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9 Wicker Park Pup-Friendly Patios Where You Can Dine With Your Dog

Janik's Cafe, 2011 W. Division St. This family-run Wicker Park staple recently launched a new dinner service, offering fajitas and...

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Smoke Daddy BBQ, 1804 W. Division St. Doting dog owners can order their furry friend a smoked pig ear ($3) or share a smoked slice brisket sandwich without sauce ($9.95) at the 90-seat patio. Weather permitting, patio hours are 10 a.m. - midnight Mon.- Fri.; 9 a.m. to midnight weekends.

Mahoney's Pub & Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave. This Irish sports bar is so welcoming to dogs, it has hosted weekly "pup crawls" with their neighbors at Matchbox. Staffers offer water bowls and treats to pups, too. Patio hours are 5 to 11 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends.

Taus Authentic, 1846 W. Division St. Chef Michael Taus said a recent weekend was packed with people and pups, the latter...

Jack & Gingers, 2048 W. Armitage Ave. At this Bucktown bar, which has hosted fundraisers for PAWS, there is lots of space...

Lockdown Bar & Grill, 1024 N. Western Ave. If your pup can handle heavy metal music, pop over to the southwest corner of...

...If your pup can handle heavy metal music, pop over to the southwest corner of Western and Cortez. This prison-themed joint allows dogs on its side patio along Cortez Street and in...

Big Star, 1531 N. Damen Ave. Two summers ago, this taqueria and whiskey bar doubled the size of its patio near...

Cortland's Garage, 1658 W. Cortland St. Dogs on this 18-seat sidewalk patio around the corner from the Metra get plenty...

Fatso's Last Stand, 2258 W. Chicago Ave. This hot dog stand's patio is not enclosed, but it's doubtful any dog...

    9 Wicker Park Pup-Friendly Patios Where You Can Dine With Your Dog
    WICKER PARK - Thanks to 2012 reforms, the city nixed required dog-friendly licenses for restaurants, paving the way for more businesses to welcome pups on patios without paying extra fees. With so many options, though, how do dog owners decide where to take their four-legged companions?
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Man Accused Of Sexually Attacking Lincoln Park Runner Linked To 2014 Rape

On June 15, Reliford asked the woman to come over to his apartment in the 100 block of West Division Street, according to prosecutors. The woman agreed — but planned to tell Reliford she didn't want to see him anymore, Salas-Wail said.

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The pair chatted online before exchanging phone numbers and meeting in person at Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., on June 10, 2014, Salas-Wail said.

    Man Accused Of Sexually Attacking Lincoln Park Runner Linked To 2014 Rape
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - The man accused of sexually attacking a runner near the Lincoln Park zoo last year has been charged in a 2014 rape case. Authorities this month were able to match Timothy Reliford's DNA to a rape kit collected in June 2014, Assistant State's Attorney Marilyn Salas-Wail said during a bond hearing Friday.
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  • Permit issued for signs

    PROJECTING SIGN ON EAST ELEVATION FACING NORTH AND SOUTH WITH 27 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT, MOST NORTHERN SIGN.

    1640 N. Wells St. Issued May 27, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    PROJECTING SIGN ON EAST ELEVATION FACING NORTH AND SOUTH WITH 27 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT, MOST SOUTHERN.

    1640 N. Wells St. Issued May 27, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    AWNING ATTACHED TO SOUTHEAST ELEVATION WITH 40 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT

    1800 N. Clybourn Ave. Issued May 26, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO SELF CERTIFICATION PERMIT 100619500 TO ADD SELF CONTAINED REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT TO THE MERCANTILE BOOKSTORE WITH COFFEE, ICE CREAM AND WINE BAR. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION.

    2212 N. Clybourn Ave. Issued May 26, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    Foundation Systems Only for proposed new construction of a 7-story church with parking on levels 1 through 4 and accessory uses, includes deep foundations all as per plan. 822 N Clark.

    822 N. Clark St. Issued May 26, 2016 Comment
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May 18

Updated 24 hours ago

Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale, June 3-5, 2000 W. Division; visit do-divisionstreetfest.com

Wicker Park Fest, July 23-24, Milwaukee Ave. (between North and Paulina); visit wickerparkfest.com

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Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N. Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Underground Film Festival, June 1-5, Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee; visit cuff.org

Taste of Little Village — Flavors of Mexico, June 3-5, 26th and Sacramento; visit chicagoevents.com

America’s Cup, June 10-12, Navy Pier, 600 W. Grand; visit acws-chicago.americascup.com

Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, June 16-19, Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont; visit stage773.com

Taste of Randolph, June 17-19, 900 W. Randolph; visit tasterandolph.com

Chicago Pride Fest, June 18-19, 3200 N. Halsted; Chicago Pride Parade is June 26; visit northalsted.com

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 18-19, 4000 N. Milwaukee; visit chicagoevents.com

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party, June 25, UIC Pavilion Parking Lot, 1145 S. Morgan; visit worldslargestblockparty.com

Windy City Ribfest Uptown, July 1-3, 4700 N. Broadway; visit chicagoevents.com

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 1-4, Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph; visit cityofchicago.org

Fireworks at Navy Pier, July 2, 600 E. Grand; visit navypier.com

Chicago Irish American Heritage Festival, July 8-10, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox; visit irish-american.org

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 9-10, Belmont and Damen; visit chicagoevents.com

Ben Fest, July 15-17, St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park; visit parish.stbenedict.com/benfest-1

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk, July 23-24, 2200 N. Sheffield; visit sheffieldgardenwalk.com

Fiesta del Sol, July 28-31, 1000 W. Cermak; visit fiestadelsol.org

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 29-31, (Milwaukee and Higgins); visit chicagoevents.com

Black Harvest Film Festival, Aug. 5- Sept, 1, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State; visit siskelfilmcenter.org/festivals

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, Aug. 5-7, Chicago History Museum, Clark Street and La Salle; visit chicagohotdogfest.com

Wrigleyville Summerfest, Aug. 6-7, (one block North of Belmont, on Seminary at School St.); visit starevents.com

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Aug. 6-7, 5900 N. Broadway; visit tasteoflincolnchicago.com

Retro on Roscoe, Aug. 12-14, 2248 W. Belmont; visit starevents.com

Reggae Fest Chicago, Aug.13, Addams Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St.; headliners include Toots & the Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hepcat and more; visit reggaefestchicago.com

Northalsted Market Days, Aug. 13-14, 3600 N. Halsted; visit northalsted.com

Chicago Festa Italiana, Aug. 18-21, Taylor at Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Taste of Greektown, Aug. 27-28, 400 S. Halsted; visit tasteofgreektown.com

Bucktown Arts Fest, Aug. 27-28, 2200 N. Oakley; visit bucktownartsfest.com

Chicago Jazz Festival, Sept. 1-4, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington and Millennium Park; headliners include Orbert Davis, The Bad Plus, John Scofield and more; visit chicagojazzfestival.us

African Festival of the Arts, Sept. 2-5, Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove; visit aihusa.org

Festival de La Villita, Sept. 11-13, 26th and Kostner; visit cityofchicago.org

Riot Fest, Sept. 16-18, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento; visit riotfest.org

    Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals
    Summer in the city means it's time to get out there and have a whole lotta fun. So whether it's music or movies or food or arts and crafts that you crave - or all of the aforementioned and more - here's a look at some of what's on tap for the Chicago area in the coming months: MAY Long Grove Chocolate Fest, May 20-22, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove; visit visitlonggrove.com Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N.
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30 hours ago

Seven Session Cocktails Perfect for Patio Drinking Season

1001 N. Winchester Ave., Ukrainian Village, 773-698-8703

201 E. Delaware Pl., 18th Floor, Gold Coast, 312-933-4805

1401 N. Ashland Ave., Wicker Park, 773-687-9977

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1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851

839 W. Fulton Market, West Loop, 312-733-2222

259 E. Erie St., 18th Floor, Streeterville, 312-337-0101

2952 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square, 773-384-3333

    Seven Session Cocktails Perfect for Patio Drinking Season
    A warm weekend forecast calls for camping out at one of Chicago's patios or rooftops. And with a session cocktail in hand, you can stay all day. These seven low-proof beverages-all of which you can drink outdoors-go down deliciously easy, and let you avoid that nap-ready feeling even when you're three drinks in.
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31 hours ago

Comedies

...and dance wrapped into a story about skin color and social justice. $40–$60. Lookingglass, 821 N. Michigan. lookingglasstheatre.org This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

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...God’s pregnant nun. $16–$38. Hell in a Handbag Productions at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. handbagproductions.org

Through 6/18 John Guare’s trippy comedy follows a New York songwriter, his crazypants wife, and a Hollywood producer as they prepare for the pope’s 1965 visit to Gotham. High jinks ensue in a city gone bananas over the Catholic in chief. $17–$39. Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. raventheatre.com

...blending The Stepford Wives with Twin Peaks. $20–$35. About Face Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. aboutfacetheatre.com

    The Best Comedies to Go to in June
    Through 7/10 Blanche DuBois and Willy Loman walk into a bar. That's the wackadoodle premise of this Writers Theatre and Second City tandem, which sets the characters of Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Our Town at odds. $35-$70. Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor, Glencoe.
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31 hours ago

Dramas

...to hold on to one of Manhattan’s last rent-controlled apartments. $44–$86. Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

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...Hecht. Longtime Sherman collaborator Dennis Zacek directs. $30–$35. Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes, Evanston. grippostagecompany.com

Through 7/3 Before sitting down at this Christopher Chen play, audiences must walk through the art gallery of a Chinese dissident, then decide whether his depictions of unjust imprisonment are fictive. $10–$30. Sideshow Theatre at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

Through 7/31 The iconic image of a protester facing a Chinese military tank during the Tiananmen Square massacre is the setting for Lucy Kirkwood’s drama about the mysterious “tank man” and a U.S. journalist searching for him. $38–$51. TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington. timelinetheatre.com

...citizens against Hauptmann during the 1936 “trial of the century.” $10–$29. City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr. citylit.org

...bullying, prudery, and a soul dead set on getting even. $38–$48. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand. chicagoshakes.com

6/6–7/10 Migdalia Cruz’s 50-character political drama follows the life of Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón, one of four Puerto Rican nationalists who opened fire on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954. $10–$20. UrbanTheater Company at Batey Urbano, 2628 W. Division. urbantheaterchicago.org

...student about the contents of his locker. $14–$24. Interrobang Theatre Project at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. interrobangtheatre.org

Through 6/19 Rebecca Gilman’s much-anticipated new drama tracks the fallout in a small Wisconsin town after its biggest employer is bought by a massive Chicago corporation. Tony winner Robert Falls directs. $10–$40. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org

...sends him down a dark path. $12–$26. Irish Theatre of Chicago at Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee. irishtheatreofchicago.org

...losing an integral part of themselves. $20. First Floor Theater at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee. firstfloortheater.com This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Dramas to Go to in June
    6/10-7/17 Playwright James Sherman ( Beau Jest, Jest a Second!) stars in his own one-man show about the famed newspaper reporter, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht. Longtime Sherman collaborator Dennis Zacek directs. $30-$35. Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes, Evanston.
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31 hours ago

Classical, New Music, Opera

...and in this case, how to navigate the gallery housing the performance. Free. Graham Foundation, 4 W. Burton. lampo.org

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6/8 at 12:15 The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series hosts a lunchtime concert by Seraph Brass, an all-female brass quintet. Free. 78 E. Washington. choosechicago.com

Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. cso.org

Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph. grantparkmusicfestival.com

...Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, never out of style, caps the night. $15–$20. Nettelhorst Auditorium, 3252 N. Broadway. lakevieworchestra.org

...including violin soloist Augustin Hadelich playing Russian music at St. James Cathedral at 5:45 (65 E. Huron) for Rush Hour Concerts. Free. Various locations. makemusicchicago.org

...telegraphs. It lasts a love-it-or-hate-it 63 minutes. $15–$26. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. cso.org/musicnow

    The Best Classical, New Music, and Opera in June
    6/1, 3-4 at 7:30 The locally beloved violinist Rachel Barton Pine limns lilting concertos by the baroque virtuosos Pietro Locatelli and Jean-Marie Leclair. $17-$39. Various locations. baroqueband.org 6/8 at 12:15 The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series hosts a lunchtime concert by Seraph Brass, an all-female brass quintet. Free. 78 E.
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31 hours ago

Galleries

6/24–7/24 French photographer and sculptor Julie Escoffier turns her attention to the invention of photography and the concurrent birth of paleontology,. The creative investigation results in an enigmatic puzzle of images and objects. 901 N. Damen. efrainlopezgallery.com

...beautiful pieces reference the artist’s experience growing up in postwar Poland under Soviet control. 875 N. Michigan. richardgraygallery.com

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...evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman’s characters and narrative shapes. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/adgallery

Through 6/25 Barron Storey has drawn cover art for Time and National Geographic, but his gallery work is made in the tradition of graphic novels—think abstract narratives and broad brushstrokes—as if paint could take on the powers of a radioactive villain. 8 S. Michigan. bertgreenfineart.com

...and icebergs as well as moody mists reminiscent of British romanticist J.M.W. Turner. 835 W. Washington. secristgallery.com

...station). Dramatically lit as if on theater sets, common folks transform into kings and queens. 300 W. Superior. edelmangallery.com

Through 6/13 Life Reflected. Hyperrealist Jeanette Pasin Sloan masters the art of painting reflective surfaces, such as silver goblets and chrome barware—a near-impossible technical feat. 5415 W. Higgins. edpaschkeartcenter.org

...by the façades of Chicago, Otto’s structures delight in geometric order and imagination. 2381 N. Milwaukee. galerief.com

...sculptural forms. Rarely on view, her whimsical works are united for a memorial survey exhibit. 215 W. Superior. jeanalbano-artgallery.com

6/25–8/13 Joseph Noderer. For his sixth solo exhibit at the gallery, Noderer keeps his eye and paintbrush on the back country of his Texas home, affording luscious strokes of weed-green and brilliantly scrawled beards. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

Through 6/25 Mudroom. Austen Brown continues research into North Dakota’s Bakken Formation and its 40,000 miners. Brown displays video, audio, and sculptural artifacts to reveal the values at stake in domestic oil extraction. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

6/4–7/16 Garden Show. This exhibit questions the nature of urban parks. Do they really provide a public benefit, or are they stained by dirty histories of land use and pollution? 2216 W. Chicago. regardsgallery.com

...of dog bones, mimicking the architectural decorations of an Armenian artisan and his Turkish apprentice. 118 N. Peoria. rhoffmangallery.com

...they recast the neighborhood gallery as a social event space where art objects spur dialogue. 1224 W. Loyola. romansusan.org

Through 6/18 Hand of Mouth. This exhibit pairs Chicago painters Ron Ewert and Erin Washington for their shared approach to image-making and presents disparate cultural emblems, such as bodybuilders and ouroboros, as future ruins. 1034 N. Milwaukee. rootsandculturecac.org

...caressing delicate linework out of black plaster and using textures intended to tickle the mind. 2021 S. Wabash. shanecampbellgallery.com

...the first black art museum in the U.S., and its founders graduated from SAIC). 3831 S. Michigan. sscartcenter.org

...redevelopment makes collages in which he cuts up and remixes buildings to create urban sculptures. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Art Galleries in June
    6/24-7/23 As Our Story Opens. Judith Brotman stitched a drawing on every single page of Homer's ancient epic poem The Odyssey, her threads pulling out monsters and morphological abstractions from the text. Here, the evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman's characters and narrative shapes. 619 S.
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31 hours ago

Museums

1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

    The Best Culture, History, and Science Museums in June
    Through 2017 What Is a Planet? Pity Pluto, the underdog planetoid stripped of full planet status in 2006. In this temporary exhibit, Adler feeds the debate while asking what it really means to be a planet. $8-$12. 1300 S. Lake Shore. adlerplanetarium.org Through 2016 Chicago Authored.
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32 hours ago

The weekend fantasy fix

Where: Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St, Chicago)

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Where: Westeros…I mean…Minibar (3341 N Halsted, Chicago)

Where: Prop Thtr (3502-04 N Elston)

    The Weekend Fantasy Fix
    I could never allow my fellow fantasy lovers go without extraordinary weekend plans. Check out The Weekend Fantasy Fix every Thursday evening to get an insider look at Fabulous Fantasy Functions and Where to Find Them! __________________________________________________________________________ OLD HOBBITS DIE HARD by New Millennium Theatre Company This J.R.R Tolkien and Bruce Willis mashup is certain to...
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