7 hours ago

Jumping through hoops in heartbreaking ‘Tall Girls’

Where: Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont

    Jumping through hoops in heartbreaking 'Tall Girls'
    "Tall Girls," Meg Miroshnik's lovely, heartbreaking play about five young women in a dead-end Midwest town during the Great Depression, is one of those all-American stories that not only beautifully captures a very specific time and place, but also suggests the inner lives of those with big dreams undermined by countless social obstacles.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Eager To Host 2020 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field

One of the concerns is obviously security around the Clark and Addison ballpark.

    Chicago Cubs Eager To Host 2020 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field
    The Chicago Cubs are hoping to host an All-Star Game once Wrigley Field's renovations are completed. President of business operations Crane Kenney said he's optimistic that the Cubs can land the 2020 games. But first, they have to overcome a few obstacles. ''The city wants it; we want it,'' Kenney said at the Cubs Convention this weekend.
    http://b96.cbslocal.com

29 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Portage Park Car Thief Charged After Snatching, Crashing Idling Car: Report

Edita Mujkovic, of the 800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, was charged with vehicular hijacking, criminal damage to property, driving without a license and striking an unattended vehicle, according to police arrest records.

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Around 8:20 a.m. Thursday, a man left his car running in the 4800 block of West Warwick Avenue while he waited for it to get warm, according to police. A woman then jumped...

    Portage Park Car Thief Charged After Snatching, Crashing Idling Car: Report
    CHICAGO - An 18-year-old woman was charged with vehicular hijacking after jumping into a man's idling car and crashing it in Portage Park Thursday, police said. Around 8:20 a.m. Thursday, a man left his car running in the 4800 block of West Warwick Avenue while he waited for it to get warm, according to police.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

32 hours ago

Feminist Happy Hour, "Off the Wall," and more things to do in Chicago this week

Thu 1/19: Eunji Kim presents Kim Kong: A Comedy Monster, her one-person show at the Annoyance (851 W. Belmont) about her journey from Busan, South Korea, to Chicago's comedy scene. 8 PM

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Through 2/28: Studio Oh! (1837 S. Halsted) presents "Off the Wall," an exhibition of graffiti work by Derric Clemmons, Ronit Wiener, and John Yaou.

Mon 1/16: SlutTalk honors President Obama in this special edition of Feminist Happy Hour: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye at Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee). The lineup includes Veronica Arreola, Kim Bellware, Jasmine Davila, Colette Gregory, Jill Hopkins-Olewnik, and Alicia Swiz. 6 PM

Tue 1/17: Build & Brews is a fund-raiser for Rebuilding Exchange at the Lagunitas Brewery (1843 S. Washtenaw), featuring food from Yvolina's Tamales, music by DJ Frausto, an opportunity to work on a collaborative woodworking project, and plenty of Lagunitas beer. 5:30-8:30 PM

...1/17: Chicago jazz group Fat Babies continue their weekly residency at the Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway). Peter Margasak writes, "The ebullient polyphony and drive on their third album, Solid Gassuh (Delmark...

Wed 1/18: The Ice Cream Beer Social at East Room (1944 W. Division) features pairings of Ben & Jerry’s flavors with New Belgium brews plus tastings of ice cream beer floats. 7:30-11 PM

Thu 1/19: University of Chicago's Centers for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Gender and Sexuality host Re:Action, a day of "resistance and rebuilding" featuring an activism fair, book exchange, film screening, and an evening party at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th). 2-8 PM

    Feminist Happy Hour, "Off the Wall," and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Through 2/28: Studio Oh! (1837 S. Halsted) presents "Off the Wall," an exhibition of graffiti work by Derric Clemmons, Ronit Wiener, and John Yaou.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

33 hours ago

Former Belmont flyover opponents try to make the best of a bad situation

...the CTA has already purchased five parcels for the flyover through eminent domain. These include 3348 N. Clark (formerly home to Bolat African Cuisine), 3240 and 3252 N. Wilton (an older two-flat...

...eminent domain. These include 3348 N. Clark (formerly home to Bolat African Cuisine), 3240 and 3252 N. Wilton (an older two-flat and a recently constructed 14-unit condo building), 3401-07 N...

...3252 N. Wilton (an older two-flat and a recently constructed 14-unit condo building), 3401-07 N. Clark (the former home of the Big Cheese poutinerie), and 947-949 W. Newport (a multiunit...

...condo building), 3401-07 N. Clark (the former home of the Big Cheese poutinerie), and 947-949 W. Newport (a multiunit graystone across the street from the Links Hall arts incubator building). A few...

    Former Belmont flyover opponents try to make the best of a bad situation
    click to enlarge Alex Wroblewski/Sun-Times The day before President Obama gave his farewell speech at McCormick Place, his administration announced a parting gift for Chicago: about $1.1 billion in grants that, along with roughly $1 billion in local money, will pay for the first phase of the CTA's Red and Purple Modernization project, a much-needed overhaul of these el lines north of Belmont.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

37 hours ago

Berlin washroom vandalized

A washroom at the popular Boystown nightclub Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave., was vandalized the evening of Jan. 14, according to social media reports.

    Berlin washroom vandalized - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - Berlin washroom vandalized A washroom at the popular Boystown nightclub Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave., was vandalized the evening of Jan. 14, according to social media reports.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

37 hours ago

5 Family-Friendly Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2017

3215 N. Sheffield Avenue

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1543 N. Damen Avenue

340 W. Armitage Avenue

1160 N. Dearborn Street

835 N. Michigan Avenue

    5 Family-Friendly Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2017
    Posted on January 16, 2017 at 8:14AM by Amy Bizzarri Here's a resolution for 2017: Make a point to expand your Chicago dining repertoire by exploring new restaurants during Chicago Restaurant Week 2017 (January 27-February 9). Over 350 Chicago restaurants are participating this year, including 50 brand-new additions, making this the perfect opportunity to give some new-to-you restaurants a try...
    http://www.choosechicago.com

Dec 31

Updated 40 hours ago

Free Christmas Tree Recycling and FREE Mulch in Chicago

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

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Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Free Christmas Tree Recycling and FREE Mulch in Chicago
    Beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 24 sites through Saturday, January 21, 2017. Trees dropped off at any of the 24 locations will be ground into FREE fragrant mulch by DSS and Chicago Park District forestry crews.
    http://chicagofree.info

  • Ann D Long time neighbor

    Dennis, would it be suitable for path mulch?

  • Hello Ann,

    Yes. As you turn into North Park Village make the first left past the security hut into a small parking lot. The mulch is at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

    Dennis

42 hours ago

Back to the 2006 Price in Lakeview? A Top Floor 3/3 at 814 W. Roscoe

Back to the 2006 Price in Lakeview? A Top Floor 3/3 at 814 W. Roscoe

2 days ago

Love is Love, Sidetrack offering uplifting Inauguration Day alternative

Sidetrack: 3349 N Halsted, Chicago Illinois 773-477-9189

    Love is Love, Sidetrack offering uplifting Inauguration Day alternative - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Lakeview, Chicago. ( January 13, 2017 ) Sidetrack The Video bar-famous for Show Tune Sunday, frozen slushies, and napkin tosses ( among other events and social activism )-is throwing a Love is Love Party all day and night Friday January 20. Sidetrack, along with partners Lambda Legal and Absolut, want to Make J20 Great Again!
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

2 days ago

Memorable moments, quotes from Chicago Cubs Convention

Chairman Tom Ricketts on what he heard during a Cubs hospital visit: "I went out and took (the trophy) to North Shore Hospital. I took it to the natal infant care unit. I met a family. Their children were named Clark, Addison and Sheffield. I am so glad we did not move the team to Rosemont."

    Memorable moments, quotes from Chicago Cubs Convention
    No doubt about it: This year's Cubs convention was 11 on a scale of 10 for excitement. A world championship does that to a team and its fan base. The Cubs will take another victory lap Monday when they visit the White House and meet with President Obama.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

1000s of Illinoisans traveling to Women's March on Washington Jan. 21

Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 716 W Addison St., Chicago.

    1000s of Illinoisans traveling to Women's March on Washington Jan. 21 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    As the date draws closer for what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, D.C. in recent times, Illinois marchers and the Illinois Chapter organizers are in final stages of preparation for the Women's March on Washington. The March is taking place Saturday, Jan.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

  • "As the date draws closer for what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, D.C. in recent times,..."

    Except, of course, for the annual pro-life March for Life that has taken place in Washington since 1974, that the main stream media never reports on or covers...

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    "As the date draws closer for what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in Washington, D.C. in recent times,..."

    Except, of course, for the annual pro-life March for Life that has taken place in Washington since 1974, that the main stream media never reports on or covers...

    From Wikipedia: "Between 2003 and 2009, the march had an attendance of around 250,000, but this number has since increased. The 2011 and 2012 marches drew an estimated 400,000 each, the 2013 march drew an estimated 650,000."

    Even with an impending blizzard last year, 2016, the estimate of marchers was 250,000.

    But I bet most of you never even knew it happened...

    No bias in the media. No, none at all.

  • How cute, more sore winning. Unfortunately for you, the mainstream media does cover that march of lying hypocritical bigoted "Christians."

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Can these Illinois women please "March" all the useless Lib Leftist women pols of this town/state

    Tammy Duckworth, Tonnie P, Kim Fox, Loretta Linch - can they march out of our state/city and never come back?

    How about we get some real men to lead this down and expel all the gang members, illegal alien cartel members?

2 days ago

Levine: Cubs’ Crane Kenney Outlines Wrigley Field Changes

Other changes will have the Cubs’ office building ready this year by Opening Day. The plan for the current building used for office space on Clark just north of Waveland will be to house the team’s new cable network venture after the 2019 season.

    Levine: Cubs' Crane Kenney Outlines Wrigley Field Changes
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The six-year plan to renovate historic Wrigley Field and parts of the surrounding area is progressing in its third offseason, and president of business operations Crane Kenney outlined many of the changes to the 103-year-old ballpark for 2017. The hope is to complete all the major repairs by 2019.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Horror events for the weekend of Friday the 13th

...mixing exploitation with spirituality/meditation influences. Screens tonight and tomorrow at midnight! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

HITCH*COCKTAILS - Fridays at 10pm. Improv Hitchcock-style. Skits based on audience suggestion. Live jazz band. Actors drink as the plot thickens! $20 ($15 students). The Annoyance Theater & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.

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FARGO - This beloved Coen Brothers' cult classic screens at 9:30pm tonight and 1:30pm on Sunday. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637. $5.

...s Seven Samurai screens this Saturday at 3:00pm (and Monday & Wednesday at 6:30pm). 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

CLAIRE IN MOTION - (1/13-1/19) Dramatic thriller starring Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) as a woman dealing with the aftermath of her husband's mysterious disappearance and the dark secrets that begin to surface. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

...by “epyon5,” whose unique style includes standout illustrated portraits of horror and pop culture figures. 2415 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL...

...s illustrations, sketches, and works on paper. Museum hours: 9:30am-4:00pm. Lower level, 5700 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

David Bowie Memorial Bash - TONIGHT! Celebrate the life and career of David Bowie through dance and drink at Late Bar from 10pm-4am (with a happy hour from 8pm-10pm). Video clips, DJs, and special performances throughout the night. 3534 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618.

...to restore things to the way they were before becoming lost forever. Water Tower Works, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL. For info, call 773-477-9257 x125...

    Horror Events for the Weekend of Friday the 13th
    Happy Friday the 13th to all of you horror fans out there! It only happens a few times a year, so why not take note? Chicago has a great amount of offerings going on this weekend, though there doesn't seem to be any Friday the 13th screenings happening publicly...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

3 days ago

Weekend picks: It's the riding of the bulls at Allstate

...Knows runs through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart...

...Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five-day pass is $100; individual shows...

AfterSound, Jetpack Hotline, Beach Bunny: 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

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...are two shows on Friday and Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.com. 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14

...Metro Sunday, Jan. 15. Tomorrow Never Knows runs through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro...

...Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five...

...special interactive exhibits from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago. Sold out. (866) 800-1275 or cubs.com. Various times through Sunday, Jan. 15

...To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

...s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $10-$60; then at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$60. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14...

Werewolves at Hour 30, Bubbles Erotica, Vesperteen, The Dead Seeds: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Afterlife featuring Nick Rockwell, Kings of Class, Nikho, Corduroy Xavier, Tista, DangerWayne, Ryan Mansfield: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

August Hotel, Ember Oceans, Beach Bunny: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $10. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Lukas Graham, Hein Cooper: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $29-$35. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mississippi All Stars: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19.50-$109.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com.

    Weekend picks: It's the riding of the bulls at Allstate
    Some of the world's top bull riders compete at the PBR: Professional Bull Riders Chicago Invitational this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $18-$130. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14; 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

Weekend picks: Country's Aaron Watson plays Joe's Live

...Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart...

...Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five-day pass is $100; individual shows...

Everyone Leaves, City Mouth, Fossil Youth, Caving, Tiny Kingdoms, Short Handed: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

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...Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Adler Planetarium is at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. adlerplanetarium.org. Free days are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday...

...are two shows on Friday and Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.com. 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13...

...Tomorrow Never Knows runs from Wednesday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro...

...Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five...

...show, joined by pop artist Brandon James and funk rockers Yeh Boi. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $7.50-$10. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com. 9 p.m. Friday, Jan...

...special interactive exhibits from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago. Sold out. (866) 800-1275 or cubs.com. Various times between Friday to Sunday...

...To Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $29-$78. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

...s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $10-$60; then at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$60. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14...

Werewolves at Hour 30, Bubbles Erotica, Vesperteen, The Dead Seeds: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Afterlife featuring Nick Rockwell, Kings of Class, Nikho, Corduroy Xavier, Tista, DangerWayne, Ryan Mansfield: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

August Hotel, Ember Oceans, Beach Bunny: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $10. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Lukas Graham, Hein Cooper: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $29-$35. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mississippi All Stars: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19.50-$109.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com.

    Weekend picks: Country's Aaron Watson plays Joe's Live
    Country music artist Aaron Watson performs in concert at Joes' Live, in MB Financial Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. Zane Williams also performs. Concert is for ages 21 and older. General admission is $15. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com. 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

Hungry Hound: Bittersweet

1114 W Belmont Ave

    Hungry Hound: Bittersweet
    Cinnamon rolls are usually a favorite treat for a Sunday brunch. He says it's only been available for about a month-and-a-half at one of the city's premier bakeries and for now, it's only available on the weekends. Bittersweet celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the Lakeview bakery shows few signs of age.
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

Strings, A Chinatown Ramen Fave, Is Planning A New Lakeview Restaurant

The management behind Strings, the popular ramen shop in Chinatown, is trying once more at expanding on the North Side. They plan on opening in Lakeview — the former Ramenster space at 919 W. Belmont Ave. — very soon. Management confirmed they’re targeting a “before March” opening.

Ramenster opened in the fall of 2015 near Belmont and Clark. It lasted about a year. Management for Strings didn’t share what they have in mind for the menu at their upcoming iteration. Most likely, they’ll have a few curves that differentiate it from the Chinatown original.

    Strings, A Chinatown Ramen Fave, Is Planning A New Lakeview Restaurant
    Slurp away near Wrigley Field
    http://chicago.eater.com

4 days ago

Pair of doomed worker cottages list for $2.2M as double-lot development opportunity

...it’s only a matter of time before these two 19th century homes on the 3300 block of N. Lakewood disappear for good. Redfin

3346 N. Lakewood Ave, Chicago IL [Redfin]

    Two old worker cottages seek $2.2M as tear-downs
    The 19th century properties were recently listed together and are being marketed to buyers as an opportunity to build a custom 50-foot-wide home.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

4 days ago

How CPD's Data Guy Plans To Get Past 'Horrible Rhetoric,' Make Real Change

On his desk at the Town Hall District headquarters, 850 W. Addison St., spreadsheets and figures are shuffled about next to a jar of cheese puffs, a tabletop Zen garden and a can of peach pear La Croix.

    How CPD's Data Guy Plans To Get Past 'Horrible Rhetoric,' Make Real Change
    LAKEVIEW - Marc Buslik is a numbers man. Already, he has cleared his schedule to devote the upcoming weekend to reading the results of the U.S. Justice Department's investigation of the Chicago Police Department, which are set to be released Friday morning. After all, he supplied the data they're based on.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

4 days ago

Recap: The 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

More information is available online at Stage773.com, by phone 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office, located at 1225 W Belmont.

    Recap: The 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
    Team Gregula is a big fan of comedy, so we were excited to check out the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival taking place January 5 - 15, 2017 at Stage 773. The shows are spread over four days each week and we were able to make it out for Friday and part of Sunday's...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

4 days ago

Unsuspecting Animals Caught On Camera By Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute

The crews put them in places like parks and woods, rivers and beaches, including the fenced-off Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, behind the totem pole at Addison Street and Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park, where there's a "family" of about 10 coyotes in residence, according to a volunteer.

    Unsuspecting Animals Caught On Camera By Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute
    LINCOLN PARK - Chicago coyotes, foxes, raccoons, deer and other wildlife, get ready for your close-up. Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute is just now cranking up one of its four annual seasons of setting up motion-sensing cameras to monitor the activity of those animals that would rather not be seen by the human eye.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

4 days ago

3 Women Robbed By Gunman On Same Block; Suspect In Custody

Locations of three robberies at gunpoint in the 900 block of W. Fletcher this week. | Google Three women were robbed at gunpoint within 16 hours on a single...

    3 Women Robbed By Gunman On Same Block; Suspect In Custody
    Three women were robbed at gunpoint within 16 hours on a single Lakeview East street this week. Incredibly, all of the women live within five houses of each other. Now, detectives are working to determine if the man cops captured after the third incident is responsible for the earlier cases.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

5 days ago

Vote scheduled on sale of Elk Grove Township sites

A public vote on the possible sale of the township's headquarters building and community day care center is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Elk Grove Village council chambers, 901 Wellington Ave.

    Vote scheduled on sale of Elk Grove Township sites
    Elk Grove Township residents will decide later this month whether to sell the township's remaining properties as part of a long-term consolidation plan. A public vote on the possible sale of the township's headquarters building and community day care center is set for 7 p.m. Jan.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

5 days ago

Winter Gala Gear and Coats on Sale Long Before Chicago Winter Ends

Krista K (3458 N. Southport Ave., kristak.com), which is currently undergoing a renovation, is hosting a Makeover Sale. Before the...

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Barneys (15 E. Oak St., ) designer sale has discounts of up to 75 percent on clothing, shoes, and accessories for...

Need to stock up on a few casual basics? Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., shoparteffect.com) is holding its Winter Sale. Items include a French terry off-the-shoulder dress (reduced from $148 to $74) and a fun “Unicorn Rainbow Tour” graphic t-shirt (reduced from $72 to $22).

    Winter Gala Gear and Coats on Sale Long Before Chicago Winter Ends
    Rent the Runway ( renttherunway.com) is holding a massive clearance sale on its website and mobile app. Designer apparel and accessories are available for up to 75 percent off, and all items are in like-new condition. For upcoming special events, consider a sparkling green gown by Badgley Mischka ($358 to buy) or a one-shoulder red gown by Carmen Marc Valvo ($224 to buy).
    http://www.chicagomag.com

5 days ago

Bow Truss Coffee Locations Close As Employees Walk Off: Report

Partnerships with Iliana Regan and Jared Leonard on two different, short-lived concepts at 2928 N. Broadway fell apart last year, forcing the closures of Bunny, the microbakery and The Budlong.

    Bow Truss Coffee Locations Close As Employees Walk Off: Report
    LAKEVIEW - Employees of all 10 Chicago Bow Truss locations walked off the job Thursday, forcing the coffee shops to remain closed. The workers were not paid last week and walked off as a result, according to a Crain's Chicago Business report.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

5 days ago

Bow Truss Closes All Coffee Shops After Employees Walk Out

...news spread of broken business partnerships and lawsuits. Two restaurants closed at his space at 2928 N. Broadway St.: Iliana Regan’s critically-acclaimed Bunny, The Microbakery and Jared Leonard’s The Budlong. Tadros...

    Bow Truss Closes All Coffee Shops After Employees Walk Out
    Will all 10 locations reopen?
    http://chicago.eater.com

5 days ago

Bow Truss coffee locations close

Photo by John R. Boehm A Bow Truss location at 2934 N. Broadway

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A note to customers spotted at the Bow Truss location at 190 S. LaSalle St.

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5 days ago

Popular Lakeview Vegan Restaurant, Kitchen 17, Plans New Spot With Nanobrewery

...on Wednesday that they signed a lease around the corner from their current location at Briar Place and Broadway Street in Lakeview. The site for the new Kitchen 17 at 3132 N. Broadway St. is...

...Briar Place and Broadway Street in Lakeview. The site for the new Kitchen 17 at 3132 N. Broadway St. is larger and they’re planning a full bar and to brew their own beer...

    Popular Lakeview Vegan Restaurant, Kitchen 17, Plans New Spot With Nanobrewery
    They're relocating and expanding the original but staying in the neighborhood
    http://chicago.eater.com

5 days ago

Open Mike Eagle’s uncompromising lyrics continue to resonate

Where: Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport

    Open Mike Eagle's uncompromising lyrics continue to resonate
    There's an especially arresting metaphor, on an album rich with urgent, vivid poetry, from Open Mike Eagle's most recent release "Hella Personal Film Festival," the Chicago-bred Los Angeleno's lavish and forceful collaboration with British producer Paul White. In the track "A Short About a Guy That Dies Everynight [sic]," Eagle - who headlines Schubas Tavern Jan.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

5 days ago

The Wheelhouse Hotel: New Details On Holiday Jones Plans For Wrigley

The latest to break ground is the Holiday Jones hotel going up at 3469-75 N. Clark St. Work began in late 2016 — as the Cubs clinched their first World Series championship in 108 years — and should take 1½ years.

The project is expected to take about 1½ years to complete. First, Holiday Jones will renovate the already constructed, traditional building at 3473-75 N. Clark St. that was nearly complete when investors were slammed with foreclosures in 2013.

The Wheelhouse could face some stiff competition at Clark and Addison. Developer Hickory Street Capital — which shares the same ownership as the Cubs — began work last year on Hotel Zachary, a massive 175-room luxury hotel that will also house Big Star, Smoke Daddy BBQ and a McDonald's.

Originally, owner Tim Collins combined the two lots at 3473 and 3475 N. Clark St. in 2008, city records show. He planned to convert the structure into an 18-room hotel with retail on the ground floor, estimating it would cost $5 million.

    The Wheelhouse Hotel: New Details On Holiday Jones Plans For Wrigley
    WRIGLEYVILLE - Few neighborhoods have enjoyed as substantial of a post-recession turnaround as Wrigleyville. While the World Series success of the Chicago Cubs could certainly play a part, developers are surging ahead on long-delayed plans, shedding the woes of foreclosures and bankruptcy that plagued them.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

5 days ago

How Quickly Should Properties Be Selling? A 2-Bedroom at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview

How Quickly Should Properties Be Selling? A 2-Bedroom at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview

    How Quickly Should Properties Be Selling? A 2-Bedroom at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview
    This 2-bedroom at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview came on the market in September 2016. The building has 34 units and was built in 2000. It has two rare amenities for East Lakeview: an elevator and a heated garage. The unit faces south and has hardwood floors.
    http://cribchatter.com

Jan 10

Updated 5 days ago

7 places to watch Obama’s farewell address

Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted St. 773-477-9189): No specials.

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Bernie’s Lunch & Supper (660 N. Orleans St. 312-624-9892): Watch the speech in the River North restaurant’s bar area with...

Tavern on Little Fort (4128 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-360-1869): Sip $5 tallboys or for another $5, add a burger—part brisket, part bacon patty topped with house sauce, bread and butter pickles and a fried egg on a brioche bun.

The Boundary Tavern & Grille (1932 W. Division St. 773-278-1919): No specials.

Old Town Pour House (1419 N. Wells St. 312-477-2800): No specials.

G&O (459 N. Ogden Ave. 312-888-3367): Enjoy $6 burgers and $5 batched cocktails and Wyoming Whiskey old fashioneds.

Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-8066): Watch on the Wicker Park bookstore’s large projector screen and drink discounted wine, beer and boozy coffee.

R Public House (1508 W. Jarvis Ave. 872-208-7916): Get $2 off most pints.

    7 places to watch Obama's farewell address
    This weekend's frigid temperatures didn't stop thousands of Chicagoans from standing outside of McCormick Place in hopes of scoring a free ticket to President Barack Obama's farewell address tomorrow night at 8 p.m. If you didn't snag a ticket or would rather watch with a beer in hand, we rounded up seven spots around town that will be airing the speech tomorrow night.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

  • A golden age is coming. Derzhite rot zakrytym.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Will wonders never cease--I just gave Wazzy a thumbs up. Yes, Pres. Obama is a class act, and it really showed in his "Farewell Address." I put that in quotes because he wasn't really saying farewell.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

What to do on MLK day

...winning over math-phobic reviewers in sequence. Jan. 11-April 9. $22-$51. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

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...a Cooper's hawk. Through Jan. 16. Free for Illinois residents. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive...

...Alexander of "Seinfeld" fame. Through Feb. 2. $5-$11 per show. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

...Day weekend in Chicago for 12 years running. Jan. 14-15. $29-$78. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway...

...many productions as well as classroom relevance. Jan. 12-Feb. 12. $38-$68. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

...can't really describe it without spoilers. Jan. 14-Feb. 19. $25-$85. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

...be called the Palme Door. Jan. 18. 6-10 p.m. $95-$200. Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.

  • Hi, can you add this to the list of events for MLK 2017? Thank you. B. Richardson

    Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop

    Edgebrook Lutheran Church host for Chess-Ed Camps | Chicago, Ill.
    5252 West Devon
    Chicago, Ill.
    847--775-9906
    www.chess-ed.com
    Date: January 16, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Cost:...

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    Hi, can you add this to the list of events for MLK 2017? Thank you. B. Richardson

    Martin Luther King Day Kumbaya Chess Workshop

    Edgebrook Lutheran Church host for Chess-Ed Camps | Chicago, Ill.
    5252 West Devon
    Chicago, Ill.
    847--775-9906
    www.chess-ed.com
    Date: January 16, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Cost: $70 full day, $40 half-day

    The MLK Day workshop will provide children at all levels with a tangible way to improve their chess skills through instruction, practice and one-on-one coaching. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and winning endgame technique. In addition, puzzling, analysis of famous games and tournament-like game playing will be included. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Beginners are welcome. Register at http://kingdaychess2017.eventbee.com.

    Additional information and registration can be found at www.chess-ed.com or http://kingdaychess2017.eventbee.com. If you have any questions, please contact Chess-Ed at info@chess-ed.com.

6 days ago

The Top Five Things to Do This Week in Chicago

1/14 at 9 p.m. $15. Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport. lh-st.com

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1/12 at 9 p.m. $12. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. hideoutchicago.com

1/13–15. Sold out; see resellers. Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water. chicago.cubs.mlb.com

1/12–2/12. $38–$68. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. harleminhydepark.com

1/14–15. $29–$78. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org

1/13–3/4. Free. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria. gallery400.uic.edu

    The Top Five Things to Do This Week in Chicago
    Don't-miss picks for January 11 through January 17, 2017 Comedy:Not for the faint of heart, this comedy showcase blends gross-out humor with experimental music. Hosted by comic Sarah Sherman, the show should appeal to fans of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. January marks Helltrap's first anniversary, which Sherman celebrates with a "birthday funeral" fugue of uncomfortable humor.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

6 days ago

What to do on MLK day

...winning over math-phobic reviewers in sequence. Jan. 11-April 9. $22-$51. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave.

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...a Cooper's hawk. Through Jan. 16. Free for Illinois residents. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive...

...Alexander of "Seinfeld" fame. Through Feb. 2. $5-$11 per show. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

...Day weekend in Chicago for 12 years running. Jan. 14-15. $29-$78. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway...

...many productions as well as classroom relevance. Jan. 12-Feb. 12. $38-$68. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

...can't really describe it without spoilers. Jan. 14-Feb. 19. $25-$85. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

...be called the Palme Door. Jan. 18. 6-10 p.m. $95-$200. Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.

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Jan 10

Updated 6 days ago

Eating Just One Grape Could Damage Your Dog's Kidneys, Vets Warn

...raisin bagel sent a pup to the emergency room at MedVet, an animal hospital at 3123 N. Clybourn Ave. in Roscoe Village, according to a technician, while another dog — a 14-pound terrier mix...

    Eating Just One Grape Could Damage Your Dog's Kidneys, Vets Warn
    CHICAGO - While the dangers of dogs consuming chocolate and marijuana are widely known, for some pooches eating grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure and even death, experts warn.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • yes, this happened to our son's dog after one raisin. Very scary and expensive. Get the word out. And take the dog to the vet right away if you see it happen.

6 days ago

THEATER REVIEW Tony and Tina's Wedding

Playwright: Artificial Intelligence. At: Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $75. Runs through: April 29

    THEATER REVIEW Tony and Tina's Wedding - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Windy City Times News Archive - THEATER REVIEW Tony and Tina's Wedding Playwright: Artificial Intelligence. At: Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $75. Runs through: April 29
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

6 days ago

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Before Stonewall

The Temperamentals plays from Friday, Jan. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 18, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are $10-$20, and regular-run tickets are $40 and $20 for students and seniors; call 773-975-8150 or visit AboutFaceTheatre.com .

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...Musical plays from Thursday, Jan. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. General-admission tickets are $30 and $40 for reserved seats, and $10 for students, seniors...

    SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Before Stonewall - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Right-wing conservatives are notorious for trying to blot out any mention of gay history in schools. Even so, most people know that the Stonewall Riots of 1969 were the flashpoint that kicked off the modern equal rights movement for LGBTQ people. Our history is so important to us.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

Jan 10

89-year-old man dies more than a week after Lake View crash

He was involved in a crash on Dec. 30 in the 3100 block of North Halsted, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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An autopsy found Caladra, of the 4100 block of North Marine Drive, died of complications of multiple injuries and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    89-year-old man dies more than a week after Lake View crash
    An 89-year-old man has died more than a week after he was involved in a crash in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side. Louis Caladra died at 5:41 p.m. Monday at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was involved in a crash on Dec.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jan 10

Music notes: Linden Method leads suicide awareness benefit

...Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart...

...Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five-day pass is $100; individual shows...

Owens Room, Rebel Soul Revival: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $3. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Everyone Leaves, City Mouth, Fossil Youth, Caving, Tiny Kingdoms, Short Handed: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

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...show, joined by pop artist Brandon James and funk rockers Yeh Boi. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $7.50-$10. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com. 9 p.m. Friday, Jan...

...DJ set by Chicago's RapperChicks, food, beverages and giveaways at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Tomorrow Never Knows runs from Wednesday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln...

...Tomorrow Never Knows runs from Wednesday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro...

...Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago; Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. Five...

NightSPHEAR, Ivy Ford: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. $10. (312) 427-1190 or buddyguy.com.

Werewolves at Hour 30, Bubbles Erotica, Vesperteen, The Dead Seeds: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Afterlife featuring Nick Rockwell, Kings of Class, Nikho, Corduroy Xavier, Tista, DangerWayne, Ryan Mansfield: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

August Hotel, Ember Oceans, Beach Bunny: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $10. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Lukas Graham, Hein Cooper: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $29-$35. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mississippi All Stars: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19.50-$109.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com.

    Music notes: Linden Method leads suicide awareness benefit
    Pop-punk-with-emphasis-on-punk band The Linden Method headlines a benefit show Saturday, Jan. 14, for Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based anti-bullying and suicide awareness organization providing mental health education through social media. The full lineup at Reggies also features Berwyn-based Talk To You Never, High Wire, Wayside Story and Villa Park's The Freedom Paradox.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 05

Updated Jan 10

5 Chicago-Area Restaurant Shutters To Know

...iteration of Flo—West Town’s popular brunch restaurant—is officially closed in Lakeview at 2901 N. Ashland Ave. Ownership has said the restaurant would reconcept with help from another restaurant group. Those plans...

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...for Taco Joint. Now that space is shuttered with a “for lease” sign erected at 1967 N. Halsted St. Taco Joint’s main dining room remains open next door...

JEFFERSON PARK— 4 Hermanos shuttered its Jefferson Park location at 5329 N. Central Ave., which is now on the real estate market. The neighborhood Mexican restaurant lasted 15 years at that address. They continue to operate their restaurant at 6145 W. Touhy Ave. near Niles.

JEFFERSON PARK— 4 Hermanos shuttered its Jefferson Park location at 5329 N. Central Ave., which is now on the real estate market. The neighborhood Mexican restaurant lasted 15 years at that address. They continue to operate their restaurant at 6145 W. Touhy Ave. near Niles.

After 15 long years in our Central & Milwaukee location, we will no longer be operating out of the 5239 N. Central Ave...

After 15 long years in our Central & Milwaukee location, we will no longer be operating out of the 5239 N. Central Ave...

...The slayings happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Sunday inside the restaurant at 4623 N. Broadway St. The restaurant will remained closed until police finish their investigation. A 31-year-old man...

EVANSTON— Neighborhood favorite Thai Sookdee closed their doors over the New Year’s Day weekend at 1016 Church St. Evanston Now has the details. The owners also run Thai Room, which is in Lincoln Square.

    5 Chicago-Area Restaurant Shutters To Know
    More New Year's closing news
    http://chicago.eater.com

  • I loved their barbacoa chimichunga Pueblo Nuevo doesn't have barbacoa, "it's too difficult"

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    I know will miss them. We've been going there since they opened. They had great El Pastor, unlike Tuxpan. Plus 4 Hermanos had fast delivery as well. Hopefully they'll open another Jeff Park location at some point, especially with all the vacant storefronts in the area...

Jan 10

Go, businesses, go!

If you’ve seen some unfamiliar faces strolling around outside Wrigley Field, don’t be alarmed. Out of state diehard fans and those who couldn’t be in town for the World Series push are still making the pilgrimage to Clark and Addison.

...said about his view of the scene from Murphy’s Bleachers on the corner of Sheffield and Waveland...

    Go, businesses, go!
    The baseball offseason for the Wrigleyville neighborhood is usually seen as a recovery period from a full season of Cubs celebration that, in the past, has ended with the team heartbreakingly missing another chance for the World Series title. This offseason is different.
    http://www.chicagotalks.org

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

Lakeview Bank Robbed, Reward Offered

...decked out in a bright orange jumpsuit with reflective stripes, entered the Chase Bank at 3956 N. Sheridan just after 2 p.m. and made off with an estimated $4,000. The FBI...

    Lakeview Bank Robbed, Reward Offered
    A man who claimed to be carrying a bomb robbed a bank near the Sheridan Red Line station Friday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody. The robber, decked out in a bright orange jumpsuit with reflective stripes, entered the Chase Bank at 3956 N. Sheridan just after 2 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • Oh boy, that's right across the street from me. Chase better do like Citi & BOA and get a guard inside. BOA has guards standing OUTSIDE. That's how SERIOUS they take bank robberies.

Jan 10

POOF! Discarded Christmas Tree Too Tempting For Boystown Fire Bug

...it. A couple of ne'er-do-wells came across a discarded tree in the 3400 block of North Elaine Place this weekend and decided to

    POOF! Discarded Christmas Tree Too Tempting For Boystown Fire Bug
    Hey, if you have an old, dry Christmas tree lying in the alley, near your garage, or possibly close to your wooden back deck, this video may convince you to move it. A couple of ne'er-do-wells came across a discarded tree in the 3400 block of North Elaine Place this weekend and decided to set it ablaze.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jan 09

10 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants To Know

...Crosby’s Kitchen just secured a liquor license for their restaurant project next door at 1353 W. Cornelia Ave. However, unlike past reports, the restaurant won’t be serving Italian food, according to a...

LAKEVIEW— The signage is up at Jennivee’s Bakery near Wrigleyville at 3301 N. Sheffield Ave. However, it appears an opening isn’t yet imminent for the late-night bakery. The last update from the owner indicated they were waiting for an inspection.

LAKEVIEW— Real Good Juice Co.’s second stand-alone location should open in two weeks. Construction delays have pushed back the opening date, according to a rep. It was originally scheduled to open on Jan. 5 at 3538 N. Southport Ave.

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LINCOLN SQUARE— Iliana Regan has confirmed that Jan. 20 will be the opening date for her new Japanese spot, Kitsune at 4229 N. Lincoln Ave. It’s Regan’s follow up (if you don’t count the short-lived Bunny, The Microbakery) to her acclaimed tasting menu restaurant, Elizabeth.

...Mexican restaurant, according to Chicago, should open this spring inside the former Catalpa Kitchen at 2800 W. Logan Blvd. Dávilla was the opening chef at the shuttered Cantina 1910. She also applied for...

WEST TOWN— Split-Rail, the restaurant from Zoë Schor (Ada Street), should open “early spring,” according to the Tribune. Diners should expect “moderate prices and simple presentation,” when it opens at 2500 W. Chicago Ave.

KENWOOD— Nando’s Peri-Peri is gearing up for a Saturday opening at 1447 E. 53rd St. Spicy, grilled chicken is the name of the game for the South African import.

WICKER PARK— Rhyme or Reason, the new gastropub replacing Jerry’s Sandwiches at 1938 W. Division St., should open in February. Ownership made a Facebook post declaring the news. They’re asking folks to RSVP for the opening. They plan on hosting live music at the venue.

IRVING PARK— Fittingly Delicious, a meal-prep company for athletes and the health crazed, is poised to open up a storefront restaurant 3939 W. Irving Park Road.

    10 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants To Know
    A regularly updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
    http://chicago.eater.com

Jan 09

Ex-Wrigleyville Rooftop Owner Gets Prison Time For Fraud

R. Marc Hamid, 48, of suburban Lincolnwood, was convicted in July on four counts of mail fraud and five counts of illegally structuring financial transactions. His schemes sprang from his management of the Wrigleyville rooftop bar, 3627 N. Sheffield Ave.

Over the past two years, the Ricketts family that owns the Cubs has bought all but five of the 16 Wrigleyville rooftop properties. Most recently, the family's Hickory Street Capital company purchased Down the Line Rooftop, 3621-25 N. Sheffield Ave.

    Ex-Wrigleyville Rooftop Owner Gets Prison Time For Fraud
    WRIGLEYVILLE - The former owner of Skybox on Sheffield received an 18-month prison sentence for defrauding the Chicago Cubs and the government, prosecutors announced Monday. R. Marc Hamid, 48, of suburban Lincolnwood, was convicted in July on four counts of mail fraud and five counts of illegally structuring financial transactions.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jan 09

Impact Statement gives rape victims a chance to speak out

Impact Statement, Wed 1/11, 8 PM, Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, 773-230-4770, thepubtheatre.com, $10 in advance, pay what you can at the door. If you'd like to participate, contact Hatfield at impactstatementpub@gmail.com.

    Impact Statement gives rape victims a chance to speak out
    click to enlarge From the time she was nine until she was 13, Sasha Hatfield's stepfather repeatedly raped her. Her case had a more satisfying conclusion than most: this past summer, after a long and drawn-out legal process, including a jury trial during which she testified and read an impact statement about how the rapes had affected her, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 to 40 years in prison.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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