8 hours ago

Bucktown's Retro Pizzeria, Complete With Vintage Arcade Games, Is Now Open

The StopAlong, 1812 N. Milwaukee Ave., (773) 394-4694, open noon to midnight daily

    Bucktown's Retro Pizzeria, Complete With Vintage Arcade Games, Is Now Open
    Pop-culture children of the 80s and 90s requiring a power-up in Bucktown have a safe space thanks to The StopAlong, a new pizzeria that opened today. The playful spot is an homage to the hangouts from television sitcoms of the past. Saved By The Max and The StopAlong could have duel over which one evokes the most nostalgia.
    http://chicago.eater.com

8 hours ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Labor Day weekend 2016

The Lincoln Lodge presents CJ Sullivan at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. The Lincoln Lodge returns with its 17th season! The Lincoln Lodge...

I Hate Everyone But Us at Flat Iron Comedy, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 9:00 p.m. A work by some of Second City's best: Julia DiFerdinando, Shantira Jackson and Rachael Mason. Suggested donation: $10. Pay what you can.

Arguments and Grievances at @North, 1637 W. North, 8:00 p.m. The debates everyone would rather watch. Named a “Best of Chicago...

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The Interview Show at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Mark Bazer’s guests tonight are humor writer and author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, chefs Erling Wu-Bower (Nico Osteria) and Cosmo Goss (Publican), sports reporter Julie DiCaro and musician Robbie Fulks.

Paul Reiser at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The star of Mad About You...

EbonyEssenceJet: The So What? Issue at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 8:00 p.m. EbonyEssenceJet is the all-female sketch and comedy revue featuring Ashley Bland, Briane Goodrum, Kimberly Banks and Salesha Mason.

Drink Date Laugh at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Paul Farahvar. “We are bad at dating and so...

The Great Show with Danny Catlow at The Annoyance Theatre, 951 W. Belmont, 8:30 p.m. Guests range from real-life Chicagoans to made-up characters. A new topic each week through September 30. Tonight: Dark Arts.

Friday Night Fudge at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:30 p.m. Friday Night Fudge has moved to iO and this is its...

Gad Elmaleh at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. One of France’s biggest comedy stars. Gad Elmaleh is a...

The Time is Now at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 9:00 p.m. Through September 30. A comedy revue asking what would happen if we really carpe’d the diem.

Paul Mooney LIVE in Chicago at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Martin Luther King Dr., 7:00 p.m. A live taping and historic opportunity to see one of the country’s most influential comedians.

Playground Drag Race at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by celebrity drag queen Pam Who?, this comedy lip-synching...

Cupid Has a Heart On at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. Chicago’s longest running musical comedy is a sketch show about...

Shark Showcase at Café Latino, 1454 W 18th St, 8:00 p.m. Tonight: Antonio Aguilar, Kristin Ryan, Blake Burkhart, Laura Hugg and hosted by Noah Gutierrez. This showcase is produced by Noah Gutierrez, Ben Flores, Kristin Fenchak and Carly Kane.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Labor Day weekend 2016
    An illustrious list of visitors for Labor Day weekend: Paul Mooney, Paul Reiser, Gad Elmaleh and Nick DiPaolo. Add the folks coming in for the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Festival: Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Brian Regan, Tony Hinchcliffe, Tom Segura, Donnell Rawlings and returning Chicagoans Cameron Esposito, John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco .
    http://www.chicagonow.com

10 hours ago

Weekend picks: Lauryn Hill brings soul to Ravinia

Croatia Squad at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Nu disco, house. $10. housemusicsavedmylife.com.

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...acts in the 37th annual Chicago Jazz Festival starting Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, and also at Millennium Park locations like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph...

...E. Washington St., Chicago, and also at Millennium Park locations like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 744-5000 or cityofchicago.org. Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and...

...at the United Center performance. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $35-$160. (312) 455-4500 or badboyfamilyreuniontour.com...

...Sept. 2, and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Single-day passes are $70 for Friday, $80 for Saturday and $60 for Sunday...

...what should be a rowdy party. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $36. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com...

The Loop Luau with Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Sammy's Beach Bar Rum: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. Rock. $20-$150. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.

Deacon Blues: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Rock; Steely Dan tribute band. $25-$35. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $27.50-$37.50. thechicagotheatre.com.

    Weekend picks: Lauryn Hill brings the soul to Ravinia
    Fans won't want to miss seeing Grammy Award-winning star Lauryn Hill perform in concert on Thursday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $80-$95 pavilion seating; $38-$43 lawn seating (sold out). (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
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42 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Knife-Wielding Robbers Strike 6 Times In 2 Hours On North Side

• About 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood;

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• About 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview;

• About 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;

• About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview;

• About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; and

• About 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview.

11 hours ago

Art & Science Salon Leaving Heart Of Lincoln Park For West Loop, Owners Say

The Chicago-based salon also runs outposts in Evanston, 1629 Orrington Ave.; Wicker Park, 1554 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Logan Square, 2569 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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The hair salon is gearing up to move out of its longtime home, at 1971 N. Halsted St., by Sept. 10, according to the owners via a blog post on the salon's website.

Soon after that, the salon will move into a much bigger, two-story building at 1144 W. Randolph St. — complete with a full training academy spanning the first floor, Ann Higby, spokeswoman for the salon, said.

The Chicago-based salon also runs outposts in Evanston, 1629 Orrington Ave.; Wicker Park, 1554 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Logan Square, 2569 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Chicago-based salon also runs outposts in Evanston, 1629 Orrington Ave.; Wicker Park, 1554 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Logan Square, 2569 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Art & Science Salon Leaving Heart Of Lincoln Park For West Loop, Owners Say
    LINCOLN PARK - After 17 years in the heart of Lincoln Park, Art & Science salon is packing up and moving to a much bigger space in the booming West Loop, its owners announced. The hair salon is gearing up to move out of its longtime home, at 1971 N.
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11 hours ago

Fraud Victim Shares Video of Man Who Allegedly Stole Credit Card From Lobby

Around 2 p.m. last Friday, a man wearing a yellow construction vest was seen in security camera footage entering the Clocktower Lofts at 2300 W. Wabansia Ave., using a door that was about to shut close from a resident who had just left, with her back turned to the man.

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...in was emptied and left there, with the address for another condo building in the 1400 block of Bell Avenue written on the label...

    Fraud Victim Shares Video of Man Who Allegedly Stole Credit Card From Lobby
    BUCKTOWN - After a man stole a just-delivered credit card from the lobby of a Bucktown building and a few hours later used it to pay for a shopping spree at a Target in Cicero, the victim of the crime is sharing video footage of the alleged thief in hopes of catching him.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

11 hours ago

Finding Vivian Maier’s John Maloof is found in Skokie

Saved by the Max 1941 W. North

    Finding Vivian Maier's John Maloof is found in Skokie
    Miishkooki Art Space, a new gallery (not quite) in town, had a jubilant opening last weekend with "Sweet Spoils," a 95-piece show of comics-inspired art from all over the U.S. and Europe.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

12 hours ago

Five Dive Bars Still Remaining in Logan Square

...Fireside Bowl (2648 W. Fullerton Ave.); Go Tavern (3219 W. Armitage Ave.); O’s Tap (2044 N. Western Ave.), which also had a divier period when it was Western Tap; and Quenchers Saloon (2401...

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This weekend brought an end to one of Logan Square’s oldest bars, The Two Way Lounge (2928 W. Fullerton Ave.), which closed Aug. 27 after 51 years in business.

...give an honorable mention to other dives or near-dives in the hood: Best Intentions (3281 W. Armitage Ave.), which might have made the list back when it was Marble; Fireside Bowl (2648 W...

...Armitage Ave.), which might have made the list back when it was Marble; Fireside Bowl (2648 W. Fullerton Ave.); Go Tavern (3219 W. Armitage Ave.); O’s Tap (2044 N. Western Ave.), which also...

...the list back when it was Marble; Fireside Bowl (2648 W. Fullerton Ave.); Go Tavern (3219 W. Armitage Ave.); O’s Tap (2044 N. Western Ave.), which also had a divier period when it...

...Ave.), which also had a divier period when it was Western Tap; and Quenchers Saloon (2401 N. Western Ave.), which just offers too many good beers to be divey...

The paragon of dive bars reigns supreme now that The Two Way is on its way out. Two Way owner Glenn Miller, whose family has owned The Two Way since it opened 52 years ago, himself said that The Bob Inn (2609 W. Fullerton Ave.) is the last dive bar in the neighborhood.

The Bob has lasted more than 70 years on the corner of Fullerton and Rockwell, flying under the radar as Logan Square’s bar scene has grown and gentrified. It...

As it nears its 10th anniversary in 2017, Burlington (3425 W. Fullerton Ave.) has carved out a niche in the western reaches of Logan Square, captured pretty well...

Let’s take a moment to praise Cole’s Bar (2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.), the dive and venue at the heart of Logan Square’s fastest-gentrifying area. Along...

1354 W. Wabansia

Just about any visit to the Whirlaway (3224 W. Fullerton Ave.) means meeting a member of the Jaimes family. The owners of the bar since 1980...

    Five Dive Bars Still Remaining in Logan Square | LoganSquarist
    This weekend brought an end to one of Logan Square's oldest bars, The Two Way Lounge (2928 W. Fullerton Ave.), which closed Aug. 27 after 51 years in business. It's not just the end of a well-loved establishment in the neighborhood. The loss of The Two Way means our neighborhood is down to just a handful of dive bars.
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43 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Knife-wielding robbers strike 6 times in 2 hours on North Side

About 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood;

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About 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview;

About 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;

About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview;

About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; and

About 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview.

    Knife-wielding robbers strike 6 times in 2 hours on North Side
    Police are warning residents that a trio of knife-wielding robbers struck six times in less than two hours Monday in the Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lake View neighborhoods on the North Side. In six separate incidents between 3:45 p.m. and 5:01 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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31 hours ago

Inland sells Mariano's in Vernon Hills for $36 million

At 1720 N. Milwaukee Ave., the 71,248-square-foot building is on about 7 acres.

    Inland sells Mariano's in Vernon Hills for $36 million
    Oak Brook-based Inland Private Capital Corp. announced Tuesday that it sold Mariano's Fresh Market in Vernon Hills for $36.4 million. Inland facilitated the sale of the property on behalf of one of its 1031 investment programs, according to a release. Officials from Mariano's do not expect changes at the grocery story as a result of the sale.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

31 hours ago

Police seek suspects in string of North Side armed robberies

...90 minutes Monday afternoon. The first report came at 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood. In the second, three teenage boys were put in headlocks and held at knifepoint in...

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...the second, three teenage boys were put in headlocks and held at knifepoint in the 2500 block of North...

    Police seek suspects in string of North Side armed robberies
    Chicago police are looking for three young men who allegedly pulled off six armed robberies in just 90 minutes Monday afternoon. The first report came at 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood. In the second, three teenage boys were put in headlocks and held at knifepoint in the 2500 block of North Greenview.
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Updated 32 hours ago

Shutter Report: Fizz Fizzles; Bucktown Sausage Stand Closes After 70 Years; More

Sam’s Red Hots, a decades’-old hot dog stand near Armitage, Western and Milwaukee, is closed, according to DNAinfo. While the walk-up window wasn’t as prodigious as...

...70 years, and their hot dogs and frozen krinkle-cut fries will be missed at 2345 W. Armitage Ave.

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The West Lakeview space that housed Fizz Bar & Grill near the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland, is empty. The bar is closed, ending an 18-year run—even Fizz’s circular...

...sign above the storefront has been removed, eliminating all references to the bar/restaurant at 3220 N. Lincoln Ave. The space had been up for sale since last year...

Taverna 750 will close tonight at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. in Boystown, as the Italian restaurant is moving to Andersonville where it will take over the Brixton space. The Brixton closed on Sunday at 5420 N. Clark St.

Taverna 750 will close tonight at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. in Boystown, as the Italian restaurant is moving to Andersonville where it will take over the Brixton space. The Brixton closed on Sunday at 5420 N. Clark St.

...with DMK Restaurants on a complete reconcept to revive the West Loop restaurant space at 841 W. Randolph St. GEB had a mild relaunch earlier this year, but the results weren’t what management...

Two Lions Pub and Grill is closed in Logan Square at 2906 W. Armitage Ave. Two Lions served British-style pub grub, but had to change names shortly after first...

    Shutter Report: Fizz Fizzles; Bucktown Sausage Stand Closes After 70 Years; More
    The West Lakeview space that housed Fizz Bar & Grill near the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland, is empty. The bar is closed, ending an 18-year run-even Fizz's circular sign above the storefront has been removed, eliminating all references to the bar/restaurant at 3220 N. Lincoln Ave.
    http://chicago.eater.com

34 hours ago

Burgers, Soft Serve, Pizza and More - Bucktown's The StopAlong Opens Wednesday

...Style pizza eatery just steps from The 606 is officially opening August 31, 2016 at 1812 N. Milwaukee Avenue, The StopAlong will offer whole pizzas (sorry no slices), soft serve ice cream, burgers and...

    Burgers, Soft Serve, Pizza and More - Bucktown's The StopAlong Opens Wednesday
    Felicity (chicken, bacon, jalapenos, Husky Hog BBQ sauce, smoked mozzerella) or the Back To The Future (mozzerella, prosciutto di parma, arugula, truffle oil) .
    http://www.wickerparkbucktown.info

34 hours ago

The Most Anticipated New Chicago Restaurants, Fall 2016

Address: 1576 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Address: 1350 W. Randolph St.

Address: 802 W. Randolph St.

Address: 4229 N. Lincoln Ave.

Address: 1800 S. Carpenter St.

Address: 933 N. Ashland Ave.

Address: 905 W. Randolph St.

Address: 101 E. Erie St.

Address: 1016 Church St., Evanston

Address: 2136 S. Peoria St.

Address: 1701 Maple Ave., Evanston

Address: 3056 N. Lincoln Ave.

    The Most Anticipated New Chicago Restaurants, Fall 2016
    Summer is almost in the books so it's time to look ahead to fall. Elevated tasting menus, veggie-focused concepts and notable openings in Pilsen and Evanston are just some of things to get excited about. Starting tracking these spots now or you'll be waiting weeks to dine at the next big hit.
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37 hours ago

A Rash Of Knifepoint Robberies Hit Bucktown, Lakeview And Lincoln Park Monday

1900 block of North Wood St. at 3:45 p.m.

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2500 block of North Greenview Ave. at 3:58 p.m.

2700 block of North Mildred Ave. at 4:15 p.m.

3000 block of North Greenview Ave. at 4:50 p.m.

3000 block of North Ravenswood Ave. at 4:50 p.m.

3700 block of North Greenview Ave. at 5:01 p.m.

    A Rash Of Knifepoint Robberies Hit Bucktown, Lakeview And Lincoln Park Monday
    Police are warning residents of Bucktown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park to be cautious after a series of knifepoint robberies on Monday. There were six robberies in total, all committed within a timespan of just over an hour. One victim was an eighth-grade student, according to ABC7.
    http://chicagoist.com

37 hours ago

Chicago PD Issues Alert Regarding 6 Afternoon Robberies In One Day

1900 block of North Wood on August 29, 2016 at 3:45 P.M.

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2500 block of North Greenview on August 29, 2016 at 3:58 P.M.

2700 block of North Mildred on August 29, 2016 at 4:15 P.M.

3000 block of North Greenview on August 29, 2016 at 4:50 P.M.

3000 block of North Ravenswood on August 29, 2016 at 4:50 P.M.

3700 block of North Greenview on August 29, 2016 at 5:01 P.M.

    Chicago PD Issues Alert Regarding 6 Afternoon Robberies In One Day
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39 hours ago

Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

The Tankard (1635 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-292-2765) offers $3 tankards of Pabst’s Old Tankard ale, $5 well drinks and half-price tater tots from 4-6 p.m.

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125 S. Clark St. 773-999-9411

1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204

112 W. Grand Ave. 312-846-6654

1200 W. Randolph St. 312-733-9463

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A spice rub how-to at Staytion Market & Bar, Latin brews at Fountainhead, the Loop's new food hall and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Now Open Revival Food Hall 125 S. Clark St.
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39 hours ago

6 robbed at knifepoint in 75 minutes on North Side

About 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood;

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About 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview Avenue;

About 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;

About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview Avenue;

About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; and

About 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview Avenue.

    6 robbed at knifepoint in 75 minutes on North Side
    Three knife-wielding suspects robbed six people within an hour and 15 minutes Monday on Chicago's North Side, police said. One of those victims was an 8th grader. Police urged residents of the city's Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods to stay alert.
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40 hours ago

North Side Crime Spree Targets Young Kids, Women, Police Say

• 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood Street.

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• 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview Avenue

• 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North MIldred Avenue

• 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview Avenue

• 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview Avenue

    North Side Crime Spree Targets Young Kids, Women, Police Say
    LAKEVIEW - Police are looking for three youths they say committed six robberies around Lakeview, Bucktown and Lincoln Park, all between 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday. In each incident, two teenagers walked up to someone, "physically grabbing them or placing them in a headlock," then held up a knife and demanded their cell phone or credit cards, according to police alert issued Monday.
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41 hours ago

6 robbed at knifepoint in less than 90 minutes on North Side

...list of when and where the robberies occurred:About 3:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Wood;About 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4...

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...m. in the 1900 block of North Wood;About 3:58 p.m. in the 2500 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;About 4:50...

...in the 2500 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4...

...m. in the 2700 block of North Mildred;About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; andAbout 5:01...

...in the 3000 block of North Greenview Avenue;About 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; andAbout 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview Avenue.Three 8th...

...m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood; andAbout 5:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Greenview Avenue.Three 8th graders who attend St. Josephat School in Lincoln Park were victims of these...

    6 robbed at knifepoint in less than 90 minutes on North Side
    Three knife-wielding suspects robbed six people within an hour and 15 minutes Monday on Chicago's North Side, police said. One of those victims was an 8th grader. Police urged residents of the city's Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods to stay alert.
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Updated 41 hours ago

Sam's Red Hots Calls It Quits After More Than 70 Years In Bucktown

Located at 2345 W. Armitage Ave., just east of Western Avenue, the stand is believed to have opened in the 1940s, according to Fischer.

    Sam's Red Hots Calls It Quits After More Than 70 Years In Bucktown
    BUCKTOWN - Sam's Red Hots, a popular family-owned hot dog stand that spanned four generations and two owners in Bucktown, has closed. Ruth Fischer, 86, of Highland Park, said her son who ran the stand for years is ill. "We told [the workers] on Monday not to order anything anymore.
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    this is very sad news for me.

    Sam's was, literally, one of the last old-time hot dog stands in Chicago.

    yeah, there are new places to get a hot dog ... but they are not the same. not the same ambiance. not the same yummy steamed dogs and tamales. i...

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    this is very sad news for me.

    Sam's was, literally, one of the last old-time hot dog stands in Chicago.

    yeah, there are new places to get a hot dog ... but they are not the same. not the same ambiance. not the same yummy steamed dogs and tamales. i have never been into "gourmet" goose pate and truffle sausages on a bun or dogs from places that sell everything from italian beefs to gyros and salads. they are not for me. they have no character, no history, no pedigree.

    they are not hot dog stands. they are just fast food joints that list hot dogs along with 30 other things on their menus.

    i like old fashioned steamed hot dogs, with fries, from places that specialize in steamed hot dogs, with fries, wrapped in paper and stuffed in a brown paper bag.

    hot dogs stands where you can smell that steamy goodness a block away. and have to stand shoulder-to-shoulder at the window with other customers.

    and YES!, Sam's would put ketchup on the dogs if asked to! no back talk. no attitude.

    in the early 60's my parents owned two restaurants within a block of Sam's. one is gone, the other, which they actually built out of an old butcher shop, is now Arturo's. and we lived a block away, so i knew this hot dog joint quite well and went there all the time. simple fare. cheap. quick.

    Chicago used to be full of these traditional hot dog stands. they were everywhere. everywhere. there must have been a million of them. in fact, back in the 60's there were 2 more within a block of Sam's.

    it's sad to hear the owner had to close it down after becoming ill. best wishes to him and his family, and to the ladies that worked the service window.

    ... and thanks to all the different owners over the years for all those hot dogs.

    g'bye, Sam's. i already miss you.

43 hours ago

Police Alert: Increase robberies in 14th and 19th Districts

1900 block of North Wood on Aug. 29 at 3:45 p.m.

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2500 block of North Greenview on  Aug. 29 at 3:58  p.m.

2700 block of North Mildred on  Aug. 29 at 4:15  p.m.

3000 block of North Greenview on  Aug. 29 at 4:50  p.m.

3000 block of North Ravenswood on Aug 29 at 4:50  p.m. 

3700 block of North Greenview on Aug. 29 at 5:01  p.m.    

    Police Alert: Increase robberies in 14th and 19th Districts
    Six robberies in an hour and a quarter in the 14th and 19th districts on Monday prompted a Chicago Police Department alert. In these incidents, two offenders, between the ages of 15 and 20, approaches the victim. Then they physically restrain the victim by grabbing them, placing them in a headlock or surrounding them so there is no place to go.
    http://oururbantimes.com

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Students robbed at knifepoint after school in Lincoln Park

...robbery near Wrightwood Park, knife-wielding thieves also targeted victims in Bucktown Monday afternoon, near North Wood Street and West Cortland Street and West North Avenue and North Honore Street.It is unclear if the crimes are...

...targeted victims in Bucktown Monday afternoon, near North Wood Street and West Cortland Street and West North Avenue and North Honore Street.It is unclear if the crimes are related, but Waguespack said they've been happening...

    Students robbed at knifepoint after school in Lincoln Park
    School officials from St. Josaphat School in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood confirmed a group of students was robbed walking home from school Monday. "It's very concerning. And you would think this neighborhood might be a little safer, but I always have my guard up," said Valerie, parent of a St.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Crews Demolishing 1880s Bucktown Apartments, Coach House

Located at 1646 N. Wolcott Ave. the 2-story, 4-unit apartment building and the 1-bedroom coach house at 1648 N. Wolcott Ave. were bought for $1,550,000 by Michael Kane and Barbara Chun in July from two different sellers in two transactions, county records show.

Located at 1646 N. Wolcott Ave. the 2-story, 4-unit apartment building and the 1-bedroom coach house at 1648 N. Wolcott Ave. were bought for $1,550,000 by Michael Kane and Barbara Chun in July from two different sellers in two transactions, county records show.

Ananda Breslof, a Bucktown resident and owner of Flowerlife, a flower shop at 2001 N. Oakley Ave. rented out the coach house from 1997 to 2010.

    Crews Demolishing 1880s Bucktown Apartments, Coach House
    BUCKTOWN/WICKER PARK - An 1880s brick apartment building and the ivy-covered coach house behind it are getting torn down this week to make way for a new single-family home, according to the seller of one of the Bucktown properties. Located at 1646 N. Wolcott Ave.
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