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Full-Time Mariachi Programs for Five CPS Grade Schools to Debut by Fall

...April 24-25, Mariachi Heritage Foundation will hold two mariachi events at Mi Tierra restaurant, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave. The $50 ticket includes a night of performance from the Grammy-award winning Mariachi Los...

Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Chicago summer 2014: Calendar of festivals and events

Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 - June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

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Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27,28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 E 18th Street

Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage

Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland

Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont

Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North

Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington

Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 - 14, Wells and North

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).

Apr 09

12 kids allegedly served alcohol at Little Village pizza party

...allegedly accidentally given alcohol by a server at a Home Run Inn Pizza in the 4200 block of West 31st Street, police said. They were part of "a big party" at the restaurant, witnesses said...

Apr 09

Children accidentally served alcohol at Little Village restaurant

...condition after they were accidentally given alcohol by a server at a restaurant in the 4200 block of West 31st Street, according to a police source.The exact number of children treated was not immediately known...

Apr 09

Kids Accidentally Served Alcohol in West Side Restaurant, Officials Say

The incident happened in a restaurant in the 4200 block of West 31st Street shortly before 10 p.m., said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

Apr 09

Ten kids hospitalized after served alcohol at Little Village restaurant

It happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, at a “Home Run Inn” restaurant in the 4200 block of West 31st Street.

Apr 09

Kids Served Booze in Restaurant

Some of the children were taken from the restaurant, on the 4200 block of West 31st Street, and transported to a hospital. A few of the children were sick with stomach aches and vomiting, she said.

Apr 09

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Apr 05

Police Sergeant Shot At In Little Village

The sergeant was sitting in an unmarked squad car parked near the intersection of West 26th Street and South St. Louis Avenue about 1:50 a.m. when someone fired a shot into the car through the rear window, according to police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

Apr 05

Police Sergeant Shot at in Little Village

The Area Central detective sergeant was sitting in an unmarked squad car just before 2 a.m. at 26 Street and St. Louis Avenue when someone fired at the vehicle, according to authorities.

Police searched nearby rooftops between 26th Street and Drake and Homan Avenues, but said no one was in custody Saturday morning.

Apr 04

Man set for trial in 2012 murder now charged in 2010 killing

Two years after Alvarado was killed, Padin, of the 2600 block of West Luther Street, was charged in the 2012 murder.

Apr 04

Things to do in Chicago

Kopa Kavana 3018 W. 26th St. 773-247-9400

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Table, Donkey and Stick 2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-8525

Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989

Azzurra 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-5959

A.J. Hudson's Public House 3801 N. Ashland Ave. 312-725-8852

Roots Handmade Pizza 1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949

Spybar 646 N. Franklin St. 312-337-2191

The SoFo Tap 4923 N. Clark St. 773-784-7636

Apr 02

22nd Ward Residents May Opt for an East-West Greenway in PB Election

A final 22nd Ward community expo to discuss the projects on the ballot takes place on Thursday, April 24, 3-7 p.m. at Little Village Lawndale High, 3120 South Kostner. Voting for the roughly 25 proposals will take place from May 1 to 6 in various locations throughout the ward.

...the city’s Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 and runs past the Enlace offices at 28th and Harding...

Looking west on 28th Street at Central Park.

...improvements, new fences, and a proposal to install decorative metal fixtures to street lamps on Cermak and Ogden, west of Pulaski to the city limits. These attachments, designed in collaboration with the Chicago...

Mar 28

Updated Apr 02

The Terrazzo Entryways of Chicago

Malina apparel, 3625 W. 26th Street – first appears by 1951; lasted until 1971. Now Happy Dollar Plus. The stripes give it a bit of Streamline flare, an effect diminished by the revised storefront which covers part of the design.

Three Sisters, 3407 W. 26th Street – originally a clothing chain, opened here in 1948 and still in business in 1960; now Game Time Soccer Store.

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2514 W. Devon Avenue. In 1938 this was home to Robertson & Co., “The House of Liquid Tiling”, “the modern...

3433 W. Fullerton Avenue – an anchor inscribed on a stylized letter “B”. Home to a tavern in 1955 (license revoked in 1961 because it was reportedly “a hangout for sexual deviants”.) Now the Acapulco Night Club, opened in 1987.

Feltman & Curme shoe store – 4049 N. Milwaukee, Portage Park neighborhood. In 1926, this had been Frost’s Men’s Shop; by 1929...

Brandt’s Shoes – 4047 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Portage Park neighborhood. In 1926 this was a Wurlitzer musical instrument store; by 1928, a...

Nu-Dell Apparel Shops - 1341 N. Milwaukee – a local clothing store chain, in business here by 1940, replacing the W.L. Douglas...

Wein’s Department Store - 2994 N. Milwaukee, open in 1959 but surprisingly absent from the Chicago-Tribune. Later Buen Hogar Furniture, now closed.

Brighton Specialty Shop – 4220 S. Archer Avenue – now Courrier Agency Insurance Group. This clothing store was in business here from 1942 to...

4241 S. Archer Avenue – Nu-Dell Apparel. The name is covered up by the welcome mat; the brick is newly applied. Nu-Dell operated here from at least 1935 to 1956. In the 1980s, Palatine Draperies was here. Today it’s home to Gabrielle’s, a florist.

4271 Archer Avenue – originally a men’s clothing store, which only appears in the Tribune archives in a series of crime reports involving stolen clothing. Now an auto insurance company.

4243 Archer Avenue – originally Katz Exclusive Millenery, a local chain of women’s fashion accessory stores with several...

4249 S. Archer Avenue – A Mid-Century storefront marked by a stylized O shape in the pavement and lot...

Archer Motor Sales – Established 1944 – 3945 S. Archer Avenue. W.K. Archer Motor Sales was in business by 1926; in 1944 they relocated to...

Maling Shoes  (not to be confused with Malina clothin stores) – 4269 S. Archer  - a chain with several outlets around the city; this one opened in 1946 and remained in business here until 1974. Now Cannella School of Hair Design

York – 4315 S. Archer Avenue. York Women’s Apparel moved in in 1947. Today it’s conjoined with the building...

Neisner’s – 4255 S. Archer  - Neisner Brothers was a nationwide chain of five-and-dime stores; “your neighborhood 5 and 10″ had opened this location by 1951. The chain closed in the 1970s. Now Archer Discount Furniture Store

Archer Avenue Big Store – 4181-4193 S. Archer Avenue – originally a local department / dry goods store (with a given address of 4187 Archer) -  founded...

...S. Archer Avenue – originally a local department / dry goods store (with a given address of 4187 Archer) -  founded in 1922, operating at this address by 1939, and still going 50 years later...

Cushman’s Rug Cleaners – 6310 N. Broadway – this carpet cleaning business moved in from a couple of blocks south around 1948. In...

  • Thanks for posting this. I grew up in Bridgeport and know many of the buildings on Archer Avenue that you've pictured. The Archer Avenue Bit Store was some place! Sad to see such beautiful parts of our heritage unappreciated, and some destroyed.

  • Great post. Informative, down-to-earth, factual, historical, with photographs!!!

    Terrazzo is also an easy surface to clean and somehow resists quick destruction from salt. You can scrape gum off of this stuff in seconds with a razor blade.

  • Bella formerly AParkRes 1st time Homeowner in Jefferson Park since 2012

    I really enjoyed reading this post. Before today, I had never heard of Terrazzo, but now I'm sure I'll be noticing it everywhere!

    Thank you for this interesting, educational, and informative post! 👍

Mar 28

The Chicago stories CNN's Chicagoland ignored

...close to midnight on a Friday, a car crashed into a day-labor office on 27th and Lawndale.  My wife and I were coming home when we turned the street and saw the...

Mar 28

Friday, Mar. 28 Filming Locations for Arrow, Chicago Fire, Person of Interest, Still Alice, & more!

Chicago Fire is filming at 2216 S Washtenaw Ave (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and 1901 S Loomis St in Chicago (7:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

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Chicago Fire is filming at 2216 S Washtenaw Ave (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) and 1901 S Loomis St in Chicago (7:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Mar 24

Alleged Gang Initiation Leaves Teen Beaten, Left for Dead; Man Charged

They blindfolded the victim again and took him to the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue, where the juvenile accomplice and Ramirez punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground, Zayyad-Hussien said.

Ramirez, of the 2800 block of South Trumbull Avenue, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and gang recruitment of a minor, all felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanor battery.

Mar 24

No Bail For Man Charged In Gang Initiation Beating

One assailant, a juvenile who’s already been charged for his role in the assault, stabbed the boy in the neck multiple times before the attackers — believing the boy to be dead — dumped him in a garbage can at 2722 S. Homan Ave.

Ramirez, of 2800 block of South Trumbull Ave., was arrested at Stroger Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds to the groin that occurred in an unrelated incident.

Mar 24

No bond for man charged in beating of teen who refused to join gang

...the attackers — believing the boy to be dead — dumped him in a garbage can at 2722 S. Homan Ave. The boy stayed in the garbage can until he felt certain his attackers had left...

Ramirez, of 2800 block of South Trumbull Ave., was arrested at Stroger Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds to the groin that occurred in an unrelated incident.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 23

CPS lawyers questioning Saucedo staff about students who skipped ISAT

CPS spokesman Joel Hood confirmed CPS law department staffers are investigating the school at 2850 W. 24th Blvd.

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    YEAH!! Like did they not take the test because they were never taught to read and right?

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    wat ya tink my nehw avatar? hahaha ho ho!

  • Concerned Parent Concerned Community Parent

    So sad. The ignorance of the uneducated human mind strikes once again. Not letting your child take the ISAT, what are you afraid of? To see how badly your child does in school or what a bad job the teachers are doing...

Mar 19

Little Village shooting: Trail of blood and a chase

A teen dressed all in black, up to his Chicago Bulls cap, was walking in the middle of Tripp Avenue toward 30th Street when the cop in a knit cap and long sleeves told him twice – no hint of negotiation in his voice – “Use that sidewalk. Use that sidewalk.”

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Graffiti in the neighborhood spells this out: The 200-yard overlap between Hamlin and Lawndale avenues is disputed territory, with the phrase “B-Town” -- referring to the border -- sometimes appearing in graffiti.

Mar 19

Shooting suspects arrested in Lyons after police chase

Officers on patrol in the Southwest Side neighborhood heard shots fired about 9:55 p.m. and saw a van speed away from the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue, where a 21-year-old man was shot in his back and hand, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Mar 19

Shooting Suspects Arrested After Police Chase

Officers on patrol in the Southwest Side neighborhood heard shots fired about 9:55 p.m. and saw a van speed away from the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue, where a 21-year-old man was shot in his back and hand, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Mar 18

Girl, 9, grabbed by woman in Little Village

The girl was outside an elementary school in the 2800 block of west 24th, when the woman called the girl’s name and said the girl’s grandmother had sent her.

Mar 18

Cops: Woman tries to lure child outside Little Village school

The girl was standing in front of a school in the 2800 block of West 24th Boulevard after dismissal about 2:45 p.m. when a woman walked up, called the girl by name and said, "Your grandmother told me to come get you," according to a community alert issued Monday evening by Chicago police.

Mar 18

Police: Woman tried to lure child outside Little Village school

The girl was standing in front of a school in the 2800 block of West 24th Boulevard after dismissal about 2:45 p.m. when a woman walked up, called the girl by name and said, "Your grandmother told me to come get you," according to a community alert issued Monday evening by Chicago Police.

Mar 18

Police: Woman Tried To Lure Child Outside Little Village School

The girl was standing in front of a school in the 2800 block of West 24th Boulevard after dismissal about 2:45 p.m. when a woman walked up, called the girl by name and said, “Your grandmother told me to come get you,” according to a community alert issued Monday evening by Chicago Police.

Mar 17

Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder in gang initiation beating

...old and "several other offenders" hit, stabbed and robbed the 15-year-old in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue after he refused to join the gang, police said. The 15-year-old was then...

Mar 17

Gang Initiation Leads to Attempted Murder Charge for Teen, Police Say

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the teen was among a group of people who attacked a 15-year-old  boy in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue in Little Village while trying to recruit him into a gang, police said.

Mar 17

Teen Charged With Attempted Murder In Gang Initiation Beating

...old and “several other offenders” hit, stabbed and robbed the 15-year-old in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue after he refused to join the gang, police said. The 15-year-old was then...

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