4 days ago

A Bike-Friendly Bridge Over North Shore Channel Trail Is Finally Happening

The North Shore Channel Trail starts near Lawrence and Francisco. The path continues along the Chicago River and North Shore Channel all the way to Evanston. [All photos DNAinfo/Patty Wetli]

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Underpasses at Foster (detour currently in place), Bryn Mawr, Peterson and Lincoln (pictured) provide cyclists and pedestrians an unimpeded "low-stress" route through River and Legion parks. This section of the trail runs along the east side of the river.

    A Bike-Friendly Bridge Over North Shore Channel Trail Is Finally Happening
    WEST RIDGE - The North Shore Channel Trail, which runs from Lincoln Square to Evanston, has always had a problem - the North Shore Channel. A significant portion of the trail runs along the west side of the channel, with the remainder on the east.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Sep 16

5 Chicago Restaurants Among Best 100 for Foodies

OpenTable touted the history and lure of Boka (contemporary American), 1729 North Halsted; Brindille (French), 534 N. Clark St., Girl & The Goat (contemporary American), 809 W. Randolph; goosefoot (contemporary American), 2656 W Lawrence Ave. and Les Nomades (contemporary French), 222 E. Ontario.

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OpenTable touted the history and lure of Boka (contemporary American), 1729 North Halsted; Brindille (French), 534 N. Clark St., Girl & The Goat (contemporary American), 809 W. Randolph; goosefoot (contemporary American), 2656 W Lawrence Ave. and Les Nomades (contemporary French), 222 E. Ontario.

OpenTable touted the history and lure of Boka (contemporary American), 1729 North Halsted; Brindille (French), 534 N. Clark St., Girl & The Goat (contemporary American), 809 W. Randolph; goosefoot (contemporary American), 2656 W Lawrence Ave. and Les Nomades (contemporary French), 222 E. Ontario.

OpenTable touted the history and lure of Boka (contemporary American), 1729 North Halsted; Brindille (French), 534 N. Clark St., Girl & The Goat (contemporary American), 809 W. Randolph; goosefoot (contemporary American), 2656 W Lawrence Ave. and Les Nomades (contemporary French), 222 E. Ontario.

OpenTable touted the history and lure of Boka (contemporary American), 1729 North Halsted; Brindille (French), 534 N. Clark St., Girl & The Goat (contemporary American), 809 W. Randolph; goosefoot (contemporary American), 2656 W Lawrence Ave. and Les Nomades (contemporary French), 222 E. Ontario.

    5 Chicago Restaurants Among Best 100 for Foodies
    CHICAGO, IL - Online restaurant review leader OpenTable has released its list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America this year, and has included a handful of classy Chicago joints. "Foodies," once semi-famously referred to on an episode of "NewsRadio" as "ones who enjoy the company of food," fit the bill for anyone in this review.
    http://patch.com

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The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks

Ravenswood (2708 W. Lawrence Ave. Sat. 6/18)

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Rogers Park (7348 N. Paulina St., Wed. 7/27)

Norwood Park (5430 N. Olcott Ave., Wed. 8/10)

Montclare (3020 N. Oak Park Ave., Wed. 8/17)

Portage Park (6343 W. Irving Park Rd., Wed. 8/17)

South Loop (44 W. 15th St., Mon. 8/22)

Rogers Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Sat 7/16)

East Garfield Park (3201 W. Chicago Ave., Tue 7/19)

Austin (5085 W. Adams St., Thurs. 7/21)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Francisco Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Montclare (6871 W. Belden Ave., Wed. 8/3)

Dunning (6935 W. Addison St., Wed. 8/3)

Lincoln Park (1919 N. Seminary Ave. Thurs. 8/4)

Chicago Lawn (6743 S. Kedzie Ave. Tues. 8/9)

Bronzeville (535 E. 35th St. Sat. 8/13)

Pilsen (1119 W. Cullerton St. Mon. 8/15)

Logan Square (2636 N. Kimball Ave. Sat. 8/20)

Clearing (5210 W. 64th St. Tues. 8/23)

Lake View (1230 W. School St., Fri. 8/26)

South Deering (2820 E. 98th St. Sat., 8/27)

West Rogers Park (6748 N. Sacramento Ave., Mon. 7/18)

Belmont Cragin (6100 W. Fullerton Ave. Fri 8/5)

Brighton Park (2725 W. 41st St., Tues. 8/16)

South Loop (1801 S. Indiana Ave., Sat. 8/20)

Irving Park (3546 W. Addison St., Fri. 8/26)

Bucktown (2200 N. Oakley Ave., Mon. 8/29)

West Loop (115 S. Sangamon St., Wed. 6/15)

Albany Park (3000 W. Argyle St., Fri. 7/1)

Loop (337 E. Randolph St., Sun. 6/26)

Lake View (825 W. Sheridan Rd., Thurs. 8/4)

Albany Park (4650 N. Lawndale Ave., Fri. 8/26)

Uptown (4501 N. Clarendon Ave., Fri 8/5)

Garfield Ridge (5120 W. 44th St., Sun. 6/26)

Englewood (513 W. 72nd St., Wed. 7/20)

West Pullman (401 W. 123rd St., Fri. 8/12)

Chatham (8223 S. Princeton Ave., Fri., 6/17)

Garfield Ridge (5625 S. Mobile Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Gold Coast (808 N. Lake Shore Dr., Sun. 7/17)

Hyde Park (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Wed. 6/15)

West Town (1419 W. Blackhawk St., Sat. 6/18)

Sauganash (5861 N. Kostner Ave., Sat. 6/18)

Irving Park (3945 N. Springfield Ave., Wed 6/22)

Auburn Gresham (1440 W. 84th St., Mon 7/25)

Bucktown (1722 N. Ashland Ave., Tues. 7/26)

River North (630 N. Kingsbury St., Tues. 8/2)

North Lawndale (3559 W. Arthington St., Fri. 7/1)

Austin (1333 N. Laramie Ave. Thurs. 7/14)

Little Village (2800 S. Sacramento Blvd, Sat. 6/18)

Grand Crossing (7655 S. Ingleside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Lincoln Park (2021 N. Burling St., Fri. 7/8)

North Center (2509 W. Irving Park Rd., Fri. 7/22)

Edgebrook (6525 N. Hiawatha Ave. Fri. 8/19)

Lincoln Park, Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St. Tue. 7/12)

Humboldt Park (4134 W. Hirsch St., Tue. 6/14)

Little Village (3660 W. 23rd St., Fri. 6/17)

Back of the Yards (5203 S. Lowe Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Brainerd (1246 W. 92nd St. Wed. 7/6)

Near West Side (2106 W. Adams St. Wed. 7/13)

South Loop (1700 S. Wentworth Ave. Fri. 7/15)

Washington Heights (965 W. 95th St., Thurs. 7/21)

Clearing (5940 S. Central Ave., Thurs. 8/4)

Roseland (201 E. 111th St., Fri., 8/5)

South Chicago (8930 S. Muskegon Ave., Thurs. 8/11)

Garfield Ridge (5010 W. 50th St., Fri. 8/12)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Leavitt St., Sat. 8/13)

East Side (3325 E. 108th St., Sun. 8/14)

Englewood (5727 S. Racine Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Lincoln Park (2534 N. Greenview Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Austin (5610 W. Lake St., Fri. 8/19)

Austin (500 S. Central Ave. Sat. 8/6)  

Park Manor (7140 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Fri. 7/8).

Lincoln Park (1001 W. Wrightwood Ave., Sun. 7/17)

Rogers Park (7340 N. Rogers Ave., Tue. 6/14)

Dunning (8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Sun. 7/17)

South Loop (1357 S. Indiana Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Jefferson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Thurs. 8/25)

Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Albany Park (5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Fri. 7/8)

Lincoln Park (2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Wed. 6/29)

Ravenswood (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Jefferson Park (5421 N. Menard Ave., Fri. 6/17)

Back of the Yards (4430 S. Marshfield Ave., Tues. 6/21)

Auburn Gresham (8335 S. Honore St., Fri. 7/15)

Pilsen (1824 S. Wood St., Thurs. 7/28)

Lawndale (4320 W. 15th St., Fri. 8/26)

Lake View (3200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mon. 6/13)

    The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks
    There's much to love about the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Park program: They're (mostly) kid friendly, free for your viewing pleasure, and spread throughout the city all summer.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • There are some really great movies that were shown this summer, of the ones I know -- American classics such as The Wizard of Oz. I'm glad Wall-E was shown, and Inside Out seemed very good to me. It's interesting (briefly) to adopt a moralistic perspective on these films, and...

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    There are some really great movies that were shown this summer, of the ones I know -- American classics such as The Wizard of Oz. I'm glad Wall-E was shown, and Inside Out seemed very good to me. It's interesting (briefly) to adopt a moralistic perspective on these films, and how things have changed (or not) since Hollywood's golden age (under the old Hayes Codes). Cool Hand Luke is a martyr-the-individualist film, with one notable salacious scene and some vivid physical torture. The Sting of course glorifies con men (even if it's in the course of taking down another criminal). Some Like It Hot, one of my personal all time favorites, is about as perverse as a popular entertainment could be when it was released in 1959, and though played for laughs the sexual hijinks, impostures and reversals remain the heart of the film. The public voted for The Dark Knight -- so be it. But maybe in this case curation would help introduce something onscreen less familiar but more heartening for our citizenry.

  • @Jazzmandel: If you are into classic movies, be sure to catch the Coen Bros :Hail, Caesar". Hilarious parody of the studios set in 1950. Probably not appearing in movies in the parks for quite a few years, though.

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  • Someone is being cited for unlawful use of a handgun in an alley at 3:30am on a Sunday? This sounds like a crime just waiting to happen.

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