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This Week’s Best Local Sales and Shopping Events

The Barneys (15 E. Oak St., barneys.com) Designer Sale is winding down, and goods are now up to 75 percent off.  The sale is also running online, where items include a bejeweled Lanvin gown (reduced from $2,890 to $719) and a bird-print Valentino blouse (reduced from $1,590 to $639).

Madewell (932 N. Rush St., madewell.com) is offering an extra 30 percent off its sale items and an extra 50 percent off already-reduced dresses and rompers.

After 25 years in business, the Gold Coast’s Marianne Strokirk Salon opens in a new location today. The salon, which offers haircuts and styles, nail care, waxing, and more, is now located at 1325 North State Parkway.

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The Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., chicagohistory.org) will host the first exhibit devoted entirely to American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher...

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., nordstrom.com) will host a pop-up shop devoted to camping gear July 1 to 31. Curated by the store’s VP of creative projects Olivia Kim, the shop will sell canteens and cooking gear as well as jackets, sweaters, and vintage T-shirts.

The Sistercity Studio pop-up (1112 N. Ashland Ave., sistercitystudio.com) is open in Wicker Park through July 16. The showroom, housed within the Cat Von Kang art gallery, features the work of Czech designers.

    This Week's Best Local Sales and Shopping Events
    The Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., chicagohistory.org) will host the first exhibit devoted entirely to American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher, WWD reports. The founder of the Mainbocher label grew up in Chicago and gained prominence after designing a wedding dress for the Duchess of Windsor in 1937; he's also thought to have invented the strapless evening gown.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 hours ago

Loyola student groped by boys near Water Tower campus

The student was on campus near by the Corboy Law Center at 25 E. Pearson when she was approached about 8:15 p.m. by three boys between 8 and 12 years old selling candy out of large boxes, according to a crime alert sent out by Loyola University.

In a separate incident Wednesday afternoon, a Loyola staff member was grabbed from behind in the 100 block of East Delaware about 1:45 p.m. by someone who made threatening, sexual statements before she could free herself, according to the alert.

    Loyola student groped by boys near Water Tower campus
    A Loyola student was groped by two boys who approached her Wednesday night in Streeterville, one of two sexual incidents reported near the university's Water Tower campus that day. The student was on campus near by the Corboy Law Center at 25 E. Pearson when she was approached about 8:15 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

5 hours ago

Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water

Howells & Hood – 435 N Michigan Ave

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Old Town Pour House – 1419 N Wells St.

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille – 225 N Michigan Ave

The Boundary Tavern and Grille – 1932 W Division

    Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water
    The Shedd Aquarium is presenting a week that visitors can sink their teeth into. It seems that sharks are getting a bad rap. It started with Jaws and it continues today. The Shedd is out to change people's perceptions on this misunderstood species. For example, did you know you're more likely to be struck by...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

6 hours ago

Fireworks! Where to find them in the suburbs

Dusk Monday, July 4, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Parking is limited. Fireworks can be best viewed at Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. Free. stcparks.org.

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9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free. navypier.com.

    Fireworks! Where to find them in the suburbs
    Look to the skies for Independence Day fireworks during the holiday weekend and in the days that follow. Here is our alphabetical guide to local fireworks shows. 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Williams Park, 741 Main St., Antioch. Free. antioch.il.gov. Dusk Sunday, July 3, at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

7 hours ago

Be Chic at the Beach This Summer

Cotton, $245, Hermès, 25 E. Oak St.

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Mira Mikati, leather, $700, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave.

    Be Chic at the Beach This Summer
    Published today at 11:47 a.m. Marysia, nylon and Lycra, $341, marysiaswim.com La Ligne, straw, $195, lalignenyc.com Indego Africa, straw, $175, shopbop.com Cotton, $245, Hermès, 25 E. Oak St. Mira Mikati, leather, $700, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave. Mondelliani for John Robshaw, acetate, $320, audrey@audreyfosse.com This article appears in the July 2016 issue of Chicago magazine.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

11 hours ago

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11 hours ago

Free State of Jones turns a Civil War legend into a plea for racial equality

600 N. Michigan

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1471 W. Webster Ave.

2600 N. Western Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

1715 Maple Ave.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

100 N. State

2828 N. Clark St.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

322 E. Illinois St.

    Free State of Jones turns a Civil War legend into a plea for racial equality
    When the word emancipation turns up in the narrative titles of Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama, it's enclosed in quotation marks.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

18 hours ago

Fox Valley communities ready for Fourth of July fests

St. Charles: Dusk, Monday, July 4, Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Parking is limited. Fireworks can be best viewed at Pottawatomie Park or Ferson Creek Park. Free. stcparks.org.

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...Street Bridge. There is free admission to the concert and fireworks show at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave...

    Fox Valley communities ready for Fourth of July fests
    Events such as parades, free concerts, pie-eating contests and fireworks give Fourth of July festivals in the Fox Valley a small-town feel, even when there are several thousand people celebrating. The Daily Herald checked in with several communities to find out what's happening on the Fourth.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Chicago/Windy City Black Pride July 1-4

The official hotel will be the Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, 162 E. Ohio St. Call 312-787-3100 and use the code "Black Pride."

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...Foundation. ) It will take place Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m., at Seven Nightclub, 3206 N. Halsted St. See Eventbrite.com to purchase tickets...

—The party "Blackout" will take place Friday, July 1, 12-4 a.m., at Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.

—"Black Pride: The Kinsington Rooftop Day Party & Brunch" will take place Saturday, July 2, 2-7 p.m. at The Kensington, 324 W. Chicago Ave.

—"Independence Day" will take place at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., on Monday, July 4, 3-8 p.m. The entry fee is $5.

    Chicago/Windy City Black Pride July 1-4 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Chicago/Windy City Black Pride will take place July 1-4, with a variety of events to mark the occasion.Some of the events include: -"Love & Basketball," a charity basketball game and fashion show featuring Teairra Mari of the reality-TV show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. ( Proceeds will go to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

27 hours ago

Nice ice, baby: A guide to Chicago's best artisan cocktail ice

259 E. Erie St. 312-337-0101

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2200 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-433-5959

112 W. Grand Ave. 312-846-6654

118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700

    Nice ice, baby: A guide to Chicago's best artisan cocktail ice
    Just about every element of the craft cocktail scene has been fussed with and fancified. Candied ginger, purple pansies and fresh-picked herbs replace syrupy sweet maraschino cherries. Goblets and etched coupes trump the tired martini glass. Small-batch liqueurs and bitters stand in the place of their mass-produced counterparts.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

28 hours ago

Book At The Right Chicago Hotel, And They'll Give You 'Hamilton' Tickets

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is located at 11 E Walton St.

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The Conrad opens in September at 101 E. Erie St.

The Peninsula Hotel is located at 108 E Superior St.

    Book At The Right Chicago Hotel, And They'll Give You 'Hamilton' Tickets
    Hamilton tickets are in insanely high demand in Chicago. The day they went on sale, there were box office lines that wound around the block; the day after, resale prices had spiked as high as $10,000. According to our financial analysis, that's a ton of money.
    http://chicagoist.com

29 hours ago

Richardsonian Stone Mansion on State Parkway Seeks $8.75M

The new listing provides plenty of pictures of 1441 N. State Parkway’s previously mysterious interior — complete with lavish wall-coverings, detailed millwork, fine art, and canopy...

    Richardsonian stone mansion on State Parkway ask $8.75M
    Built in the 1886, the ornate stone mansion includes six bedrooms, nine-and-half baths, ten fireplaces, a large rear terrace, and an elevator.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

30 hours ago

DuPage, Kane, DeKalb Counties 4th of July 2016 Fireworks Displays

8 North Ave

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132 S. Grove Ave.

    DuPage, Kane, DeKalb Counties 4th of July 2016 Fireworks Displays
    ABC7 has learned of the following 4th of July 2016 fireworks displays in DuPage County, Kane County and DeKalb County in the Chicago suburbs. Return to Chicago area fireworks displays main menu Aurora Independence Day Fireworks July 4, 2016 at 9:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

31 hours ago

Fairs & festivals: Where to celebrate July 4th in the suburbs

...Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks: 4 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave., St. Charles. Shout Out performs from 6 p.m. to dusk in the historic pavilion...

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...Battle of the Bands concert from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Wolters Field, 1080 Park Ave.; 9:45 p.m. fireworks at Wolters Field. Free. cityhpil.com/july4...

...Freedom Fest: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, on the rooftop at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. A ticket is required to attend this celebration, which features a barbecue, a full...

    Fairs & festivals: Where to celebrate July 4th in the suburbs
    Eyes to the Skies Festival: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, at Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Early morning and evening hot air balloon launches and evening tethered rides for an additional fee. Music, children's area, food, craft fair, fireworks at 9:45 p.m. each day.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

35 hours ago

Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

622 N. Fairbanks Court 312-642-0700

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621 W. Randolph St. 312-466-1000

1814 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-661-6132

111 N. State St. 312-781-4483

1909 W. Byron St. 773-409-4125

The Berghoff (17 W. Adams St. 312-408-0200) offers $3 steins of Berghoff beer, $4 chicken quesadillas, $5 fried pickles, $6 well drinks, and $7 Bavarian pretzels and glasses of house wine at the bar from 3-6 p.m.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Rick Bayless at Macy's, dumplings and cider at Salero and more thing to do in Chicago on Wednesday, June 29. Pintxos and Porrons 621 W. Randolph St.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

35 hours ago

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39 hours ago

Summer’s Here and Sienna Flats is Turning Brown

Sienna Flats (423 East Ohio Street), the low-rise podium portion of the 42-story Moment skyscraper is getting all buttoned...

    Summer's Here and Sienna Flats is Turning Brown
    Sienna Flats (423 East Ohio Street), the low-rise podium portion of the 42-story Moment skyscraper is getting all buttoned up for its big debut. Streeterville Spy Joel sent in the photograph above showing the green insulating layer of the facade being replaced by its final brown layer, encroaching from the right.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

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