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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!

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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...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

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...

...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...

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Waveland Avenue at Milwaukee WILL be permanently removed if John Arena wins another term.

Why should I care about Waveland Ave, I live up here on Sunnyside? I care because the next move by Arena may be at my back door. Why should you or I care about a 48 unit apartment building being built next to single family homes and 2-flats at Long and Argyle? Why should you or I care that a 98 unit low income housing complex for 55 year olds and up, has been built across the street from brand...

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Why should I care about Waveland Ave, I live up here on Sunnyside? I care because the next move by Arena may be at my back door. Why should you or I care about a 48 unit apartment building being built next to single family homes and 2-flats at Long and Argyle? Why should you or I care that a 98 unit low income housing complex for 55 year olds and up, has been built across the street from brand new $400,000 homes ( thanks for investing in the city, here's your Arena thank you) at Kilpatrick and Berteau? WHY?BECAUSE YOU MAY BE NEXT! All our neighborhoods need to stick together and get Arena out of office, before he destroys the whole ward, precinct by precinct! Where it really matters is in zoning, where your one alderman is king over all zoning matters in his or her own ward. No matter how much other aldermen may despise each other, they never vote against an alderman on a zoning matter in his own ward, it's called "Aldermanic Prerogative" . Your quality of life can change in a matter of months, if your alderman decides to change zoning near you. John Arena, not even sworn into office, but merely "Alderman Elect", told an entire neighborhood that was dead set against the low income housing project at Kilpatrick and Berteau, "IN THE END I'M THE ALDERMAN, AND IT'S MY DECISION" and no matter that the entire surrounding homeowners were against it, Arena approved the up-zoning. It's time for all of us to stick together, Arena's supporters like to call other neighborhood's resident's such as in Jefferson Park, "mouth-breathers", "unenlightened" make comments such as "it's already trashy up there" etc. I have never though of myself as being in a war with Portage Park, Old Irving, Independence Park or any other area; all these neighborhoods have played a role in my family's and my life. I will not succumb to the divisiveness that Arena's style of leadership has created.
Robert Bank,
Editor of the Jefferson Park Free Press
www.jeffersonparkfreepress.com

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    And yet, when I look at what the development looks like on the outside, as well as the amenities described here: http://www.therenaissancecompanies.com/nbhd/nbhd/sen_ind.html

    It just screams low income housing to me.

  • mm,
    Can you use your lateral thinking skills and think of any developments that improved the quality of life in a neighborhood? When you make the arguments and only use extreme examples, you're spinning. CHA, at it's inception was open to and used by all. Not until Richard Daley decided...

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    mm,
    Can you use your lateral thinking skills and think of any developments that improved the quality of life in a neighborhood? When you make the arguments and only use extreme examples, you're spinning. CHA, at it's inception was open to and used by all. Not until Richard Daley decided to warehouse people of color did it fail as an enterprise. I know people who moved from worse conditions into the CHA at Diversey and the River and appreciated the opportunity and improvement.

    Let’s stop using the term NIMBY, a better description is anti-housing.
    http://www.theurbanist.org/2014/01/22/lets-stop-using-the-term-nimby-this-is-a-better-description/

    Anti-housing as in your desire for convenient on street parking in front of your JP single family house is more important than other people's housing, effective and intelligent city planning, and fair play.

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Thank you, alderman Arena!

For all the businees you have facilitated bringing to,our ward, the beautification with art murals at viaducts, the continued listening and working for our community health and well-being! A great job! You have my vote gladly.

  • Kathleen McGrath Neighbor

    Dear Ellen,
    Sorry for your bad experience. I have no experience that Arena has lied or broken promises. More business in our community, more beauty without using tax money. Obviously everyone does not always get what they want. All my experince with Arena has been positive in helping our community.
    Blessings

  • Beautifully said Kathleen.

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Six Corners Renaissance Gets Big Boost as Boarded-Up stores Get Snapped Up

Condor Partners bought eight storefronts near Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues, and are looking for tenants interested in opening up restaurants or event spaces across the street from the Portage Theater, said Michael McLean, a partner in the firm.

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Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building...

Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to...

...three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to the Filament Theatre Ensemble and the National Veterans Art Museum and...

The storefronts and apartments in the Portage Theater building could also be getting a new owner. Carranza put them up for sale about a month ago for $2.35 million, around the same time he agreed to buy the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road.

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Six Corners Renaissance Gets Big Boost as Boarded-Up Stores Get Snapped Up

Condor Partners bought eight storefronts near Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues, and are looking for tenants interested in opening up restaurants or event spaces across the street from the Portage Theater, said Michael McLean, a partner in the firm.

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Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building...

Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to...

...three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to the Filament Theatre Ensemble and the National Veterans Art Museum and...

The storefronts and apartments in the Portage Theater building could also be getting a new owner. Carranza put them up for sale about a month ago for $2.35 million, around the same time he agreed to buy the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road.

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My latest RedEye Column

Hey folks, I've been lucky to write a few columns for the RedEye. Here's my latestes with a li'l shout out to Old Irving. http://trib.in/1CwHo0E

  • Laurie, I took offense also then read he's a comedian and I think he's describing the exact opposite of us OIP folk?

  • SPIROS 85 CAPTAIN A2

    Leave dont come back here!!!

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Belding Elementary's field is not a dog park

My wife's a teacher over at Belding Elementary. Every morning I drop her and my daughter off for school. While dropping them off I always notice people on the school's artificial turf field letting their dogs run free. Despite the posted signs prohibiting dogs from being on the field, these owners are letting their dogs use the field to do their business.

If this is you, please stop. It's not a grass field. It's astro turf. Your dog's urine is...

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My wife's a teacher over at Belding Elementary. Every morning I drop her and my daughter off for school. While dropping them off I always notice people on the school's artificial turf field letting their dogs run free. Despite the posted signs prohibiting dogs from being on the field, these owners are letting their dogs use the field to do their business.

If this is you, please stop. It's not a grass field. It's astro turf. Your dog's urine is not being absorbed into the turf like it would grass. What is absorbed is the urine smell. As a former aid working at Belding during outdoor recess I can attest to the field stinking of urine, especially in hot weather.

Kids play on the field before and after school. It's where they have recess and gym. Please be considerate of this fact and keep your dogs off the field.

  • BBB

    I stand corrected Tom. Now that I know the field "belongs" to CPS, our tax dollars obviously did not fund its construction. Our tax dollars allocated to CPS go toward reducing the billion dollar annual deficit created by the corrupt and dysfunctional combination of public employee unions and career politicians....

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    I stand corrected Tom. Now that I know the field "belongs" to CPS, our tax dollars obviously did not fund its construction. Our tax dollars allocated to CPS go toward reducing the billion dollar annual deficit created by the corrupt and dysfunctional combination of public employee unions and career politicians. We are simply paying the interest at above market rates on the debt used to pay for this essential piece of educational infrastructure. Since you have determined that having a dog run on that plastic grass is illegal, just go find someone to enforce the law and stop whining.

  • SPIRO 104 lieutendant

    Linda you sound like that nut on kostner get with it!!

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