7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Lakeview fires investigated; Arson suspected in 1, CFD says

CFD crews called to the 800-block of West Roscoe around 4:30 a.m. Sunday found a mattress and garage on fire. No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, official said, and it is being investigated as arson.

About 20 minutes later, emergency crews were called to a coach house in the 1000-block of West Wellington. The building was fully engulfed by flames, officials said, and detectives determined the fire began in a nearby trash can. The second fire is still under investigation, officials said.

19 hours ago

Noir City Film Festival @ Music Box

The 6th annual Noir City Film Festival runs Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Today's screenings include Caged at 3 and 7pm and Tension at 5 and 9pm. Tickets are $12 per film, or $75 for a festival pass.

23 hours ago

Need Labor Day plans? We've got ideas

Deuce's & The Diamond Club 3505 N. Clark St. 773-644-5554

Casey Moran's 3660 N. Clark St. 773-755-4444

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Belly Shack 1912 N. Western Ave. 773-252-1414

Bangers & Lace 1670 W. Division St. 773-252-6499

Nico Osteria 1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100

Lush Wine & Spirits 1412 W. Chicago Ave. 312-666-6900

Bottlefork 441 N. Clark St. 312-955-1900

Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway 773-878-5552

Kaiser Tiger 1415 W. Randolph St. 312-243-3100

28 hours ago

Suspicious Fires in Lakeview Destroy Coach House, Truck; Two Called Arson

The earliest fire happened in the 800 block of West Roscoe Street around 4:28 a.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The suspicious fires were first reported by the blog Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown.

Just 15 minutes later, police responded to a call of a coach house engulfed in flames in the 1000 block of West Wellington Avenue, Estrada said.

The last incident occurred around 5:09 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, Estrada said.

34 hours ago

Private Exclusive Gay Six Flags Event September 13th

$25 round trip -  – must be made in person at Charlies, 3726 N Broadway St, no phone calls please. Price includes drinks on the bus. Departs boystown 6pm.

43 hours ago

Noir City Film Festival @ Music Box

The 6th annual Noir City Film Festival runs Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Tonight's screenings include Pépé Le Moko at 2pm, Rififi at 7pm and Two Men in Manhattan at 9pm. Tickets are $12 per film, or $75 for a festival pass.

43 hours ago

J. Davis Trio @ Metro

The J. Davis Trio blends hip hop and jazz, along with many other influences and genres that go way beyond the usual mix. Catch them at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight with >>radiant devicesTickets are $10, doors open at 8pm. 18+

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The 6 Best Adult Toy Stores In Chicago

Taboo Tabou is located at 3228 N. Clark.

The Pleasure Chest is located at 3436 N. Lincoln Ave.

Tulip Toy Gallery has two locations in Chicago at 3459 N. Halsted Street and 1480 W. Berwyn Avenue.

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Early to Bed is located at 5044 N. Clark St. You can also shop their store online as well.

G Boutique is located at 2131 N. Damen Ave.

Mephisto Leathers is located at 6410 N. Clark St.

Tulip Toy Gallery has two locations in Chicago at 3459 N. Halsted Street and 1480 W. Berwyn Avenue.

2 days ago

Noir City Film Festival @ Music Box

The 6th annual Noir City Film Festival runs Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Tonight's screenings include Too Late for Tears at 7pm and Roadblock at 9pm. Tickets are $12 per film, or $75 for a festival pass.

3 days ago

Some facts about Wrigley Field as it winds down its 100th year

3.   The ballpark standing at the corner of Clark and Addison streets has actually had three monikers. Originally named Weeghman Park in 1914 it became Cubs Park in 1916 before settling on the now famous Wrigley Field in 1926.

3 days ago

North Coast Music Festival after shows

@ Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

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@ The Mid, 306 N. Halsted St.

@ House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St.

@ Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave.

@ Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St.

@ Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.

@ Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division St.

@ Transit, 1431 W. Lake St.

@ City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St.

3 days ago

Looking for Something to Do This Labor Day Weekend? Check Out This List

If you’re looking for some laughs after a stressful week, the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, might be the place to go this weekend. The act starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets range from $17 to $27.

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...gate for $20. Children and senior tickets are $5.  Attendees will gather in Washington Park,  51st St. and Cottage Grove where they will enjoy live entertainment from a variety of artists such as Musiq Soul...

Atropia Fest is Chicago’s largest indoor and outdoor music and art festival. This is the third year. It will take place at the Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

3 days ago

Women's Words Film Fest premieres shorts

Chicago, IL —Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women's Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre ( 3914 N Clark ) on September 15th, 2014.

3 days ago

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-975-8150 or online.

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Profiles Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815 or online.

3 days ago

Elk Grove Village wants input on future bicycle plan

The bike plan meeting is at Pavilion Garden Terrace, 1000 Wellington Ave.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Best ice cream in Lakeview

No. 1: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 3404 N. Southport Ave.

No. 2: Scooter’s Frozen Custard, 1658 W. Belmont Ave.

No. 4: Bobtail Ice Cream Company, 2951 N. Broadway St.

No. 5: Oberweis Dairy Ice Cream and Dairy Store, 3055 N. Sheffield Ave.

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No. 3: Margie’s Candies, 1813 W. Montrose Ave.

4 days ago

Our Green City: The Green Legacy of the Burnham Plan

moss | 1754 West Byron Street | Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773.857.5533 | site hosted by 100% solar energy

4 days ago

Paint Your Own Beer Label *Beer Flight Included!*

Where: Beermiscuous (2812 North Lincoln Ave)

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(northwest corner of Lincoln, Diversey & Racine)

4 days ago

September comedy guide for Chicagoland

An eight-week talent competition in which, at the end of eight weeks, the winner shall be crowned “least pitiful human.” ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave. $12.

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Media historian Michael Delaney gives a presentation on comedian and actor Jack Benny and the stars surrounding him, including Fred Allen, Ediie Cantor, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and more. Mather’s, 7134 W. Higgins Ave. $8 suggested donation.

Ages 18 and up only. Approximately 60 minutes. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. $25.

The Gogo show is a variety show with standup, improv, sketch, solo performance, storytelling and music performed by women. Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. $10-$15.

An all-female comedy performance. $10 and a two-drink minimum. Zanies Comedy Night Club Chicago, 1548 N. Wells St.

See a mix of local talent perform improv comedy. UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave. $17.

...Carrillo-Mandel and Craig Tommey. The show is directed by Michael Brunlieb. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park Road. $5...

See this round up of the best songs, sketches and improv routines from the Second City Touring Company’s 52-year-old catalogue. Second City Chicago, 1616 N. Wells St. $17 on Mondays; $23 on Saturdays.

4 days ago

Reader All But Cancels Mueller Cartoons

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Free Pedicab Rides to Work From Union Station Thursday, Thanks to Cheerios

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Next in Downtown, South Loop & River North Skyscrapers at 167 W. Erie St., 720 N. LaSalle St. Approved by Aldermen

Next in Downtown, South Loop & River North Skyscrapers at 167 W. Erie St., 720 N. LaSalle St. Approved by Aldermen

The clothing store will be located in the former Borders bookstore at North Avenue and Halsted Street.

  • No thanks, I saw one run a stoplight just beyond the BP bridge and he could have killed the people who were inside.

4 days ago

Rub’s Smokehouse Owner Opens ‘Barbecue Bed and Breakfast’ on Rock River

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

The clothing store will be located in the former Borders bookstore at North Avenue and Halsted Street.

4 days ago

Eddie Bauer Opening Lincoln Park Location Thursday

The burglar spent nearly two hours cutting a hole in the roof at 2914 N. Ashland Ave., a video showed.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Eddie Bauer is opening a new location at 755 W. North Ave. View Full Caption

The store is opening in the former Borders bookstore at the corner of Halsted Street and North Avenue is opening.

Eddie Bauer closed its store at 600 N. Michigan Ave. in late January, according to Crain's Chicago Business, which had been the retailer's only location in the city.

4 days ago

Burglar cuts hole in roof at Lakeview Italian restaurant

A brazen burglary was caught on video at the La Gondola restaurant, 2914 N. Ashland, in Lakeview. The burglar climbed up a makeshift ladder, then cut a hole in the...

4 days ago

Reeling LGBT film fest opens Sept. 18

CHICAGO - Celebrate 32 years of The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, Reeling Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 18 at The Music Box Theatre ( 3733 N. Southport ave. ) with a screening of

5 days ago

Make-A-Wish Movie 'Madzilla' to Debut at Music Box Theatre

"Madzilla" will play at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., at 10 p.m. Thursday. Free tickets are available here. An invite-only "blue carpet reception" kicks off earlier, at 6:30 p.m.

To prepare for the screening, there will be no parking from 3 p.m. to midnight on the eastern side of the street, from 3715-3751 N. Southport Ave., according to Ald. Tom Tunney's (44th) office.

5 days ago

Status Update: Wrigley Growing Larger

The venerable ivy-festooned baseball park known as Wrigley Field is getting bigger.  You’ll remember that as part of the latest renovation plan, the Cubs are buying some city rights-of-way, since the stadium at 1060 West Addison Street has pretty much maxed out the block it sits on.

Portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed as part of a land transfer from the City of Chicago...

5 days ago

Renovation Street Closures Kick in Around Wrigley Field

According to a letter the Cubs sent to area residents, current parking lanes on Waveland and Sheffield will be removed and the team will offer free parking on non-event days in...

...the team will offer free parking on non-event days in the Green Lot at 1126 W. Grace. Residents in the area bordered by Addison on the South, Racine/Clark to the West...

...the North and Wilton on the East can fill out a neighbor parking application at 3721 N. Clark and receive a sticker to allow Green Lot access...

5 days ago

Three Big Chicago Restaurant Openings This Week

Just a couple of months after opening, the Boystown bars Whiskey Trust (3206 N. Halsted St., Lake View, 773-857-0493) and Chloe’s (3208 N. Halsted St.) are already undergoing...

...bars Whiskey Trust (3206 N. Halsted St., Lake View, 773-857-0493) and Chloe’s (3208 N. Halsted St.) are already undergoing a revamp. The spots that replaced Spin Nightclub are now being managed...

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...Giuliana Rancic; and chef Doug Psaltis—claim their new River North steak house, RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990), is going to be unlike any other steak house in the neighborhood...

...fried chicken field will be all crisped up and ready to go. LQ Chicken Shack (1856 W. North Ave., Bucktown, 773-772-5500), a takeout chicken window adjacent to the entrance of Lillie’s...

...work than by stuffing yourself silly at a hot-dog eating contest? Bangers & Lace’s (1670 W. Division St., Wicker Park, 773-252-6499) third annual feeding frenzy takes place at 2 p.m...

Bar Toma (110 E. Pearson St., Gold Coast, 312-266-3110) is going all in on beer—the restaurant has not...

5 days ago

Utility work to begin outside Wrigley Field

The corner of Sheffield and Waveland outside Wrigley Field in July.

5 days ago

Knight at the Movies: Love Is Strange; To Be Takei; Yves; film notes

...Stories and which won Liza Minnelli an Oscar—is playing at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., as part of its matinee series on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 30-31, at 11:30...

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...Our People. The film plays exclusively in Chicago for one week only at Facets Cinematheque, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., beginning Friday, Aug. 29. http://www.facets.org/cinematheque/films/aug2014/takei.php

5 days ago

THEATER REVIEW Clemente: The Legend of 21

Playwright: Luis Caballero. At: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or www.stage773.com; $35. Runs through: September 14

5 days ago

Burglar Cuts Through La Gondola's Roof, Swipes Laptop and Cash

McGuire said he was called to his Lakeview restaurant at 2914 N. Ashland Ave. midday Monday. Employees setting up for the day had been surprised to find a hole in the kitchen roof and rainwater on the floor.

5 days ago

'There Goes the Gayborhood' Author to Speak in Lakeview

From 7-8 p.m. Friday, the author will talk about his book at Unabridged Bookstore, 3251 N. Broadway. Ghaziani plans to address evolving gay communities in Boystown and Andersonville.

5 days ago

Dining news: Shaw's Labor Day special; Bar Takito opens

...Shock Top Oyster Fest returns for its 16th year on Saturday, Sept. 6, to the 2000 block of West Roscoe Street ( at Damen Avenue ) in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Brews will be available courtesy of this...

...courtesy of this year's beer sponsor, Shock Top, and the Village Tap Bar & Grill, 2055 W. Roscoe St. will sell raw oysters. Fest hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; a portion...

...SpritzBurger, 3819 N. Broadway, is hosting a seafood boil Sunday, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. Chef Dan Smith...

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...Bar Takito has opened at 201 N. Morgan St. in the West Loop. The restaurant is a Latin inspired shared-plate concept from Chef...

...French restaurant Bistro Campagne, 4518 N. Lincoln Ave., has several August specials. Among them are De Bruin Farm-raised rabbit pappardelle, Dotson Farm...

...Brewing Co. is slated to open Friday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. Located at 1454 S. Michigan Ave., Vice District Brewing Co. occupies a landmark building and pays homage to the history of...

...first annual Mac & Cheese Fest to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., at 12-3 p.m. Tickets will be available through TicketMaster Sept. 1 for $50...

...American Bacon Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at Union Station's Great Hall, 225 S. Canal St. VIP admission starts at 6:30 p.m., with general admission beginning at 7 p...

5 days ago

'The Oregon Trail' inspires a play at The Annoyance Theatre

Go: 8:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 31-Oct. 19 at The Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont Ave.)

6 days ago

Elk Grove Village officials: No tarps or blankets at next summer's concerts

...Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series. The concerts are held on the Village Green, located at 901 Wellington Ave. between the municipal complex and library...

6 days ago

Gogo Show to Stage Late-Night Variety at Greenhouse Theater Center

The Gogo Show was first staged in 2011 with free shows once a month at the Lincoln Loft on Lincoln near Belmont. With the move to the Greenhouse, shows will be staged twice a month.

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The Gogo Show opens Saturday, September 13, at The Greenhouse, 2257 N Lincoln Ave. Performances are at 11pm Saturdays and 7pm Sundays on the following dates: Sunday September 21...

6 days ago

Reconcept Report: New Management Takes Over Whiskey Trust and Chloe's, Reconcepting Coming

...former gateway to Boystown in June following its 15-year run on the corner of Halsted and Belmont, is now under new management—the people behind Boystown staples Hydrate, Elixir, and Replay, according...

6 days ago

Lawsuit Filed Over Wrong-Way DUI Crash That Killed Law Student

Johnson, of the 3500 block of North Janssen, was charged with one count of aggravated DUI causing accident or death, two counts of aggravated DUI causing accident or bodily harm, and misdemeanor counts of DUI and improper use of a controlled access highway, according to police.

6 days ago

How Green Is Our City: Chicago’s Urban Green Space

moss | 1754 West Byron Street | Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773.857.5533 | site hosted by 100% solar energy

6 days ago

A fresh round of shock and awe from the Cards Against Humanity crew

...events. . . . This summer, United Kingdom nail design competition winner Avka Urjinee opened Nail Junkie at 2127 W. Belmont Ave. in Roscoe Village. “My sister recognized my attention to detail with tattoos and thought I...

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...venue for private meetings and corporate events, is opening its second location in September — at 560 W. Washington Blvd. in the West Loop. With chic modern decor, a state-of-the-art audio-visual...

6 days ago

Under Contract! Rare East Lakeview condo on entire top floor scooped up at great price

Our clients recently accepted a contract and completed attorney review on 416 W Briar #3. The deal is now pending the closing date. The penthouse condo price was recently...

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