4 hours ago

Smokers, businesses unhappy as age to buy tobacco rises to 21

Mario Trujillo, manager of the 7-Eleven store at 29 E. Madison St., said many 18- to 21-year-olds will stock up on tobacco products so they can sell them to each other once the ordinance is in place. He does not think it will stop underage people from smoking.

Kevin Levi, vice president and co-owner of Iwan Ries & Co., a tobacco shop at 19 S. Wabash Ave., said the store has lost between 30 percent and 40 percent of its business over the past 10 years because of stricter tobacco regulations.

    Smokers, businesses unhappy as age to buy tobacco rises to 21
    Jourdin Burgess just bought enough tobacco to last her several months. The 20-year-old isn't stockpiling for a tobacco shortage; she's preparing for Chicago's new tobacco regulations. The minimum age to buy tobacco products in Chicago will rise to 21 on Friday, leaving smokers ages 18 to 21 frustrated and tobacco sellers worried about their business.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

5 hours ago

Fundraising Phonies Also Robbing Downtown Diners: Police

•at 12:45 p.m. June 24 in the 100 block of North Wabash Avenue.

    Fundraising Phonies Also Robbing Downtown Diners: Police
    THE LOOP - Men armed with fake fundraising fliers are robbing Loop diners at lunch, police said. In the crimes, suspects use fliers to gain favor with victims eating at Jewelers Row restaurants, only to shove the victims and take their cell phones and wallets, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

5 hours ago

Fox Valley police reports

...Barry Harkins, 55, of the 1500 block of Jefferson Street, Lake in the Hills, was charged June 24 with driving under the influence, improper lane...

    Fox Valley police reports
    Barry Harkins, 55, of the 1500 block of Jefferson Street, Lake in the Hills, was charged June 24 with driving under the influence, improper lane usage, improper lighting, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle, according to West Dundee police.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

5 hours ago

Where to Watch Fireworks for the 4th of July

Crystal Lake — Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, 9 p.m.

Orion — Charger Field, 1100 13th St., dusk

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Spring Valley — Hall High School Football Field, 800 W. Erie St., dusk

Summit — Summit Park, 5700 S. Archer Road, 9:15 p.m.

Antoich — Williams Park, 867 Main St., 9:30 p.m.

Evanston — Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church St., 9:20 p.m.

Highland Park — Wolter Field, 1080 Park Ave., 9:30 p.m.

Mount Carrol — Middle School Athletic Field, 633 S. East St., dusk

Mount Morris — David L. Rahn Junior High, 105 W. Brayton Road, dusk

Oak Park — River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., dusk

    Where to Watch Fireworks for the 4th of July
    Suburbs or City ~ find the full list of everyone having Firework displays for the 4th of July below: This Fourth of July weekend the Chicago area will be celebrating Indpendence Day with firework shows galore. Find the closest fireworks displays near you throughout the weekend.
    http://b96.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago, Other Things to Do

Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

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Where: 112 E. Wacker Drive

Where: Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St.

Where: Starts at Uihlein Plaza, 1601 N. Clark St.

Where: Palmer Elementary School, 5051 N. Kenneth Ave. (Parking lot at Kostner & Carmen)

Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Where: Parade starts at Kostner and Thorndale and the picnic is at Sauganash Park

Where: Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.

Where: Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St.

    Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Chicago Illinois, Other Things to Do
    CHICAGO - It's that time of the year when fireworks light up the skies, parades fill the streets and music echoes around the parks in celebration of Independence Day. Here's what the Windy City has to offer this Fourth of July: Bridgeport Sox vs. Yankees Independence Day Celebration When: 1:10 p.m.
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6 hours ago

Firefighter Slapped for Stopping Divvy Bicyclist from Riding into Fire Truck's Path

The incident happened about 4 p.m. Monday at the firehouse near Wells and Van Buren streets. Maegan Kurtz, 26, now charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, rode up...

    Firefighter Slapped for Stopping Divvy Bicyclist from Riding into Fire Truck's Path
    Chicago, IL - Chicago firefighters are always looking out for your safety, often putting themselves at risk of life and limb. Dashing into burning buildings to save lives, cutting through twisted automobile wreckage free the critically wounded - even stopping the wayward bicyclist from wheeling into the back of a fire engine.
    http://patch.com

6 hours ago

This Week’s Best Local Sales and Shopping Events

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., nordstrom.com) will host a pop-up shop devoted to camping gear July 1 to 31. Curated by the store’s VP of creative projects Olivia Kim, the shop will sell canteens and cooking gear as well as jackets, sweaters, and vintage T-shirts.

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The Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., chicagohistory.org) will host the first exhibit devoted entirely to American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher...

The Barneys (15 E. Oak St., barneys.com) Designer Sale is winding down, and goods are now up to 75 percent off.  The sale is also running online, where items include a bejeweled Lanvin gown (reduced from $2,890 to $719) and a bird-print Valentino blouse (reduced from $1,590 to $639).

Madewell (932 N. Rush St., madewell.com) is offering an extra 30 percent off its sale items and an extra 50 percent off already-reduced dresses and rompers.

The Sistercity Studio pop-up (1112 N. Ashland Ave., sistercitystudio.com) is open in Wicker Park through July 16. The showroom, housed within the Cat Von Kang art gallery, features the work of Czech designers.

After 25 years in business, the Gold Coast’s Marianne Strokirk Salon opens in a new location today. The salon, which offers haircuts and styles, nail care, waxing, and more, is now located at 1325 North State Parkway.

    This Week's Best Local Sales and Shopping Events
    The Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., chicagohistory.org) will host the first exhibit devoted entirely to American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher, WWD reports. The founder of the Mainbocher label grew up in Chicago and gained prominence after designing a wedding dress for the Duchess of Windsor in 1937; he's also thought to have invented the strapless evening gown.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

6 hours ago

This Week’s Top Design News, Trends, and Events

...PD, has curated her favorite Gilt City deals around Chicago. Among her picks: Salvage One (1840 W. Hubbard St., salvageone.com), a showroom and warehouse full of vintage furniture, lighting, and unique finds, is...

EuroFurniture (2145 W. Grand Ave., eurofurniture.com) is having its Stressless Promotion starting this Friday until August 22. Purchase View...

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...finds, is offering store credit for 50 percent off up to $500. Plus, DWDW Design (2444 W. 16th St., dwdw.co) is offering a two-hour interior design consultation for 40 percent off and...

Design Within Reach (755 W. North Ave., dwr.com) is having its Midsummer Sale until July 28 where you can save up...

Looking for a new way to light up your space? Lightology (215 W. Chicago Ave., lightology.com) currently has a couple sales at its showroom and online. Get an extra...

    This Week's Top Design News, Trends, and Events
    Marina Squerciati, cast member of NBC's Chicago PD, has curated her favorite Gilt City deals around Chicago. Among her picks: Salvage One (1840 W. Hubbard St., salvageone.com), a showroom and warehouse full of vintage furniture, lighting, and unique finds, is offering store credit for 50 percent off up to $500.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

6 hours ago

Firefighter Slapped for Stopping Divvy Bicyclist from Riding into Fire Truck's Path

The incident happened about 4 p.m. Monday at the firehouse near Wells and Van Buren streets. Maegan Kurtz, 26, now charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, rode up...

    Firefighter Slapped for Stopping Divvy Bicyclist from Riding into Fire Truck's Path
    Chicago, IL - Chicago firefighters are always looking out for your safety, often putting themselves at risk of life and limb. Dashing into burning buildings to save lives, cutting through twisted automobile wreckage free the critically wounded - even stopping the wayward bicyclist from wheeling into the back of a fire engine.
    http://patch.com

8 hours ago

Line-Inducing Aloha Poke Opening 3rd Location Inside Hot Loop Food Hall

...upcoming food hall, on the first floor of The National — the refurbished office building at Clark and Adams— should open sometime in mid-August with a plethora of chef-driven lunch items for...

    Aloha Poke Will Open Inside Revival Food Hall in The Loop
    Revival Food Hall knows how hot poke is right now, and that's why they're adding Aloha Poke Co. to their lineup. The upcoming food hall, on the first floor of The National - the refurbished office building at Clark and Adams- should open sometime in mid-August with a plethora of chef-driven lunch items for workers in The Loop.
    http://chicago.eater.com

9 hours ago

Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water

Howells & Hood – 435 N Michigan Ave

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Old Town Pour House – 1419 N Wells St.

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille – 225 N Michigan Ave

The Boundary Tavern and Grille – 1932 W Division

    Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water
    The Shedd Aquarium is presenting a week that visitors can sink their teeth into. It seems that sharks are getting a bad rap. It started with Jaws and it continues today. The Shedd is out to change people's perceptions on this misunderstood species. For example, did you know you're more likely to be struck by...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

9 hours ago

Hey teens! Are you looking for a high energy,...

...contact the following parks: Carver Park (939 E. 132nd St) --> 312.747.6047 Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine Ave)--> 312.746.5086 Haas Park (2402 N. Washtenaw Ave) --> 312.742.7552 Hayes Park (2936...

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...power, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. For more information contact the following parks: Carver Park (939 E. 132nd St) --> 312.747.6047 Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine Ave)--> 312.746.5086 Haas Park (2402...

...St) --> 312.747.6047 Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine Ave)--> 312.746.5086 Haas Park (2402 N. Washtenaw Ave) --> 312.742.7552 Hayes Park (2936 W. 85th St) --> 312.747.6177 Homan Square Park...

...Ave)--> 312.746.5086 Haas Park (2402 N. Washtenaw Ave) --> 312.742.7552 Hayes Park (2936 W. 85th St) --> 312.747.6177 Homan Square Park (3517 W. Arthington St)--> 312.746.6650 Jefferson Memorial...

...312.742.7552 Hayes Park (2936 W. 85th St) --> 312.747.6177 Homan Square Park (3517 W. Arthington St)--> 312.746.6650 Jefferson Memorial Park (4822 N. Long Ave) --> 773.685.3316 Mozart Park...

...747.6177 Homan Square Park (3517 W. Arthington St)--> 312.746.6650 Jefferson Memorial Park (4822 N. Long Ave) --> 773.685.3316 Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers Ave) --> 312.742.7535 Owens Park (8800...

...312.746.6650 Jefferson Memorial Park (4822 N. Long Ave) --> 773.685.3316 Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers Ave) --> 312.742.7535 Owens Park (8800 S. Clyde Ave) --> 312.747.6709 Washington Park (5531...

...Ave) --> 773.685.3316 Mozart Park (2036 N. Avers Ave) --> 312.742.7535 Owens Park (8800 S. Clyde Ave) --> 312.747.6709 Washington Park (5531 S. King Dr) --> 773.256.1248 Sign up now...

...Ave) --> 312.742.7535 Owens Park (8800 S. Clyde Ave) --> 312.747.6709 Washington Park (5531 S. King Dr) --> 773.256.1248 Sign up now! http://ow.ly/Q3ni301NTFW


10 hours ago

Fireworks! Where to find them in the suburbs

9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free. navypier.com.

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Dusk Monday, July 4, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Parking is limited. Fireworks can be best viewed at Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. Free. stcparks.org.

    Fireworks! Where to find them in the suburbs
    Look to the skies for Independence Day fireworks during the holiday weekend and in the days that follow. Here is our alphabetical guide to local fireworks shows. 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Williams Park, 741 Main St., Antioch. Free. antioch.il.gov. Dusk Sunday, July 3, at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

10 hours ago

Upton’s Breakroom Wants to Bring Jackfruit to the Masses

...s giving jackfruit the pulled pork treatment at its adjacent vegan café, Upton’s Breakroom (2054 W. Grand Ave., West Town, 312-666-7838...

    Upton's Breakroom Wants to Bring Jackfruit to the Masses
    Ever heard of jackfruit? The massive, spiny-shelled fruit that packs a nutritional wallop-and distinctly musky aroma-only just came to U.S. shores. Chicago's own Upton's Naturals seitan factory launched the first seasoned, ready-to-eat version here last spring. Now it's giving jackfruit the pulled pork treatment at its adjacent vegan café, Upton's Breakroom (2054 W.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

10 hours ago

Obamas tap two firms to design Obama Center in Chicago

...Huron. The firm’s designs include the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave; 151 N. Franklin and Gary Comer College Prep, 7131 S. South Chicago Ave. Last May, Ronan was named...

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Williams and Tsien designed the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., which opened in 2012. They also designed the Barnes Foundation art museum in Philadelphia.

...John Ronan Architects, 420 W. Huron. The firm’s designs include the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave; 151...

...Ronan Architects, 420 W. Huron. The firm’s designs include the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave; 151 N. Franklin and Gary Comer College Prep, 7131 S. South Chicago Ave. Last May...

...to design the David M. Rubenstein Forum, to be located at the southeast corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 60th Street, its first building in Chicago. The Rubenstein building, to be on the Midway, is near...

    Obama, Michelle tap two firms to design Obama Center in Chicago
    WASHINGTON - After almost a year-long search for an architect, President Obama and first lady Michelle announced on Thursday the firms they selected to design their Obama Center on Chicago's South Side - adding a Chicago firm not included in the original cut.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

11 hours ago

From the Randolph Fulton Market Association (...

...City of Chicago Diagonal Parking: 340-350 N. Abereen St. 1000-1030 W. Fulton St. 1032-1058 W. Fulton St. 150-180 N. Peoria St. New City of Chicago Curbside Parking, Hubbard St. from Carpenter...

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From the Randolph Fulton Market Association (RFMA): Fulton Market Parking Crisis: Resolving 1000 W. Fulton St. Parking + Gaining On-Street Parking Randolph/Fulton Market Association asks local voters and businesses to...

...340-350 N. Abereen St. 1000-1030 W. Fulton St. 1032-1058 W. Fulton St. 150-180 N. Peoria St. New City of Chicago Curbside Parking, Hubbard St. from Carpenter St. to Racine St.: Two...


11 hours ago

Rush joins race for South Loop patients

The new location, at 1411 S. Michigan Ave., will be part of a new fifteen-story mixed residential/retail/office building, and comes on the heels of an increasing industry trend to strategize outpatient care.

...000 square-foot-facility on the second floor of the retail hub Southgate Market at 1101 S. Canal Street in January 2017. Meanwhile, Northwestern University already has a 13,500-square-foot facility up...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

11 hours ago

Be Chic at the Beach This Summer

Mira Mikati, leather, $700, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave.

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Cotton, $245, Hermès, 25 E. Oak St.

    Be Chic at the Beach This Summer
    Published today at 11:47 a.m. Marysia, nylon and Lycra, $341, marysiaswim.com La Ligne, straw, $195, lalignenyc.com Indego Africa, straw, $175, shopbop.com Cotton, $245, Hermès, 25 E. Oak St. Mira Mikati, leather, $700, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave. Mondelliani for John Robshaw, acetate, $320, audrey@audreyfosse.com This article appears in the July 2016 issue of Chicago magazine.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

13 hours ago

Bad Bicyclist Smacks Fireman

The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S. Wells St., court records show.

The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S. Wells St., court records show.

    Chicago Daily Observer " Blog Archive " Bad Bicyclist Smacks Fireman
    A suburban woman slapped a Chicago firefighter when he wouldn't let her ride a Divvy bike past a reversing a fire truck, prosecutors said Wednesday. The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S.
    http://www.cdobs.com

13 hours ago

Tour 'Top Chef' C.J. Jacobson's Mediterranean Restaurant, Opening Today in River North

Ēma at the Hyatt Place hotel, 74 W. Illinois St., open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. Lunch coming soon.

    Tour 'Top Chef' C.J. Jacobson's Mediterranean Restaurant, Opening Today in River North
    "Top Chef" alum C.J. Jacobson brings a dose of California cool to River North as Ēma, his new restaurant backed by Rich Melman and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, opens today. Jacobson has found a niche with LEYE, as he previously served as the inaugural chef at their revolving-chef restaurant Intro.
    http://chicago.eater.com

15 hours ago

Free State of Jones turns a Civil War legend into a plea for racial equality

600 N. Michigan

100 N. State

322 E. Illinois St.

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1471 W. Webster Ave.

2600 N. Western Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

1715 Maple Ave.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

2828 N. Clark St.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

    Free State of Jones turns a Civil War legend into a plea for racial equality
    When the word emancipation turns up in the narrative titles of Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama, it's enclosed in quotation marks.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

15 hours ago

Neverland Pool Party July 2

5 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

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...with music by Neverland alum DJ JALIL Z (Miami).  Deuce’s and the Diamond Club 3505 North Clark Street,  Chicago, IL 60657

or Egoist Underwear (3526 N Halsted) has hard-copy tickets (no service fee) for $15 to the pool party.

2852 N. Halsted Street

    Neverland Pool Party July 2 - Gay chicago
    The Neverland Pool Party is back! One of the most unique summer parties in Chicago (the ONLY big LGBT dance party with a pool) returns for 4th of July weekend on SATURDAY, JULY 2nd. All-day party from noon-8pm with music by Neverland alum DJ JALIL Z (Miami).
    http://bestgaychicago.com

16 hours ago

Divvy Cyclist Slaps Firefighter For Stopping Traffic, Prosecutors Say

The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S. Wells St., court records show.

The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m. Monday to accommodate a fire truck that was backing into the Chicago Fire Department station at 419 S. Wells St., court records show.

    Divvy Cyclist Slaps Firefighter For Stopping Traffic, Prosecutors Say
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A suburban woman slapped a Chicago firefighter when he wouldn't let her ride a Divvy bike past a reversing a fire truck, prosecutors said Wednesday. The 56-year-old fireman had stopped traffic near Wells and Van Buren streets about 4 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

16 hours ago

The Mix — Some cool things to do this weekend in Chicago

...10:15 p.m and July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. The fireworks are set to synchronized music, and the city’s skyline and lake are...

...m. June 30 and July 1 and 2 p.m. July 2 at Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan. The original adventure of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) will be accompanied by the CSO, under...

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Windy City Ribfest Uptown, July 1-3, 4700 N. Broadway; “Top local and national ribbers will again mix saucy slab offerings that are complemented with an eclectic music lineup at this 8th annual festival.” Visit chicagoevents.com

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 1-4, Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph; “IFOL showcases the many diverse cultures and music from many nations.” Visit cityofchicago.org

    The Mix - Some cool things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Still haven't locked in your weekend plans? Here are some suggestions sure to fill the bill: FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZAS It's Fourth of July weekend and that means plenty of fireworks (check your local municipality or park district website for particular community's festivities).
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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