The City of Bloomington will investigate repairing a 100-year-old section of Monroe Street with brick instead of paving it over. The Council agreed unanimously Monday night to direct staff to design, plan, and bid the repair of brick or replacing the street with new brick. The move likely saved the 800 block of Monroe from being paved over with asphalt.
Renee Rosen's new historical novel "Windy City Blues" uses Chicago and its storied blues history as a backdrop to a story about perseverance and coming of age. "I sort of see it as the story of three people who come to Chicago seeking a better life," said Rosen via Skype from her Chicago home.