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Aldi Proposal

They changed the unit count down to 101 units and added more retail space and changed the footprint. This project is huge and can change that strip of milwaukee. Thoughts from anyone at the bucktown community meeting tonight?

  • Michael Bucktown Resident

    Another great comment, JeannyB: "if you rent a car for whatever reason you'll still need a parking spot."

  • The TOD ordinance wasn't passed because of CTA renovations, but because 35 percent of all trips in the City of Chicago are transit based. Buildings shouldn't be developed on the assumption that 100 percent of their uses will be exclusively car users, especially in those areas where transit options are highest.

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4 Neighborhood Places Where You Should Go Eat or Drink This Weekend

Presidio, 1749 N. Damen Ave.

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Meatheads, 3304 N. Western Ave.

Lacuna Artist Lofts, 2150 S. Canalport Ave.

Toppers Pizza, 3404 N. Sheffield St.

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The Brass Monkey, '70s American and French brasserie, opens in West Loop

Presidio (1749 N. Damen Ave.) opens in Bucktown today in the space formerly occupied by The Bluebird.

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The Brass Monkey (401 N. Morgan St.), a venture between owner Marc Bushala (Untitled Supper Club) and chef Ryan Wombacher (Siena Tavern) has opened in the West Loop's Fulton Market District.

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On the Menu: Salted Dulce de Leche Donut

Stan's Donuts & Coffee has two locations: 1560 N. Damen Ave and 259 E Erie St. They open at 6:30am daily

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Stan's Donuts & Coffee has two locations: 1560 N. Damen Ave and 259 E Erie St. They open at 6:30am daily

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Theater events: BrightSide revives Simon farce ‘Rumors'

• Collaboraction extended its production of "Forgotten Future: The Education Project" examining Chicago's dysfunctional education system. Performances continue through March 22 at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (312) 226-9633 or collaboraction.org.

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...Brenda Didier. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens March 9. $39-$43. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

• "Oh What a Night!" -- a 1960s musical review featuring four male singers and a five-piece band -- run Fridays and Saturday, March 6 through April 18, at Music Comedy Live, 3110 N. Sheffield, Chicago. (773) 610-5930 or mclchicago.com.

...farmers market who disappears after one day. Performances begin Friday, March 6, at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago. See jackalopetheatre.org...

...reading series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at The Pride Rehearsal Space, 1411 W. Wilson St., Chicago. First up is P.H. Lin's "Zelda at the Oasis" about a day...

...Improv Productions are at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central...

...E. Washington St., Chicago, and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago. The free, family-friendly performances are part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs...

...but undefeated even as their neighborhood crumbles around them. Previews begin Saturday, March 7, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The show opens March 16. It's the centerpiece of a citywide celebration of...

...Theatre Company takes theatergoers "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" beginning Sunday, March 8, at 3829 N. Broadway St., Chicago. Ensemble member Mike Mroch directs Clint Sheffer and Ann Sonneville's adaptation of the...

• Pride Films & Plays hosts its Afternoon Delight fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at 1644 N. Ada St., Chicago. The $50 admission includes beer, wine, cocktails and entertainment. (773) 697-7069 or pridefilmsandplays.com.

...Women in the Arts fundraiser luncheon at noon Monday, March 9, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. Tickets are $300. They're available at (312) 654-5632 or by email at...

...families. John D. Glover directs the production, which opens Thursday, March 12, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or kokandyproductions.com...

• Broadway in Chicago presents "The Illusionists -- Witness the Impossible." The spectacle, featuring seven magicians, runs from Tuesday, March 10, through March 22 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

...Juan Villa's "Don Chipotle" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' novel, the play incorporates puppetry and music to tell...

• The Annoyance Theatre's new show "1 on 1," showcasing two solo performers, opens Wednesday, March 11, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Also, the theater has extended the long-form improv show "Blackout" through March 25. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

...s "Blue Bash" beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Seyfarth Shaw, 131 S. Dearborn Ave., Chicago. WBEZ anchor Joan Esposito hosts the event, which includes live and silent auctions, open...

• A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its production of "Accidentally, Like a Martyr," Grant James Varjas' dramedy about the denizens of a dive gay bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Performances run through March 15 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org.

...Redtwist theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, has extended its revival of John Logan's "Red," about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko...

• The Uptown Underground, an adult-only entertainment space showcasing burlesque, cabaret and comedy shows, has opened at 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago. See uptownunderground.net.

...feature the return of Mike Nussbaum, along with three Chicago premieres. The season begins at 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, in August with a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price" as part of...

...belongings. That's followed by the Chicago premiere of "Spill" (October-December at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago), Leigh Fondakowski's drama -- created in the style of "The Laramie Project" -- examining the...

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Woman Says Ex Disguised Himself Before Sexually Assaulting Her

He then allegedly set fire to her apartment in the 2100 block of North Hoyne, charring the woman’s bedding, towels and pillows.

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On Thursday, Sullivan ruled there was enough probable cause to try Nissenbaum, of the 400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue.

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The Brass Monkey, '70s American and French brasserie, opens in West Loop

Presidio (1749 N. Damen Ave.) opens in Bucktown today in the space formerly occupied by The Bluebird.

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The Brass Monkey (401 N. Morgan St.), a venture between owner Marc Bushala (Untitled Supper Club) and chef Ryan Wombacher (Siena Tavern) has opened in the West Loop's Fulton Market District.

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Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology

Presidio (1749 N. Damen Ave.) opens in Bucktown today in the space formerly occupied by The Bluebird.

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Presidio opens in former Bluebird space in Bucktown

Presidio (1749 N. Damen Ave.) opens in Bucktown today in the space formerly occupied by The Bluebird.

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Roxie's has good bread by the slice

Roxie's By the Slice, 1732 N. Milwaukee. No Phone.

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Style Revival

...Laurent Paris lace top, $690, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave. Neoprene pants, $275, Cynthia Rowley, 1653 N. Damen Ave. Donna Karan New York calfskin mules, $1,195, donnakaran.com. Arik Kastan agate necklace, $2...

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Donna Karan New York viscose dress, $1,995, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Brass collar necklace, $150, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Aurélie Bidermann 18-karat gold-plated necklace, $895, matchesfashion.com.

Donna Karan New York viscose dress, $1,995, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Brass collar necklace, $150, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Aurélie Bidermann 18-karat gold-plated necklace, $895, matchesfashion.com.

At left: Silk dress, $2,900, and suede boots, $1,495, Gucci, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Thirty-two-karat green agate hoop earrings, $1,950, Jill Alberts, wm. Elsa Peretti 18...

...1,950, Jill Alberts, wm. Elsa Peretti 18-karat gold necklace, $23,000, Tiffany & Co., 730 N. Michigan Ave. At right: Givenchy grosgrain and chiffon dress, $7,890, and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15...

...Ave. At right: Givenchy grosgrain and chiffon dress, $7,890, and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Calfskin heels, $1,095, Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak St. Eddie Borgo mixed semiprecious stone...

...and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Calfskin heels, $1,095, Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak St. Eddie Borgo mixed semiprecious stone bracelet, $350, Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave...

Silk and eel skin dress, $5,950, lace leggings, $820, and canvas and calfskin boots, $1,250, Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan Ave.

At left: Saint Laurent Paris lace top, $690, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave. Neoprene pants, $275, Cynthia Rowley, 1653 N. Damen Ave. Donna Karan New York calfskin mules...

...dress, $3,400, calfskin and canvas mules, $1,190, and calfskin belt, $695, Salvatore Ferragamo, 645 N. Michigan Ave. Donna Karan New York hand-painted calfskin bracelets, $595, donnakaran.com. Lemon citrine and green...

...calfskin bracelets, $595, donnakaran.com. Lemon citrine and green quartz necklace, $2,500, David Yurman, 40 E. Oak St.

Giambattista Valli silk dress, $2,480, Blake. Paloma Picasso 18-karat gold pendant, $2,600, Tiffany & Co. Eighteen-karat rose gold and white quartz ring, $3,850, Pomellato, 41 E. Oak St. Graziela sapphire and zircon hoop earrings, $584, grazielagems.com.

36 hours ago

You Have One Month Left To Eat These Lenten Specials

At Belly Shack, 1912 N. Western Ave., the Friday special has been fried catfish tostadas ($12) paired with black beans, curried mayo coleslaw and a fennel-citrus salsa. Specials change often here, so call ahead.

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Bang Bang Pie, 2051 N. California Ave., has two Lent-only dishes. Grits loaded with oyster mushrooms and a walnut-arugula pesto...

De Pasada, 1517 W. Taylor St., is selling crispy potato tacos daily during Lent for $1.25 a piece. These are corn tortillas filled with mashed potatoes, fried to a crisp and topped with lettuce and tomato.

Kuma's Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Ave., known for its hulking meat-on-buns constructions with thrash metal names, does fish, too...

...on a pretzel roll. It's also being served at sister location Kuma's Too, 666 W. Diversey Ave., "every day, all day" in March, a staffer said...

DMK Burger Bar, 2954 N. Sheffield Ave., dubbed its Lenten sandwich, seared ahi tuna with avocado and caramelized onions on a potato bun, the "Satisfaction Guaranteed." It's $13 and available on Fridays.

Monti's, 4757 N. Talman Ave., another meat-heavy place, presents its version of the fish sandwich — battered, fried tilapia with...

Honey Butter Fried Chicken, 3361 N. Elston Ave., will swap a peppery egg frittata in for chicken on any of its sandwiches on Fridays during Lent, with no change to the various accoutrements or the price.

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Slice of Life: Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bucktown

Look up at the façade of Covenant Presbyterian Church (2012 West Dickens Avenue) in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, and you will catch a glimpse of this church’s colorful past and of Bucktown’s history as home to a vibrant Polish community.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATION OF AN EXISTING ONE-STORY STRUCTURE FOR NEW RESTAURANT AND BASEMENT USED FOR STORAGE. WORK SHALL INCLUDE INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF MISC WALLS, DAMAGED PLUMBING FIXTURES. NEW KITCHEN HOOD W/MECHANICAL UNITS TO BE PLACED ON EXISTING OPENINGS. NEW TOILET ROOMS, NEW SANITARY DISTRIBUTION, WATER AND GAS DISTRIBUTION; NEW KITCHEN EQUIPMENT; INTERIOR FINISHES; NEW STOREFRONT ENTRY SYSTEM IN EXISTING OPENINGS.CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    1954 W. Armitage Ave. Issued March 3, 2015 Comment

43 hours ago

Celine Neon @ Subterranean

Celine Neon celebrates the release of their debut self-titled EP tonight at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. Rapper Chicks (ill-esha, Psalm One, Fluffy, Angel Davanport and more) and DJ Johnny Walker...

2 days ago

Presidio Bringing Craft Cocktails, Burgers to Spot Near Bloomingdale Trail

Presidio, 1749 N. Damen Ave. Hours are 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Closed Mondays. Ph: 773-697-3315. 

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Fjällräven Sells Cold-Weather Adventure Gear in Wicker Park

...was founded in 1960 in the town of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The new Chicago store (1708 N. Damen Ave.) marks the brand’s 8th boutique in the USA, and its slogan–“There is no...

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