5 hours ago

Dress that pet

Lakeview’s Dog-a-holics (3657 N. Southport Ave. 773-857-7600) gets the prize for most creative costume selection this year. In addition...

Oct. 25. 3608 N. Southport Ave. 773-549-9000

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At Andersonville’s Jameson Loves Danger (5208 N. Clark St. 773-754-8816), big dogs, which are often trickier to buy for, have choices too...

...and other costumes for dogs up to 130 pounds. Cats are covered at Ruff Haus (4652 N. Rockwell St. 773-478-5100; 1206 W. Granville Ave. 872-208-7127) in Lincoln Square and Edgewater...

...130 pounds. Cats are covered at Ruff Haus (4652 N. Rockwell St. 773-478-5100; 1206 W. Granville Ave. 872-208-7127) in Lincoln Square and Edgewater, where smaller accessories like devil horns and...

»  Parker’s Annual Bark-o-ween. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 1340-1342 E. 55th St.

1 E. Delaware Place 312-649-0347. Parade travels to Washington Square Park, and prizes will go to scariest, most glamorous, best pet and owner duo and best overall costume. Proceeds benefit PAWS Chicago.

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Lawrence Avenue at Marine Drive. Proceeds benefit upkeep at Puptown dog park. Prizes for best homemade and best store-bought costumes.

7 hours ago

The stunt coordinators are the real stars of John Wick, the new Keanu Reeves vehicle

13th Floor Haunted House 1940 George

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2600 N. Western Ave.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

1022 Lake St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

600 N. Michigan

322 E. Illinois St.

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

8 hours ago

Unarrested Development: Large Wrigleyville Apartment & Retail Project Moving Forward

...are moving forward with a plan to build a large residential and retail development at Clark and Addison. Alderman Tom Tunney's office has indicated that the developers will likely break ground on...

12 hours ago

Theater events: Paramount hosts 'SPANK!' for 1-night only

...Leigh Johnson's world premiere effort, which begins previews Tuesday, Oct. 28, at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. At every performance, SSP will collect donations for the Family Farm Disaster Fund, a...

...Productions recently announced its upcoming four-show season. It begins March 26 at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, with "Creation's Birthday," Hasan Padamsee's examination of the big bang theory. That...

...Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July 2-Aug. 2 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.) is about two mothers -- one Israeli and one Palestinian -- who are united by a tragedy...

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...Goodman and Roundabout Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Free, but reservations are required. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org...

...to protect against blood splatter. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 1434 N. Western Ave., Chicago. The Oct. 31 performance includes the show and an after-party. Costumes optional. See...

...p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2120 S. Jefferson St., Chicago. The event includes a haunted cavern, music, dancing, games and gadgets. For the 21...

...titled "Chicago's Weird, Grandma." It opens Monday, Oct. 27, at The Neo-Futurist Theatre, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. Guest companies scheduled to work with the young students include Lookingglass Theatre, The Neo...

...the conflict between religion and science in a small Kansas town. Performances take place at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Season flex passes ($80, $110) are available, as are single tickets. (773) 334-7728...

...That's followed by Neil Cole's "Groucho" (July 23-Aug. 9 at Raven Theater, 6157 N. Clark St.), a play with music chronicling Groucho Marx's life. Stephanie Liss' "On Holy Ground" (July...

12 hours ago

Should CPS sit out the Common Core assessment?

I grew up near Roscoe & Halsted in the 1970s, left for college and moved back in 2000, started this blog in...

14 hours ago

Stalled Addison Park on Clark Project Could Begin by Spring: Tunney Aide

The $140 million development will bring an 8-story mixed-used building with 148 rental units, nearly 170,000 square feet of retail space and 493 parking spots to the corner of Clark and Addison.

Two stores at the corner of Addison and Clark will remain standing: Luis Auto Repair, 1031 W. Addison St., and Sports World, 3555 N. Clark St. Lawson said these will remain separate from the Addison Park on Clark project.

Two stores at the corner of Addison and Clark will remain standing: Luis Auto Repair, 1031 W. Addison St., and Sports World, 3555 N. Clark St. Lawson said these will remain separate from the Addison Park on Clark project.

Along Clark Street, everything from 3525-3545 N. Clark St. will close. This includes Red Ivy, Mullen's on Clark and Salt & Pepper Diner. Three impacted storefronts have already shut down: Bar Louie, iO Theater and Goose Island Wrigleyville.

Lawson said the 7-Eleven being torn down near Addison and Sheffield is expected to reopen inside Addison Park on Clark. There's no word on the future of other impacted businesses, and none of new development's retail space has been leased yet, Lawson said.

21 hours ago

Stars Align @ GMan Tavern

...local artists for a unique collaboration for one night only, tonight at the GMan Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St. The inaugural show features Stanton McConnell of Santah and Jim Drake of Jaime Rojo. Each...

26 hours ago

Weekend Events Around Town: 10/24-10/26

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1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

600 E. Grand Ave.

28 hours ago

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed on Halsted St. near medical facilities

On Monday the South East Lake View Neighbors [SELVN] discussed a proposed medical marijuana dispensary to be located at 2843 N. Halsted St., a now vacant two-story building in a mixed commercial-residential strip. The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet on the matter on Nov. 21.

28 hours ago

Heart of the Hood: Longtime community staple raising money for much-needed makeover

For more than a century, since 1888 actually, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy [OLMCA], 720 W. Belmont Ave., has provided a stable, safe place for kids to learn. But as we all know and the Rolling Stones even sing, “Time waits for no one.” That includes buildings. 

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Mark your calendars now, because it’ll be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. All of the six (yes, six!) candidates will be in attendance and WBEZ's Chip Mitchell will moderate. 

...After over 10 years of empty decay, the landmarked Three Arts Club building, 1300 N. Dearborn, is in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation thanks to the efforts of...

...was accepted into the Senior Artists Network’s juried exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The show runs Oct. 20 to Nov. 30 with an opening reception from 4 to...

28 hours ago

The Top Local Shopping Events This Week

Pregnant gals, there’s something in the air this week: Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St., kickinmaternity.com) throws a fall fashion show pitched at moms and moms-to-be tomorrow...

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If spring is for cleaning, then autumn is for nesting. Stop by Unison (2000 W. Fulton St., unisonhome.com) for a warehouse sale, tomorrow through Sunday. Score up to 80 percent off...

...12 ticket gets you a goodie bag, giveaways, and catered appetizers. In addition, Preggers Maternity (900 N. Michigan Ave., preggersmaternity.com) offers 15 percent off all maternity items until October 31...

Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., shoparteffect.com) wants to make sure you’re very warm this season. Stop by their adorable store now until Sunday, where sweaters are currently buy one, get one half-off.

Stylist and blogger Selby from styled-therapy.com makes an in-store appearance at Stitch (1937 N. Damen Ave., stitchchicago.com) on Saturday. The fashion guru will help customers style their jewelry, accessory, and bag purchases. Plus, there will be complimentary wine and 20 percent off storewide.

Bespoke No. 7 is Haberdash’s (607 N. State St., haberdashmen.com) own private label for men, available off the rack and made to measure. Until Sunday, all Bespoke No. 7 vests, jackets, pants, and topcoats are 33 percent off in store or online (with code BESPOKESALE).

...a glass of bubbly during the label’s Friday pop-in shop at Sir & Madame (938 N. Damen Ave., sirandmadame.com...

...app Nike Training Club unveils a store within a store at Macy’s State Street (111 N. State St., macys.com), and celebrates the grand opening on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m...

The home furnishing consignment warehouse Coyle & Herr (coyleandherr.com) has relocated to 3031 North Rockwell Street, and the new space—all 8,200 square feet of it—is currently stocked with...

30 hours ago

Free Pizza at West Loop's New Blaze Pizza Friday

Blaze Pizza launched in Chicago in December 2013 with a restaurant at 953 W. Belmont Ave. in Lakeview. A second location, at 227 E. Ontario St. in Streeterville, opened in April.

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The West Loop restaurant, at 24 S. Clinton St. in Presidential Towers, is the chain's third Chicago location. Blaze Pizza opened its doors to a lunch crowd Thursday, a manager confirmed.

Blaze Pizza launched in Chicago in December 2013 with a restaurant at 953 W. Belmont Ave. in Lakeview. A second location, at 227 E. Ontario St. in Streeterville, opened in April.

32 hours ago

A Softer Alternative to Chicago’s Concrete Shoreline

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36 hours ago

What Time is Lunch?

...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...

40 hours ago

10 Things to Do

...comedy, seeing him live is better. October 25, 8 p.m. $25-$35. Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway St., 773-327-3175...

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...23, 5:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited and RSVP required. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., 312–335–1650...

...the current state of musical theater. Through Nov. 2. $33-$100. Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., 800-775-2000...

...despite their dapper tuxedos. October 30, 5 p.m. $18, Shedd members $9. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-939-2438...

...restaurant. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Tru, 676 N. St. Clair St. Reservations for lunch at Tru during the auction is $75 and can be made by...

...of India. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $20. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., 312-334-7777. Here's a sample from "Raag Rageshri...

...the school break, this is a good bet. Dec. 17-21. $25-$75. Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.), 800-745-3000...

2 days ago

Five Fun Things to Do in Chicago This Week

10/26 at 8:30. $15. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com

10/27 at 8. $16–$19. Metro, 3730 N. Clark. etix.com

10/24–11/1. $15. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport. musicboxtheatre.com

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10/23–1/18. $14–$23. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

10/26 at 4. Free with RSVP. Black Cinema House, 7200 S. Kimbark. blackcinemahouse.org

2 days ago

Historic Lakeview Home Could Become Apartment Building by 2016

The ivy-covered house at 1418 W. Addison St. was built in the late 1800s, according to Preservation Chicago. Though the architect is unknown, the city has determined the building has architectural and historical significance to Lakeview.

2 days ago

McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

...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...

2 days ago

Pencil This In: Stars Align At GMan Tavern

...can make it down to Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park for our 10th anniversary party. (3740 N. Clark St....

2 days ago

Jason Schwartzman Visits The Music Box This Friday

The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N. Southport Ave.

2 days ago

"How Do You Do?" Find out at 20x2 Chicago Oct. 25

...question is "How do you do?" See the answers on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

2 days ago

Beauty Beat: Winter Hair Care Tips from Civello Stylist Zoe Johnson

...city, former Michael Anthony Salon & Spa locations at 1001 W. North Avenue in Lincoln Park, 1637 W. Belmont Avenue in Lakeview, and 621-623 N. State Street in River North...

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...Today Civello opens three salons in the city, former Michael Anthony Salon & Spa locations at 1001 W. North Avenue in Lincoln Park, 1637 W. Belmont Avenue in Lakeview, and 621-623 N. State Street...

...at 1001 W. North Avenue in Lincoln Park, 1637 W. Belmont Avenue in Lakeview, and 621-623 N. State Street in River North...

2 days ago

Preservation Watch: Developer Proposes Apartments for Historic North Side Home

...turn of the century masonry home covered in ivy just off the Southport Corridor at 1418 W. Addison St. may soon be made into a small apartment complex according to a new plan from...

2 days ago

Porchlight Stages Rousing Version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, staged by Porchlight Music Theatre, runs through Nov. 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Tickets are $39-45 and can be bought online or by calling 773-777-9884.

2 days ago

BOOK REVIEW Gaybash

...for a non-profit in the Loop. He recently moved into a new condo near Addison and Halsted streets, although none of his boxes are unpacked due to laziness. Matt lacks self-confidence...

2 days ago

Knight at the Movies: Nightbreed; Advanced Style; film notes

...Avi Nesher ( who will appear at the screening -Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., at 9:30 p.m. ). Israel's most prominent queer filmmaker, Eytan Fox ( renowned for...

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...and style have no age. The film plays exclusively at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., beginning Friday, Oct. 24. The Siskel is offering patrons 65 years and older $7 discount...

...commercial. The screening event, which is free, will take place at Columbia College ( Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. ) on Wed., Oct. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. To submit and/or RSVP for...

2 days ago

THEATER REVIEW Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Book: Hugh Wheeler; Score: Stephen Sondheim. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or www.porchlightmusictheatre.org; $39-$45. Runs through Nov. 9

2 days ago

LGBTQ youth job fair Oct. 22 at Center

CHICAGO—The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The fee event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes.

2 days ago

Fans flock to Wrigley Field to see historic teardown

Waveland Avenue and Sheffield are both closed to traffic as demolition crews tear down the left and right field bleachers, which is part of a major bleacher expansion.

2 days ago

Rich Dark Chocolate for the Rich? This Chocolate Bar Sells for $260

In Chicago, you can find To’ak chocolate bars exclusively at Lush Wine and Spirits: 1257 S. Halsted St., 1412 W. Chicago Ave. and 2232 W. Roscoe St. Or order them online at toakchocolate.com.

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In Chicago, you can find To’ak chocolate bars exclusively at Lush Wine and Spirits: 1257 S. Halsted St., 1412 W. Chicago Ave. and 2232 W. Roscoe St. Or order them online at toakchocolate.com.

In Chicago, you can find To’ak chocolate bars exclusively at Lush Wine and Spirits: 1257 S. Halsted St., 1412 W. Chicago Ave. and 2232 W. Roscoe St. Or order them online at toakchocolate.com.

3 days ago

Homecoming Highlights 'Willie in the Windy City'

Earlier in the day, Gasteyer, a 1989 School of Communication graduate, was an honored guest during a Football Luncheon and an Alumni Panel...

3 days ago

Lakeview Crime Blotter, by Bob Zuley

A shaken cab driver entered Klemko’s Lakeview high rise, at Irving Park Rd. and Pine Grove shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning and asked a building worker to call police, alleging that he had been battered and carjacked, according to CPD.

...summoned police after losing possession of his vehicle. The cab was later discovered unoccupied at Waveland and Lake Shore Dr. Police are seeking to identify Klemko’s companions...

In the first reported incident at 12:47 a.m., a victim reports that a black male, 25-35 years of age, had snatched his iPhone at Newport and Sheffield and fled southbound toward Belmont.

At 3:02 a.m., a man alleges that he was robbed at gunpoint by three or four young black males on the 3400 block of Sheffield before the offenders flee eastbound on Cornelia toward Halsted St.

At 3:02 a.m., a man alleges that he was robbed at gunpoint by three or four young black males on the 3400 block of Sheffield before the offenders flee eastbound on Cornelia toward Halsted St.

Around 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning, a man in the street at Belmont and Racine asks passers-by to call police as he had allegedly been jumped and robbed.

This past weekend, ambulances were summoned for injured people found at Halsted near Waveland, Halsted and Roscoe, Belmont and Greenview,

This past weekend, ambulances were summoned for injured people found at Halsted near Waveland, Halsted and Roscoe, Belmont and Greenview,

After a victim had her purse snatched 1:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Starbucks at Belmont and Clark, an alert 19th district police officer instituted a foot chase and placed the offender in custody at gunpoint in the 900 block of School St.

A 20-year old DePaul Univ. student was attacked, robbed, and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for medical treatment after being accosted on Belmont near Seminary around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

On Friday and Saturday, at least two women in the area reported being sexually assaulted including incidents on the 500 block of Hawthorne and the 2900 block of Pine Grove.

...police that she was beaten in an armed robbery that occurred in the vicinity of Lakewood and Henderson around 3 a.m. Wednesday by an offender wearing a distinctive jacket. Both police and...

At approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, 19th district police detained a man wearing a similar distinctive red leather jacket for questioning at Halsted and Belmont and took him into custody for a warrant violation. Because of the similar jackets, robbery detectives were called in on the case.

Juarez was arrested on the 900 block of W. Belmont, a now notoriously dangerous stretch of street due to it's proximity to the CTA"s Belmont 'L" stop.

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Juan Juarez, 47, was arrested Oct. 15 and has been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and two felony counts of Aggravated Battery/Transit Employee Issuance of Warrant for assaulting a woman 8:05 a.m. May 1 on CTA property at Armitage and Sheffield Ave.

3 days ago

Sex crime victim speaks out on daytime attack

A warrant was issued after he subsequently failed to appear in court. Police encountered Mercado last Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to steal a bottle of vodka from a Jewel-Osco Store on Broadway near Addison. Mercado is currently housed at Cook County Jail on a $10,000 bail.

3 days ago

Man arrested for Leaving Scene of Accident with Injury

...as the offender/driver of a vehicle that, after disobeying a red light in the 1000 Block of Irving Park 1:15 p.m. Friday, struck and injured a pedestrian and then ran into another...

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Rolando Berrios-Rio, 28, of the 2600 block of N. Ridgeway, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Leave Scene of Accident – Injury/Death, one count of Drivers License Never Issued, and one count of Disobey Red Circular Steady Signal Stop.

3 days ago

Heart of the Hood: Longtime community staple raising money for much-needed makeover

For more than a century, since 1888 actually, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy [OLMCA], 720 W. Belmont Ave., has provided a stable, safe place for kids to learn. But as we all know and the Rolling Stones even sing, “Time waits for no one.” That includes buildings. 

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Mark your calendars now, because it’ll be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. All of the six (yes, six!) candidates will be in attendance and WBEZ's Chip Mitchell will moderate. 

...After over 10 years of empty decay, the landmarked Three Arts Club building, 1300 N. Dearborn, is in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation thanks to the efforts of...

...was accepted into the Senior Artists Network’s juried exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The show runs Oct. 20 to Nov. 30 with an opening reception from 4 to...

3 days ago

Wrigley four-year $500 million restoration, expansion plan underway

For the last few weeks, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues have been closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic remains open on sidewalks along the...

“We have already received complaints about the noise,” said Chastity Santigel, an employee at the nearby Salt and Pepper Diner, 3537 N. Clark St. “The new stadium will have more restaurants and it’s going to hurt us.”

“The construction will be great for the fans and the businesses,” said Brad Rosen, owner of Sports World Chicago, a sports apparel and memorabilia store, 3555 N. Clark St. “It will be a positive experience for everyone.”

...on Waveland to the east side of the fire station located at the corner of Waveland and Seminary...

3 days ago

Cycling Sonoma and Designing Sustainable Wineries

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3 days ago

Dining news: "Dinner Party" Oct. 27; Cicchetti closes

...Slated for a late November opening in Boystown, Dive Bar ( 3445 N. Halsted St. ) will revolve around a nautical theme, Eater Chicago noted. The food will feature surf-and...

...El Mariachi Tequila Bar, 3906 N. Broadway, is hosting Chicago Costume's 7th annual Halloween fashion show on Wed., Oct. 22, 7...

...Lush Wine & Spirits ( 2232 W. Roscoe Ave. and 1412 W. Chicago Ave. ) is encouraging Chicagoans to drink pink in October with "From...

...s "Bay Blue," Alemar Cheese's "Good Thunder" and LaClare Farms' "Chandoka." Also, Bar Pastoral, 2947 N. Broadway, will host a special brunch/book-signing with Legendary "Breakfast Queen" Ina Pinkney in celebration...

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...Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe and host Elysabeth Alfano—and the public at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.citywinery.com/chicago/fear-no-art-presents-the...

—Chef Ryan McCaskey of Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave., has launched Ramen Sundays. For $14, diners can enjoy a bowl of his Tonkotsu Ramen featuring pork belly, 24-hour pork shoulder, pickled quail egg, house sambal, enoki mushroom and spicy lobster oil.

...Tre Soldi, 212 E. Ohio St., will sell its pizzas ( normally $15-$17 ) for $10 during Chicago Bears games. Varieties include...

...Kanela Breakfast Club has opened a new restaurant in Wicker Park, at 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave. This is the third Kanela to open in Chicago with previous locations in Lake View...

...sights on Chicago's Buena Park neighborhood, opening Buena Beach Bar & Grill at Imperial Towers, 4250 N. Marine Dr., across from Montrose Beach at Lake Michigan. The restaurant, housed on the main floor of...

...The culinary team at Piccolo Sogno Due, 340 N. Clark St., has announced its fall menu. Some of the items include antipasti such as calamari and...

...On Thursday, Nov. 6, Michael Kornick and Executive Chef Erick Williams of mk, 868 N. Franklin St., welcome Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars for an exclusive tasting experience at 6 p...

—Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., will host its 41st Annual Professional/Amateur Wine Tasting Contest on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. To enter, contestants pay an entrance fee of $20 and must be at least 21 years of age. To RSVP, call 773-281-9101.

...Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., will host award-winning whisky legend Dave Broom for a "Whisky Tasting, Brunch & Book Signing...

...Lush Wine & Spirits ( 2232 W. Roscoe Ave. and 1412 W. Chicago Ave. ) is encouraging Chicagoans to drink pink in October with "From Our Rack to Yours," in...

—This holiday season, The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St., will serve Turkey Day-themed cuisine Nov. 24-30. Special menu items include turkey-and-mozzarella croquettes and hot turkey sandwich. Visit www.BoundaryChicago.com .

...BBQ restaurant Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., is offering "Smoked-Turkeys-to-Go" for Thanksgiving. A whole slow-cooked turkey is priced...

—Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., will offer Thanksgiving-related fare Nov. 24-30. Among the items are turkey wings, hot brown smoked pastrami turkey, H&H turkey loaf and pumpkin-pie flan. See www.HowellsAndHood.com .

...Sixteen ( at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 N. Wabash Ave. ) has unveiled its newest menu, "The Faces of Sixteen." The 12-course tasting menu—which...

...On Friday, Oct. 31, ROOF on theWit, 201 N. State St., will be crawling with witches and dripping with blood-red cocktails in honor of Halloween...

...Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., will feature a Beaujolais Nouveau menu on Thursday, Nov. 20, 5-9:30 p.m...

...Wollensky Restaurant Group announced the grand reopening of the all-new Wollensky's Grill at 318 N. State St. Corporate Executive Chef Matt King's menu is engineered toward sharing and sampling, with dishes...

3 days ago

Trib Empire Grows at S-T's Expense

...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...

3 days ago

'Nerds at Heart' Connects Singles with Board Games, Booze

Nerds at Heart is hosting a "love and lust"-themed singles mixer at the Lakeview bar, 3343 N. Clark St.

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Introducing a 3-D carving machine quiet enough for your home office

...open RoscoeBooks, a general bookstore with an emphasis on children's books, in November at 2142 W. Roscoe St. in Roscoe Village. . . .Joe Koenig recently opened Make Ideas Reality Communications, a public relations business...

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...High-Hat Club opened this month in the space formerly occupied by Katerina's at 1920 W. Irving Park Road in North Center. Serving cocktails and Creole-Italian cuisine, owner Michael Polino's new nightclub...

New storefront gallery Sector 2337 opened its first art exhibit Oct. 16 at 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square. Run by Caroline Picard and Devin King, who formerly oversaw Green Lantern...

...residential project including a 41,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, has opened at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Bronzeville. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials cut the ribbon Oct. 14. The $46...

3 days ago

Three Holistic Hair Salons Are Coming to Chicago

The new Civello shops are located at 1001 W. North Ave., 1637 W. Belmont Ave., and 621-623 N. State St.

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The new Civello shops are located at 1001 W. North Ave., 1637 W. Belmont Ave., and 621-623 N. State St.

The new Civello shops are located at 1001 W. North Ave., 1637 W. Belmont Ave., and 621-623 N. State St.

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