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Big Changes Ahead as True Nature Foods Merges with Heartland Cafe

Now, the two businesses centered on organic food are joining forces at 7000 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park.

True Nature will have its own doorway at the corner of Glenwood and Lunt avenues. He said he'll also repaint and update lighting.

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    Wonderful news. A new "special" business coming to R.P. The partnership with Heartland is a perfect match.

    By-the-way, I've gone to Heartland for dinner 3-4 times now over the past 18 months. A much better menu and better service. I am proud that Heartland has been able to correct some...

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    Wonderful news. A new "special" business coming to R.P. The partnership with Heartland is a perfect match.

    By-the-way, I've gone to Heartland for dinner 3-4 times now over the past 18 months. A much better menu and better service. I am proud that Heartland has been able to correct some of the problems they have had. I say proud because Heartland conjures up emotional connections. Heartland is a true Chicago gem and has a feeling that cannot simply be fabricated. It only happens over time. Very difficult to duplicate.

    If you have not been to Heartland recently -- try them again. Tom the new owner and his crew are changing for the good.

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20th & 24th District Police Blotter, Week of April 8-15

The gang member, 19, was with two other males walking south on the 6900 block of N. Clark St. shortly after 10 p.m., police said. As officers approached in their patrol vehicle they heard him shout, “Latin Kings! Woo! Woo!” at two people as their groups passed each other on the sidewalk.

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Officers took the 20-year-old into custody shortly after noon on the 2000 block of W. Norwood St. 

Armed gunmen wearing masks robbed the Andersonville T-Mobile store at 5353 N. Clark St. 

A witness told police that while she was driving she saw a man sit down on the curb as if in distress and stopped to help him. When officers arrived the 23-year-old said he’d been on the 5800 block of N. Sheridan Rd. about 5 p.m. when he heard a gunshot. 

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You're Being Ridiculous @ Mayne Stage

...Owens. Doors open at 6:30pm and stories start at 7:30pm at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave....

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Pump & Dump Show @ Mayne Stage

The Pump & Dump Show, a comedy show for parents, returns to the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. "Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula, host this...

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Theater events: Darkly comic ‘Constant State of Panic' premieres at Clockwise

...aided by Bob the dog and a young human. Performances continue through May 17 at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com. Also, Lifeline announced Josh LeVasseur, a former campaign...

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...at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Opens April 24. $10-$38. (872) 222-9555 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org...

...directed by Ted Hoerl in his Eclipse debut, opens Sunday, April 19, at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 935-6875 or eclipsetheatre.com...

...Geoff Button directs the production, which begins previews Friday, April 17, at The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Wednesday, April 22. See the-hypocrites.com...

...next door in exchange for his freedom. Previews begin Friday, April 17, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, April 23. (773) 327-5252 or porchlightmusictheatre.org...

...the company's final production for 2015. Previews begin Friday, April 17, at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. The show opens April 25. (773) 342-4141 or adventurestage.org...

...m. Friday, April 17, and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Also at Gorilla Tango, EEK! Theatre Company celebrates its fifth year with "High Five...

...Paul Gordon ("Jane Eyre," "Daddy Long Legs") begins previews Saturday, April 18, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The show, helmed by artistic director Barbara Gaines, opens April 29. (312) 595-5600...

...a nobleman's son -- into marrying her. Previews begin Saturday, April 18, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The show opens Thursday, April 23. (773) 883-8830 or stagelefttheatre.com...

...seat. The Will Bishop production opens Sunday, April 19, at The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. See firstfloortheater.com...

...exterminate certain populations including ethnic groups, organizers and intellectuals. Previews begin Tuesday, April 21, at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. The show, directed by co-founder and artistic director Michael Menendian, opens April 27...

...premiere under director Susan Padveen beginning previews Wednesday, April 22, at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens April 25. (773) 404-7336 or petheatre.com...

...long-held family secret. Performances run April 23-26 at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago. (312) 857-1234 or silkroadrising.org...

• "Sounds So Sweet," Black Ensemble Theater's salute to girl groups -- from The Andrews Sisters to The Supremes to Destiny's Child -- continues through May 31 at 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. Associate director Rueben Echoles wrote and directed the show. (773) 769-4451 or blackensemble.org.

• "First Date," the musical revue by writer Austin Winsberg and composer/lyricists Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner about blind dates, has been extended. Performances continue through May 17 at the Royal George Cabaret Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. firstdatechi.com.

...leads an acting company whose work has gone stale. Performances continue through May 2 at 1655 W. Cortland St., Chicago. (773) 384-0494 or trapdoortheatre.com...

...native and Fox Valley Repertory artistic director John Gawlik. Performances continue through May 24 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Additionally, The Gift hosts a post-show conversation with Smart, Gawlik, the cast and...

• Emerald City Theatre has extended its production of "Bingo's Birthday Bash," an immersive theater event for children up to age 5. Performances continue through Aug. 9 at 2933 N. Southport Ave. Chicago. (773) 529-2690 or emeraldcitytheatre.com.

...Continuing at the Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, is the sketch-comedy revue "AWK Presents ... The Yuk Yuk Hour" at 10 p...

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Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

Open Now: The One and Only Ivan, LifeLine’s kid-friendly take on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling children’s book. LifeLine Theatre (6912 N. Glenwood)

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April 15: Between You, Me & the Lampshade, in which a single mother houses an undocumented immigrant in her South-Texas trailer. Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

April 16: Tiger at the Gates: Promethean Theatre probes the Trojan War’s legacy by imagining its nonexistence. Promethean Theatre at the Athenaeum (2936 N. Southport)

April 17: Lady Windermere’s Fan: Oscar Wilde’s high-society satire. Dead Writers Theatre at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)

Open Now: Spring Awakening, Fearless Theatre’s boozed-up reimagination of Frank Wedekind’s 1910 youth drama. Fearless Theatre at the Charnell House (3421 W. Fullerton)

Open Now: The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know, the world premiere of Todd Bauer’s dramedy about an ailing couple’s crawl toward assisted living an its toll on their palsied son. Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

Open Now: Original Voices, a third annual group show featuring artists working in new and underexposed media. Ken Saudners Gallery (230 W. Superior)

Open Now: Our Bad Magnet: Three Scottsmen bore into a childhood friend’s knack for tall tales. Angel Island (735 W. Sheridan)

Open Now: Song About Himself, Mickle Maher’s take on post-Internet degeneration of language. Theater Oobleck at Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts (66 E. Randolph)

Open Now: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s ode to women and the clothes that color them. First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate (1717 W. 31st)

Open Now: Title and Deed, Pulitzer finalist Will Eno’s one-man travelogue. Lookingglass Theatre (821 N. Michigan)

Open Now: La Bête, a comedy written entirely in couplets. Trap Door Theatre (1655 W. Cortland)

Open Now: End Days, Windy City Playhouse’s Henry Godinez–directed debut. Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park)

Open Now: The Hammer Trinity, Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews’s six-hour BYO marathon play. The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: Marie Antoinette, David Adjmi’s hyper-modern take on the young French queen’s tale. Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted)

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

April 16: The Illusion, Tony Kushner’s take on Pierre Corneille’s labyrinthine tragedy L’Illusion Comique. Right Brain Project Rorschach (4001 N. Ravenswood)

April 17: Like Rats With Wings: Perennially trippy and largely skull-centric tattoo designs by Eric Doyle. Firecat Productions (2124 N. Damen)

April 18: Marco G Ferrari: A solo show featuring films, digital images, and sound/video projections exploring space, time, and identity. Aspect/Ratio (119 N. Peoria #3D)

April 18: Unnamed Road: Landscape photography of Israel and the West Bank by Jungjin Lee. Andrew Bae Gallery (300 W. Superior #101)

April 19: Two Trains Running, August Wilson’s seminal look at late-’60s race relations from Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn)

April 19: The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing and Sorry, two of four short plays by Richard Nelson setting a family’s evolution against the backdrop of the Obama presidency. TimeLine Theatre (615 W. Wellington Ave.)

April 19: Balm in Gilead, Lanford Wilson’s 1964 panorama of Manhattan’s seediest diner. The Den Theatre (1329 N. Milwaukee)

April 19: The Good Book: A dejected religion scholar and a gay teenager hoping to one day become a priest wage respective spiritual wars with the Bible. Court Theatre (5535 S. Ellis)

April 19: The Density of the Actions: Paintings about the process of painting, by Varda Caivano. The Renaissance Society (5811 S. Ellis)

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Pulling Strings: For classical music in Chicago, you got a guy - April 2015

...17, 7pm. Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago. Monday, April 20, 7pm. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

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...of the year. Tickets are $20/general, $15/students. Friday, April 17, 7pm. Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago. Monday, April 20, 7pm. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave...

...and experimental musicians. One night only. Tickets are $26. Tuesday, April 21, 8pm. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, Chicago...

...OTS members. Friday, April 24, 8pm. Old Town School of Folk Music, Mauer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Rogers Park’s newest apartments are near the beach

...of the most vibrant and convenient parts of Rogers Park is near the intersection of Pratt Blvd and Sheridan Rd, just north of the Loyola University campus. The area has a selection of bars, restaurants...

The vintage high-rise building and apartments at 1246 West Pratt, just off Sheridan Rd, have just completed a total renovation. Everything behind the building’s classic façade is new.

1137 West Pratt, 1137 W Pratt Blvd, Rogers Park

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