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1 hour ago

Always rent in the best location

Experienced renters know that sizzle doesn’t satisfy, but steak does, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at 55 West Chestnut.

6 hours ago

LGBQ programs at CIMMfest 2015

7:00pm @ The Society for Arts, 1112 N Milwaukee Ave

6 hours ago

Special Pup Looking For Special Home - Meet Him Saturday In Bucktown

...s in Bucktown this Saturday, April 4th, from 12pm-3pm. Kriser's is located at 1658 N. Milwaukee Avenue...

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...Wellness (and Josh's foster mom) takes him to Integrative Pet Care in Logan Square ( 2520 W. Armitage Avenue) several times a week where he's receiving ongoing treatment and physical therapy for dogs...

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8 hours ago

Second City's Cat Improv Class Attracts Gullible Chicagoans

Each year, hundreds flock to Second City's training center, 1616 N. Wells St., in the hopes of rising to the ranks many of the theater's now famous alumni, including Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. 

8 hours ago

The 13 Best Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again In Chicago

Happy Village is located at 1059 N. Wolcott Ave.

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Whirlyball is located at 1825 W. Webster Ave.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr.

Old Town School of Folk Music has two locations: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Old Town School of Folk Music has two locations: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Toy de Jour is located at 2064 N. Western Ave.

Logan Arcade is located at 2410 W. Fullerton Ave.

The Adler Planetarium is located at 1300 S Lake Shore Drive.

The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S Lake Shore Dr.

The Chopping Block is located at 4747 N Lincoln Ave and Suite 107 at the Merchandise Mart.

Emporium Arcade is located at 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.

Mar 22

Updated 8 hours ago

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago

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Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward – Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    John Napier: You may have personal reasons to feel that the Washington administration made life more miserable, but I challenge you on your unsupported statements about Chicago crime. I took time to check your assertion. Washington was mayor from April 1983 to November 1987.
    Consider this: "In 1983, [under the...

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    John Napier: You may have personal reasons to feel that the Washington administration made life more miserable, but I challenge you on your unsupported statements about Chicago crime. I took time to check your assertion. Washington was mayor from April 1983 to November 1987.
    Consider this: "In 1983, [under the Washington administration] the Chicago Police Department changed its procedures for keeping crime statistics after an internal audit showed that the department was under-reporting crime by as much as 40 percent in some cases...The number of reported crimes nationwide rose 4 percent last year [1985], but the increase in Chicago was less than 1 percent, law enforcement officials said Thursday...The upsurge in the national [crime] figure ended three consecutive years of declines...according to the Uniform Crime Report for 1985, issued by the FBI in Washington." [Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1986]

    In 1983-1987 the number of homicides in Chicago ranged from 666 to 744; in four of the five previous years the number was above 800; in the five following years, 1988-1992, the homicide rate rose precipitously from 660 to 943. Crimes on the rise in Chicago from 1982 were robberies (peaking in 1991) and motor vehicle thefts (peaking in 1986). (all figures from CPD annual reports).

    Another perspective from the DOJ Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, violent crime NATIONALLY rose in all categories from 1983-1986. Uniform reporting data used by DOJ for this report was not available before 1985 and the CPD does not report an aggregate "violent crime" number. However, it is clear from DOJ stats available that that the number of murders in Chicago peaked in 1992, robberies in 1991, and aggravated assault in 1991. They did NOT peak under Harold Washington.

    So, John, I'm not doing any homework related to your other assumptions about budget cuts and service cuts until you can show me that you're doing something other than just speaking from hearsay.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    You mad, bro?

10 hours ago

What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

...as Dave Beran, Stephanie Izard, and Paul Kahan. Also, for the fourth straight year, Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 312-867-0110) has been named the world’s best restaurant by Elite...

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The newest place to eat/drink in Logan Square is Sink/Swim (3213 W. Armitage Ave., 773-666-5085), a seafood-focused joint from crew at neighboring Scofflaw. In the kitchen is newly minted Chicagoan Matt Danko, who earned praise working in buzzy Cleveland spot Trentina with chef Jonathon Sawyer.

Maybe to balance out the preponderance of doughnut shops in the surrounding area, Lyfe Kitchen (259 E. Erie St., Streeterville, 312-933-1035) is now proffering its calorie-conscious eats at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

And another one in the Loop makes four for GRK Greek Kitchen (400 S. Wells St., 312-461-6626), which opens today with the mini-chain’s standard menu of Mediterranean fast-casual options. In a few weeks, they’ll add a bar with small snacks on the second floor.

There’s some movement underway at the nationally acclaimed progressive Asian spot Embeya (564 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-612-5640). Chef Thai Dang is out, and the restaurant will remain...

...Is Saying About Us Now: Food & Wine declared Jake Bickelhaupt, chef/partner at 42 Grams (4662 N. Broadway, Uptown), a Best New Chef. He joins the ranks of such former Chicago winners as...

38 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Police: Thieves blocking road to rob motorists

For the fourth consecutive year, Elite Traveler magazine has rated Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) as the very best in the world.

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The robberies took place at 6 p.m. March 26 and at 6:15 p.m. March 29, police said, on 51st Street between the Dan Ryan Expressway and a construction project in the 400 block of West 51st.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    This is a very stale routine.

  • Steve Jovan parking hunter

    Yet again no logic offered up! Surprise!
    Again what is the logic of singling out age and gender while leaving out race?

13 hours ago

Apartment Boom Town: A Look Inside The Just-Finished 858 Franklin Apartments

...rent. Sleek is the operative word for this six-story, glass-and-steel structure at Franklin and Chestnut; the minimalist white interiors are begging for a Rams' 606 shelving unit. Apartments boast floor...

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Staying faithful to earlier renderings, the newly opened boutique apartment building at 858 Franklin now offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units for rent. Sleek is the operative word...

...Franklin also places residents within walking distance of River North and the riverfront offices at 600 West Chicago...

13 hours ago

Prime Passover Plates in Chicago

840 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago

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500 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago

1141 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago

60 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago

Beatrix 519 N. Clark Street, Chicago (312) 284-1377Website

15 hours ago

THEATER REVIEW Balm in Gilead

...Wilson ( 1937-2011 ) lived in Chicago for five years, taking writing classes and living near Clark and Division streets, then a hangout for sex workers, junkies and gays. In 1962 he bought a...

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1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

15 hours ago

Early Voting Ends April 4th

115 W. Chicago Avenue

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69 W. Washington Street, Lower Level Conference Room

360 N. State Street

Community Meeting for Proposed Development-West Hubbard and North Wells St. – March 31st

Mar 22

Updated 16 hours ago

Early voting for runoff elections begins Monday

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

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1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward - Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W...

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest...

...Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg...

...3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library...

...38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest...

...39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360...

...5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150...

...Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont...

...Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee...

...360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson...

...1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th...

...644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th...

...Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th...

...College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

17 hours ago

Dining news: Passover, Easter options

...For Easter, Table fifty-two, 52 W. Elm St., will offer special pan-seared lamb chops to be enjoyed alongside Sunday supper favorites like...

...Modern French bistro Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash St., will offer a seasonally focused three-course Easter brunch menu on Sunday, April 5, from...

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...Maxwell's at the Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St., is offering a special Passover Dinner, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., on...

...Magnolia Bakery, 108 N. State St., now has various Passover/Easter/springtime offerings. The April Cupcake of the Month is the...

...Easter brunch at the Florentine, 151 W. Adams St., is $55 for adults, $20 for children under 12; also, for the adults, access to...

...Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., will have an Easter entree featuring items such as crawfish etouffee with Carolina gold rice...

—Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Ave., is offering each table with a complimentary sampling of its savory in-house cured ham on Easter Sunday. Visit http://www.communitytavern.com/.

...A10 Hyde Park Eatery & Bar, 1462 E. 53rd St., will be serving Easter brunch on Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m.-2 p...

—Tortoise Club, 350 N. State St., will host an Easter buffet on Sunday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Items include a Belgian waffle station, eggs Benedict florentine, a raw seafood bar and desserts, among others offerings. The cost is $22 ( children 5-12 )-$59 ( adults ). Visit www.TortoiseClub.com .

...Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, located within The Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe St., will offer two dining options Easter Sunday, April 5—a special brunch buffet at 11...

...On Easter Sunday, MAX's Wine Dive, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., invites dinners of all ages to enjoy brunch and an Easter egg hunt. MAX's...

...Ruxbin, 851 N. Ashland Ave., will host an intimate Easter dinner that will debut a new dish from the upcoming...

...Parts and Labor, 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave., has partnered with West Town Bakery to add its German chocolate cake to the dessert...

...To celebrate this weekend's NCAA Final Four, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, 505 N. Michigan Ave., has special sandwiches for each team. There are the Kentucky Hot Brown ( for Kentucky ), the...

...Labriola Ristorante & Cafe, 535 N. Michigan Ave., has launched a daily breakfast service. Guests can enjoy items such as filet medallions and...

...Atwood Cafe, 1 W. Washington St., has opened its downtown Chicago restaurant after a three-month renovation, unveiling a remodeled dining...

...chef Mindy Segal on Wed., April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St. The James Beard Foundation Award winner will discuss her upcoming first cookbook, Cookie Love, with...

...Green City Market, 1817 N. Clark St., will host top chefs from around the country when it opens its 17th season Saturday...

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