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Homeless Veteran collection?

A very knowledgeable man was collecting money on the beach today on behalf of Thresholds homeless veterans program. He knew a lot about it. He says he collects every Tuesday. Anyone know whether it's legit? I know Thresholds has such a program.

  • I've met him too and he seemed so informed and sincere that I donated money. Hope it went to a worthwhile person/company.

  • This was on Greenleaf at Loyola Park.

2 days ago

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What's going on at Clark and Peterson?

I went to Ino's Pizza on a Tuesday night, everything fine, no signs of shutting down... then the next day, a notice on the door saying thanks for all the patronage, we're closed for good. After my shock and disappointment, I thought at least the new Orlando Salon next door is still around, so there won't be four empty businesses in a row on this corner. I peek in there today, and everything's gone. Not even a sign on the door, barber pole still turning. Joel Hall's front door got smashed in last week, too, along with the window of the vacant shop next door. What the heck is up?

  • Tony Family guardian.

    Higher rents are moving north along Clark from Andersonville. Rogers Park is next. I have lived in the area since 1980 ... it's so obvious. I remember when Adersonville was infested with gangs.

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

    It still is.

2 days ago

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Saying Goodbye To 'Girlstown': Andersonville's Lesbian Population Shrinks

Longtime residents trace the influx of lesbian couples to one business: Women and Children First. The feminist bookstore moved from Halsted Street to 5233 N. Clark St. in the early 90s when Boystown became too expensive.

"There’s this hip quotient," said Hoffberg, President of Audience Logic, 5443 N. Broadway. "When I’m with old friends from growing up [in Winnetka], who remained up there, their favorite conversation is restaurants they’ve gone to in Andersonville. It’s hip to them."

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Women and Children First founders Ann Christophersen and Linda Boubon opened their original store at 922 W. Armitage Ave. in 1979, where they set out to "promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests."

    Saying Goodbye To 'Girlstown': Andersonville's Lesbian Population Shrinks
    ANDERSONVILLE - The neighborhood that once was a hub for Chicago's lesbian community - known to many as "Girlstown" - is now home to more married gay men than hitched gay women, data shows. For longtime Andersonville residents and business owners, this is not a surprise.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

42 hours ago

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  • Wiggle While You Work

    Ms. Mengarelli is asking for $359.54:
    My students need stools, seat cushions and chair bands to keep them comfortable and focused while they're learning.
    Passages Charter School
  • Wazzup, you obviously don't know, um...whazzup with being an educator in public schools. Every Single Year teachers pay money out of pocket to make sure their students have what they need to learn. I'm not a teacher, but in the school where I work, teachers are given $250 every year...

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    Wazzup, you obviously don't know, um...whazzup with being an educator in public schools. Every Single Year teachers pay money out of pocket to make sure their students have what they need to learn. I'm not a teacher, but in the school where I work, teachers are given $250 every year to buy enough school supplies for every student for a whole year of school. That barely covers getting a classroom ready for the first day. The rest is on the teacher. How dare you look down your nose at our educators who are trying to create a rich learning environment for YOUR kids. If you don't want to chip in any extra cash, then fine. But you don't need to be a dick about it.

  • Bruce_ University of North Texas

    In the suburbs each kid gets a chrome book for free. They have funded athletic programs and subjects like music and art. It's almost like there is a different funding model.

4 hours ago

What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene this Week

...Mexican spot Cantina 1910 (5025 N. Clark St., Andersonville), nearby New American pub The Brixton (5420 N. Clark St., Andersonville), and, at least for a time during a “reconcepting” under the guidance of DMK...

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There’s another option for lunch salads downtown. Sweetgreen (623 N. State St., River North, 312-374-8173), which gets you veggies in a fast-casual setting, has begun its Chicago takeover—on the heels of this first outpost’s opening, there’s already news of a second location coming to the West Loop.

Peruvian restaurant-bar Boleo and chic cocktail lounge Vol. 39 both opened up inside the Kimpton Gray Hotel (122 W. Monroe St., Loop, 312-750-9012). And they’re not even the only dining and drinking spots in the hotel—they join the recently opened Steadfast restaurant.

Praise be! Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.), the Loop lunching megaplex, finally opened its doors. If you need help navigating, we’ve got a handy guide.

This week in restaurant closures: We’ve lost surprisingly controversial Mexican spot Cantina 1910 (5025 N. Clark St., Andersonville), nearby New American pub The Brixton (5420 N. Clark St., Andersonville), and, at least...

...a “reconcepting” under the guidance of DMK after service on August 27, Graham Elliot Bistro (841 W. Randolph St., West Loop...

    What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene this Week
    There's another option for lunch salads downtown. Sweetgreen (623 N. State St., River North, 312-374-8173), which gets you veggies in a fast-casual setting, has begun its Chicago takeover-on the heels of this first outpost's opening, there's already news of a second location coming to the West Loop.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

5 hours ago

Vermont In Chicago, Edgewater Duo Gets National Attention For Their Unique Interior Design

To get your apartment’s interior design featured on Apartment Therapy once is no easy feat, but to be asked to showcase it twice is quite a unique honor. That is just what happened to local Edgewater interior gurus Nick Fanelle and Spiro Georgi. The local couple caught the attention of the the popular interior and decor blog ApartmentTherapy.com. Blending […]

    Vermont In Chicago, Edgewater Duo Gets National Attention For Their Unique Interior Design
    To get your apartment's interior design featured on Apartment Therapy once is no easy feat, but to be asked to showcase it twice is quite a unique honor. That is just what happened to local Edgewater interior gurus Nick Fanelle and Spiro Georgi.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

8 hours ago

Gourmet Meatballs Are Making the Rounds in Chicago

Crispy pork liver hushpuppies paired with a bold Southern blend of cayenne mayo and sweet pickle relish. $9. 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725

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A delicious mishmash of marinara sauce, pepperoni, and polenta with two perfectly caramelized meatballs. $8. 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110

A clever, spicy riff on ’70s-era cocktail meatballs, seasoned with red pepper and glazed with one of four house sauces. $8. 1160 N. Dearborn St., 312-642-1160

The union of these raisin-studded pork-veal balls with sweet tomato jam is the best Spanish coupling since jamón met sherry. $16. 432 W. Diversey Pkwy., 773-857-2540

Five elegant bite-size tributes to a Chinese-style lamb stir-fry, enhanced with scallions, cumin, and refreshing hints of cilantro. $15. 1 W. Washington St., 312-368-1900

These porkers sponge up all the earthy flavors of a broth stocked with cabbage, shiitakes, and pickled Fresno chilies. $14. 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

A beautiful softball-size behemoth blanketed with ricotta and carefully set in a pool of sweet, basil-flecked marinara. $19. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322

Our Fave:These smoky, ultratender yakitori meatballs—bursting with ginger and yuzu—are the most decadent morsels ever put on a skewer. $10. 820 W. Lake St., 312-733-4818

Zesty and sweet—and perhaps the only meatball in town that’s meant to be consumed witha tiki drink. $12. 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave., 708-328-3091

Gloriously porky gems, served with pickled veggies and Sriracha aïoli, capture the rich flavors of a fully loaded banh mi. $13. 1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069 This article appears in the September 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

    Gourmet Meatballs Are Making the Rounds in Chicago
    A delicious mishmash of marinara sauce, pepperoni, and polenta with two perfectly caramelized meatballs. $8. 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110 A clever, spicy riff on '70s-era cocktail meatballs, seasoned with red pepper and glazed with one of four house sauces. $8. 1160 N.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

31 hours ago

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Blaming Labor Costs And Tax Hikes, Cantina 1910 Closes

To say that Cantina 1910 has had a wild ride since opening less than a year ago, seems appropriate. The much anticipated launch of the upscale Mexican restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St. back in September 2015, transformed the old T’s bar/restaurant into a new modern space. Though the restaurant gained quick praise from area food critics, the […]

    Blaming Labor Costs And Tax Hikes, Cantina 1910 Closes
    To say that Cantina 1910 has had a wild ride since opening less than a year ago, seems appropriate. The much anticipated launch of the upscale Mexican restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St. back in September 2015, transformed the old T's bar/restaurant into a new modern space.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Rob

    Funny how other restaurants aren't closing left and right because of taxes and labor costs.

    The ownership group way overestimated what that area would support and they spent way too much money on the buildout. This place was doomed the moment the original chef and her staff quit.

  • I think they were doomed the minute the owners accused their critics of not being sophisticated enough to appreciate their concept. Perhaps if they listened to the criticism instead of dismissing it, they would still be in business.

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How Smart are the New Smart Lights?

Flats Chicago: 5411 Winthrop

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Flats Chicago: 1325 Wilson

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    How Smart are the New Smart Lights? | Moss Architecture
    How Smart is Chicago's New Smart Lighting Project? Or-Can someone please turn out the light, already! We're trying to get some sleep. For a while there, the world couldn't stop getting brighter. I'll call this time the 80s, where the digital watch went from pricey noveau electronic to novelty item that popped up on every wrist.
    http://moss-design.com

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    My window treatments were bought years ago - custom - Classic Draperies - they did an excellent job of evaluating needs as well as aesthetics - because the housekeeper dusts them every week they are still in like new condition - the materials were first class - while initial cost was high - the quality meant the amortized cost was low. Give them a try and explain your situation. (773) 252-7742 -a remember dust destroys material so dust weekly.

  • Great, thanks so much everyone for your help! :)

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  • Classroom Staples

    Ms. Masterman is asking for $202.89:
    My students need school supplies such as glue sticks, tissue, scissors and pencils within the first months of school.
    Hayt Elementary School Comment

3 days ago

3 dead, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings

At about the same time, a 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded in Edgewater. He was in the 6200 block of North Hermitage Avenue when two people approached him on the sidewalk and opened fire, shooting him multiple times. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in critical condition.

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Darius Brownlee, 25, was on a porch in the 7000 block of South Artesian Avenue when someone walked up and asked if he had any marijuana, according to family. When he said he didn't, the person shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

...the Homan Square neighborhood. Police responded to a call of a person shot in the 3700 block of West Grenshaw Street and found him on his porch with a gunshot wound to the chest. He said...

At 8:10 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of North Harding Avenue in Logan Square when someone shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

About 6:45 a.m. Sunday, a male whose age was not available was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. He was in the 3600 block of West Lexington Street when he was shot in the head. He was being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital; information about his condition was not immediately available.

...Village. A 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue when someone fired shots from the rear seat of a passing vehicle. Both went to...

Just before 3:15 a.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in Rogers Park. He was in the 1700 block of West Greenleaf Avenue when he was shot in the left hand. He went to Evanston's Saint Francis Hospital in good condition.

About 2:30 a.m., two 26-year-old men were shot in West Pullman. They were standing outside in the 11600 block of South Morgan Street when someone driving a black Taurus pulled up and fired shots. Both men were shot in the leg and went to Roseland Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized.

Just before 2:20 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in Lawndale. He was stopped at a stop sign in the 4100 block of West 21st Street when someone walked up and opened fire in his direction. The 25-year-old man went to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

...men, 19 and 23, got themselves to Holy Cross Hospital after being shot in the 6800 block of South Bishop Street. The younger man was shot multiple times and later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in...

Just after 12:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in Ravenswood. He was in the 4800 block of North Damen Avenue when he was shot in the back of the head. He went to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.

At 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old woman was shot after a dispute with her boyfriend in Rogers Park. They were in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace when he pulled out a gun and shot her in the left arm. She went to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and her condition was stabilized.

Just after 11:30 p.m., a 47-year-old man was shot in the South Loop. He was in the passenger seat of a car in the 500 block of West Taylor Street when someone approached firing shots. He was shot in the leg. Information about where he was being treated was not immediately available.

...a shootout in Lawndale. He and another person were shooting at each other in the 2100 block of South Kildare Avenue, police said; the 18-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to...

About 10:10 p.m., a 18-year-old man was shot in the Stony Island Park neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Cregier Avenue when someone got out of a nearby Dodge Caravan and fired shots. He was shot in the foot and went to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.

At 9:35 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in Longwood Manor. He was in a vehicle leaving a gas station in the 9900 block of South Vincennes Avenue when someone fired shots, hitting him in the back. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

At about 7:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy in the 1000 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood was wounded when two vehicles approached and someone inside fired shots. He was grazed in the upper back and went to Stroger Hospital. His condition was stabilized.

...shot in North Austin just before 7 p.m., police said. They were in the 1200 block of North Parkside Avenue when they were shot. A 17-year-old boy suffered a wound to the upper...

...same neighborhood. About 4:45 p.m., he was inside a vacant building in the 5300 block of West Division Street when two men damaged the door and came inside. The two men pulled out a...

    3 dead, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings
    At least 25 people were shot over 14 hours in attacks across Chicago beginning Saturday afternoon, police said, equivalent to someone being shot every 33 minutes. Three of the shootings were fatal, including an attack in Marquette Park at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

Jul 29

Updated 3 days ago

Need primary care

Hello all,
My husband and I are needing a primary care health provider. I would prefer a nurse practitioner. Please send some names I can check out! We have blue cross blue shield.
Thanks!

  • Dr. Wesley Cook is THE BEST.

  • MIO

    Try Dr. James Clancy on Touhy Avenue. He is a sole practitioner and is very well respected by his patients. He is part of the BCBSIL network.

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