39 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Artsy Pub Crawl?

I'm looking to put together a pub crawl with an art theme, and I'm specifically looking for restaurants/bars that have local art for sale on the walls. We will be starting in Logan Square but will go anywhere in the city from there. I know Dunlays, Rocking Horse, and the Green Eye typically have art for sale, anyone know of some other good stops?

  • The gallery cabaret always has art, and at the mutiny they have some ceiling tiles that bands have painted

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    How bout ask all the local bars/restaurants/businesses in a given area if they'd be willing to feature a local artist or two during this event? Some of them might not have the idea on their own but would be willing to do it.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

First Ward: Moreno / Run off or not?

He got over 50% but doesn't he need 51%? Anne Shaw had not conceded as of the last report I saw. Anyone have any more info?

http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150224/wicker-park/joe-moreno-wins-1st-ward-election

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Loganparkcat, go talk to the residence who live around the Walmart on North Ave on the West side. You will be shocked about how they feel about their store after it was built! Starter jobs are not supposed to feed a family! How do you get people to have children...

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    Loganparkcat, go talk to the residence who live around the Walmart on North Ave on the West side. You will be shocked about how they feel about their store after it was built! Starter jobs are not supposed to feed a family! How do you get people to have children only after they can support them? Government is not the answer! I don't have the answer but raising the minimum wage and making everything cost more in Chicago is not the answer in my view. We must not screw with supply and demand to run our economy or why should we even work?

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    "Starter jobs" are the only jobs that are out there anymore. It's not like when the boomers graduated high school and got a decent, possibly union job with the chance for promotions or advancement. There are tons of *college* graduates out there now who can't get decent jobs.

    However, some...

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    "Starter jobs" are the only jobs that are out there anymore. It's not like when the boomers graduated high school and got a decent, possibly union job with the chance for promotions or advancement. There are tons of *college* graduates out there now who can't get decent jobs.

    However, some forms of government DO help - I received government financial aid to get a two year technical degree that eventually led to a good job, and received about six years of free birth control from Blago's Pink Card program. Those two investments paid off in that I am now a productive, tax-paying, non-child-having middle class adult.

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • It's supply and demand. If there is a large demand by business for space in Chicago, you have leverage to raise corporate taxes without damaging the economy.
    However, if you are in the situation we are in now, we are barely keeping them *in* Chicago.
    As taxpayers go, business are...

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    It's supply and demand. If there is a large demand by business for space in Chicago, you have leverage to raise corporate taxes without damaging the economy.
    However, if you are in the situation we are in now, we are barely keeping them *in* Chicago.
    As taxpayers go, business are a major source of revenue. If you raise taxes, but the business leaves you can be worse off financially.
    We are already in a tough negotiating position with jobs in this city.
    Without hiking taxes Garcia's plans are impossible. Even with hiking taxes they are improbable. When I was younger I bought into all that populist stuff, but it was always always always an empty behind the curtain.
    What happens is you get into office and start looking at the books and talking to the experts and everything changes. Rahm didn't lie about the 1000 cops. He wanted them, but when he looked at the real numbers he realized, yeah, thats not going to work.
    I'm not saying Garcia wouldn't do it either, Im saying he backing himself into a populist hole making promises to the very people the city is in negotiations with.
    I'm sorry, but if Garcia is elected, you will be sorely disappointed. That's how it works. There is a reason these "progressive" young students get so exited. They've not yet experienced being burned by false hopes which were impossible to begin with.
    Chuy has been in politics a looong time. He knows the issues. This "hes only been in it for a few months so give some time for his plan to develop" business is just smoke.
    He base is being energized by ideas that have no realistic plans.

  • Susan S. resident

    Without hiking taxes Rahm's plans are impossible. Even with hiking taxes they are improbable.

12 hours ago

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Mayoral Runoff

Gov. Rauner says he will not be making an endorsement. W. Wilson says on election day he will be meeting with Garcia and expects to endorse him. Gov. Rauner meets with Wilson and asks him to endorse Rahm. Wilson says he is not sure who he will endorse. Hmmmm....what could be afoot?

  • I endorse Willie to seek a speaking coach prior to his next election run.

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Brown Line Rerouted for Track Work, Allow For Extra Travel Time Sunday

During the reroute, trains will serve each station between Roosevelt and North/Clybourn in both directions. Brown Line trains will operate normally between Kimball and Fullerton, the CTA said.

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Free shuttle buses will also make stops at or near Brown Line stations between Fullerton and Clark/Lake. A shuttle train will be available around the Loop for connections to Brown Line service in the subway and to the shuttle buses at Clark/Lake for Loop and Downtown commuters, the CTA said.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Hey! Just moved. Nice to be here.

Just moved out from northern California. Never used this site before but figured I'd say hello.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

The snowy boulevards sure look beautiful...

So please, don't taint it - pick up your dog sh*t.

33 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Car broken into while parked on Palmer Blvd

My car was broken into sometime between today and Wednesday night. No windows were broken so either it was jimmied or the door was unlocked. Everything from all the compartments was turned out onto the floor. Two CD cases of CDs were taken, all my change (about $3.00 in pennies) and car phone charger and ipod adapter. No huge losses. I expect it was someone walking down the street trying door handles. Perhaps the fact that the snow wasn't cleared off my car for a day made it look like I was away? It was parked right in front of my apartment, on Palmer Blvd near Sacramento.

  • Jeff Dog lover

    Karen,

    For what it is worth, I was sitting in my front window on Thurs morning, around 11a or so, and I saw a man walking down (in) the street. He wasn't really acting suspicious nor did he seem to look at every car; I just assumed he didn't want...

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    Karen,

    For what it is worth, I was sitting in my front window on Thurs morning, around 11a or so, and I saw a man walking down (in) the street. He wasn't really acting suspicious nor did he seem to look at every car; I just assumed he didn't want to deal with all the dirtbags that don't shovel snow.

    The weird thing is he disappeared right in front of your car- I assumed he just walked up my driveway and out of my sight; I went back to what I was doing. About 2 minutes later, he appeared again right next to your car, and then casually sulked off.

    He was about 6', bundled up pretty well so no description of face, ethnicity, etc, regretfully. He carried a gigantic walking stick, that almost looked like something out of a cartoon, like a magic staff.

    I guess I assumed he was tying his shoe or something, as I didn't hear breaking glass or even the car door close, nor did he run away... so maybe this wasn't your guy... regrets I didn't take a picture, but I guess he wasn't "off" enough to warrant police or other presence.

    Sorry, I'll be more paranoid next time. I hope to have front cameras up and running once the weather breaks a bit.

    Your neighbor,
    Jeff

  • Thanks Jeff, I don't think it could be avoided, though now I'll look for a person with a staff!

    I think the take away is to not leave things in my car. I remember now I had a plastic bag of trash and recycling on the passenger seat. Even if I know it's not worth anything, I need to make sure my car looks boring to someone who looks in.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Election

What does it say about a mayor who spends millions against a field of candidates who have never run for Mayor and he gets 1000 less votes than his 1st election and almost set a record for lowest turnout ever. Maybe if there was a candidate named Apathetic he/she would have won.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-comparing-emanuels-2011-election-to-2015-20150225-htmlstory.html

  • I believe that a lot of folks might have stayed home thinking a certain outcome was inevitable. That is the reason I would like to think explains the low turn out. I'm hoping people understand how important the Run Off is and get engaged in the process.

    There are also between 19-21 wards that will have an aldermanic run off so the face of the City Council has the potential to drastically shift. Personally, I find that prospect exciting.

  • Loulu Me

    It says a lot about him and a lot about the public. The amount of money he has, and has spent, is both obnoxious and offensive. I find the money from Hollywood particularly troublesome. I think those who don't live here should stay out of it. We are the ones to live with the results.

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    Well, it appears that the B of E found enough votes for 33rd ward alderman to avoid a runoff. 2 to be exact. Keep that in mind you 2 voters who live in the 33rd and did not vote early or often and wanted a different alderman. The addage "each vote counts" holds true in this election.

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

The progressive alderman are doing quite well so far!!!

Great to see... Rahm gonna be in a run off? Could Deb Mell be forced in a run off? (lets go tim meegan!) and Colon losing HUGE to a 26 year old teacher.... exciting stuff!

Touche to scott waguespack and lets go Arena... love to see all that Super Pac $ wasted on crud fliers

Mell looks to be a long shot still....

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Opaque Reading Series @ Uncharted Books

...performances of the "in-between," hosts its third reading tonight at 7pm at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee Ave. The theme for the night is growth, and featured readers include Daniela Olszewska, Mary Mueller...

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Residential Glass repair

Does anyone have a good recommendation of a local company recently used to repair interior window pane glass? Thanks!

  • M-nuff M-nuff

    We have used: All-American Glass Co @ 3309 W Irving Park - 773-262-6777. They replaced a double pane window in which the seal was broken and we had condensation between the glass panes. They offer a 5-yr warranty on the repair.

  • Thanks, was just looking for someone to do this.. :)

  • Me, too. They came out today and called back with an estimate.

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