West End’s second annual spelling bee, featuring a $1,000 grand prize. There was agony, elation, beer in boots, and a caller clad in a bumblebee costume—and our photographer was there to capture the contest in all its glory, G-L-O-R-Y, glory..." /> West End’s second annual spelling bee, featuring a $1,000 grand prize. There was agony, elation, beer in boots, and a caller clad in a bumblebee costume—and our photographer was there to capture the contest in all its glory, G-L-O-R-Y, glory..." />
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Weekend Photos: Spelling Bee at West End

As the last few Olympic events played out in Vancouver over the weekend, a clutch of battle-ready contestants gathered in the West Loop for a fierce competition of their own: West End’s second annual spelling bee, featuring a $1,000 grand prize. There was agony, elation, beer in boots, and a caller clad in a bumblebee costume—and our photographer was there to capture the contest in all its glory, G-L-O-R-Y, glory…

Old Town Gem Sells at Foreclosure

List Price: $1,024,650
Sale Price: $1,195,000
The Property: This 19th-century row house, one block from Lincoln Park, was the subject of a potential seizure order by the U.S. Department of Justice in May 2009, according to documents from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. Mihai Chezan, the developer who had…

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Cover Story   Where The Experts Shop Interviews by Barri Leiner Grant, Rebecca Little, and Jennifer Tanaka Ever wonder where the best-dressed people in the city buy their clothes? How about where interior designers shop for themselves? We wanted to know, so we asked local experts for their best tips and top-secret sources—and we share … Read more