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Nine arrested on Michigan Avenue in trauma center protest

...main entrance of the Ritz-Carlton at Water Tower Place to the northeast corner of North Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street, and a string of nine activists in lockboxes made a line across North Michigan Avenue...

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Protest on Mag Mile briefly blocks traffic near Water Tower Place

The group’s protest at Michigan Avenue and Pearson Street was timed to coincide with a University of Chicago alumni event related to a U...

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Weekend brunch in Chicago: 9 new options

1200 W. Webster Ave. 773-248-0200

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130 S. Michigan Ave. 312-880-0130

2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-348-8886

201 N. Morgan St. 312-888-9485

170 W. Ontario St. 312-600-6920

435 E. Illinois St. 312-527-3140

4609 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-961-8196

1324 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-698-7670

910 W. Buena Ave. 773-525-8665

820 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-682-5898

1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-818-2073

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Gangs and narcotics focus of upcoming Coffee with a Cop events in Round Lake Park

A second session is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 28, at Round Lake Park village hall, 203 E. Lake Shore Drive. Filenko said the sessions are held a few times a year and the topic targeted to the audience.

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Community Alert: Robberies in the 14th District

1400 block of N. Bosworth Ave. on Mar. 2 at 6:42 p.m.

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1200 block of N. Cleaver St. on Feb. 13 at 10:15 p.m.

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Weekend Events Around Town: 3/6-3/8

1650 N. Halstead St.

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220 S. Michigan Ave.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

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Goddess Gold Coast Opening in April; A North Center Cocktail Bar; More Plywood

1) GOLD COAST— The Goddess and Grocer at 1127 N. State St. is scheduled for an April opening. Ownership wanted to open in January, but revised the date. [EaterWire]

4) LINCOLN PARK— The second iteration of Strings ramen shop is aiming for a soft opening on March 17. Strings II at 1629 N. Halsted St. would be a spin off of Strings' original location in Chinatown. [DNAinfo]

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2) NORTH CENTER— The Victor Bar, a "Parisian-style cocktail bar" is heading to 4011 N. Damen Ave. It could open in August or September. [DNAinfo]

3) THE LOOP— Prime & Provisions, the steakhouse from the DineAmic Group (Bull & Bear, Sienna Tavern) is shooting for a spring opening at 222 N. LaSalle St. [EaterWire]

5) STREETERVILLE— Texas de Brazil took another step toward returning to Chicago. Last month the city granted a building permit for the churrascaria at 200 E. Illinois St., the Optima Chicago Center. Texas de Brazil closed in March 2013 to make room for Eataly at 51 E. Ohio St. [EaterWire]

5) STREETERVILLE— Texas de Brazil took another step toward returning to Chicago. Last month the city granted a building permit for the churrascaria at 200 E. Illinois St., the Optima Chicago Center. Texas de Brazil closed in March 2013 to make room for Eataly at 51 E. Ohio St. [EaterWire]

7) WICKER PARK— In anticipation of Mondo Meatball opening next week at 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., staff will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to check out the space and sample the menu. [EaterWire]

8) LOGAN SQUARE— Signs point to Kaffe Cafe opening soon at 3524 W. Armitage Ave. That's the former Global Cafe that closed in August. [DNAinfo]

9) ROGERS PARK— A second Insomnia Cookies will open at 6470 N. Sheridan Road, across the street from Loyola University. Management has yet to share the opening date. Chicago's other Insomnia Cookies is at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., near the DePaul University campus. [EaterWire]

9) ROGERS PARK— A second Insomnia Cookies will open at 6470 N. Sheridan Road, across the street from Loyola University. Management has yet to share the opening date. Chicago's other Insomnia Cookies is at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., near the DePaul University campus. [EaterWire]

  • any one have more details about the who and what of kaffe cafe? would like to see something in that cute space, but don't want it to hurt the other coffee shop near calf and armitage.

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Here Are the Best Sales and Local Shopping Events This Week

...of the Chicago History Museum will host a special presentation dubbed Luxury Through the Decades (1658 N. Wells St., luxurygaragesale.com). From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Costume Council president will...

...Style Emporium has moved a few steps away from its original underground Streeterville location to 1 East Delaware Place (urbanstyleemporium.com). Stop by the new location this weekend to check out the sleek lines...

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Ready to shed your winter skin? The Spa @ theWit (201 N State St., spaatthewit.com) is debuting two green-themed spa services that will be available for the...

...cleaning at the International Home and Housewares Show, March 7 to 10 at McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr., housewares.org/show). You’ll find cookware, home design, appliances, and enough organizational and cleaning...

Speaking of coats, is your beloved vintage fur on its last legs? Bring it to Buffalo Exchange (1478 N. Milwaukee Ave., buffaloexchange.com) and donate it to the Coats for Cubs program, which provides bedding to orphaned and injured wildlife. Real fur only, please.

On Saturday, Mignonette Bridal (1747 W. Belmont Ave, mignonettebridal.com) plans to throw a spring garden party for brides-to-be and others...

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Kmart closing in Wicker Park makes way for Lowe's

The buyout of the Kmart lease also will allow Centrum to start the development process at a 70,000-square-foot parcel between Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street, according to Powers. The lot was has been used as a Kmart employee parking lot.

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After negotiating a buyout of Kmart's lease at Wicker Park Commons, near Ashland and Milwaukee avenues in the busy Northwest Side neighborhood, a venture including Chicago-based Centrum Partners leased the store to Lowe's, said Larry Powers, Centrum's vice president of acquisitions and development.

  • Not happy to see Kmart go.Kmart toiletries are so much more economical than Jewel and Cvs.

  • Agreed, so much better, that kmart was so junky and awful. Lowes is a much better move.

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Style Revival

Donna Karan New York viscose dress, $1,995, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Brass collar necklace, $150, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Aurélie Bidermann 18-karat gold-plated necklace, $895, matchesfashion.com.

Silk and eel skin dress, $5,950, lace leggings, $820, and canvas and calfskin boots, $1,250, Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan Ave.

...Laurent Paris lace top, $690, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave. Neoprene pants, $275, Cynthia Rowley, 1653 N. Damen Ave. Donna Karan New York calfskin mules, $1,195, donnakaran.com. Arik Kastan agate necklace, $2...

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Donna Karan New York viscose dress, $1,995, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Brass collar necklace, $150, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Aurélie Bidermann 18-karat gold-plated necklace, $895, matchesfashion.com.

At left: Silk dress, $2,900, and suede boots, $1,495, Gucci, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Thirty-two-karat green agate hoop earrings, $1,950, Jill Alberts, wm. Elsa Peretti 18...

...1,950, Jill Alberts, wm. Elsa Peretti 18-karat gold necklace, $23,000, Tiffany & Co., 730 N. Michigan Ave. At right: Givenchy grosgrain and chiffon dress, $7,890, and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15...

...Ave. At right: Givenchy grosgrain and chiffon dress, $7,890, and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Calfskin heels, $1,095, Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak St. Eddie Borgo mixed semiprecious stone...

...and calfskin belt, $620, Ikram, 15 E. Huron St. Calfskin heels, $1,095, Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak St. Eddie Borgo mixed semiprecious stone bracelet, $350, Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave...

At left: Saint Laurent Paris lace top, $690, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave. Neoprene pants, $275, Cynthia Rowley, 1653 N. Damen Ave. Donna Karan New York calfskin mules...

...dress, $3,400, calfskin and canvas mules, $1,190, and calfskin belt, $695, Salvatore Ferragamo, 645 N. Michigan Ave. Donna Karan New York hand-painted calfskin bracelets, $595, donnakaran.com. Lemon citrine and green...

...calfskin bracelets, $595, donnakaran.com. Lemon citrine and green quartz necklace, $2,500, David Yurman, 40 E. Oak St.

Giambattista Valli silk dress, $2,480, Blake. Paloma Picasso 18-karat gold pendant, $2,600, Tiffany & Co. Eighteen-karat rose gold and white quartz ring, $3,850, Pomellato, 41 E. Oak St. Graziela sapphire and zircon hoop earrings, $584, grazielagems.com.

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