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Butcher fights off carjackers with pocket knife; 3 teens arrested

Earlier this week, a man was approached by suspects while sitting in his car near Marshfield and Wabansia.

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70-year-old Raul Sanchez was sitting in his car with the window down just before midnight in the 2900 block of West 59th street.

    Butcher fights off carjackers with pocket knife; 3 teens arrested
    CHICAGO -- Three teens are under arrest after trying to carjack an elderly man on the Southwest Side Tuesday night. 70-year-old Raul Sanchez was sitting in his car with the window down just before midnight in the 2900 block of West 59th street.
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  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    Atta Boy!!!!!! He should be paid the Mayor's and the Police Superintendent's salary. He's done more with this one act than both of those useless bloodsuckers combined. Thank You Raul Sanchez. You the man!!!

  • Pat Pat

    Bravo to the butcher! However, from my experience after being attacked: The kids (attackers) whose parents could not control, will be sentenced to house arrest. Try keeping them in for a month..ha ha ha, joke :(

  • I love this story! Even though the poor older man got a black eye in the confrontation, he fended off 3 hoodlums trying to steal his car, and he got one of them good. I know the police say to just give them what they want so you don't get hurt, but in a way, when these kinds of brave men fight back and win, it makes me want to cheer!

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Chicago’s hot summer rooftops

...s summer rooftops Apogee (River North): 2 W. Erie St. Cabana Club (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 2018 W. North Ave. Celeste (River North): 111 W. Hubbard St. Noyane (Magnificent Mile): 101 E. Erie St. Up...

...W. Hubbard St. Noyane (Magnificent Mile): 101 E. Erie St. Up & Up (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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...writer Audarshia Townsend shares her top picks for Chicago’s summer rooftops Apogee (River North): 2 W. Erie St. Cabana Club (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 2018 W. North Ave. Celeste (River North): 111 W. Hubbard...

...W. Erie St. Cabana Club (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 2018 W. North Ave. Celeste (River North): 111 W. Hubbard St. Noyane (Magnificent Mile): 101 E. Erie St. Up & Up (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 1600 N. Milwaukee...

...Park): 2018 W. North Ave. Celeste (River North): 111 W. Hubbard St. Noyane (Magnificent Mile): 101 E. Erie St. Up & Up (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave...

    Chicago's hot summer rooftops
    Food and drink writer Audarshia Townsend shares her top picks for Chicago's summer rooftops Apogee (River North): 2 W. Erie St. Cabana Club (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 2018 W. North Ave. Celeste (River North): 111 W. Hubbard St. Noyane (Magnificent Mile): 101 E. Erie St. Up & Up (Bucktown/Wicker Park): 1600 N.
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Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges

That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.  

While work is being done to make the bustling Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, a briefer nickname would make it easier to discuss. 

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But calling the intersection the "Six Corners" is equally problematic. The Portage Park intersection of Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park for decades has been referred to as Six Corners. It's a proud name for nearby residents, a specific name for a specific part of the Northwest Side.

    Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges
    WICKER PARK - Can everyone please stop calling Wicker Park's main intersection "the crotch"? That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • The area in Lincoln Park triangulated by Binny's, Whole Foods, and the Apple Store is "Satan's B*tthole". Let's be original.

    Robey Point?

  • for some reason this post got me to remember a candy bar that I had as a kid, the company I think was Nippon. so if you where eating one and someone said what's up, you said just nippon some cratch... mon. anyone else remember that candy bar?

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Weekend picks: Mel Brooks screens 'Young Frankenstein' at Chicago Theatre

Kings of Class, Nikho, DangerWayne, DopeBoyNextDoor, Tecko, Moriarty, Brian Trent at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Free before midnight. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Mel Brooks will be on hand to answer questions and host a special screening of his 1970s film comedy "Young Frankenstein" on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $78.50-$98.50. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27

Neil Diamond celebrates his half-century showbiz career with "The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour" tonight at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $59.50-$550. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 28

Guardrail, Detour North, InsideOut, Invictus: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

We Killed the Lion, Uncouth, Buzzard: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Dream Council, Mystery Crash, Nonnie Parry, Still + Storm: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

Rebel Soul Revival, The Clowder, The Bank Notes: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

Crosstown, Fascinating: 9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago. $7. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

The James Wheeler Blues Jam: 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (773) 342-0452 or rosaslounge.com.

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17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend

...a guest, you can wade in the dipping pool next door at the Cabana Club, 1616 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Heralding the start of the street festival season, the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off at noon Saturday at 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Local favorites Too White Crew and Wedding Banned are returning, and the fest has added a second stage at Sheffield and Belmont, where DJs and drag queens will perform in between rounds of Trader Todd's karaoke idol competition.

After a brief Memorial Day ceremony, the final 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is available just ahead of the races at the park at 9625 S. Longwood Dr. It costs $55 to run the 10K, $40 for the 5K and $75 to run both races back to back. It costs $30 to run the youth mile.

Those looking to get rowdy should head to Madison Public House, 2200 N. Milwaukee Ave., (near the California Blue Line stop) Sunday for a 12-hour dance party featuring Na$im Williams, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois, White Gzus and more. The free party kicks off at 2 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.

Not interested in nursing a hangover on Memorial Day? Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibition on reinterpreted classic movie posters 6...

Local history lovers can head to the Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., to check out its newest exhibit: the "Made in Chicago Museum." The collection features 200...

...than a meal in the city. Located behind Berger Park's landmark coach house at 6215 N. Sheridan Road, the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday...

Begyle and Dovetail breweries are teaming up for an epic two-day block party, Mayfestiversary, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave. There will be plenty of beer, food trucks, games and live music. Click here for the complete lineup.

...a rainy day plan? Check out the world premiere of "T" at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. The show is a fictionalized account of the story behind Tonya Harding's rivalry with...

Swing by Cafe Chien, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, 4749 N. Spaulding Ave. for a sneak peek at the neighborhood's planned People Spot. Grab a cup of coffee, get goofy in the photo booth, plant a seed and meet neighbors at this community open house.

...Public School, 6634 N. Raven St., and ends around 12:15 at Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. A brief tribute ceremony will be held at Taft after the parade's end...

...could be a good night to get cozy and watch a movie. The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will be showing a special pre-release screening of the documentary "Whose Streets," which follows...

...and a beer beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, until it runs out. At 948 N. Western Ave.

Buyers and lookers will be flocking to the 1300 block of West Washington Street in West Loop's Fulton Market this Saturday — embracing the return of the Randolph Street...

...a $10 entry and runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat-Sun, at 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

...1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend
    LAKEVIEW - You've got three whole days off, Chicago. Get out and explore the city's neighborhoods - from Beverly to Rogers Park, the lakefront to the far Northwest Side, there's plenty to do inside (if it rains, which it will) and out.
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