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Milwaukee Avenue 'Hipster Highway' Gets City's 1st Bike Lanes With End Caps

When asked if there are still plans to extend protected lanes on Milwaukee north of Division Street, Claffey said, "As Milwaukee Avenue is Chicago's busiest street for bicycling, CDOT will continue to evaluate opportunities to make it safer and more comfortable for people bicycling."

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Sarah Caldwell, who lives in a condo building along the 800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and has been a member of the city's Divvy bike share program for two years, said she welcomes the new curbside bike lanes even if the lanes are confusing at first.

    Milwaukee Avenue 'Hipster Highway' Gets City's 1st Bike Lanes With End Caps
    RIVER WEST - A curbside bike lane and "buffer-protected lanes" were among safety improvements added last week to a busy stretch of Milwaukee Avenue dubbed the "Hipster Highway" for the droves of commuting cyclists who use the corridor.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

  • That's fine and all but can they do something to make the bicyclists actually stop at the south east bound stop light at Milwaukee and Elston? I have almost been hit several times when using the cross walk while the white crosswalk symbol on. Perhaps i'm not doing it right....

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    That's fine and all but can they do something to make the bicyclists actually stop at the south east bound stop light at Milwaukee and Elston? I have almost been hit several times when using the cross walk while the white crosswalk symbol on. Perhaps i'm not doing it right.
    If anything can they at least yield? I get it when no one is around go through all the stops you like when on a bike. But geez when there's traffic and pedestrians show some traffic law courtesy. Or just common courtesy.

  • KC resident!

    how will these barriers affect plowing in the wintertime (especially the little cut-outs for pedestrians)? why do we need hard barriers like this? can someone explain why these are a good idea?

49 min ago

The Latest Lunch News

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...For dessert, there’s chocolate hazelnut bars, Bistronomic lemon tarts, and baked Alaska. Bohemian House 11 W. Illinois Street, Chicago (312) 955-0439Website Bar Siena 832 W. Randolph Street, Chicago (312) 492-7775Website Bistronomic...

...and baked Alaska. Bohemian House 11 W. Illinois Street, Chicago (312) 955-0439Website Bar Siena 832 W. Randolph Street, Chicago (312) 492-7775Website Bistronomic 840 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago (312) 944-8400Website

    The Latest Lunch News
    More and more restaurants in Chicago are hopping on the lunch bandwagon, giving the midday meal the same diligence and thought that goes into dinner. From brand new lunch programs to expanded offerings, here's the latest on lunch in Chicago.
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  • Pete Your Biggest Fan!

    Lou just got sucked back in...

  • Undercover Brother retired gang member. Humboldt park resident

    Center ? N***a please. Can you name a talk show host more liberal than her? And the lesbian remark was just a dig. I really respect this woman's journalism skills. She has a phenomenal leftist program.

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Parking Meters Go Up At Unemployment Office And 'Everyone Got a Ticket'

The 2000 block of West Division Avenue in the 1st Ward also got new parking meters in April.

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On Aug. 26 the pay boxes were installed outside of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, 715 E. 47th St., and the neighboring One Hope United adoption agency.

The 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue also got parking meters on Aug. 26, in front of a new Walmart, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Save-A-Lot.

...The meters were installed in response to new retail that has emerged at Cottage Grove and 47th Street — namely the Walmart grocery store,” said Prentice Butler, a spokesman for Burns’ 4th Ward office...

Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th) also asked that three parking spaces from 1605-1609 W. 45th Street become metered in January.

Parking meters were moved in the 11th Ward from South Union Avenue between Liberty and 14th streets to the 800 block of West Maxwell Street in April.

    Parking Meters Go Up At Unemployment Office And 'Everyone Got a Ticket'
    KENWOOD - Crews installed Kenwood's first parking meters last week in front of an unemployment office, and it took little time for the meters to nab violators. On Aug. 26 the pay boxes were installed outside of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, 715 E. 47th St., and the neighboring One Hope United adoption agency.
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  • The city that works. CHICAGO KING OF THE KICKBACK. Parking meters.

  • Fricking parking meters, how do they work?

  • In regards to the young lady's wallet. Stealing is when somebody pick pockets you robs you or you put it on a counter look away for a second and then the wallets gone that's stealing. You lost it went back and founded still there. Which means no one found it. So to say no one stole your wallet because it was still there when u returned and found it. is inaccurate. Stealing items and finding them two different scenarios.

2 hours ago

Free Architectural Tours of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

North State St. at Superior St. (735 N. State)

North State St. at Superior St. (735 N. State)

    Free Architectural Tours of Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral
    Guided walking tours of Holy Name Cathedral are available. If you are visiting Chicago or are just a citizen of Chicago, why not learn more about the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago?
    http://chicagofree.info

47 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Man Harasses Women at Butch McGuire's, Tries to Take Officer's Gun: Charges

As officers tried to arrest Rahmouni, he clung to a patio rail outside the bar at 20 W. Division St., Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said during a bond hearing Monday.

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Rahmouni, of the 4400 block of North Elston Avenue in Albany Park, was charged with battery, aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated battery causing bodily harm to a police officer, and attempting to disarm a police officer.

    Man Harasses Women at Butch McGuire's, Tries to Take Officer's Gun: Charges
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A man who was booted from Butch McGuire's for harassing women early Sunday grabbed a police officer's holster and tried to take the gun, prosecutors alleged. Nabil Rahmouni, 28, had been "aggressive toward female patrons" and punched a security guard several times before police were called to the Gold Coast bar about 2:30 a.m.
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  • Flew That Chicago born & raised. You can come home again!

    Wonderful! Let's keep giving him probation. He WILL kill someone eventually.

  • His public defender said Rahmouni works as a server in a coffee shop, has lived in Chicago for 15 years and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

    "Oh! So did I. That's where I went," Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas told Rahmouni before ordering him held without bail.

    Former Assistant State's Attorney Peggy Chiampas is a great judge. Keep her name in mind for future elections.

19 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Police Should Have Warned of Lincoln Park Rapes Earlier, Residents Say

• 12:25 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 100 block of West Goethe Street

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...a public safety seminar in response to the attacks held at DePaul's Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St., Tuesday evening...

• 3:45 a.m. Aug. 9 in the 1900 block of North Bissell Street

• 1:40 a.m. Aug. 20 in the 900 block of West Belden Avenue

Within 24 hours of the community alert, police charged Isidrio Valverde, 40, of the 5000 block of North Sheridan Road in Uptown, in the Aug. 20 incident after people who know him saw a surveillance...

    Police Should Have Warned of Lincoln Park Rapes Earlier, Residents Say
    LINCOLN PARK - Some residents believe Chicago police could've done more to warn people about the recent string of three similar rapes in Lincoln Park - one of them on DePaul University's campus. A suspect has been arrested and charged with the most recent incident.
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  • If the police issue a warning every time they posses that amount of info the public would become desensitized to warnings.

    Its a tough call these public warnings, must be used as judiciously as possible.

  • Are people so stupid they do not know the potential for "havoc" exists everywhere, every time, and can happen to anyone? We can go about life wanting to blame others for what happens to us and never take any responsibility for our own safety. These crimes are NOT the first in these areas and, heaven forbid, don't we know LIncoln Park and especially the DePaul area have been alert areas year after year after year?

4 hours ago

Pomp & Circumstance tackles '50s, '60s fare in Old Town

1400 N. Wells St. 312-951-7667

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...Black Ink Crew: Chicago," which premieres Oct. 26, profiles the artists at 9Mag tattoo parlor, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. The show "follows a passionate...

    Pomp & Circumstance tackles '50s, '60s fare in Old Town
    ldquo;When food was food and drinks were stiff.” That’s the tagline for Pomp & Circumstance, the new Old Town restaurant from The 8 Group principles Carmen Rossi, Chris Bader and Kevin Killerman (Hubbard Inn, Barn & Company and Heating & Cooling Pub).
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

6 hours ago

Beloved Chicago Beer Guru Says Farewell With Rare Brew Giveaway for Charity

Over the years, Adam Vavrick, a chatty longhaired dude with a lip ring and encyclopedic knowledge of fancy beers, became such a beloved brew guru that members of Chicago’s cultish craft beer scene dubbed the Lincoln Park Binny’s location, 1720 N. Marcey St., “Vav’s Castle.”

    Beloved Chicago Beer Guru Says Farewell With Rare Brew Giveaway for Charity
    LINCOLN PARK - Your friendly neighborhood craft beer geek at Binny's Beverage Depot won't be around anymore to give thirsty regulars advice on the best beer to cure their cravings.
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