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Sunday picks: International troupes play puppet festival

Alter Bridge "The Last Hero Tour," Nonpoint, Weapons of Anew: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Riviera Theatre, 4750 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $30-$34. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

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...of creatures that can be made with plastic bags. Performances begin Thursday at Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. $17; $12 youth ages 14 and under. (312) 554-9800 or chicagopuppetfest.org. 3...

Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, Masked Intruder, Arkells, Will Varley: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $28.50-$31. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Kings of Leon: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $29.50-$65.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

    Sunday picks: International troupes play puppet festival
    The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival continues with the return of Montreal-based Théâtre Puzzle and its show "Plastique," which shows all kinds of creatures that can be made with plastic bags. Performances begin Thursday at Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. $17; $12 youth ages 14 and under.
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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 20, 2017

The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter. The closest Warming Center to the 48th Ward is located at 845 W. Wilson Ave.

Enrolling Now!!  Please contact South-East Asia Center, 1134 W. Ainslie Street, 773-989-7433

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month. 

Crew Bar + Grill, 4804 N. Broadway, will be hosting their 12th Annual Chili Contest Saturday, January 28 from Noon-2:30pm. Sample delicious chili entries and vote for your favorites!  Got a great chili recipe? If you want to compete, email crew@rootcollective.com. Proceeds benefit Care for Real.

Get professional Valentine-themed photos taken with your pet pooch, all to benefit Care for Real! We’ll have a Cupid’s Helper and lots of great raffle prizes, too.  Where and When: The North End, 3733 N Halsted, Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More to come!

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...join me on Tuesday, January 24 for Community Giving 5% Day at Whole Foods Edgewater (6009 N. Broadway). The store will donate 5% of all proceeds from the day to Swift Elementary School...

Earlier this week I helped welcome a new Athletico location to the neighborhood. Please stop by and greet the team at 1325 W. Devon Ave. Athletico provides physical therapy services, including free injury screenings. Welcome to the 48th Ward!

The 48th Ward and Uptown United are looking for volunteer parade marshals for the Lunar New Year Parade, taking place Saturday, Feb. 4, 12pm at Argyle and Broadway. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please email PC Gooden-Smiley at pc@48thward.org.

The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter. The closest Warming Center to the 48th Ward is located at 845 W. Wilson Ave.

Beat 2433 meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Click here to download a schedule.

George B. Swift Specialty School, 5900 N. Winthrop

...Primary School Campus (grades preschool-4) will be open 10am-12pm, and is located at 6216 N. Glenwood Ave. The new Middle School Campus (grades 5-8) will be open 11am-1pm, and is...

...Middle School Campus (grades 5-8) will be open 11am-1pm, and is located at 7318 N. Oakley Ave. Everyone is welcome! Guests are invited to come celebrate Catholic education, meet administration and teachers...

...s Open House this Saturday, January 21 from 10 am to noon at the school, 1500 W. Elmdale Ave. This a relaxed opportunity to visit the preschool with your child, play together in the...

There will be a general meeting for the Edgewater Senior Village on January 25 at 1pm. The meeting will take place in the lunch room of the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center, 5917 N. Broadway. Click here to learn more about the project.

Both seminars will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, in Courtroom 2005, on the 20th Floor.

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    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - January 20, 2017
    Today, President Barack Obama will leave the White House as our country's 44th president. Over the last eight years his leadership, statesmanship, determination, integrity, and advocacy for all Americans has had an undeniably positive impact on our great country.
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Rep. Quigley Uses Inauguration Day To Serve 'Need Right Here' In Lakeview

A group of politicians skipped the inauguration — including U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). Quigley decided to instead spend his Friday morning at Lakeview Pantry, 3945 N. Sheridan Road as a volunteer.

    Rep. Quigley Uses Inauguration Day To Serve 'Need Right Here' In Lakeview
    LAKEVIEW - As Donald Trump was sworn in as president Friday, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was sorting cherry tomatoes. A group of politicians skipped the inauguration - including U.S. Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.). Quigley decided to instead spend his Friday morning at Lakeview Pantry, 3945 N.
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Weekend picks: Country duo Thompson Square plays NCC

Alter Bridge "The Last Hero Tour," Nonpoint, Weapons of Anew: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Riviera Theatre, 4750 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $30-$34. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

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...of creatures that can be made with plastic bags. Performances begin Thursday at Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. $17; $12 youth ages 14 and under. (312) 554-9800 or chicagopuppetfest.org. 3...

El Famous, Capital Vices, Davlin, Luca, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $5. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

An Evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19.50-$109.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com.

The Cleveland Orchestra: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $27. cso.org.

Cobalt & the Hired Guns, Jeff Brown & the New Black, Heidi Serwer, Liz & the Lovelies: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

Chachuba, Electric Love Machine: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5; free before midnight. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, Masked Intruder, Arkells, Will Varley: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $28.50-$31. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

Kings of Leon: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $29.50-$65.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

    Weekend picks: Country duo Thompson Square plays NCC
    Country fans keen on "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," "If I Didn't Have You" and more won't want to miss Thompson Square in concert on Saturday at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $50-$70. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
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Artists Against Hate, B-Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 1/20: Artists Against Hate hosts a fund-raiser at Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway) for the American Civil Liberties Union that's intended for those who seek an alternative...

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Fri 1/20: Hail to the Queef at Call Bar (1547 W. Bryn Mawr) is an inauguration-themed burlesque and drag performance. 9:30 PM

Sat 1/21: Bughouse Theater (1910 W. Irving Park) hosts Simmer Brown, the South Asian stand-up collective, in their Prelude to an Impeachment, a BYOB "post-inauguration pick-me-up" featuring Gwen La Roka, Jillian Ebanks, and Adam Gilbert. 7:30 PM

1/21-1/22: The State Ballet Theater of Russia visits Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph) to perform Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Sat 7:30, Sun 3 PM

Sun 1/22: Dust off your coconuts and trot towards the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) for John Cleese and the Holy Grail. A screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail followed by a live conversation with John Cleese. 3 PM

Sun 1/22: The recently profiled Read/Write Library (914 N. California) hosts its first edition of Hungry for Stories, the series inspired by Studs Terkel which discusses books from Chicago publishers. This month, they discuss Zoe Zolbrod's memoir, The Telling. 2 PM 

    Artists Against Hate, B-Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this weekend-for you and your newly-crafted pussy hat. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 1/20: Artists Against Hate hosts a fund-raiser at Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway) for the American Civil Liberties Union that's intended for those who seek an alternative to protesting.
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Owen+Alchemy Bows Out Of Lawrence House

The juice bar and plant-based food cafe was announced as the winner of the #FLATSproject, a contest geared at growing small businesses and giving it a retail space in a FLATS properties, at the grand opening for the renovated Cedar Street property at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave. last June.

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Owner Anne Owen announced via Facebook, her team would be closing its location at 2355 N. Milwaukee Ave. indefinitely "in order to focus on wholesale R&D and the evolution of healthy, sustainable + conscious beverages."

    Owen+Alchemy Bows Out Of Lawrence House
    UPTOWN - Along with the closure of its flagship location in Logan Square, Owen+Alchemy announced it would not be opening in the Lawrence House in Uptown. The juice bar and plant-based food cafe was announced as the winner of the #FLATSproject, a contest geared at growing small businesses and giving it a retail space in a FLATS properties, at the grand opening for the renovated Cedar Street property at 1020 W.
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  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    Really...tell us more about it.

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    I have videos of their art shows if you would like to see, I saw in person.
    The turnout is less than pitiful, perhaps that is why the next Flats show is in Pilsen but who knows?

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20 ways to celebrate inauguration weekend in Chicago, whether you're pro-Trump or protesting

Artists Against Hate will showcase Chicago circus performers, musicians, dancers, magicians and visual artists on Friday at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $19.

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Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave. will show inauguration coverage.

LYFE Kitchen, 419 N. Clark, will extend their happy hour on Inauguration Day for "Live the Social LYFE" with 12 oz beers ($4), all flatbreads including the Margherita, BBQ Chicken and Roasted Mushroom & Goat Cheese ($5) and $6 wine pours.

Commonwealth, 2000 W. Roscoe St., will open at 11am to broadcast the inauguration and will offer half-price appetizers from 3 to 6 p.m. Plus: $6 Moscow Mules.

Rogers Park Social, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., will open early at 11 a.m. Friday for people looking to get an early drink in an inauguration-free zone. It will not televise any coverage. "We're totally avoiding all things political this weekend," says owner Erik Archambeault.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., opens at 11 a.m. Friday and will not be showing the inauguration.

Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday and will offer $9 White Russians with a thin orange skin as part of its "Make America Drink Again" campaign. No inauguration TV here, either.

Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., has declared itself a "Trump-free zone" Friday and will donate 10 percent of Inauguration Day proceeds to Planned Parenthood. "Those who've had their fill of political rancor can come in and avoid it," says Michael Roper, co-owner.

DuPage Duplorables is hosting the Chicagoland Inauguration Deplorrr-A-Ball at Diplomat West Banquets, 681 W. North Ave. in Elmhurst Friday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet...

...Washington D.C. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a rally at Columbus and Jackson Drive followed by the march step-off at 11:30 a.m. The route will proceed...

Comedy collective Simmer Brown kicks off "The Countdown to Impeachment" on Saturday with a stand-up comedy show at 7:30 p.m. at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets start at $10.

The Second City continues its run of "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno," a comedy show at E.t.c.'s 41st revue, 1608 N. Wells St. Shows run on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.

The Yoga Shop, 3880 N. Milwaukee Ave., is holding a Chill Fest on Saturday from 3 to 8:30 p.m., offering a series of yoga, massage and meditation workshops. Classes can be purchased a la carte or as a package for $75.

Ahimsa Yoga in Oak Park, 441 South Blvd., is offering a three-hour Yoga RX for anxiety and depression class for $50 Saturday...

Sidetrack the Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., will host a "Love is Love" party Friday, with happy-hour showtunes and cocktails from 5 to 9 p.m. followed by a dance party featuring drag performances from DiDa Ritz & the Vixen. Doors open at 3 p.m. No cover.

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., will host "Just in Time for Love Part 2," a variety show, on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Performances include Kopano, Syd Shaw, Omar Apollo and DJ Bonita AppleBlunt. Tickets are $7.

Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a "Don't Think Sour, Drink Sour" beer tapping event with food specials...

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12 'safe spaces' where you can avoid Trump inauguration talk

Artists Against Hate will showcase Chicago circus performers, musicians, dancers, magicians and visual artists on Friday at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $19.

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Rogers Park Social, 6930 N. Glenwood Ave., will open early at 11 a.m. Friday for people looking to get an early drink in an inauguration-free zone. They will not televise any coverage. "We're totally avoiding all things political this weekend," says Erik Archambeault, the owner.

Simon's Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., opens at 11 a.m. Friday and will not be showing the inauguration.

Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday and will offer $9 White Russians with a thin orange skin as part of its "Make America Drink Again" campaign. No inauguration TV here, either.

Links Taproom, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting a "Don't Think Sour, Drink Sour," beer tapping event with food specials...

Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., has declared itself a "Trump-free zone" Friday and will donate 10 percent of Inauguration Day proceeds to Planned Parenthood. "Those who've had their fill of political rancor can come in and avoid it," says Michael Roper, co-owner.

The comedy collective Simmer Brown kicks off "The Countdown to Impeachment" on Saturday with a stand-up comedy show at 7:30 p.m. at Bughouse Theater, 1910 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets start at $10.

The Second City continues its run of "Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno," a comedy show at e.t.c.'s 41st revue, 1608 N. Wells St. Shows run on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.

The Yoga Shop, 3880 N. Milwaukee Ave., is holding a Chill Fest on Saturday from 3-8:30 p.m., offering a series of yoga, massage and meditation workshops. Classes can be purchased a la carte or as a package for $75.

Sidetrack The Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., will host a "Love is Love" party Friday, with happy hour show tunes and cocktails from 5-9 p.m. followed by a dance party featuring drag Performances from DiDa Ritz & The Vixen. Doors open at 3 p.m. No cover.

Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., will host "Just in Time for Love Part 2," a variety show, on Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. Performances include Kopano, Syd Shaw, Omar Apollo and DJ Bonita AppleBlunt. Tickets are $7.

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  • hopleaf is a "trump free zone"

    good.......I'll remember that.

  • CJC Homeowner since 2000

    Love the whole "Artists Against Hate" thing. Are these the same artists who berated Pence in front of his wife and children during the Hamilton show in November? Anyway, this is a good list of businesses who I will avoid the next 4 years.

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With Futatsuki, Chicago’s far north side has great ramen again

Futatsuki Ramen, 4621 N. Broadway, 773-561-9999, futatsukiramenchicago.com

    With Futatsuki, Chicago's far north side has great ramen again
    click to enlarge It seems churlish to complain about the lack of ramen on the far north side when we've got so much pho and also a fair amount of matzo ball soup, but I can't help feeling a twinge of envy when I read about all the exciting new ramen joints opening in Logan Square and Wicker Park.
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Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more

...Chicago creatives, from circus performers to visual artists. Fri 1/20, 8 PM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, $19-$39...

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...organization's week of action. Fri 1/20, 1 PM-5 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn, 312-922-1426, free...

...together. Fri 1/20, 2:30-4:30 PM, University of Illinois at Chicago Quad, 1200 W. Harrison...

Resist Trump As part of the mass protests planned for inauguration day, the Chicago chapter of the Movement for the 99% and the Chicago Socialist Alternative will lead demonstrators in a show of resistance against the new president. Fri 1/20, 3-5 PM, Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington.

...to empower similar rhetoric." Fri 1/20, 5 PM-midnight, Trump International Hotel and Towers, 401 N. Wabash...

Women's March on Chicago A day after the inauguration, the Women’s March will start with music and a rally at Petrillo Bandshell, followed by a march around the Loop. Sat 1/21, 9 AM, 10 AM rally starts, Petrillo Music Shell, 235 S. Columbus, womens121marchonchicago.org, donations accepted.

...the organizations that visitors can donate to. Wed 1/18, 7-9 PM, Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, free...

Beyond Trump The benefit for the LGBTQ-focused Howard Brown Health Clinic includes music and food. Fri 1/20, 5 PM-midnight, Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee, 773-437-6966, $7-$15.

Shake It Up for Justice Latino Union of Chicago and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos are holding a joint fund-raiser to raise workplace standards for immigrant workers in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Mon 1/23, 5:30-8:30 PM, Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago, 2607 W. 17th, 312-491-9044, $10.

Trump Goes to Washington This bipartisan inauguration viewing party offers a lunch special and plenty of televisions carrying the inauguration ceremony. Fri 1/20, 11 AM-3 PM, Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse, 324 S. Racine, 312-374-8915, $8.

...come craft and eat pizza. Mon 1/16, 3-8 PM, Busy Beaver Button Co., 3407 W. Armitage, 773-645-3359, free...

Feminist Happy Hour It's going to be hard to say good-bye to Obama for some. To commemorate the good times, feminist comedians celebrate their favorite moments of the last eight years. Mon 1/16, 7 PM, Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 773-227-3530, $10 suggested donation.

...but fabric donations are accepted. Wed 1/18, noon-8PM, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted, 312 413-5353, free...

...s March on Chicago. Thu 1/19, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey, greenexchange.com, $35...

...the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You. Fri 1/20, 7 PM, Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 773-293-2665, free...

...of how the election affected them. Fri 1/20, 7:30-9 PM, Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph, 312-207-1710, $10 suggested donation...

...inauguration weekend. There will also be a silent auction. Fri 1/20, 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, $20...

Drinks, Discourse, and Politics Chicago Progress's second monthly meet-up event and first postinauguration gathering is an informal, open space for participants to drink and discuss politics. Thu 1/26, 7:30-9:30 PM, Jerry's, 4739 N. Lincoln, chicagoprogress.com, free.

    Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more
    click to enlarge As inauguration day draws closer, Chicago is playing host to scores of happenings for almost every interest and political belief, from rallies and watch parties to button-making gatherings and art shows.
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  • Trump is tough? Give me a break! He's been insulated by his wealth for hi whole life! Or do you really think it was heel spurs that kept him from going to 'Nam? Which leg was it again, I don't recall. If you believe that, you've got bigger problems than worrying about tiny segments of the population agitating for their 14th amendment rights.

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    Alan Snipes -- I'm of the same generation as you and demonstrated against the Viet Nam war. While I agree that it wasn't student demonstrations that stopped the war, the concern of the party in power that the US was becoming ungovernable played some role. An interesting Slate article on...

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    Alan Snipes -- I'm of the same generation as you and demonstrated against the Viet Nam war. While I agree that it wasn't student demonstrations that stopped the war, the concern of the party in power that the US was becoming ungovernable played some role. An interesting Slate article on the topc from 2007.http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2007/01/how_vietnam_really_ended.html

    That being said, I would never tell a young person now to just give up and get new reps elected in 2018, essentially saying to go lick your wounds. The women's suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, among others, all attest to the importance of individuals being involved in politics, locally and/or nationally. There are too many of our rights as well as critical programs at risk to be silent. Shortly after November 8, three of our local state reps hosted a panel discussion to an overflow crowd of aobout 350 in an auditorium designed for 200, with speakers from the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and immigration and LGBTQ rights groups. The take away from the state reps is anytime you have an issue, call your representatives to ask them to vote your way. Petitions and email are mostly useless and snail mail is often not timely, but the staff have to talk to you when you call. In Chicago, many of us have state and national congresspeople that are sympathetic to our views, but there are ways to contact others who aren't 'on our side'. .Note also that some former congressional staffers have produced a guide to making an impact, and ironically, used the tea party's development as an example of effective organizing. See that here: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

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Your game plan for Chicago Restaurant Week 2017

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant | 4801 N. Broadway 773-334-8787

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Boka Restaurant | 1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070

Le Colonial | 937 N. Rush St. 312-255-0088

Topolobampo | 445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434

Eden | 1748 W. Lake St. 312-366-2294

El Che Bar | 845 W. Washington Blvd. 312-265-1130

Naoki Sushi | 2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-868-0002

Blackbird | 619 W. Randolph St. 312-715-0708

Cherry Circle Room | 12 S. Michigan Ave. 312-792-3515

Nico Osteria | 1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100

The Duck Inn | 2701 S. Eleanor St. 312-724-8811

GT Fish & Oyster | 531 N. Wells St. 312-929-3501

The Kitchen Bistro | 316 N. Clark St. 312-836-1300

Presidio | 1749 N. Damen Ave. 773-697-3315

Bistro Campagne | 4518 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-271-6100

Osteria Langhe | 2824 W. Armitage Ave. 773-661-1582

The Allis | 113-125 N. Green St. 312-521-8000

    Your game plan for Chicago Restaurant Week 2017
    Generally speaking, there are two different ways people approach Chicago Restaurant Week. Some folks already have four very strategic reservations locked down, and others-most of you-love the idea of discounted dining but won't actually get around to making a reservation.
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