4 hours ago

The Best Places For Bespoke Fashion In Chicago

The Silver Room is located at 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Hats Plus is located at 4706 W. Irving Park Rd.

Nikiforos Tailoring & Alterations is located at 29 E. Madison St.

Duru's Custom Shirts & Suits is located at 221 N. LaSalle St.

6 hours ago

6 hours ago

Sunny Shoes Leaving Wicker Park After 24 Years, Storefront Up for Rent

"The area is being fixed up; new people are coming in. Everyone is cleaning up their property and making it look better. I see a change every time I go down there," said Nora Tomasik, whose family owns the three-story, 1880s-era building at 1282 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Sunny Shoes counts D&S Yo-Yo Merchandise, a wig and beauty shop at 1284 N. Milwaukee Ave., and a vintage building at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., home to the new 826CHI headquarters and Shuga Records, as its immediate neighbors.

Sunny Shoes counts D&S Yo-Yo Merchandise, a wig and beauty shop at 1284 N. Milwaukee Ave., and a vintage building at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., home to the new 826CHI headquarters and Shuga Records, as its immediate neighbors.

6 hours ago

Evil Olive Celebrates Revamp with Weekend of 'Evil Island'-Themed Revelry

Across from the CTA Blue Line Division "L" station, Evil Olive at 1551 W. Division St. is planning a relaunch with five nights of parties tied to the storybook theme of "Evil Island."

6 hours ago

Here Are Chicago's Newest Restaurants

...have to lose a longtime fave watering hole, too? Apparently we do, as SmallBar Division (2049 W. Division St., Wicker Park, 773-772-2727) announced on their website earlier this week that they’ll...

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Open now: Johnny Anderes (Telegraph) is back in the kitchen at the Kitchen (316 N. Clark St., River North, 312-836-1300), the first Chicago outpost of a Colorado-based restaurant group/non-profit.

Open now: This is not a hoax: Charlatan (1329 W. Chicago Ave., West Town, 312-818-2073), from the Three Aces crew, is ready to go as...

Open now: Another spot in the “opening tonight” category is Shay (222 W. Ontario St., River North), a cocktail bar/post-dinner drinks spot/small bites restaurant/whatever else you need it to be from the team behind the nearby Cuvée.

If you’re not yet totally pumpkin-ed out, Chez Moi (2100 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 773-871-2100) can hook you up with a squash-intensive four-course...

8 hours ago

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.

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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.

...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...

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."

8 hours ago

Commander Staples, 12th District, gives update on Wood Street Station and crime

Commander Melissa Staples, 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, who took command of the new 12th District reigns in December 2012 talks about both the old 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood St., and crime stats.

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Commander Melissa Staples, 12th District, 1412 S. Blue Island, who took command of the new 12th District reigns in December 2012 talks about both the old 13th District Police Station, 937 N. Wood St., and crime stats.

"Sometimes officers need to be able to access our computer system because their mobile units are not working. Soon, they will be able to access the system, run queries and make reports at the Chicago Police Academy, 1300 W. Jackson Blvd., and the Sheriff's space, 937 N. Wood St."

8 hours ago

McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

...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."

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!

...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...

10 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.

10 hours ago

Did you read about a partial solar eclipse, Small Bar Division, and KFC?

2049 W. Division St., Chicago Ukrainian Village/East Village IL 60622

12 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.

12 hours ago

Today's Chicago Tribune agrees that Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza this Saturday is a...

...feature over 50 organizations working together to present a memorable event in Wicker Park Gardens (1425 N Damen) from 10am -2pm on Saturday, October 25. Some of the numerous activities are Costume Contests...

18 hours ago

18 hours ago

Upcoming events in film, music, poetry

Chicago Zine Fest ( CZF ) holds its third annual Hallowzine fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Chicago Publishers Resource Center ( CHIPRC ), 858 N. Ashland Ave.

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The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

...upcoming 14th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Wed., Oct. 22, at The Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

18 hours ago

Upcoming: Honors and music

Chicago Zine Fest ( CZF ) holds its third annual Hallowzine fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Chicago Publishers Resource Center ( CHIPRC ), 858 N. Ashland Ave.

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...upcoming 14th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Wed., Oct. 22, at The Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

18 hours ago

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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