2 hours ago

Review: “Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure”

Where: Lookingglass Theatre Company, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave.

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The Pekin, which opened in 1905 at 27th and State Street, was the first black-owned musical and vaudeville theater in the U.S. (though the...

    Review: "Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure"
    RECOMMENDED Where: Lookingglass Theatre Company, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. When: through Aug. 14 Tickets: $40-$75 Phone: 312-337-0665 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In an interview in the program for the world premiere of "Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure" at Lookingglass Theatre Company, playwright and ensemble member Kevin Douglas says "This play for me is about perseverance.
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2 hours ago

Travelin' McCourys, American art, Newberry Book Fair

...and community with a delicate touch. Through Aug. 21. $30-$35. Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St., 312-335-1650 More info is here...

...noon-8 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. More info is here...

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...informative). Through Sept. 18. Fast pass $35, general admission $14-$25. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave. More info is here...

...material, and you've got a treat. July 28, 8 p.m. $18-$38. Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-492-8860, More info is here...

...public. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $12, Music Box members $10. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604. More info is here...

...pastry wizard Sunny Lee. Aug. 2-4, 4-9 p.m. $525. French Pastry School, 226 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste. 106. More info is here...

...m., performance, 7:30 p.m. Performance only $15-$75; gala $250-$600. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. (reception) and Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., 312-341-2300. More info is here...

...15-$75; gala $250-$600. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. (reception) and Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., 312-341-2300. More info is here...

...am eager to learn. Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. $65-$125. Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market. More info is here...

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4 hours ago

After felony conviction, downtown landlord faces investors' wrath

...lawsuits focus on two of those properties—a 46,000-square-foot office building at 747 N. LaSalle St. and a 79,000-square-foot office building at 343 W. Erie St.—and another...

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...building at 747 N. LaSalle St. and a 79,000-square-foot office building at 343 W. Erie St.—and another building at 180 W. Washington St. Two local investors in the properties, Adam...

...79,000-square-foot office building at 343 W. Erie St.—and another building at 180 W. Washington St. Two local investors in the properties, Adam Berman and the Robert Berman Real Estate LP...

One suit accuses Holmer of arranging more than $3.46 million in loans from the Erie and LaSalle street properties to other Holmer-controlled entities without obtaining the approval of his investors. He...

In addition, Holmer shortchanged his investors by giving breaks on rent to businesses in which he owned a stake, including Brunch, a restaurant at 343 E. Erie, the suit alleges.

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5 hours ago

Downtown Mormons Get Help From a Higher Power: A Great Big Crane

Rendering of the new LDS chapel at 816 North Clark Street (Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints)

    Downtown Mormons Get Help From a Higher Power: A Great Big Crane
    Last month we were the first to show you the renderings and give you the details about the new downtown Chicago chapel being built for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Well, it's been a busy month at 816 North Clark Street, as you can see from these photos that Near North [...]
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Negroni haters, this cocktail at Steppenwolf Theatre's new bar is for you

1700 N. Halsted St. 312-649-6880

    Negroni haters, this cocktail at Steppenwolf Theatre's new bar is for you
    Worth a trip: The Gran Three ($11) at Front Bar 1700 N. Halsted St. 312-649-6880 The negroni-a classic concoction of equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth-can't be everyone's cocktail of choice. That bitter shame hath spoil'd the sweet drink's taste.
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17 hours ago

Rosebud Plans Trio of Moves Including A New Mag Mile Restaurant

...chain. Rosebud is in talks for a new restaurant inside the Residence Inn hotel at 201 E. Walton Place, as DNAinfo reports it could be called East Side Taverna. Rosebud applied for a zoning...

    Rosebud Plans Trio of Moves Including A New Mag Mile Restaurant
    Earlier this year, reps from Rosebud Restaurants said they were prepping for changes, and now there's a flurry of news from the Italian-American restaurant chain. Rosebud is in talks for a new restaurant inside the Residence Inn hotel at 201 E. Walton Place, as DNAinfo reports it could be called East Side Taverna.
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19 hours ago

Aldermen Hopkins and Moreno continue to push for private security patrols funded by SSA #33 funds

A third meeting in a week and a half regarding private security patrols on the streets of [Special Service Area] SSA #33 in Wicker Park and Bucktown played out in the sweltering heat in St. Stanislaus Kostka School, 1255 N. Noble, on Fri., July 22.

    Aldermen Hopkins and Moreno continue to push for private security patrols funded by SSA #33 funds
    A third meeting in a week and a half regarding private security patrols on the streets of [ Special Service Area] SSA #33 in Wicker Park and Bucktown played out in the sweltering heat in St. Stanislaus Kostka School, 1255 N. Noble, on Fri., July 22.
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26 hours ago

128-Year-Old River North House Squeezed Between High-Rises Could Be Saved

The property is owned by the estate of a man who refused to sell during his neighborhood's pre-recession construction boom, leaving the home sandwiched between two condo towers built in 2006: the 14-story Superior at LaSalle, 150 W. Superior, and a nine-story building at 156 W. Superior.

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Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), whose ward includes the 19th Century Italianate at 154 W. Superior St., filed a zoning application last week that would restrict any future plans for the property. 

The property is owned by the estate of a man who refused to sell during his neighborhood's pre-recession construction boom, leaving the home sandwiched between two condo towers built in 2006: the 14-story Superior at LaSalle, 150 W. Superior, and a nine-story building at 156 W. Superior.

The property is owned by the estate of a man who refused to sell during his neighborhood's pre-recession construction boom, leaving the home sandwiched between two condo towers built in 2006: the 14-story Superior at LaSalle, 150 W. Superior, and a nine-story building at 156 W. Superior.

    128-Year-Old River North House Squeezed Between High-Rises Could Be Saved
    RIVER NORTH - A vintage row home scrunched between new condominiums in River North has caught the eye of its alderman, who is seeking to scale down the site's zoning so the 128-year-old house can stay. Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), whose ward includes the 19th Century Italianate at 154 W.
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27 hours ago

Man Charged In Fatal Gold Coast Shooting

...identification in connection with the fatal shooting of Larry Lawrence on June 29 in the 1100 block of North Clark, according to Chicago Police. Ternior, of the 5600 block of South Green, was ordered held...

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Lawrence, of the 6500 block of South King Drive, was shot several times and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Man Charged In Fatal Gold Coast Shooting
    CHICAGO (STMW) - An Englewood man charged with shooting another man to death in the Gold Coast last month was ordered held without bail Monday. Charles Ternior, 22, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one misdemeanor count of obstructing identification in connection with the fatal shooting of Larry Lawrence on June 29 in the 1100 block of North Clark, according to Chicago Police.
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38 hours ago

Man Charged In Gold Coast Murder Held Without Bail

Lawrence, 27, was standing outside a CVS at 1165 N. Clark St. about 8 p.m. June 29 when Charles Ternoir, 22, approached, and the men began to argue, Assistant State's Attorney Elena Gottreich said during a bond hearing Monday.

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Prosecutors this week charged Ternoir, of the 5600 block of South Green Street, with first-degree murder. It's not clear why there was a delay in filing charges.

    Man Charged In Gold Coast Murder Held Without Bail
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - An Englewood man has been charged in the Gold Coast shooting that killed Larry Lawrence late last month. Lawrence, 27, was standing outside a CVS at 1165 N. Clark St. about 8 p.m. June 29 when Charles Ternoir, 22, approached, and the men began to argue, Assistant State's Attorney Elena Gottreich said during a bond hearing Monday.
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38 hours ago

No bail for man charged in fatal Gold Coast shooting

...identification in connection with the fatal shooting of Larry Lawrence on June 29 in the 1100 block of North Clark, according to Chicago Police. Ternior, of the 5600 block of South Green, was ordered held...

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Lawrence, of the 6500 block of South King Drive, was shot several times and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

    No bail for man charged in fatal Gold Coast shooting
    An Englewood man charged with shooting another man to death in the Gold Coast last month was ordered held without bail Monday. Charler Ternior, 22, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one misdemeanor count of obstructing identification in connection with the fatal shooting of Larry Lawrence on June 29 in the 1100 block of North Clark, according to Chicago Police.
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40 hours ago

Summer of the taco: Meet Chicago's 8 new taquerias

738 N. Clark St. 312-265-1607

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180 N. Morgan St. 773-831-9696

75 E. Lake St. 312-929-3601

904 W. Randolph St. 312-733-1975

1700 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-754-0771

5300 S. Dorchester Ave. 773-891-1118

1000 W. 35th St. 773-823-9410

3749 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-252-6335

    Summer of the taco: Meet Chicago's 8 new taquerias
    Hamburgers and hot dogs might be your go-to protein this summer, but when you're out and about we suggest you skip the buns and get your fix in a tortilla. And with eight new taco spots already on the scene this year, you've got options to fit every craving and occasion.
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44 hours ago

What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Food meets art at the Eye Eaters Society dinner at Mott St. (1401 N. Ashland Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-9977), where the kitchen crew will create a multi-course meal inspired by a selection of works by photographer Paul Octavious. The experience costs $65, and you can make reservations here.

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Get in some midweek drinking at the Heavy Feather (2357 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-799-8504) during monthly-in-the-summertime Weeknight at Bernie’s party, with boat-friendly cocktails (a piña colada, a Sea Breeze) and yacht rock aplenty from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Go on a farm dinner without leaving the city thanks to catering group Big Delicious Planet’s (412 N. Wolcott Ave., West Town) urban farm meal. Your $125 entry (tickets here) includes a multicourse meal made with ingredients from their growing operation.

Toast to a four-course meal with champagne pairings from Veuve Clicquot at the Betty (839 W. Fulton Market, West Loop, 312-733-2222). The $150 meal includes passed appetizers and four courses matched to a variety of sparklers. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Celebrate National Lasagna Day at Tesori (65 E. Adams St., Loop, 312-786-9911), where they’ll have both a meaty (veal pancetta lasagna for $16) and a veggie take (spinach and ricotta for $15) on the layered pasta dish on special all day long.

    What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week
    Get in some midweek drinking at the Heavy Feather (2357 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-799-8504) during monthly-in-the-summertime Weeknight at Bernie's party, with boat-friendly cocktails (a piña colada, a Sea Breeze) and yacht rock aplenty from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Go on a farm dinner without leaving the city thanks to catering group Big Delicious Planet's (412 N.
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44 hours ago

The Crosstown Classic, Grave Robbing 101, and more things to do in Chicago this week

...schools. Take the Grave Robbing 101 walking tour, which starts at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark), to learn more about this unique part of Lincoln Park's history. 7-8:30...

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...face off against the Cubs during the Crosstown Classic, taking place on the south side (333 W. 35th) on Monday and Tuesday then on the north side (1060 W. Addison) on Wednesday and...

...the south side (333 W. 35th) on Monday and Tuesday then on the north side (1060 W. Addison) on Wednesday and Thursday. Mon 7:10 PM, Tue at 6:10 PM, Wed-Thu...

Mon 7/25: Stop by the Chicago Public Library (8530 S. Kedzie) for a screening of Ronit Bezalel's short film Voices of Cabrini, an in-depth look at the north-side housing project and its 2011 demolition. 5 PM

Mon 7/25: We Hear at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan) is an evening of reflection on the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five police officers in Dallas. Participants express their concern and frustrations through artistic showcases, an open mike, and public dialogue. 7 PM

Tue 7/26: The city is honoring the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, the acclaimed Chicago documentary production company, with a screening of Inquiring Nuns in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph). 6:30 PM

Wed 7/27: Stop by modern sushi spot Arami (1829 W. Chicago) for Sake 101, a lesson from owner and sake sage Ty Fujimura who offers guests the chance to sample from Japan's finest breweries. 6:30 PM

Wed 7/27: Playwright, novelist, and poet Deborah Levy reads from her latest book, Hot Milk, at Women & Children First bookstore (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM

...legacy of Chicago summer performances, with trumpeter-pianist-drummer trio Tres Hongos opening at Elastic (3429 W. Diversey). 9 PM

...the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform throughout the weekend in Grant Park (S. Columbus and E. Jackson). Noon-10 PM

    The Crosstown Classic, Grave Robbing 101, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge July is almost over, but there's still plenty of summer fun to be had. Here our recommendations for what to do this week: Through 7/28: Support your favorite Chicago baseball team this week as the White Sox face off against the Cubs during the Crosstown Classic , taking place on the south side (333 W.
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44 hours ago

Get Freebies and Deals on National Cheesecake Day This Week in Chicago Area

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930 Milwaukee Avenue

    Get Freebies and Deals on National Cheesecake Day This Week in Chicago Area
    The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake Day July 29-30, and it's your chance to indulge in a slice of cheesecake for half price. No coupon required! Eating at The Cheesecake Factory without trying a slice of cheesecake is only half the experience. So this year, enjoy half-priced cheesecake on National Cheesecake Day at The Cheesecake Factory.
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2 days ago

Wicker Area Storm Damage: Light Poles Cracked, Rooftops Blown, Trees Down

Several Wicker Park residents, in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue reported power outages and were appreciative when the power got restored.

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Around 9 a.m. Monday, a worker at Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., said that there was so much debris in the pool area, it would be a safety hazard to keep it open.

Around 8 a.m. Monday, Janene Ingram's dog, Kansas, was sniffing at the base of a cracked light pole in the 1500 block of North Oakley avenue.

Elsewhere in the city, Naomi Schmahl said he was dropping off her son at camp in Logan Square when she noticed a massive parkway tree that had uprooted and landed into a yard near Talman Avenue and Logan Boulevard

    Wicker Area Storm Damage: Light Poles Cracked, Rooftops Blown, Trees Down
    WICKER PARK - Across Wicker Park and Bucktown, wind from Sunday night's violent thunderstorm caused light poles and trees to fall and a portion of Holstein Park's roof to rip off, prompting the popular Park District pool to temporarily close,according to a sign posted at the pool early Monday.
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2 days ago

Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race and the best races coming up

Lincoln Park, 1620 N Wells St

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Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, 4762 N Lincoln Ave

Near North Side, 1435 N Kingsbury St

The Loop, 213 S State St

Lincoln Park,  2369 N Clark St

The Loop, 35 South State Street

    Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race and the best races coming up!
    Everything you need to know to train your kid for a 5K race. 5K races are a perfect event for an active kid that works out on a regular basis. Do not worry if your kid is not doing a lot of road work right now, you can get them ready in a few weeks.
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