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The amazing secret of Chicago's seminal sports talk radio host

If a man who makes his way through the world in the blackness of sleep can be a lifelong sports enthusiast, then surely sports enthusiasm must be the great pagan religion of the 20th and 21st centuries. Don Vogel tacitly bequeathed me that thesis. I thought I'd pass the legacy of it on to you.

    The Amazing Secret of Chicago's Seminal Sports-Talk Radio Host
    The year:1995. The newspaper obit fastened my eye and caught my throat. In early June, former Chicago broadcaster Don Vogel had died at age 49. The quiet announcement summoned the memory of this squat, gentle man filling the booth of an audio studio, staging displays of his vocal virtuosity for our inexhaustible amusement.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Updated 28 hours ago

What $1,450 rents in Chicago right now

1942 S. May Street #4F

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2324 W. Walton Street #3F

40 E. 9th Street #815

842 E. 53rd Street #2N

1336 W. Wrightwood Avenue #2

    What $1,450 rents in Chicago right now
    See what $1,450/month gets you in neighborhoods like Pilsen, Hyde Park, and Ukrainian Village
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    I owned a beautiful home in the burbs for 11 years it was not something I would do again. There are many hidden costs plus the constant upkeep requirements. There is stress when big-ticket items invariably break and must be replaced. I used to spend the weekends maintaining the outdoors...

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    I owned a beautiful home in the burbs for 11 years it was not something I would do again. There are many hidden costs plus the constant upkeep requirements. There is stress when big-ticket items invariably break and must be replaced. I used to spend the weekends maintaining the outdoors and cleaning. I had to buy two of everything as the home was two-story and having to run up and down stairs for everything got old quickly.

    Now I live in an apartment with all the same amenities, an attached parking garage and no hidden costs. I have on-call maintenance and don't pay when something major breaks. I have time to spend enjoying my free time and don't worry about the weather and outdoor maintenance.

    Oh and I lost money on my home when I sold. Yes, after 11 years of ownership, I lost money. Anyone around over the past 15 years knows that home ownership isn't a sure investment plan.

    Home ownership is certainly a good decision for those who really want to live in that setting. But many of us do not and find apartment living to be a better option.

    Perhaps the message to take away from ALL the comments on this thread is that one approach isn't right for all. To assume your way is the right way is always short-sighted.

  • I think community college should be a universal right. We should evolve. Long ago, grade school and high school were "luxuries" and now they are universal rights. We should step up our commitment to our communities and encourage education for our young people.

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Music notes: 'Queen' Aretha comes to Chicago

Son Volt, Anders Parker: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. Alt-country. $25-$37. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

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...March 31. Tickets from the postponed performance will be honored at the door. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $49.50-$149.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday...

...which includes a stop at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom Monday, April 3. The Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $41. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org. 7:30 p.m...

Mallrats: 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St., Chicago. '90s alternative. $5-$8.58. (312) 600-6920 or trophyroombar.com.

Shemekia Copeland: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. R&B, soul. $22-$42. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

Coco Montoya: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago. Blues rock. $20. (773) 973-7736 or buddyguy.com.

Bijou at Afterlife with Kings of Class, Nikho, WILFDNG, DangerWayne, Nu Luc, SENDIN, Sherm: 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Electronic. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

The Regrettes, Active Bird Community: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. Punk. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Crystal Fighters, Machineheart: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $20-$22. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

Biffy Clyro, O'Brother: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Rock. $24. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

    Music notes: 'Queen' Aretha comes to Chicago
    Musical legend and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin plans to belt out her hits at a rescheduled show at the Chicago Theatre Friday, March 31. Tickets from the postponed performance will be honored at the door. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $49.50-$149.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Give Me a Beat!

    Ms. Rosenbaum is asking for $883.07:
    My students need musical instruments to use during sensory breaks throughout the day.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • Love, READ, Grow

    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $572.11:
    My students need a new couch for the library along with bilingual books and bilingual letters to support their love for reading.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

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    Deer In Your Yard? Skunk In Your House? When To Call Chicago Animal Control
    NORTH CENTER - North Center neighbors awoke Monday to a pair of deer roaming their yards, a common enough occurrence in areas along the river and parks, but not so much in this particular neck of the non-woods near Irving Park Road. The sighting was rare enough to prompt several calls to Animal Care and Control.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • I called 311 about the skunk we have in the 4300 Blk of N Avers & they said call an exterminator or buy a state license & buy a trap myself.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERTIFICATION- REVISION TO EXISTING PERMIT 100588491 FOR 1ST FLOOR COMMERCIAL UNIT TENANT BUILDOUT AND MINOR LAYOUT CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

    1854 S. Blue Island Ave. Issued March 24, 2017 Comment

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  • P is for Preschool

    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $728.08:
    My students need bilingual materials (alphabet tubs, magnet mazes, books) to support native language instruction.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

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Alulu, Pilsen’s New Brewpub With 20 Taps, Debuts Tonight

Alulu, 2011 S. Laflin St., (312) 600-9865, open 5 p.m. to midnight on Thursday through Sunday.

    Alulu, Pilsen's New Brewpub With 20 Taps, Debuts Tonight
    Though the menu remains a mystery
    http://chicago.eater.com

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6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ALTERATIONS TO GROUND FLOOR RESIDENTIAL UNIT IN 3 UNIT BUILDING AS PER PLANS. TO INCLUDE EXTERIOR FACADE RENOVATIONS. NO CHANGE IN USE.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    1911 S. Racine Ave. Issued March 22, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    masonry repairs & inspection - area of work appx 400sf: repair north & west elevations-(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    1801 S. Throop St. Issued March 22, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

Alt-country icons Son Volt remain a model of consistency even while borrowing from the blues

Sat 4/1, 8 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $27-$37, $25 in advance, all-ages

    Alt-country icons Son Volt remain a model of consistency even while borrowing from the blues
    Jay Farrar titled the first new Son Volt studio album in four years Notes of Blue (Thirty Tigers), and he's explained that the record was inspired by the spirit of the blues, with certain songs employing tunings used by the likes of Skip James and Mississippi Fred McDowell.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

6 days ago

On the new Heartless, Pallbearer add rock heroics to their mournful doom

Fri 3/31, 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $19-$24, $16 in advance, 17+

    On the new Heartless, Pallbearer add rock heroics to their mournful doom
    The consensus on Pallbearer's new third album, Heartless (Profound Lore), seems to be that the Arkansas doom-metal quartet have finally unmasked themselves as a prog band. But even if you're one of those benighted souls for whom "prog" is a four-letter word, you needn't be alarmed-the shift is more of degree than of kind.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Mar 22

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION TO EXISTING IVB CONSTRUCTION 2 UNIT BUILDING. NO WORK TO 2ND FLOOR. DUPLEX DOWN FIRST FLOOR WITH BASEMENT. REPLACE FRONT WOOD STAIRS. MINOR ELECTRIC AND HVAC ALTERATION. EXISTING PLUMBING ROUGH-IN TO REMAIN REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES ONLY.

    1918 S. Miller St. Issued March 21, 2017 Comment

Mar 22

Burglar Apologizes, Wants To Return Hat He Stole From Home, Prosecutors Say

The most recent break-in happened about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 1300 block of West 18th Place. Campos is accused of stealing two hats and a bookbag. It was this burglary that made local headlines when a homeowner released security footage of Campos.

Campos, of the 1300 block of West 19th Street, is charged with three counts of residential burglary. Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan set bail Wednesday at $125,000.

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On Jan. 31, he entered a home in the 2200 block of West Cullerton Street through a side window and stole two laptops and a TV, prosecutors said.

Campos is also accused of stealing tools from a garage in the 1800 block of West 17th Street on Dec. 9.

He also has a pending 2016 case for criminal trespassing and possessing drug paraphernalia in the 2200 block of South Bell Avenue in Heart of Chicago, records show. The next court date is March 31.

    3 Pilsen Home Burglaries Lead To Charges Against Pilsen Man
    PILSEN - A Pilsen man has been charged in three recent home burglaries in the neighborhood after he was recognized in a surveillance video that aired on TV, police said. Eduardo Campos, 24, of the 1300 block of West 19th Street, was charged with three felony counts of burglary Tuesday, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Mar 22

Acusa a un sujeto de robos en Pilsen tras ser reconocido en un reportaje

Eduardo Campos, de 24 años, está acusado de irrumpir en una residencia en la cuadra 1300 W. 18th Place el 25 de febrero, justo a la vuelta de la esquina de donde él vive, en la cuadra 1300 W. 19th St, según la Policía.

Eduardo Campos, de 24 años, está acusado de irrumpir en una residencia en la cuadra 1300 W. 18th Place el 25 de febrero, justo a la vuelta de la esquina de donde él vive, en la cuadra 1300 W. 19th St, según la Policía.

    Acusa a un sujeto de robos en Pilsen tras ser reconocido en un reportaje
    CHICAGO - La Policía de Chicago dice que un reporte noticioso sobre un robo en el barrio de Pilsen condujo a los detectives hasta un sujeto que ahora enfrenta cargos criminales. Eduardo Campos, de 24 años, está acusado de irrumpir en una residencia en la cuadra 1300 W.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

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Man charged with Pilsen burglaries

Campos broke in through a side door about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at a home in the 1300 block of West 18th Place and stole several items, police said. Surveillance video was released to a television news station and Campos was subsequently recognized by a viewer.

He was arrested Tuesday in the 1300 block of West 19th Street, police said. The investigation revealed Campos was also the suspect in two other Pilsen area burglaries on Jan. 20 and Dec. 10, 2016.

    Man charged with Pilsen burglaries
    A man has been charged with three home burglaries since December in the Pilsen neighborhood. Eduardo Campos, 24, faces three felony counts of residential burglary, according to Chicago Police. Campos broke in through a side door about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at a home in the 1300 block of West 18th Place and stole several items, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 22

Man Charged With Pilsen Burglaries

Campos broke in through a side door about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at a home in the 1300 block of West 18th Place and stole several items, police said. Surveillance video was released to a television news station and Campos was subsequently recognized by a viewer.

He was arrested Tuesday in the 1300 block of West 19th Street, police said. The investigation revealed Campos was also the suspect in two other Pilsen area burglaries on Jan. 20 and Dec. 10, 2016.

    Man Charged With Pilsen Burglaries
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man has been charged with three home burglaries since December in the Pilsen neighborhood. Eduardo Campos, 24, faces three felony counts of residential burglary, according to Chicago Police. Campos broke in through a side door about 3:30 p.m. Feb.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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