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Jewelle Gomez named Golden Crown Literary Society Named 2016 Trailblazer

For more information on Boystown, visit www.jakebiondi.com or stop by Unabridged Bookstore, 3251 N. Broadway .

    Jewelle Gomez named Golden Crown Literary Society Named 2016 Trailblazer - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Jewelle Gomez ( Cape Verdean/Ioway/Wampanoag ), the Golden Crown Literary Society 2016 Trailblazer Award winner, is the author of seven books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, Black, lesbian vampire novel, The Golda Stories, in print from Firebrand Books continuously since 1991. Its 25th anniversary special edition was published City Lights Books in April 2016.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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The Best Upscale Gyms In Chicago

...Grove; in the Gold Coast at 1030 N. Clark St. Suite 600; in Boystown at 3228 N. Halsted St.; in Lincoln Park at 939 W. North Ave., in Old Town at 1235 N. LaSalle...

...Club is located at 1723 Benson Ave., Evanston; the Lakeview Athletic Club is located at 3212 N. Broadway; the Lincoln Square Athletic Club is located at 4662 N. Lincoln Ave.; the Lincoln Park...

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Lakeshore Sport and Fitness is located in Lincoln Park at 1320 W. Fullerton Ave. and the Loop at 211 N. Stetson Ave.

Lakeshore Sport and Fitness is located in Lincoln Park at 1320 W. Fullerton Ave. and the Loop at 211 N. Stetson Ave.

Equinox has four Chicago area locations: The Gold Coast Equinox is at 900 N. Michigan Ave.; the Lincoln Park Equinox is at 1750 N. Clark St.; the Loop Equinox is at 200 W. Monroe St.; the Highland Park Equinox is at 799 Central Ave., Highland Park.

Equinox has four Chicago area locations: The Gold Coast Equinox is at 900 N. Michigan Ave.; the Lincoln Park Equinox is at 1750 N. Clark St.; the Loop Equinox is at 200 W. Monroe St.; the Highland Park Equinox is at 799 Central Ave., Highland Park.

Equinox has four Chicago area locations: The Gold Coast Equinox is at 900 N. Michigan Ave.; the Lincoln Park Equinox is at 1750 N. Clark St.; the Loop Equinox is at 200 W. Monroe St.; the Highland Park Equinox is at 799 Central Ave., Highland Park.

...has locations in East Lakeview at 3657 N. Pine Grove; in the Gold Coast at 1030 N. Clark St. Suite 600; in Boystown at 3228 N. Halsted St.; in Lincoln Park at 939 W...

...Clark St. Suite 600; in Boystown at 3228 N. Halsted St.; in Lincoln Park at 939 W. North Ave., in Old Town at 1235 N. LaSalle St.; in the South Loop at 1151 S...

...N. Halsted St.; in Lincoln Park at 939 W. North Ave., in Old Town at 1235 N. LaSalle St.; in the South Loop at 1151 S. State St.; at Union Station at 444 W...

...North Ave., in Old Town at 1235 N. LaSalle St.; in the South Loop at 1151 S. State St.; at Union Station at 444 W. Jackson Blvd.; in the West Loop at 10 S...

...LaSalle St.; in the South Loop at 1151 S. State St.; at Union Station at 444 W. Jackson Blvd.; in the West Loop at 10 S. Clinton St.; and in Oak Park at 1114...

...State St.; at Union Station at 444 W. Jackson Blvd.; in the West Loop at 10 S. Clinton St.; and in Oak Park at 1114 Lake St., Oak Park...

...Blvd.; in the West Loop at 10 S. Clinton St.; and in Oak Park at 1114 Lake St., Oak Park...

The Webster Place Athletic Club is located at 1455 Webster Place; the Bucktown Athletic Club is located at 2040 W. North Ave.; the West Loop Athletic...

...Athletic Club is located at 1455 Webster Place; the Bucktown Athletic Club is located at 2040 W. North Ave.; the West Loop Athletic Club is located at 1380 W. Randolph St.; The Evanston Athletic...

...is located at 2040 W. North Ave.; the West Loop Athletic Club is located at 1380 W. Randolph St.; The Evanston Athletic Club is located at 1723 Benson Ave., Evanston; the Lakeview Athletic Club...

...Club is located at 1380 W. Randolph St.; The Evanston Athletic Club is located at 1723 Benson Ave., Evanston; the Lakeview Athletic Club is located at 3212 N. Broadway; the Lincoln Square Athletic...

...Club is located at 3212 N. Broadway; the Lincoln Square Athletic Club is located at 4662 N. Lincoln Ave.; the Lincoln Park Athletic Club is located at 1019 W. Diversey Parkway; WPAC is located...

...is located at 4662 N. Lincoln Ave.; the Lincoln Park Athletic Club is located at 1019 W. Diversey Parkway; WPAC is located at 1635 W. Division St. See WPAC's schedule of group classes...

...Lincoln Park Athletic Club is located at 1019 W. Diversey Parkway; WPAC is located at 1635 W. Division St. See WPAC's schedule of group classes here...

Brooklyn Boulders is located at 100 S. Morgan St.

Cheetah Gym Bucktown is located at 1934 W. North Ave. Cheetah Gym's now-unaffiliated Andersonville location is at 5248 N. Clark St.

Cheetah Gym Bucktown is located at 1934 W. North Ave. Cheetah Gym's now-unaffiliated Andersonville location is at 5248 N. Clark St.

East Bank Club is located at 500 N. Kingsbury St.

    The Best Upscale Gyms In Chicago
    Does spending more money on a swank gym membership translate to more calories burned? We're not convinced that fitness needs to cost more than the price of a decent pair of athletic shoes and the time it takes to do pushups and burpies until we puke.
    http://chicagoist.com

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    LayCey, really... HILARIOUS??!!!!
    What, exactly makes it hilarious?? They almost look identical. And of course, mistaking an almost identical breed for another is DEFINITELY OMG and thumbs down territory.

  • I Had To Say It Reality does not equal negativity.

    Chicago is sooo fancy.

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Elizabeth Warren in Chicago stumps, fund-raises for Duckworth

Warren and Duckworth, in a battle to defeat Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., will discuss President Barack Obama’s new “Fiduciary Rule” and related matters Friday at a “retirement security roundtable” at Grace Street Towers, 635 W Grace St.

    Elizabeth Warren in Chicago stumps, fund-raises for Duckworth
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tammy Duckworth Senate campaign gets a boost on Friday in Chicago from Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass., actress and Chicago native Nora Dunn, Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. and Sen. Jon Tester D-Montana, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chief. Warren is using her enormous popularity among Democrats to help Duckworth fundraise and rally the senior vote in Chicago.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Tour a luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bath at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is pet-friendly and PetSmart is in the building. Whole Foods is a short block south at Halsted and Waveland.

    Tour a luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bath at Lakeview's Halsted Flats
    Halsted Flats is the newest and the only full-amenity rental high-rise in Lakeview. The popular building currently has a limited selection of 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available, renting from $3,280 to $3,516 a month. Join us in the above video for a walk through a 2-bedroom.
    http://yochicago.com

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Cash-Only Still Rules At These Chicago Bars And Restaurants

L and L Tavern, 3207 N. Clark St.

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Billy Goat, 430 N. Michigan Ave. (and other locations)

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap, 1073 W. Vernon Park Place

BIG & little's Restaurant, 860 N. Orleans St.

Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen Ave.

Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan Road

Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road

Taste of Lebanon, 1509 W. Foster Ave.

Mr. Beef on Orleans, 666 N. Orleans St.

Nuevo Leon, 1515 W. 18th St. (temporarily closed due to a fire)

Valois, 1518 E. 53rd St.

Carol's Pub, 4659 N. Clark St.

Irazu, 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Calumet Fisheries, 3259 E. 95th St.

Fatso's Last Stand, 2258 W. Chicago Ave.

Lawrence Fish Market, 3914 W. Lawrence Ave.

Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Bullhead Cantina, 1143 N. California Ave.

L'Patron Tacos, 2815 W. Diversey Ave.

Andy's Thai Kitchen, 946 W. Wellington Ave.

Schaller's Pump, 3714 S. Halsted St.

Sultan's Market, 2057 W. North Ave.

Farraguts, 5240 N. Clark St.

Feed, 2803 W. Chicago Ave.

Boiler Room, 2210 N. California Ave.

Red Hot Ranch, 2072 N. Western Ave.

Johnny O's Hot Dogs, 946 W. 35th St.

Richard's Bar, 491 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Flying Saucer, 1123 N. California Ave.

New York Delicatessen, 2921 N. Clark St.

Friar Tuck, 3010 N. Broadway

Sportsman's Club, 948 N. Western Ave.

Podhalanka, 1549 W. Division St.

Whirlaway, 3224 W. Fullerton Ave.

Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted St.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St.

Bernice's Tavern, 3238 S. Halsted St.

Cozy Noodles & Rice, 3456 N. Sheffield Ave.

The Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

Reno, 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Archie's Iowa & Rockwell Tavern, 2600 W. Iowa St.

Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway

The Chipp Inn, 832 N. Greenview Ave.

The Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave.

Nicky's Hot Dogs, 6142 S. Archer Ave.

Parisi's Drive-in, 6216 W. 63rd St.

Zakopane, 1734 W. Division St.

Authentaco, 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

Sky-Ride Tap, 105 W. Van Buren St.

The Barrel, 2015 S. Damen Ave.

Baby Atlas, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave. (bar under Matilda)

Bob Inn, 2609 W. Fullerton Ave.

    Big Star Dropped Its Cash-Only Policy, But Many City Spots Are Holding Out
    CHICAGO - Big Star might have ditched its cash-only policy, but the city still has a lot of holdouts. The restaurant made the big switch and started accepting credit cards because guests wanted the change, technology has advanced and Big Star needed to move forward with the neighborhood, said Kim Lyons, a spokeswoman for Big Star.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Alas, it is much easier to skim if you take cash only. That's how many old-time barbers became rich.

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    "That's how many old-time barbers became rich."

    by giving the business a hair cut???

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Fire tears through vacant building in East Lakeview

Fire ripped through an empty home on Chicago's North Side.The blaze broke out Sunday afternoon in the 600-block of West Aldine Avenue in the city's East Lakeview neighborhood.A witness said the house had a "for sale" sign on it.Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

    Fire tears through vacant building in East Lakeview
    Fire ripped through an empty home on Chicago's North Side.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Updated 5 days ago

Comed Door to Door Scam Back

I live in one of the big buildings near St. Joseph and last night around 6:45 a girl in my building got a knock on her door. She was familiar with the similar scam but this guy had an iPad in hand and a ComEd badge around his neck. She didn't open the door all the way because she was still not sure about it because no one from our management company said that people from ComEd would be out...

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I live in one of the big buildings near St. Joseph and last night around 6:45 a girl in my building got a knock on her door. She was familiar with the similar scam but this guy had an iPad in hand and a ComEd badge around his neck. She didn't open the door all the way because she was still not sure about it because no one from our management company said that people from ComEd would be out talking to people in the building. He showed a bill on his iPad that he said was similar to hers, it even had our address on it but she didn't see a name listed. He said that she needed to get her bill and he would show her how he could lower her bill. She said that she wasn't interested and let the door close. He tried the handle after that but it was locked. She said that she was calling the police and to get away from her door and eventually he did leave.

I'm waiting on our management company to send us an email with more details, I'm not sure if the police where actually called but our night guard said that they had already pulled pictures from our security cameras.

I know that this is a common scam but what made her open the door was the fact that he had a badge around his neck with the ComEd logo, well dressed to make him look more legitimate. Just warning everyone because usually they try another place.

  • I live near there too and my building management is warning people about it now. ComEd and UPS is what I've seen. Luckily (or unluckily), the threat of fines looms large in my building, so folks won't hold open doors unless you can show your building key. If you've got aggressive scammers around, I think a bit of rudeness will have to do.

  • NicoleB lakeview resident

    We had a similar incident in my building a few weeks back. They asked someone to let them in claiming to be repair people and then went door to door soliciting. Everyone needs to make sure not to hold open doors and not let people in unless you requested them. It's hard because you don't want to be rude closing the door on people when you walk into your building but better safe than sorry.

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