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Big Digital Billboard Along Kennedy in Bucktown Installed

The installation of the Bucktown board appears to be nearly a year behind schedule; the city issued a building permit to JCDecaux back in Dec. 2013 for the billboard at 1929 N. Paulina St., which carries an estimated cost of $873,562.

A Chicago billboard map on JCDecaux's website, though, shows that seven billboards, not including the new Bucktown board (which has an address of 1748 W. Armitage Ave. on the JCDecaux site), have been installed thus far.

But Jennifer Conklin, who lives near Armitage and Wolcott Avenue, about three blocks west of the billboard, said she's "seen worse" and thought they were "better than more taxes as a way to raise revenue."

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...city issued a permit to JCDecaux to erect a 20-by-60-foot billboard at 1265 W. Division St., in West Town with estimated cost of the construction is $873,562. And on July...

...the city issued a permit to JCDecaux to erect a 20-by-60 billboard at 2742 N. Rockwell St. in Logan Square. The estimated cost of the construction permit is $873,562, according to...

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McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

7 hours ago

Outdoor Retailer Stio to Open in Bucktown In 2015

Stio will soon call home a newly constructed 1,470-square-feet shop at 1719 N. Damen Ave., the former location of clothing store Tangerine.

9 hours ago

Northwest Tower: Hotel Pushed to Spring 2016, Underground Parking Nixed

At the Wicker Park Committee's preservation and development meeting on Wednesday, Meister provided a series of updates about the properties at 1600-1626 N. Milwaukee Ave. The centerpiece is a 12-story art deco skyscraper that towers over the Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue intersection.

At the Wicker Park Committee's preservation and development meeting on Wednesday, Meister provided a series of updates about the properties at 1600-1626 N. Milwaukee Ave. The centerpiece is a 12-story art deco skyscraper that towers over the Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue intersection.

The bulk of the hotel's other 25 rooms, larger accommodations called "shared rooms" geared toward families, will be inside the 27,000-square-foot Hollander Fireproof Warehouse building at 1618 N. Milwaukee Ave. and a not-yet-constructed two-story building next to the warehouse.

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Bartlett traffic gets glowing review despite residents' complaints

The study did document some cut-through traffic on North and Western avenues to avoid Oak Avenue, but those drivers were headed to homes or businesses. In general, the firm said traffic was balanced throughout the study area.

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Zombies vs. Vampires Crawl Readies for Day-Long Adventure to 7 Wicker Bars

...1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave; Nick's Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Flat Iron Bar, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave; Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Swig, 1469 N...

...1366 N. Milwaukee Ave; Nick's Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Flat Iron Bar, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave; Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Swig, 1469 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Tavern, 1958 W. North...

...s Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Flat Iron Bar, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave; Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Swig, 1469 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Tavern, 1958 W. North Ave...

...N. Milwaukee Ave; Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Swig, 1469 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Tavern, 1958 W. North Ave.

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Tickets to the crawl, which kicks off at Halloween Hallway, 1275 N. Milwaukee Ave., are $25 and include a "Survival Kit" with a map listing participating bars and drink specials, a T-shirt, arcade game tokens and more.

Participating Zombies vs. Vampires bars include The Standard Bar and Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave; Nick's Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...Vampires bars include The Standard Bar and Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave; Nick's Beer Garden, 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Flat Iron Bar, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...Milwaukee Ave.; Flat Iron Bar, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave; Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Swig, 1469 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and Tavern, 1958 W. North Ave...

29 hours ago

Storecasting: Stio to Open First Chicago Store in Bucktown

...Stio will open its first Chicago store in the 1,470 square foot space at 1719 N. Damen, previously home to Tangerine. Stio is just one of the many changes coming to Damen...

31 hours ago

Fresh MarketPlace Set to Open Nov. 1 on Logan Square Border

Paul and Peter Marinis have worked for more than 1½ years to open Fresh MarketPlace in the former Danny’s Fresh Market, 2134 N. Western Ave. In addition to running their first grocery store in Belmont Cragin, the two said they’ve invested more than $2 million in the Logan Square grocery.

31 hours ago

Pencil This In: Women In Craft Beer Panel

Tomorrow drink some craft beer at Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) and learn about the women working in the craft beer industry at She's Crafty: Women in Craft Beer, a panel hosted by Women Working In Mixed Media (WWIMM).

31 hours ago

Trib Empire Grows at S-T's Expense

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

31 hours ago

New to Market: $389K Gets This 1,650ft² Loft Off of the Bloomingdale Trail

·1737 North PAULINA Street Unit 206, Chicago, IL [Estately]

33 hours ago

6 Openings and Closings on Wicker Park's Division Street

...date for opening Wicker Park's newest Mediterranean spot is within the next 30 days. 2014 N. Damen Avenue (Division at Damen...

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Bento Cafe - a permit has been pulled and work is underway for this new restaurant/eatery heading for 2125 W. Division Street. We're loving the idea of a Japanese restaurant West of Damen on Divison.

...Park's newest Mediterranean spot is within the next 30 days. 2014 N. Damen Avenue (Division at Damen...

...think potato pancakes and corned beef hash), Delish closed their doors in late Summer at 2018 W. Division Street. The owner (who also owns Picante and Authentaco in Wicker Park) said they are currently...

Fame -  Opened just over 1 year, Fame closed quietly this Summer at 2015 W. Division Street directly next door to Takito Kitchen. A new restaurant and bar is in the works. Details to follow on the concept but they're targeting a January 2015 opening.

Mr. Kite's Chocolate Shop - Mr. Kite's Chocolate Shop is relocating from the Gold Coast to 2127 W. Division Street and they're bringing Granny Smith Caramel Apples "as big as your head" with them. Construction is well underway and Mr. Kite's is targeting a Fall opening in Wicker Park.

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Another Medical Marijuana Permit for Wicker Park Sought

WICKER PARK — The owner of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary headed by three pharmacists is seeking a special use permit to operate out of a former wine shop about two blocks east of Wicker Park's main hub at Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues.

Professional Midwest Dispensary has applied for a special use permit to open at 1811 W. North Ave. in the former Cellar Rat wine shop, which closed earlier this year.

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Marron said she has close to 30 years of experience as a pharmacist and currently works for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, which runs two pharmacies inside Mercy Hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave. 

Marron is scheduled to meet with members of the Wicker Park Committee's preservation and development subcommittee (P&D) at the group's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

The group did not meet with another company interested in selling marijuana in Wicker Park, Modern Medicine Dispensary at 1368 N. Milwaukee Ave., prior to that dispensary's special use permit being approved the city. There was "not enough of an outcry" to oppose the permit, Tamminga said.

In addition to Modern Medicine Dispensary, another dispensary, operated by IL Grown Medicine, also seeks a special use permit to operate at 1300-08 W. North Ave, in a 3,500-square-foot storefront across from Home Depot.

33 hours ago

Development Du Jour: Even More Apartments & Retail Planned for Milwaukee Avenue

...128 apartment unit combo from Centrum Partners would go up at the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Leavitt, just adjacent to the upcoming Bloomingdale Trail/606. The 171,426 square foot Hirsch Associates...

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Best of the City

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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