3 hours ago

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Around Lakeview This Month

•3300 block of North Halsted Street on June 15, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

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•3200 block of North Racine Avenue on June 9, 2017 at 1:30 a.m.

•3200 block of North Halsted Street on June 9, 2017 at 3:35 a.m.

•3200 block of North Kenmore Avenue on June 11, 2017 at 2:45 a.m.

    Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Around Lakeview This Month
    Photo via Google Street View. Police are warning about a series of armed robberies in Lakeview this month, just south of Wrigleyville. In each of at least four robberies, two or three black men between the ages of 16 and 35 approached people on the street or in an alley, knocked them against a wall or onto the ground, and then declared they were robbing them, according to police.
    http://chicagoist.com

47 hours ago

Boystown Man Robbed While Walking Dog Tonight

...after 5 o’clock this afternoon. The victim and his dog were walking in the 800 block of West Buckingham’s south alley when a woman armed with a knife approached him and demanded his...

    Boystown Man Robbed While Walking Dog Tonight
    A Boystown man was robbed at knifepoint while walking his dog shortly after 5 o'clock this afternoon. The victim and his dog were walking in the 800 block of West Buckingham's south alley when a woman armed with a knife approached him and demanded his valuables.
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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Last Week: Florida Man Refused To Charge Him With Robbery...This Week: He Steals Money From A 60-Year-Old Beggar, Cops Say

...morning, now charged with theft for allegedly taking money from a beggar’s cup at Halsted and Roscoe. Police say Robie was in the 800 block of West Roscoe around 4:40

...from a beggar’s cup at Halsted and Roscoe. Police say Robie was in the 800 block of West Roscoe around 4:40

    Last Week: Florida Man Refused To Charge Him With Robbery...This Week: He Steals Money From A 60-Year-Old Beggar, Cops Say
    He caught a break last week when a Florida man refused to press armed robbery charges against him after a Boystown hold-up. But Derrick Robie apparently didn't learn any lessons. Robie, 19, was arrested again in Boystown Sunday morning, now charged with theft for allegedly taking money from a beggar's cup at Halsted and Roscoe.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • The alleged crime is no surprise in Lakeview. However, all tourist, and I guess residents as well, should be aware that Chicago is a big city, the crime stats are all over your smart phone, and TV. So use some common sense when wandering around any neighborhood, alone or not. Especially in area like Halsted that seems to have skyrocketing crime stats. 4:40 in the morning, alone, Really?

2 days ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for June 19-25

AJ’s Chicago Goodbye at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 8:00 p.m. Chicago is losing AJ to LA, but we’ll be hearing...

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The Riff at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 7:00 p.m. A unique open mic hosted by the kates. Comedians get a last-minute topic and deliver a surprise four-minute riff.

The MEAT Improv Live Train Tour at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 7:00 p.m. Hosts Josh Simpson and Jake Jabbour are traveling from LA to...

The MEAT will be at the Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave. at 9:30 p.m.

Top Ten Tuesdays at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases where Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, Kumail Nanjiani, just to name a few, got their start. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Snubfest at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m.

Laughs in the Lounge at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood, 9:00 p.m. Featuring Tim Cox, Lauren Hooberman, Cody Melcher, Soli Santos and Ruby Western. Hosted by Marla Depew. Free show. Donations accepted.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Joe Kilgallon hosts Reena Calm, Marty DeRosa, Dan Perlman, Lane Pieschel, Tyler Snodgrass and Taneshia Rice.

Rat Pack Comedy at The Holiday Club, 4000 Sheridan Rd., 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Kelsie Huff (Open Mic, The Kates, Windy City Live). Featuring: Chris Higgins, Jane Harrison, Chris Trani and James Fischer. Hosted by Terence Hartnett.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Funny Ha Ha at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Funny Ha Ha was founded thirteen years ago by authors John...

Laughs That Keep You Jung at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. Award-winning group of psychotherapists by day, improv/sketch showcase by night. Groundbreakers in the connection between mental health and comedy.

WellRed Comedy Tour at Thalia Hall, 1607 S. Allport, 8:00 p.m. Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are touring the country to celebrate their best-seller, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark. 

Lola Balatro at CIC Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park Rd., 10:30 p.m. Lola Balatro with Pimprov.

The Revival Hour at The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., 7:30 p.m. A diverse evening of sketch, improv, solo performance and music “from...

Kyle Ayers’ Boast Rattle at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 7:00 p.m. Not your typical Roast, this is a battle of the compliments. Featuring Meredith Kachel, Marty DeRosa, Sarah Shockey, Alex Kumin, Matty Ryan, and Dan Sheehan.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, June 19-Sunday, June 25, 2017
    In town: MEAT podcast hosts Josh Simpson and Jake Jabbour, Justin Hires, Bruce Bruce, Kyle Ayers, and the authors of Liberal Redneck Manifesto, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester. In the news: The Open Mic series, created by Kelsie Huff and Daryl Moon has been accepted into the Best Shorts Competition, a worldwide showcase for...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

3 days ago

Pride Fest Weekend Sees At Least 4 Robberies In Boystown Area; Two Charged

Roscoe and Halsted was packed this weekend during Pride Fest. | CWBChicago reader photo At least four robberies were...

...yielding two arrests, police said. Most recently, two people were robbed during a melee at Buckingham and Halsted as the festival ended around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. Witnesses reported what appeared...

    Pride Fest Weekend Sees At Least 4 Robberies In Boystown Area; Two Charged
    At least four robberies were reported in the Boystown area over Pride Fest weekend, yielding two arrests, police said. Most recently, two people were robbed during a melee at Buckingham and Halsted as the festival ended around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

3 days ago

Has the South Loop Fully Recovered from the Bust? A 2-Bedroom Townhouse at 1352 S. State

Love Private Terraces and Rooftop Decks? A Lakeview Penthouse at 545 W. Aldine June 13, 2017

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Has the South Loop Fully Recovered from the Bust? A 2-Bedroom Townhouse at 1352 S. State

Sid V on A Rare Vintage 3-Bedroom in the Heart of River North: 55 W. Erie

a on Are You Obsessed With High Rise Terraces? A 2-Bedroom at 60 E. Monroe in the Loop

Get a 2-Bedroom Townhouse for Under $500,000 in River North: 917 N. Kingsbury June 14, 2017

    Has the South Loop Fully Recovered from the Bust? A 2-Bedroom Townhouse at 1352 S. State
    This 2-bedroom townhouse in Dearborn Park II at 1352 S. State in the South Loop recently came on the market. This group of 50 townhouses was built in 1991 around a center courtyard, which is gated. We actually chattered about this townhouse in 2009 and 2010 as the crash was going on.
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3 days ago

Boystown: Man Charged With Sunday Morning Robbery Attempt On Halsted Street

...a man on Boystown’s Halsted Street early Sunday. Demeterius Tucker was arrested on the 3400 block of North Halsted around 4:30 this morning after he was identified as the person who tried to...

    Boystown: Man Charged With Sunday Morning Robbery Attempt On Halsted Street
    A 22-year-old Grand Crossing man is in custody after allegedly trying to rob a man on Boystown's Halsted Street early Sunday. Demeterius Tucker was arrested on the 3400 block of North Halsted around 4:30 this morning after he was identified as the person who tried to take a man's wallet in the 800 block of West Newport, according to police.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

5 days ago

How The Back Lot Bash Became Pride Weekend's Ultimate Lesbian Destination

...of performances after the parade. This year's bash includes: Girls Night Out at Lark, 3441 N. Halsted St. at 10 p.m. Friday and a tasting event called Whiskey, Wine and Women at...

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This year Catfight, Kiyomi Valentine, JD Samson, DJ Goodboy, Tori Whodat, Fembot, Dev, Daniela Sea, Gunn Lundemo and Bria & Chrissy will all perform in the lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark St. Tickets to the festival are available here.

...p.m. Friday and a tasting event called Whiskey, Wine and Women at Reza's, 5255 N. Clark St. at 7 p.m. June 23...

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    McDonald's To Hire 11,000 Workers In Chicago Area: Here's How To Apply
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5 days ago

PRIDE: Man Beaten, Robbed By Offender Who Wore Rainbow Glowstick

...rainbows. Literally. Police say a man was punched in the face, beaten, and robbed at Roscoe and Clark this morning by two offenders—including one who was wearing a rainbow glow stick. The...

...who was wearing a rainbow glow stick. The man was found “all bloodied up” at 3335 North Clark after losing $10 to the glittery gangsters just before 3 a.m. An ambulance

    PRIDE: Man Beaten, Robbed By Offender Who Wore Rainbow Glowstick
    It's so gay in Boystown this weekend, even the robbery offenders are wearing rainbows. Literally. Police say a man was punched in the face, beaten, and robbed at Roscoe and Clark this morning by two offenders-including one who was wearing a rainbow glow stick.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jun 15

Updated 5 days ago

Chicago Pride specials: Rainbow treats, rainbow cocktails and free BBQ

3356 N. Halsted St. 773-281-3355

3729 N. Halsted St. 773-525-1200

3352 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9127

3320 N. Halsted St. 773-348-1053

3452 N. Halsted St. 773-975-9244

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33 S. Wabash Ave. 312-877-5176

1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. 773-334-2525

4804 N. Broadway 773-784-2739

700 E. Grand Ave. 312-644-7482

5024 N. Sheridan Rd. 773-728-5511

    Chicago Pride specials: Rainbow treats, rainbow cocktails and free BBQ
    One of Chicago's most exciting-and colorful-summer events is just around the corner. With the 48th annual Chicago Pride Fest kicking off on June 17, you'll want to know the best places to wind down, sip some cocktails and enjoy a Pride-themed dessert. Here is a roundup of the best specials, deals and limited edition treats during Chicago Pride.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

27 Murdered Trans Women Portrayed In 'Say Our Names' Wachowski Exhibit

Saffore is the only one from Chicago featured in Wachowski's "Say Our Names" exhibit, which opened in early June at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., and will be on display for free until July 11.

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In the days after Saffore's death, friends and dozens of other people in the trans community gathered to remember her outside the Broadway Youth Center. To draw attention to the unique dangers they face for being transgender, some blocked off the Belmont and Halsted intersection after the vigil.

    27 Murdered Trans Women Portrayed In 'Say Our Names' Wachowski Exhibit
    CHICAGO - The portraits that hang in the Center on Halsted's second-floor hallway are so bright and humanizing, it's not until you read who they portray that you feel the stinging undercurrent of tragedy.
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6 days ago

Veteran plans Schaumburg's first tattoo shop

Each of his three existing businesses has its own name -- 4 Aces Tattoo at 9729 Grand Ave. in Franklin Park, 4 Anchors Tattoo at 2314 Green Bay Road in North Chicago near Great Lakes Naval Base, and Pink Rhino Tattoo at 3519 N. Halsted in Chicago.

    Veteran plans Schaumburg's first tattoo shop
    Jeff Jucha of Addison, who became a tattoo artist after his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, led the charge to allow tattoo businesses in Schaumburg this week. He will discuss possible locations for his own shop with the village staff Tuesday. Jucha hopes to open his fourth location there, in the heart of the Northwest suburbs.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 15

Don't miss out on these Chicago Pride events

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

The Playground Theatre, 3209 N. Halsted St.

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Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.

Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1220 W. Belmont Ave.

Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.

The four mile parade will kick off at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. This year’s them is “Viva la Vida/Stand Up, Stand Proud.”

    Don't miss out on these Chicago Pride events
    Every year, thousands of people fill the streets of Boystown and beyond to celebrate LGBTQ pride. While the official Pride Fest runs from June 17-18 and the parade on June 25, there are many other events worth checking out during Pride month in Chicago. Here's a calendar of what to check out.
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Jun 15

Best Chicago happy hour deals: June 15-21

Houndstooth Saloon (3369 N. Clark St. 773-244-1166) celebrates its 11th anniversary by serving 11-cent Smirnoff cocktails and $1.11 Bell's Brewery drafts from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Scientists from The Field Museum discuss the most unusual sexual behaviors found in nature from 6-8 p.m. at Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted St. 773-477-9189). The benefit for homeless queer and trans youth includes snacks and two drinks. $20. Tickets: fieldmuseum.org

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Cabana Club (1616 N. Milwaukee Ave. 872-315-3083) hosts a Big Star pop-up from 5-9 p.m. featuring $4 tacos, $10 margaritas, $6 micheladas and $6 orders of chips, salsa and guacamole.

Pitchfork (2922 W. Irving Park Road 773-866-2010) offers $2 domestic bottles, $3 sangria and $5 appetizers.

Easy Bar (1944 W. Division St. 773-227-4644) offers $5 bloody marys and Moscow mules from 3-5:30 p.m.

Little Goat (820 W. Randolph St. 312-888-3455) offers $2 off all beers, $7 specialty cocktails and $8 glasses of wine plus a menu of mini-portions of favorite dishes from the West Loop restaurant, including $6 banh mi burgers and crab dip and $3 smoked fries.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: June 15-21
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week, including $4 tacos, $3 sangria and 11-cent Smirnoff cocktails.
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Jun 13

Updated Jun 13

Put Your Money Where Your Pride Is: The LGBTQ Businesses Of Chicago

...pub grub and serves as a Pride destination and LGBTQ-friendly hang-out year-round. 3352 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...place that welcomes all parts of the community and also hosts benefits for LGBTQ causes. 3325 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

...country music and gay rodeos to include drag performances, line dancing lessons and karaoke nights. 3726 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

...Ms. Ruff n' Stuff and Naysha Lopez from Season Eight of "RuPaul's Drag Race." 3458 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

Little Jim's: Chicago's longest running gay bar was a Boystown homesteader when it opened in 1975. "Little" Jim Gates ran the bar until he sold it in 2014 to the property owner. Since then, they've been working to expand with Big Jim's next door, which opened recently. 3501 N. Halsted St., Boystown.

The North End: For 32 years, The North End has retained its dive bar-like charm on the literal north end of Boystown. With billiards, darts and sports-watching, the bar continues to be a go-to spot for a casual time, inexpensive drinks and free popcorn. 3733 N. Halsted St., Boystown.

...bathroom that could be considered a sign that the bar lives up to its name. 3359 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...tournaments and has specials like free burgers on Sunday afternoons. 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview; 3439 N. Halsted St., Boystown; 5358 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...showcasing some of the industry's biggest stars), dance parties, celebrity sightings and theme nights. 3356 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined activists and defendants in 2015 when gay marriage became legal nationwide. 3349 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...from their extensive wine and whiskey menus, along with craft beer, cocktails and small bites. 3530 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...Find the latest pieces from designers like Andrew Christian, PUMP, Pistol Pete and Nasty Pig. 3331 N. Broadway, Boystown...

Flashes: Flashes has been making Chicago look and feel fabulous since 1983. Not only can stylists take clients beauty to new heights, the salon offers Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massages from licensed professionals. 3740 N. Broadway, Lakeview. 

...and in its Boystown storefront. The shop also offers adult workshops, private shopping and parties. 3459 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...LGBTQ texts and resources like no other. Looking for a certain title? Check them out. 3251 N. Broadway, Boystown...

...work displayed, and the gallery runs the gambit from old-school classics to modern art. 3306 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...care, makeup styling and waxing for "A-list celebrity treatment at D-list celebrity prices." 3353 N. Clark St., Lakeview...

Char Schoenbach Insurance: For two decades, Char Schoenbach has run the Allstate insurance agency in Boystown. As one of the first agents in Chicago to work with members of the LGBTQ community, Schoenbach provides car, homeowners and life insurance. 3322 N. Halsted St., Boystown.

...back." Everything from men's barbering to color, cuts and extensions can be found here. 3255 N. Broadway, Boystown...

Knecht Chiropractic Clinic: Andrew Knecht offers specialized chiropractic services for pregnancy care, weight loss, rehabilitation and other causes of pain along the back and spine. 3444 N. Halsted St., Boystown.

...mouthwash to free condoms and HIV/STI testing. Membership starts at $7 for one month. 3246 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...Illinois Chicago and Latin School of Chicago. Rising Phoenix offers classes for children and adults. 3727 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

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The 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade kicks off at noon on June 25 at the corner of Montrose and Broadway in Uptown. 

...Bagel began with treasured family recipes brought from the Old World in the 1950s at Kedzie and Lawrence. Since 1992, though, The Bagel has been at the corner of Broadway and Barry on...

...at Kedzie and Lawrence. Since 1992, though, The Bagel has been at the corner of Broadway and Barry on Lakeview's eastern border, with a second location in Skokie. The classic Jewish deli...

...The classic Jewish deli makes steaming hot oatmeal, lox and fried matzos just like Bubbe. 3107 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

...smashed potato bowl. B'Gabs offers meal plans, juice cleanses along with delivery via Grubhub. 1450 E. 57th St., Hyde Park...

...the diner has expanded to include Mary's Attic lounge and Andersonville Brewing next door. 5400 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...declared themselves "hooked for life" on her cupcakes, tres leches and Ferrero Rocher mousse cake. 3301 N. Sheffield Ave., Wrigleyville...

...brunch menu to the wine bar and restaurant inside the Andersonville Pastoral. Bar Pastoral/Pastoral, 2945-47 N. Broadway, Lakeview; Appellation/Pastoral, 5212 N. Clark St., Andersonville; Pastoral, 53 E. Lake St., Loop; Pastoral...

...restaurant inside the Andersonville Pastoral. Bar Pastoral/Pastoral, 2945-47 N. Broadway, Lakeview; Appellation/Pastoral, 5212 N. Clark St., Andersonville; Pastoral, 53 E. Lake St., Loop; Pastoral, 131 N. Clinton St., French Market...

...Pastoral/Pastoral, 2945-47 N. Broadway, Lakeview; Appellation/Pastoral, 5212 N. Clark St., Andersonville; Pastoral, 53 E. Lake St., Loop; Pastoral, 131 N. Clinton St., French Market...

...Lakeview; Appellation/Pastoral, 5212 N. Clark St., Andersonville; Pastoral, 53 E. Lake St., Loop; Pastoral, 131 N. Clinton St., French Market...

...the arts, like with a post-Pride brunch benefit for the Raven Theater June 25. 1133 W. Granville Ave., Edgewater...

R Public House: Owned by long-time Rogers Parker Renee Labrana, R Public House is a community-oriented restaurant and watering hole that also raises money for women's health, LGBTQ issues, immigration rights and more. 1508 W. Jarvis Ave., Rogers Park.

...menu of small plates, sandwiches, Irish entrees and side dishes, brunch and gluten-free options. 3130 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

Avenue Tavern: Since 2003, the green-and-white checkered Avenue Tavern has stood at Broadway and Oakdale, in the former Bulldog Road corner space. With stand-out dishes like a chicken mashed...

...huge" Detroit fan, so expect to see Red Wings and Spartans on the big screens. 2916 N. Broadway, Lakeview...

...more. Stop in for a themed night or just hang out with friends and family. 5024 N. Sheridan Road, Uptown...

...atmosphere. Benjamin Allen, who owned the Horseshoe and The North End Bar, died last year. 3169 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

...fun events like skee ball tournaments and has specials like free burgers on Sunday afternoons. 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview; 3439 N. Halsted St., Boystown; 5358 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...free burgers on Sunday afternoons. 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview; 3439 N. Halsted St., Boystown; 5358 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...husband team Erik Archambeault and William Meek, this family-owned tavern is a sweet retreat. 6920 N. Glenwood Ave., Rogers Park...

...the studio creates lights made out of trumpets and pipes, robot lights and custom pieces. 5224 N. Clark St., Edgewater...

Asrai Garden: What began in 1999 as a 23-year-old entrepreneur's first flower shop has blossomed to include a line of apothecary products, jewelry, tarot cards and home goods along with its bouquets and wedding flowers. 1935 W. North Ave., Bucktown.

...discounts on gently-used furniture, home decor, clothes and more. Bonus: donations are tax-deductible. 5404 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...open since 2001 and has been named Chicago's Best Sex Shop several years running. 5044 N. Clark St., Uptown...

...across the North Side make it easy to express yourself and show off local pride. 2939 N. Broadway, 2958 N. Clark St. and 5061 N. Clark St., Lakeview and Andersonville...

...Side make it easy to express yourself and show off local pride. 2939 N. Broadway, 2958 N. Clark St. and 5061 N. Clark St., Lakeview and Andersonville...

...express yourself and show off local pride. 2939 N. Broadway, 2958 N. Clark St. and 5061 N. Clark St., Lakeview and Andersonville...

Humboldt House: Filled with work from local and emerging Chicago makers, this West Town shop shop has jewelry, furniture, rugs, dishware, aromatherapy and other home decor. 1045 N. California Ave., Humboldt Park.

...with animal shelters like It's a Pittie Rescue to find home for loveable pets. 5028 N. Clark St., Andersonville...

...Way" card. Find his cards at Whole Foods Englewood and online. Shop online and at 832 W. 63rd St., Englewood...

...Hyde Park, online or at pop-up events. Available online and at The Silver Room, 1503 E. 53rd St., Hyde Park...

Shirts Illustrated: Out and proud? New bride or groom? On a softball team? Say it with a custom T-shirt. Shirts Illustrated offers personalized printing, embroidery, promotional items, clothing and more. 1340 W. Belmont Ave., Lakeview.

...a 24-carat gold corkscrew to a $350 minimalist bird cage Bluetooth speaker and light. 1937 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park...

...their best self. The salon promises to provide a balance between inner and outer beauty. 3161 N. Halsted St., Boystown...

Vintuition: Bold jewelry and silky kimonos stand out at this Wicker Park boutique, but the shop offers a wide range of products. From feathered leather shoes to bright art prints, there's no end to the surprises shoppers will unearth at Vintuition. 1250 W. Van Buren St., West Loop.

...2014 to two longtime employees, and it remains an LGBTQ-owned mainstay to this day. 5233 N. Clark st., Andersonville...

...his product into stardom. The museum is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m. 5358 N. Ashland Ave., Edgewater...

Gerber Hart Library: Stop into the Midwest's largest circulating collection of LGBTQ books, resources, historical items and more at the Gerber Hart Library in Rogers Park. Bonus: It's co-located with the new Howard Brown Health Center. 6500 N. Clark St., Rogers Park.

...benefited organizations like Deborah's Place, Broadway Youth Center and Thresholds Mothers Project. MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview...

...LGBTQ, gay, kink, leather and fetish communities and their rich history and contributions in Chicago. 6418 N. Greenview Ave., Rogers Park...

PATRON Gallery: A contemporary art gallery that seeks to be a patron itself, protecting and supporting artists "from all walks of life." 673 N. Milwaukee Ave., West Town.

...new works with LGBTQ themes or characters created by artists as diverse as their productions. 4139 N. Broadway, Uptown...

...meet the needs of women, people of color and people who are transgender or queer. 2557 W. North Ave., Humboldt Park...

...Woods and web series like "Brown Girls," an intersectional response to Lena Dunham's "Girls." Diversey and Richmond, Logan Square...

...also produces Queercast, nightlife coverage and the Out! Resource Guide. On newsstands weekly and online; 5315 N. Clark St., Edgewater...

...slicked-back pompadour, crazy Shakira curls or a sleek bob, we have got you covered." 2925 W. Diversey Ave., Logan Square...

...full of their work, the shop also regularly partners with dozens of guest tattoo artists. 3419 W. Fullerton Ave., Logan Square...

...integration or on-demand support, the folks at CIT have dozens of years of experience. 500 N. Michigan Ave., Downtown...

Cramer Public Relations & Events: Specializing in art, entertainment and hospitality, CPR & Events offers media coaching, consultation, event coordination and social media marketing. Its clients range from Do 312 and Grindr to Spring Awakening and Riot Fest. 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square.

...of free design to a nonprofit, from photo and video services to research and marketing. 2701 W. Thomas St., West Town...

...studio also offers hair and makeup styling, waxing and coloring. Plus, it's dog friendly. 952 W. Newport Ave., Wrigleyville...

...and vacation care, pet taxi and other transportation and care for cats, rabbits and birds. Ravenswood and Lawrence, Uptown...

...exposed brick walls and luminous chandeliers provide for a charming experience in a modern salon. 3251 W. Fullerton Ave., Logan Square...

...and speaks at events on the art of saying "no," setting goals and time management. 6045 N. Lincoln Ave., West Ridge...

...and it has worked for top brands like Patagonia, The Second City, Pitchfork and Wolverine. 1539 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park...

...their most frequent projects are planning weddings in some of Chicago's most spectacular venues. 2401 W. Hirsch St., Wicker Park...

SpeedPro Imaging: All your printing needs can be met at this queer-owned printing studio in West Town. From banners to elevator wraps to wall murals, SpeedPro promises "superb results" and decades of experience. 2130 W. Fulton St., West Town.

West Town Home + Decor: Formerly West Town Reup, this design studio from Patricia Hall and Erin Schremp offers a modern vintage/bohemian minimalist take on interior design. 2136 W. Chicago Ave., West Town.

...Laing founded the doula agency after directing the state's first such center, Dana Mothercare. 3717 N. Ravenswood Ave., Lakeview...

...members of the LGBTQ community might face like HIV discrimination or same-sex relationship rights. 5816 S. Indiana Ave., Unit 2, Washington Park...

...more. The investigative medical services are free and research is led by board-licensed physicians. 5149 N. Ashland Ave., Andersonville...

    Put Your Money Where Your Pride Is: The LGBTQ Businesses Of Chicago
    BOYSTOWN - Supporting businesses owned by people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer is one of the best ways allies can help level the playing field, advocates say. "That's how we get ahead, quite frankly," said queer and femme entrepreneur Kristen Kaza. "Money matters, and money makes things happen.
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  • Wow.
    How many businesses DID'NT they mention!
    We like R public house. However we used to LOVE R public house.
    We happened to be there one night when an off duty employee made a scene with a patron.
    BOTH were drunk.
    Renee (whom we've met before) didn't do much to...

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    Wow.
    How many businesses DID'NT they mention!
    We like R public house. However we used to LOVE R public house.
    We happened to be there one night when an off duty employee made a scene with a patron.
    BOTH were drunk.
    Renee (whom we've met before) didn't do much to stop this very disturbing event though she was steps away.
    We don't go out to see this sort of thing and frankly, makes us nervous to go back.
    We want her to succeed.
    We also want her to handle these types of things WHILE they happen.

  • Mad About RP Obama had 8 years and couldn't get it right

    ^same here used to go 2x per week. But then I witnessed extremely aggressive behavior there on 2 occasions. Once was even on a Sunday morning during brunch!

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yes, I painted my own profile photo

    Have any "LGBTQ owned business" in Chicafo actually suffered for patronage in the city of Chicago?

    This isn't Kansas.

Jun 13

Fairs & fests: Blues on the Fox, Highland Games, Libertyville Days and more

...Fest: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at Halsted and Waveland, Chicago. Stage acts, music, food and more. The Pride Parade begins at noon Sunday, June...

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60th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at Grant Park's Butler Field, at Monroe and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. See works from 300 artists. Suggested admission donation is $5. amdurproductions.com.

...acts, music, food and more. The Pride Parade begins at noon Sunday, June 25, at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln...

    Fairs & fests: Blues on the Fox, Highland Games, Libertyville Days and more
    PrairieFest: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, Oswego. Carnival, car show, petting zoo, pony rides, food vendors, parade at 1 p.m. Sunday and live entertainment including Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Libido Funk Circus and the Cincinnati Circus.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 13

One Year After Pulse Shooting, Boystown Remembers Victims 'With Action'

Just as they did last year, Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities gathered at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., to honor those who died and were wounded in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

    One Year After Pulse Shooting, Boystown Remebers Victims 'With Action'
    BOYSTOWN - Joanna Thompson kept her composure up until she had to read the names of the 49 people murdered in an Orlando nightclub one year ago. Each name was followed by the toll of a bell, and as Thompson made her way down the list, her voice cracked with emotion on 19-year-old Jason Benjamin Josephat.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jun 13

Love Private Terraces and Rooftop Decks? A Lakeview Penthouse at 545 W. Aldine

Love Private Terraces and Rooftop Decks? A Lakeview Penthouse at 545 W. Aldine

    Love Private Terraces and Rooftop Decks? A Lakeview Penthouse at 545 W. Aldine
    This 2-bedroom penthouse at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview recently came on the market. It's a true penthouse in this 30-unit elevator building. According to the listing, this unit was a 3-bedroom but a wall was removed for the third bedroom to make a larger living room.
    http://cribchatter.com

Jun 12

Updated Jun 13

The $2.2 Million New Construction East Lakeview Condo: 434 W. Melrose

The $2.2 Million New Construction East Lakeview Condo: 434 W. Melrose

    The $2.2 Million New Construction East Lakeview Condo: 434 W. Melrose
    This 4-bedroom new construction condo in Melrose at the Lake at 434 W. Melrose in East Lakeview recently came on the market. This is a completely new building with 17 luxury units and a parking garage. 5 years ago, it was apparently going to be luxury apartments but it's now going to be condos instead.
    http://cribchatter.com

  • I'm curious about the million dollar, 6 unit, that's sitting empty on the corner of Broadway & Roscoe, across from the hotel. The units are for sale, but there don't seem to be takers. Been sitting for months. I thought that before you could build a bldg like that, you had to have at least 20% buyers committed to purchase.

Jun 09

Updated Jun 10

Will Shea Couleé Finish In The Top 3 On RuPaul's Drag Race?

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

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

    Will Shea Couleé Finish In The Top 3 On RuPaul's Drag Race?
    DOWNTOWN - Shea Couleé told fans of RuPaul's Drag Race that she came to win. She's done just that again and again, winning challenges in four episodes of the hit competition series. Friday night's episode, which begins at 7 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jun 10

Man Stabbed In Boystown Parking Lot Early Thursday

The stabbing occurred in this parking lot near Broadway and Waveland, police said. | Google A man was stabbed in the chest during a fight in Boystown...

    Man Stabbed In Boystown Parking Lot Early Thursday
    A man was stabbed in the chest during a fight in Boystown early Thursday. The offender is in custody. Witnesses reported seeing a group of people fighting in a strip mall parking lot near Broadway and Waveland at 1:20 a.m. Officers arrived in time to take the assailant into custody outside of a nearby convenience store.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jun 09

Sick of Rosé? Neither Are We, But Here Are 5 New Ways to Enjoy It

3335 N. Halsted St., Lake View

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353 W. Hubbard St., River North

2015 W. Division, Wicker Park

1500 N. Wells St., Old Town

2200 W. Lawrence Ave., Lincoln Square

    Sick of Rosé? Neither Are We, But Here Are 5 New Ways to Enjoy It
    Until someone invents a beverage that pairs as perfectly with al fresco drinking as rosé, there's no stopping the obsession. Luckily, bars and restaurants around the city are switching things up with creative offerings that go beyond a simple pour.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

20 frozen desserts to indulge in this summer in Chicago

3335 N. Halsted St. 773-935-9663

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2000 W. Roscoe St. 773-697-7965

2829 W. Armitage Ave. 773-661-6452

5959 N. Broadway 773-897-9165

4739 N. Lincoln Ave. 872-208-6264

112 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-0339

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-270-4150

1140 W. Madison St. 312-243-2097

9233 S. Western Ave. 773-238-7075

1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851

1749 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-3315

201 N. State St. 312-239-9502

664 W. Lake St. 312-600-0600

630 W. 26th St. 312-225-6568

325 W. Huron St. 312-488-4917

5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100

4701 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-681-0104

    20 frozen desserts to indulge in this summer in Chicago
    Ice cream, fro-yo, gelato, snow cones, popsicles or slushies-whatever your summertime vice may be, Chicago's ready (and willing) to indulge it. Beat the heat with a frozen dessert or boozy treat at these 20 city spots.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 08

Love a Good BYOB Place? Head to Lakeview

Rollapalooza  |  3344 N. Halsted Street  |  773-281-6400

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Tango Sur  |  3763 N. Southport Avenue  |  773-477-5466

Troy Mediterranean Grill  |  2908 N. Broadway Street  |  773-770-3866

Chilam Balam  |  3023 N. Broadway Street  |  773-296-6901

5411 Empanadas  |  2850 N. Clark Street  |  773-755-5411

Cozy Noodles n' Rice  |  3456 N. Sheffield Avenue  |  773-237-0100

BIG & little's  | 1034 W. Belmont Avenue  |  773-857-6677

    Love a Good BYOB Place? Head to Lakeview
    BYOB restaurants can be a great alternative to places with pricey cocktails. Bring your own booze and you’ll save a ton of cash! So, gather up a group of friends and a couple bottles of rosé on a warm summer night (or a six pack of beers if that's more your style).
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Jun 08

AJ Lubecker's "Chicago Goodbye" is one for the books

AJ’s Chicago Goodbye is at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, on June 23 at 8:00 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets here.

    AJ Lubecker's "Chicago Goodbye" is one for the books
    If you heard that comedian AJ Lubecker is moving to Los Angeles after a groundbreaking eight-year career in Chicago, you might guess two things. First, if he's been a comedian for eight years, he must be in his thirties. Second, with his life about to change, his focus must be all about the move.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jun 06

Updated Jun 08

Pride & Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted Friday June 16

...of Fame will host the 24th Annual Pride & Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets include light hors d'oeuvre buffet, 2...

    Pride & Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted Friday June 16 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will host the 24th Annual Pride & Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets include light hors d'oeuvre buffet, 2 drink tickets ( beer, wine, or soda ).
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jun 07

Exploring Edgewater on a Budget: A Chicago Neighborhood Guide

Ann Sather Café - Known for their giant cinnamon rolls! (3415 N. Broadway Street)

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The Bongo Room - Popular brunch spot with trendy decor (5022 N. Clark Street)

The Growling Rabbit  |   5938 N. Broadway Avenue  |  773-654-1444

Pork Shoppe  |  5721 N. Clark Street  |  773-654-1800

The Brown Elephant  |  5404 N. Clark Street  |  773-271-9382

Dak  |  1104 W. Granville Avenue  |  773-754-0255

Mango Pickle  |  5842 N. Broadway Street  |  773-944-5555

Moody’s Pub  |  5910 N. Broadway Street  |  773-275-2696

    Exploring Edgewater on a Budget: A Chicago Neighborhood Guide
    The  Edgewater  neighborhood is on the North Side of Chicago, with lakefront views, a charming community feel and tons of history . Since Edgewater is a little bit further outside of the Loop, you can get a lot more bang for your buck. This hidden gem of a neighborhood has great restaurants, shops and nightlife.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Jun 05

A nicely-renovated Lakeview East 1-bedroom steps from Lake Shore Drive

Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive.

    A nicely-renovated Lakeview East 1-bedroom steps from Lake Shore Drive
    http://www.resideonstratford.com/ Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive. Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that span 640 to 721 square feet.
    http://yochicago.com

Jun 05

A renovated Lakeview East tree-top 1-bedroom steps from Lake Shore Drive

Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive.

    A renovated Lakeview East tree-top 1-bedroom steps from Lake Shore Drive
    http://www.resideonstratford.com/ Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive. Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that span 640 to 721 square feet.
    http://yochicago.com

Jun 04

Chicago's hottest rooftop bars and restaurants

952 W. Addison St.

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100 W. Monroe St.

122 W. Monroe St.

1375 W. Lake St.

2018 W. North Ave.

203 N. Wabash Ave.

2033 W. North Ave.

12 S. Michigan Ave.

201 E. Delaware

1177 N. Elston

15 W. Illinois St.

85 E. Wacker Drive

800 N. Michigan Ave.

327 S. Plymouth Court

1 W. Wacker Dr.

201 N. State St.

130 E. Randolph St.

401 N. Wabash Ave.

3554 N. Clark St.

    Chicago's hottest rooftop bars and restaurants
    Rooftop season is here! Grab your shades, because we've put together a list of some of the hottest rooftop bars and restaurants in Chicago. In alphabetical order: Bottom Lounge 1375 W. Lake St. Cabana Club 2018 W. North Ave. 2033 W. North Ave. Cindy's 12 S. Michigan Ave. Fremont 15 W.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

Boystown Youth Shelter Closing For At Least A Month, Staff Training And Turnover Cited

...Night Ministry’s Crib, a youth shelter that operates out of Lakeview Lutheran Church at 835 West Addison, will close for at least a month beginning June 7 according to its parent organization...

    Boystown Youth Shelter Closing For At Least A Month, Staff Training And Turnover Cited
    The Night Ministry's Crib, a youth shelter that operates out of Lakeview Lutheran Church at 835 West Addison, will close for at least a month beginning June 7 according to its parent organization.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Alt headline: 'Crime Factory: Choosing My Confessions'

Jun 01

Chicagoist's Guide To June: 20 Fun Things To Do This Month

...usual there will be live music, extravagant floats and outrageous fun. The parade itself spans Broadway and Halsted between Montrose and Diversey and steps off at noon...

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The Northcenter street fest at the intersection of Lincoln, Irving and Damen is known for two things: ribs and a kickass music lineup. Check out headliners Magic Giant, Diane Coffee and Grizfolk, and of course don’t miss Ribmania VIII. Entry is a $5 suggested donation at the gate.

...Boystown Pride Parade. For the 21st annual march, organizers will begin near Piotrowski Park at 4247 W. 31st St. on June 24 (exact time TBD) and lead a half-mile march before ending up...

    Chicagoist's Guide To June: 20 Fun Things To Do This Month
    DO DIVISION The annual DoDivision Street Fest has garnered quite the reputation as a destination for rock fans with a lineup booked by Empty Bottle and Subterranean. ADULT., The Ponys, Lucky Boys Confusion and Protomartyr are among the headliners for this year's three-day fest in West Town.
    http://chicagoist.com

Jun 01

The best bottomless brunch drink deals around Chicago

3561 N. Broadway 773-935-5933

3352 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9127

3700 N. Halsted St. 773-525-1111

3701 N. Broadway 773-549-0226

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736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700

101 E. Erie St. 312-667-6793

840 N. Wabash Ave. 312-944-8400

2576 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-929-0045

3471 N. Elston Ave. 773-583-3066

1160 N. Dearborn St. 312-642-1160

127 W. Huron St. 312-754-0700

420 W. Diversey Parkway 773-549-9090

3906 N. Broadway 773-549-2932

15 W. Illinois St. 312-874-7270

1904 W. North Ave. 773-904-8113

1140 W. Madison St. 312-243-2097

8 W. Maple St. 312-944-8888

2100 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-2100

2825 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-2825

    The best bottomless brunch drink deals around Chicago
    Let's be real: The best part of brunch isn't the pancakes, bacon or eggs Benedict. It's the drinks. But with some mimosas running you $14 (or more) or a bloody mary costing as much as a meal itself, a boozy brunch isn't always in the budget.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 30

Updated May 30

Report: Man Raped By Two Strangers In Lakeview Stairwell

Apartments and storefronts in the 3300 block of North Clark | Google Police are investigating after a Lakeview man reported being sexually assaulted by two other...

    Report: Man Raped By Two Strangers In Lakeview Stairwell
    Police are investigating after a Lakeview man reported being sexually assaulted by two other men on a Lakeview staircase Sunday evening. No one is in custody. The two offenders raped the man on the second-floor landing of a stairwell in the 3300 block of North Clark around 9 p.m., according to the police report.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    2 men...could it be less specific??

May 30

Breaking down Chicago's 10 best boutique fitness classes

3600 N. Halsted St. 312-550-9923

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357 W. Erie St. 312-288-9614

828 S. Wolcott Ave. 866-279-2767

11 W. Erie St. 312-202-0840

710 N. State St. 312-624-8485

765 W. Adams St. 312-285-2602

330 W. Ontario St. 312-643-0406

    Breaking down Chicago's 10 best boutique fitness classes
    Maybe you're tired of the monotony of your typical gym routine or your Spotify pump-up playlist just isn't cutting it anymore. Or maybe you're looking for a fun, new workout to whip your body in shape. Well, whatever the case, look no further.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 26

Divvy Valet Service Returns, Making It Easier To Dock Your Bike [SCHEDULE]

Broadway and Cornelia avenues

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• From noon to 8 p.m. at Streeter Drive and Grand Avenue, Navy Pier

•​ From noon to 6 p.m. at Lake Shore Drive and North Avenue

•​ LaSalle and Adams streets

Orleans Street and Merchandise Mart

Franklin and Monroe streets

Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.

St. Clair and Erie streets

Rush and Hubbard streets

Canal and Adams streets at Union Station

Larabee Street and Webster Avenue

    Divvy Valet Service Returns, Making It Easier To Dock Your Bike [SCHEDULE]
    DOWNTOWN - Bicyclists can hop on a sky-blue Divvy bicycle this summer without fear of not being able to dock it, officials said Friday. The bike-sharing service will offer a free valet service at busy locations through the end of August, officials said.
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May 25

Even The Nutella Is Made From Scratch At Boystown's New Bistro 750

Seven months after Taverna 750's short-lived move to Andersonville, its replacement at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. has breathed new life into the upscale casual eatery now known as Bistro 750.

    Even The Nutella Is Made From Scratch At Boystown's New Bistro 750
    LAKEVIEW - Great news, Boystown: Your shared plate bottomless brunches are back. Seven months after Taverna 750's short-lived move to Andersonville, its replacement at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. has breathed new life into the upscale casual eatery now known as Bistro 750.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 25

Affordable renovated Lakeview apartments steps from Lake Shore Drive

Grace Shores, 639-655 W Grace, is a contemporary elevator building on a pretty, tree-lined block.

The pedestrian-friendly Halsted and Broadway strips that begin just over a block from Grace Shores host a rich and varied array of dining and drinking establishments, locally-owned shops and live theater.

    Affordable renovated Lakeview apartments steps from Lake Shore Drive
    Grace Shores, 639-655 W Grace, is a contemporary elevator building on a pretty, tree-lined block. The building has on-site maintenance, a 24-hour fitness room, two laundry rooms, and covered and uncovered on-site parking. Grace Shores has nice-sized studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with hardwood flooring throughout, and good closet space, and new kitchens and baths.
    http://yochicago.com

May 23

This $4.5M historic mansion on five city lots is Lakeview's priciest listing

530 W. Hawthorne Place, Chicago IL [Estately]

    This $4.5M mansion on five lots is Lakeview's priciest listing
    Built in 1913, the renovated 8,300-square-foot home features rich millwork, stained glass windows, and one enormous backyard.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 23

Man Held At Gunpoint While Robbers Pick Off His Valuables In Boystown—They Even Took His Cookbook!

The man told police he was forced to lie on the ground at gunpoint near Halsted and Brompton | Google A man was forced to lie on the ground while being held at gunpoint...

    Man Held At Gunpoint While Robbers Pick Off His Valuables In Boystown-They Even Took His Cookbook!
    A man was forced to lie on the ground while being held at gunpoint as a gang of five thieves stripped away his valuables on a Boystown side street Sunday evening. No one is in custody. The victim told police that he was near Halsted and Brompton around 9 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

May 22

Laura Kipnis talks sex on campus, the House Music Conference, and more things to do in Chicago his week

Thu 5/25: Plucky Lush, a fund-raiser at Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted) for the dance theater Lucky Plush, includes appetizers, drinks, and a performance of excerpts from company's repertoire. 6-9 PM

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Mon 5/22: This staged reading of the musical comedy Period Piece at MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield) features Sarah Dell'Amico, Julie Marchiano, Rashawn Scott, Katie Rich, and more. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. 8:30 PM

Tue 5/23: This month the Girl Talk at Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) focuses on wrongful conviction with attorney Jennifer Bonjean, the Exoneration Project's Eva Nagao, and Mellon Sawyer fellow Deana G. Lewis. 6:30 PM

...feminine passivity" of rape culture twice this week: Tue 5/23 at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th) and Wed 5/24 at Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan). (Last week Kipnis was named...

...23 at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th) and Wed 5/24 at Studebaker Theater (410 S. Michigan). (Last week Kipnis was named in a defamation lawsuit connected with the book, so these...

Wed 5/24: David Suro, Primitivo Rodriguez, and Kenneth I. Trujillo discuss the Mexican-American immigrant experience during the Borderlands Experience: Life as a Mexican-American Immigrant at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th). 5:15 PM

Wed 5/24: Chicago rapper-producer Valee performs at Subterranean (2011 W. North). Leor Galil writes, "If you believe the claims in his breakthrough single, 'Shell,' he's...

Thu 5/25: Public Newsroom hosts this presentation of Closing De Facto, a Scrappers Film Group's documentary about the crisis at Chicago State University, at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington). A discussion with Chicago State professor Philip Beverly follows. 5:30 PM

    Laura Kipnis talks sex on campus, the House Music Conference, and more things to do in Chicago his week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Through 7/7: A dozen curators from artistic institutions across the city-including the Zhou B Art Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, Woman Made Gallery, and more-collaborate on the group exhibit "Curators Create" at Bridgeport Art Center (1200 W.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

May 21

Performance of Black Pearl, A Tribute to Josephine Baker, to benefit Legacy Project

The beautiful Josephine Baker Bronze Memorial, at 3656 N. Halsted, is part of Chicago's Legacy Walk.

    Performance of Black Pearl, A Tribute to Josephine Baker, to benefit Legacy Project - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Kick-Off LGBT Pride 2017 with us on Saturday, June 3rd with a special Legacy Project Benefit performance of Black Ensemble Theatre's acclaimed Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker. $50 ticket ( $15 below market value ) includes a private reception preceding the performance and premium seating.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

May 18

Boystown Shuffle: mEAT to Return as Dive Bar Closes on Halsted

The owners of mEAT are bringing their skewers back to Boystown at Dive Bar’s expense. John Dalton and his team, which own both concepts, closed Dive Bar on Tuesday at 3445 N. Halsted St. This paves the way for mEAT to take over the space.

    Boystown Shuffle: mEAT to Return as Dive Bar Closes on Halsted
    The nautical bar lasted about 2 1⁄2 years
    https://chicago.eater.com

May 18

Tour nicely-updated Lakeview East apartments just off Broadway

544 West Melrose is a contemporary elevator building steps from the popular Melrose Restaurant on Broadway. On-site parking is available.

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455 West Wellington is a contemporary elevator building with updated studio and 1-bedroom apartments a block from the new Mariano’s. On-site parking is available.

Get a rent credit of up to $300 when you book an appointment online or call 773-231-7208. You can also walk into Planned’s leasing center at 806 W Belmont Ave. You can see video previews of dozens of Planned Property apartments.

    Tour nicely-updated Lakeview East apartments just off Broadway
    455 West Wellington is a contemporary elevator building with updated studio and 1-bedroom apartments a block from the new Mariano's. On-site parking is available. Available studios rent from $1,085 a month and 1-bedrooms from $1,350. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
    http://yochicago.com

May 17

A spacious Lakeview East 1-bedroom steps from Broadway

Join us for a walk through a spacious 1-bedroom apartment at 544 W Melrose, just steps from the miles-long Broadway strip of bars, restaurants and shops.

    A spacious Lakeview East 1-bedroom steps from Broadway
    http://www.544WMelrose.com http://www.ppmApartments.com Join us for a walk through a spacious 1-bedroom apartment at 544 W Melrose, just steps from the miles-long Broadway strip of bars, restaurants and shops. The contemporary elevator building offers a mix of nicely-updated studio and 1-bedroom apartments - and on-site parking.
    http://yochicago.com

May 15

Updated May 15

The Reader's Key Ingredient Cook-Off, Kerry James Marshall, and more things to do in Chicago this week

...Town to Boystown to Lakeview is a reception and panel discussion at Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted)—part of the Out at the Chicago History Museum series. The program explores the social...

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Mon 5/15: Chicago painter Kerry James Marshall, whose MCA retrospective "Mastry" was last year's most acclaimed major exhibit, discusses his work, much of which challenges racism in art history at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th). 7 PM

...How Do We Elect More Women & People of Color?", a discussion at the Montgomery Club (500 W. Superior) about the challenges women and people of color face when trying to get on the...

Tue 5/16: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stops by the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) to discuss his new book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. 7:30 PM

Tue 5/16: The A.V. Club's Katie Rife and Danette Chavez provide real-time riffing during a screening of the Lifetime original movie Stalked By My Doctor at Once in a Lifetime at Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee). 8 PM

Wed 5/17: The Conservatory of Curiosities happy hour at Staycation Bar (1 W. Wacker) features steampunk World's Fair-inspired cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment including stilt-walkers, magicians, contortionists, and musicians. 5-7 PM

Wed 5/17: SlutTalk celebrates Feminist Happy Hour's one-year anniversary at Schubas (3159 N. Southport) with performances from stand-ups Shanna Shrum, Carly Oishi, Krista Atkinson, and more. Bonus: feminist trivia, a Q&A, and music by Lindsey Charles & the Cell Phones. 7 PM

...Beard award-winning series, the Key Ingredient Cook-Off invites you to the Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio, #100) to taste dishes created by some of Chicago's most outstanding chefs including Ryan...

Thu 5/18: During Laughs Unlocked, a fund-raiser at Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont), improv vets like TJ Jagodowski, Beth Melewski, and Robyn Scott will create scenes based on...

    The Reader's Key Ingredient Cook-Off, Kerry James Marshall, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge Cameron Wittig/courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 5/15: Chicago painter Kerry James Marshall , whose MCA retrospective "Mastry" was last year's most acclaimed major exhibit, discusses his work, much of which challenges racism in art history at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

May 12

Mothers Day Celebrations Chicago

3443 N. Broadway

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3906 N. Broadway

5 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

    Mothers Day Celebrations Chicago - Gay chicago
    This May 14th, treat Mom to something you know will make both of you smile: a delightful brunch or a delicious dinner with you! (If Mom is not here in town with you, GO OUT and CELEBRATE HER Anyways!) 2 of our favorite spots right in Lakeview/Boystown: El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill 3906 N.
    http://bestgaychicago.com

May 11

Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 11-17

Scarlet (3320 N. Halsted St. 773-348-1053) offers $1 well drinks from 8-10 p.m.

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Estelle's (2013 W. North Ave. 773-782-0450) offers half-price beer, cider, wine and cocktails from 5-7 p.m.

Otto Mezzo (311 W. Chicago Ave. 312-234-0884) offers draft beers, and select cocktails, wine and small bites for half-price from 8:30-10 p.m.

Roanoke (135 W. Madison St. 312-940-3760) offers $6 Absolut cocktails, $7 margaritas, $6 sliders, $5 glasses of Canyon Road wine and $3 hand-cut salt and vinegar chips from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Build your own noodle bowls for $12, and enjoy half-price bottles of wine and $5 draft beers from 3-6 p.m. at Imperial Lamian (6 W. Hubbard St. 312-595-9440).

MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen (1924 W. Division St. 773-772-6251) offers $3 beers from 5-7 p.m.

Meet Don Ciccio & Figli master distiller Francesco Amodeo at an Italian cocktail hour featuring $8-$10 drinks made using small batch amaros and $8-$12 light bites such as sardines with fennel and preserved kumquat from 6-8 p.m. at Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd. 773-661-2485).

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 11-17
    Here's where to drink on a budget in Chicago this week, including half-price beer, $6 cocktails and $1 well drinks.
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May 11

Mother's Day Brunch Roundup: The Woman Gave You Life, She Deserves A Waffle

...s favorite cuisine includes "anything under the sea," she might want to check out Lowcountry, 3343 N. Clark St. The boil-in-a-bag hot spot will have a special "Queen's Platter," featuring...

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...the complete brunch menu. Extended hours Sunday are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4518 N. Lincoln Ave. Reservations strongly recommended...

...some of Chicago's — and the state's — best East African cuisine at Ethiopian Diamond, 7535 N. Clark St. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Ethiopian Diamond will offer...

...Taylor will offer up a bevy of brunch and dinner specials Sunday at the restaurant, 1014 W Taylor St. Specials include the Bue alla Benedict featuring a seared beef tenderloin ($23), Agnolotti, a Tuscan...

...Hop on over to The Growling Rabbit, 5938 N. Broadway, to nibble on plates from the diner's special global Mother's Day menu — including...

...Hash. Beers on tap change regularly. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. Reservations requested; walk-ins will be seated first-come first-served...

...will supply the margarita mix. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3402 W. Montrose Ave.

...cocktail menu is just plain inspired. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3655 N. Western Ave. Reservations recommended...

• City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop, will host a Story Sessions brunch at noon Sunday featuring seven mother-lovers sharing true stories about their moms. Tickets are $12 and doors open at 10 a.m.

...Take your mom on a walk along The 606 and stop at Bucktown's Presidio, 1749 N. Damen Ave., a San Francisco-influenced lounge and restaurant for brunch (view the menu). A just-launched...

...Treat mom like the queen she is by taking her to Revival Social Club, 1133 W. Granville Ave., where she'll be greeted with a flower and chocolate-dipped strawberry. The popular brunch...

...Southport Corridor in Lakeview, where the first 50 mothers to dine at Crosby's Kitchen, 3455 N. Southport Ave., will each receive a piece of Kendra Scott jewelry. It's a fun introduction to...

...free bouquet of flowers and a mimosa when you arrive Sunday at Kirkwood Bar & Grill, 2934 N. Sheffield Ave. Kirkwood specializes in sandwiches like the hot fried chicken sandwich, made with bacon ranch dressing...

...At Tocco, 1266 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, moms will enjoy a free mimosa, a complimentary rosé and maybe even...

• Toast mom in style at Macello Ristorante, 1235 W. Lake St. in the West Loop, where all moms will receive a free flute of sparkling rosé prosecco from 1-8 p.m. Sunday. Macello's full menu will be offered in addition to chef's specials. 

...your mom is a fan of Sunday Fundays, take her to popular spot Little Goat, 820 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop, where the diner is hosting a special rooftop snack n' brunch...

...before a day of flowers and tea, take her to wineHouse Friday. The wine shop, 3165 N. Broadway, is hosting a ladies' night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to support local...

...Lakeview's Music Box Theatre, 3773 N. Southport Ave., will show the 2008 Meryl Streep flick, "Mamma Mia" on Sunday. The 2 p.m...

    Mother's Day Brunch Roundup: The Woman Gave You Life, She Deserves A Waffle
    LINCOLN SQUARE -No two Moms are alike, but all deserve to be celebrated. No plans yet? No problem: we rounded up a bunch of options for treating the mom in your life. Around The World * Take Mom on a whirlwind trip to France via Lincoln Square's Bistro Campagne, where the eggs are " oeufs" and the " pain perdu" defies the Americanization of French toast.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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