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The South Loop’s new Library Lofts, a 14-tier one-bedroom tour

Library Lofts, 619 S LaSalle, is a complete renovation of a character-rich loft building in the landmark South Loop Printing House District.

    The South Loop's new Library Lofts, a 14-tier one-bedroom tour
    http://www.LibraryLofts.com Library Lofts, 619 S LaSalle, is a complete renovation of a character-rich loft building in the landmark South Loop Printing House District. Library Lofts has studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with plank flooring throughout, upscale kitchens and baths, high arch-vaulted ceilings and large windows.
    http://yochicago.com

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Avant Garde, Ballet, Modern

6/4 at 7:30 Five local dance companies join together for the Chicago Rhythm Fest, ending a two-month celebration of percussive dance, including tap, flamenco, and Irish, Mexican, and African forms. Child friendly. $28–$68. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org

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6/9–19 Named a favorite of 2014 by pretty much everyone, The Art of Falling, Hubbard Street’s ingenious collaboration with Second City, returns for a two-weekend revival of hilarious vignettes. $30–$99. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org

6/16–17 Three recent Columbia College graduates team up for an evening of contemporary dances with themes of desire, intimacy, and agency. $10. Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3035 N. Hoyne. brownpapertickets.com

...live band in this one-night nothing-quite-like-it extravaganza. $25–$37. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. athenaeumtheatre.org This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    Avant Garde, Ballet, Modern
    6/4 at 7:30 Five local dance companies join together for the Chicago Rhythm Fest, ending a two-month celebration of percussive dance, including tap, flamenco, and Irish, Mexican, and African forms. Child friendly. $28-$68. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org 6/17-19 Ending the month-long American Spanish Dance & Music Festival is Flamenco Passion: an eclectic mix of favorites from the company's 40-year canon.
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Galleries

...evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman’s characters and narrative shapes. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/adgallery

...caressing delicate linework out of black plaster and using textures intended to tickle the mind. 2021 S. Wabash. shanecampbellgallery.com

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Through 6/25 Barron Storey has drawn cover art for Time and National Geographic, but his gallery work is made in the tradition of graphic novels—think abstract narratives and broad brushstrokes—as if paint could take on the powers of a radioactive villain. 8 S. Michigan. bertgreenfineart.com

...and icebergs as well as moody mists reminiscent of British romanticist J.M.W. Turner. 835 W. Washington. secristgallery.com

...station). Dramatically lit as if on theater sets, common folks transform into kings and queens. 300 W. Superior. edelmangallery.com

Through 6/13 Life Reflected. Hyperrealist Jeanette Pasin Sloan masters the art of painting reflective surfaces, such as silver goblets and chrome barware—a near-impossible technical feat. 5415 W. Higgins. edpaschkeartcenter.org

6/24–7/24 French photographer and sculptor Julie Escoffier turns her attention to the invention of photography and the concurrent birth of paleontology,. The creative investigation results in an enigmatic puzzle of images and objects. 901 N. Damen. efrainlopezgallery.com

...by the façades of Chicago, Otto’s structures delight in geometric order and imagination. 2381 N. Milwaukee. galerief.com

...sculptural forms. Rarely on view, her whimsical works are united for a memorial survey exhibit. 215 W. Superior. jeanalbano-artgallery.com

6/25–8/13 Joseph Noderer. For his sixth solo exhibit at the gallery, Noderer keeps his eye and paintbrush on the back country of his Texas home, affording luscious strokes of weed-green and brilliantly scrawled beards. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

Through 6/25 Mudroom. Austen Brown continues research into North Dakota’s Bakken Formation and its 40,000 miners. Brown displays video, audio, and sculptural artifacts to reveal the values at stake in domestic oil extraction. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

6/4–7/16 Garden Show. This exhibit questions the nature of urban parks. Do they really provide a public benefit, or are they stained by dirty histories of land use and pollution? 2216 W. Chicago. regardsgallery.com

...of dog bones, mimicking the architectural decorations of an Armenian artisan and his Turkish apprentice. 118 N. Peoria. rhoffmangallery.com

...beautiful pieces reference the artist’s experience growing up in postwar Poland under Soviet control. 875 N. Michigan. richardgraygallery.com

...they recast the neighborhood gallery as a social event space where art objects spur dialogue. 1224 W. Loyola. romansusan.org

Through 6/18 Hand of Mouth. This exhibit pairs Chicago painters Ron Ewert and Erin Washington for their shared approach to image-making and presents disparate cultural emblems, such as bodybuilders and ouroboros, as future ruins. 1034 N. Milwaukee. rootsandculturecac.org

...the first black art museum in the U.S., and its founders graduated from SAIC). 3831 S. Michigan. sscartcenter.org

...redevelopment makes collages in which he cuts up and remixes buildings to create urban sculptures. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Art Galleries in June
    6/24-7/23 As Our Story Opens. Judith Brotman stitched a drawing on every single page of Homer's ancient epic poem The Odyssey, her threads pulling out monsters and morphological abstractions from the text. Here, the evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman's characters and narrative shapes. 619 S.
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Museums and Institutions

...of Iranian life, including youth experiences of a traditional society and gruesome battle scene reenactments. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

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111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

Through 8/13 Sharon Lockhart’s art film and photos take viewers to ?ód?, a Polish city where concrete courtyards serve as playgrounds for local children. Lockhart focuses her lens on these children, who improvise their playtime in the urban jungle. 201 E. Ontario. artsclubchicago.org

935 W. Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu

5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org

...costuming herself as royalty or drawing makeup on the black-and-white prints by hand. 756 N. Milwaukee. art.org

820 N. Michigan. luc.edu/luma

Through 10/9 Dan Ramirez. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, Ramirez worked as a steel hauler for years before discovering minimalist painting. His palette favors silver, black, red, and blue over sharply cut planes of color on large canvases. 1852 W. 19th. nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

...group show posed around the topic of doubt and uncertainty in life and art. Free. 5811 S. Ellis. renaissancesociety.org This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Art Museums and Institutions in June
    Through 8/7 Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print. Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck is known as one of the most important painters of the 17th century, but he also produced a significant body of printed work depicting his peer artists-the first "yearbook" in art history.Through 8/14 Abstractions: Aaron Siskind.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Concerns About Concert Noise Level at Solider Field

Progress at Northwest Corner of Wabash and Balbo

    Sloopin - A South Loop Blog: Concerns About Concert Noise Level at Solider Field
    A reader writes: Not sure how to post this but I am concerned about the noise level of the upcoming Beyoncé concert this Friday and Saturday night. The last time she was here, music did not stop until 1am! It was ridiculous. Not sure if there are others that are concerned.
    http://www.sloopin.com

May 18

Updated 7 hours ago

Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

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Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N. Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Underground Film Festival, June 1-5, Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee; visit cuff.org

Taste of Little Village — Flavors of Mexico, June 3-5, 26th and Sacramento; visit chicagoevents.com

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale, June 3-5, 2000 W. Division; visit do-divisionstreetfest.com

America’s Cup, June 10-12, Navy Pier, 600 W. Grand; visit acws-chicago.americascup.com

Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, June 16-19, Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont; visit stage773.com

Taste of Randolph, June 17-19, 900 W. Randolph; visit tasterandolph.com

Chicago Pride Fest, June 18-19, 3200 N. Halsted; Chicago Pride Parade is June 26; visit northalsted.com

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 18-19, 4000 N. Milwaukee; visit chicagoevents.com

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party, June 25, UIC Pavilion Parking Lot, 1145 S. Morgan; visit worldslargestblockparty.com

Windy City Ribfest Uptown, July 1-3, 4700 N. Broadway; visit chicagoevents.com

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 1-4, Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph; visit cityofchicago.org

Fireworks at Navy Pier, July 2, 600 E. Grand; visit navypier.com

Chicago Irish American Heritage Festival, July 8-10, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox; visit irish-american.org

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 9-10, Belmont and Damen; visit chicagoevents.com

Ben Fest, July 15-17, St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park; visit parish.stbenedict.com/benfest-1

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk, July 23-24, 2200 N. Sheffield; visit sheffieldgardenwalk.com

Wicker Park Fest, July 23-24, Milwaukee Ave. (between North and Paulina); visit wickerparkfest.com

Fiesta del Sol, July 28-31, 1000 W. Cermak; visit fiestadelsol.org

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 29-31, (Milwaukee and Higgins); visit chicagoevents.com

Black Harvest Film Festival, Aug. 5- Sept, 1, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State; visit siskelfilmcenter.org/festivals

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, Aug. 5-7, Chicago History Museum, Clark Street and La Salle; visit chicagohotdogfest.com

Wrigleyville Summerfest, Aug. 6-7, (one block North of Belmont, on Seminary at School St.); visit starevents.com

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Aug. 6-7, 5900 N. Broadway; visit tasteoflincolnchicago.com

Retro on Roscoe, Aug. 12-14, 2248 W. Belmont; visit starevents.com

Reggae Fest Chicago, Aug.13, Addams Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St.; headliners include Toots & the Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hepcat and more; visit reggaefestchicago.com

Northalsted Market Days, Aug. 13-14, 3600 N. Halsted; visit northalsted.com

Chicago Festa Italiana, Aug. 18-21, Taylor at Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Taste of Greektown, Aug. 27-28, 400 S. Halsted; visit tasteofgreektown.com

Bucktown Arts Fest, Aug. 27-28, 2200 N. Oakley; visit bucktownartsfest.com

Chicago Jazz Festival, Sept. 1-4, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington and Millennium Park; headliners include Orbert Davis, The Bad Plus, John Scofield and more; visit chicagojazzfestival.us

African Festival of the Arts, Sept. 2-5, Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove; visit aihusa.org

Festival de La Villita, Sept. 11-13, 26th and Kostner; visit cityofchicago.org

Riot Fest, Sept. 16-18, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento; visit riotfest.org

    Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals
    Summer in the city means it's time to get out there and have a whole lotta fun. So whether it's music or movies or food or arts and crafts that you crave - or all of the aforementioned and more - here's a look at some of what's on tap for the Chicago area in the coming months: MAY Long Grove Chocolate Fest, May 20-22, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove; visit visitlonggrove.com Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N.
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  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

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  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

    Thanks for keeping it on topic everyone...country-style.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RELOCATE EXISTING BAR AND ENTRANCE. INSTALL NEW STOREFRONT

    2017 S. Wells St. Issued May 26, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/25/2016 ERECTION STARTS: 5/12/2016, ERECTION ENDS: 6/18/2016. SELF CERT TENT- 60 DAY EVENT (5/17/16-6/18/16) ERECT ONE (1) 30'X83' TENT SETUP 5/12/16- REMOVE 6/18/16 ASSEMBLY ** SELF CERTIFIED TENT ** CONDITIONAL APPROVAL ** SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION ** AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED

    2110 S. Wabash Ave. Issued May 25, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    MISC. ELECTRICAL UP-GRADES

    610 S. Michigan Ave. Issued May 25, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Decommision/Remove Four (4) Elevators; #4 EWGT,Auto,1000lb.cap,6-sfloors. SOUTH EWGT, HL,5000lb,cap,3-floors. EAST,CS,4000lb.cap,5-floor. NORTH,6000lb.cap,CS,3-floors. Pursuant TO Scope Of WOrk Submitted. EV006663

    2335 S. State St. Issued May 25, 2016 Comment

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An acre of amenities at new South Loop apartment tower

1000 South Clark, a new South Loop apartment tower, boasts a convenient location, great views, a high level of apartment finishes, and a creative amenities package that spans nearly an acre.

    An acre of amenities at new South Loop apartment tower
    1000 South Clark, a new South Loop apartment tower, boasts a convenient location, great views, a high level of apartment finishes, and a creative amenities package that spans nearly an acre. 1000 South Clark offers a broad selection of apartment layouts, ranging from attractively priced studios that start at $1,785 a month to 2-bedroom, 2-baths renting from $3,250 a month.
    http://yochicago.com

10 hours ago

The South Loop’s newest apartments, renting now for August occupancy

1001 South State, the South Loop’s newest apartment tower, has begun leasing for August 1 occupancy. The building has a near-Loop location that offers dramatic views in every direction.

10 hours ago

Chicago’s Chinatown: High on MSG, Low on Authenticity

Cai (2100 S. Archer Avenue)

Lao Sze Chuan (2172 S. Archer Avenue)

    Chicago's Chinatown: High on MSG, Low on Authenticity
    The gentrified streets of Chicago's Chinatown are little more than a highly belabored attempt at making the neighborhood authentic enough for nostalgia but palatable enough for Westerners. Countless restaurants of Lao this and Lao that seek to monopolize the food options, and the lack of stellar cuisine puts Chinese-Americans like me in the dilemma of combating our cravings for childhood fare with food from sub-par establishments.
    http://chicagomaroon.com

11 hours ago

The South Loop’s newest apartments, renting now for August occupancy

1001 South State, the South Loop’s newest apartment tower, has begun leasing for August 1 occupancy. The building has a near-Loop location that offers dramatic views in every direction.

    The South Loop's newest apartments, renting now for August occupancy
    1001 South State, the South Loop's newest apartment tower, has begun leasing for August 1 occupancy. The building has a near-Loop location that offers dramatic views in every direction. Pre-leasing rents for studio apartments start at $1,610 a month. One-bedrooms rent from $2,060, 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $3,070 and 3-bedroom, 2-baths from $5,495.
    http://yochicago.com

18 hours ago

We found Chicago's best tacos at Rubi's at Maxwell Street Market

800 S. Desplaines St. 773-318-9526

    We found Chicago's best tacos at Rubi's at Maxwell Street Market
    The essentials: Rubi's at Maxwell Street Market 800 S. Desplaines St. 773-318-9526 Looks like: A backyard barbecue Sounds like: The clash of metal as owner Gilberto Ramirez hones his knives Smells like: Burning charcoal and roasted corn The demand for Rubi's at Maxwell Street Market is so real that when Mayor Emanuel stopped by a few years ago to buy tacos, he couldn't find a place to sit down and eat them.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

21 hours ago

Where to Find Divvy’s Free Valet Service at Festivals and Events This Summer

Wentworth Ave & Archer Ave

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Wilton Ave & Belmont Ave

Streeter Drive & Illinois St (Navy Pier)

Lake Shore Drive & North Ave

Sheffield Ave & Addison St

Clark St & Winnemac Ave

Wells St & Elm St

California Ave & Division St

Broadway & Waveland Ave

Green St & Randolph St

Wood St & Milwaukee Ave

LaSalle St & Adams St

Orleans St & Merchandise Mart

Franklin St & Monroe St

St Clair St & Erie St

Rush St & Hubbard St

Canal St & Madison St (Ogilvie Transportation Center)

Canal St & Adams St (Union Station)

Clark St & Armitage Ave

    Where to Find Divvy's Free Valet Service at Festivals and Events This Summer
    Divvy has extended its free "valet service" to city festivals and events for the summer. With Divvy's valet, attendants will be on site to ensure riders have a guaranteed dock available when they come to drop off their bikes.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

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Cleaning Help

Thought I had a reliable cleaning person (I even recommended her here), but she appears to have become quite less reliable.

Anyone have someone they can strongly recommend?

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25 hours ago

City Announces 2016 Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

The 311 Service Center will be closed on Sunday, May 29, according to its regular schedule, and will be closed on May 30 for Memorial Day. 

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Evanston American Legion Post 42 will host a community reflection and ceremony honoring America's fallen heroes at Fountain Square, located at Orrington Ave. and Davis St., on Monday, May 30. The assembly will begin at 10 a.m. and the ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m.

    City of Evanston
    The City of Evanston announces facility closures and refuse collection schedules for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. Refuse Collection No collections will occur on Monday, May 30. All trash, yard waste and recycling collections will occur one day later in the week.
    http://cityofevanston.org

26 hours ago

Board of Education Moves to Acquire Land at 16th and Dearborn for New South Loop Elementary School

The Chicago Board of Education moved Wednesday to buy and replace a vacant post office facility at 16th and Dearborn streets with a new building for South Loop Elementary School, one of the city's most overcrowded schools in one of its fastest-growing neighborhoods.

Progress at Northwest Corner of Wabash and Balbo

    Sloopin - A South Loop Blog: Board of Education Moves to Acquire Land at 16th and Dearborn for New South Loop Elementary School
    The big buzz this week in the Sloop was about a potential new elementary school coming to the neighborhood. It still seemed in the preliminary stages, but apparently it's real thing and just took a big step forward ( via DNAinfo): South Loop Elementary School is getting a new building.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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