3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

TCF Bank Branch Robbed In Avondale

• at 3:28 p.m. on April 14 at 3531 N. Broadway.

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The non-takeover robbery happened about 3:30 p.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 3570 N. Elston, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon.

• at 6:17 p.m. on March 24 at 4355 N. Sheridan;

• at 12:01 p.m. on March 30 at 2940 N. Ashland; and

    TCF Bank Branch Robbed In Avondale
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A bank was robbed Monday afternoon in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The non-takeover robbery happened about 3:30 p.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 3570 N. Elston, according to FBI spokesman Garrett Croon.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • TCF Banks inside grocery stores seem to be an easy target for robberies.

  • i think the popularity of this place in terms of getting robbed is in the convenience, i mean, you can grab a quick bite plus all your fixings for your next meal on the way out?

Apr 13

Updated 2 hours ago

Where to Watch the Blackhawks' Playoff Games in Chicago

The Sports Corner, 956 W. Addison St.

This article has 84 other Chicago locations (Show)

10 Pin, 330 N. State St.

Bar 63, 6341 N. Broadway

Bar Takito, 201 N. Morgan St.

Billy Goat Inn, 1535 W. Madison St.

Bird's Nest Bar, 2500 N Southport Ave.

Candlelite, 7452 N. Western Ave.

Cleos, 1935 W. Chicago Ave.

Clover Sports and Leisure, 722 W. Grand Ave.

Commonwealth Tavern 2000 Roscoe St.

Connie's Pizza, 1030 N. State St.

Cortland's Garage, 1645 W. Cortland St.

Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway

Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave.

Drum & Monkey, 1435 W. Taylor St.

Division Ale House, 1942 W. Division

Durkin's Tavern, 810 W. Diversey Pkwy

Easy Bar, 1944 W. Division St.

Emmit's Irish Pub, 495 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Estelle's, 2013 W. North Ave.

Fat Pour, 2005 W. Division St.

Finley Dunne's Tavern, 3458 N. Lincoln Ave.

Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave.

Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.

Four Shadows Tavern & Grill, 2758 N. Ashland Ave.

Glascott's Saloon, 2158 N. Halsted

Hawkeye's Bar & Grill, 1458 W. Taylor St.

High Noon Saloon, 1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Hopsmith Tavern, 15 W. Division St.

HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St.

Iron Horse Ale House, 6158 N. Northwest Hwy.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St.

Jak's Tap, 901 W. Jackson Blvd.

Jefferson Tap & Grille, 323 N. Jefferson St.

Jet's Public House, 6148 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Jimmy Green's, 825 S. State St.

Joe's, 940 W. Weed St.

JP Burke's Patio & Tap, 2913 N. Lincoln Ave.

Kelly's Pub, 949 W. Webster Ave.

Kroll's South Loop, 1736 S. Michigan Ave.

Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, 400 N. McClurg Ct.

Logan Bar & Grill, 2230 N. California Ave.

Lotties, 1925 W. Cortland St.

Mad River Bar & Grille, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave.

Mahoney's Pub and Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave.

McFadden's, 1206 N. State Pkwy.

Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave.

Old Fifth, 1027 W. Madison St.

O'Leary's Public House, 541 N. Wells St.

Park Tavern, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd.

Pequod's Pizza, 2207 N. Clybourn Ave.

Ph.D Pub, 1257 S. Halsted St.

PitchFork, 2922 W. Irving Park Rd.

Revel Bar Chicago, 6169 N. Northwest Hwy.

River Shannon, 425 W. Armitage Ave.

Roadhouse 66 Gas N' Grill, 3478 N. Clark St.

Snickers Bar & Grill, 448 N. State St.

Standard Bar & Grill, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Stanley's Kitchen & Tap 1970 N. Lincoln Ave.

STATE 935 W. Webster Ave.

Teaser's Public House, 7123 W. Higgins Ave.

The Anthem, 1725 W. Division St.

The Beer Bistro, 1061 W. Madison St.

The Boundry Tavern & Grille, 1932 W. Division St.

The Butcher's Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave.

The Crossroads Bar & Grill, 1120 W. Madison St.

The Full Shilling, 3724 N. Clark St.

The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave.

The Irish Nobleman, 1367 W. Erie St.

The Junction Chicago, 222 S. Riverside Plaza

The Lodge, 21 W. Division St.

The Ogden, 1659 W. Ogden Ave.

The Piggery, 1625 W. Irving Park Rd.

The Pony Inn, 1638 W. Belmont Ave.

The Pumping Company, 6157 N. Broadway

The Scout, 1301 S. Wabash Ave.

The Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St.

Third Rail Tavern, 1133 W. Madison St.

Timothy O'Toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct.

Waterhouse, 3407 N. Paulina Ave.

Wells on Wells, 1617 N. Wells St.

WhirlyBall, 1825 W. Webster Ave.

Will's Northwoods Inn, 3032 N. Racine Ave.

Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, 324 S. Racine Ave.

Woodhaven Bar & Kitchen, 712 N. Clark St.

    Where to Watch the Blackhawks' Playoff Games in Chicago
    If attending a game is out of the picture, consider watching the game somewhere where you can still be surrounded by fellow fans. Whether the game is home or away, you can still catch the excitement at one, or a few, of the many official Blackhawks bars across Chicago.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

28 hours ago

Merchants Fed Up As Construction Dust Turns North Broadway Into 'Wild West'

"I'm trapped breathing in this dust all day," Dayhoff said as he runs Zeglio Custom Clothiers, 3341 N. Broadway. "You can feel your eyes burning and your nose burning, and they say we just have to put up with it."

...that with CTA buses and delivery trucks going through," Manoli said of the corner of Roscoe and Broadway. "They're using that same gravel on Southport, but there's no CTA on Southport...

Tunney's own Ann Sather restaurant at 3415 N. Broadway has lost about 15 percent of its business compared to last year, the alderman said. Others, he added, have seen more drastic drops in revenue.

Loyal customers of Ms. T's Southern Fried Chicken have been trickling in since the former Harold's Chicken Shack No. 42 relocated to 3343 N. Broadway from Uptown one year ago.

    Merchants Fed Up As Construction Dust Turns North Broadway Into 'Wild West'
    LAKEVIEW - As tempers stir along with the clouds of dust caused by water main construction on North Broadway, city officials are blaming a "unique" series of factors stemming from the once-in-a-century project for causing the poor conditions along the street. In essence, it's the perfect dust storm.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

4 days ago

5 Chicago Restaurant Closings to Know

...and post-bar haven to sop up booze with giant pizza slices, has shuttered at 950 W. Addison St., according to an LTH Forum member, who says an unnamed bar has replaced it using...

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...Birds One Stone has signs posted at its storefront that the restaurant is closed at 2476 N. Lincoln Ave. It opened in December 2015 in the former space occupied by The Spread, a sports...

...18, according to an announcement made on its website. Ownership is selling the property at 3935 W. Devon Ave. to a church, according to DNAinfo. The Italian restaurant and event space lasted through three...

LAKEVIEW— The space that housed Mista, 2921 N. Broadway St., has a “for lease” sign up in the window. Mista was an Italian restaurant specializing...

    5 Chicago Restaurant Closings to Know
    Bacci Pizza in Wrigleyville is among the fallen
    http://chicago.eater.com

Apr 19

Stan's Rolling Stones-Inspired Doughnut: Sticky Fingers, Indeed

Stan's Donuts has locations at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and 2800 N. Clark in Lakeview; 26 E. Roosevelt Rd. in the South Loop; and 535 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile.

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The doughnut, which costs $4.39, debuted Monday and will be offered until April 30 at all six of Stan's city locations, including 259 E. Erie St. in Streeterville, the outpost nearest to Navy Pier.

Stan's Donuts has locations at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and 2800 N. Clark in Lakeview; 26 E. Roosevelt Rd. in the South Loop; and 535 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile.

Stan's Donuts has locations at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and 2800 N. Clark in Lakeview; 26 E. Roosevelt Rd. in the South Loop; and 535 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile.

Stan's Donuts has locations at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and 2800 N. Clark in Lakeview; 26 E. Roosevelt Rd. in the South Loop; and 535 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile.

Stan's Donuts has locations at 1560 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and 2800 N. Clark in Lakeview; 26 E. Roosevelt Rd. in the South Loop; and 535 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile.

    Stan's Rolling Stones-Inspired Doughnut: Sticky Fingers, Indeed
    WICKER PARK - Celebrating the first month of the four-month-long Rolling Stones "Exhibitionism" showcase at Navy Pier, a raspberry-filled doughnut inspired by the legendary rock band is now available at Stan's Donuts. The doughnut, which costs $4.39, debuted Monday and will be offered until April 30 at all six of Stan's city locations, including 259 E.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Apr 18

Vintage Lakeview East studio to 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments

422-424 West Melrose is steps from Lake Shore Drive on a quiet, tree-lined block.

Wirtz Residential manages seven vintage courtyard and high-rise apartment communities in prime Lakeview East locations. If you don’t find what you’re looking for at 424 West Melrose, explore the other options available through one of Chicago’s longest-tenured professional management firms.

    Vintage Lakeview East studio to 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments
    422-424 West Melrose is steps from Lake Shore Drive on a quiet, tree-lined block. The building has apartments that range from studios renting from less than $1,000 a month to spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments renting from $3,530 a month. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed on the building's website.
    http://yochicago.com

Apr 17

Test your smarts at these 50-plus weekly trivia nights in Chicago

952 W. Addison St. 773-929-1441

3701 N. Broadway 773-549-0226

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4264 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-1007

2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700

4328 W. Irving Park Rd. 773-725-1800

2700 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-7840

3358 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-404-2151

2105 S. State St. 312-949-0120

221 N. LaSalle Dr. 312-739-3900

3135 W. Montrose Ave. 773-681-0341

6341 N. Broadway 773-942-6269

20 W. Division St. 312-787-4318

1935 W. Chicago Ave. 312-243-5600

1615 N. Wells St. 312-440-0885

420 W. Diversey Pkwy 773-549-9090

3010 N. Broadway 773-327-5101

1934 W. Irving Park Rd. 773-871-3757

5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

1458 W. Taylor St. 312-226-3951

325 N. Jefferson St. 312-648-0100

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5555

2909 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-935-7500

2200 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-4576

3101 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-883-4400

4356 N. Leavitt St. 773-279-4900

1516 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-252-1155

2100 W. Irving Park Rd. 773-478-2100

1332 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-904-8615

935 W. Webster Ave. 773-975-8030

9 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0004

3407 N. Paulina Ave. 773-871-1200

3030 N. Racine St. 773-528-4400

3801 N. Ashland Ave. 773-348-2767

3937 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-528-3700

1645 W. Cortland St. 773-862-7877

2356 W. Cullom Ave. 773-588-1110

2630 N. Clark St. 773-248-3900

100 W. Grand Ave. 312-836-0066

1448 N. Wells St. 312-664-5264

1736 S. Michigan Ave. 312-235-1400

333 S. Wells St. 312-566-9100

1953 N. Sedgwick St. 312-337-7900

4265 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-281-7112

3462 N. Clark St. 773-975-2010

1658 W. Cortland St. 773-394-9898

1622 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-3805

3328 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-5571

2723 N. Halsted St. 773-883-0304

1503 S. Michigan Ave. 312-588-0230

950 W. Armitage Ave. 773-348-0010

6666 N. Northwest Hwy. 773-775-1077

3554 N. Clark St. 773-327-8572

3516 N. Clark St. 773-244-1025

2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421

2230 N. California Ave. 773-252-1110

201 N. Clinton St. 312-212-5463

    Test your smarts at these 50-plus weekly trivia nights in Chicago
    They say two heads are better than one, and when it comes to local bar trivia, they're probably right. Assemble your finest team of know-it-alls, throw back a few drinks and put your minds to the test for a chance to win prizes. And who knows?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 17

Body of 24-year-old pulled from Belmont Harbor

3416-3446 N. Lake Shore Dr.

    Body of 24-year-old pulled from Belmont Harbor
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating how a 24-year-old Lakeview resident ended up in Belmont Harbor. The body of Bryan Davia was recovered by the Marine Unit from the harbor just before 10 p.m. Sunday. Davia lived just across Lake Shore Drive on Hawthorne. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 15

Boystown: Man Robs Third North Side Bank In 21 Days

...weeks Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. The man walked into the Boystown Jewel-Osco, 3531 North Broadway around 3:30 p.m. and presented a robbery note to a teller at the...

    Boystown: Man Robs Third North Side Bank In 21 Days
    A robber held up his third North Side bank in three weeks Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. The man walked into the Boystown Jewel-Osco, 3531 North Broadway around 3:30 p.m. and presented a robbery note to a teller at the TCF Bank branch that's located inside.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Apr 14

FBI: Suspect robbed bank branch at Lake View grocery

The non-takeover robbery occurred at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 3531 N. Broadway Ave., the FBI said.

    FBI: Suspect robbed bank branch at Lake View grocery
    A bank was robbed in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side on Friday afternoon, according to the FBI. The non-takeover robbery occurred at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 3531 N. Broadway Ave., the FBI said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Apr 12

Man Charged With Weekend Robbery, Beating In Boystown

...Boystown, prosecutors said. Delonte Sawyer, 19, battered and robbed the Humboldt Park man in the 800 block of West Roscoe street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to charges. 21-year-old Malik...

    Man Charged With Weekend Robbery, Beating In Boystown
    A Valparaiso, IN, man repeatedly punched a 22-year-old man and stole the victim's wallet and other items this weekend in Boystown, prosecutors said. Delonte Sawyer, 19, battered and robbed the Humboldt Park man in the 800 block of West Roscoe street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to charges.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Apr 11

Gino's East Frozen Kosher Pizzas To Debut Next Week After Years Of Planning

Those stores are: 2485 Howard Street in Evanston (across the street from West Ridge); 3531 N. Broadway in Lakeview; 1600 Deerfield Road in Highland Park; 9449 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie; and 79 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove.

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Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz, leader of the Bucktown Wicker Park Chabad at 1630 N. Milwaukee Ave., announced plans for the fully Kosher Gino’s pizzeria in 2014, to be called "Gino's East Vegetarian" and located on the ground floor of the Jewish center.

    Gino's East Frozen Kosher Pizzas To Debut Next Week After Years Of Planning
    WICKER PARK - The nation's first Gino's East Kosher pizzeria is still in the works for a Wicker Park storefront, but the religious leader behind the long-anticipated spot and the president of the iconic deep dish pizza chain say frozen pies will come first.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Apr 07

Updated Apr 11

Builders continue demolishing historic housing stock throughout North Side

...unit at 231 W. Scott in Old Town, and a classic brick two-flat at 742 W. Buckingham in Lakeview all appear to be slated for demolition. And because none of the homes...

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...Morris/Chicago Patterns The folks behind Chicago Patterns believe that this 19th century residence at 231 W. Scott will be demolished...

...throughout the North Side that are doomed. A lovely and well-maintained Gingerbread Gothic at 1944 N. Sedgwick in Lincoln Park, an Italianate multi-unit at 231 W. Scott in Old Town, and...

    Builders continue demolishing Chicago's historic housing stock
    A handful of 19th century buildings in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast are likely candidates for demolition.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • Louise Tessing Home Owner, near Seeley and Grace

    How nice of you to make my point. "When you fail to account for important variables, you are offering an incomplete picture of this issue." Where were your sociological inputs when you put together your "model"? Absent, in lieu of economic factors.
    Nice to know we were sacrificed on the...

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    How nice of you to make my point. "When you fail to account for important variables, you are offering an incomplete picture of this issue." Where were your sociological inputs when you put together your "model"? Absent, in lieu of economic factors.
    Nice to know we were sacrificed on the altar of a failing Chicago budget, though.

    I did not say that quality of life is a one or the other decision factor, it is included in the whole.

    Everyone knows there has always been a lack of rentals and landlords make the most of it. But now you say that is a myth. Will those rents go down?

    When someone puts a question mark after something, it is a question. As in 15 years?
    since you present yourself as an expert, it was a question.

    My expertise is that I have lived through the Lincoln Park "renewal', the Ranch Triangle "gentrification" and now the NorthCenter "suburbanization". Someone recently told me how lucky I was to live in the Winnetka of Chicago!

    When you are the victim of a crime, you believe it. You can read police stats if you want. If you do it for thirty years you can detect patterns.

    I almost envy your denial, but prefer the reality of living.

  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    New jobs are real variable. Less crime is a real variable.
    Clearly you don't understand these terms as sociological factors include things like taxes, jobs, crime and property values.
    Have you bothered to look up these terms before posting them?
    No one wants to have to make sacrifices in order...

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    New jobs are real variable. Less crime is a real variable.
    Clearly you don't understand these terms as sociological factors include things like taxes, jobs, crime and property values.
    Have you bothered to look up these terms before posting them?
    No one wants to have to make sacrifices in order to solve the cities fiscal problems but it's not going to be Santa that rescues us with a bag full of money. Our issues are going to solved here.
    Who is this "everyone" that supposedly knows Chicago is lack rentals in these communities? Again look at the social science data. Most of the housing in those communities are rental units. Communities stabilize when rentals and owner occupied units are in balance.
    Again crime goes down not up as communities become more affluent.
    God only knows who on earth thinks NC Chicago is the Winnetka of Chicago.

    You position seems to come down to a bunch of anecdotal evidence meaning it has no bases in data, facts or numbers.
    It's all about what happened to you which is not social science data!

Apr 11

Cubs Open Park at Wrigley

...down traffic at the intersections of Clark, Sheffield and Newport; Clark and Grace, Addison and Halsted and Addison and Racine...

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First, to the traffic situation at Wrigley Field for Monday night’s game: Clark and Addison are shut down to truck traffic two hours before and one hour after game time...

...time, and there will be checkpoints to slow down traffic at the intersections of Clark, Sheffield and Newport; Clark and Grace, Addison and Halsted and Addison and Racine...

The Cubs did get the city to allow them to expand their outfield walls onto Sheffield and Waveland for free – so it isn’t as if they haven’t gotten some benefit.

But the entire project, which will eventually include an addition to the stadium at Sheffield and Addison and a new hotel on Clark, will not be finished until 2018. And there are...

    Cubs Open Park at Wrigley
    Some big changes at Wrigley Field as the Cubs take play at home for the first time since becoming World Series Champions. What do the changes mean for the community? Will anyone be able to drive or park around the ballpark anymore? And did Cubs brass throw some shade on a few Chicago politicians Monday?
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com

Apr 10

Want to Live and Breathe the Cubs 24/7? A 2-Bedroom at 817 W. Addison in Wrigleyville

Want to Live and Breathe the Cubs 24/7? A 2-Bedroom at 817 W. Addison in Wrigleyville

    Want to Live and Breathe the Cubs 24/7? A 2-Bedroom at 817 W. Addison in Wrigleyville
    This 2-bedroom at 817 W. Addison in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in October 2016. It's been about 7 years since we chattered about this building. Built in 1915, it was converted into condos during the condo boom in 2005. It has 16 units with no parking.
    http://cribchatter.com

Apr 09

Windy City Sweets offers Easter treats

3308 N. Broadway St, Chicago

    Windy City Sweets offers Easter treats
    The spirit of Willa Wonka is strong at Windy City Sweets in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. For more than 30 years, they've been creating sweet memories that last a lifetime. The relatively small store has more than 1,500 items, but during Easter - their biggest holiday -- it's all about the bunnies.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 06

Woman Sues Uber After Being Stabbed In The Face By UberPOOL Co-Passenger On North Side

...an UberPOOL she called at the end of a night out in Boystown, around the 3300 block of North Halsted Street. Another passenger, Julie Ramer, 34, of Logan Square, was in the car at the time...

    Woman Sues Uber After Being Stabbed In The Face By UberPOOL Co-Passenger In Lakeview
    Julie Ramer, CPD handout A woman who was stabbed in the face by a co-passenger during an UberPOOL rideshare in Lakeview earlier this year is now suing the ride-hailing company. The woman, Jennifer Camacho, 25, was stabbed on Jan.
    http://chicagoist.com

Apr 06

The best cheap eats near Chicago's college campuses

3205 N. Halsted St. 773-296-2178

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926 W. Diversey Parkway 773-880-8052

2652 N. Halsted St. 773-327-2652

2845 N. Clark St. 773-528-9050

2568 N. Clark St. 773-248-4227

6808 N. Sheridan Road 773-856-3755

5938 N. Broadway 773-654-1444

6022 N. Broadway 773-764-8500

1139 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 773-907-8936

1327 E. 57th St. 773-667-7394

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-966-7531

1369 E. 53rd St. 773-493-1000

1518 E. 53rd St. 773-667-0647

1373 E. 53rd St. 773-633-2587

21 E. Adams St. 312-583-0729

400 S. Michigan Ave. 312-566-0118

1132 S. Wabash Ave.  312-929-3856

60 E. Adams St. 312-332-2200

767 S. State St. 312-583-9100

1437 W. Taylor St. 312-846-6216

1438 W. Taylor St. 312-666-3471

626 S. Racine Ave. 312-929-4828

1339 W. Taylor St. 312-243-8908

1514 W. Taylor St. 312-243-9559

    The best cheap eats near Chicago's college campuses
    There's nothing like the sweet sorrow of living in a food mecca like Chicago on a college student's paltry budget. But even if you're not a student, you can count on college campuses to support clusters of great restaurants with menus that don't create sticker shock.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Automation Invasion: High-Tech Self-Service Restaurants & Bars Infiltrate Chicago

...in spring 2017. The restaurant, which will replace the shuttered Five Guys burger location at 3219 N. Broadway St., will feature two robotic trains delivering rolls to diners and table-side touchscreens that guests...

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Wabi Sabi, a BYOB sushi bar located at 4521 N. Sheridan Road, is the city of Chicago's first kaiten after opening in November 2016 in Uptown...

...offerings like the 24-hour "cupcake ATM" that Los Angeles­-based bakery Sprinkles installed at 50 E. Walton St. in 2012. Or the city's first pour-all-your-own-beer bar, Tapster, which...

...Or the city's first pour-all-your-own-beer bar, Tapster, which opened at 2027 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park earlier in March...

A similarly tech-savvy wine bar opened at 1400 S. Michigan Ave. in 2012: Square One touts itself as a "drinker's bar" with local beers and...

...the pour-your-own-drink trend. Navigator Taproom, for one, is slated to open at 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square in June. "There's a clear demand for this sort of bar...

    Automation Invasion: High-Tech Self-Service Restaurants & Bars Infiltrate Chicago
    Though Jetsons-esque jetpacks and flying cars still aren't cruising through Chicago, one of the area's current dining trends is decidedly futuristic. A recent uptick in rotary sushi restaurants, mechanized bars, and other high-tech culinary options suggests that automation is in. Rotary sushi is relatively new to the United States, but it has a 50-year history in Japan.
    http://chicago.eater.com

  • d3 NOH

    Rotary sushi has been in the US for decades

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    Its a pretty new thing to Uptown. I hope Wabi Sabi makes it, the strip mall isn't exactly the best location, the Mexican restaurant La Ciudad seems to do ok, they have a following.

Apr 04

12 Chicago-Area Restaurant Updates To Know

LAKEVIEW— Rotary sushi is on its way to Lakeview. Sushi Plus Rotary Sushi Bar has applied for its liquor license at 3219 N. Broadway St.

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...on the collaboration between Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt Hospitality inside the under-construction 150 North Riverside building. The restaurant’s called Porter Kitchen & Deck, and there’s a website. Perhaps that...

LINCOLN SQUARE— If you didn’t make it for The Budlong’s “flash opening” on Friday at 4619 N. Western Ave., don’t fret. They start serving Nashville Hot chicken in earnest this week for a grand opening. Nick Fochtman

PILSEN— As news trickles in on what’s happening at the former Embeya, Thai and Danielle Dang continue to work on their follow-up, HaiSous. Danielle Dang said they’re still sealing up walls, but hope to rock and roll in about six weeks at 1900 S. Carpenter St.

LOGAN SQUARE— Bow Truss isn’t reopening in Logan Square. Instead, Passion House Coffee Roasters, a popular roaster with a Fulton Market plant, is taking over for its first coffee shop at 2631 N. Kedzie Ave. It should open on May 1, according to DNAinfo.

LOGAN SQUARE— Here’s more info on the new restaurant replacing Cafeteria Mariano, from the owner of Griddle 24, Hollywood Grill, and White Palace Grill. It’s called Victory Grill, reported DNAinfo, at 2246-48 N. Milwaukee Ave. It could open later this year or in early 2018.

...Could a wine bar be sprouting inside the former homebrewer supply store Brew & Grow at 19 S. Morgan St.? That’s what the Neighbors of West Loop Facebook page claimed. Apparently there’s an...

WEST LOOP— Jet’s Pizza continues to expand. Eaters will soon be able to eat Detroit-style pizza at 1025 W. Madison Ave., as the city has issued a building permit.

IRVING PARK— A year after announcing the location, Miko’s Italian Ice appears to be on track for an April 15 opening date, according to DNAinfo. The shop at 4125 N. Kimball Ave. is the company’s third location.

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, the Einstein-inspired restaurant inside the Hotel EMC2, the new 21-story Marriott hotel at 228 E. Ontario St., should open soon. Curbed Chicago reported that the hotel should soon welcome its first guests.

...thru locations in Chicago. They’re planning one at the Six Corners Shopping District at 4151 N. Cicero Ave., according to DNAinfo. Another is planned just west at Central and Irving Park...

...District at 4151 N. Cicero Ave., according to DNAinfo. Another is planned just west at Central and Irving Park...

    12 Chicago-Area Restaurant Updates To Know
    A regularly-updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
    http://chicago.eater.com

Apr 04

Woman stabbed by UberPOOL co-passenger sues ride-share company

On Jan. 30, Camacho got into an UberPOOL vehicle in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street after a night celebrating with friends in the Boystown neighborhood, according to the suit. A...

    Woman stabbed by UberPOOL co-passenger sues ride-share company
    A Chicago woman who was stabbed in the face by a co-passenger in an UberPOOL vehicle on the North Side is suing the ride-share company and her alleged attacker. Jennifer Camacho, 25, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court against Uber Technologies, Inc. and Julie Ramer. On Jan.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

WATCHDOGS: CTA bus crashes’ 2-year toll—5 dead, 1,000 hurt, $16M

• Last July, a bus was “attempting to make a left turn” at Halsted and Waveland when it “made contact with” four pedestrians, sending all of them to hospitals with “multiple injuries” and also resulting in a trip to the hospital for the driver.

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A CTA bus struck and killed pedestrian Aimee Coath, 51, on June 2, 2015, at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

• On Jan. 21, 2015, a bus heading east on 79th at Bishop hit a 12-year-old boy who’d darted into the street between two parked cars while “chasing a dog,” records show. “The right front corner of the bus made contact with the pedestrian who then landed on a parked vehicle,” the report said.

• Days later, a vehicle “traveling at a high rate of speed” went out of control at 82nd and King Drive “and made contact with the bus’ left front bumper,” according to an accident summary. “As a result, 7 CTA passengers and the operator were transported to various hospitals.”

• In September 2015, a bus turning at Archer and Damen struck a pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair.

...crashes last year and six in 2015, including one in which a CTA bus at Sheridan and Montrose “rear-ended a standing bicyclist.” In another instance, a cyclist “fell from the sidewalk and...

...cyclist “fell from the sidewalk and into the back of the moving bus” in the 3200 block of West Division, according to the CTA...

All five fatalities in the past two years occurred in 2015, including one in which a “pedestrian running on the side of the bus lost his balance and fell to the ground, making contact with the rear wheels of the bus” at North and Luna, records show.

    WATCHDOGS: CTA bus crashes' 2-year toll-5 dead, 1,000 hurt, $16M
    Five people killed. More than 1,000 injured. A cost to Chicago taxpayers of about $16 million. That's some of the toll exacted by crashes involving CTA buses the past two years, according to interviews and records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • d3 NOH

    The incident pictures I'm this photo is unlikely to have happened were the TMA not cut from duty on that intersection the third week rahm was in office to save money.

  • Those longish busses with the accordion connection are the worst and the most dangerous.

Mar 31

Baconfest, stencil art at Vertical Gallery, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 3/31: The Transgender Day of Visibility showcase at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) features paintings, clothing, performance art, photography, and more created by local trans artists. 6-9 PM

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Fri 3/31: During this special Friday-night edition of First Tuesdays With Mick and Ben at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), the Reader's Ben Joravsky and the Sun-Times's Mick Dumke talk with congressmen Danny K. Davis and Luis Gutierrez about congressional resistance in the Trump era. 6:30 PM

Fri 3/31: Experimental music group Xiu Xiu plays the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight. Austin Brown writes, "Despite developing a four-on-the-floor rhythmic backbone for their...

Fri 3/31-Sat 4/1: Baconfest Chicago, the celebration of the beloved pork product at UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt), includes three different sessions to choose from, each one featuring myriad chefs serving up bacon in every way imaginable. Fri 7-10 PM, Sat noon-3 PM and 7-10 PM

Sat 4/1: The third annual Frontwoman Fest takes over the Burlington (3425 W. Fullerton) on Saturday with 16 acts that embody the diverse talents of the city's female and female-identified musicians. Proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago. Noon

Sat 4/1: Brunch So Hard at Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont) is a sketch show about women's health care benefiting the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. 6:30 PM

4/1-4/29: Vertical Gallery (1016 N. Western) celebrates its four-year anniversary with "Ratical," an exhibition of work by Blek Le Rat, founder of the international stencil art movement. Opening reception Sat 4/1, 6-10 PM.

Sun 4/2: Each week during Drop Leaf Dinners at Sportsman's Club (948 N. Western) someone from the community—including Jane Beachy (Salonathon), Pearl Dick (Project Fire), and Nikki Zaleski...

Sun 4/2: This special pop-up version of the performance series Salonathon at Alphawood Gallery (2401 N. Halsted) features Erin Kilmurray, Quinn Tsan, Lucy Stoole, and more responding to the exhibition "Art AIDS America Chicago." 5:30-8 PM

Sun 4/2-Mon 4/3: Both casual booze enthusiasts and professional mixologists can enjoy seminars, demos, tastings, and networking with some of Chicago’s most notable cocktail professionals at the Chicago Cocktail Summit at Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee). Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Mon 11 AM-5 PM

    Baconfest, stencil art at Vertical Gallery, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this weekend (and that ain't no April Fools' Day joke). Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 3/31: The Transgender Day of Visibility showcase at the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) features paintings, clothing, performance art, photography, and more created by local trans artists.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Mar 30

Where to eat when you catch a Cubs game

3343 N. Clark St. 773-996-9997

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1060 W. Addison St. 773-404-2827

3216 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-348-3250

3908 N. Sheridan Road 773-404-8955

3700 N. Clark St. 773-645-4400

    Where to eat when you catch a Cubs game
    Food and baseball are two of Chicago's biggest passions, and they come together beautifully on game days. Whether you're looking for a snack to eat in the stands or a meal before or after a Cubs game, here are some options that will fuel your cheering all season long. 1060 W.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 30

Lester: After three years apart, Syrian family in Des Plaines to reunite

...10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. See www.facebook.com/events/184338775385508...

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...s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Mexican Museum, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Center...

    Lester: After three years apart, Syrian family in Des Plaines to reunite
    After a nearly three-year separation, Des Plaines resident Marwan Saffaf has received word that his wife and 15-year-old daughter picked up their passports and visas Monday and will be traveling to the United States in early April, columnist Kerry Lester writes.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Mar 23

Updated Mar 27

Estudiantes de ‘Lakeview Learning Center’ luchan para mantener sus puertas abiertas

...entre dos y cinco millones de dólares por la (posible) venta” de esa propiedad, 3310 N. Clark St.

    Estudiantes de 'Lakeview Learning Center' luchan para mantener sus puertas abiertas
    CHICAGO - Lakeview Learning Center, un programa externo del Truman College, uno de los campus de los Colegios Comunitarios de Chicago que ha proporcionado clases gratuitas de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) y de Equivalencia a Secundaria (GED) a más de tres generaciones de inmigrantes, cerrará muy pronto sus puertas.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

  • PT

    Bob, perhaps you should go back to school yourself. There, you could learn a few things about what kind of people make up this country-and from where all around the world said people come. I would guarantee your heritage originates from outside of the US. Yet you feel you have...

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    Bob, perhaps you should go back to school yourself. There, you could learn a few things about what kind of people make up this country-and from where all around the world said people come. I would guarantee your heritage originates from outside of the US. Yet you feel you have a right to tell people to learn the language, and likely the only one, you know. Despicable! To top it off, you should know that the US does not actually even have a 'national language'. So, perhaps instead of posting derogatory comments on a post that was listed to help individuals, you could instead put your 'close-mindedness' aside and stop spewing B.S.! Maybe even take a Spanish class-or any other language for that matter!

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    Thank you PT!

Mar 27

Tour a Lakeview East 1-bedroom in a steps-to-everything location

The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia has nicely-updated one-bedroom apartments.

    Tour a Lakeview East 1-bedroom in a steps-to-everything location
    http://www.634WCornelia.com http://www.PPMApartments.com The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia has nicely-updated one-bedroom apartments. The spacious apartments at 634 have separate dining rooms, hardwood floors, built-ins and crown moldings. 634 West Cornelia is steps from the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway. Treasure Island, Jewel-Osco and Starbucks are around the corner.
    http://yochicago.com

Mar 27

Tour a furnished 1-bedroom model in a Lakeview East vintage courtyard

The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia has nicely-updated one-bedroom apartments.

    Tour a furnished 1-bedroom model in a Lakeview East vintage courtyard
    http://www.634WCornelia.com http://www.PPMApartments.com The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia has nicely-updated one-bedroom apartments. The spacious apartments at 634 have separate dining rooms, hardwood floors, built-ins and crown moldings. 634 West Cornelia is steps from the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway. Treasure Island, Jewel-Osco and Starbucks are around the corner.
    http://yochicago.com

Mar 27

Tour the furnished model at a Lakeview East vintage courtyard

The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia is steps from Starbucks, Jewel-Osco, Treasure Island, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway. Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Belmont Harbor and the 18-mile lakefront trail are a short walk away.

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Get a rent credit of up to $300 when you book an appointment online or call 773-231-7208. You can also start your apartment hunt at the leasing center at 806 W Belmont Ave.

    Tour the furnished model at a Lakeview East vintage courtyard
    The beautifully-landscaped vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia is steps from Starbucks, Jewel-Osco, Treasure Island, and the miles-long strip of bars, restaurants and shops along Broadway. Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Belmont Harbor and the 18-mile lakefront trail are a short walk away. 634 West Cornelia has spacious one-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, separate dining areas and vintage details.
    http://yochicago.com

Mar 24

David Leggett at Shane Campbell Gallery, Kweku Collins, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sat 3/25: Ramiro Lynch hosts iRiete Guey!, a Spanish-language variety show at Playground Theater (3209 N. Halsted) featuring music by Rai and stand-up from Edgar Mota, Noah Gutierrez, Soli Santos, and Rene Valdiviezo. 7 PM

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...Aron Packer at the Backroom: Scientific Art + Karaoke at the Chicago Athletic Association pop-up (12 S. Michigan). Karaoke with Lumpen Radio follows. 5 PM-midnight

...Lefty Out There—and Tubs participate in a live painting collaboration at Fulton Market Kitchen (311 N. Sangamon). Afterward, there's a silent auction for the finished works, with proceeds benefiting Chicago arts...

...a showcase of its artists—including Kweku Collins, Westerx, and Kipp Stone—tonight at Metro (3730 N. Clark). Leor Galil writes, "It's long fostered a home for its artists, who are united...

Sat 3/25: Michael DeForge stops by Quimby's (1854 W. North) to read from his new comic, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, followed by a musical performance from Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz. 7 PM

Sat 3/25: The Midwest Access Coalition (MAC) hosts the MAC & Cheese Cook-Off at Second Unitarian Church (656 W. Barry), a fund-raiser featuring all-you-can-eat mac and cheese from local eateries like Mac Dynamite, Reggie's, and Q-Tine plus an open bar, a photo booth, and live music. 7-10 PM

3/25-5/6: Shane Campbell Gallery (2021 S. Wabash) presents "Their Funeral, Our Dance Floor," a collection of works by local artist David Leggett. (Check out his contribution to the Reader's Inauguration Issue.) Opening reception Sat 3/25, 1-3 PM.

Sun 3/26: The participatory art collective Lavender Menace Occupation invites guests to write on the bathroom walls of the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western). There will also be live music and drinks. Noon-3 PM

Sun 3/26: Drag queen bingo caller Velicity Metropolis hosts the Chicago Zine Fest Bingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's (5400 N. Clark). Admission includes one bingo card. 8-11 PM

    David Leggett at Shane Campbell Gallery, Kweku Collins, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    There's plenty to do this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 3/24: Videographer Greg Mercer, artist Peggy Macnamara, and artist Stephanie Brown discuss the intersection of science and art with moderator Aron Packer at the Backroom: Scientific Art + Karaoke at the Chicago Athletic Association pop-up (12 S.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Mar 24

Chicago’s Shea Coulee finally gets her chance to ‘Race’

Couleé will host a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiere watch party March 24 at Roscoe’s, 3356 N. Halsted, with “Drag Race” alums Shangela and Naomi Smalls, and local drag star Trannika Rex.

    Chicago's Shea Coulee finally gets her chance to 'Race'
    Chicago drag superstar Shea Couleé gets a bit philosophical when asked why, after five auditions to compete on "RuPaul's Drag Race," she finally got to sashay down that runway in Season 9. "Everything happens for a reason and when it's your time, it's your time," said Couleé, 28, of Ravenswood.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 22

Updated Mar 22

Mochi Bar? 100 Whiskeys? New Lakeview Whole Foods Has It All — Take A Look

Whole Foods now has 11 stores in Chicago, plus 14 in the surrounding suburbs. Lakeview's other store is at 3640 N. Halsted St. in Boystown.

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The city's second-largest Whole Foods opens at 3201 N. Ashland Ave. at 9 a.m. Wednesday after 16 months of construction and a promise that the new grocery store would revitalize the corner of Ashland, Lincoln and Belmont avenues.

The city's second-largest Whole Foods opens at 3201 N. Ashland Ave. at 9 a.m. Wednesday after 16 months of construction and a promise that the new grocery store would revitalize the corner of Ashland, Lincoln and Belmont avenues.

A wall mural behind the coffee bar, for example, pays tribute to Rose Records, which used to occupy the building where Whole Foods first opened in Lakeview, 3300 N. Ashland Ave., one block north of the new store.

    Mochi Bar? 100 Whiskeys? New Lakeview Whole Foods Has It All - Take A Look
    LAKEVIEW - Like an amusement park dedicated to organic produce and dry-aged beef, the new Whole Foods Lakeview is a treat for the eye, as well as the stomach. The city's second-largest Whole Foods opens at 3201 N. Ashland Ave. at 9 a.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Rose Records was on the south east corner of Ashland at School. The Weibolts furniture store was at the old Whole Foods location.

Mar 22

LGBTQ military and veteran monument backers gather at Sidetrack

...installation of a stone monument near the former police station at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison streets. It is to be dedicated in a ceremony on Memorial Day...

    LGBTQ military and veteran monument backers gather at Sidetrack - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Supporters of a new monument to honor the service of LGBTQ military members and veterans gathered at Lake View spot Sidetrack on March 18. The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) has spearheaded the design, construction and approval of the installation of a stone monument near the former police station at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison streets.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Mar 20

Smooth As Butter: Chicagoan Shea Couleé Competes On New Season Of RuPaul's Drag Race

The season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday, March 24 at 7 pm CST on VH1. Shea Couleé will host a premier party that night at Roscoe’s, 3356 N. Halsted, with Trannika Rex and Drag Race alums Shanglea and Naomi Smalls.

    Smooth As Butter: Chicagoan Shea Couleé Competes On New Season Of RuPaul's Drag Race
    Photo courtesy of Shea Couleé Did Shea Couleé come to play or did she come to slay as the sole Chicago contestant on season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race? All will be Ru-vealed this Friday, when Coulee and 12 other contestants sashay down the runway for the premiere of the Emmy-award winning drag queen competition.
    http://chicagoist.com

Mar 14

Updated Mar 20

Tuesday Is Pi Day (3.14): Check Out These Pie Specials Around Chicago

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

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• Baker Miller: 4610 N. Western Ave. and 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

• Baker Miller: 4610 N. Western Ave. and 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

• Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: 2051 N. California Ave. and 4947 N. Damen Ave.

• Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: 2051 N. California Ave. and 4947 N. Damen Ave.

• The Chopping Block: 4747 N. Lincoln Ave. and The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• Hoosier Mama Pie Company: 1618 W. Chicago Ave.

• Spinning J: 1000 N. California Ave.

• Give Me Some Sugah: 2234 E. 71st St.

• Brown Sugar Bakery: 328 E. 75th St.

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

• The Smoke Daddy: 1804 W. Division St.

    - - DNAinfo Chicago
    What Should Be Built Along Chicago River? Rahm Announces New Push To Decide
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Labor contracts only last for an agreed up period of time - and are then open for negotiation again.

    The CTU may have agreed to increased pension in lieu of a raise for one contract period but that doesn't last forever. The labor contract between the CTU and the CPS includes what is agreed to for that contract and that contract period only. No more and no less.

    Like any negotiations, reach and agreement or suffer the consequences.

  • So other than the accurate info on cakepops, if you are going to argue about why my property taxes are soaring now I would recommend you not forget about the other huge broke pensions in our beloved city.
    And I am not a teacher or firefighter, just so you know there,

Mar 20

Studio to 4-bedroom apartments in Lakeview, steps from Lake Shore Drive

Join us in the video for a walk through a fabulous 3-bedroom, 3-bath at 534 W Stratford.

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Wirtz Residential manages seven vintage courtyard and high-rise apartment communities in prime Lakeview East locations. If you don’t find what you’re looking for at 529-41 West Wellington, explore the other options available through one of Chicago’s longest-tenured professional management firms.

    Studio to 4-bedroom apartments in Lakeview, steps from Lake Shore Drive
    Cornelia & Stratford is a community of two buildings with renovated apartments on tree-lined Lakeview East blocks just west of Lake Shore Drive. A month's free rent is available on select three-bedroom, 3-baths at Cornelia & Stratford renting from $3,565 to $3,895 a month. A recently-renovated 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex is available for $5,250.
    http://yochicago.com

Mar 16

Source: Center On Halsted To Draw Up "Security Plan" For City Review

...tipped off that a theft suspect had fled into the sprawling LGBTQ community center at 3656 North Halsted, were blocked by COH staff members

    Source: Center On Halsted To Draw Up "Security Plan" For City Review
    Two local aldermen and 19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik have asked the Center on Halsted (COH) to draw up a new security plan for the city's review, according to a government source.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Mar 16

Show Me Chicago's 10 things to do this weekend & beyond

Johnny O’Hagans – 3374 N. Clark Street – 773-248-3600

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Mrs. Murphy’s and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue, 773-248-3095

Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant – 100 W. Grand Avenue – 312-836-0066

Lady Gregory’s Irish Bar and Restaurant – 5260 N. Clark Street – 773-271-5050

Irish Oak – 3511 N. Clark Street – 773-935-6669

The Kerryman – 661 N. Clark Street – 312-335-8121

Kitty O’Shea’s – Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue – 312-922-4400

One of the biggest and most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago is the annual St. Patrick's Celebration at Fifth Province Pub at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 North Knox Avenue) 773-282-7035. The big event takes place on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Click here for more.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is an annual nine-day event featuring 20+ life-sized gardens that you can walk through, along with daily seminars, DIY workshops and a marketplace. This years show opens this Saturday through March 26 at Navy Pier. Tickets, $5-$17. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Hopsmith Tavern (15 W Division St.) is one of many Chicago bars offering extended hours and drink specials during March Madness, along with a nod to St. Patrick's Day this Friday. Check out their $4 Beer of the Month Pints, $6 Bud Light 22 oz Stadium Cups or go for $7 Beer of the Month 22oz Fatpour.

...and walnuts, pistachio and topped with orange sherbet or select other flavors from the menu. 9233 S. Western, 773 238 7075, noon to 7 pm...

...twist." Check it out at the Broadway In Chicago production coming to the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) from March 21st through the 26th...

...Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie Company). March 18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

    Show Me Chicago's 10 things to do this weekend & beyond
    St. Patrick's Day is Friday, but that's old news. The city has been celebrating St. Patrick since the beginning of March with green rivers, green beers, the wearing of the green, parades and crawls. Sunday is St. Joseph's Day. Not a lot of fanfare-a smattering of red-yet the day has some wonderful traditions including the...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Mar 15

Can Chicago's Shea Couleé Become America's Next Drag Superstar?

Shea developed her drag persona — which showcases her Cameroonian and Kenyan heritage in looks that are "Afrocentric and regal" — in Chicago and worked as a resident host at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. She's also appeared at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St.

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Shea developed her drag persona — which showcases her Cameroonian and Kenyan heritage in looks that are "Afrocentric and regal" — in Chicago and worked as a resident host at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. She's also appeared at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St.

    Can Chicago's Shea Couleé Become America's Next Drag Superstar?
    DOWNTOWN - Drag queen Shea Couleé is hoping to make Chicago and its vibrant drag scene proud when she competes on " RuPaul's Drag Race" this month. Couleé, 28, of Ravenswood, will appear on the award-winning competition show when its ninth season premieres March 24.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Mar 14

Tuesday Is Pi Day (3.14): Check Out These Pie Specials Around Chicago

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Baker Miller: 4610 N. Western Ave. and 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

• Baker Miller: 4610 N. Western Ave. and 4642 N. Francisco Ave.

• Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: 2051 N. California Ave. and 4947 N. Damen Ave.

• Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: 2051 N. California Ave. and 4947 N. Damen Ave.

• The Chopping Block: 4747 N. Lincoln Ave. and The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• First Slice: 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., 4664 N. Manor Ave. and 5357 N. Ashland Ave.

• Hoosier Mama Pie Company: 1618 W. Chicago Ave.

• Spinning J: 1000 N. California Ave.

• Give Me Some Sugah: 2234 E. 71st St.

• Brown Sugar Bakery: 328 E. 75th St.

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

• Stan's Donuts 1560 N. Damen Ave.; 259 E. Erie St.; 3300 N. Broadway Ave. and more locations.

• The Smoke Daddy: 1804 W. Division St.

    - - DNAinfo Chicago
    What Should Be Built Along Chicago River? Rahm Announces New Push To Decide
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Mar 09

Updated Mar 11

COP BLOCKERS: Cops Seeking Theft Suspect Are Told "Get A Warrant" By Center On Halsted Staff

...Halsted on Monday evening, two Chicago police officers entered the sprawling LGBTQ community center at 3656 North Halsted to investigate. Inside, they were met by two people who identified themselves as Center on...

    COP BLOCKERS: Cops Seeking Theft Suspect Are Told "Get A Warrant" By Center On Halsted Staff
    Tipped off that a theft suspect had fled into the Center on Halsted on Monday evening, two Chicago police officers entered the sprawling LGBTQ community center at 3656 North Halsted to investigate. Inside, they were met by two people who identified themselves as Center on Halsted staff.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Mar 10

Free 2017 St Patrick’s Day Fun in Chicago Area

Johnny O’Hagans – 3374 N. Clark Street – 773-248-3600

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Mrs. Murphy’s and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue, 773-248-3095

Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant – 100 W. Grand Avenue – 312-836-0066

D4 Irish Pub and Cafe – 345 East Ohio Street – 312-624-8385

Fifth Province Pub – Irish American Heritage Center – 4626 North Knox Avenue – 773-282-7035

Schaller’s Pump – 3714 South Halsted – 773-376-6332

Wilde Bar and Restaurant – 3130 N. Broadway St. – 773-244-0404

The Gage – 24 S. Michigan Avenue – 312-372-4243

Lady Gregory’s Irish Bar and Restaurant – 5260 N. Clark Street – 773-271-5050

Irish Oak – 3511 N. Clark Street – 773-935-6669

The Kerryman – 661 N. Clark Street – 312-335-8121

Kitty O’Shea’s – Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue – 312-922-4400

    Free 2017 St Patrick's Day Fun in Chicago Area
    St Patrick's Day 2017 in Chicago is like no other place. From raucous pub crawls to lively parades and family-friendly festivals, there is no doubt about it: There's nothing quite like St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. It's a holiday when the Irish taverns are packed, jovial crowds jam the city streets and the Chicago River sparkles brilliant shades of emerald green.
    http://chicagofree.info

Mar 07

Dining news: Lowcountry, Pilot Light benefits, St. Patrick's Day events

...Lowcountry, 3343 N. Clark St., an all-you-can-eat snow crab buffet in honor of National Crab Day on...

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...River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St., will host a comedic "chef roast" and dinner benefiting Pilot Light Chefs on Thursday, March...

...St. Patrick's Day special: Bernie's Lunch & Supper, 660 N. Orleans St., will team with Glendalough Distillery for a pop-up Irish cocktail menu March 11-18...

...Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, 63 W. Ontario St., invites revelers to ring in the luck of the Irish on Friday-Saturday, March 10...

—Baker & Nosh, 1303 W. Wilson Ave., is marking St. Patrick's Day with Irish soda bread, available for pre-order March 11-19. The bread is baked fresh daily with raisins and caraway seeds, and is available in two-pound loaves for $9.

...Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., will host a St. Patty's Day "Pre-Soak" breakfast on Saturday, March 11, 8...

...American Craft Kitchen & Bar, 151 E. Wacker Dr., is offering a dinner buffet ( $24.95 per person ) for one night, March 11. Items...

—Lion Head Ultimate Sports Pub, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave., will offer Kegs & Eggs ( free breakfast buffet 8-11 a.m. with a beverage purchase ). There will be bagpipe players along with $3 Green Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts, $5 Aluminum pints and Jameson shots. See LionHeadPub.com .

...Travelle Kitchen + Bar, 330 N. Wabash Ave., invites guests to watch the Chicago River get dyed green from above. Starting at 8...

—Hakka Bakka, 1251 W. Fullerton Ave., will bring back its chicken tikka wings Sunday, March 12-Monday, April 3, for March Madness. They are priced at $8 for eight pieces and include choice of a tikka ranch or cilantro aioli dipping sauce. See HakkaBakkaRolls.com .

—Delightful Pastries—the European bakery in Jefferson Park ( 5927 W. Lawrence Ave. ) and Chicago French Market—will offer customers mini pies for $3.14 at both locations for National Pi Day. Flavor options include banana cream and chocolate custard. Call 773-545-7215.

...Also for St. Patrick's Day, Frontier, 1072 N Milwaukee Ave., will open early on Friday, March 17. Guests can enjoy Chef Brian Jupiter's full...

...Italian spot 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., is celebrating 19 years in the Loop on March 12-14. As a thank you...

...Cafe Robey, 2018 W. North Ave., is inviting Chicagoans to #EatToWin all through March, launching a social-media contest giving followers...

—Baconfest organizers have announced new ticket options. They include Bacon-Only ( $60 + plus fees ), Express Bacon ( $75 + fees ) and Group Tickets ( $65 + fees ). The 9th annual Baconfest will be held March 31-April 1 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. See BaconfestChicago.com .

...Animale, 1904 N. Western Ave., has launched a Chef Burger series. Benefitting Meals on Wheels Chicago, Animale welcomes a chef...

...ZED451, 739 N. Clark St., is offering unlimited seafood every Friday for $35 per person. Items include Faroe Island salmon...

—Caffe ArrivaDolce has opened at 6451 N. Sheridan Rd. Owner Jill Gross has brought an offshoot of ArrivaDolce Gelato & Coffee Bar to Rogers Park, complete with espresso drinks, freshly roasted coffee, homemade baked goods, locally sourced soups, gelato and other specialty products.

...Brindille, 534 N. Clark St., will be offering a Mother's Day tea on Sunday, May 12, 2-5 p...

    Dining news: Lowcountry, Pilot Light benefits, St. Patrick's Day events - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Lowcountry, 3343 N. Clark St., an all-you-can-eat snow crab buffet in honor of National Crab Day on Thursday, March 9, 5-10 p.m. The bottomless feast will be $49.99; Lowcountry fills the buffet with other seaside favorites, including corn on the cob, red potatoes, honey butter jalapeno cornbread, potato salad and cole slaw.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Mar 07

Lakeview Shop Owners Cautiously Optimistic As Target Moves In On Belmont

Unabridged Bookstore, for example, has survived 35 years at 3251 N. Broadway, plugging away despite being sandwiched between two Borders Bookstores for a period of time.

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LAKEVIEW — Alexis Thomas tried everything to keep Taboo Tabou afloat during 18 months of construction at Clark and Belmont.

But with development at 3200 N. Clark St. nearly complete and Target poised to open in July, business owners in the heart of...

...study from Loyola University. Researchers found that the small businesses closest to the Walmart at 4650 W. North Ave. were more likely to shutter, particularly those selling electronics, toys, office supplies, hardware and general...

Despite reports that big box retailers can kill smaller business, "When you see so many empty stores, any brick-and-mortar is good," said Lee Crost, who manages Life Spring Health Foods, 3178 N. Clark St.

"Everything we have is not what's available in other places," said Zach Burns, who manages the Kriser's at 1033 W. Belmont Ave. "Maybe they'll have nominal things like leashes and collars, but that's not our primary focus."

    Lakeview Shop Owners Cautiously Optimistic As Target Moves In On Belmont
    LAKEVIEW - Alexis Thomas tried everything to keep Taboo Tabou afloat during 18 months of construction at Clark and Belmont. The shop owner frenetically marketed classes like "bondage for beginners" and refocused her lingerie section to feature high-end French brands.
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Mar 06

Man found dead in Lake Forest garage after fire

...Police and fire crews responded around 11:26 a.m. at a home in the 700-block of Waveland Road. When they arrived, they saw light smoke coming from the garage.The man's body...

    Man found dead in Lake Forest garage after fire
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Chance the Rapper donates $1M to CPS A man was found dead Sunday after a garage fire in north suburban Lake Forest. Police and fire crews responded around 11:26 a.m. at a home in the 700-block of Waveland Road.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Mar 05

Firefighters put out Lake Forest garage fire, find person dead

First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m. to a report of a garage on fire in the 700 block of Waveland Road, according to Lake Forest police and media at the scene.

    Firefighters put out Lake Forest garage fire, find person dead
    A person's body was found inside a garage after emergency responders put out a small fire at a home on Sunday in north suburban Lake Forest, police said. First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m. to a report of a garage on fire in the 700 block of Waveland Road, according to Lake Forest police and media at the scene.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 05

Firefighters Put Out Lake Forest Garage Fire, Find Person Dead

First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m. to a report of a garage on fire in the 700 block of Waveland Road, according to Lake Forest police and media at the scene.

    Firefighters Put Out Lake Forest Garage Fire, Find Person Dead
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A person's body was found inside a garage after emergency responders put out a small fire at a home on Sunday in north suburban Lake Forest, police said. First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 05

The 2017 list of Chicago’s best landlords

...a broad selection of apartments in Lakeview at 2970 N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24 W Melrose, 3240 N Lake Shore and...

...of apartments in Lakeview at 2970 N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24 W Melrose, 3240 N Lake Shore and 3260-3270 N...

...N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24 W Melrose, 3240 N Lake Shore and 3260-3270 N Lake Shore. Wirtz’ latest offering, 2950 North...

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Golub & Co is a Chicago-based international builder. Golub manages Chestnut Place and One East Delaware (Gold Coast / River North), Marquee (Loop), Moment and Sienna in Streeterville, 1001 South State (South Loop) and a portfolio of fully-renovated neighborhood properties.

Greystar manages more than 1,500 apartment communities throughout the United States. Greystar’s Chicago buildings include 1225 Old Town, K2 and Kenect (Fulton River District), One Superior Place (River North) and The Seneca and 420 East Ohio in Streeterville.

...currently managed by Habitat include Kingsbury Plaza and Hubbard Place in River North, the new 1000 South Clark in the South Loop, Columbus Plaza on the Loop’s New East side, and McClurg...

...properties in prime near-lakefront locations, including a broad selection of apartments in Lakeview at 2970 N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24...

...near-lakefront locations, including a broad selection of apartments in Lakeview at 2970 N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24 W Melrose, 3240 N...

...Lakeview at 2970 N Sheridan, 529-41 W Wellington, 535 W Cornelia & 634 W Stratford, 3000 N Sheridan, 422-24 W Melrose, 3240 N Lake Shore and 3260-3270 N Lake Shore. Wirtz...

...W Melrose, 3240 N Lake Shore and 3260-3270 N Lake Shore. Wirtz’ latest offering, 2950 North Sheridan in Lakeview, will begin occupancy in April of 2017...

    The 2017 list of Chicago's best landlords
    The City of Chicago publishes a list of problem landlords, and updates it twice a year. The list has no properties in the prime near-lakefront neighborhoods where YoChicago concentrates its coverage. A list of bad landlords isn't very helpful to renters, who are typically far more interested in finding a good one than in avoiding a bad one.
    http://yochicago.com

Mar 05

Garage fire in Lake Forest leaves 1 dead, police say

Police are investigating a fatal garage fire that took place in north suburban Lake Forest on Sunday.Lake Forest Police arrived at the house in the 700-block of Waveland Road around 11:26 a.m. to find smoke and light coming from the garage of the home.

    Garage fire in Lake Forest leaves 1 dead, police say
    Police are investigating a fatal garage fire that took place in north suburban Lake Forest on Sunday. Lake Forest Police arrived at the house in the 700-block of Waveland Road around 11:26 a.m. to find smoke and light coming from the garage of the home. A man was found dead in the garage, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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