1 hour ago

Did the Police Close the Louis Smith Bike Fatality Case Solely Based on Driver Testimony?

After a 2014 dooring crash involving another cab driver on Milwaukee near Division, the police report, stated that the driver was sitting in his car with the door...

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...half-brothers Bernard and Bennie Washington and nephew Jonathan Spivey, 30, in a house at Homan and Fulton, two blocks north of the crash site...

...which the police report was “ridiculously wrong.” After a driver struck a bike rider at Damen and Fullerton in 2013, the police report indicated that the cyclist blew a red, but witness testimony...

    Did the Police Close the Louis Smith Bike Fatality Case Solely Based on Driver Testimony?
    The city says there were no third-party witnesses to the crash. [The Chicago Reader publishes a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield. We syndicate a portion of the column on Streetsblog after it comes out online.]
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

1 hour ago

You Can Get This New Michigan Avenue Facial During Your Coffee Break

Alice & Olivia (919 N. Michigan Ave., aliceandolivia.com) is offering deep discounts on its whimsical, feminine pieces. Stand out from the...

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A new Ulta (ulta.com) store, the beauty chain’s 999th, is now open at 430 North Michigan Avenue. Along with new-to-Ulta perks like a MAC counter, the store houses the United States’ first in-store Skin Laundry clinic (skinlaundry.com).

Marc Jacobs (11 E. Walton St., marcjacobs.com) has taken up to 40 percent off select styles for its Summer Sale. Items include a nostalgic MTV x Marc Jacobs sweatshirt (reduced from $350 to $210) and slip-on sneakers with hot-pink leopard print (reduced from $275 to $165).

The Frye Company (1007 N. Rush St., thefryecompany.com) has taken up to 55 percent off select items. Get a head start on your winter wardrobe with shearling-lined moto boots (reduced from $598 to $399), or live in the moment with tall gladiator sandals (reduced from $298 to $179).

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington Blvd., randolphstreetmarket.com) goes all-American with its “Red, White, and Cool” event on Saturday and...

Flywheel Sports (flywheelsports.com) will host a sporty pop-up event at The Gwen (521 N. Rush St.) on Sunday. At 9:30 a.m., the indoor cycling brand will offer an al...

    You Can Get This New Michigan Avenue Facial During Your Coffee Break
    A new Ulta ( ulta.com) store, the beauty chain's 999th, is now open at 430 North Michigan Avenue. Along with new-to-Ulta perks like a MAC counter, the store houses the United States' first in-store Skin Laundry clinic ( skinlaundry.com). Though the brand's signature Laser & Light Facial will be new to Chicagoans, it already has an international following.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

6 hours ago

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Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park Really Needs Bike Lanes. Sign This Petition To Help It Happen.

...low-cost, quick-hit" fixes to make safer the neighborhood's main intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North, plus some surrounding areas. Those recommendations include paint/post curb outs, additional crosswalks and a...

    Milwaukee Avenue In Wicker Park Really Needs Bike Lanes. Sign This Petition To Help It Happen.
    The Milwaukee Avenue corridor is one of the most heavily biked in the entire country, but-as many cyclists know all too well-a stretch through Wicker Park can feel like a gauntlet run due to the lack of bike lanes. Adding those lanes has long been a part of North Side cyclists' wish list.
    http://chicagoist.com

6 hours ago

Best restaurant name

201 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville IL 60611

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30 E. Hubbard St., Chicago River North IL 60611

939 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park IL 60614

1553 N. Damen Ave., Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown IL 60622

813 W. Fulton St., Chicago West Loop/Fulton Market IL 60661

    Best restaurant name
    Glazed and Infused Various locations www.goglazed.com @goglazed Runner-Up The Growling Rabbit...
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7 hours ago

A guide to Chicago's best public art

1640 N. Damen Ave.

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Orr Academy High School, 730 N. Pulaski Road

1547-1599 E. 56th St.

17 N. State St.

9100 S. Brandon Ave.

1016 W. Argyle St.

16th Street and Blue Island

2027 S. Archer Ave.

4859 S. Wabash Ave.

50 W. Washington St.

567 W. Lake St.

Aon Center Plaza, 200 E. Randolph St.

1411 W. Madison St.

    A guide to Chicago's best public art
    A walk around Chicago offers a rich experience in local and public art, with murals, sculptures and mosaics at almost every turn. With summer finally here and the city's Year of Public Art underway, there's no better time to see some of the best public art on display in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

8 hours ago

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

Cocktail-centric rooftop bar, Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Place 18th Floor. 312-933-4805) launched their Summer concert series, Summer Sounds, on June 17...

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...No worries, the Beauty Bar location offers Martinis & Manicures everyday of the week on-site (1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828...

Cruise over to North Avenue Beach (1600 N. Lake Shore Drive) on Saturday for a '90s beach party, no mini-skirt or plaid required. A massive...

...at luxury consignment and resale shop, The Garage’s pop-up shop in Wicker Park (1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The shop will be open Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    From booze-filled manicures to a city-wide scavenger hunt, we've got the deets on the best events to hit up this weekend in Chicago. Sips and tips Chicago's Beauty Bar is bringing their "Martinis & Manicures" to Curbside Records in the Revival Food Hall for a pop-up event on Friday, June 23.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

9 hours ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: June 22-28

Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Place 18th Floor 312-933-4805) offers $5 beers and $8 glasses of wine from 8-10 p.m. 

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PR Italian Bistro (3908 N. Sheridan Road 773-404-8955) offers a free wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar (230 W. Erie St. 312-662-4888) offers half-price sake, $1 oysters, $5 Moscow mules and $3 beef filet skewers from 5-6:30 p.m.

The Madison Bar and Kitchen (1027 W. Madison St. 312-566-4121) offers $1 oysters and $5 drafts beers and select cocktails from 5-6:30 p.m.

Celtic Crown Pub (2356 W. Cullom Ave. 773-588-1110) offers $10 bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bridget McNeill's (420 W. Belmont Ave. 773-248-6654) offers $3 Miller drafts and $6 glasses of wine from 5-6 p.m.

Visit one of the bars at Italian Village Restaurants (71 W. Monroe St. 312-332-7005) for complimentary thin crust pizza, $3 Peroni, $5 sangria and $4 prosecco from 4-6 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: June 22-28
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week, including $1 oysters, a free wine tasting and $10 bottomless mimosas.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

9 hours ago

Still More Chicago Bike Week Fun to Be Had

Thursday, June 29: A discussion of how to overhaul the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in Wicker Park and Bucktown to make it more pedestrian- bike-friendly, and raise how to raise support for bold changes to the street. Arc’teryx, 1620 N. Damen, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Friday, June 23: The Rock the Rooftop Party presented by World Bicycle Relief and SRAM; 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on SRAM Rooftop located at 1000 W. Fulton Market. Features appetizers by Nando’s Peri-Peri and beers from Revolution Brewing. An RSVP is requested. 

Saturday, June 24: Bicycle Commuting Basics; REI Lincoln Park, 1466 N. Halsted, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. “Workshop will cover benefits of bike commuting, essential gear, safety & responsibility, dressing for success and how to get started.”

    Still More Chicago Bike Week Fun to Be Had
    The 26th Annual Chicago Bike Week kicked off last Friday with a fun, soggy Bike to Work Rally, and there are still plenty of fun, free events on the schedule to celebrate the joy of cycling.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

10 hours ago

Goose Island's New Brew Launches At Farm-In-The-Zoo

Goose Island closed its original brewpub at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. last winter for an upgrade and renovation that was slated to be done this summer.

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Goose Island releases its second Fulton & Wood product, Cascara Grisette, described as a farmhouse-style ale Thursday during a Farm-in-the-Zoo event at Lincoln Park Zoo, 1911 N. Stockton Drive. The event runs from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, of course for those 21 and older.

Goose Island releases its second Fulton & Wood product, Cascara Grisette, described as a farmhouse-style ale Thursday during a Farm-in-the-Zoo event at Lincoln Park Zoo, 1911 N. Stockton Drive. The event runs from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, of course for those 21 and older.

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Four-bedroom condo on the 64th floor of Chicago’s Hancock Center lists for $1.8M

175 E. Delaware Place #6404-05, Chicago IL [Redfin]

    Fully renovated 64th floor Hancock condo asks $1.8M
    The large-but somewhat minimalist-corner residence offers new bathrooms, an updated kitchen, and sweeping northeast views of Lake Michigan.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

31 hours ago

Freshen Up with These Citrus Beauty Products

Hermès, Eau de Mandarine Ambrée, $43, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. This article appears in the July 2017 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

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Clarins, Tangerine, $26, Bluemercury, 356 N. Clark St.

Elizabeth Arden, Green Tea Mimosa, $40, Macy’s, 111 N. State St.

Divine, $94, L’Occitane, 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Jo Malone, Lime Basil & Mandarin, $20, Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave.

Lipstick Queen, Mornin’ Sunshine, $25, Ulta, 1000 W. North Ave.

Key Lime Pie, $10, Lush, 746 N. Michigan Ave.

Éclair Naturals, Grapefruit Geranium, $10, Target, 1 S. State St.

    Freshen Up with These Citrus Beauty Products
    Published today at 11:14 a.m. EmerginC Scientific Organics, Citrus-Kombucha, $36, emerginc.com Clarins, Tangerine, $26, Bluemercury, 356 N. Clark St. Elizabeth Arden, Green Tea Mimosa, $40, Macy's, 111 N. State St. Divine, $94, L'Occitane, 900 N. Michigan Ave. Clinique, Sweet Pot in Orange Blossom, $20, Carson's Elizabeth Arden, Beautiful Color in Mandarin, $25, Macy's Jo Malone, Lime Basil & Mandarin, $20, Nordstrom, 55 E.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

33 hours ago

Get moving: Ease into cycling with Flywheel

...has studios across the country—and in Dubai—including two Chicago studios in Gold Coast (710 N. State St. 312-624-8485) and Old Town (1653 N. Wells St. 312-724-7554...

...Chicago studios in Gold Coast (710 N. State St. 312-624-8485) and Old Town (1653 N. Wells St. 312-724-7554...

    Get moving: Ease into cycling with Flywheel
    The world of cycling classes can be a scary one to enter. The bikes have many knobs and buttons, the seat is uncomfortable and awkward and your legs move so quickly you fear they may fly off the pedals. For an easier intro than attempting to infiltrate the cult of SoulCycle, take a stab-and a spin-at a Flywheel class.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

33 hours ago

Target Eyes 'Trophy' Building For Sale In Wicker/Bucktown Hub, Broker Says

Located at 1616-1628 N. Damen Ave., the properties include a 3-story, nearly-13,000 square-foot building that houses The IHSP Chicago hostel on the second and third floors, with Benefit Cosmetics and the forthcoming Real Good Juice Co., which replaced the shuttered Flight 001, on the ground floor.

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...or other spots rumored to be prime for similar development, such as the building at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. that formerly housed the Double Door music club...

Currently, the nearest Target to Wicker Park and Bucktown is in Logan Square, at 2656 N. Elston Ave.

    Target Eyes 'Trophy' Building For Sale In Wicker Hub, Broker Says
    WICKER PARK - Two buildings just north of Wicker's six-way intersection are for sale and Target is among the many retailers eyeing the site, a real estate broker said. "It's what we call generational or trophy real estate; they are not making any real estate like this.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

35 hours ago

Review: “Pass Over”

Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

    Review: "Pass Over" - hpherald.com
    RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through July 9 Tickets: $20-$89 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In an interview in the program for the world premiere of "Pass Over" in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, playwright Anto
    http://hpherald.com

41 hours ago

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