May 15, 2014 |
Since "baby klipspringer" wasn't cute enough, Lincoln Park Zoo has given its tiny new calf a name. The six-week-old female klipspringer--a small African antelope--has been named "Asha," after a public poll was opened to pick a moniker for the calf. The name means "hope" in Swahili, the native language of the East African countries of Congo, Tanzania and Kenya, where the klipspringer resides in the wild. "Asha" got the most votes of the four names, which also included "Zuri" (pretty)
April 29, 2014 |
It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I felt like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" with a hankering for weathered hardwood floors and spiral staircases instead of magical rings. My first instinct was to sign the lease as quickly as I could click a ballpoint pen, but then came a nagging voice in the back of my head.
April 28, 2014 |
Interested in living at the site of the old Lincoln Park Hospital? Rent could set you back $1,900 a month or more. Webster Square, the mixed-use residential and retail development site off Webster Avenue that was first announced four years ago, is slated to have luxury rental units, condos, and shops, including a recently opened grocer, real estate website Curbed Chicago reported Friday. Among the development's 75 rental units now available for lease, studios will rent for $1,900 a month and up, and larger units will go for up to $4,500,...
April 13, 2014 |
In 2012, Grace Sweeney did the impossible. She found a studio in Lincoln Park for $745 a month -- just within the budget she kept as an unpaid intern out of college. It was steps from Fullerton Avenue and Clark Street, had a walk-in closet and utilities included ... but no kitchen. "It had a full-sized fridge, which was nice, and a microwave, and I bought myself a toaster oven. I did my dishes in the [bathroom] sink," Sweeney said. "It was definitely a crazy trade-off, but the price was great.
March 18, 2014 |
INDOOR GOLF Fairways 1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020 This bar and restaurant in Lincoln Park boasts a secondfloor golf lounge with four golf simulators. Casual and serious golfers alike will dig the chance to play legendary courses - think Pebble Beach - as well as par-3 compilations and other features possible only in virtual golf. There are a handful of other games, such as field goal “kicking” and tic-tac-toe, so even if you're not into “regular” golf, you won't get bored.
February 13, 2014 |
A Chicago man on parole for burglary was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police accused him of three new counts of felony residential burglary. Police officers saw Arthur Nielsen, 34, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, enter a three-flat apartment building on North Geneva Terrace shortly after 2 p.m. without authorization to do so, according to police officials. A statement released by police said Nielsen was carrying burglary tools. Nielsen allegedly entered two separate residences in that building without authorization, the police...