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Did the Police Close the Louis Smith Bike Fatality Case Solely Based on Driver Testimony?

After a 2014 dooring crash involving another cab driver on Milwaukee near Division, the police report, stated that the driver was sitting in his car with the door...

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...half-brothers Bernard and Bennie Washington and nephew Jonathan Spivey, 30, in a house at Homan and Fulton, two blocks north of the crash site...

...which the police report was “ridiculously wrong.” After a driver struck a bike rider at Damen and Fullerton in 2013, the police report indicated that the cyclist blew a red, but witness testimony...

    Did the Police Close the Louis Smith Bike Fatality Case Solely Based on Driver Testimony?
    The city says there were no third-party witnesses to the crash. [The Chicago Reader publishes a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield. We syndicate a portion of the column on Streetsblog after it comes out online.]
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

3 hours ago

Three-bedroom loft in the heart of Wicker Park asks $525K

1400 N Milwaukee Avenue #205, Chicago, Illinois 60622 [@properties]

    Three-bedroom loft in the heart of Wicker Park asks $525K
    This lofty unit features plenty of space and lots of upgrades.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park Really Needs Bike Lanes. Sign This Petition To Help It Happen.

...low-cost, quick-hit" fixes to make safer the neighborhood's main intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North, plus some surrounding areas. Those recommendations include paint/post curb outs, additional crosswalks and a...

    Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park Really Needs Bike Lanes. Sign This Petition To Help It Happen.
    The Milwaukee Avenue corridor is one of the most heavily biked in the entire country, but-as many cyclists know all too well-a stretch through Wicker Park can feel like a gauntlet run due to the lack of bike lanes. Adding those lanes has long been a part of North Side cyclists' wish list.
    http://chicagoist.com

6 hours ago

Best restaurant name

1553 N. Damen Ave., Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown IL 60622

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30 E. Hubbard St., Chicago River North IL 60611

201 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville IL 60611

939 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park IL 60614

813 W. Fulton St., Chicago West Loop/Fulton Market IL 60661

    Best restaurant name
    Glazed and Infused Various locations www.goglazed.com @goglazed Runner-Up The Growling Rabbit...
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7 hours ago

A guide to Chicago's best public art

1640 N. Damen Ave.

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Orr Academy High School, 730 N. Pulaski Road

1547-1599 E. 56th St.

17 N. State St.

9100 S. Brandon Ave.

1016 W. Argyle St.

16th Street and Blue Island

2027 S. Archer Ave.

4859 S. Wabash Ave.

50 W. Washington St.

567 W. Lake St.

Aon Center Plaza, 200 E. Randolph St.

1411 W. Madison St.

    A guide to Chicago's best public art
    A walk around Chicago offers a rich experience in local and public art, with murals, sculptures and mosaics at almost every turn. With summer finally here and the city's Year of Public Art underway, there's no better time to see some of the best public art on display in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

7 hours ago

Unique 1860s Wood Frame Wicker Home To Get Face-lift

"One of my business partners drove past and texted, 'What did you do to your beautiful house?' " said Lyle Harlow, owner of the cottage at 1426 N. Hoyne Ave. and a real estate agent.

The Chicago Historic Resource Survey lists the home as pre-1870s. It is one of only two pre-1870s home within several blocks (the other pre-1870s home is a dark green and white home at 1559 N. Hoyne).

    - - DNAinfo Chicago
    Rahm: Chicago Schools Will Open In Fall Regardless Of State Budget Impasse
    https://www.dnainfo.com

8 hours ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...No worries, the Beauty Bar location offers Martinis & Manicures everyday of the week on-site (1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828...

...at luxury consignment and resale shop, The Garage’s pop-up shop in Wicker Park (1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The shop will be open Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday...

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Cruise over to North Avenue Beach (1600 N. Lake Shore Drive) on Saturday for a '90s beach party, no mini-skirt or plaid required. A massive...

Cocktail-centric rooftop bar, Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Place 18th Floor. 312-933-4805) launched their Summer concert series, Summer Sounds, on June 17...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    From booze-filled manicures to a city-wide scavenger hunt, we've got the deets on the best events to hit up this weekend in Chicago. Sips and tips Chicago's Beauty Bar is bringing their "Martinis & Manicures" to Curbside Records in the Revival Food Hall for a pop-up event on Friday, June 23.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

9 hours ago

Still More Chicago Bike Week Fun to Be Had

Thursday, June 29: A discussion of how to overhaul the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in Wicker Park and Bucktown to make it more pedestrian- bike-friendly, and raise how to raise support for bold changes to the street. Arc’teryx, 1620 N. Damen, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Friday, June 23: The Rock the Rooftop Party presented by World Bicycle Relief and SRAM; 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on SRAM Rooftop located at 1000 W. Fulton Market. Features appetizers by Nando’s Peri-Peri and beers from Revolution Brewing. An RSVP is requested. 

Saturday, June 24: Bicycle Commuting Basics; REI Lincoln Park, 1466 N. Halsted, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. “Workshop will cover benefits of bike commuting, essential gear, safety & responsibility, dressing for success and how to get started.”

    Still More Chicago Bike Week Fun to Be Had
    The 26th Annual Chicago Bike Week kicked off last Friday with a fun, soggy Bike to Work Rally, and there are still plenty of fun, free events on the schedule to celebrate the joy of cycling.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

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Kel Mitchell Will Host A 'Totally 90s' Pub Crawl In Wicker Park Saturday

Same-day registration for crawl participants is open from 2 - 4 p.m. at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Kel Mitchell Will Host A 'Totally 90s' Pub Crawl In Wicker Park Saturday
    WICKER PARK - Nickelodeon star and Chicago native Kel Mitchell will host a Totally 90s-themed bar crawl this Saturday in Wicker Park. Mitchell, made famous by his 90's roles on the Nickelodeon kids variety show "All That" - which led to his leading roles in the spinoff show "Kenan & Kel" and feature film "Good Burger" - is slated to host the festivities, which will run from 2-9 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

29 hours ago

HGTV Star Selling Wicker Park Home for $1.5M

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, located at 1519 Wicker Park Ave., features -- you guessed it -- a kitchen remodeled by Victoria herself. "The stunning 'heart of the...

    HGTV Star Selling Wicker Park Home for $1.5M
    HGTV's "Kitchen Crashers" host Alison Victoria is selling her Chicago home for $1.5 million. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, located at 1519 Wicker Park Ave., features -- you guessed it -- a kitchen remodeled by Victoria herself.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

30 hours ago

Tamale Spaceship Closes Wicker Storefront, But Food Truck Going Strong

Co-owner Manny Hernandez said on Tuesday that construction on the building was the reason for the closure of the eatery at 1341 N. Damen Ave.

City records show a permit was issued last year to repair brick masonry on the south and west sides of the large building at Damen and Evergreen avenues.

    Tamale Spaceship Closes Wicker Storefront, But Food Truck Going Strong
    WICKER PARK - Almost three years after opening its brick-and-mortar storefront, The Tamale Spaceship is closing for the time being to focus on its thriving catering business and summer food truck stops. Co-owner Manny Hernandez said on Tuesday that construction on the building was the reason for the closure of the eatery at 1341 N.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

32 hours ago

Epic Burger Is Now Cashless, Tamale Spaceship Closes Wicker Park Restaurant, More Intel

...Spaceship is closed for the foreseeable future. A sign on the restaurant’s door at 1341 N. Damen Ave. relays that it was closed from May 30 until June 15 “as we catering [sic...

    Epic Burger Is Now Cashless, Tamale Spaceship Closes Wicker Park Restaurant, More Intel
    Plus, Half Acre and Honey Butter Fried Chicken are making beer out of corn muffins
    https://chicago.eater.com

33 hours ago

Target Eyes 'Trophy' Building For Sale In Wicker/Bucktown Hub, Broker Says

Located at 1616-1628 N. Damen Ave., the properties include a 3-story, nearly-13,000 square-foot building that houses The IHSP Chicago hostel on the second and third floors, with Benefit Cosmetics and the forthcoming Real Good Juice Co., which replaced the shuttered Flight 001, on the ground floor.

...or other spots rumored to be prime for similar development, such as the building at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. that formerly housed the Double Door music club...

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Currently, the nearest Target to Wicker Park and Bucktown is in Logan Square, at 2656 N. Elston Ave.

    Target Eyes 'Trophy' Building For Sale In Wicker Hub, Broker Says
    WICKER PARK - Two buildings just north of Wicker's six-way intersection are for sale and Target is among the many retailers eyeing the site, a real estate broker said. "It's what we call generational or trophy real estate; they are not making any real estate like this.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

41 hours ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL 1'-9" x 1'-9", LED-ILLUMINATED, CHANNEL LETTER 'ADIDAS' LOGO SIGN IN EAST ELEVATION WINDOW. SWITCH IS PART OF UL SIGN.

    1532 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING REAR DECK AND PROVIDE NEW ROOF TOP DECK W/TRELLIS ON EXISTING GARAGE. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1754 N. Hoyne Ave. Issued June 19, 2017 Comment

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