Aug 26

Updated 15 hours ago

Urine Trouble: What Chicago Streets Run Yellow Because People Need to Pee

...gave out the most public urination tickets. The top spot for offenders to relieve themselves: 940 W. Addison St., near Wrigley. Police wrote out 77 public urination tickets since 2013, according to DNA Info...

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Alley near 22 E. Roosevelt Road: 59 tickets, $18,400 in fines

Alley near 6316 S. Ashland Road: 46 tickets, $12,950 in fines

Man was found in 1200 block of West Granville with severe head injury on Aug. 9 and is in a coma at St. Francis Hospital.

    Urine Trouble: What Chicago Streets Run Yellow Because People Need to Pee
    Maybe Cubs games have gotten so exciting that fans can't hold it until they get home. Maybe it's all those overflowing urinals at Wrigley Field from earlier in the season. Or maybe it's more proof of that old saying: You don't buy beer; you rent it.
    http://patch.com

22 hours ago

Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

3359 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9268

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50 E. Walton St. 312-573-1600

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-342-5555

956 W. Newport Ave.

230 S. Columbus Drive

Pizza East Chicago (125 N. Green St. 312-521-8000) offers $4 Peroni drafts and $7 select glasses of wine and negronis from 4-7 p.m.

...Black Ink Crew: Chicago," which premieres Oct. 26, profiles the artists at 9Mag tattoo parlor, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. The show "follows a passionate...

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A Big Lebowski beer tapping, Beyonce's birthday bash, happy hour specials and more things to do in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 3. Cupcake Preview (Free!) Sprinkles Cupcakes 50 E. Walton St. 312-573-1600 The first 100 people in line get a free olive oil cupcake drizzled with orange glaze and rosemary pieces.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Your Chicago comedy calendar for September 2015

"Just Dickin' Around" All Ladies Showcase at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m.

Kellye Howard’s “UNmarried: The Naked Truth” at the Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 7:30 p.m.

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...the Piper's Alley fire, their debut will be Saturday, September 5 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont at 8:00 p.m. Tickets purchased for Friday will be honored. Stay tuned for...

“National Sketch Writing Month” at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, Tuesday nights

“Secrets, Lies and Alibis” at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m.

“Chicago Underground Comedy” at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m.

“Blessing” at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:30 p.m.

“Hideous” at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m.

“The Social Takeover” at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

“Brass Chuckles Comedy” at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

“Flabbey at the Abbey” at The Abbey, 3420 W. Grace, 8:30 p.m.

“Comedians You Should Know” at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:00 p.m.

Jangleheart Circus Comedy Festival (Day 1) at CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Rd., 7:00 p.m.– 1:00 a.m.

Marty DeRosa at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m.

“Stand Up Stand Up” at The Crocodile, 1540 N. Milwaukee, 9:00 p.m.

Anthony Bonazzo at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m.

“Paper Machete” at Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 3:00 p.m.

“Blackout Diaries” at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m.

Pat Brown at Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Drive, 8:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Comedy of Chicago presents “The Show” at Henry’s Chicago, 18 W. Hubbard, 8:00 p.m.

Alex Thomas at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Jen Kirkman at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m.

“The Interview Show” with Mark Bazer at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m.

Michael Blackson at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

“The Comedy Bowl” at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport, Midnight

“Sylvia” creator, Nicole Hollander at North Center Senior Center, 4040 N. Oakley, 10:00 a.m.

Kelsie Huff teaches “Memoir(ish): Telling True Stories at StoryStudio, 4043 N. Ravenswood, 6:30 p.m.

“Essay Fiesta” at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m.

“Comedy Sportz” at The Comedy Sportz Theater, 929 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m.

“Stage Fright: Unprepared, Blanking and Sketching as We Go” at the Public House Theater, 3914 N. Clark St., 8:00 p.m.

Pete Holmes and Kyle Kinane at Chicago Magazine Culture Festival, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 5:00 p.m.

“Simmer Brown” Showcase at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Rd., 8:00 p.m.

Neil Hamburger with Major Entertainer Mike H at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 10:00 p.m.

    Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for September 2015
    At the top of my list this month is the return of the Defiant Thomas Brothers. Their reunion was the comedy news of the summer. Opening night was to be at Second City this Friday, September 4, but due to the Piper's Alley fire, their debut will be Saturday, September 5 at Stage 773, 1225...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

44 hours ago

Lakeview Isn't Getting More Police Despite 'Rough' Summer For Crime: Tunney

Town Hall police will meet at their headquarters, 850 W. Addison St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday with residents between Irving Park Road, Belmont Avenue, Southport Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

    Lakeview Isn't Getting More Police Despite 'Rough' Summer For Crime: Tunney
    LAKEVIEW - Declaring safety his "no. 1 priority," Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is moving forward with plans to increase security - whether or not Chicago Police can help. "Trust me, we're not hiring a whole bunch of cops," Tunney said, referencing the city's budget woes.
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2 days ago

Summer of Crime in Lakeview Continues With Burglary, Robbery Spree

• Between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Aug. 27-28 in the 600 block of West Roscoe

• Between 1-7 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 800 block of West Newport

Town Hall police will meet at their headquarters, 850 W. Addison St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday with residents between Irving Park Road, Belmont Avenue, Southport Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

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...from behind. The first incident happened at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 2800 block of North Clark Street, and another was reported at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 400 block...

...Clark Street, and another was reported at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 400 block of West Wellington Avenue, police said. A similar incident was reported in Uptown on Aug. 31...

• 12:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 3400 block of North Sheffield

• Between 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Aug. 28-29 in the 3200 block of North Seminary

• Between 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 700 block of West Barry

    Lakeview Burglars Breaking Into Apartments, Then Stealing Cars: Police
    CHICAGO - Burglars have broken into apartments and robbed them five times since Aug. 27, according to police. The burglar or burglars have gone into the apartments through unlocked windows late at night or during the early morning, according to a Chicago Police community alert.
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Jun 17

Updated 2 days ago

The 7 Best Jukeboxes In Chicago

L&L Tavern is located at 3207 N. Clark St.

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Simon’s is located at 5210 N. Clark St.

Gold Star Bar is located at 1755 W. Division St.

Bernice’s Tavern is located at 3238 S. Halsted St.

The Corner Bar is located at 2224 N. Leavitt St.

Burke’s Web Pub is located at 2026 W. Webster Ave.

The Owl is located at 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4 days ago

BURGLARY BLITZ: Fresh Outbreak Has Prowlers Entering Homes, Stealing Cars

...the victims' vehicles, too. • At 8:30AM on Friday, a man woke up in the 600 block of W. Roscoe and discovered that someone had forced open a window and burglarized his apartment as he...

    CWB Chicago: BURGLARY BLITZ: Fresh Outbreak Has Prowlers Entering Homes, Stealing Cars
    A fresh string of home break-ins may indicate that another enterprising burglar has set up shop in the neighborhood. In two cases yesterday, a burglar took car keys from residences and stole the victims' vehicles, too. * At 8:30AM on Friday, a man woke up in the 600 block of W.
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5 days ago

BOYSTOWN: Intruder Flees One Home, Tries To Rob Neighbor

...confronted, the unknown man reportedly fled out the back door of the home in the 800 block of Bradley Place and ran toward Halsted Street. He stopped running just long enough to pull out a...

    CWB Chicago: BOYSTOWN: Intruder Flees One Home, Tries To Rob Neighbor
    A Boystown resident who made a quick trip to his own basement Friday afternoon returned to find something unexpected: A complete stranger in his living room. Once confronted, the unknown man reportedly fled out the back door of the home in the 800 block of Bradley Place and ran toward Halsted Street.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Aug 25

Updated 6 days ago

Woman Robs Banks in Uptown, Lakeview, Edgewater This Month: FBI

The woman wore a similar outfit in her previous robberies: on Aug. 14, in the 5300 block of North Broadway and on Aug. 5, in the 3500 block of North Broadway, the FBI said.

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The most recent victim was the TCF bank at 4355 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown. Around 12:56 p.m. Saturday, the woman robbed the bank while wearing a large brown hat, sunglasses and a green shirt. The woman did not show a weapon during the robbery, according to the FBI.

The woman wore a similar outfit in her previous robberies: on Aug. 14, in the 5300 block of North Broadway and on Aug. 5, in the 3500 block of North Broadway, the FBI said.

Around 10:56 a.m. on Aug. 20, a man robbed a PNC Bank in the 4400 block of North Broadway in Uptown.

    Woman Robs Banks in Uptown, Lakeview, Edgewater This Month: FBI
    UPTOWN - The FBI is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of a woman suspected of robbing three banks on the North Side of Chicago this month. The most recent victim was the TCF bank at 4355 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown. Around 12:56 p.m.
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6 days ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – August 28, 2015

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will hold a court advocate training session at 6:30 pm Wednesday September 30 at the 19th Police District building at 850 W. Addison St.Click here for more information and to RSVP

3656 N. Halsted St.

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This weekend, Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore, will present three free performances of a very powerful play, Bang Bang You’re Dead...

...of this great neighborhood school from 11 am-3 pm August 30 at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. You’ll find more details below...

...us for music, games and give-aways on the front lawn at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood. A food truck from Giordano’s will roll in to give out 200 free slices...

...30-5 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. The program takes place at the  Bezazian Branch Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St. Please contact Beth Palmer at  inspiredyouth2@gmail.com or 773-561-4759 if you can...

Saturday August 298-10 am: Whole Foods Walk, Ride and Run (Whole Foods Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway) 7:30 pm: Watch the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)

Saturday August 298-10 am: Whole Foods Walk, Ride and Run (Whole Foods Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway) 7:30 pm: Watch the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)

Start at the Thorndale CTA Stop (1118 W. Thorndale Ave.)

Edgewater Library (6000 North Broadway)

...from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays. There is an onsite construction office at 4956 N. Sheridan Rd., where an open community meeting is held at 9 am every Wednesday...

Also, there will be partial street closures at 1100-1121 W. Winona Ave. from 8 pm Friday August 28 through midnight Sunday August 30 and at 1100-1120...

...Winona Ave. from 8 pm Friday August 28 through midnight Sunday August 30 and at 1100-1120 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. from 8 pm Friday through 4 am Sunday. The street closures will allow for westbound...

From 9 am-noon Saturday September 19, A.C.T .Group Ltd. will host its 2nd Annual Free Shred Event benefiting Care for Real in front of its building, 6228 N. Broadway. Bring your documents to shred and a couple of bags of food items or cash to donate to Care for Real.

As always, the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center located in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, has plenty of activities this fall—most of them free. For details, check the fall calendar

Residents can fill out an application by clicking here. Just scan the completed application and email it to environmental intern Adam Glueckert at adam48thward@gmail.com. Or, stop by our office at 5533 N. Broadway and fill out a form.

...the Date! Join us from 7-8 pm Tuesday September 15 at Bark Bark Club, 5943 N. Broadway, for the Happy Yappy Hour. For $10, you will get wine, beer and appetizers. There...

Saturday August 29 (Several time slots available) Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster Ave.Click here for more information and to sign up

Ethiopia Fest ChicagoNoon-6 pm Saturday September 12 St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. This event will showcase Ethiopian culture through music, food, live performances and more!

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. The Andersonville museum offers learning experiences,tours and concerts for people of all ages.

Sentieri Tour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast June 25-July 7, 2016 Sign up by September 1, 2015, for this 12-day tour and receive a free “Italian for Beginners” class in Spring 2016 at Sentieri Italiani 5430 N. Broadway

Call to Artists Through September 11 for Juried Fall Art Show at Unity Gallery of Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave.Click here for details

Brilliant Adventures – LAST CHANCE Runs through Saturday August 29 Presented by Steep Theatre 1115 W. Berwyn Ave.Click here for more information

5779 N. Ridge Ave.

1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

6117 N. Clark St.

1106 W. Thorndale Ave.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - August 28, 2015 | 48th Ward Service Website
    This week marked the wrap-up of most of our Safe Summer Nights activities, which included CAPS and Family Nights Out on Thorndale, the Argyle Night Market in Uptown, our 48th Ward Film Fest, Ice Cream Socials in the parks and much more.
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Aug 27

Lowcountry Will Bring Seafood Boil and Beer Pong to Lake View

Just when you thought the corner of Clark and Roscoe couldn’t get any sloppier, along comes Lowcountry (3343 N. Clark, Lakeview, 773-996-9997), a southern-style seafood joint with a hands-only approach on cutlery set to open next month.

Just when you thought the corner of Clark and Roscoe couldn’t get any sloppier, along comes Lowcountry (3343 N. Clark, Lakeview, 773-996-9997), a southern-style seafood joint with a hands-only approach on cutlery set to open next month.

    Lowcountry Will Bring Seafood Boil and Beer Pong to Lake View
    Just when you thought the corner of Clark and Roscoe couldn't get any sloppier, along comes Lowcountry (3343 N. Clark, Lakeview, 773-996-9997), a southern-style seafood joint with a hands-only approach on cutlery set to open next month.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Aug 24

Updated Aug 27

Public Urination Hot Spots Puddle Near CTA Train Stops, Bar Districts (MAP)

Since 2013, police issued 77 tickets at 940 W. Addison that netted $20,750 in fines.

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Police officers wrote 59 public urination tickets in the alley east of the L tracks at 22 E. Roosevelt Road netting $18,400 in fines.

In the last two years, police wrote 30 tickets raking in $5,760 in fines at 1514 N. Milwaukee.

Anderson said the nearby public peeing probably happens about as frequently as it did in the alley behind City Sole’s last location at the crossroads of North, Milwaukee and Damen, a six-corner intersection some locals call “The Crotch."

In Englewood, Preston Higgins told me he knew all too well that the alley between the CTA Green Line stop and the convenience store where you can get a can of beer for two bucks at 6316 S. Ashland doubles as an unofficial public toilet.

...for 40 cents, a friendly fellow wearing a Superman T-shirt at the corner of 79th and Exchange — steps away from a Metra train station — offered up his opinion on why so many...

• At 14 W. 95th Street, the closest alley to the southernmost Red Line stop, police issued 45 public urination tickets.

• Steps away from the Wilson Red Line Stop at 1107 W. Wilson, police wrote 25 tickets that racked up $8,850 in fines.

The 49 public-urination tickets at that police officer have issued at 4612 W 50th Street — where the Orange Line makes its final stop at Midway Airport — offer further evidence that...

    Public Urination Hot Spots Puddle Near CTA Train Stops, Bar Districts (MAP)
    CHICAGO - Certain corners of Chicago attract people who, well, just can't contain themselves. And that's where Chicago police write the most public urination tickets. You probably could sniff out these spots yourself.
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  • Alderman Cappleman who proved his mettle with the "Pigeon PoopGate" fiasco has released a terse statement that his proposed and vague "Entertainment District" will employ the same evidence-based best practices and be urine stench-free most of the time.

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    urination hot spot? too nasty

Aug 27

Corridor Brewery, Sister Brewery to DryHop, Opening In Lakeview Next Month

Greg Shuff [left] and Brant Dubovick pose in front of the DryHop Brewery storefront at 3511 North Broadway on Dec. 5, 2012. [DNAinfo/Serena Dai]

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Corridor, 3446 N. Southport Ave., will serve as a sister brewery to DryHop Brewers, which opened just south of Belmont and Broadway in June 2013. It will seat 90 people and have a 10-tank brewing system.

Corridor, 3446 N. Southport Ave., will serve as a sister brewery to DryHop Brewers, which opened just south of Belmont and Broadway in June 2013. It will seat 90 people and have a 10-tank brewing system.

Kevin Carter [left] and Tom Obidowicz are bartenders at DryHop who will switch over to Corridor Brewery and Provisions when it opens later this year at 3443 N. Southport Ave. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]

    Corridor Brewery, Sister Brewery to DryHop, Opening In Lakeview Next Month
    SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR - It's been a long wait for Corridor Brewery and Provisions, but with the tanks installed and the design coming together, the microbrewery should be opening within a month, if all goes as planned. Corridor, 3446 N. Southport Ave., will serve as a sister brewery to DryHop Brewers, which opened just south of Belmont and Broadway in June 2013.
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Aug 26

FBI Searching For “Uptown Beach Bandit” In 3 Bank Robberies

The suspect first struck on Aug. 5 at a TCF Bank branch at 3531 N. Broadway, according to the FBI. Just before 1 p.m., she entered the bank, approached an employee and made a threatening demand for money.

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On Aug. 14, a woman matching the description of the suspect in the first robbery implied she had a gun and robbed another TCF Bank branch at 5343 N. Broadway.

The most recent robbery happened Aug. 22 at the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan Road, according to the FBI.

    FBI Searching For "Uptown Beach Bandit" In 3 Bank Robberies
    The bandit is described as a black woman 30-40, about 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-5 with medium to long dark hair, according to the FBI. She has been seen wearing a large floppy straw hat, sunglasses and...
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Aug 26

'Uptown Beach Bandit' robs 3 North Side banks

...straw hat and sunglasses she wears during the robberies.Authorities said she walked into the 3531 North Broadway location around 1 p.m. on Aug. 5 and demanded cash in a threatening manner...

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...5 and demanded cash in a threatening manner. A suspect matching her description robbed the 5343 North Broadway location on Aug. 14. In this incident, she allegedly implied she had a gun. The...

...implied she had a gun. The woman most recently robbed a TCF bank located at 4355 North Sheridan Road last Saturday, officials said.No one was hurt in any of the robberies.Witnesses described...

    'Uptown Beach Bandit' robs 3 North Side banks
    The FBI is asking for the public's help to identify a woman suspected of robbing three North Side banks in the last three weeks. She has been dubbed the "Uptown Beach Bandit."
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Aug 26

FBI busca “Uptown Beach bandit”

El primer robo ocurrió el 5 de agosto alrededor de las 1 p.m. en un banco TCF ubicado en 3531 N. Broadway St. La mujer, supuestamente, entró el banco, se acercó a un empleado, y exigió que le entregara dinero, según el FBI.

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Otro robo, en el cual la ladrona fingió tener una arma, sucedió el 14 de agosto en un banco TCF en 5343 N. Broadway St. y un tercer robo ocurrió en un banco en 4355 N. Sheridan Rd.

Otro robo, en el cual la ladrona fingió tener una arma, sucedió el 14 de agosto en un banco TCF en 5343 N. Broadway St. y un tercer robo ocurrió en un banco en 4355 N. Sheridan Rd.

    FBI busca "Uptown Beach bandit"
    CHICAGO- El FBI solicita ayuda para identificar una mujer a quien se apodó "Uptown Beach bandit" o "bandida de la playa Uptown" en español, por su supuesta participación en varios robos de bancos de la cadena TCF, en la zona norte de Chicago, según reportó Chicago Tribune.
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Aug 26

FBI seeks woman dubbed 'Uptown Beach Bandit'

The bandit's first robbery happened about 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at a TCF bank at 3531 N. Broadway. She entered the bank, approached an employee and demanded money, the FBI said.

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The robber struck again Aug. 14 at the TCF Bank branch at 5343 N. Broadway. That time, the robber implied she had a gun. A third robbery happened Saturday at another branch at 4355 N. Sheridan Road, the FBI said.

The robber struck again Aug. 14 at the TCF Bank branch at 5343 N. Broadway. That time, the robber implied she had a gun. A third robbery happened Saturday at another branch at 4355 N. Sheridan Road, the FBI said.

    FBI seeks woman dubbed 'Uptown Beach Bandit'
    The FBI is asking for the public's help identifying a woman dubbed the "Uptown Beach Bandit" who officials believe carried out several robberies at TCF Bank branches on the North Side. The bandit's first robbery happened Aug. 5 about 1 p.m. at a TCF bank located at 3531 N. Broadway.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Aug 24

Updated Aug 26

FBI: Woman Robs Third North Side Bank In A Month

On Aug. 5, the woman is suspected of robbing a TCF at 3531 N. Broadway at 12:56 p.m., the FBI said. In that robbery, the suspect was wearing a large hat, sunglasses and a green shirt.

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At 3:07 p.m. Saturday, the woman entered the TCF Bank branch at 4355 N. Sheridan Rd. and handed the teller a note demanding money, according to Chicago Police and the FBI.

The Aug. 14 robbery happened at 3:52 p.m. at a TCF Bank branch at 5343 N. Broadway, the FBI said.

    FBI: Woman Robs Third North Side Bank In A Month
    A woman suspected of robbing two TCF Bank branches this month on the North Side struck again Saturday afternoon, this time in the Uptown neighborhood. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
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    In this day and age why do we still end up with crappy pictures or footage from security cameras? My phone takes better pictures than this and it's not a super fancy one.

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Aug 26

Theater in Chicago: Opening soon and now on stage

Black-Hearted Bitch. Winner of Pride Films and Plays LezPlay contest, a teleplay presented as a staged reading. Kell, an assassin-for-hire, is brutally betrayed by her oldest friend and newest lover. At Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 7 pm. Tickets www.pridefilmsandplays.com .

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Mom? A Comedy of Mourners. Clown siblings Victoria, Frank and Mango mourn the loss of their mother. By Box of Clowns at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Tickets at www.gorillatango.com or ( 773 ) 598-4549 .

...the precipice of manhood. By Refuge Theatre Project in Room 300, Collaboraction, Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor. $20. Runs through September 20. Tickets www.refugetheatre.com...

The Jacksonian. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's tale of divorce, suspense, dark humor and murder. By Profiles Theatre at The Main Stage, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago. $30-40. Runs through October 11. Tickets ( 773 ) 549-1815 or www.profilestheatre.org .

...past and the price of life's choices. By TimeLine Theatre Company at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. $38/46/51. Runs through November 22. Tickets and subscriptions at TimeLineTheatre.com or...

League of Chicago Theaters' Summer Showcase series. A selection from American Idiot by the Hypocrites, plus student-written stories from Barrel of Monkeys, featuring interviews with the artists. Noon at the Water Works building, 163 E. Pearson Ave. Free.

SMUT: The Improvised Romantic Book Club. Improv/comedy. By Corn Productions at Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. $10. Runs through 9/18 ( Fridays ). 11 pm. Tickets corntickets@gmail.com, www.cornservatory.org .

...A budding clothing designer changes tragic Nora's life with a remarkable outfit. Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St. in Evanston, inside the Main Street Metra Station. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays...

American Idiot. Features music by the Grammy award-winning punk rock band Green Day. By the Hypocrites at the Den Theatre Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Runs through October 25. Tickets the-hypocrites.tix.com/Schedule.aspx .

...is barely holding it together. By Aston Rep Theatre Company at Raven Theatre ( West Stage ), 6157 N Clark St, Chicago. $20. Runs through September 27. Tickets ( 773 ) 828-9129 or www.astonrep.com...

...is on the autism spectrum. By Dennis Frymire at Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio, 5430 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Runs through September 13. Tickets www.chicagofringe.org...

Porn Minus Porn. Live staged reading of real porn film scripts, culling out all the actual sex acts. Under The Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, Chicago. $12. Saturdays 10:30 pm. Runs through September 26. Tickets www.undertheguntheater.com .

...musical version of the 1982 film. By Night Blue Performing Arts Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. $32-$35. Runs through October 9. Tickets www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html...

How the World Began. Science and religion collide in a small Kansas town. By Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Chicago's only professional theatre company dedicated to the work of women theatre artists. At 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Runs through October 10. Tickets rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket .

East of Eden. Adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, from the award-winning adaptor of the Steppenwolf classic The Grapes of Wrath. By Steppenwolf Theatre Company at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted, Chicago. Runs through November 15. Tickets 312-335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events .

The Hyancinth Macaw. Experimental play tracing the unraveling of a small American family. By The Bridge in Bridgeport at The Bridge, 643 W. 31st St, Bridgeport ( aka The Orphanage ). $12. 7:30 pm. Runs through Oct. 4. Tickets ( 312 ) 307-5194 or www.thebridgeperforms.com .

...these two friends are forced to make a tough decision. At Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. $20-$60. Runs through Oct. 18. Tickets ( 773 ) 871-3000 or tickets@victorygardens.org...

Feathers and Teeth. Teen angst surges to a whole new level in this offbeat new comedy from Charise Castro Smith. At Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Runs through October 18. Tickets www.goodmantheatre.org/feathers/ .

...dance and a ten piece orchestra. Black Ensemble Theater at Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St, Chicago. Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays...

Gem of the Ocean. A cleanser of souls encounters a murderer on her doorstep and takes him on a spiritual journey to the mythical City of Bones. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago. Runs through October 11, 2015. Tickets at www.CourtTheatre.org, ( 773 ) 753-4472 .

Scream, Queen, Scream! A twisted trio of tales featuring possessed office temps, ravenous monsters and deadly identical twins. By Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. $22-$40. Runs through Oct. 31. Tickets www.handbagproductions.org .

...that - who do you turn to? By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through November 1. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or www...

Blood Brothers. British musical about twin brothers separated at birth — one raised by a rich family, the other by the impoverished birth mother of the boys. By Theo Unique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago. $34/39. Runs through November 15. Tickets www.theo-u.com .

...three generations of women, and how they are interconnected. By Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. Runs through Nov. 1. Tickets ( 866 ) 811-4111 or www.PegasusTheatreChicago.org...

...brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. At Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Runs through January 17, 2016. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or ( 773 ) 935-6100...

...their fortuitous journey back to Korea. By Silk Road Rising at Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Pierce Hall, Chicago. $15. Through October 4. Tickets at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/942193...

...of leukemia plummets their world into a tailspin. By Shattered Globe Theatre at Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Runs through Nov. 14. Ticket at the door, ( 773 ) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org...

...runs in a cluster of Connecticut hamlets and villages. By Gift Theatre at Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. $20-$35. Runs through November 22. Tickets 773-283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

Barefoot in the Park. Neil Simon's play about newlyweds whose attempt at matchmaking goes totally wrong. Step Up Productions, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Runs through November 1. Tickets www.stepupproductions.org, ( 773 ) 935-6875 .

Chicks With Shticks. A dragapella beauty shop quartet. By the Kinsey Sicks at Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Tickets www.maynestage.com, ( 866 ) 468-3401 .

Unspeakable. Inspired by the life of comic icon Richard Pryor, focusing on the period between 1967 and 1982. By Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ). Runs through November 6. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

Treasure Island. Adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. By Looking Glass Theatre Company at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan at Pearson. Runs through January 31, 2016. Tickets www.lookingglasstheatre.org .

...woman, in an LGBTQ organization known as The Center. By Northlight Theatre at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted. Runs through November 8. Tickets ( 312 ) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

Arsenic and Old Lace. Classic comedy about two Victorian sisters who poison lonely old men. By Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Runs through November 15, 2015. Tickets at saintsebastianplayers.org or ( 773 ) 404-7922 .

The Raid. Unlike other prominent abolitionists, John Brown is convinced only bloodshed will dismantle American Slavery. By Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. Season pass $60. Runs through Dec. 12. Tickets www.jackalopetheatre.org/ .

...partnership, and starts to suspect it's because of racial discrimination. By American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. $38-$48. Runs through Dec. 13. Tickets ( 773 ) 409-4125 or www.atcweb.org...

...endless artificiality of Walmarts, Applebees and strip malls. By Griffin Theatre at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago. Runs through December 13. Tickets www.griffintheatre.com...

...written to announce his impending return. By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2757 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through January 11, 2016. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or...

Beautiful: the Carole King Musical. At Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. Runs through Feb. 21. Tickets at beautifulonbroadway.com/tour .

...Tennessee Williams' classic memory play. By the Hypocrites at The Den Theatre's Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Runs through March 6. Tickets the-hypocrites.tix.com/Schedule.aspx...

42nd Street. Backstage musical comedy classic directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival. At Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph, Chicago. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

...to bring the ever-youthful Nyada home. By The New Colony at The Den Theatre, 1133 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Runs through May 15. Tickets www.thenewcolony.org...

...Scotland. By Midsommer Flight. August 8-9 and 15-16 performances are at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., at the north end of the park along Gunnison St. August 22, 23, and 30...

...are at Lincoln Park, on N. Stockton Drive behind the Lincoln Park Cultural Center at 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. No performance August 29. Free. Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p...

Hamlet. Classic Shakespearean tragedy dealing with revenge and murder. By the Muse of Fire Theatre Company at Ingraham Park ( Ridge and Leonard Place in Evanston ). Free. Runs through August 30.

South Pacific. Classic musical about love and war in the South Pacific. Choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller. Full 30-piece orchestra. By Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. ( at Sheridan Rd. ), Evanston, IL. Runs through August 30. Tickets itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/LOW/ .

The Universal Wolf. Theatrical rendering of the famous Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. By Trap Door Theatre at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave. $20/$25. Runs through September 26. Tickets ( 773 ) 384-0494 or www.trapdoor.com .

Sand. Improvisation. By Mike Brunlieb, Thomas Kelley and Scott Neson with musical accompaniment by Tim Joyce. At Annoyance Theatre, 831 W. Belmont. $6. 8 pm. Runs through Oct. 8. Tickets ( 773 ) 697-9693 or www.theannoyance.com .

Assassination Theater: Chicago's Role in the Crime of the Century. Theatrical investigation into the nation's most infamous crime, the assassination of JFK. At Museum of Broadcast Communication, 360 N. State St. Runs through Nov. 7. Tickets ( 800 ) 838-3006 or assassinationtheater.com .

    Theater in Chicago: Opening soon and now on stage - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Theater in Chicago: Opening soon and now on stage Addresses in Chicago unless otherwise noted Opening dates
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Aug 26

Dining news: New Pastoral chef; Browntrout closing

...Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse, 3443 N. Broadway, will host a three-course Moody Tongue beer dinner on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7...

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...the company's new wine bar and restaurant that will be located within Pastoral Andersonville, 5212 N. Clark St., a space scheduled to open early this fall. A former Pastoral cheesemonger, she joins Appellation...

...Browntrout, 4111 N. Lincoln Ave.—which was one of the first restaurants to put forth the farm-to-table concept...

—The Langham, Chicago ( 330 N. Wabash St. ) has named Gaylord Lamy as its director of operations; he was previously the hotel's food/beverage director. Prior to joining Langham, Lamy worked for Le Meridien Etoile and Hotel Meurice, meeting the food and beverage needs of these Paris-based hotels.

...Halsted is an oyster bar and East Coast-inspired seafood restaurant opening in Lincoln Park ( 1962 N. Halsted St. ) in November. The concept was created in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises' founder Rich...

...Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., announces the introduction of its "Greatest Hits" menu that will be offered 4-6 p...

...Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago ( 151 E. Wacker Dr. ), has created a five-course sushi-tasting menu ( $60 ). Offerings include a bacon dashi infusion...

...Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., has a new dinner and dessert menu. New Executive Chef Lawrence Letrero now has items...

...The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont Ave., will mark its seven-year anniversary on Friday, Aug. 28, with a customer-appreciation party...

...WingFest—will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 1-7 p.m., at the Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. Chicago's Best Summer WingFest will feature double the wing-slinging restaurants, live music, carnival...

...Guests who visit Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe Ave., during Labor Day weekend will enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...

—Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host a "Drunken Oyster Party" on Labor Day, Sept. 7., starting at 12 p.m. Specials will include $1 raw oysters, $4 Abita pints, and $50 bottles of Piper-Heidsieck champagne with a dozen oysters. See TheFrontierChicago.com .

...will be Sept. 12 ( 12-9 p.m. ) and 13 ( 12-7 p.m. ) at 5000-5100 N. Clark St. There is a suggested gate donation of $5. See Andersonville.org...

    Dining news: New Pastoral chef; Browntrout closing - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread and Wine has hired Jessica "Jesse" Williams as chef of Appellation-the company's new wine bar and restaurant that will be located within Pastoral Andersonville, 5212 N. Clark St., a space scheduled to open early this fall.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Aug 26

86'D: "Prowler" Confronted In Boystown Restaurant

...man had made his way inside the supposedly-closed restaurant. The incident at Wood Restaurant, 3335 N. Halsted, is remarkably similar to another incident that unfolded nearby during a rash of restaurant burglaries...

    CWB Chicago: 86'D: "Prowler" Confronted In Boystown Restaurant
    A Boystown restaurant worker called police Tuesday morning after discovering an unknown man had made his way inside the supposedly-closed restaurant. The incident at Wood Restaurant, 3335 N. Halsted, is remarkably similar to another incident that unfolded nearby during a rash of restaurant burglaries this spring.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

Wrigleyville Is Chicago's Public Urination Capital, Data Shows

Since 2013, police issued 77 tickets at 940 W. Addison that netted $20,750 in fines.

    Wrigleyville Is Chicago's Public Urination Capital, Data Shows
    CHICAGO - When you gotta go, you gotta go - especially after having a few beers during a Cubs game. A DNAinfo analysis of public urination infractions throughout the city showed that Wrigleyville, specifically near the Addison Red Line stop, is the most popular place to pee outside (or the place you're most likely to get caught peeing outside).
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Aug 25

Spate of Muggings Reported Near Belmont 'L' Station in Lakeview

There were 20 robberies and 10 aggravated assaults or batteries in July in the area around the station, from Racine to Broadway and Roscoe to Wellington, according to police data. Before July, Town Hall police cited "really fantastic" crime numbers for 2015.

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The 27-year-old victim told police he walked past three men in the 1200 block of West Roscoe Street. One man kicked him in the back, forcing him to the ground as the three...

The three weekend robberies took place within a mile of the Belmont 'L' station, near the 3200 N. Clark St. mixed-use development that broke ground last week.

Just before midnight Saturday, police said three men used a gun to rob a 29-year-old man in the 3200 block of North Seminary Street. The men exited a four-door silver car (driven by a fourth man) while the victim was walking past and demanded the victim's wallet and cellphone, police said.

"I don't know if I'm paying closer attention, but I do feel like I'm reading about more [crime]," said Katy Green, 31, who was walking with her family near Diversey and Sheffield on Monday afternoon.

    Spate of Muggings Reported Near Belmont 'L' Station in Lakeview
    LAKEVIEW - Three weekend robberies - just a stone's throw from the site of a future Belmont-Clark development meant to deter crime - extend an upward trend in violent crime in Lakeview. Two men were arrested shortly after a robbery early Saturday, police said.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Aug 24

NICELY DONE: Phone Pings And Quick Cops Take Down Robbery Suspects In Boystown

...near Roscoe and Racine. Officers followed his phone’s pings to a yard in the 800 block of Newport and immediately engaged three

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...called police at 1:08AM Saturday after three men jumped, beat, and robbed him near Roscoe and Racine. Officers followed his phone’s pings to a yard in the 800 block of Newport...

    CWB Chicago: NICELY DONE: Phone Pings And Quick Cops Take Down Robbery Suspects In Boystown
    Two robbery suspects are in custody after Chicago police tracked a mugging victim's cell phone pings to a yard near Boystown's Halsted strip. A third offender remains at large. The victim called police at 1:08AM Saturday after three men jumped, beat, and robbed him near Roscoe and Racine.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Aug 24

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Two More Muggings In Boystown

...muggings in Boystown since Wednesday afternoon. Most recently, a man was beaten and robbed at Halsted and Brompton around 4:15 this morning after enjoying a night in the Boystown clubs. The victim...

    CWB Chicago: DOUBLE TROUBLE: Two More Muggings In Boystown
    As the neighborhood's summer crime spree rolls on-and the frequently-touted police "entertainment district detail" continues to have summer nights off-police have responded to at least two more muggings in Boystown since Wednesday afternoon. Most recently, a man was beaten and robbed at Halsted and Brompton around 4:15 this morning after enjoying a night in the Boystown clubs.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Aug 24

More beautiful Chicago streets

1.  800 block of W. Newport Ave. (Lakeview/Boystown)

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3.  5200 block of S. Greenwood Ave. (Hyde Park)

4.  N. Avers and N. Harding between Addison and Avondale (The Villa)

12. 6800 block of S. Bennett (Jackson Park Highlands)

    More Beautiful Chicago Streets
    Since last Monday's post of the the 30 most beautiful Chicago streets, I've received a lot of feedback from readers who felt that certain streets should have gotten a spot. I thought I'd share a compiled list of worthy reader suggestions as well as a few additional streets I had been considering but did not make...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Aug 24

Live in One of Lakeview’s Grand Dames: A 2-Bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive

Live in One of Lakeview’s Grand Dames: A 2-Bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive

    Live in One of Lakeview's Grand Dames: A 2-Bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive
    This 2-bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview came on the market in August 2014. 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive is one of the grand dames of the co-op buildings. Designed by Robert DeGolyer and built in 1926, it has 127 units.
    http://cribchatter.com

Aug 22

Updated Aug 22

Cuban LGBT activist to tour Chicago

Cuban LGBT activist Alberto Roque Guerra will visit Chicago with media appearances and a 7 PM, Tuesday, September 1st public meeting at Nookies Restaurant, 3334 N. Halsted Street, co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network and the Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee.

    Cuban LGBT activist to tour Chicago - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Cuban LGBT activist to tour Chicago Cuban LGBT activist Alberto Roque Guerra will visit Chicago with media appearances and a 7 PM, Tuesday, September 1st public meeting at Nookies Restaurant, 3334 N. Halsted Street, co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network and the Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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

    How do they have the resources to tour the US when Sidetrack is holding fundraisers to send them medical supplies?

Aug 18

Updated Aug 22

Affordable Vintage in East Lakeview: A 2-Bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham

Affordable Vintage in East Lakeview: A 2-Bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham

    Affordable Vintage in East Lakeview: A 2-Bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham
    This 2-bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham Place in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1900, the building has 6 units. At 1400 square feet, it has many features that vintage lovers look for including a separate dining room with a coffered ceiling and original hutch as well as other restored woodwork and trim.
    http://cribchatter.com

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

    "Vintage" = no water pressure for 10 minutes after your neighbor flushes their toilet and radiator heat that clinks and clangs all through the night. And electrical capacity that blows a fuse while charging your cell phone and running a window fan at the same time.

Aug 18

Updated Aug 21

CPS Announces Revised Bus Stops for SY 15-16

851 W Waveland Ave

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2625 N Orchard St

630 E 131st St

8505 S Ingleside Ave

8045 S Kenwood Ave

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25 W 47th St

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3730 N Oakley Ave

9101 S Euclid Ave

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7050 S May St

7355 S Jeffery Blvd

3800 N New England Ave

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2701 W Foster Ave

2035 N Mobile Ave

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32 E 115th St

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535 E 35th St

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330 E 133rd St

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243 N Parkside Ave

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    CPS Announces Revised Bus Stops for SY 15-16
    For students, this change will mean traveling an additional two blocks on average to reach their bus stop. Families have been notified of their children's new stop, which in most cases is the bus stop nearest to their home. If they have concerns about their child's assignment, however, parents may choose another nearby option.
    http://www.cps.edu

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    CJ, they’re not using the bus-cutting savings to hire more or better teachers. Casey, when my son was in high school the state was still reimbursing for transit, but that was over a decade ago so you may be correct.

  • @CJ Gladstone.... I may be wrong, but based on memory the CPS busing budget is c $50 million ?? annually. IMO if busing was not a cost item that $50million would not be appropriated and spent on anything.

    Back Story from memory = Chicago arrived at the current busing situation...

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    @CJ Gladstone.... I may be wrong, but based on memory the CPS busing budget is c $50 million ?? annually. IMO if busing was not a cost item that $50million would not be appropriated and spent on anything.

    Back Story from memory = Chicago arrived at the current busing situation this way: Someplace c. 1965 Chicago's public schools were found to be separate and unequal, with substantially more being spent on neighborhood schools in white neighborhoods than schools in black neighborhoods (Hispanics, Asians and others did not register at the time). The school system was told to level the spending but that proved too hard to do in an acceptable way. So the court decided to let parents bus their kids to a school of choice, making the disparate spending patterns less motivating/source of complaint. White percentage of students in the system went into rapid decline and now is someplace c 11 - 13% (depends on who's stats you believe). So the courts recently said there was no longer a reason to bus for integration & level spending. But the bus habit remains because some schools/areas are deemed more desirable than others. And by direct awareness in some cases the long bus ride constitutes a free baby sitting service. TL:DR = the CPS tries to budget educational program costs uniformly across the whole City. Separate from that the buses cost c. $50 millions?? a year because of parents chasing after schools with better reputations --- which might or might not be factually supported depending on the compared schools.

    TL:TL:DR Busing is not cutting into staffing.

Aug 21

Illinoisans Pay Second-Highest Property Tax Rate in U.S.

429 W Melrose St # 1598394

3450 N Lake Shore Dr # 1499476

555 W Cornelia Ave APT 405

875 W Cornelia Ave # 1

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3260-3270 N Lake Shore Dr # 983110

441 W Oakdale Ave # 1044632

707 W Sheridan Rd # 1467840

2837 N Cambridge Ave # 1

3257 N Southport Ave

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3150 N Sheffield Ave APT 203

4053 N Sheridan Rd APT 5

808 W Belle Plaine Ave # 3

4343 N Clarendon Ave APT 613

3930 N Pine Grove Ave APT 709

532 W Belmont Ave # SG

2930 N Sheridan Rd APT 412

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550 W Surf St APT 108

450 W Briar Pl APT 13F

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4029 N Southport Ave # 1

    Illinoisans Pay Second-Highest Property Tax Rate in U.S.
    A map recently published by the Tax Foundation shows the effective property tax rates for all 50 states and Washington D.C., along with their corresponding rank. The rates reflect the average amount of residential real estate taxes paid as a percentage of home value.
    http://patch.com

Aug 20

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Billy Strayhorn with the Billy Strayhorn Festival

...Hunt, Johari Jabir and Cedric Brown, this concert will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. and is free to attend...

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The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy, is an Illinois, not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural...

    Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Billy Strayhorn with the Billy Strayhorn Festival
    The Billy Strayhorn Festival continues with The Life and Music of Billy Strayhorn, a tribute to Billy Strayhorn's life and music with live music, original recordings and a chronicle of his career and personal history on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3:00 p.m. Hosted by E.
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Aug 19

Senior Fatally Struck on Halsted Street in Boystown

The 3300 block of North Halsted, from the driver’s perspective. Image: Google Maps

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The victim was transported in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to Estrada. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the senior as Chisun Lee, of the 3200 block of North Halsted. An autopsy is pending.

    Streetsblog Chicago
    An elderly man was struck and killed yesterday afternoon on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street in Lakeview's Boystown district. Around 3:15 p.m., a 78-year-old male "unexpectedly crossed in the middle of the street into traffic," according to Officer José Estrada from Police News Affairs.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

Aug 19

Style Files: Lakeview Employment Group and Re-do Resale Shop

Lakeview Employment Group 835 W. Addison Chicago www.lvemploymentgroup.org Re-do 3051 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago www.re-dochicago.com Event: Make it Work September 26 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mini of Chicago 1111 W. Diversey Chicago To purchase tickets: http://www.lvemploymentgroup.org/

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Lakeview Employment Group 835 W. Addison Chicago www.lvemploymentgroup.org Re-do 3051 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago www.re-dochicago.com Event: Make it Work September 26 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mini of Chicago 1111 W. Diversey Chicago To purchase tickets: http://www.lvemploymentgroup.org/

    Style Files: Lakeview Employment Group and Re-do Resale Shop
    Lakeview Employment Group 835 W. Addison Chicago www.lvemploymentgroup.org Re-do 3051 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago www.re-dochicago.com Event: Make it Work September 26 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Mini of Chicago 1111 W. Diversey Chicago To purchase tickets: http://www.
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Aug 19

Upcoming events: TransReelization; Rodeo Round Town

Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

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The second annual TransReelization film fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, at Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

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    TransReelization fest Aug. 29 The second annual TransReelization film fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, at Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave. The VIP reception is 6 p.m., with the general-admission part of the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. This evening of cocktails, celebrities and film supports the critical work of the Chicago House-TransLife Center.
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Aug 19

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Jordin Sparks: On '90s music, looking fit, new CD

See Sparks at Harry Caray's in Water Tower Place on Saturday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m-2 p.m., or at Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St., at midnight later on the same day.

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    Singer Jordin Sparks' career took off after winning season six of the television show American Idol. Her music career broke out with hits "Tattoo" and "No Air." Then, she released Battlefield, which gave her her first number-one hit, "S.O.S. ( Let the Music Play )."
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Aug 18

Theater in Chicago: Now on stage and opening soon

...show by winner of the 2014 United Solo Best Actor award. At Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted, Chicago. $10. 7:30 pm. Runs through August 23. Tickets for Saturday at community.centeronhalsted...

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Improvised Twilight Zone. A new Twilight Zone-inspired scenario every show. At The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, 773-697-9693. Wednesdays, 8 pm. Runs through August 19, 2015. Tickets at the door or at theannoyance.com .

Live at the Continental Baths. Musical tribute to Bette Midler focusing on her 1970s performances at a New York gay male bathhouse. Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 21, 2015. Tickets at www.handbagproductions.org .

The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Shakespearean classic about two young men away from home for the first time. By Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park ( outdoors ). Runs through August 22. Tickets web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/244 .

Altar Boyz. Musical comedy following the final performance of a fictitious Christian boy-band. By Cult Camp Productions at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago. $20. Runs through August 23. Tickets ( 866 ) 468-3401 or www.maynestage.com .

Zelda at the Oasis. A play about Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. By Genesis Theatrical Productions at the West Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 23. Tickets web.ovationtix.com .

...Musical direction by Jonathan Wagner and Julie Nichols. By Mansical at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 2nd floor, Chicago. 7:30 pm Friday nights. Runs through August 28. Tickets at the...

DD7 in Thunderballs: A James Bond Boylesque. Gender-bending spoof of James Bond movies. At Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Runs through August 28. Tickets www.gorillatango.com/cgi-bin/public/gttv2.cgi .

...The New Colony with music by The Delicious Moons, at the Den Theatre ( Upstairs Mainstage ). 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. $20-$25. Runs through August 29. Tickets www.thenewcolony.org...

...Scotland. By Midsommer Flight. August 8-9 and 15-16 performances are at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., at the north end of the park along Gunnison St. August 22, 23, and 30...

...are at Lincoln Park, on N. Stockton Drive behind the Lincoln Park Cultural Center at 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. No performance August 29. Free. Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p...

...author Gertrude Stein, using Stein's own works as lyrics. Kokandy Productions. At Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Runs through August 30, 2015...

Hamlet. Classic Shakespearean tragedy dealing with revenge and murder. By the Muse of Fire Theatre Company at Ingraham Park ( Ridge and Leonard Place in Evanston ). Free. Runs through August 30.

...involvement brings Shelley's bubbling midlife crisis to a boil. By Steppenwolf at Steppenwolf Theater, 1650 N. Halsted. Runs through August 30. Tickets ( 312 ) 335-1650 or http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events...

South Pacific. Classic musical about love and war in the South Pacific. Choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller. Full 30-piece orchestra. By Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. ( at Sheridan Rd. ), Evanston, IL. Runs through August 30. Tickets itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/LOW/ .

...long time running successful act. By The Silent Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago. $17-$27. Runs through September 20. Tickets ( 773 ) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.org...

Assassination Theater: Chicago's Role in the Crime of the Century. Theatrical investigation into the nation's most infamous crime, the assassination of JFK. At Museum of Broadcast Communication, 360 N. State St. Runs through Nov. 7. Tickets ( 800 ) 838-3006 or assassinationtheater.com .

The Universal Wolf. Theatrical rendering of the famous Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. By Trap Door Theatre at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave. $20/$25. Runs through September 26. Tickets ( 773 ) 384-0494 or www.trapdoor.com .

...play festival. 40 plays in two days. By Otherworld Theatre Company at Genesis Event Space, 2525 Elston Ave, Chicago. Block tickets ( from break to break ) at the door $10. Day passes $20. Weekend...

...violence by a former lover. By Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. $20. Runs through September 20. Tickets ( 312 ) 243-9088, online or at the door...

...the precipice of manhood. By Refuge Theatre Project in Room 300, Collaboraction, Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor. $20. Runs through September 20. Tickets www.refugetheatre.com...

The Jacksonian. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's tale of divorce, suspense, dark humor and murder. By Profiles Theatre at The Main Stage, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago. $30-40. Runs through October 11. Tickets ( 773 ) 549-1815 or www.profilestheatre.org .

...past and the price of life's choices. By TimeLine Theatre Company at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. $38/46/51. Runs through November 22. Tickets and subscriptions at TimeLineTheatre.com or...

Noon. League of Chicago Theaters' Summer Showcase series. A selection from American Idiot by the Hypocrites, plus student-written stories from Barrel of Monkeys, featuring interviews with the artists. At the Water Works building, 163 E. Pearson Ave. Free.

SMUT: The Improvised Romantic Book Club. Improv/comedy. By Corn Productions at Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. $10. Runs through 9/18 ( Fridays ). 11 pm. Tickets corntickets@gmail.com, www.cornservatory.org .

...A budding clothing designer changes tragic Nora's life with a remarkable outfit. Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St. in Evanston, inside the Main Street Metra Station. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays...

...is on the autism spectrum. By Dennis Frymire at Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio, 5430 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Runs through September 13. Tickets www.chicagofringe.org...

...musical version of the 1982 film. By Night Blue Performing Arts Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. $32-$35. Runs through October 9. Tickets www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html...

The Hyancinth Macaw. Experimental play tracing the unraveling of a small American family. By The Bridge in Bridgeport at The Bridge, 643 W. 31st St, Bridgeport ( aka The Orphanage ). $12. 7:30 pm. Runs through Oct. 4. Tickets ( 312 ) 307-5194 or www.thebridgeperforms.com .

...these two friends are forced to make a tough decision. At Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. $20-$60. Runs through Oct. 18. Tickets ( 773 ) 871-3000 or tickets@victorygardens.org...

Feathers and Teeth. Teen angst surges to a whole new level in this offbeat new comedy from Charise Castro Smith. At Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Runs through October 18.

...dance and a ten piece orchestra. Black Ensemble Theater at Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St, Chicago. Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays...

Gem of the Ocean. A cleanser of souls encounters a murderer on her doorstep and takes him on a spiritual journey to the mythical City of Bones. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago. Runs through October 11, 2015. Tickets at www.CourtTheatre.org, ( 773 ) 753-4472 .

...that - who do you turn to? By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through November 1. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or www...

...impoverished birth mother of the boys. By Theo Unique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit CafÃƒïż˝ÃŻïż˝ïż˝©, 6970 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago. $34/39. Runs through November 15. Tickets www.theo-u.com...

...brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. At Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Runs through January 17, 2016. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or ( 773 ) 935-6100...

...their fortuitous journey back to Korea. By Silk Road Rising at Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Pierce Hall, Chicago. $15. Through October 4. Tickets at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/942193...

...runs in a cluster of Connecticut hamlets and villages. By Gift Theatre at Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. $20-$35. Runs through November 22. Tickets 773-283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

Chicks With Shticks. A dragapella beauty shop quartet. By the Kinsey Sicks at Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Tickets www.maynestage.com, ( 866 ) 468-3401 .

Unspeakable. Inspired by the life of comic icon Richard Pryor, focusing on the period between 1967 and 1982. By Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ). Runs through November 6. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

Treasure Island. Adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. By Looking Glass Theatre Company at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan at Pearson. Runs through January 31, 2016. Tickets go on sale August 12. www.lookingglasstheatre.org .

...woman, in an LGBTQ organization known as The Center. By Northlight Theatre at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted. Runs through November 8. Tickets ( 312 ) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

Arsenic and Old Lace. Classic comedy about two Victorian sisters who poison lonely old men. By Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Runs through November 15, 2015. Tickets at saintsebastianplayers.org or ( 773 ) 404-7922 .

The Raid. Unlike other prominent abolitionists, John Brown is convinced only bloodshed will dismantle American Slavery. By Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. Season pass $60. Runs through Dec. 12. Tickets www.jackalopetheatre.org/ .

...endless artificiality of Walmarts, Applebees and strip malls. By Griffin Theatre at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago. Runs through December 13. Tickets www.griffintheatre.com...

...written to announce his impending return. By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2757 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through January 11, 2016. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or...

...Tennessee Williams' classic memory play. By the Hypocrites at The Den Theatre's Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Runs through March 6. Tickets the-hypocrites.tix.com/Schedule.aspx...

42nd Street. Backstage musical comedy classic directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival. At Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph, Chicago. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

...to bring the ever-youthful Nyada home. By The New Colony at The Den Theatre, 1133 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Runs through May 15. Tickets www.thenewcolony.org...

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Updated Aug 18

Theater in Chicago: Now on stage and soon to open

An Evening with Pride Films and Plays. Mix and mingle followed by live performances and sneak peaks at the upcoming season. By Pride Films and Plays at Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Free.

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...bookish 19-year-old disabled by a severe stutter. By Steep Theatre at Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave, Chicago. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 3 pm. Runs through August...

Roast Beef. Comedy about an all-male revue that entertains with hard bodies and hot moves. At CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 pm. Saturdays. Runs through August 15. Send ticket requests to publicity.cic@gmail.com .

...meal breaks with food. By the Hypocrites at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 11 am. Saturdays and Sundays. Runs through August 16, 2015. Tickets www.the-hypocrites...

The Summer of Daisy Fay. One-woman show based on the novel by Fannie Flagg, To the Midwest. By New American Folk Theatre at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Runs through Aug. 17. Tickets daisyfay.brownpapertickets.com .

Improvised Twilight Zone. A new Twilight Zone-inspired scenario every show. At The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, 773-697-9693. Wednesdays, 8 pm. Runs through August 19, 2015. Tickets at the door or at theannoyance.com .

Live at the Continental Baths. Musical tribute to Bette Midler focusing on her 1970s performances at a New York gay male bathhouse. Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 21, 2015. Tickets at www.handbagproductions.org .

The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Shakespearean classic about two young men away from home for the first time. By Oak Park Festival Theatre at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park ( outdoors ). Runs through August 22. Tickets web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/244 .

Altar Boyz. Musical comedy following the final performance of a fictitious Christian boy-band. By Cult Camp Productions at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago. $20. Runs through August 23. Tickets ( 866 ) 468-3401 or www.maynestage.com .

Zelda at the Oasis. A play about Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. By Genesis Theatrical Productions at the West Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Runs through August 23. Tickets web.ovationtix.com .

...Musical direction by Jonathan Wagner and Julie Nichols. By Mansical at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 2nd floor, Chicago. 7:30 pm Friday nights. Runs through August 28. Tickets at the...

DD7 in Thunderballs: A James Bond Boylesque. Gender-bending spoof of James Bond movies. At Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Runs through August 28. Tickets www.gorillatango.com/cgi-bin/public/gttv2.cgi .

...Scotland. By Midsommer Flight. August 8-9 and 15-16 performances are at Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., at the north end of the park along Gunnison St. August 22, 23, and 30...

...are at Lincoln Park, on N. Stockton Drive behind the Lincoln Park Cultural Center at 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. No performance August 29. Free. Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p...

...author Gertrude Stein, using Stein's own works as lyrics. Kokandy Productions. At Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Runs through August 30, 2015...

Hamlet. Classic Shakespearean tragedy dealing with revenge and murder. By the Muse of Fire Theatre Company at Ingraham Park ( Ridge and Leonard Place in Evanston ). Free. Runs through August 30.

...long time running successful act. By The Silent Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago. $17-$27. Runs through September 20. Tickets ( 773 ) 935-6875 or www.athenaeumtheatre.org...

...Puja Mohinda with classical Indian dance. By Silk Road Rising at Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, lower level, Chicago. $15. Through August 16. Tickets at web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/942193...

South Pacific. Classic musical about love and war in the South Pacific. Choreographed by Rudy Hogenmiller. Full 30-piece orchestra. By Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. ( at Sheridan Rd. ), Evanston, IL. Runs through August 30. Tickets itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/LOW/ .

The Universal Wolf. Theatrical rendering of the famous Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. By Trap Door Theatre at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave. $20/$25. Runs through September 26. Tickets ( 773 ) 384-0494 or www.trapdoor.com .

...play festival. 40 plays in two days. By Otherworld Theatre Company at Genesis Event Space, 2525 Elston Ave, Chicago. Block tickets ( from break to break ) at the door $10. Day passes $20. Weekend...

...violence by a former lover. By Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. $20. Runs through September 20. Tickets ( 312 ) 243-9088, online or at the door...

...the precipice of manhood. By Refuge Theatre Project in Room 300, Collaboraction, Flatiron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, 3rd floor. $20. Runs through September 20. Tickets www.refugetheatre.com...

The Jacksonian. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's tale of divorce, suspense, dark humor and murder. By Profiles Theatre at The Main Stage, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago. $30-40. Runs through October 11. Tickets ( 773 ) 549-1815 or www.profilestheatre.org .

...past and the price of life's choices. By TimeLine Theatre Company at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. $38/46/51. Runs through November 22. Tickets and subscriptions at TimeLineTheatre.com or...

...A budding clothing designer changes tragic Nora's life with a remarkable outfit. Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St. in Evanston, inside the Main Street Metra Station. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays...

...is on the autism spectrum. By Dennis Frymire at Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio, 5430 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Runs through September 13. Tickets www.chicagofringe.org...

...musical version of the 1982 film. By Night Blue Performing Arts Company at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. $32-$35. Runs through October 9. Tickets www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html...

East of Eden. Adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, from the award-winning adaptor of the Steppenwolf classic The Grapes of Wrath. By Steppenwolf Theatre Company at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted, Chicago. Runs through November 15. Tickets 312-335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events .

...these two friends are forced to make a tough decision. At Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. $20-$60. Runs through Oct. 18. Tickets ( 773 ) 871-3000 or tickets@victorygardens.org...

Feathers and Teeth. Teen angst surges to a whole new level in this offbeat new comedy from Charise Castro Smith. At Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Runs through October 18.

...dance and a ten piece orchestra. Black Ensemble Theater at Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark St, Chicago. Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays...

Gem of the Ocean. A cleanser of souls encounters a murderer on her doorstep and takes him on a spiritual journey to the mythical City of Bones. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago. Runs through October 11, 2015. Tickets at www.CourtTheatre.org, ( 773 ) 753-4472 .

...that - who do you turn to? By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through November 1. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or www...

Blood Brothers. British musical about twin brothers separated at birth — one raised by a rich family, the other by the impoverished birth mother of the boys. By Theo Unique Cabaret Theatre at No Exit Café, 6970 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago. $34/39. Runs through November 15. Tickets www.theo-u.com .

...brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. At Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Runs through January 17, 2016. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or ( 773 ) 935-6100...

...runs in a cluster of Connecticut hamlets and villages. By Gift Theatre at Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. $20-$35. Runs through November 22. Tickets 773-283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

Chicks With Shticks. A dragapella beauty shop quartet. By the Kinsey Sicks at Mayne Stage, 1330 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Tickets www.maynestage.com, ( 866 ) 468-3401 .

Unspeakable. Inspired by the life of comic icon Richard Pryor, focusing on the period between 1967 and 1982. By Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse, Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ). Runs through November 6. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

Treasure Island. Adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. By Looking Glass Theatre Company at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan at Pearson. Runs through January 31, 2016. Tickets go on sale August 12. www.lookingglasstheatre.org .

...woman, in an LGBTQ organization known as The Center. By Northlight Theatre at Steppenwolf Garage, 1624 N. Halsted. Runs through November 8. Tickets ( 312 ) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org...

Arsenic and Old Lace. Classic comedy about two Victorian sisters who poison lonely old men. By Saint Sebastian Players at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Runs through November 15, 2015. Tickets at saintsebastianplayers.org or ( 773 ) 404-7922 .

The Raid. Unlike other prominent abolitionists, John Brown is convinced only bloodshed will dismantle American Slavery. By Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. Season pass $60. Runs through Dec. 12. Tickets www.jackalopetheatre.org/ .

...endless artificiality of Walmarts, Applebees and strip malls. By Griffin Theatre at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago. Runs through December 13. Tickets www.griffintheatre.com...

...written to announce his impending return. By Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2757 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. $32.50-$57.50. Runs through January 11, 2016. Tickets ( 773 ) 404-7336 or...

42nd Street. Backstage musical comedy classic directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival. At Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph, Chicago. Tickets ( 312 ) 977-1710 or www.BroadwayInChicago.com .

...to bring the ever-youthful Nyada home. By The New Colony at The Den Theatre, 1133 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Runs through May 15. Tickets www.thenewcolony.org...

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  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Please double-check address for Windy City Music Theatre. There is no 5440 W. Lawrence on that block (park only).

  • evam eva s, jpna member

    Sorry, 5340 W. Lawrence. Is it to be in the park?

Aug 18

Vanille Announces New Lakeview Location

...announce a third, new location opening this September in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Located at 3243 N. Broadway Street, the quaint space, will provide guests with an experience that emulates the authentic, yet cozy...

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...Vanille’s true dedication to its craft. Vanille currently operates two Chicago locations; one at 2108 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park and one at the French Market located inside Ogilvie Metra Station at...

...in Lincoln Park and one at the French Market located inside Ogilvie Metra Station at 131 N. Clinton Ave. A third store opens this September at 3243 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood...

    Vanille Announces New Lakeview Location
    Sophie Evanoff, owner of Vanille, the wildly popular French-inspired artisanal patisserie, with locations in Lincoln Park and Chicago's French Market, is excited to announce a third, new location opening this September in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Located at 3243 N.
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Aug 17

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

3656 N. Halsted St. 773-472-6469

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660 N. Orleans St. 312-624-9892

1566 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-1600

1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-857-6406

201 E. Randolph St. 312-742-1168

Get a pizza and any beer for $10 from 4-6 p.m. at Tesori (65 E. Adams St. 312-786-9911).

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A concert in the park, a new spot for lunch and more things to do in Chicago on Monday, August 17. Now Open Bernie's Lunch & Supper 660 N. Orleans St. 312-624-9892 The River North restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired comfort food including pea falafel, veal meatballs and turkey burgers on warm pita.
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Aug 14

Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

3700 N. Halsted St. 773-525-1111

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1401 W. Randolph St.

3655 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-5356

3553 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-0123

401 N. Michigan Ave. 877-487-7272

5051 N. Broadway 847-579-9079

1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 855-637-3568

1225 W. Belmont Ave. 773-327-5252

Barley & Brass (2015 W. Division St. 312-763-9600) serves $5 kegged cocktails and $1 oysters from 4-7 p.m. Friday.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Dirtybird BBQ 1401 W. Randolph St. House and techno label Dirtybird Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with this tour that stops in Chicago to offer barbecue and sets from Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip and others. 2-10 p.m. Saturday. $40.50. Tickets: dirtybirdrecords.com/dirtybirdbbq Young Ambassadors for Opportunity Bags Tourney Murphy's Bleachers 3655 N.
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Aug 13

Chicago Weekend Events August 14 - 16

3700 N Halsted, Chicago IL

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1601 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL

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201 N State St, Chicago IL

1300 S Lynn White Dr, Chicago IL

Aug 12

Handrolls at Wakamono

Wakamono, 3317 N. Broadway, 773-296-6800

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Aug 12

Kit Kat Madonna Brunch Aug 16th

3700 N. Halsted Street

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    Kit Kat Madonna Brunch Aug 16th - Gay chicago
    Midday Soiree in Celebration of the Material Girl's Birthday In honor of Madonna's 57th birthday, Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will celebrate with a Madge-themed brunch party on Sunday, August 16 . Throughout the afternoon, Madonna impersonator Diva Madam X will perform live, as Madonna's movies, music videos and concerts play on Kit Kat's seven jumbo screens.
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Aug 12

Dining news: mk reopens; S'mores baked Alaska

...patisserie Vanille, has announced a third, new location opening this September in Lake View at 3243 N. Broadway. Vanille's Lake View location will be open until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday...

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...p.m. The main location for the Taste of Andersonville is the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. Participants can choose between the Salt or Pepper routes, as well as The Whole Enchilada...

...After being rented by a third party for the month of July, mk, 868 N. Franklin St., has reopened its doors to the public. With the reopening, the restaurant debuts its late...

...Chef Brian Millman at Atwood Restaurant, 1 W. Washington St., just debuted a new summer menu that includes S'mores Baked Alaska, a creative twist...

...The Florentine, 151 W. Adams St., has a new summer tasting menu that features corn. The corn-tasting menu ( $27 ) is...

...90 degrees or higher in Chicago, Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi ( in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr. ) will offer two complimentary oysters with a purchase of a glass of wine for each...

...SideDoor, at Rush and Ontario streets, will host a 3 Floyds Brewery Beer Dinner on Wed., Aug. 12, at 7...

...Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host its fifth annual oyster shucking contest ( along with a shrimp boil ) on Sunday...

...Available through Aug. 31, Hard Rock Cafe's ( 63 W. Ontario St. ) limited-time Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger will be paired with Goose Island IPA. The...

...WingFest—will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 1-7 p.m., at the Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St. Chicago's Best Summer WingFest will feature double the wing-slinging restaurants, live music, carnival...

...will be Sept. 12 ( 12-9 p.m. ) and 13 ( 12-7 p.m. ) at 5000-5100 N. Clark St. There is a suggested gate donation of $5. See Andersonville.org...

    Dining news: mk reopens; S'mores baked Alaska - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    The Taste of Andersonville Dinner Crawl-featuring selections from 22 restaurants-will take place Wed., Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. The main location for the Taste of Andersonville is the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. Participants can choose between the Salt or Pepper routes, as well as The Whole Enchilada.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Aug 12

Sports briefs: Kickball registration; AIDS Run & Walk; Rodeo

Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

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Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

Events will include a rodeo hoedown dance at Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway, on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.; a "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest on Aug. 22 at Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m.; and a "Happy Trails" farewell dance Aug. 23 at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 4 p.m.

    Sports briefs: Kickball registration; AIDS Run & Walk; Rodeo - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Stonewall Kickball registration in effect Stonewall Kickball, a non-profit kickball league, has launched its fall season registration. The league will be playing on Sundays at 12-5 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Oct. 25. The league's main goal will be to help raise funds for the local non-profit Fred Says.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Aug 12

Billy Strayhorn events in the fall

...That will take place Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. ( See CenterOnHalsted.org for more info...

    Billy Strayhorn events in the fall - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Several events this fall will celebrate Billy Strayhorn, the late jazz musician who was openly gay, according to a Chicago Tribune item. A citywide Billy Strayhorn Festival will run Sept. 4-Nov. 21 in clubs, concert halls, community centers and other venues.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Aug 12

Five Things to Know About Town Hall District Crime in July

• Around 10 p.m. July 31 in the 3400 block of North Clark Street

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• Around 7 p.m. July 3 in the 4300 block of North Lincoln Avenue

• Around 7 a.m. July 5 in the 900 block of West Cullom Avenue

• Around 10 p.m. July 14 in the 4400 block of North Broadway

• Around 4:15 a.m. July 19 in the 3100 block of North Sheffield Avenue

    Five Things to Know About Town Hall District Crime in July
    CHICAGO - In July, the Town Hall District reported more than 500 serious crimes, including more 350 thefts and 20 aggravated assaults and batteries, according to data available through the Chicago Police Department website. The district is bordered by Fullerton Avenue, Lake Michigan, Lawrence Avenue and the Chicago River.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

Illinois Gay Rodeo Association to present Rodeo Round Town

The weekend kicks off with a Rodeo Hoedown Dance at Charlie's Chicago, 3726 North Broadway at 9pm on Friday, August 21st. The evening's festivities include a membership drive, raffles, live auction and lots of country dancing.

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The weekend continues Saturday night August 22nd at Touché, 6412 North Clark Street with the bar's popular "Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy" makeover contest at 10pm...

...of this contest will receive a cowboy makeover at the bar by Alcalas Western Wear, 1733 West Chicago Avenue. The new cowboy will be outfitted "head-to-toe" with a western hat down to...

Our Rodeo Round Town weekend wraps up with a Happy Trails Farwell Dance on Sunday, August 23rd at The Call, 1547 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. The dance begins at 4pm with DJ Cowboy Eric, more dancing, surprise entertainment and raffles.

    Illinois Gay Rodeo Association to present Rodeo Round Town - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Chicago, IL, August 7, 2015- The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association announces its Rodeo Round Town weekend August 21-23, 2015. The weekend will feature a series of fundraiser parties and events around Chicago to help ILGRA plan for a future full-fledged rodeo.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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