3 days ago

What happened at the CPS board meeting?

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3 days ago

Controversial Lakeview Christmas Trees Being Given Away Monday

The association will be handing out the trees from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Houndstooth Saloon, 3369 N. Clark St.

4 days ago

NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Lesbian actress Beth Glover gets evil in 'Cinderella'

Cinderella partners with the cast of Newsies for a holiday cabaret at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on Monday, Dec. 22—a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS called "Seize the Slipper" at 7 p.m. There's a $25 suggested donation.

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Cinderella has a ball through Jan. 4 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., with tickets and showtimes at broadwayinchicago.com .

4 days ago

Boystown's Bountiful Eatery: Food, fitness, environment

Winner of the 2013 and 2014 Eat24 Top Rated restaurant award, in addition to the Lakeview East Healthy Choices Award, Bountiful Eatery, 3312 N. Broadway, is a gluten-free choice for fresh, healthy eating.

Dec 12

Updated 5 days ago

Manhole, Whiskey Trust in Boystown abruptly close

Boystown pub crawlers have two fewer options this holiday season after the abrupt closure of Manhole and Whiskey Trust, 3206 N. Halsted St. in the Boystown neighborhood enclave.

  • Can't say this really comes as a surprise...that place was always mostly empty when it was open.

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

    Darn. I was hoping to relive the gays 80s there.

Dec 10

Auditions and art shows

...3 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 11 and 18, at Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison St., Chicago. For more information, visit cgmc.org...

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...from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., Chicago. For more information, visit windycitysings.org...

Dec 10

Santa Speedo Run raises funds for Center

The event was held at Sidetrack Video Bar, 3349 N Halsted St.

Dec 10

Dating for Nerds Winter-Themed Party

Go from subzero to sizzling at a winter themed Dating for Nerds from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at Blokes & Birds (3343 N Clark St.).

Dec 10

LGBT groups hold holiday mixer

On Dec. 4 at D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted St., doctors, lawyers and those in related fields mingled, imbibed and enjoyed light Mexican fare at...

Dec 09

Dismal CPS college graduation rate rises

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Dec 08

Paint the Night @ Roscoe's

...cocktail or bottled beer. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. at Roscoe's, 3356 N. Halsted St. and tickets can be purchased online...

Dec 07

Temple Sholom launches Holocaust series focused on LGBT impact

...forgotten victims of Nazism. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive, in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood. ( Paragraph 175 dates back to 1871 and made gay...

Dec 05

Longtime city official Tim Mitchell dies

...and Chicago Public Schools in making sure that the 23rd Police District station remained at Addison and Halsted, which is extremely vital to the LGBT community and the Lakeview community at large...

Dec 03

Coming up: Homeless LGBT youth panel; World AIDS Day at Center

On Dec. 6, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will acknowledge World AIDS Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by bringing together individuals to commemorate strides made in HIV/AIDS research, prevention and outreach work.

Dec 03

Sport events coming up: OUT! Bowling; Santa in Speedos

The event is being held at Sidetrack Video Bar, 3349 N Halsted St. Registration starts at 12 p.m. and the one-mile run begins at 2 p.m., with entertainment and prizes afterward.

Dec 03

DISH Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse

...as those cinnamon rolls are an institution. However, about two blocks away, Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse ( 3443 N. Broadway; revolucionsteakhouse.com/ ) was relatively empty. This is a shame, because the fare here is remarkably...

Dec 02

Santa speedo run returns to Boystown

The Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run takes place Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted St.); doors open at noon. Register ($25) online at mostfabuloussantaspeedorun.com.

Dec 02

Lakeview Christmas Trees: 'Festive' or 'Waste of Money'? Residents Torn

Central Lakeview Merchants will be donating the trees on Dec. 22 in front of Houndstooth Saloon, 3369 N. Clark Ave., to people who couldn't afford their own trees.

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Ron Hansel, who co-owns Something Old Something New at 1056 W. Belmont Ave., said he thought the thousands of dollars used toward trees could be better spent.

Nov 30

Original police file in infamous wrongful conviction missing

...believed he'd been in the lockup at the old Town Hall police station at Addison and Halsted streets at the time of the slayings. Police records, in fact, showed he had been...

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...learned that Kluppelberg's original investigative file had been found at a police warehouse at 39th Street and Michigan Avenue...

Meanwhile, in February, special prosecutor Dan Webb revealed in his report on the killing of David Koschman that the working police file in that explosive case was found stuffed in a box in a detectives' locker room at Belmont and Western, not in the records division where it should have been.

Nov 26

Trolley crawl and Thanksgiving weekend fun

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 3700 N. Halsted St. 773-525-1111

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Azzurra Enotavola 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-5959

Henry's Swing Club 18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018

The Dawson 730 W. Grand Ave. 312-243-8955

Lotties Pub 1925 W. Cortland Ave. 773-489-0738

Timothy O'Toole's 622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700

Mary's Attic 5400 N. Clark St. 773-784-6969

Luxury Garage Sale 1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126

Nov 26

429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

450 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

537 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

544 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

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515 West Briar apartments, Lakeview East

Nov 26

Barlesque shatters fundraising record

...choose "Chicago's Sexiest Bartender," held its closing party Sun., Nov. 23 at Progress Bar, 3359 N. Halsted St. As of midnight, it was announced that they had raised a total of $72,581...

Nov 25

CPS Teacher Candidates, closed Schools near Ferguson

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Nov 25

Chicago's Ultimate Neighborhood Gift Guide: Presents From Pratt to Pullman

Wigglyville, 3337 N. Broadway, has everything you’ll need to keep your pup warm this winter. Jackets and hoodies from Canada Pooch are lined in super-soft Sherpa (prices vary). And adjustable wool scarves ($15) by Chilly Dog Sweaters fit every breed from Chihuahuas to Great Danes.

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...there’s a one-stop shop for all your holiday needs, it’s Foursided at 5061 N Clark St. The shop’s custom framing center will help you find the perfect frame for a...

...that fashionable man in your life, check out the newly opened Notre menswear shop at 5202 N Clark St. Pick up a plaid Band of Outsiders shirt ($275) or a classic pair of dark...

...where Chicago Poker Store finds its home. Get some expert advice from owner Fred at 6440 W. Diversey Ave. in Belmont Cragin, where you can buy everything from card decks ($17 to $30) to...

...Pick up a 22-once bomber bottle at Maria's Community Bar and Packaged Goods, 960 W. 31st St. and select liquor stores throughout the city...

Previously a home-based business, Life Organics opened its organic and natural beauty products store in Chatham (435 E. 75th St.) in March. The store sells all natural hair oil, shampoo, skin cream, body lotion, shaving cream, shower gel and body wash. Prices range from $6 per item to $30.

Freehling Pot and Pan, 1365 E. 53rd St., is one of the oldest retailers in the neighborhood. We love their collection of four...

...tires ($13-$30) by Humboldt Park artist Alexis Ellers. The pop-up shop, open at 1457 E. 53rd St. through Jan. 9, also has a selection of seasonal soaps like vanilla hazelnut, cranberry fig...

Twosided, 2958 N. Clark St., helps you spread the Chicago cheer with dozens of city-centric holiday cards and ornaments...

Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., has something for everybody — even if that certain everybody has everything. This independent shop is...

...that Don Draper himself would covet. Buy online or look for them at Sacred Art, 4619 N. Lincoln Ave. Fill with Koval whiskey or Letherbee gin...

Shopping for someone on their game, gear wise? Check out the city's latest streetwear at Marco DiPaolo's Mint Clothing, 1058 W. Taylor St. At the lively shop, the 20-year-old shop owner stocks limited-edition T-shirts ($15-45) from Chicago designers, in addition to his own Mint brand.

...with this handmade Dibs ornament ($12) from Replica Chicago, which opened its Jefferson Park store, 4425 N. Milwaukee Ave., in 2012, and has been the go-to source for Chicagophiles for all over the...

Walking into Humboldt House, 1045 N. California Ave., can be a bit overwhelming. You'll find yourself wanting to move in, or at...

Logan Square’s longtime flower flower shop Fleur recently moved to a new, larger location, 3149 W. Logan Blvd., making this the perfect time to stop in for some gorgeous gifts. Fleur’s knowledgeable...

...mason jar herb kits ($20) at the recently expanded vintage and handmade boutique Modern Cooperative, 1215 W. 18th St. The recipient of your Secret Santa generosity will thank you when they're growing organic...

...stationery (25 sets for $55 or 50 for $90) from Steel Petal Press in Pilsen, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. Created using old school hand-set type, the sets can be customized dozens of ways...

For the audiophile on the list, Audio Archaeology (1324 W. Devon Ave.) has you covered. Owner John Arnsdorff collects vintage audio electronics, records and more. He even...

Dovetail, 1452 W. Chicago Ave., is a great place to find vintage glassware and an awesome 1950s cardigan, but the...

Vividbraille, 2064 N. Damen Ave., makes a custom-line of winter hats for men, such as a wool woven beanies...

...firehouse selling T-shirts, hats and other Chicago Fire Department clothing. He opened a store, 3145 W. 111th St., in 2009 and died one year later. His brother and sister-in-law, Joe and...

Belle Up, 1915 W. 103rd St., stocks mostly maternity and women's clothing at its new location in Beverly. However, the...

Nov 25

The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Nov 25

Chicago prepares for World AIDS Day

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., hosts "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation," at 10 a.m.-2 p.m...

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Project VIDA is supporting "Strut," the sixth annual World AIDS Day fashion show, at Castle, 632 N. Dearborn St. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit projectvida.org .

...program with a presentation from 10-10:30 a.m. at Rush University Medical Center, 1623 W. Harrison St. The program will be followed by a presentation, "HIV across the Continuum of Care," at...

...The program will be followed by a presentation, "HIV across the Continuum of Care," at 1630 W. Harrison St., at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit stepupgettested.com...

...Latinos en OposiciÃ"n al Retrovirus ) observes World AIDS Day at Latin Rhythms Dance Studio, 210 N. Racine Ave., from 4-9 p.m. The Miguel A. Morales Spirit of Excellence Award will be...

Vida/SIDA will hold a candlelight vigil at La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 W. Division Ave., at 5 p.m. A fundraising dinner follows at Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division Ave., from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 773-394-4935.

Vida/SIDA will hold a candlelight vigil at La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 W. Division Ave., at 5 p.m. A fundraising dinner follows at Nellie's Restaurant, 2458 W. Division Ave., from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 773-394-4935.

Austin CBC Collaborative will hold a commemoration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Austin Health Center, 4800 W. Chicago Ave. Keynote speakers will include state Rep. LaShawn Ford and Dr. Maya Green. For more information, visit austincbc.org .

AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosts its annual World of Chocolate fundraising celebration at 6 p.m. at Union Station Great Hall, 225 S. Canal St. For more information, visit aidschicago.org .

...epidemic," takes place at 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave. Among the speakers during the summit will be Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. A worship...

...concert "Celebrating the Holiday with Friends" begins at 8 p.m. at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Among the featured performers will be Tweet, Donald Lawrence, Pauletta Washington, E. Faye Butler and...

Nov 24

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

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Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Nov 23

Two robberies in Lakeview neighborhood

One incident happened in the 3600 block of North Fremont avenue.

The other in the 900 block of West Newport street.

Nov 23

Police warn of robberies in Lake View neighborhood

In the Nov. 21 robbery, the crime happened at 1:55 a.m. on the 3600 block of North Fremont Avenue, according to the statement.

The Nov. 16 incident occurred at 5:35 p.m. in the 900 block of West Newport Street, according to the statement.

Nov 21

Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

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Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

Belmont by Reside is a 14-story, 341-unit vintage apartment building at 3170 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

Belmont by Reside has a high-profile location at the intersection of Sheridan Rd, Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Ave.

A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

Nov 20

Obama immigration plan will affect CPS students with undocumented parents

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Nov 20

Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

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Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey a few blocks south of the building. The popular Yolk opened recently at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.

455 West Wellington apartments, Lakeview East

Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

Nov 19

THEATER REVIEW Bearly Legal

Playwrights: The ensemble. At: GayCo Productions at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St.. Tickets: 773-871-3793 or www.gayco.com/bearlylegal; $13-$18. Runs through Dec. 20

Nov 19

Entertainment: Auditorium marks 125th; concert fundraiser; Barlesque

The Barlesque 7 kickoff party will be held Wed., Nov. 5, 7-10 p.m. at Charlie's Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway. All money raised through Barlesque goes directly towards TPAN's HIV/AIDS services. Last year, this event raised more than $58,000.

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The celebratory evening, which begins with a star-studded program at the venue, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., will include a tribute to the diverse entertainment that has been, and continues to be presented at Auditorium, including symphonic music, opera, Broadway musicals, rock music and dance.

The jazz/soul/R&B concert fundraiser "Love's in Need of Love" will take place Friday, Nov. 21, at 8:30 p.m at the Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave.

Nov 19

Transgender Day of Remembrance; LGBTQA activism exhibit; PFLAG

"Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience" will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.

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There will also be a remembrance ( on the same day and at the same time ) at AChurch4Me MCC, 1545 W. Morse Ave. The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches and AChurch4me MCC are co-sponsoring this event.

The ceremony will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, 3-6 p.m., in the GSC Fally, 183 BSB, 1007 W. Harrison St. Daily viewing hours through June 30, 2015, are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

PFLAG will host "Cocktails + Conversation"—an event about LGBTQ equality and affirmation, among other things—Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30-7 p.m., at Roosevelt University's Wabash Tower, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Room 1315.

Nov 19

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside on Roscoe residents will find Waffles Café a few blocks north and local favorite Ann Sather just around the corner. If coffee and munchies suffice, there’s a Starbucks on the corner of Roscoe and Broadway.

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

536 West Addison apartments, Lakeview East

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Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

May 06

Updated Nov 18

DNAinfo.com: ‘Chicago for All’ ordinance aims to preserve SRO housing

...be introduced at City Hall on May 28, officials said Sunday at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, the site of the inaugral conference for ONE Northside, a community group resulting from a...

Nov 18

Chicago Holiday Theatre Productions

...and story telling by Rose Freeman. The evening begins at 7:00pm at Twisted Vine, 3530 N Halsted, an intimate cabaret in the heart of Boystown. PFP Artistic Ensemble Member Jordan Phelps is...

Gay Film Weekend November 14 to 16 at Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted

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...3006. This show is free to PFP subscribers. The show is at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago...

The Submission October 12 to November 25 at Apollo Studio, 2540 N Lincoln

Queer Bits Fall Film Fest November 10 at Public House Theater, 3914 N Clark

Nov 18

Morning roundup: Funding delay, CTU on Common Core? looming runoff, school rating changes

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Firefighters battle blaze at former grade school in Lincoln Park Tribune: Crews were called shortly after 1 a.m. to the fire at the former Mulligan Public School in the 1800 block of North Sheffield Avenue. The fire was raised to a 3-11 alarm about 2 a.m.

Nov 18

Chicago Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving Dinner

Falafill (3202 N. Broadway

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Tortoise Club (350 N. State St.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House (58 E. Oak St.)

Sullivan's Steakhouse (415 N. Dearborn St.

Filini Bar & Restaurant (221 N. Columbus Dr.

Mercat a la Planxa (638 S. Michigan Ave.

Acadia (1639 S. Wabash Ave.

Porkchop (941 W. Randolph St.

The Signature Room (875 N. Michigan Ave.

Tavern on Rush (1031 N. Rush St.

Nov 18

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

536 West Addison apartments, Lakeview East

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Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

Nov 17

Where To Eat A Thanksgiving Meal Without Making It Yourself

3202 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-525-0052

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1639 S. Wabash Ave., South Loop, 312-360-9500

2100 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 773-871-2100

300 N. LaSalle St., River North, 312-329-1900

636 N. St. Clair St., Streeterville, 312-664-2777

Locations in Lake View (3121 N. Clark St., 773-248-1622), Old Town (1552 N. Wells St., 312-255-1206), and Wicker Park (1048 N. Milwaukee, 773-661-1010)

Locations in Lake View (3121 N. Clark St., 773-248-1622), Old Town (1552 N. Wells St., 312-255-1206), and Wicker Park (1048 N. Milwaukee, 773-661-1010)

Locations in Lake View (3121 N. Clark St., 773-248-1622), Old Town (1552 N. Wells St., 312-255-1206), and Wicker Park (1048 N. Milwaukee, 773-661-1010)

638 S. Michigan Ave., South Loop, 312-765-0524

1015 N. Rush St. Gold Coast, 312-994-7100

Nov 17

Wallets, cell phones stolen in Lakeview, police say

...buy drugs before allegedly stealing their wallets and cell phones.The incidents occurred in the 3300-block of North Clark Street around 2 a.m. Saturday and in the 3500-block of North Wilton around 2...

...the 3300-block of North Clark Street around 2 a.m. Saturday and in the 3500-block of North Wilton around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.Police described the robbery suspects in the first incident...

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