34 hours ago

CTA Bypass Could Force Brand New Businesses to Move, Close

Big Cheese Poutinerie, 3401 N. Clark St., opened its first U.S. outpost less than a month ago. Co-owner Michael Stadnicki said they were disappointed more than anything. They plan to try and find another space in Wrigleyville, further north, he said.

The CTA said plans are not finalized. A community meeting on the Belmont bypass will be held on May 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Town Hall Police District, 850 W. Addison St.

Local landlord and business owner Woody Slaymaker also said he plans to "at least aggravate" the CTA. None of his buildings is being targeted for purchase, but the city may want to buy air rights over his building at 3326 N. Clark St.

• A building at 3334 N. Clark St. with three filled storefronts and office space, which had an estimated value of $2.5 million in August 2012, according to public records.

• Bolat African Cuisine's building, 3346 N. Clark St., valued at $309,560.

• Johnny O'Hagan's building, 3374 N. Clark St.

3354 N. Clark St., a mixed-use building with four residential units and a long-empty storefront, valued by the assessor's office at $995,520.

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Pradeep Patel, who owns Gold Crown Liquors, 3425 N. Clark St., and 11 other stores in Chicago, said he bought Gold Crown three years ago. The CTA will help him relocate, but they won't be able to recoup the money he put into the business, Patel said.

Irish bar Johnny O'Hagan's reopened recently, too, by Irish immigrants Garrett Diamond and Conor Kelly, who also own Halsted Harp, 2138 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park. Kelly said he didn't want to comment until he'd spoken to Ald. Tom Tunney (44th). Diamond could not be reached for comment.

Owners of 3406 N. Sheffield — which is undergoing a renovation — are hoping that the CTA will consider putting tracks above their building instead of purchasing it, or taking a different route, said Devon Tillery, a leasing and marketing assistant with building manager Chicago Apartment Place.

2 days ago

DOUBLE REVIEW Dorian, Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens

Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St.

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Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

2 days ago

Howard Brown Town Hall Meetings on Health Issues

Sessions will be held at HBHC’s Brown Elephant in Lakeview at 3651 N. Halsted, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

2 days ago

GLAAD Hatters have fun, raise money

GLAAD allies and supporters gathered April 19 to help save lives. About 80 people packed Lake View restaurant Taverna 750, 750 W. Cornelia Ave., for the third annual GLAAD Hatter Brunch.

2 days ago

Belmont Bypass Might Require CTA to Buy Air Rights Over 3-Story Building

The owner of the building housing Smokers Zone, 3326 N. Clark St., received notice that CTA may want to buy partial air rights over the property to build the bypass intended to speed up service near the Belmont "L" stop, said Woody Slaymaker, 57, the building's landlord.

A community meeting about the bypass is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Town Hall District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St.

2 days ago

Budgets, turnarounds, & field trips

I grew up near Roscoe & Halsted in the 1970s, left for college and moved back in 2000, started this blog in...

2 days ago

What to Drink in Chicago This Week

...turns 10 next week, and you can, in fact, sit with the Kit Kat Lounge (3700 N. Halsted St., Wrigleyville, 773-525-1111) during their celebratory brunch. In addition to their brunch menu, you...

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...need of a drink (or several) to get through the next few games, Commonwealth Tavern (2000 W. Roscoe St., Roscoe Village, 773-697-7965) will have $5 Jack and Cokes when Chicago teams are...

All day long, Franklin Tap (325 S. Franklin St., South Loop, 312-212-3262) will offer an extra-large menu of canned beers—60 different offerings from close to 30 different breweries, all priced between $4 and $8.

It’s spring, and pink wine is so in this season. Taste rosés from a variety of vineyards during a free sampling session at Pizza Rustica (3908 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake View, 773-404-8955). Weather permitting, they’ll be pouring at their outdoor café.

...a new wine education series taught by Alpana Singh at her restaurant, the Boarding House (720 N. Wells St., River North, 312-280-0720). The first session, “How To Taste Wine,” will focus on...

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

CTA's Building Demo Plans Catch Lake View By Surprise

850 W. Addison St.

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A renter in the 3200 block of North Wilton Avenue along the tracks received a letter, the paper said.

At Beer on Clark, a bar at 3415 N. Clark St., also received a letter on Thursday. Owner Ryan Findlay told the Tribune he thought it would take five or six years before demolition to get underway, but that neighborhood businesses wouldn’t go down without a fight.”

1145 W. Wilson Ave.

  • d3 NOH

    it was a train scheduling issue when the tracks were built 100 years ago; they designed it so they have to physically cross each others' tracks. Now it's an over-capacity issue--they could have the trains perfectly on schedule but they still would be sitting around waiting for the switches and other trains to come/go.

  • "It's a train scheduling issue. Software won't fix it? More training won't fix it? Do other cities around the world face similar problems? How did they fix it?"

    How can you schedule trains to the minute or less, when the number of people boarding and getting off varies wildly? Or...

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    "It's a train scheduling issue. Software won't fix it? More training won't fix it? Do other cities around the world face similar problems? How did they fix it?"

    How can you schedule trains to the minute or less, when the number of people boarding and getting off varies wildly? Or people hold the doors open? I don't see how software would help (and I'm a computer guy). Or training.

    Other cities avoid transit system designs with crossovers, interlocks, like this, on major lines. Take a look at how the pink line crosses over the blue line near UIC:

    http://www.billburmaster.com/lfta01/images/ctapink290chicagoil051608.jpg

    And yes, the elevated trains in the Loop are full of interlocks like this (orange, brown, purple, pink, and green all cross in multiple places), but given the density of the Loop, it would take a price tag with another zero (or two) on it to build overpasses there.

3 days ago

DISH: SAVOR SpritzBurger; Bites Asian Tapas

Then, there's Bites Asian Tapas ( 3313 N. Clark St.; www.bitestapas.com ), which incorporates fusion down to its very name, which mixes "Asian" with...

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SpritzBurger ( 3819 N. Broadway; www.spritzburger.com ) is a collaboration between well-known culinary masters The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand that opened on Valentine's Day. The Boys' eatery Hearty had occupied the same spot, but things have been revamped, to say the least.

3 days ago

Jazz, world music event celebrates Israeli artists

The Klein group will perform again at 6:15 p.m. Friday, May 9, during Shabbat services at Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. Call 773-525-4707 for more information. 

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The event kicks off at noon Tuesday, May 6, with world-music artist Mika Karni, the Kol Dodi Trio and Jaman Production performing free celebrations at Daley Plaza, 40 W. Washington St., to announce the festival opening. 

...Zeidel is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The artist, who is based largely in Paris, Tel-Aviv and New York, has released...

...p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, 6601 S. Kedzie Ave. Klein is a jazz/world music flutist who blends his instrument with the sound with...

The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., will host a free performance by the Hadar Noiberg Trio at 8 p.m. Wednesday...

...set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. The project works to change the face of Israeli popular music by offering “a fascinating...

...m. Saturday, May 17. Both performances include three sets at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway. Clarinetist-saxophonist Cohen has been voted “Clarinetist of the Year” seven years in a row...

3 days ago

CTA Bypass: Targeted Building Owned by Murder-For-Hire Felon's Family

Daren Friesen, owner of Moksha Yoga Center at 3334 N. Clark St., is ready to ditch his landlord — Dvorkin Holdings, a company formerly owned by convicted murder-for-hire felon Daniel Dvorkin. It's now run by his family members and is going through bankruptcy.

The company owned 85 percent of the building at 3338 N. Clark St. as part of a land trust, according to public documents. It estimated the property to be worth $2.5 million in August 2012.

The salon has been at 3336 N. Clark St. for 10 years

3 days ago

LGBTQ Senior Housing applications to open up

In a tour of the facility April 18, Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Valle proudly showed off the various parts of the buildings, one totally new, the other in the renovated Town Hall police station, at the corner of Addison and Halsted.

...including the Town Hall police station, which is why the location of the Center, at 3656 N. Halsted, was chosen...

3 days ago

Eating on the cheap in Chicago

The Big Cheese Poutinerie 3400 N. Clark- Poutine is a Canadian treat. Traditionally, it is French fires with brown gravy and cheese...

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Shanghai Inn 4723 N. Damen- A one minute walk north of the Damen Brown Line station, Shanghai Inn has been...

Billy Goat Tavern several locations- The original subterranean location at lower Michigan Avenue and Hubbard Street is my go to joint when I am downtown. Billy Goat tavern is good food...

Falafel and Grill 1317 N. Milwaukee- This little corner spot churns out Lebanese fast food. The falafel sandwich for $3.75...

Simply Thalia- Located in the lower level of Block 37 (180 N. State). Simply Thalia is everything Asian. Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian, and Chinese. Everyday they offer one...

Podhalanka 1549 W. Division- For good polish food at reasonable prices, Podhalanka can't be beat. Don't let...

Pompei 1531 W. Taylor- Pompei, a near West Side institution, has many items under ten dollars. Pizza, specialty pizza, sandwiches, pasta, soup, salads, and entrees. There is parking in the rear.

Bari Foods 1120 W. Grand- This small Italian grocery store draws a lunch time crowd down the narrow aisles. They serve great sandwiches for under ten bucks. It is strictly carry out.

Vinnies Sub Shop 1204 W. Grand- Vinnies Sub Shop has terrific sandwiches and is cheap. All are under ten bucks. There is a small area to eat in. In warm weather, Vinnie's has a sidewalk cafe.

Ba Le Broadway and Argyle and 116 W. Washington- Banh Mi, the Vietnamese sandwich, is another popular treat. This is not your ordinary sub...

If pastry is your thing, head over to La Patisserie P at 1050-52 W. Argyle St. for the absolute best croissants in Chicago. They also have selections of French and Asian pastries. La Patisserie P serves coffee and there are a couple of tables to sit at.

3 days ago

Almost done! LGBT senior housing coming to Boystown

...shared that a new affordable senior housing facility—at the historic Town Hall building at Addison and Halsted St.—is expected to open its doors to residents in August or September. The new facility...

3 days ago

Bear Pride Chicago celebrates 20 years

The festivities will begin with a meet and greet, a trolley tour and boat ride. There’s a boxers party, a nuts and butts party, and a wet and wild bath time at Steamworks, 3246 N. Halsted in Boystown.

The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 W. Madison St., will be transformed into a big den from May 23 to 26, with a Bear-B-Que at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on the final day.

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The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 W. Madison St., will be transformed into a big den from May 23 to 26, with a Bear-B-Que at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on the final day.

6 days ago

Eat Mexican Food in Lakeview, Get a Free Pinata

Diners must simply bring their receipts to the office, 3355 N. Clark St., for meals between April 21 and May 2 to get the prize.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Azteca de Oro, 3731 N. Clark St.

Cafe El Tapatio, 3400 N. Ashland Ave.

Cesars on Clark, 3166 N. Clark St.

Fiesta Cantina, 3407 N. Clark St.

Mi Tierra, 1039 W. Belmont Ave.

6 days ago

CTA plans L overpass at Belmont to eliminate bottleneck

...second two-block section in which a bend in the track would be straightened from Clark and Roscoe to Cornelia...

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But residents on the west side of the 3200 block of North Wilton — which lost about a dozen buildings during a 2009 Brown Line expansion — were ready to...

“This whole package . . . doesn’t really pass the sniff test,’’ said Steve Johnson, 38, resident of a 14-unit condo building at 3252 N. Wilton targeted for possible demolition. “We’re going to fight this and I’m going to win. I’m not leaving because of this.’’

On the other side of the block, Ellen Hughes, 64, of 3239 N. Wilton, said her building is expected to survive — but with reduced property values and amid a dust bowl of construction.

...and-a-half-block section involving the bypass, from Belmont north to just west of Sheffield and Roscoe; and a second two-block section in which a bend in the track would be...

Apr 17

CTA Would Redevelop Wilton Ave. with Transit-Oriented Projects after Bypass

A community meeting about the Belmont Station flyover is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Town Hall District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St.

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One possible development would go on undeveloped land currently owned by the CTA on Wilton Avenue, just east of the tracks. Other buildings would go on land on Wilton that still needs to be acquired by the CTA to first construct the south end of the bypass, at the corner of Wilton and School.

Neighbors on the east side of the 3200 block of North Wilton have complained that their homes would decline in value once the bypass is complete.

Conceptual renderings showed a four-story building with a rooftop deck on the west side of Wilton and Belmont, a block that currently houses a parking lot and has long gone undeveloped as the CTA awaited progress on the bypass project.

Apr 17

Fast commutes

The Red-Purple bypass open house will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22 at the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St.

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The CTA is seeking public comments on these proposals. An open house about the Lawrence-Bryn Mawr project will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 21 at Truman Community College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

The Red Line extension open house will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 13 at Palmer Park Gymnasium, 201 E. 111th St.

Apr 17

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

An open house on the bypass project has been scheduled for May 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Police District station at 850 W. Addison St.

Apr 17

CTA's Belmont Bypass: 16 Existing Buildings Needed for New Flyover

A community meeting about the Belmont Station flyover is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22 at the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St.

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The CTA plans to hold a community meeting about the new North Side Red Line stations 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 at Truman Community College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

A community meeting about the Red Line extension on the South Side is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 13 at Palmer Park Gymnasium, 201 E. 111th St.

Apr 17

Prosecutors: Boystown rapist was accused, but never charged, in December sexual assault

...criminal sexual assault with a weapon in connection with the incident, which occurred on the 3500 block of North Halsted Street...

Apr 17

Man held without bail for alleged sexual assault in Boystown

The 22-year-old was walking northbound through an alley back to her home when she heard someone behind her and saw Lynch running toward her in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street, Infelise said.

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Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, was positively identified by the victim and admitted what he had done to detectives and another person, Infelise said.

Apr 16

Review: The Big Cheese Poutinerie

3401 N. Clark St. 872-206-8749

...help you if you're a stoner and you live anywhere near the intersection of Clark and Roscoe streets. There you'll find The Big Cheese Poutinerie, a new purveyor of a munchies...

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...with two local restaurateurs, Rocky Aiyash (Pazzo's) and Michael Stadnicki (Al's Beef at 601 W. Adams St.), to open the first U.S. location in Wrigleyville...

Apr 16

Man held without bail for alleged sexual assault in Boystown

The 22-year-old was walking northbound through an alley back to her home when she heard someone behind her and saw Lynch running toward her in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street, Infelise said.

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Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, was positively identified by the victim and admitted what he had done to detectives and another person, Infelise said.

Apr 16

Man arrested after robbery may be Benchwarmer Bandit

— 9:45 a.m. March 16 at the TCF Bank branch at 3531 N. Broadway;

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The man passed a threatening note to an employee at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1 S. Dearborn Ave. about 3 p.m., then ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

— 9:02 a.m. March 21 at the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan;

— 9:37 a.m. March 24 at the TCF Bank Branch at 2940 N. Ashland;

— 10:07 a.m. March 29 at the Citibank branch at 3128 N. Ashland;

— 8:22 a.m. April 8 at the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson.

Apr 16

Five Fantastic Side Tables You Should Put on Your Patio

5. Blu Dot table with powder-coated steel base and tempered glass top, from $179, I.D., 3337 N. Halsted St.

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3. Wood and brushed-steel ottoman, $449, West Elm, 1000 W. North Ave.

4. Polyethylene stool, $119, Room & Board, 55 E. Ohio St.

Apr 16

Suspected Lakeview assailant charged

The victim was attacked April 14 in an alley near the 3500 block of N. Halsted Street at around 4:25 p.m. The woman told police that she heard someone approaching from behind. He pulled out a knife and warned her that he would slit her throat, before forcing her to the back of a nearby garage.

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Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of S. Loomis Blvd., was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery. Nearby surveillance cameras helped identify the suspect, who was expected to appear in bond court April 16.

Apr 16

Man charged in Lakeview sex assault

Lynch is accused of approaching a woman from behind in an alley on the 3500 block of North Halsted on Monday.

Apr 16

Marcus Lynch, 20, arrested in Boystown rape case

Marcus Lynch, of the 4700-block of South Loomis was charged with aggravated criminal sex ual assault and robbery after allegedly attacking the woman at knifepoint as she walked down an alley in the 3500 block of North Halsted. Police say Lynch was seen on surveillance tape and subsequently caught.

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Marcus Lynch, of the 4700-block of South Loomis was charged with aggravated criminal sex ual assault and robbery after allegedly attacking the woman at knifepoint as she walked down an alley in the 3500 block of North Halsted. Police say Lynch was seen on surveillance tape and subsequently caught.

Apr 16

Man Arrested For Loop Bank Robbery Believed To Be “Benchwarmer Bandit”

— 9:45 a.m. March 16 at the TCF Bank branch at 3531 N. Broadway;

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The man passed a threatening note to an employee at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1 S. Dearborn St. about 3 p.m., then ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

— 9:02 a.m. March 21 at the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan;

— 9:37 a.m. March 24 at the TCF Bank Branch at 2940 N. Ashland;

— 10:07 a.m. March 29 at the Citibank branch at 3128 N. Ashland;

— 8:22 a.m. April 8 at the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson.

Apr 16

Talking with GLAAD's Omar Sharif Jr.

The GLAAD Hatter Brunch will be Saturday, April 19, at Taverna 750, 750 W. Cornelia Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $75; visit www.glaad.org/glaadhatter .

Apr 16

Suspect charged in Lakeview sexual assault

The 22-year-old victim was walking in 3500 block of North Halsted Street around 4:25 p.m. Monday when a man ran up from behind, pulled out a knife and said, "Don't do anything, I'll slit your throat," according to police.

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Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery, police said.

Apr 16

WINDY CITY TIMES WEDDING GUIDE Business Listings

3312 N. Broadway St.

3524 N. Halsted St.

3359 N. Halsted St.

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4866 N. Clark St.

7421 N. Sheridan Rd.

1212 W. Carmen Ave.

3216-3224 W. North Ave.

1229 N. North Branch St.

108 W. Germania Pl.

150 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago 312-368-8266

1800 W. Cuyler Ave.

5555 N. Sheridan Rd., Arcade Level

2915 N. Clybourn Ave.,

1344 N. Wells St.

9911 S. Walden Pkwy.

1928 W. Fulton St.

55 E. Washington St., #801

1425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago

5 S. Wabash Ave., Rm. 1703A

5405 N. Clark St.

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505 N. Michigan Ave.

1900 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago

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1139 W. Fulton Market

1328 W. Morse Ave.

3322 S. Morgan St.

1512 W. Berwyn Ave.

21 E. Bellevue Pl.

Make your wedding dreams come true at Unity Lutheran Church, Balmoral and Broadway, Edgewater. Same-gender and opposite-gender weddings. Multicultural, LGBTQ friendly, community involved congregation. Pastor Fred Kinsey; Associate Pastor John Roberts.

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Apr 16

Arrest made in Boystown sexual assault

The woman, 22, was walking in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street about 4:15 p.m. when Lynch followed her into an alley and robbed and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint, police said.

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Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, is scheduled to appear in bond court later Wednesday, according to police.

Apr 16

Boystown Sexual Assault Brings Charges for South Side Man

A 22-year-old woman was walking through an alley in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street about 4:15 p.m. Monday, police said. A man followed her into the alley, where he sexually assaulted and robbed her at knifepoint.

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Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Apr 16

Suspect in ‘Benchwarmer bandit’ bank robberies caught after Loop heist

And a TCF Bank branch, 3531 N. Broadway at 9:45 a.m. on March 16.

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The man, believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, was arrested near Chicago and Wabash Avenues, not long after the robbery of a Fifth Third Bank at 1 S. Dearborn St. about 3 p.m., according to the FBI.

In recent weeks, the Benchwarmer Bandit has struck banks mostly on the North Side, most recently a Citbank branch at 111 W. Jackson St. on April 8. The man also is suspected in four North Side robberies in March:

A Citibank branch, 3128 N. Ashland Avenue, about 10:10 a.m. on March 29.

A TCF Bank branch, 2940 N. Ashland Ave. at 9:37 a.m. on March 24, according to the FBI.

A TCF Bank branch, 4355 N. Sheridan Rd., at 9:02 a.m. on March 21.

Apr 16

Man Charged In Lakeview Rape, Robbery

The woman, 22, was walking in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street about 4:15 p.m. when Lynch followed her into an alley and robbed and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint, police said.

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Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, is scheduled to appear in bond court later Wednesday, according to police.

Apr 16

Man Charged in Boystown Sexual Assault

A 22-year-old woman said she was walking through an alley on the 3500 block of North Halsted Street at about 4:30 Monday afternoon when she was attacked.

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Marcus Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, was charged with 1 count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery.

Apr 16

Boystown sex assault charges filed against South Side man

April 16, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A woman was sexually assaulted in the 3500-block of North Halsted Street in Boystown, in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

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Marcus Lynch, of the 4700-block of South Loomis was charged with aggravated criminal sex ual assault and robbery after allegedly attacking the woman at knifepoint as she walked down an alley in the 3500 block of North Halsted. Police say Lynch was seen on surveillance tape and subsequently caught.

Apr 14

Updated Apr 16

Howard Brown resale store to leave Boystown

Howard Brown Health Center’s flagship store, 3651 N. Halsted St., will close its doors on Boystown later this summer for a new location in central Lakeview at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. According to a statement from the center:

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Howard Brown Health Center’s flagship store, 3651 N. Halsted St., will close its doors on Boystown later this summer for a new location in central Lakeview at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. According to a statement from the center:

  • Yea - definitely high traffic area, it just has felt underutilized for a while. Hopefully that new Bradley-Halsted high rise is just the start of what will be lots of new development on Halsted between Addison and Grace.

  • Why don't they put a soup kitchen in there so they can draw more trash & crime to the neighborhood? The perfect extension to Center on Halsted.

Apr 15

WCT seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards

Honorees will be notified in May and recognized at a free ceremony Thursday, June 26, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

Apr 15

Police expect to release footage of Boystown assailant

The 22-year-old victim was attacked in an alley near the 3500 block of North Halsted Street at around 4:25 p.m. The woman told police that she heard someone approaching from behind. He pulled out a knife and warned her that he would slit her throat, before forcing her to the back of a nearby garage.

According to ABC7, the owner of the Circle K gas station at 801 W. Addison St., was preparing surveillance footage.

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