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Northwest suburban police blotter

• Thieves stole a black and gray bicycle between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 from the rear patio at a home on the 400 block of Oak Street.

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333 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, 41.8773933, -87.6256477

• A vandal hurled an object, possibly a water balloon, around 6:25 p.m. Aug. 24 that shattered the windshield on a 2004 Honda Accord traveling on the 500 block of South Highland. Damage was estimated at $190.

• Eloy Guerrero, 40, of the 1600 block of North Fairfield, Chicago, was arrested around 9:32 p.m. Aug. 15 on the 2100 block of Chestnut Street and charged with possession and delivery of controlled substance, possession of drug equipment and delivery of marijuana.

• A woman heard knocking on her front door around 1:55 p.m. Aug. 16 on the 1900 block of Greenleaf Avenue. The subject rang the doorbell, knocked on a window and began picking the lock on a side door. The woman opened the blinds on the door and a man fled in a SUV driven by an accomplice.

• Thieves stole two rings between 1 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 out of a woman's jewelry box in a hotel at 1900 Oakton St. Value was estimated at $20,000.

• Thieves stole a 2004 Great Dane refrigerated semitrailer between 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 1:20 p.m. Aug. 5 out of a business lot at 2021 Lunt Ave. Value was estimated at $15,000.

• Ivan Romaniuk, 24, of the 2300 block of West Rice Street, Chicago, was arrested around 7:39 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lake and Ontario streets and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• A vehicle hit and damaged an entrance sign and several bricks between 4 and 5 a.m. Aug. 18 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    Burglars stole a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox out of the garage and a video console and games, a TV, laptop computer, cellphone and wallet between 8 a.m. July 25 and 4 p.m. July 26 out of the home on the 1100 block of Windham Lane. Value was estimated at $33,000.

10 hours ago

Chefs offer their take on perfect picnic sandwiches for Labor Day

Trevin VanDyke, sous chef of Osteria La Madia, 59 W. Grand Ave., says meatball sandwiches might seem to defy all picnic logic, but they can be prepared the day before and reheated in the sauce the day of the picnic, then wrapped in foil or an insulated bag to carry and keep warm.

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Sean Sanders, the executive chef of Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., suggests turning a basic cheese and salami sandwich into a work of art with his signature combination of buffalo mozzarella, salami and heirloom tomato with lemon aioli on a pretzel sub roll.

Patrick Russ, executive chef of Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave., likes to kick up a simple turkey-and-cheese — or ham-and-cheese — sandwich with green apple slices and whipped cream cheese. And his baked barbecue chicken and pineapple sandwich adds a barbecued touch without the grill.

Chef Rodolfo Cuadros of Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St., favors a gourmet-style Amish chicken sandwich.

Joey Hejtmanek, executive chef of Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., says his “MagnaBalsamic Chicken” sandwich, inspired by Phish’s “MagnaBall” summer 2015 tour, should get taste buds singing.

12 hours ago

Downtown hotel pampers pooches for National Dog Day

...treats for dogs and humans alike!) Date: Saturday, August 27Hours: 2 pm to 4 pmAddress: 20 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago (in River North) outside of Kinzie HotelFree

    Downtown hotel pampers pooches for National Dog Day
    A hotel in the Chicago Loop is going to the dogs for National Dog Day. On Saturday, August 27, 2016, the Kinzie Hotel is hosting furry guests and their owners for a day of pampering. The hotel is teaming up with the Alive Rescue to offer free activities and treats for both dogs and humans.

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Upstairs at The Gwen: A Touch (and Taste) of Gatsby Above Rush Street

521 N. Rush Street, 5th Floor

    Upstairs at The Gwen: A Touch (and Taste) of Gatsby Above Rush Street
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 7:43AM by Max Grinnell Located on the fifth floor of The Gwen Hotel, Upstairs at The Gwen has design flourishes reminiscent of the Art Deco age, while retaining a modern sensibility that offers a bit of respite from the chaotic bustle of nearby Rush Street locales.

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Updated 36 hours ago

Cops: Two in Custody After Brazen Nordstrom Purse Thefts

Police caught up with the getaway car two blocks away near Grand Avenue and Dearborn Street.

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7356 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, IL 60602, 42.01564990000001, -87.6686158

    Cops: Two in Custody After Brazen Nordstrom Purse Thefts
    Two people are in custody, police said, after a brazen mid-day robbery left smashed cars on Grand Avenue. Chicago Police say the incident started around 10 a.m. at the Louis Vuitton store inside the Nordstrom Shopping Center when at least two people grabbed several high-end purses and took off.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    Every one needs to be aware of their surroundings, even in the loop and North Michigan Avenue. Thugs are every where!

  • Yes they are everywhere but
    These thugs are a little bit
    different, they travel where
    people have money, an they love stealing High end
    products. What they do is,
    they may target a certain
    store, then they would steal
    a vehicle, an ram it with
    full force into the front...

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    Yes they are everywhere but
    These thugs are a little bit
    different, they travel where
    people have money, an they love stealing High end
    products. What they do is,
    they may target a certain
    store, then they would steal
    a vehicle, an ram it with
    full force into the front of
    the store, knocking out the
    glass. This is nothing new
    this has been going on for
    sometime. Some people have been caught an
    Arrested, which is good.
    Yes you have to be very
    careful going anywhere,
    now these days. Even
    downtown. But never ever
    lose focus on your
    freedom, because of crime.
    Do what you need to do.
    Go where you want to go
    Visit a friend, take a long
    Walk. Go out for a jog,
    Walk your dog, go to a
    movie, go for a drive.
    Go shopping, or go to a
    beach an look at a sail
    Boat fall off the edge of
    the horizon, It's beautiful.
    Do not let thugs stop you from doing what you want
    an need to do. thugs are
    not going to let no one take
    away their freedoms, they
    are everywhere, an where-
    ever, or in a neighborhood
    near you, exercising their
    freedoms, just to stand
    around all day.
    People make the world.
    Go round, an we are all on this big carousel call life, an
    we are holding on because
    we are enjoying the ride, an
    It is called freedom.
    Never let go


38 hours ago

Why Does Donald Trump Have A Chicago Street Named After Him?

City records show former Ald. Burt Natarus (42nd), introduced legislation for the honorary street in June 2006, when the 92-story high-rise at 401 N. Wabash Ave. was still under construction. An online brochure shows the sign went up that October.

    Why Does Donald Trump Have A Chicago Street Named After Him?
    RIVER NORTH - Michael Jordan Place runs along Madison Street, right by the arena where he led the Bulls to six championships. Oprah Winfrey Way is dedicated at 100 W. Carpenter St. near the now-demolished Harpo Studios, while Taylor Street between Carpenter and Aberdeen is known as " Al's Italian Beef Boulevard," named for the famous beef stand there.

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