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The Best Places For Bespoke Fashion In Chicago

Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

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Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Sebastien Grey Clothiers has locations at 70 W. Madison St., 1351 S. Michigan Ave. and 654 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Hats Plus is located at 4706 W. Irving Park Rd.

The Silver Room is located at 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Nikiforos Tailoring & Alterations is located at 29 E. Madison St.

Duru's Custom Shirts & Suits is located at 221 N. LaSalle St.

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‘La luna de miel se acabó pronto’ por la violencia doméstica

Vélez, de 47 años, recordó su experiencia durante una reunión, que incluyó a miembros de la Policía de Chicago, fiscales del Condado de Cook y activistas comunitarios para honrar y ofrecer servicios a sobrevivientes en la Corte de Violencia Doméstica, del 555 W. Harrison Ave., al oeste de Chicago.

3 hours ago

Jazz Showcase Impresario Joe Segal to Get Street Named After Him

Segal, whose Jazz Showcase returned to the South Loop six years ago after an extended earlier stay at the Blackstone Hotel, will have a street in front of the club at 806 S. Plymouth Court named Joe Segal Way.

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Indie director Will Adams and Hyde Parker Rich Nayer back with new film

“There’s been a lot of buzz,” added Adams, whose film has received a poster slot at ShowPlace Icon Theatre, 150 W. Roosevelt Ave., where it will premiere this Friday, followed by another showing at the Englewood International Film Festival on Saturday.

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Nayer, owner of Nayer Construction, 1507 E. 53rd St., appears as a boxing coach in a brief role, his third in an Adams film since “My Enemy’s Son” in 2012.

5 hours ago

McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

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...

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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...

...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...

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!

...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...

7 hours ago

Unarrested Development: Developer Lines Up Permit for Long Planned South Loop Tower

...a construction permit to the developer to build a 397 unit, 40 story tower at 1001 S. State Street...

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The new apartment tower being erected at 545 North McClurg in Streeterville isn't the only project that developer Golub & Company will soon bring to...

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Decent Gyms in the Area?

Hi neighbors. My husband and I are looking for an affordable and clean gym to join in the Pilsen - South Loop - Chinatown - Bridgeport area (we live at Archer and Canal). I have not heard the best reviews for the place at Canal and Roosevelt, nor for the one west of us at Cermak and Rockwell. This past month, we signed up for a month's membership at the gym in the Chinatown park district building. We're not that impressed though and were wondering if there were other good options in the area. We'd appreciate any suggestions you might have!

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    Avoid FFC. I joined a few years ago and it was a macho arrogant steroid poser place. Couldn't even get a place at the pool with all the staff letting their drunk friends in for free. Avoid this place.

  • Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder...

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    Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder to get up the motivation to work out at home. Plus our apartment is pretty small.

    @Miki - we actually had decided on Snap Fitness and drove over to sign up, but we couldn't find parking and traffic was a mess because of construction. We decided we didn't want to have to deal with that every time we wanted to work out. Definitely a deterrence for us. =/

    I think we're going to stick with the park district for now and re-evaluate our options when we move next spring since we do not know which neighborhood we'll end up in. I have all of these suggestions noted so I can revisit them at that time. Thanks again everyone!!

11 hours ago

Lucas Museum Opponents Disappointed by Parks Meeting, Call it a 'Done Deal'

About 100 people turned out at the Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave., to attend the first public meeting to develop a "Museum Campus Framework Plan."

11 hours ago

Police warn of South Loop burglaries on South Wabash Avenue

...suspects break in while tenants are not home. Two homes were allegedly burglarized in the 1900-block of South Wabash Avenue and three in the 1300-block of South Wabash Avenue. The incidents took place as...

...were allegedly burglarized in the 1900-block of South Wabash Avenue and three in the 1300-block of South Wabash Avenue. The incidents took place as different times of the day. Anyone with information regarding the...

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13 hours ago

Knight at the Movies: Nightbreed; Advanced Style; film notes

...commercial. The screening event, which is free, will take place at Columbia College ( Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. ) on Wed., Oct. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. To submit and/or RSVP for...

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...and style have no age. The film plays exclusively at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., beginning Friday, Oct. 24. The Siskel is offering patrons 65 years and older $7 discount...

...Avi Nesher ( who will appear at the screening -Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., at 9:30 p.m. ). Israel's most prominent queer filmmaker, Eytan Fox ( renowned for...

13 hours ago

String of Burglaries Hit South Loop on Wabash

Two robberies happened Oct. 7 in the 1900 block of South Wabash Avenue, one in the daytime hours between 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and another between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., police said.  

Three more burglaries happened in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. Two happened during the daytime on Oct. 8, while a third happened sometime in the week between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14.

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Peet's Coffee and Tea Opens at 8th and Wabash

13 hours ago

Greater South Loop Association’s Neighbor’s Night Out at Vice District Brewing October 27

...task force for a planning open house on Monday, October 27, at Vice District Brewing, 1454 S. Michigan Ave. Stop by, share your thoughts, meet your neighbors, the task force members, and learn more...

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