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Cigarette caused massive fire in Lakeview, officials say

...enclosed back porch.” The fire burned destroyed one building and damaged seven other in the 3300 block of N Marshfield...

    Cigarette caused massive fire in Lakeview, officials say
    CHICAGO - Officially say a cigarette is to blame for the massive fire earlier this week on Chicago's North Side. Investigators say the fire in Lakeview was sparked by "an improperly discarded cigarette on an enclosed back porch." The fire burned destroyed one building and damaged seven other in the 3300 block of N Marshfield.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Oh no he didn't!

  • Spam Alert Relieved that EB identity has not really changed

    Well, I despaired of a response on the pâté and had a pound of ground lamb thawing in the fridge, so made some absolutely delicious broiled meatballs instead. Shallots and garam masala were the main additions to the usual components.

    Now my container of very fresh livers still awaits. Thanks for the suggestion, mrbill, but I suppose I'll stick with the wine reduction for the first go-round. Let's talk chopped liver in another thread!

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DePaul Students Robbed at Gunpoint on Lincoln Park Campus

One resident said they witnessed a robbery last week in the 1300 block of West Henderson.

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A 21-year-old man was on the southwest corner of Belden and Bissell about 12:20 a.m. when he was approached by three people who pulled out...

Another robbery was reported Saturday afternoon when a man forcefully took a 79-year-old woman's purse as she waited for a bus at Lake Shore Drive and Addison

    DePaul Students Robbed at Gunpoint on Lincoln Park Campus
    Two DePaul University students were robbed at gunpoint early Monday on the school's Lincoln Park campus, according to a safety alert sent out by the school. The alert states three robbers held up two students at gunpoint A 21-year-old man was on the southwest corner of Belden and Bissell about 12:20 a.m.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

31 hours ago

Craft Beer Week, Rakim, Bike Night, and more things to do in Chicago this week

...at Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield) on Monday, South of 80 at the Green Lady (3328 N. Lincoln) on Tuesday, and the Art of Craft Beer at Village Tap (2055 W. Roscoe) on...

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...over town. Some of our top picks include Huge Ass Beer Night at Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield) on Monday, South of 80 at the Green Lady (3328 N. Lincoln) on Tuesday, and...

...Lady (3328 N. Lincoln) on Tuesday, and the Art of Craft Beer at Village Tap (2055 W. Roscoe) on Thursday...

Mon 5/23: Cosmic Convergence at Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan) features a screening of astronomer and visual artist José Francisco Salgado’s films accompanied by the Chicago Sinfonietta performing Holst’s The Planets. 7:30 PM

Tue 5/24: Hosted by DNAinfo's Jen Sabella and CPS teacher Erika Wozniak, the Girl Talk premieres at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). The talk show will highlight amazing women in Chicago. 6:30 PM

Tue 5/24: Teams of four put their music knowledge to the test for the chance to win signed items, posters, vinyl, and more at the Music Trivia Showdown at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). A performance by Geoff Dolce follows. 7 PM

Wed 5/25: Detroit-based musician Jax Anderson, better known as Flint Eastwood, brings her indie-pop to Schubas (3159 N. Southport) tonight. 9 PM

Thu 5/26: Bike Night, a 20-mile motorcycle ride starting at Harley Davidson in Glenview, ends at the Twisted Spoke (501 N. Ogden) with beer, burgers, and whiskey. 6:30 PM

...and Rakim, plays their 1987 debut Paid in Full in its entirety at Park West (322 W. Armitage) tonight. Leor Galil writes, "Paid in Full is so embedded into the history and culture...

    Craft Beer Week, Rakim, Bike Night, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge The days are getting longer, so you'll need even more to do to fill the time. Here's some of what we recommend: Through 5/29: Drink your way through the city during Chicago Craft Beer Week at events taking place at more than 400 venues all over town.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

33 hours ago

What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

...best brews at South of 80, the fifth annual beer celebration at the Green Lady (3328 N. Lincoln Ave., Roscoe Village, 773-525-5571). Eight breweries will be represented, including Rolling Meadows Brewing of...

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Dinner plans for tonight: a beer and taco meal at Tallboy Taco (325 W. Huron St., River North, 312-488-4917), where four courses (including some chips and dips along with...

Celebrate Remington’s (20 N. Michigan Ave., Loop, 312-782-6000) first birthday by washing down $1 oysters with $1 glasses of Sauvignon Blanc all day long. 

...badass trick to show off at your forthcoming summer soirées, stop by the Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown, 773-862-5555) for a lesson on how to saber a bottle of Champagne...

Planning to pop by the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest? Pencil in some time afterward to visit Band of Bohemia (4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ravenswood, 773-271-4710), where your fest wristband can get you a free 12-ounce beer with the purchase of a small plate.

    What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week
    Dinner plans for tonight: a beer and taco meal at Tallboy Taco (325 W. Huron St., River North, 312-488-4917), where four courses (including some chips and dips along with the aforementioned tacos) will be matched to beers from Two Brothers Brewing Company. The $25 meal is available starting at 6 p.m.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

36 hours ago

Ravenswood Breweries Front And Center During Chicago Craft Beer Week

• Aquanaut, Begyle, Empirical and Metropolitan are among the breweries participating in Bitter Pops' Ultra Fresh Brews. All the beers have been packaged within days of the event, 6-9 p.m., 3345 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Tickets to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, 1-5 p.m., 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., are $60 for general admission, which includes tastings and a sampling glass. VIP admission costs $80 for an extra hour of drinking (enter at noon) and includes $10 in food tickets. (Click here to purchase.)

• Beer and yoga at Begyle: 6:30 p.m.; $25 for an hour of yoga and two flights of beer; bring a mat, water and a towel; 1800 W. Cuyler Ave.

• Spiteful tap takeover at Four Moon Tavern, 5p.m., 1847 W. Roscoe St.

• Empirical, Aquanaut and Half Acre are in the spotlight at Jerry's Andersonville, 7 p.m., 5419 N. Clark St.

• Whiskey-infused 2 Sheeps Derby Cartwheel release at Fountainhead, 5 p.m., 1970 W. Montrose Ave.

• Trivia night at Empirical Brewery, 7:30-10 p.m., 1801 W. Foster Ave.

• The Northman cider pub will feature ciders, cheeses and seafood from the Spanish region of Asturias. Guests can enjoy table-side long pours of Spanish cider, 4 p.m. to midnight, 4337 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Brown Line Brews at the Long Room showcases breweries along the CTA Brown Line — Aquanaut, Begyle, Empirical, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Spiteful and the debut of Dovetail. Food pairings by Beard and Belly, 6-9 p.m., 1612 W. Irving Park Road.

• Meet the artists who create craft beer labels, 5 p.m., the Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe St. Enjoy beers from the featured breweries, including Half Acre, Pipeworks, Aquanaut and Surly.

• Celebrate the women of craft beer with special tappings, featured pints and more, 7-11 p.m., Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St.

• Can't make it to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest? Montrose Saloon and Begyle Brewing are hosting a back yard barbecue after-party. Lawn games, Begyle beers, sausages and more, 5-11 p.m., 2933 W. Montrose Ave.

• Show your Welles Park fest wristband at Band of Bohemia and they'll pour you a free 12-ounce beer with your first small plate order, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.

    Ravenswood Breweries Front And Center During Chicago Craft Beer Week
    RAVENSWOOD - Lincoln Square, North Center and Ravenswood are at the hub of Chicago's thriving craft beer scene, so it's only fitting that Welles Park will play host to Chicago Craft Beer Week's closing festival on Saturday. Tickets to the Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, 1-5 p.m., 2333 W.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Lakeview CTA Stations This Month

...property. The robberies reportedly took place in the 1200 block of West Waveland Avenue, the 1300 block of West Henderson Street, the 1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and...

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...offender who displayed a handgun and demanded property. The robberies reportedly took place in the 1200 block of West Waveland Avenue, the 1300 block of West Henderson Street, the 1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the...

...the 1200 block of West Waveland Avenue, the 1300 block of West Henderson Street, the 1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and the 2400 block of North Seminary Street...

...the 1300 block of West Henderson Street, the 1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and the 2400 block of North Seminary Street...

...1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and the 2400 block of North Seminary Street...

    Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Lakeview CTA Stations This Month
    The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert following a series of armed robberies in Lakeview this week. Five incidents were reported in the 19th police district near Brown and Red Line CTA stops between 9:30 p.m. and midnight on May 16, 19 and 20.
    http://chicagoist.com

2 days ago

Police Warn About Recent Robberies In Lakeview And Lincoln Park

• In the 1300 block of West Henderson at 9:40 p.m. May 16;

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• In the 1200 block of West Waveland at 9:30 p.m. May 16;

• In the 1200 block of West Oakdale at 11:30 p.m. May 19;

• In the 2900 block of North Sheffield at 11:40 p.m. May 20;

• And in the 2400 block of North Seminary at 11:55 p.m. May 20.

    Police Warn About Recent Robberies In Lakeview And Lincoln Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A string of robberies within a matter of days in the Lakeview and Lincoln neighborhoods has police issuing a warning to the community. In each robbery, one or more suspects approached a person on the street, pulled out a gun, and demanded their belongings.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Armed robberies reported in Lake View, Lincoln Park

In the 1300 block of West Henderson at 9:40 p.m. May 16;

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In the 1200 block of West Waveland at 9:30 p.m. May 16;

In the 1200 block of West Oakdale at 11:30 p.m. May 19;

In the 2900 block of North Sheffield at 11:40 p.m. May 20;

And in the 2400 block of North Seminary at 11:55 p.m. May 20.

    Armed robberies reported in Lake View, Lincoln Park
    Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies reported in Lake View and Lincoln Park neighborhoods on the North Side in the past week. In each incident, one or more suspects approached the victims, showed a handgun and demanded property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Do we have any photos of the suspects from nearby security camera? The description is pretty vague

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Updated 4 days ago

Lake View fire damages 7 buildings near Marshfield, Belmont

...fire began around 5 p.m. Monday at a multi-unit apartment building in the 3300-block of North Marshfield, then spread to an apartment building next door and to other buildings across an alleyway...

...INSPECTIONAccording to a report obtained by the I-Team, the building where the fire started - 3338 North Marshfield - failed its most recent inspection on April 29.Inspectors found that the owners of the...

    Lake View fire damages 7 buildings
    A massive fire sent smoke and flames shooting into the air near the bustling corner of Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood Monday. "Black smoke was everywhere. It was hard to breathe when I got out. I don't know, it just looked really bad," said Nobuko Kuroda, a fire victim.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • gerigirl I live and breathe this city!

    What did the guy look like that showed you the apt. on Elaine, I Had To Say It? Do you remember?

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    It was so long ago I don't even remember if it was a male or female.

4 days ago

Fire In Lakeview Displaces 8 And Injures 1 Firefighter Early Friday

It's the second residential fire in Lakeview this week; An extra-alarm fire injured a firefighter and displaced 30 people in Lakeview Monday evening near Marshfield and Lincoln avenues, requiring 127 firefighters to fight the blaze.

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The back porches of a 2.5-story home in the 1000 block of West Cornelia Street caught fire around 5 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department. No residents were...

    Fire In Lakeview Displaces 8 And Injures 1 Firefighter Early Friday
    A fire in a Lakeview home injured one fire fighter and displaced eight residents early Friday morning, authorities said. The back porches of a 2.5-story home in the 1000 block of West Cornelia Street caught fire around 5 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.
    http://chicagoist.com

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A dozen new spots for alfresco drinking

...seating made from old railroad boxcars, sky-blue vintage metal armchairs, and reclaimed wood tables. 3446 N. Southport, 773-270-4272, corridorchicago.com...

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...concrete with metal tables a bit, and the seafoam-green chairs are a nice touch. 2523 N. Milwaukee, 773-904-8567, analoguechicago.com...

...inspired, and there's wine on tap as well as a wide selection of beer. 2901 N. Sheffield, 773-687-9949, barcocinachicago.com...

...taken outside. Flower-filled planters around the perimeter of the fence enhance the tropical feel. 3281 W. Armitage, 312-818-1254, bestintentionschicago.com...

...The beers now include Facemelter Hibiscus IPA and Retrofit Radler, a low-alcohol summer seasonal. 2747 N. Lincoln, 773-295-1270, burntcitybrewing.com...

...are about $15). Bring a crowd; the food comes on large platters meant for sharing. 12 S. Michigan, 312-792-3502, cindysrooftop.com...

...Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, and Suffragette City; Paul Virant created the menu of small plates. 1816 N. Clark, 312-254-4747, jparkerchicago.com...

The 3,000-square-foot rooftop patio in the former Epic space has an updated look, with new furniture, awnings, and string lights. There's a frozen drinks program that includes strawberry daiquiris and piña coladas, plus a menu of small bites. 112 W. Hubbard, 312-955-0339, joychicago.com.

...80-100 people; the menus from both the bar and the grill will be available. 3149 W. Logan, 773-278-2215, mezcalerialasflores.com...

...glass and by the decanter. The food menu will focus on locally sourced small plates. 1 W. Wacker, 312-372-7200, marriott.com...

...Grub next door) includes three flat-screen TVs for sports fans and couches for lounging. 1367 N. Milwaukee, 773-698-7362, whiskeybusinesschicago.com...

    A dozen new spots for alfresco drinking
    Analogue | Logan Square Last summer Analogue, the craft cocktail bar that's gotten as much love for its Cajun menu as its drinks, opened a 30-seat back patio that will be back in action as of May 31. Hanging planters and lights soften the stark concrete with metal tables a bit, and the seafoam-green chairs are a nice touch.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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