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75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

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John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Congress Theater Developer Wants 10-Story Building On Milwaukee: Report

The theater, 2136 North Milwaukee Ave., has been closed since 2013.

    Congress Theater Developer Wants 10-Story Building On Milwaukee: Report
    LOGAN SQUARE - The massive overhaul of the historic Congress Theater took a new twist Thursday, with news that plans could include an additional 10-story residential building across the street from the theater. The new plans, which were obtained by the Chicago Architecture Blog, reveal the developer, New Congress LLC, is also considering constructing hotel rooms on the site.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • CPL949 HP Resident now; WP/Uk Village; total 30 yrs.

    That's a great suggestion, mjs9. Let's hope TPTB can work something out.

    As for parking for hotel and/or theater guests, I guess that's a good business model (not having parking so that people will go elsewhere). NOT!

  • I believe they've traditionally used the surface lot at CVS, the surface lot at Milwaukee and Armitage, and the empty lot across Rockwell, etc. I'd hate to see a giant parking garage go up...that only get's used once every week or two. The big hotel conversion of the coyote building at North/Milwaukee also has little to no parking. Fortunately we're in an area with fantastic public transportation. I find it exciting when all those people are in the area for a show...even if it means a parking squeeze.

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Diagrams and Details: New Congress Theater Rehab Plan Includes Hotel, Residential High Rise

Chicago loves the Congress Theater.  Even though life at 2136 North Milwaukee Avenue has been full of ups and downs, and mostly “downs” lately, there remains a dedicated...

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    Diagrams and Details: New Congress Theater Rehab Plan Includes Hotel, Residential High Rise
    Chicago loves the Congress Theater. Even though life at 2136 North Milwaukee Avenue has been full of ups and downs, and mostly "downs" lately, there remains a dedicated cheering section for the building that never seems to give up hope that it can once again be returned to grandeur.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

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What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Surf’s up, Chicago. Team Emporium unveiled beach-themed bar Surf (2367 N. Milwaukee, Ave., 872-206-5245) next door to its Logan Square arcade. Expect summery draft cocktails, beer, food from chef Jorge Miranda (Chilapan), rope swings, palm trees, and an enclosed front patio.

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Persona Pizzeria (170 W. Washington St., Loop, 312-255-7575) is now serving up individual wood-fired pizzas in under 90 seconds from World Pizza Champion Glenn Cybulski. (So your pizza could be ready before you finish reading this story).

Charlie McKenna’s long-awaited upscale Southern restaurant Dixie (1952 N. Damen Ave., Bucktown, 773-688-4466) made its debut in the bygone Takashi space. Expect composed small plates and contemporary cocktails in the onsite liquorette, dubbed 1952½.

As part of a recent remodeling that tripled its size, Red Star Liquor store opened an adjacent, 50-seat taproom and lounge called the Walk-In (2727 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-697-8726).

AMK Group’s pop-up Nosh & Booze (838 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-733-3379) has popped up in the former Vivo space. The American street food–inspired spot will be here till the end of the year.

In multipurpose concept news, Heisler Hospitality group (Pub Royale, Sportsman’s Club) debuted Estereo (2540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-360-8363), serving coffee by day and Latin American-style cocktails by night.

Beloved Logan Square taqueria L’Patron generated a lot of buzz when news broke they’d be adding a second location (3749 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8066). But this new location comes at a price–the original spot at 2815 West Diversey Avenue has shuttered due to an issue with the landlord.

Beloved Logan Square taqueria L’Patron generated a lot of buzz when news broke they’d be adding a second location (3749 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8066). But this new location comes at a price–the original spot at 2815 West Diversey Avenue has shuttered due to an issue with the landlord.

    What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week
    Persona Pizzeria (170 W. Washington St., Loop, 312-255-7575) is now serving up individual wood-fired pizzas in under 90 seconds from World Pizza Champion Glenn Cybulski. (So your pizza could be ready before you finish reading this story). Charlie McKenna's long-awaited upscale Southern restaurant Dixie (1952 N.
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The Best Pokemon Go Food & Drink Deals In Chicago

Emporium (2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.) – they just hosted their own Pokemon event but the gamer-friendly bar has 3 Pokestops and other games if you’re interested in putting your phone down and playing something else for a change.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe (6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive) – they’ve got free cheesecake slices for players who show that they’ve checked into the Pokestop. And really, WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHEESECAKE?

Godfrey Hotel (127 W. Huron St.) – They literally created a cocktail called the PokePotion!

Aire at the Hyatt Centric (100 W. Monroe St.) – They’ve also created a drink called the Pikachu which is made with orange juice, grenadine, Absolute vodka and Red bull.

Yusho in Logan Square ( 2853 N Kedzie Ave) – it’s a a gym and also hosts Pokemon parties with specials and Pokemon themed drinks!

    The Best Pokemon Go Food & Drink Deals In Chicago
    Pokemon Go is slowly taking over the world and it's a good thing for restaurants and other businesses. Let's talk about Pokestops for a second. Since you want to catch em all, you have to stop at Pokestops to pick up supplies and "gyms" to battle other players.
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Chicago comedy spotlight for July 18-24

Mom Genes Presents: A Fresh Start at Café Mustache, 2313 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. Headliner: Mona Aburmishan. Mona is a groundbreaking comedian whose global insight...

The Comedy Exposition: 42x42 at Cole’s Bar, 2238 N. Milwaukee Ave., 9:00 p.m. Forty-two comics, Chicagoans and visitors, do 42-second sets. Plus, four sets from four special guests and an opportunity for audience members to step in the spotlight.

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Feminist Comedy Hour at The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., 6:30 p.m. Featuring Sonia Denis, Ashley Huck, Meredith Kachel, Melody Kamali, Rachel McCartney and Janine Phan.

Comedy Variety Night: Comedy for a Cause at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 7:30 p.m. The second of four comedy nights supporting a local cause. Tonight benefits Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Louder Than a Mom at Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln, 8:00 p.m. Come to listen or participate in the ancient, time-honored tradition of celebrating and complaining about your family.

Fem Com Stand Up at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 7:00 p.m. “Topics from tacos to TSA, Aderall to exes, and of course...

Top 10 Tuesdays at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Rebecca O'Neal, Scott Duff, Bill Bullock, Sabeen Sadiq, Michael Robinson, Irene Tu, Dave Metz and more comedians TBA.

Dave Maher II at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., 9:30 p.m. “5 Mics: Dave and four of his goofiest, meanest, funniest friends...

Just Dickin' Around All Ladies Showcase at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 9:45 p.m. The JDA showcase is "a women-run, queer-friendly showcase that...

The Comedy Exposition at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 6:30 p.m.-Midnight Follow link for complete schedule of showcases and main events. Includes headlining performances by Rebecca O’Neal, Megan Gailey, Eddie Pepitone, Tom Brady and Drew Frees.

JT Habersaat at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Look for JT Haberstaat’s new one...

The Comedy Exposition at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 2:00 p.m.-Midnight Kicks off today with a free show from The Late...

The Comedy Exposition at @North Bar, 1637 W. North, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Showcases with headliners Marty DeRosa, Calvin Evans and The Puterbaugh Sisters.

Lola Balatro at High Hat Club, 1920 W. Irving Park Rd., 10:00 p.m. There’s no better com-rock band. I can guarantee it. If you know them, you’re a convert. If not, you will be. Go listen to time fly. LB interview here. Also Paul Thomas’s birthday show.

The Comedy Exposition at The Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Three shows: Comedy Secrets, Super Talent Show and a stand-up showcase headlined by Ricky Gonzalez.

Greg Proops at The Comedy Exposition, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. The closing ceremony.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for July 18-24
    Visitors this week include Tom Cotter, Lisa Lampanelli, Jay Pharoah, Joe Rogan, Jimmy Shubert and JT Habersaat. Robert Hines returns to his hometown, too. The Chicago Comedy Exposition is this weekend. The stand-up festival features Chicago comedians, visitors and more comedians coming home. Some of the shows are even free.
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Cafeteria Marianao - Revocado!

Cafeteria Marianao appeared to be shut down this morning, unbeknownst to the regulars (including police officers) who were all still hanging around outside as usual. Hopefully a temporary thing. The sign posted on the door was posted by the revenue department, and not health (though it's in Spanish so I didn't get all the details), but licensing appears to be in order, per the city data portal. Anyone have any intel?

https://data.cityofchicago.org/Community-Economic-Development/Business-Licenses-Current-Active/uupf-x98q?q=marianao

  • Alya Bucktown to Logan

    text on the window in Spanish: personas que se involucran en el negocio de vender mercancia al menudeo despues de haber sido revocado el certificado de registracion son culpables de la Clase A delito menor y seran sujetas a enjuiciamiento y penalidades criminales.

    English translation: people who engage in the business of selling retail goods after having revoked the certificate of registration are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be subject to prosecution and criminal penalties.

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Chicago’s Glass Block Part I – 1893, Early Glass Block, and Prism Glass

Prism glass at 2315 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Photo of long gone installation at what is now 19 W. Lake St. – from Daylight Prism Company

Transom glass at 18 S. Michigan Ave. – photo courtesy of the author

American 3-Way’s beautiful spiral design in a border pattern at 179 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park

Manufacturers Glass Bubble Tile design visible as replacement tiles in a vent window with unidentified pebble tiles at 2634 W. Fullerton Ave.

Painted over Manufacturers Glass Bubble Tile design with a border of a circle pattern at 6037 W. Irving Park Rd.

A rarity indeed: amethyst colored prism tiles with teardrop pattern, but installed recently as their orientation is incorrect to cast any light – 1407 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Teardrop tiles in a border pattern in storefronts in the Chandler’s building at 630 Davis St. in Evanston

A rare mystic design of non-prism glass used as a border, surrounded by actual prism glass – 1109 N. Ashland Ave.

The only Frank Lloyd Wright tiles I’ve found extant, in the Taco Bell in Wicker Park at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave. of all places

Perkolator, One of many storefronts on the block of Irving Park with unidentified pebble glass – 6032 W. Irving Park Rd.

Unpainted example of the same Manufacturers Glass Bubble design with border as on Irving Park – 1401 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago's Glass Block Part I - 1893, Early Glass Block, and Prism Glass | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure
    by Joe Sislow Look around when you're out and about Chicago. Check out industrial buildings. Look at basement windows, look at bathroom windows. It's hard to miss glass block. This ubiquitous architectural detail got me wondering: where did it all come from? Is Chicago unique in its use (possibly abuse) of glass block?
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No Pitchfork Tickets? Here Are the Weekend’s Best Pre- and After-Parties

East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., 21+, 9 p.m.

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The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., 21+, 7-8 p.m.

Virgin Hotel Chicago, 203 N. Wabash Ave., 21+, 8-11 p.m.

Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave., 21+, 10 p.m.

Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 21+, 9 p.m., $5

Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $12–$15

Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St., 21+, 10 p.m., $15

​Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., 21+, 11 p.m., $15

Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., 21+, 11 p.m., $15

Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., 17+, 11 p.m., $12–$14

Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph St., 12-2 p.m.

Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., 21+, 9 p.m., $12

Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., 17+, 10:30 p.m., $22

    No Pitchfork Tickets? Here Are the Weekend's Best Pre- and After-Parties
    Attending a music festival doesn't have to mean stepping foot on park grounds. Many of the city's best music festivals, including this weekend's Pitchfork, include pre-parties and after-parties featuring performers who'll be at the official fest. Here's our guide to the best of the bunch.
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Adele, the Chicago Pin and Patch Pop-up, and more to do this week in Chicago

Wed 7/13: Allison Dunne hosts a slew of female comedians who are telling their nastiest stories at Ladylike at Cafe Mustache (2313 N. Milwaukee). 8:30 PM

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Mon 7/11: Adele says "Hello" to her fans tonight at the United Center (1901 W. Madison). The British songbird also has a show on Wednesday night, same time, same place. 7:30 PM

Mon 7/11: The Hidden Shamrock (2723 N. Halsted) curates a weekly lineup of Off The Radar Comedy members while slinging up drink specials. 8 PM

Tue 7/12: We all have horror stories about a certain teacher, but at Detention Hall at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) it's the teachers who tell the stories. 7 PM

Tue 7/12: Get your lady-lit on with Sappho's Salon, a monthly storytelling cabaret hosted by Eileen Tull and Liz Baudler at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark) that focuses on themes of gender, feminism, and queerness. 7:30 PM

Thu 7/14: The Hard Rock Alley (230 N. Garland) brings together a group of artists and their "scent-scapes" out to trigger the olfactories with Activate: Smell. 5-10 PM

    Adele, the Chicago Pin and Patch Pop-up, and more to do this week in Chicago
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week in Chicago. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 7/11: says "Hello" to her fans tonight at the United Center (1901 W. Madison). The British songbird also has a show on Wednesday night, same time, same place.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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