Jul 31 2013

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20th & 24th District Police Blotter, by Mark Schipper

A 49-year-old man called 911 after he said a gunshot was fired at him on July 20 while he stood in his backyard facing an alley near 2300 W. Winona St. The victim admitted he was a Gangster Disciple with affiliates at 89th and Cottage Grove as well as in Evanston. 

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For the second time this month bullets pierced the glass of a residence along 6500 N. Mozart Ave., this time shattering the front windows, smashing into a wall and splintering a television screen in the couple's bedroom around 3:45 a.m.

Chicago policemen arrested one of two men who robbed a 28-year-old woman at knifepoint July 21 at the entrance to her apartment on the 6600 block of N. Glenwood Ave.

Larry Adams, 23, of the 1200 block of S. Carlof St. in Chicago, was charged with felony armed robbery after he was chased down by an officer near 1400 W. Pratt Ave around midnight. 

A CPD tactical team arrested a suspected bike thief who turned out to be a Black P-Stone on July 22 after he was unable to answer a salvo of direct questions in a sidewalk near 6100 N. Washtenaw Ave. 

The offender, 24, of the 3900 block of S. Princeton Ave., was observed about 9:30 p.m. riding continuously up and down a stretch of sidewalk without any apparent purpose. The officers had been sent to monitor that specific area, which has been harried by a flurry of recent burglaries.

A male and female who pummeled a man with a brick July 24 before robbing him for an iPhone 3 were arrested with blood on their hands and clothes near 6800 N. Clark St. just after midnight.

Tyrell Gibbs, 20, of the 7300 block of N. Winchester Ave., and Tameshia Hoard, 18, of 200 Julian St. in Waukegan, were both charged with felony armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. They are scheduled to appear in court on August 1.

A Sarpino's delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint July 19 in the entrance to a building at 1020 W. Winona St. The driver said a man standing in the vestibule had opened the door as he approached but put a gun to his head after stepping through the door. 

A 22-year-old from the 1300 block of W. 15th St. in Chicago was taken into custody July 22 near 1020 W. Winona St.—the site...

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Starting Blocks Needed for Amundsen High School Pool

The Amundsen High School pool has no starting blocks for its competitive swim programs.

Starting blocks are an essential piece of equipment for any competitive swim program. They consist of low platforms raised above the edge of the pool at the starting end of each competition lane. At the beginning of a race, the swimmer in each lane steps onto the block, assumes a starting stance, and waits for the official to sound the horn.

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The Amundsen High School pool has no starting blocks for its competitive swim programs.

Starting blocks are an essential piece of equipment for any competitive swim program. They consist of low platforms raised above the edge of the pool at the starting end of each competition lane. At the beginning of a race, the swimmer in each lane steps onto the block, assumes a starting stance, and waits for the official to sound the horn.

Diving off of a starting block takes a considerable amount of skill and technique. Swimmers with fast and powerful starts have a significant competitive advantage over those who do not. Amundsen may be the only high school in Chicago that fields a competitive swim team without the benefit of having starting blocks to practice and compete with. Because of this, our team is at a real disadvantage.

Installing starting blocks for the Amundsen pool will enable our swim program to flourish. With blocks, our starts will improve and our confidence will grow. This will lead to faster races and greater opportunities for our student-athletes.

Fortunately, this spring our coach won a grant for $6,000 toward the purchase of starting blocks. We're now 75% toward our goal!

Please push us over the top by making a $25, $50, or $100+ contribution. Go to http://www.gofundme.com/amundsenswim

    Click here to support Starting Blocks for Swim Team by Erik John
    The Amundsen High School pool has no starting blocks for our competitive swim programs. Starting blocks are an essential piece of equipment for any competitive swim program. They consist of low platforms raised above the edge of the pool at the starting end of each competition lane. At the beginn...
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Boom! Bowmanville single family home unit sales increase first half of 2015, huge price gains since 2012

...1830 West Farragut for $1,137,500.  The lowest sale is a small brick cottage 2212 West Foster, Chicago IL 60625 for $265,000.  The home was purchased by an LLC and $50...

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...half. The highest priced closing in first half 2015 is a new construction house at 1830 West Farragut for $1,137,500.  The lowest sale is a small brick cottage 2212 West Foster...

    The Chicago Real Estate Local
    Bowmanville home sale activity and prices are way up over the past several years. The over-all median price of a Bowmanville house in 2012 was $359,000. In 2015 thus far median price is $780,000. 15 Bowmanville single family homes have been recorded as sold in the MLS from January 1st to June 30th of 2015.
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What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

...WunderPOP, you can get a taste of it on Sundays and Mondays at Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western Ave., Lincoln Square, 773-681-0651). From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting August...

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One of the buzzier openings of the summer, Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-492-7775) will be a showcase for all kinds of regional Italian fare, from antipasti to bomboloni (doughnut holes) to pizzas fired from an 800-degree oven named Bella.

The Windsor (160 E. Huron St., Streeterville, 312-943-7777) is aiming to be a neighborhood spot to a not-very-neighborhoody area, with a menu full of American standards that get slightly dressed up by chef Todd Stein.

Geek Bar Beta (1941 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-9824) was never supposed to be permanent, but issues with the...

When Maple & Ash (8 W. Maple St., Gold Coast) opens this summer, it’ll mark a homecoming for newly announced wine director...

Good news! Dolce Italian (127 E. Huron St., River North, 312-754-0700) is adding a daily breakfast service from 7–11 a.m. and a lunch service from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Menu attractions include a Bolognese burger with meat sauce and Swiss cheese, perfect for when you’re in the mood for something light.

    What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week
    One of the buzzier openings of the summer, Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-492-7775) will be a showcase for all kinds of regional Italian fare, from antipasti to bomboloni (doughnut holes) to pizzas fired from an 800-degree oven named Bella. The Windsor (160 E.
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Chicagoan D'Emilio among Woodhull honorees

...books, one of which was quoted by Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case, the historic decision that declared state sodomy statutes unconstitutional...

    Chicagoan D'Emilio among Woodhull honorees - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    The Woodhull organization announces the recipients of the 2015 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award-John D'Emilio, Monica Raye Simpson, and Diego Miguel Sanchez."These are outstanding leaders and courageous activists," said Ricci Levy, executive director of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. "We are inspired by their work, by the lives they lead and look, with hope, toward a future they helped to secure."
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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Photos! 13 condo units under construction in Lincoln Square, Bowmanville at Foster and Oakley intersection

The one story commercial/ retail building has been demolished to make way for a new 8 unit condo building at West Foster Avenue and North Oakley Street (5202 N Oakley, Chicago IL 60625). ALL photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

...condo buildings on south side of Foster near completion.  A two unit building on the 2200 block of West Foster fills a long vacant lot (above) and a new three unit building towers over cottages...

...long vacant lot (above) and a new three unit building towers over cottages on the 2300 block of West Foster (below). This brings 13 new residential units in the half block...

    The Chicago Real Estate Local
    The Bowmanville neighborhood in northern Lincoln Square has experienced an eruption of new construction houses and condos over the last year. This mimics the frenzy of activity in greater Lincoln Square area north of Lawrence where we're in the third year of many "tear downs" and re-developments (including gut renovations).
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELFCERT DECONVERT EXISTING 2 DU 1-1/2 STORY FRAME BUILDING WITH BASEMENT TO SFR, NEW 2ND STORY & REAR ADDITION, NEW DETACHED FRAME GARAGE, AND NEW TRASH ENCLOSURE.

    5138 N. Oakley Ave. Issued July 27, 2015 Comment

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION: ERECT A NEW 2 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AND NEW ONE STORY FRAME 2 CAR GARAGE PER PLANS. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION. *** PERMIT IS NULL AND VOID IF WRECKING PERMIT IS NOT OBTAINED BY AUGUST 3, 2015 ***

    5149 N. Oakley Ave. Issued July 26, 2015 Comment

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Coyotes???

My husband and a friend were sitting out on our front porch last night, Friday night, pretty late. They both thought they had seen a dog across the street. Noticing that the dog was on its own, they pay closer attention. Until they realized it was a coyote... I'm not too sure if I believe him, but he swears it was. He said it was a little bigger then our golden retriever, which is an 80 lb boy. We live by the corner of Winnemac and Claremont. Has anyone heard or seen anything like this??

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    They have been in the area for years. Every so often on a very quiet night, you might here them in River Park when an ambulance is going by, howling with the sirens. They are being tracked and studied. I am happy to have them. They keep the rat population down. I have only seen one twice in the all the time I have lived here. They are very shy creatures.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    I love the coyotes. They were here before us!

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The 12 Best Niche Stores In Chicago

Alapash is located at 4835 N. Damen Ave.

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G-Mart is located at 2641 N. Kedzie Ave.

Chicago Kite is located at 5445 N. Harlem Ave.

The Spice House is located at 1512 N. Wells St. in Chicago and 1941 Central St. in Evanston.

The Spice House is located at 1512 N. Wells St. in Chicago and 1941 Central St. in Evanston.

Red & White is located at 1861 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...you’re being watched or will get snapped at. Tucked away at the corner of Clark and School, this video game haven is five to ten minute walk away from the Belmont Red...

People Play Games is located at 3268 N. Clark St.

Iwan Ries is located at 19 S. Wabash Ave.

Galerie F is located at 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave.

City Newsstand and City News Café is located at 4018 N. Cicero Ave.

Freehling Pot and Pan Co. is located at 1365 E. 53rd St.

Magic Inc. is located at 5082 N. Lincoln Ave.

Epic Spices is located at 1725 W. Chicago Ave.

Jul 22

What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Ampersand Wine Bar (4845 N. Damen Ave., Ravenswood, 773-728-0031) comes in with a serious pedigree. Its team includes former Charlie Trotter’s head pastry chef Darren McGraw and iNG executive chef Tim Havidic. The space is completely renovated and sleek. And wines start at $6 a glass.

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The dudes behind laidback Logan Square German spot the Radler have gone even more laidback with their sister restaurant, DAS (2855 W. Fullerton Ave., Logan Square). This time, the focus is on fast-casual doner kebabs (easy-to-eat street meat sandwiches that run for $8 a pop) and a few side options.

The updates to Logan Square’s Crown Liquors (2821 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-9741) may make it the hottest “slashie” in town. The longtime liquor store now has plenty of seating, 24 rotating beers on tap, and, best of all, “hot dice,” a game where what you roll determines the liquor you’ll receive.

News from the Lula Cafe (2357 N. Kedzie Ave., Logan Square, 773-489-9554) kitchens: Sarah Rinkavage is now the spot’s chef de...

    What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week
    The dudes behind laidback Logan Square German spot the Radler have gone even more laidback with their sister restaurant, DAS (2855 W. Fullerton Ave., Logan Square). This time, the focus is on fast-casual doner kebabs (easy-to-eat street meat sandwiches that run for $8 a pop) and a few side options.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jul 22

Five Places to Get Cold Brew in Chicago That Aren't Starbucks

3. Groundswell CafĂŠ (4839 N. Damen Ave.)

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1. Metropolis (5545 N. Clark St.)

2. Scone City (1632 W. Division St.)

4. Heritage Bicycles General Store (2959 N. Lincoln Ave.)

5. Ipsento (2035 N Western)

    Five Places to Get Cold Brew in Chicago That Aren't Starbucks
    Drink Wed Jul 22 2015 Starbucks recently announced that it is expanding its cold brew menu item to participating stores across the country. Chicagoans have been able to purchase Starbucks cold brew since March, as the city was part of the company's soft introduction to stores in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest.
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