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Developer scales back Union St. plans after community input

“We also heard Ald. Patrick Thompson tell us ‘don’t do what the Planning Department wants you to do — make it spectacular,’” Gottlieb said during the community meeting at DeColores restaurant, 1626 S. Halsted St., attended by about 40 concerned neighbors.

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Property Markets Group plans a 99-unit apartment building at 1350 S. Union St.

    Gazette Chicago " Developer scales back Union St. plans after community input
    February 6, 2016 By Patrick Butler Housing developer Noah Gottlieb came back from the drawing board Jan. 12 with scaled-down plans for a 99-unit rental apartment tower at 1350 S. Union St., former site of a 145-year-old church and school.
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Weekend picks: Cue the romance with Jim Brickman

The Soft Moon, Ritual Howls, Running, The Pirate Twin DJs: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. Post-punk, punk. $15-$18. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

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...the doors off Beat Kitchen. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com...

...Central's "Inside Amy Schumer") when she performs standup at two Zanies locations: first at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027, $25 plus a two-item purchase; then at MB Financial Park...

...Chicago Opera Theater on Saturday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $35-$125. (312) 704-8414 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb...

The Heard, Bumpus: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Funk, soul. $7-$10. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

    Weekend picks: Cue the romance with Jim Brickman
    Get in a romantic mood by catching composer and pianist Jim Brickman in concert on Saturday at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30-$40. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
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ATN: February 2016

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

...located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 722-7440...

The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in his office at 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email ward25chicago@gmail.com.

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Armour Square Park, located at 3309 S. Shields, has begun registration for winter programs online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or in person at...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Low-income families gain financial knowledge and pay off thousands of dollars in debt with guidance from a financial coaching Progress Program led by the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), located at 567 W. Lake St. Call (312) 252-

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

Chicago Hope Academy High School, 2189 W. Bowler St., will hold a placement examination for eighth grade students on Saturday, Feb. 6. Students should...

Chicago KICS United FC soccer will hold a Vegas Night on Valentine’s fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. at Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Ave. Cost of tickets is $150 per couple or $85 per individual. For more information, log on to www.kicsunited.org/vegasnight or call (312) 995-7117.

...Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th St. Proceeds from What’s Brewing With CASA will support its Child Advocacy Program, which recruits...

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., is hosting special events in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m., enjoy...

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

...families and individuals, senior services, and youth programs. The Marillac Social Center is located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773...

The Maxwell Street Market is open Sundays at 800 S. Desplaines St. For more information, contact (312) 243-0394 or HistoryStreetGuy@gmail.com or visit www.Maxwell-StreetFoundation.org.

...Rose and Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward). The event was held at McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. and facilitated by Rose. Call (312) 747-6527...

...10, 17, and 24. Call (773) 821-8450 for more information. Classes are held at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Kelly M. Fitzgerald, MD, has joined the Mercy Department of Pediatrics, and Ruth Dubyel, MD...

...annual benefit auction, Darkroom, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $175...

MoCP will host free public programming related to the MoCP at 40 exhibition running through April 10. All works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection. Zanele Mhuli will give a photography lecture Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., at 6 p.m.

A symposium on the “unstable image,” a discussion on fading prints, will be held Friday, March 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 600 S. Michigan Ave.

The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., is hosting Greek dance lessons for teens and adults on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The current classes run through Feb. 27. Drop-ins welcome. Call (312) 655-1234 or log on to www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

The Saint John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of the country’s top ten Newman Centers by Best College Reviews, www.bestcollegereviews.org. The Newman Center is at 700 S. Morgan St. Call (312) 226-1880.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraising is underway to restore the church’s twin towers and its pipe organ. Call (312) 226-2300.

...dialogue about international politics with Alexey Zaytsev, a Russian official. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org...

...on Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Ave. Nancy Loo of WGN News will emcee this event, which will feature food, school performances...

St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter St., has released two CDs, Magnificat and Te Deum, featuring its choir and orchestra, Ensemble Cor et Vox. For information or to buy CDs, call (312) 243-7373, ext. 111.

The Shedd Aquarium has named its baby dolphin Makoa, which means “fearless” in Hawaiian. Nearly 3,500 people participated in an election to choose the name. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 939-2438.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will hold an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

...drawing after the Sunday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Mass. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757...

The Smart Gallery of Art will present Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago Thursday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, June 12. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10. The museum is at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

Institute is located at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 322-1756.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club that meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players of all skill levels welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

The Sentience exhibit features five Chicago-based artists’ work and kicks off with an opening on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, March 27, at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to www.uima-chicago.org.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre will present Snafu, a story of a family dealing with the aftermath of war, from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19 through 28. The theatre is located at 1044 W. Harrison St. Call (312) 996-2939.

...Valparaiso Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. All games are at the UIC Pavilion, Harrison Street and Racine Avenue. Log on to www.uicflames.com for tickets. UIC College of Dentistry student Nisha Garg...

From now through Saturday, March 12, at the Linda Warren Projects gallery is showing still lifes by Ed Valentine and works by Michael Stillion in an exhibition called In the Belly of the Whale. The gallery is at 327 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 432-9500 or log on to www.lindwarrenprojects.com.

...9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Metro Chicago Hotel, 733 W. Madison St. Get information and see exhibits about childcare, schools, extracurricular activities, and child health and nutrition...

The West Loop now has a privately owned bike station one block north of Lake Street at 210 N. Green St., offering showers, lockers, a tire pump, and 75 indoor bicycle racks. Created by the firm WeWork, it leases the bicycle parking spaces and lockers. Email bikepark@wework.com.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: February 2016
    Eight students from De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, along with De La Salle math instructor Norma Ramos, recently attended the Sonia Kovalevsky Math and Magic Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Five Bars We’re Looking Forward To

2101 S. Carpenter St., Pilsen

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2515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square

900 W. Randolph St., West Loop

1746 W. Chicago Ave., Ukrainian Village

1800 W. Walnut St., Near West Side Previous 20. Presidio Next 10 Great Happy Hours This article appears in the February 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

    Five Bars We're Looking Forward To
    Edit Module SUMMER An Asian-inspired hang with brews and a rooftop deck from burger master Bo Fowler (Owen & Engine) 2515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square SPRING It's surprising that it's taken Rick Bayless, a guy who does a little of everything, this long to get into the beer game.
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Something brewing?

There is construction taking place at Ashland and 18th st.(old Payless shoe store). Anyone knows what it could be. Hopefully it's something exciting that will bring more change like bow and truss and the new Gino's east on Paulina and 21st. Ahh I've waited all my life for the change.

  • jnicks1977 Constructing

    My company is doing the job. It is a build out for a cell phone store.

  • The building above where Payless was had all the windows boarded up for the last couple of years. The building itself was in a dilapidated condition. Whatever happens there, a building is being rehabbed, not tore down. At the end of the day it should be a plus for Pilsen community,

  • jnicks1977 Constructing

    I cannot give specifics, but in the future it will be rehabbed and a plus for the community.

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5 Beer Events To Check Out This February

Thalia Hall is located at 1807 S. Allport St.

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Kuma's Corner is located at 2900 W. Belmont Ave.

Beermiscuous is located at 2812 N. Lincoln Ave.

Navy Pier is located at 600 E. Grand Ave.

The Emporium is located at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    5 Beer Events To Check Out This February
    There are a ton of great beer events this month, and since we've already covered the best wine events of February, now it's time for the brewers to have their chance. Off Color Tap-Takeover at Kuma's Corner Burgers take a backseat at this event, as Off Color Brewing will be taking over Kuma's from 6 to 10 p.m., Feb 3.
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    FEE FOR RE-INSPECTION.

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    SELF-CERTIFICATION: REVISION TO ORIGINAL PERMIT 100603194 DUE TO PLAN REVISIONS MADE AT SITETHIS IS EXISTING SECOND FLOOR RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS ONLY RENOVATING FOR BETTER LAYOUT FOR NEW TENANTS.*** NO PLUBMING WORK, NO HVAC. SECOND FLOOR WORK LIMITED TO BUBBLED AREAS ONLY

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