28 hours ago

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Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges

That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.  

While work is being done to make the bustling Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, a briefer nickname would make it easier to discuss. 

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But calling the intersection the "Six Corners" is equally problematic. The Portage Park intersection of Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park for decades has been referred to as Six Corners. It's a proud name for nearby residents, a specific name for a specific part of the Northwest Side.

    Stop Calling Wicker Park's Main Intersection 'The Crotch,' Alderman Urges
    WICKER PARK - Can everyone please stop calling Wicker Park's main intersection "the crotch"? That's what Ald. Scott Waguespack requested during the annual Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce's "State of the Wards" meeting this week at Goddess and Grocer, 1649 N. Damen Ave.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 hours ago

The Southern Demolished: Maple & Ash Plans 2-Story Eatery With Rooftop Deck

On Thursday morning, a wrecking crew was wrapping up the demolition of a building at 1840 W. North Ave. that was most recently home to The Southern, which closed in January after a six-year run.

    The Southern Demolished; Maple & Ash Plans 2-Story Eatery With Rooftop Deck
    BUCKTOWN - Gold Coast's swanky Maple & Ash steak house is bringing a new restaurant to North Avenue, though fans will have to wait an undisclosed amount of time for it to open as its future home is currently a demolition site.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

2 hours ago

Upcoming Community Presentation for Proposed Redevelopment at 61-65 E Banks Street

WHERE: Chicago History Museum, Auditorium, 1601 N Clark Street

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Upcoming Community Presentation for Proposed Redevelopment at 61-65 E Banks Street

441-447 W Arlington Place

521-523 W. Diversey Parkway / 2751-2753 N. Hampden Court

521-523 W. Diversey Parkway / 2751-2753 N. Hampden Court

Join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association to attend a community meeting regarding a revised development proposal for 61 – 65 E. Banks Street, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Banks Street and Inner Lake Shore Drive.

2523 N. Halsted

    Upcoming Community Presentation for Proposed Redevelopment at 61-65 E Banks StreetChicago's 43rd Ward | Chicago's 43rd Ward
    Join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association to attend a community meeting regarding a revised development proposal for 61 - 65 E. Banks Street, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Banks Street and Inner Lake Shore Drive.
    http://ward43.org

3 hours ago

Kanela’s Greek-Inspired Breakfast & Fresh Pies Come to Ukrainian Village Next Month

...some folks will be puzzled with the reasoning behind opening a Kanela Breakfast Club at 2127 W. Division St. The new Ukrainian Village location is only about a mile and a half from the...

    Kanela's Greek-Inspired Breakfast & Fresh Pies Come to Ukrainian Village Next Month
    The chain's sixth location takes over A Baker's Tale on Division Street
    https://chicago.eater.com

7 hours ago

Wicker Shops Can Now Hire Private Security Guards, Courtesy Of Taxpayers

Headquartered at 1414 N. Ashland Ave, the Wicker Park Bucktown Taxpayer No. 33 District is administered by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. For more info, visit wickerparkbucktown.org.

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...area's major commercial corridors such as Ashland Avenue, Damen Avenue, Division Street, North Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and Western Avenue...

    Wicker Shops Can Now Hire Private Security Guards, Courtesy Of Taxpayers
    WICKER PARK - Wicker Park and Bucktown business owners and residents who hire private security guards, install surveillance cameras or take certain other safety measures can now recoup part of the costs thanks to a taxpayer-funded program.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

10 hours ago

Stephanie Izard Conquers Iron Chef Competition

Chef Matt Lair (Bom Bolla) is back in the kitchen at Clever Rabbit (2015 W. Division St., Wicker Park), a new veggie-focused restaurant that’s taken over the former 25 Degrees space. On the menu, garden-grown goodness, fish…and a diner-style burger.

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...of burgers, West Loop is the recipient of the Chicago area’s fourth Shake Shack (185 N. Morgan St.). It opens today in the shadows of the Morgan Green Line stop, and serves exclusive...

...cookie cake, and Warm Belly Bakery chocolate cookies. Just next door, Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken (181 N. Morgan St.) also debuted its line of fried goodies today...

Milwaukee-based Colectivo Coffee Roasters has crossed the border and landed in Lincoln Park (2530 N. Clark St.). Beyond coffee, the all-day café with a giant outdoor patio also sells hot food...

It’s been a busy few months for hotel bar and restaurant openings, and this week is no exception: The latest addition is Noyane (Conrad Chicago, 101 E. Erie St., River North), a rooftop lounge with Japanese-leaning cocktails and food courtesy of Richard Sandoval (Latinicity).

    Stephanie Izard Conquers Iron Chef Competition
    Spoiler alert: Stephanie Izard won the first season of Food Network's Iron Chef Gauntlet over the weekend, after going two for three in head-to-head battles with Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Michael Symon. Chef Matt Lair (Bom Bolla) is back in the kitchen at Clever Rabbit (2015 W.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

17 hours ago

  • Permit issued for signs

    PIN MOUNTED SIGN ON WEST ELEVATION WITH 24 SQ. FEET OF TEXT

    1003 N. Damen Ave. Issued May 24, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION TO EXISTING, 3-UNIT, 3-STORY + BASEMENT LEVEL BUILDING PER PLANS. RENOVATION TO INCLUDE ARCHITECTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING WORK TO EXISTING BASEMENT, 1ST AND 2ND FLOORS PER PLANS.

    1645 N. North Park Ave. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT INTERIOR ONLY RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF EXIST. CLASS E BUSINESS SPACES IN EXISTING 1A BUILDING, NON-LOAD BEARING. PROPOSED OCCUPANCY TO REMAIN THE SAME: CLASS E.

    737 N. Michigan Ave. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/23/2017 ERECTION STARTS: 6/2/2017, ERECTION ENDS: 6/4/2017. DO DIVISION STREET & SIDEWALK SALE 2017 STAGES. 2-24X16 MOBILE STAGES W/ WINGS. CRITERION PRODUCTIONS.

    2125 W. Division St. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    North and South Elevations, tuck-point 235 Sq. Ft., repair/replace 80 Linear Ft. coping, repair/replace parapet wall 2000 Sq. Ft., Only?

    1260 N. Dearborn St. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
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27 hours ago

New Lombard library construction 'not likely' this year

The library in November successfully asked voters to approve a property tax increase so it could demolish the outdated Helen M. Plum Memorial Library and replace it with a larger and more modern structure at 110 W. Maple St.

    New Lombard library construction 'not likely' this year
    Lombard library officials say it's unlikely construction will start this year on a $22.3 million building because of an ongoing land dispute with the park district. And it remains unclear how long it will take the two taxing bodies to reach any sort of agreement.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

27 hours ago

Join Us for a Meetup on June 7 on the Robey Hotel’s Rooftop

1600 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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The Robey is located just north of the Blue Line O’Hare branch’s Damen stop, and it’s also served by the North, Damen, and Milwaukee CTA bus lines. There’s a Divvy station at Damen and Pierce, just south of the Blue Line.

    Join Us for a Meetup on June 7 on the Robey Hotel's Rooftop
    For next month's Streetsblog Chicago reader meetup, we're heading to Wicker Park for a hangout session at the Up & Up, the rooftop bar at the Robey Hotel in the Northwest Tower, aka the Coyote Tower. The near-panoramic views from this 13th floor venue are sure to delight anyone with an interest in urban planning.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

29 hours ago

Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup for 2017

2034 W. Division St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

738 N. Clark St.

845 N. State St.

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Media types, chefs, city officials and Taste organizers huddled at La Sardine (111 N Carpenter St.) in Chicago on an on-again, off-again gray rainy day thinking about sunnier days...

As Toia noted in the video, Ukai Japanese Restaurant (1059 W. Belmont) was there with their to-die-for Shrimp & Vegetable Dumplings that guests at the preview were able to sample and others can try at the taste. Here's a look:

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

300 W. 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

939 W. 18th St.

108 N. State St.

300 W. 31st St.

623 S. Wabash Ave.

225 S. Canal St.

4623 N. Broadway

2101 W. Chicago Ave.

3221 W. Armitage Ave.

4171 S. Archer Ave.

2120 S. Canal St.

805 S. State St.

134 S. Wabash Ave.

941 W. Randolph St.

2600 S. Wallace St.

252 W. 26th St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

1532 N. Wells St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

6232 N. Broadway

21 E. Adams

75 E. Lake St.

2518 W. 63rd St.

1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

5203 N. Clark St.

20 E. Jackson Blvd.

1140 W. Madison St.

700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier

4217 N. Ravenswood Ave.

1148 W. Monroe St.

    Taste of Chicago Restaurant Lineup for 2017
    67 food establishments, 17 new vendors, Celebrity Chef du Jour & the CH Distillery Cocktail Lounge & Wine and Beer Garden are on the menu for the 37th annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park on July 5 through July 9 Media types, chefs, city officials and Taste organizers huddled at La Sardine (111 N...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

31 hours ago

Listen: Northwestern Law podcast with J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman

375 East Chicago Avenue

    Podcast, About: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    J.B. Pritzker (JD '93) and Howard Tullman (JD '70) Success after law school doesn't always mean practicing law, and these two guests are renowned examples of how a legal education can offer an advantage in the business world.
    http://www.law.northwestern.edu

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