36 hours ago

Blockbusters: Lakeview's Priciest Residence Officially Hits Market at $4.8M

Hitting the market at $4.8M, this 7,800 square foot unit at 3400 N Lake Shore Drive has not only become the most expensive residential property for sale in the popular Lakeview...

39 hours ago

Rahm Emanuel Says 'I'm Ready Either Way' As Runoff Election Looms

In 1983 after finishing college, Emanuel moved to Lakeview — in apartments near Halsted and Cornelia and Waveland and Greenview — before he moved to Little Rock, Ark., and Washington D.C. to work for former President Bill Clinton.

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Before moving to suburban Winnetka, the mayor’s family lived in the 900 block of Winona near Foster Beach.

In 1983 after finishing college, Emanuel moved to Lakeview — in apartments near Halsted and Cornelia and Waveland and Greenview — before he moved to Little Rock, Ark., and Washington D.C. to work for former President Bill Clinton.

...his return to Chicago, he spent a short time in a rented Pilsen loft near 18th and Halsted. And for the last 26 years, the mayor has owned and lived in two houses...

46 hours ago

Look, lease and save at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity luxury apartment community at 3740 N Halsted St. Management, maintenance and leasing staff are on-site, and the building has 24/7 door staff.

46 hours ago

Bee & Tea shop headed to DePaul

Falafill has one Chicago location, at 3202 N. Broadway. It also has locations in Detroit, Miami and Madison.

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The shop, at 818 W. Fullerton Ave., is scheduled to open April 3. The menu will feature the chain's signature bubble tea (also called boba tea) and smoothies but will have more options than Bee & Tea's first location, which opened in July on North Avenue in Wicker Park.

2 days ago

2015 Easter Egg Hunts in Chicago Area

...hunts for toddlers, FREE admission, Children’s crafts, Other activities for children,  Interamerican Magnet School, 851 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL. Phone: 773-789-7071. Email: admin@destinationchurch.org. Event date and time: Easter...

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McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609. Phone: (312) 747-6527. Event date and time: Be sure to call...

Diversey Harbor 2430 North Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614. Phone: 847-829-4536. Email: dsnare@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com. Event date and time...

Kooky Kids At The Shops At Northbridge 520 N Michigan Ave 3F, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 3125270552. Fax: 3127945230. Email: kookyshop@yahoo.com. Event date and...

3 days ago

On the Market: Reenact Downton Abbey in This Lovely Lakeview Duplex Condo

·421 W Melrose Street UNIT 1415C, Chicago IL, 60657 [Berkshire Hathaway]

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...for filming a period piece in the Chicago area. This lovely Lakeview beaut spans the 14th and 15th floors and can be had for $750,000...

4 days ago

In reversal, Meeks endorses Rahm

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

4 days ago

Havana in Chicago to benefit people of Cuba with medical supplies, services

...AID will host Havana in Chicago on Saturday, April 25, from 4-8pm at Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted in Chicago. Cost is $50 per person. Proceeds will be used to help First Hand...

4 days ago

Police issue alert after Lake View robberies

The first incident happened March 11 at a business in the 3700 block of North Broadway.

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There were two more holdups on March 20 and March 22, both in the 4100 block of North Clark Street.

4 days ago

Police: North Side stores robbed at gunpoint with customers inside

...with a chrome handgun robbed the store and the customers inside. A store located near North Broadway and West Waveland Avenue was held up around 3:30 a.m. on March 11. Police said the suspects...

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...in. tall and the other man stood at about 6 ft.A store located near North Clark Street and West Belle Plaine Avenue was robbed twice: first around 3:30 a.m. Friday and again around 8:15...

4 days ago

Robbers hit stores in Lakeview East, Graceland West

A third robbery occurred around 3:30 a.m. on March 11 in the 3700 block of North Broadway Street, the alert said.

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The latest robbery took place around 8:15 a.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of North Clark Street. Two days earlier, around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, another robbery happened on the same block, according to the alert.

5 days ago

Additional crime reporting by publisher Ron Roenigk

Police responded to the 7-Eleven store at Broadway and Waveland after being tipped off by a silent alarm and 911 callers.

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...the cops began their search, one of the victim's phones began pinging in the 3100 block of Sheffield, just south of the Belmont CTA station. At the same time, another 911 call came...

Officers quickly circled back and arrested the suspects near Belmont and Sheffield. Evidence was subsequently recovered from a trash can on the Belmont platform, police said. The male suspect was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of head wounds. Charges are pending.

Larry Dollar, 43, of the 4500 block of N. Hazel St., was arrested shortly after a bank robbery Tuesday, March 10, and is now facing a federal charge.

...in connection with the robbery that occurred at an MB Financial Bank branch located at 3940 N. Damen Ave. Dollar appeared earlier today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland 10 a.m...

...a.m. March 4 on the1700 block of W. Wilson in Lincoln Square; on the 3200 block of N. Damen on March 6-7, between 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on the...

...on March 6-7, between 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on the 2100 block of W. Giddings on March 7-8, between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m...

...a gun, and demanded property. Incidents occurred 7:30 p.m. March 5 on the 4500 block of N. Kenmore; 2 p.m. March 9 on the 4700 block of N. Winthrop, and a second...

...5 on the 4500 block of N. Kenmore; 2 p.m. March 9 on the 4700 block of N. Winthrop, and a second incident at 5:40 p.m. March 9 in the 4600 block...

...N. Winthrop, and a second incident at 5:40 p.m. March 9 in the 4600 block of N. Winthrop...

Two people were shot and killed outside The Dolphin nightclub 3 a.m. Monday at the corner of Webster and Ashland Ave.

One incident occurred 1 a.m. March 10 in the 2500 block of N. Marshfield, and a second sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of N. Clark St.

One incident occurred 1 a.m. March 10 in the 2500 block of N. Marshfield, and a second sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of N. Clark St.

The burglaries occurred 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the 1400 block of W. Jonquil Terrace, and on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace between March 2, 10:00 p.m., and March 3, 4:00 p.m. There is no description of the offenders at this time.

The burglaries occurred 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the 1400 block of W. Jonquil Terrace, and on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace between March 2, 10:00 p.m., and March 3, 4:00 p.m. There is no description of the offenders at this time.

...liquor, cash and cigarettes. Incident include one 12:20 a.m. Feb. 20 in the 7600 block of N. Sheridan Rd. and a second 5:20 a.m. March 8 also in the 7600 block of...

Mar 17

Updated Mar 20

GET THE LIST: All Chicago Summer Events

Chicago Pride Fest, June 20 – 21, Halsted and Waveland

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Mayfest, May 15 – 17, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 23, 24, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

Millennium Art Festival, May 29 – 31, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue

Fiesta del Taco, May 29 – 31, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

Taste of Mexico, (new) June 5-7, 3000 W. 26th Street (at Sacramento)

Printers Row Lit Fest, June 6, 7, S. Dearborn and Polk

Taste of Randolph, June 19-21, Randolph and Peoria St., West Loop

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 19-21, 2400 S. Oakley

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 20-21, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 20, 21, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

2015 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 27, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th Street

Sausage Fest (new), June 27, 28, Elston at Grace

Windy City RibFest: July 3-5, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Chosen Few Picnic, July 4 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive

Irish American Heritage Festival, July, 10-12 , Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Taste of Lakeview, July 11, 12, Lincoln at Belmont

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 11,12, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 17-19, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

BenFest 2015, July 17-19, St. Benedict’s, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

Summer on Southport, July 18, 19, Southport and Waveland

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 18,-19, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 19, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Chicago Hot Sauce Fest (new) July 25, 26, Avondale neighborhood (Belmont & Elston)

Taste of Latin America, August 1, 2, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Edge Fest: August 1, 2, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 7-9, Chicago History Museum, Clark and LaSalle

Retro on Roscoe, August 7- 9, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 8, 9, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Northalsted Market Days, August 8, 9, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Edison Park Fest, August 14-16, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted

Albany Park World Fest, August 22, 23, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 22, 23, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Festival Cubano, Riis Park, Fullerton and Narragansett, August, TBA

Taste of Polonia, September 4-7, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Festival de la Villita, September 11-13, 26th Street and Kostner Avenue

Venetian Night, September 12, dusk, Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

Andersonville City Made Fest, September 19, 20, Clark and Argyle

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 25-27, Southport and Lincoln Avenue

Edgewater Fall Art Fair, September 26, 27, Broadway and Granville

  • Stanley Katakowski ex knife sharpener and beer drinker

    Well, it's Spring now. So there's that. With snow on Monday. LOL

  • SPIRO 104 lieutendant

    Stanley what are your favorite watering holes in neighborhood? ???

Mar 20

Lake View's Priciest Condo Heads to Market Next Week

The fifth-floor condo at 3400 North Lake Shore Drive combines three routine floor plans to form the largest home in the building, a 7...

...The next priciest active listing is a 4,900-square-foot condo at the superb 421 West Melrose Street tower, asking $1.3 million. That ought to tell you how uncharacteristic it is to...

Mar 20

Friday Faves: What Is Your Favorite Chicago Shop?

The Alley (3228 N Clark)

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Paper Doll Chicago (2027 W Division)

futuregarb boutique (1369 N Milwaukee)

Wolfbait & B-Girls (3131 W Logan Blvd)

Mar 19

Taco In Bag Progresses; Wait 'Til Next Year For Culver's Wrigley; More

10) LAKEVIEW— L'Appetito Lakeview plans on opening in April at 3332 N. Broadway Ave. [EaterWire]

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1) LINCOLN SQUARE— Taco In Bag, the Chicago restaurant from the folks behind Glutton Force Five, continue to make progress on their brick and mortar spot at 4604 N. Lincoln Ave. They're posting updates on Facebook for a hopeful spring opening. [EaterWire]

2) LAKEVIEW— The second location for Coalfire Pizza at 3705-07 N. Southport Ave. is now slated to open "in the near future." They hope to have a firm opening date by the end of the month. There's a also a Home Run Inn slated for mid-July at 3215 N. Sheffield Ave. [DNAinfo]

2) LAKEVIEW— The second location for Coalfire Pizza at 3705-07 N. Southport Ave. is now slated to open "in the near future." They hope to have a firm opening date by the end of the month. There's a also a Home Run Inn slated for mid-July at 3215 N. Sheffield Ave. [DNAinfo]

3) WICKER PARK— Scone City, an artisanal bakery focusing on the English pastry, is set for an April 1 opening date inside a 1,200-square-foot space at 1632 W. Division St. [Chicago Magazine]

4) WRIGLEYVILLE— "Wait 'till next year" is a popular Wrigleyville mantra, and now that will apply to Culver's, as the butter-burger specialists won't open its first Chicago city location at 3500 N. Clark St. until 2016. [Tribune]

5) THE LOOP— FoodFellas, which will feature Sicilian-style pizza and beer, is working toward opening at 162 N. Franklin St. The opening's been delayed, and they're shooting for later this month. [EaterWire]

6) SOUTH LOOP— Sociale, which looks it will serve Mediterranean food, and neighboring Cafe Press, a coffee shop, looks to open this summer at Clark and Polk streets. [Sloopin]

7) ANDERSONVILLE— Cantina De le Granja, a take on modern Mexican fare, could open in early June at 5025 N. Clark St. [DNAinfo]

Mar 19

New Wrigleyville studios on Broadway

Broadway and Melrose, a great Chicago intersection

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3838 North Broadway has just undergone a complete renovation.

Bright, modern apartments at Clark, Broadway and Diversey

Amanda Richardson on McClurg Court Center apartments, 333 E Ontario St, Streeterville

Mar 18

ELECTIONS 2015: 46TH WARD Crawford aims to unseat Cappleman in runoff

...for constant improvement. Redirecting that route so that there was wasn't that bottleneck at Broadway and Halsted was smart. I think that it opens up the parade to a broader group of...

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...think that reframes it in a way, a way that makes it less centered on Broadway and Lawrence, where we've got the Aragon, Riviera and Uptown, so that we're more focused...

...to carry that out. Tragically, somebody else was murdered yesterday, three blocks from here at Agatite and Sheridan. So this violence is continuing. There've been three murders in the past three months...

Mar 18

Looking for a Vintage Penthouse in East Lakeview? 739 W. Brompton

Looking for a Vintage Penthouse in East Lakeview? 739 W. Brompton

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

3838 North Broadway apartments, Lakeview

Whole Foods is two blocks south of the building at Halsted and Waveland. Walgreens and Walmart Express are two blocks south on Broadway. The Walmart is open 24 hours and also has a pharmacy.

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3838 North Broadway apartments, Lakeview

Clark, Broadway & Diversey – where Lincoln Park meets Lakeview

3130 North Lake Shore Drive apartments, Lakeview East

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    I am not a lawyer or a health professional, but I thought that something was wrong and perhaps illegal and hazardous. I reported the possible violations to my lawyers and others. Another tenant took the videos and I passed that info along. My lawyers were working pro-bono for me and...

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    I am not a lawyer or a health professional, but I thought that something was wrong and perhaps illegal and hazardous. I reported the possible violations to my lawyers and others. Another tenant took the videos and I passed that info along. My lawyers were working pro-bono for me and other Chateau Hotel tenants and were mainly concerned about tenants rights and the proper eviction process was followed during this BJB-created mass eviction process, not evictions required by a city department or housing court judge ruling based on tenant or public health and safety reasons.

  • This boat has sailed..time to move on.

Mar 17

Out Chicago live from Boystown March 22

Out Chicago, the city's only LGBT-themed traditional radio program, will host a 'super-sized, star-studded' live radio broadcast from D.S. Tequila, 3352 N. Halsted, Sunday, March 22.

Mar 17

Rat gets into transformer, takes down power in Lakeview

...after hundreds of ComEd customers lost power. A rat got into a transformer in the 500-block of West Cornelia and blew out several lines Monday night, a ComEd spokesman said. About 1,000 ComEd...

Mar 17

Power outage affects hundreds of people in Lakeview

As of 10:30 p.m., about 300 customers remained without power in the area of North Broadway Street and Cornelia Avenue, said ComEd spokesman David O’Dowd.

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...p.m., the power was out in at least three high-rise buildings in the 3100 block of North Sheridan Road, Langford said...

Mar 16

Barney Frank event at Center on March 25, program change

"Frank: An Evening with Barney Frank" will take place Wed., March 25, 7-9 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

Mar 16

Shiawase Restaurant in Lakeview takes sushi over the top

Shiawase Restaurant, 3422 N. Broadway, 773-883-8888, shiawasesushi.com

Mar 16

Where to Buy Now

3750 N. Lake Shore Drive  Photo: Courtesy of Baird & Warner

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737 W. Washington Blvd., West Loop

860 W. Blackhawk St., Near North Side

60 E. Monroe St., Loop

2550 N. Lakeview Ave., Lincoln Park

4 East Elm

900 and 910 N. Lake Shore Dr., Streeterville

...because they’re condos (which carry fewer restrictions than his co-ops at 860 and 880 North Lake Shore Drive). You can combine them, as did architect residents Margaret McCurry and Stanley Tigerman, into a...

500 W. Superior St., River North

2800 N. Pine Grove Ave., Lake View

4950 S. Chicago Beach Dr., Hyde Park

159 E. Walton St., Gold Coast

1500 North Lake Shore Drive

Along with Drake Tower and 209 East Lake Shore Drive, this stately stone building is one of the most exclusive in Chicago. It’s a...

Mar 15

St. Paddy Wagon: 17 Arrested in Bar Crawl

...assault with a knife, mob action and battery. One person also reported being mugged near Halsted and Roscoe...

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3:12PM — Concerned motorist reports a 20-year-old white guy “wearing a green vest with blood all over his face” walking near Irving and Lake Shore Drive.

5:44PM — People are throwing valuable beer from the second floor of 3118 Sheffield.

8:20PM — Man lying unconscious on the sidewalk at 3828 Wilton. Passers-by are taking selfies with him.

9:44PM — Couple having sex on the wood chips at the back of a playlot. 918 Fletcher. “It’s unknown if it’s consensual.”

Mar 14

Chop Chop Chinaman: Catchy restaurant name or 'hate crime'?

...5:56 p.m. The offense: criminal damage to property at a restaurant on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street. The weapon used: a free sample of Nars lipstick...

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...19 in Lakeview East. The crime incidents report showed a motor vehicle theft in the 300 block of West Barry Avenue, an attempt to cash a counterfeit check at a credit union in the 3200 block...

...Barry Avenue, an attempt to cash a counterfeit check at a credit union in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, plus various shenanigans. Then came HY154977 at 5:56 p.m. The offense: criminal damage...

To celebrate Pi Day this Saturday, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637) will offer slices of its pies all day for, you guessed it, $3.14.

The Langham (330 N. Wabash, 312-923-9988) is partnering with the James Beard Foundation for a Celebrity Chef Tour dinner ($190)  at 6:30 p.m. April 16.

Mar 13

Chop Chop Chinaman: catchy restaurant name or 'hate crime'?

The logo of Chop Chop Chinaman on the window of the restaurant at 3343 N. Halsted.

...5:56 p.m. The offense: criminal damage to property at a restaurant on the 3300 block of North Halsted Street. The weapon used: a free sample of Nars lipstick...

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...19 in Lakeview East. The crime incidents report showed a motor vehicle theft in the 300 block of West Barry Avenue, an attempt to cash a counterfeit check at a credit union in the 3200 block...

...Barry Avenue, an attempt to cash a counterfeit check at a credit union in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, plus various shenanigans. Then came HY154977 at 5:56 p.m. The offense: criminal damage...

Mar 12

Boystown reboot? Replay, Elixir to open in Andersonville

The LKH MGMT portfolio also includes nightclub Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St., and eatery Halsted’s Bar and Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St.

The LKH MGMT portfolio also includes nightclub Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St., and eatery Halsted’s Bar and Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St.

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Replay will take over the redeveloped space at 5368 N. Clark St., while Elixir heads for a refreshed storefront at 1507 W. Balmoral Ave.

Replay will take over the redeveloped space at 5368 N. Clark St., while Elixir heads for a refreshed storefront at 1507 W. Balmoral Ave.

In 2014, the company ran leather bar concept Manhole and assumed management of Whiskey Trust, both on the corner of N. Halsted St. and W. Belmont Ave. The two properties were shut down in December due to unresolved issues the company faced.

Mar 12

Chicago summer 2015: Calendar of festivals and events

Chicago Pride Fest, June 20 – 21, Halsted and Waveland

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Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Mayfest, May 15 – 17, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 23 – 24,1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

Millennium Art Festival, May 29 – 31, Lake Street at Michigan Avenue

Fiesta del Taco, May 29 – 31, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 19-21, 2400 N. Oakley

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 20-21, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 20, 21, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27, 28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

2015 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, June 27, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th Street

Windy City RibFest: July 3-5, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Chosen Few Picnic, July 4 in Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive

Irish American Heritage Festival, July, 10-12 , Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Taste of Lakeview, July 11, 12, Lincoln at Belmont

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 11,12, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 17-19, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Summer on Southport, July 18, 19, Southport and Waveland

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 18,-19, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 19, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Chicago Hot Sauce Fest (new) July 25, 26, Avondale neighborhood (Belmont & Elston)

Taste of Latin America, August 1, 2, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Edge Fest: August 1, 2, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 7-9, Chicago History Museum, Clark and LaSalle

Retro on Roscoe, August 7- 9, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 8, 9, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Northalsted Market Days, August 8, 9, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Edison Park Fest, August 14-16, Chicago’s northwest side, Oshkosh and Olmsted

Albany Park World Fest, August 22, 23, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 22, 23, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Festival Cubano, Riis Park, Fullerton and Narragansett, August, TBA

Taste of Polonia, September 4-7, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Venetian Night, September 12, dusk, Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

Andersonville City Made Fest, September 19, 20, Clark and Argyle

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 25-27, Southport and Lincoln Avenue

Edgewater Fall Art Fair, September 26, 27, Broadway and Granville

Mar 12

13 Spa Specials to Get You Looking Your Best This Spring

...by a soothing mask and an ultrasound cream application. $110 (normally $130) until March 31. 3635 N. Halsted St., savonspa.com

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...a hand and arm treatment or a neck and shoulder massage. $130 for 60 minutes. 1308 West Madison St., exfole8.com

...microcurrent facial lift is currently on sale for $99, available until the end of August. 2648 N Lincoln Ave., merachicago.com

get the best of both: Book a brow and Brazilian wax at Spa Space for a mere $50, normally $80, until the end of March. 161 N. Canal St., spaspace.com

Go blonder: Tired of your drab winter color? Get five sunny blonde highlights around your face for a mere $25 at Ruby Room. Add a cut for $55 if you’ve got some split ends to deal with. 1743-45 W. Division St., rubyroom.com

...ve been wanting to try those pastel pink highlights that all the kids are getting. 1313 N. Ritchie Ct., josephmichaels.net

Take your toes on vacation: Get a no-chip manicure and coconut pedicure for $63 (normally $75) at Bella Pelle until the end of the month. 1044 W. Taylor St., facebook.com/waxonwaxoffsalon

Get a manicure for (practically) free: You’ll receive a classic manicure for only $5 when you purchase a Choco Pedicure ($35) at Chocolate for Your Body until March 31. 1743 S. Halsted St., chocolateforyourbody.com

...pedicure. $225 (usually $265). The deal will be going on for the next six months. 660 N. State St., danahotelandspa.com

...polish and a 45-minute massage. $200 (usually $240) until the end of the month. 800 N. Michigan Ave., parkchicago.hyatt.com

Mar 11

Upcoming: Homestretch screening; honors to Taylor, Mirza; Human First gala; voting

Navigating Your Senior Rights Learn about powers of attorney and living wills, as well as how to access Social Security benefits and health care. Free. Questions to Jane Merrill, jmerrill@centeronhalsted.org 6:00pm - 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted Chicago www.centeronhalsted.com .

...Saya Naomi, Zuleyka Noir and Coco Sho-Nell. No cover. 8:00pm - 2:00am Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St Chicago www.sidetrackchicago.com...

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Piss & Vinegar Comedy Show Host Trannika Rex and Adam Guerino bring you a night of hilarity as only they could. No cover. 9:00pm - 11:00pm Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave Chicago www.berlinchicago.com .

Rory Fanning, author Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America Reading and signing 7:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St Chicago www.womenandchildrenfirst.com .

Seeds of Change Crossroads Fund annual benefit 5:30 pm reception music, silent auction, buffet dinner and open bar. 7:30 pm recognizing 2015 honorees. 5:30pm - 9:30pm Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago Tickets: www.crossroadsfund.org/SeedsofChange2015 .

...its "Night of Flight" gala Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. Poet/educator/actor/hip-hop artist Kristiana Colon, Albany Park Theater Project Producing Artistic Director...

...Judith Arcana. Through March 19. Early show 2:30 pm. 7:15pm Music Box Theatre 3733 N Southport Chicago 773-871-6607 Tickets: www.musicboxtheater.com...

...different pieces from the company's extensive repertoire: - 7:30pm Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E Congress Pkwy; 800-982-ARTS ( 2787 ) Tickets: AuditoriumTheatre.org . Through March 15...

...available. Info riley@radremedy.org 12:00pm - 4:00pm Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health ICAH 226 S. Wabash Ave. Ste. 900

...museum free to IL residents Tuesdays. 6:00pm - 7:00pm Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) 220 East Chicago Ave Chicago http://www.mcachicago.org...

Judy Collins Award-winning singer-songwriter who in the 1960s evoked idealism with social activism through folk music. $75. Doors 6pm. 8:00pm City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago www.citywinery.com .

...Salon fundraiser—to benefit programming at Rivendell Theatre—on Thursday, March 19, at Level Office, 73 W. Monroe St. Willa Taylor—director of education and community engagement at the Goodman Theatre, U.S. Navy...

...hold its annual meeting 6-:30-8:30 p.m., at The Brown Elephant Lakeview, 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Part of the program will involve HBHC...

Mar 11

Upcoming events: Homestretch screening; honors to Willa Taylor, Fawzia Mirza

Navigating Your Senior Rights Learn about powers of attorney and living wills, as well as how to access Social Security benefits and health care. Free. Questions to Jane Merrill, jmerrill@centeronhalsted.org 6:00pm - 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted Chicago www.centeronhalsted.com .

...Saya Naomi, Zuleyka Noir and Coco Sho-Nell. No cover. 8:00pm - 2:00am Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St Chicago www.sidetrackchicago.com...

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Piss & Vinegar Comedy Show Host Trannika Rex and Adam Guerino bring you a night of hilarity as only they could. No cover. 9:00pm - 11:00pm Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave Chicago www.berlinchicago.com .

Rory Fanning, author Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America Reading and signing 7:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St Chicago www.womenandchildrenfirst.com .

Seeds of Change Crossroads Fund annual benefit 5:30 pm reception music, silent auction, buffet dinner and open bar. 7:30 pm recognizing 2015 honorees. 5:30pm - 9:30pm Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago Tickets: www.crossroadsfund.org/SeedsofChange2015 .

...its "Night of Flight" gala Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. Poet/educator/actor/hip-hop artist Kristiana Colon, Albany Park Theater Project Producing Artistic Director...

...Judith Arcana. Through March 19. Early show 2:30 pm. 7:15pm Music Box Theatre 3733 N Southport Chicago 773-871-6607 Tickets: www.musicboxtheater.com...

...different pieces from the company's extensive repertoire: - 7:30pm Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E Congress Pkwy; 800-982-ARTS ( 2787 ) Tickets: AuditoriumTheatre.org . Through March 15...

...available. Info riley@radremedy.org 12:00pm - 4:00pm Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health ICAH 226 S. Wabash Ave. Ste. 900

...museum free to IL residents Tuesdays. 6:00pm - 7:00pm Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) 220 East Chicago Ave Chicago http://www.mcachicago.org...

Judy Collins Award-winning singer-songwriter who in the 1960s evoked idealism with social activism through folk music. $75. Doors 6pm. 8:00pm City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago www.citywinery.com .

...Salon fundraiser—to benefit programming at Rivendell Theatre—on Thursday, March 19, at Level Office, 73 W. Monroe St. Willa Taylor—director of education and community engagement at the Goodman Theatre, U.S. Navy...

Mar 10

RIP Whiskey Trust: Manhole Returning to Boystown (Again) with New Venue

LKH — which also developed Hydrate, Replay, Elixir and Halsted's — rebranded Chloe's as Manhole, which opened Sept. 18. The original Manhole dance club was located at 3458 N. Halsted St. and closed in 2002, at which point LKH converted it to Hydrate.

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Manhole will return to its location at 3200 N. Halsted St. at Belmont Avenue, along with a second, new venue that will replace Whiskey Trust. The building was the former long-time home of Spin nightclub, which closed Memorial Day 2014 after 15 years. 

Mar 10

Mixed-Use Development on Broadway Includes Rebuilding 'Eagles Building'

"If they are respectful of its original architecture, then I'm going to be more accepting," said Curt Behnke, who lives in a condominium building at 555 W. Cornelia Ave.

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...developer Dave Gassman to propose a 80-foot-tall, seven-story mixed-use development at 3817-45 N. Broadway in Lake View East, which would include the "eagles building...

The pair presented renderings to roughly 25 community group representatives at the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee meeting held Monday night at Gill Park's field house, 825 W. Sheridan Road.

Mar 10

History Lesson: Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church and Independence Boulevard Seventh-Day Adventist Church

...the suburbs. Members of Anshe Sholom had already established a branch of the synagogue at 540 W. Melrose Street in the Lakeview neighborhood, and in 1962, the last remaining members of Anshe Sholom in...

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At the corner of Ashland Avenue and Polk Street stands St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church (733 South Ashland Avenue in Little Italy). Alexander L...

At the corner of Ashland Avenue and Polk Street stands St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church (733 South Ashland Avenue in Little Italy). Alexander L. Levy designed this building in 1910 as a synagogue for...

...Ohave Sholom Mariampol congregation. This congregation had been established in 1870 in the area around Maxwell and Halsted streets where many Jews from Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and other parts of Eastern Europe had...

...and Bernham designed a yellow-brick and limestone Classical Revival temple at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Polk Street (754 South Independence Boulevard/3808 West Polk Street). Construction was completed in 1926. This new...

...brick and limestone Classical Revival temple at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Polk Street (754 South Independence Boulevard/3808 West Polk Street). Construction was completed in 1926. This new building housed the Anshe...

Location: 3808 West Polk Street, Lawndale

Mar 07

POLICE BLOTTER: March 4 - March 10, 2015

A third burglary occurred 11 a.m. Feb. 16 on the 3600 block of N. Fremont.

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...arrest in connection with the January crash-and-grab of a Best Buy store in Lincoln Park near Clark and Diversey. The suspect is a convicted felon who recently found himself paroled after serving...

Prosecutors say Sellers and several co-conspirators crashed a stolen van into the store at 2650 N. Clark just before 5 a.m. Jan. 4. The crew allegedly loaded $11,000 worth of tablets, computers, and other electronics into another vehicle and fled the scene.

...handgun at the victim and forced him to lie facedown on the sidewalk on the 1600 block of W. Greenleaf Ave., ordering him to hand over everything he had. The robber went through the man’s...

Two men were shot multiple times last Wednesday near the Mobil gas station at N. Clark St. and W. Touhy Ave. in Rogers Park. They were taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition, police said. 

...The Glenwood” and “Hard Water Bar and Grill” before being driven to the area of N. Clark St. and W. Estes Ave. Several members of the group had gone to a nearby location with plans to meet...

Two robberies occurred in Andersonville Feb. 15 and 18. One of the robberies occurred late in the evening Feb. 18 on the sidewalk near the 1500 block of Hollywood while the other occurred at the CTA Red Line station at Argyle St. say police.

Officers had spotted the boys about 11:40 p.m. in the 6200 block of N. Kenmore Ave. walking along the street and peering into parked vehicles. The pair fled when they looked...

A forcible entry burglary occurred in the 500 block of Briar Place which was discovered the morning of Feb. 27. Later that day a burglar pried open the front door of a home in the 3200 block of Ravenswood. These two break-ins are recorded as case HY161361 and case HY160835.

A forcible entry burglary occurred in the 500 block of Briar Place which was discovered the morning of Feb. 27. Later that day a burglar pried open the front door of a home in the 3200 block of Ravenswood. These two break-ins are recorded as case HY161361 and case HY160835.

The forth and fifth occurred between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 on the 900 block of W. Dakin and the 900 block of W. Irving Park.

The forth and fifth occurred between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 on the 900 block of W. Dakin and the 900 block of W. Irving Park.

The 21-year-old victim showed officers the man’s Facebook profile, according to the report. He had been driving the vehicle that carried the victim along with several other men on the way to a birthday party when it stopped suddenly on the 6800 block of N. Hamilton Ave.

The video, captured in the 5300 block of N. Clark St., purportedly shows a light-colored sedan chasing a dark SUV through the alley. A man...

Usmania Fine Dining Inc. and Cuisine of India Inc., 2244 W Devon Ave., filed suit Feb. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Knanaya Catholic Society, seeking an award of $96,000, as well as interest, attorney’s fees and costs.

Mar 03

Updated Mar 06

The CTA must remove the Clark Junction bottleneck to modernize the Red Line

Capacity is constrained at the Chicago Transit Authority’s Clark Junction track interchange (at approximately 3300 N Clark Street) which means that fewer Red Line trains can run than could be run if there...

  • FGFM, I presume you're being facetious, since a highway would carry less people, cost more, and take up far more space. :-)

    Steven Vance, quite right. But the delays are a sign that we cannot add more trains (and more capacity).

  • @FGFM

    I love it. We could build it like Papa Daley did with the Dan Ryan. We could use it to separate East Lakeview from all the riff raff in West Lakeview. LOL

Mar 05

Updated Mar 06

'Chop Chop Chinaman' Defaced By Insulted Woman, But Restaurant Defends Name

"I would describe it as aggressively racist," Harrell said of Chop Chop Chinaman, 3343 N. Halsted St.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    What I am more curious about was what happen to Mark's in that space I thought they moved out after all those years due to the hotel that is supposed to be taking over the block. I could be wrong. But to see another Chinese place in the same space as Mark's is to me wrong/sad.

  • Holly, Mark's closed. The parents decided to retire and the adult children didn't want to take over the business. I agree, very sad. I wish I would've asked them for their recipe for a couple of key items we ordered. :(

Mar 02

Updated Mar 04

String of residential burglaries hit North, West sides

The third burglary happened around 11 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 3600 block of North Fremont Street.

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Two burglaries happened on the same block in the 100 block of South Leamington Avenue. The first incident could have occurred between Feb. 22 and Wednesday at an unknown time, and the second burglary happened between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The third burglary took place between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to the statement.

The fourth burglary happened around 10:40 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway.

The two latest burglaries both took place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 22. One of them happened in the 900 block of West Dakin Street, and the second one occurred in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, the statement said.

The two latest burglaries both took place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 22. One of them happened in the 900 block of West Dakin Street, and the second one occurred in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, the statement said.

  • I think folks (and landlords) on the north side have been lulled to sleep for a long time and don't think that their apartments can be robbed. People need to invest in security systems, loud security alarms.

  • like 44 caliber loud?
    monitored security is the best solution

Mar 04

Opting out of PARCC testing isn't easy (or necessarily helpful)

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

Mar 03

How disruptive are testing window days, really?

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

Mar 02

String of residential burglaries reported on North, West sides

The third burglary happened about 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in the 3600 block of North Fremont Street. The suspect in the Fremont burglary is a white male, who was wearing black-rimmed glasses, police said.

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Two burglaries happened in the 100 block of South Leamington Avenue. The first incident occurred between Feb. 22 and Wednesday, and the second between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The third burglary took place at about 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to authorities.

The fourth burglary occurred about 10:40 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway.

...11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 22. One incident was reported in the 900 block of West Dakin Street and the second in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to authorities...

...was reported in the 900 block of West Dakin Street and the second in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to authorities...

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