most influential networking events of the year. Keynote presentation by Governor Bruce Rauner. Special remarks by Joseph Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President of the Americas, Ford Motor Company. Presentation of the 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. 7-9:30 a.m., Navy Pier. Map. More info.

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