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  • Riverfront will blossom with music, dance, poetry, and fiery spectacle
  • Reilly to propose new rules for signs along Chicago River
  • River being used as toilet, other issues concern harbor safety committee
  • Divergent sequel filming will include Chicago River
  • Early morning burglars strike five Near North stores
  • Unmarked telephone equipment caused Riverwalk delay in July
  • Riverwalk to dip below Clark Street Bridge next
  • Marina City, Leo Burnett early choices for Wallenda
  • Langham to scoop up $1,000 sundae
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  • Fire festival barges in first positions
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    ‘Pyrotechnic expression’ to be ‘very controlled,’ assures Fire Festival
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    Wallenda to walk wire over Chicago River
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    Wallenda to battle wind, Wacker Drive during Chicago high-wire stunt
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    Wallenda wire will hang over river for three days
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    New type of high wire being tested for Wallenda stunt
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    Delays don’t faze Riverwalk planners
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    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) Three 24 x 48 foot barges, tied together and loaded with sets for Saturday’s Fire Festival Grand Spectacle, made the trip to the main branch of the Chicago River from South Halsted Street on Monday. They are seen here near Wolf Point, waiting for the Franklin Street Bridge to be raised. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    30-Sep-14 – Saturday’s final schedule for the Great Chicago Fire Festival, released this week by Redmoon Theater, offers an eclectic mix of art and arson.

    15 Chicago neighborhoods will be represented at a River Bazaar, starting at 3 p.m. between Michigan Avenue and State Street on the south side of the river. Each area will have two kiosks selling food, crafts, and other goods.

    On the north side of the river, music and poetry will be performed at Pioneer Court starting at 5:30 p.m., while on the south plaza of AMA Plaza, hip-hop dancers will compete in an “Urban Dance Battle.”

    National Broadcasting Company The main event begins at 8 p.m., when Grand Marshals Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney (left), stars of the NBC television series Chicago Fire, ignite a cauldron on the DuSable Bridge at Michigan Avenue.

    The cauldron will be lowered to watercraft on the river. This will also be happening on the bridges at State Street, Wabash Avenue, and Columbus Drive.

    A total of 15 fire cauldrons will be ignited and lowered to the river.

    “As live music from the Chicago Children’s Chorus fills the air, a Victoria-era-inspired steamboat motors along the river accompanied by three mini-steamboats,” reads a description from Redmoon Theater. “As they reach each of three moored platforms in the middle of the river, the steamboats signal the primary fire ritual performance to begin.”

    Near the bridges at State Street, Wabash Avenue, and Michigan Avenue, houses that sit on three performance platforms will be set on fire. As they burn, their “symbolic cores” will be revealed.

    A fireworks display, also set to music, will follow. Then from boats on the river, 15 projection screens will display images that celebrate “the collective identity of Chicago today.”

    75 kayaks pulling buoys of prairie grass from each end of the river will finish the show, the grass representing “the renewal of the Chicago River to its pre-industrial natural splendor.”

    All events are free and tickets are not required.

     Previous story: Fire festival barges in first positions

    Shoreline Sightseeing

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    Photo by Steven Dahlman 19-Sep-14 – Protecting the Chicago River from ugly signs is the goal of a new city ordinance that 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly will introduce in October.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement on Wednesday.

    (Left) Trump International Hotel & Tower with its new sign on June 14. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

    The ordinance, says the mayor, “will ensure that high-rise building signage does not interfere with the safe enjoyment and functions of the river.”

    A “Chicago River Special Sign District,” covering all of the main branch and the south branch from Kinzie Street to Roosevelt Road, would be established to regulate signs along the river, including signs on high-rise buildings.

    Google Maps

    (Above) The area the ordinance would cover. The proposed district would extend from Lake Shore Drive west to Lake Street and from Kinzie Street near Wolf Point south to Roosevelt Road.

    Each high-rise building could have one sign as long as it is no bigger than 550 square feet, located just below the roofline, and identifies only the main tenant of the building.

    The ordinance would affect only new signs, not existing ones like the 2,880 square foot sign installed on the south face of Trump International Hotel & Tower in June that Emanuel called “architecturally tasteless.”

    “As we move to transform the Chicago River into Chicago’s next great waterfront, we want to ensure that the riverfront is protected from signage that negatively impacts the visual environment,” said Emanuel. “This ordinance will allow visitors and residents of Chicago to continue enjoying our world-renowned architecture along the river.”

    Proposed sign rules...

    • No more than one high-rise building sign is allowed on any building and these signs will count towards the maximum total allowable sign area for the building.
    • High-rise building signs will be limited to identification for the principal tenant of the building.
    • High-rise building signs will be limited to a maximum 550 square feet for a building with a height of 500 feet or more.
    • High-rise building signs must be located directly below the highest roofline of the building and 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 – will be allowed.
    • For other signage on a building, no sign can be located more than two stories above grade on the building side facing 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 would be “banners, neon signs, flashing signs, dynamic imaging displays, roof signs, painted wall signs, and off-premise signs.”

    Photo by Floyd Fulmer

    (Above) Overcrowded boats tied together in the “playpen” area on the north side of Navy Pier. Photo by Floyd Fulmer. Click on image to view larger version.

    22-Sep-14 – Guests on board rented boats are relieving themselves in the Chicago River and it now has the attention of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee.

    At a meeting on Friday, the president of the committee outlined concerns of his members, starting with boaters being spotted “on more than a couple of occasions” urinating and defecating in the river.

    “Part of the reason...is they don’t have [toilets] on board and these rentals are generally longer than 30 minutes,” offered Michael Borgstrom. “With commercial passenger vessels, if you’re on a voyage longer than 30 minutes, you have to have a [toilet] on there. So I don’t know how that’s addressed but it’s a big concern and I would think that our friends in the kayaks would not appreciate that very much, either.”

    Members of the committee report an increasing number of collisions and close calls involving rental boats and kayaks running into or nearly running into tour boats and water taxis, as well as more impediments to navigation.

    “Some of that could be due to the Riverwalk construction because it’s narrow through there,” said Borgstrom (right), who is also president of Wendella Sightseeing Co., Inc. Wendella Sightseeing Co., Inc.

    He calls the committee “the eyes and ears” of the Chicago River, but Riverwalk construction and other distractions have led to complacency.

    “You see things that a few years ago...would draw your attention. Now there’s just so many unusual things going on, it’s hard to tell if anybody’s up to harm.”

    Trash is being thrown in the river. Boaters are disembarking at unauthorized locations. He says a group of paddle-boarders was recently seen “hanging out” on a towboat near a Riverwalk construction barge.

    “I know of an instance where a rental boat ran into a tour boat while it was at the dock and the person who was driving the boat decided to jump off the boat and tried to swim away.”

    Other concerns include boats without names or registration numbers, boats tied together near Navy Pier (see photo above) that appeared to be “extremely overloaded,” and an unidentified rental boat operation that took more than 20 minutes to answer its emergency telephone number.

    Between two of the five commercial passenger companies that operate on the Chicago River, Borgstrom says there were seven recent rescues of people from kayaks and disabled rental boats. Two fires were put out, two unmanned kayaks were found drifting, as wells as one unmanned power vessel.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

    (Above) How Chicago and its river are imagined in the 2014 science fiction film Divergent. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    21-Sep-14 – Filming for the sequel to Divergent will include a shot along the Chicago River.

    Set in the year 2150, Insurgent is based on the novel by Veronica Roth about a futuristic society divided into factions.

    The river footage will not be for an action scene, according to a supervising location manager, just second unit filming along the river from a boat and then a helicopter.

    Janice Polley says they plan to get the shot early on Saturday, October 18.

    From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. all of the bridges from Columbus Drive to Dearborn Street will be raised as two boats travel west down the river.

    The bridges will be lowered and open to traffic for 30 minutes. Then from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., a helicopter will fly through to film along the river. The bridges will be closed to traffic during that time and the river will be closed to boats.

    The bridges are scheduled to be raised again at 9 a.m. to allow sailboats to get from Lake Michigan to winter storage.

    Divergent had an estimated $85 million budget. It filmed in Chicago in July 2013 and was released in March 2014. The sequel is being made under the code name Mineral.

    Google Maps

    (Above) Businesses in 300 block of North Clark Street. (Google Maps Street View.)

    23-Sep-14 – Retail stores on the Near North Side are being warned of a series of early morning burglaries in September and late August.

    According to a business alert issued by Chicago Police Department on Monday, burglars who gain entry by breaking the front door glass are targeting retail stores on the Near North Side. The incidents occurred early in the morning before the store opened.

    Five businesses were hit between August 21 and September 22, including one in River North. An unidentified business in the 300 block of North Clark Street was broken into on September 20 at 7:16 a.m.

    Police have a description of vehicles used in the burglaries. They include a mid-1990s brown and gold Cadillac, maroon Pontiac minivan, and red minivan.

    Trump International Hotel & Tower

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    30-Sep-14 – A surprise encounter with telephone equipment buried beneath the Chicago River caused a delay of Riverwalk construction in July and required the State Street Bridge to be closed a second time.

    In mid-July, a contractor was drilling a hole in the riverbed below the south leaf of the bridge, into which a caisson – a long tube filled with concrete to anchor the Riverwalk – was going to be lowered.

    The contractor came in contact with an unmarked conduit, currently owned by AT&T, which contained telephone cables. According to Chicago Department of Transportation, there was no significant damage but construction was delayed while another hole was drilled several feet away.

    The conduits “hadn’t been mapped before we had started drilling,” said Peter Scales, director of public affairs for CDOT, on Monday. “We didn’t think that they were there. And then we encountered them and essentially we had to stop...cut off that caisson where it was, fill it in, and...then re-drill another one. So that knocked us back another week or so.”

    The bridge had been closed to traffic and raised since July 14 but on July 17, it reopened four days early with no official explanation at the time. The bridge was then closed again from August 13 to August 25 but three caissons, not just the one that had to be redone, were installed.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) A caisson is installed underneath the raised State Street Bridge on July 14. (Click on image to view larger version.)

    In Illinois, the Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act protects buried utilities from construction damage and requires any excavation to stop if there is evidence of an unmarked utility. The excavator calls a hotline to provide information that is passed on to the utility, which then marks the location of their buried facilities.

    Chicago Department of Transportation

    (Above) A pre-cast slab of concrete is delivered to the Dearborn Street Bridge on September 2. (Photo by Chicago Department of Transportation. Click on image to view large version.)

    28-Sep-14 – Clark Street will apparently be the next Chicago River bridge under which a Riverwalk walkway will be installed.

    Chicago Department of Transportation says they expect delivery of the pre-cast concrete structure around October 10. It will connect a stretch of the Riverwalk called The Cove to a stretch called River Theater.

    “The project continues to make good progress with the installation of the structural concrete elements of the Riverwalk,” reported Oswaldo Chaves, the Riverwalk project manager for CDOT, in an update on Friday.

    Over the next week, workers will continue installing rebar on the under-bridge structure below the south leaf of the Dearborn Street Bridge. That pre-cast slab arrived on September 2.

    They will continue pumping water out of the spaces between old and new river walls and backfilling with crushed stone. New drainage structures and electrical conduits will be installed and forms will be built for walls, stair footings, planters, and the concrete cap over the sheet piles.

    CDOT ignores FOIA request

    Chicago Department of Transportation missed a deadline to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Loop North News on September 18. Loop North News is now trying to confirm with CDOT if it intends to deny the request, in which case a review will be requested from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Refusing to respond to a FOIA request exposes the city to a civil penalty of up to $5,000 per violation.

    Loop North News is seeking information related to construction delays this year and the project’s overall budget that CDOT has refused to provide.

    22-Sep-14 – Marina City and Leo Burnett Building were at the top of Nik Wallenda’s list when he started searching in November 2013 for two skyscrapers in Chicago to walk between, according to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

    Wallenda is training in Sarasota, Florida, for the November 2 stunt in which he will walk a high wire at about 7 p.m. Central Time from Marina City’s west tower to Leo Burnett Building, come back to Marina City at street level, and then wire walk from the west tower to the east tower. The stunt will be broadcast live on The Discovery Channel to 220 countries.

    After Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel & Tower were discounted because neither had nearby neighbors of comparable height, Wallenda focused on the main branch of the Chicago River and selected Marina City on the north bank and Leo Burnett Building directly across the river on the south bank.

    With city approval needed, the Wallenda team went to Reilly, who suggested they first talk to representatives of Marina City.

    “I figured many of the residents of that building would be not so excited about this but they embraced it, they think this is wonderful,” Reilly told the “Big John & Amy” show on AM 560 The Answer last Thursday.

    Alderman Reilly’s office (Left) 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and “alderdog” Max at the official opening of a dog park at A. Montgomery Ward Park in River North on September 13. (Photo obtained from Alderman Reilly’s office.)

    Reilly’s office told Loop North News the alderman’s only requirement of Wallenda, before proceeding with other city departments, was a letter of support from the condominium board at Marina City.

    Marina Towers Condominium Association kept the negotiations a secret from residents, breaking the news to them on September 16 after The Discovery Channel made its announcement. The condo board also kept the stunt a secret from Marina City’s commercial property management, not telling Transwestern about it until “after the deal was completed,” according to a senior vice president with Transwestern.

    In April, Reilly was quoted as saying Wallenda was interested in doing a special event in downtown Chicago, “in particular across the Chicago River.”

    However, he referred questions to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which backed off from speculation that Wallenda wanted to walk across the river, saying a specific location had not been determined.

    On September 18, Reilly said the Wallenda stunt would help Chicago’s tourism economy, even if it does take place on November 2, a date chosen by Wallenda.

    “Granted, the footage won’t be lovely weather but our architecture is what it is and I think that alone provides value.”

    With the stunt broadcast live to 220 countries by The Discovery Channel, “It’s going to bring a lot of eyes on the city of Chicago and the way the mayor’s looking at this, the way I’m looking at it is, that can only be good for the city.”

    (Right) Leo Burnett Building.

    Photo by Steven Dahlman

     Previous story: New type of high wire being tested for Wallenda stunt

    17-Sep-14 – A chocolate and vanilla sundae that costs $1,000 does come with hot fudge, whipped cream, and peanuts. It also comes with 24-karat gold leaf and 24-karat gold dust.

    The pricey dessert will be offered starting on September 24 at Pavilion, a restaurant on the second floor of The Langham hotel in River North.

    The “new adult ice cream concept” is one of seven announced by The Langham on Tuesday, part of what the hotel calls “an extravagant line-up of sundaes and floats designed to evoke the nostalgia of a favorite childhood treat.”

    The sundae, named The Victoria, is made from Tahitian vanilla ice cream, Guittard Complexite 70 percent chocolate ice cream, caramelized golden peanuts, dark chocolate croquant (caramelized sugar with chopped roasted hazelnuts or almonds), handcrafted chocolate crown, salted caramel, butterscotch, and Hennessy VSOP cognac. It is served with a bottle of Dom Perignon 2003 in a Wedgewood crystal bowl that is yours to keep, along with a free glass of Prosecco if you order anytime from September 24 through October 31.

    Executive Pastry Chef Scott Green says he based his treats on flavors he enjoyed as a child.

    “Ice cream is a year-round craving and the added alcohol component simply makes it that much more versatile for guests to indulge throughout all seasons.”

    Photo by Anthony Zamora (Left) An ice cream sundae called The Chicagoland that includes presumably less expensive chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, chocolate ice cream, Garrett’s caramel popcorn, cheesecake bites, chocolate cake, hot fudge, salted caramel, whipped cream, and cherry. Photo by Anthony Zamora. Click on image to view larger version.

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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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    October 1 – Rooftop open house at Access Living. Meet Access Living staff and board members, learn more about our disability programming, and get involved. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 115 West Chicago Avenue. For more info or to RSVP, call 312-640-2199 or email garnold@accessliving.org. Map.

    October 2 – Lecture: Downtown Chicago’s Great Rail Stations. Join DePaul professor Joseph Schwieterman for a colorful look at the transportation terminals that have made Chicago one of the world’s greatest travel centers. He’ll share striking images from his new book, Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago’s Airports, Bus Depots, Trains Stations, and Steamship Landings, 1939 Present. Professor Schwieterman’s will look back at the city’s transit hubs built since World War II and ahead to some of the “terminals of tomorrow.”. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. Millennium Room. Map.

    October 3 – Friends of the Chicago River’s 10th River Summit. This year’s topic is Rewilding and the Urban Environment. Regional and national leaders in this field will answer questions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., 330 North Wabash Avenue. Tickets: $35. Map. More info.

    October 4 – The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up the city with a spectacle of fire on the Chicago River. Highlights include fiery cauldrons lowered from the bridges, hundreds of kayakers pulling flaming buoys and prairie gardens, and three floating sculptures resembling pre-1871 homes that will be set ablaze, each revealing a dramatic, symbolic interior core. The finale will feature a fireworks display set to music and moving tribute to Chicago's neighborhoods. 8 p.m., Chicago River between State Street and Columbus Drive. More info.

    October 4 – Friends of the Chicago River 35th Anniversary Party. 7-9 p.m., McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Tickets: $50 per person. Capacity is limited. Map. More info.

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    NO ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 7:50 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    100 N STATE ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 7:05 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    500 N MICHIGAN AVE
    SMALL RETAIL STORE
    NO ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 6:50 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    100 N STATE ST
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 6:30 PM
    THEFT - RETAIL THEFT
    800 N MICHIGAN AVE
    DEPARTMENT STORE
    ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 6:00 PM
    THEFT - FROM BUILDING
    700 N DEARBORN ST
    RESIDENCE-GARAGE
    NO ARREST

    Sun Sep 21 2014 6:00 PM
    ASSAULT - SIMPLE (DOMESTIC)
    100 E PEARSON ST
    OTHER
    NO ARREST

    Most Expensive Near North Building Permits
    $15.0 million
    445 E ILLINOIS ST
    • EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING SOUTH AND WEST MASONRY WINDOW OPENINGS BALCONIES AND JULIET RAILING ENTRY CANOPY AND REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING CURTAIN WALL. MINOR UNIT PLAN CHANGES DUE TO TRASH CHUTE RELOCATION. LEED FULL COMPLIANCE AND E
    $7.5 million
    402 E SUPERIOR ST
    • ADDITION TO AND ALTERATION OF EXISTING CLASS C-3 TYPE II SCHOOL - COLLEGE USE NO CHANGE IN USE. **CERTIFIED PLAN CORRECTIONS PROJECT - CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **
    $6.985 million
    259 E ERIE ST
    • SELF CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO THE 12TH FLOOR OPERATING ROOMS 7 AND 8 OF THE EXISTING NMH OUTPATIENT CARE PAVILION AS PER PLANS.
    $6.0 million
    445 N PARK DR
    • REVISION TO PERMIT# 100483391 TO CHANGE DESIGN OF INTERIOR COMMON AREAS INCLUDING POOL AND AMENTIES AREAS AND PENTHOUSE. 455 NORTH PARK DRIVE
    $5.5 million
    255 E GRAND AVE
    • TENANT BUILDING INTERIOR BUILDOUT: INTERIOR BUILDOUT CONSISTS OF NON-LOAD BEARING WALL/COOLERS CONCRETE SLAB CEILING PLUMBING FIXTURES MECHANICAL DUCTWORK NEW REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT ELECTRICAL ETC.
    Recent Failed Health Inspections
    LOU MALNATIS PIZZERIA
    439 N WELLS ST
    • LICENSE
    Sep 23
    LOU MALNATIS PIZZERIA
    439 N WELLS ST
    • LICENSE
    Sep 23
    LAO SZE CHUAN
    520 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Sep 23
    LAO SZE CHUAN
    520 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • LICENSE
    Sep 23
    HO CHOY
    548 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 16
    PROTEIN BAR
    222 W MERCHANDISE MART PLZ
    • CANVASS
    Sep 12
    MRS FIELDS COOKIES
    32 E RANDOLPH ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 12
    COMFORT SUITES
    320 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 12
    MELI CAFE ON GRAND
    540 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 11
    PALOMAR CHICAGO
    505 N STATE ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 9
    MCDONALDS
    233 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 8
    MCDONALDS
    203 N LA SALLE ST
    • LICENSE
    Sep 8
    P F CHANG CHINA BISTRO
    530 N WABASH AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 5
    CHICAGO YACHT CLUB
    400 E MONROE DR
    • CANVASS
    Sep 5
    PEPPER CANISTER
    509 N WELLS ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 4
    CORNER BAKERY CAFE
    444 N MICHIGAN AVE
    • CANVASS
    Sep 4
    EMBEYA
    564 W RANDOLPH ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 3
    CHICAGO ORGANICS
    131 N CLINTON ST
    • CANVASS
    Sep 3
    NU-ABBOTT HALL
    710 N LAKE SHORE DR
    • CANVASS
    Aug 29
    EMBASSY SUITES
    600 N STATE ST
    • CANVASS
    Aug 28