21 hours ago

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Older man

Noticed a older man who cud not remember where he parked his car at jewell at howard and clark no one stopped while he wondered around i asked him if he needed help he denied it but 2 people as i watched tried to help him also other people ignorned him whats wrong w peps not trying to help a disoriented person

  • Lesa D partial to bad weather, fiber art, & science

    Thanks for trying to help him, Tess Cass. I hope he finally accepted some help. I wonder if it would have been useful to let the Jewel management know. I forget where I park at home half the time now - I hope there are people like you around as I age because I will likely need help....

  • Ann on Glenwood 15 yr. condo owner

    My thought also ran to Jewel management personel. They could check the lot after you left, see if he's still there, or be an interface w 911 if that's needed. It would be a middle path between being helpful (he's honestly disoriented), and vigilant ( a "crazy" affect can be a successful ruse to lure the inexperienced). We don't need to be either cynical or wide-eyed innocents, just smart and good-willed.

45 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alderman Moore Stands Up to Political Extortion

Because of differing ideologies, I haven't been much of a fan of Alderman Joe Moore the last several years. While his views have continued to migrate to extreme liberal perspectives, mine have towards more conservative thought. I am not a big fan of government subsidization on a whole and am convinced that our social safety net is overgrown and abused. Conversely, the jerks demonstrating on his front lawn on Sunday afternoon while he was entertaining as pedestrian group was uncalled for. I respect the Alderman for standing up to these buffoons who crossed over the line of reason by trying to extort his support through intimidation.

http://m.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/07/26/alderman-joe-moore-to-housing-activists-get-off-my-lawn-or-that-ordinance-is-never-going-to-come-out-of-my-committee

http://m.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/06/13/mayor-tries-to-sink-cha-accountability-ordinance-that-would-force-him-to-share-power

  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    There is a widespread misconception that public housing or housing vouchers are free housing. That is generally NOT true. Most people who are in public housing or use housing vouchers MUST have a steady income and MUST pay 30% of the income in rent. The housing subsidy or voucher pays...

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    There is a widespread misconception that public housing or housing vouchers are free housing. That is generally NOT true. Most people who are in public housing or use housing vouchers MUST have a steady income and MUST pay 30% of the income in rent. The housing subsidy or voucher pays the difference, so that the private landlord gets a full market rate rent. Unless it is supportive housing for seniors, the disabled, or veterans, new public housing built these days is privately owned or a private-public partnership mixed-income housing, also requiring that the full market-rate rent, subsidized in part for those who qualify, be paid to the property owner.

    Landlords who refuse to accept vouchers are really discriminating against low-income people, most of whom are African American or Latino. The city law prohibiting discrimination based on source of income is not being enforced, the revised Keeping The Promise ordinance includes money for testing landlord discrimination. Ald. Moore had planned on having a Housing Committee hearing on Housing Voucher discrimination, perhaps to have a separate ordinance effort to strengthen anti-discrimination/testing efforts in order to reduce the need , in his mind, for that part of the Keeping The Promise ordinance. That hearing ,may still happen in the fall. Such a separate ordinance may be helpful but does NOT address the lack of accountability and transparency of the Chicago Housing Authority which Chicago Housing Initiative activists see as a fundamental and systematic problem needing a solution that will last beyond any mayor, or mayor-appointed CHA Chairman or board, or any alderman.

    Telling poor people (in subsidized situations where the landlord would still get full market-rate rents) that certain areas of the city are off limits, has pretty much the same results as the unconstitutional and illegal redlining and restrictive real estate covenants of the past.

  • "Telling poor people (in subsidized situations where the landlord would still get full market-rate rents) that certain areas of the city are off limits, has pretty much the same results as the unconstitutional and illegal redlining and restrictive real estate covenants of the past."

    Robert, I am sorry to be...

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    "Telling poor people (in subsidized situations where the landlord would still get full market-rate rents) that certain areas of the city are off limits, has pretty much the same results as the unconstitutional and illegal redlining and restrictive real estate covenants of the past."

    Robert, I am sorry to be so ignorant about housing vouchers. Your statement above seems obvious to me. How are people using housing vouchers limited in their choice of locations? I suppose there is some kind of cap or income-based limit to their subsidy so that they can afford to pay the 30%. Wouldn't all landlords be required to accept these renters under our fair housing laws? How are they restricted by neighborhood?

    Thanks for responding to these questions.

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free stuff advertisement?

I saw someone offer a free couch on EB several months ago. I took advantage of it and was VERY happy! I thought I'd return the favor by offering a free elliptical worth hundreds of dollars.

It was stupidly flagged as advertisement.

I love my couch; too bad I can't return the favor.

3 days ago

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The Ramifications of Rahm/Moore Corruption in Circumventing Uber Driver Background Checks

Two weeks ago, Rahm and Alderman Joe Moore vehemently fought to block background checks and city regulation of Uber drivers on the floor of Chicago City Council to prevent Emanuel's brother Ari from suffering a severe financial loss as a large stakeholder in Uber. These are the type of guys they were seeking to stand up for in blocking reasonable fingerprint and background checks
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160723/uptown/uber-driver-had-gun-pot-his-car-while-driving-uptown

  • d3 NOH

    Chicago isn't give them free range. They took 60 million from uber last time there was a budget shortfall. Divide that by Cars on the road driving for uber and the woh is the medallion owner argument falls to its face. But people are conveniently forgetting about when the city strong armed that money out of them.

  • Wazzup not available

    Uber and Lyft is a much needed and supported car service - to replace the old and very poor service from taxi's . Car service is the result of need and competition. What a joy to summon Uber or Lyft right to your home - no matter where you live...

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    Uber and Lyft is a much needed and supported car service - to replace the old and very poor service from taxi's . Car service is the result of need and competition. What a joy to summon Uber or Lyft right to your home - no matter where you live - and get service within 5 minutes. Ever try that with a cab - and once you get in the cab - your clothes are ruined by the incense smell, not to mention you arrive stressed because your driver thinks as long as he is on a head phone he can scream away in a language from another country. Long live Uber and Lyft. Alderman know they would be voted out of office if they made this "demanded" service go away. Every other major city enjoys this convenience - so should Chicago.

40 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Sidewalk fully closed on w. side of Sheridan between Loyola and Albion

We've endured the construction of the drab-looking hotel at the corner of Sheridan and Albion, but today, the workers closed off the sidewalk in that block and made all pedestrians walk IN TRAFFIC LANES on the west side of Sheridan between just north of Loyola Ave. and Albion Ave. This setup begs for a tragic accident. There had been concrete construction barriers to protect pedestrians, but they were just removed. Is it the intention of our 49th Ward leadership that...

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We've endured the construction of the drab-looking hotel at the corner of Sheridan and Albion, but today, the workers closed off the sidewalk in that block and made all pedestrians walk IN TRAFFIC LANES on the west side of Sheridan between just north of Loyola Ave. and Albion Ave. This setup begs for a tragic accident. There had been concrete construction barriers to protect pedestrians, but they were just removed. Is it the intention of our 49th Ward leadership that pedestrians walk in traffic at this location for the convenience of the construction crews? This street is practically a highway, with long red lights, so crossing to the other side, then walking a block, and then crossing back to the west side is an impractical and time-consuming process. Can we get our sidewalk back, or is it now property of the hotel?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    One would hope so, jch, but.....

  • JMG

    This is a citywide issue and not confined to RP.
    I can think of a couple of recent construction projects where adequate provision was made for pedestrians but the rule is to force pedestrians to cross the street, even sometimes at mid block where there is no safe crossing space....

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    This is a citywide issue and not confined to RP.
    I can think of a couple of recent construction projects where adequate provision was made for pedestrians but the rule is to force pedestrians to cross the street, even sometimes at mid block where there is no safe crossing space.

    Not such a big deal for the able-bodied but especially in the Winter when snow and ice have accumulated, poorly designed sidewalk closures can be hazardous.

    bottom line is the city needs to require ADA compliant access to sidewalks / safe provision for pedestrians during construction and enforce it.

    A related issue is sidewalk clutter: planters, lights, signage, outdoor seating and other elements haphazardly placed so there is an obstacle course instead of a clear unobstructed path for pedestrians.

    Unfortunately there's a pervasive dismissive attitude from ward offices - not just the 49th - when these issues are raised.

    We're supposed to be so grateful for the new development, bike racks, the streetlights, the planters, the outdoor seating etc that we aren't allowed to notice anything else.

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Alderman Moore Threatens, Bullies Advocates for the Homeless

I find this beyond disgusting.

Alderman Moore showed his true nature when a coalition of housing advocates silently held vigil outside his home after he avoided their requests for discussion one too many times.

As the video shows Moore bullied the coalition and threatened them, telling them he would permanently shelve their ordinance because they dared to stand silently - and legally - outside his home.

"You can stand here as long as you want. That's your First Amendment right,"...

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I find this beyond disgusting.

Alderman Moore showed his true nature when a coalition of housing advocates silently held vigil outside his home after he avoided their requests for discussion one too many times.

As the video shows Moore bullied the coalition and threatened them, telling them he would permanently shelve their ordinance because they dared to stand silently - and legally - outside his home.

"You can stand here as long as you want. That's your First Amendment right," he says. "However, since you've chosen my home to do your demonstration, I have chosen that—to decide that—that ordinance is never going to come out of my committee as long as I'm chair. You got that?"

I guess vindictive Alderman Bully didn't see he was being recorded on video.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/07/26/alderman-joe-moore-to-housing-activists-get-off-my-lawn-or-that-ordinance-is-never-going-to-come-out-of-my-committee

    Alderman Joe Moore to housing activists: Get off my lawn or 'that ordinance is never going to come out of my committee'
    click to enlarge Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Media On Tuesday, July 12, 49th Ward alderman Joe Moore welcomed gardening and floral aficionados to his home for the Rogers Park Garden Group's annual fundraiser. But ten uninvited housing activists showed up as well.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com
  • OMG!!!

    Did this scum boy just threatened somebody's family? Is that the name of someone's child? Somebody's daughter?

    Seriously? Is that what the alderman's people do now?

    OMG, has anyone contacted the police about this creep?

  • What kinda putrid worm exposes somebody's children in this cesspool? I want to meet this loser. I'll bet the authorities would like to meet him too.

    Is this one a Joe's boys?

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  • Organization Station

    Ms. Sinclair is asking for $393.36:
    My students need inboxes, magnetic storage boxes & name tags, a light-up countdown timer, and other tools to help them organize and learn responsibility for their materials.
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40 hours ago

We've endured the construction of the drab-lo...

We've endured the construction of the drab-looking hotel at the corner of Sheridan and Albion, but today, the workers closed off the sidewalk in that block and made all pedestrians...

    Joe Moore, Alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward
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3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Alderman Moore doesn't know who park district inspector is, but approves $1 per year office lease

Whew! If nothing else, Joe can sure hold a grudge! He's still furious that the OLIG caused the White House to give him the bum's rush!

If they find you're dirty, better eliminate their office. And give it away to somebody else!

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/office-formerly-occupied-by-faisal-khan-leased-for-1-a-year/

It's the Chicago way!

LOL!!!

    Office formerly occupied by Faisal Khan leased for $1-a-year
    The office once occupied by the City Council's handpicked, hog-tied and now-departed inspector general was unloaded Tuesday - with a lease that will generate $1-a-year through 2022. Faisal Khan's Suite 300 at 740 N. Sedgwick St. will be filled by Chicago Park District's inspector general Will Fletcher, thanks to a $1-a-year lease approved by the City Council's Housing Committee that will expire in 2022.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

45 hours ago

Glenwood Sunday Market shared Joe Moore, Alde...

6950-7000 N Glenwood Ave

    49th Ward Community Bike Ride
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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bite: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, Squeeze My Cans, and ten more new stage shows

...is one of this show's unexpected delights. This weekend the production plays Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina); it finishes out its run through August 21 at Schreiber Park (1552 W. Schreiber) and...

...Park (7348 N. Paulina); it finishes out its run through August 21 at Schreiber Park (1552 W. Schreiber) and Gross Park (2708 W. Lawrence). —Max Maller

...501 E. 59th Pl.); Fri 7/22-Sat 7/23, 6:30 PM, Loyola Park (1230 W. Greenleaf); Sun 7/24, 3 PM, Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park); and Wed 7...

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...out its run through August 21 at Schreiber Park (1552 W. Schreiber) and Gross Park (2708 W. Lawrence). —Max Maller

...Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park); and Wed 7/27, 6:30 PM, Gage Park (2411 W. 55th). —Tony Adler v

    Bite: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, Squeeze My Cans, and ten more new stage shows
    Midsommer Flight's As You Like It is outdoor Shakespeare done the old-fashioned way, complete with Elizabethan costumes and musical interludes. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind (Emily Demko), and her sisterly cousin, Celia (Charlee Cotton), flee the frigid atmosphere of court for a life of revelry and disguise amid the forests of Arden.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Wazzup not available

    never said appearance was the only reason for my vote - as implied - I said this was an important part of the overall consideration. Duh! and yes - inactivity does put on the pounds. it comes when you get too comfortable with job security. Voters fault.

  • William Bean a kinder more digestible bean

    LOL

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6 days ago

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Untrained and off-leash

Mornin' RPers

So, around 8 am on the beach path near Estes, a big German Shepherd rushed my leashed pup, pinned her, and started growling and mouthing. The dog didn't listen to the owner's commands and had to be pulled off my puppy. No blood, thankfully, but the lack of control shown by dog and owner was unnerving.

I told the man that it was "not cool" for his untrained dog to be off-leash. He said that his dog was...

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Mornin' RPers

So, around 8 am on the beach path near Estes, a big German Shepherd rushed my leashed pup, pinned her, and started growling and mouthing. The dog didn't listen to the owner's commands and had to be pulled off my puppy. No blood, thankfully, but the lack of control shown by dog and owner was unnerving.

I told the man that it was "not cool" for his untrained dog to be off-leash. He said that his dog was "playing"--to me it was unrestrained, twice as big as mine, and didn't (in that moment) look like it was playing. I said this, and also said that I almost used my petshield spray on the dog. The man denied responsibility for his dog's behavior and accused me of threatening his dog.

My point? I'm an animal lover, I've had dogs for the last twenty years, worked in a shelter, and work to train myself and my dogs so that I know how to help them be well-behaved. I want to be able to safely allow my dog off-leash when appropriate, and I do not have anything against people who stroll the beach with their dogs off-leash. However, be aware that if your dog runs up to someone and that person feels threatened, they may respond in kind. I've seen fearful people act to protect themselves against unleashed dogs they didn't know, and I've seen dogs suffer because of that. The spray I have is only meant to deter aggression so that I could get to safety, but not everyone who worries about dog attack is concerned about being kinder and gentler to the dog!

I'm glad I didn't have to spray the dog, but frustrated the owner didn't take responsibility for the incident or for the possible damage that his dog could have done. I love our dog-friendly hood and don't want to see any dog or person hurt. If your dog is not well-trained, please keep them leashed when in public OR be aware of potential hazards so you can minimize them. Asking only for courtesy, respect, and accountability when we are out and about with (or without) our pups.

Thanks,

J.

  • I thought that competition was won about 80 years ago.

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Nothing like pimping for the city and killing a dog. Yep Chicago's finest.

2 days ago

Grease Thieves Make A Killing Ripping Off Restaurants For Their Yellow Gold

Taste of Peru at 6545 North Clark Street in Rogers Park, has been hit hard by grease thieves this year. Earlier this year...

    Grease Thieves Make A Killing Ripping Off Restaurants For Their Yellow Gold
    ROGERS PARK - One of the best ways to earn cash in the underground market - better than prying copper off churches or stealing wiring out of a new building - is by pilfering used cooking oil, a greasy, dirty crime quietly happening all over the city.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jul 17

Updated 2 days ago

Outdoor Music at 3:30am Sat night

I woke up early this morning around 3:30am to what sounded like a nearby street festival coupled by loud voices of party goers. I live around Clark/Touhy.

It went on for about 15 minutes and eventually the music stopped but the voices continued for a little longer.

I wonder if it was coming from the Clark Street festival that Ald Moore has been advertising here which was going to end at 11pm.

The music had a distinct echo and it did not sound like coming from someone's backyard.

Anyone else heard that?

Jul 20

Updated 2 days ago

Taking bets on how long the new bar/ restaurant on Pratt and Sheridan will last.

I won 20$ because I bet "Philly's Worst" wouldn't last six months. This next one, I'd say September. Any speculators as to why there is such a turn over there? Mismanagement? Pluming problems? It's unreal.

  • Bruce_ Born somewhere else aged to perfection Chiraq Park

    Funny how places like Lady Gregory or any other restaurant in that area thrives with no parking. Tell us more about how many empty store fronts and single family homes contribute to a thriving RP economy?
    If only we had a good realtor who understood how to attract commercial leases and sell housing.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Some restaurants thrive with no parking, but street parking can be blocks away at times, or right in front. At the same time, if they don't have valet, then they're most likely thriving on a local walk in business... and or maybe, they're just that d__n good.

    Alberto's has no...

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    Some restaurants thrive with no parking, but street parking can be blocks away at times, or right in front. At the same time, if they don't have valet, then they're most likely thriving on a local walk in business... and or maybe, they're just that d__n good.

    Alberto's has no restaurant and have thrived on always delivering the goods at a fair market value. Obviously, we're discussing walk in restaurants. Yet one that thrives regardless of the paradigm, in Rogers Park, is a good thing. And there are others.

    I may know a realtor who is moving in that direction you mention Bruce_ Just saying, it's not out of the question.

2 days ago

Enjoy the beauty of our neighborhood on two w...

...start with registration at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, at my 49th Ward Service office, 7356 N. Greenview. Breakfast snacks will be served, and then we’ll kick off the bike ride promptly...

    Join me Sunday for 8th Annual 49th Ward Community Bike Ride & GSM's Bike Day
    Enjoy the beauty of our neighborhood on two wheels this Sunday as we tour Rogers Park during my 8th Annual 49th Ward Community Bike Ride. The day will start with registration at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31, at my 49th Ward Service office, 7356 N. Greenview.
    http://www.ward49.com

3 days ago

Inquiring Nuns, The Wizard of Oz, and more outdoor film screenings in Chicago this week

Up Wed 7/27, 6 PM, Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina, 773-262-6737, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mon 7/25, 8:15 PM, Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th, 312-747-6135, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Inquiring Nuns Tue 7/26, 6:30 PM, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph, 312-742-1168, cityofchicago.org.

The Wizard of Oz Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana, 312-328-0821, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Grease Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury, 312-742-7895, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tue 7/26, 8:15 PM, Walsh Playground Park, 1722 N. Ashland, 312-742-4622, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Una Boda en Castañer Puerto Rican romantic-comedy in which a soon-to-be bride and groom face cultural and familial obstacles leading up to their impending wedding. Wed 7/27, 8:15 PM, Hermosa Park, 2240 N. Kilbourn, 312-742-7540, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Goosebumps Wed 7/27, 8:15 PM, Kelly Park, 2725 W. 41st, 312-747-6197, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Car Wash Wed 7/27, 8:30 PM, Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen, 312-747-6443, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Phantom of the Opera In this final installment of Comfort Station's "Silent Films and Loud Music" series, Echo Haus plays a live score alongside the 1925 drama film. Wed 7/27, 8:30 PM, Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee, comfortstationlogansquare.org. 7057

War Room Thu 7/28, 8:15 PM, Dunbar Park, 300 E. 31st, 312-590-5993, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Ant-Man Thu 7/28, 8:15 PM, Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood, 312-746-5491, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Daddy's Home Comedy about an irresponsible father juggling two families. Thu 7/28, 8:30 PM, Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd, 312-747-6015, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Inside Out Thu 7/28, 8:30 PM, Crescent Park, 2200 W. 108th, 312-747-6163, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The Good Dinosaur Fri 7/29, 8:15 PM, Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields, 312-747-6012, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Fri 7/29, 8:15 PM, Nat King Cole Park, 361 E. 85th, 312-747-6063, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Jurassic World Fri 7/29, 8:30 PM, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison, 773-478-2889, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The Peanuts Movie Sat 7/30, 8:15 PM, Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine, 312-746-5086, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sat 7/30, 8:15 PM, Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski, 312-742-7584, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

All Dogs Go to Heaven Sun 7/31, 8:15 PM, Churchill Field Playlot Park, 1825 N. Damen, 312-742-4622, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Rookie of the Year Sun 7/31, 8:15 PM, Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood, 312-742-7816, chicagoparkdistrict.com.

    Inquiring Nuns, The Wizard of Oz, and more outdoor film screenings in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge Summer is coming to a close-and taking its seasonal outdoor film screenings with it. This week marks the last of Comfort Station's "Silent Films and Loud Music" series and of Northwestern University's summer cinema offerings.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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