The Columbia Chronicle

Restoring the birthplace of an icon

Restoring the birthplace of an icon

March 10, 2014

A concluded Kickstarter campaign to restore Walt Disney’s childhood home—a century-old building that has fallen into disrepair—at 2156 N. Tripp Ave., in the West Side neighborhood of Hermosa, f...

Farmers market coming to Prairie District

By Kaley Fowler

April 29, 2012

As summer approaches, Chicago will host numerous farmers markets. Some locations are staples of the outdoor market scene, while others, such as the Wheeler Mansion Market, will debut this year.Wheeler Mansion, 2020 S. Calumet Ave., is a historic boutique hotel located in the South Loop’s Prairie District. The mansion will hold its first market from 4 – 8 p.m. June 6. The market will open every Wednesday through Oct. 31....

Students rebrand, colorize South Loop

By Lisa Schulz

April 8, 2012

As soon as Alderman Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward) gives the green light, color-coded banners designed by Columbia students will hang from South Loop street poles to distinctively illuminate a path alongseven neighborhoods.Rebranding downtown neighborhoods began with a request from the Greater South Loop Association as part of the city’s ward redistricting process. Former students began the project in fall 2011 in instructo...

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