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Think Your Chili Is Hot Stuff? Enter Little Fort's Super Bowl Cook-off

Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a chili cook-off during its Super Bowl party, kicking off at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 with no coverage charge.

    Think Your Chili Is Hot Stuff? Enter Little Fort's Super Bowl Cook-off
    NORTH CENTER - The Bears have been out of contention for the Lombardi Trophy since September, but that doesn't mean there are zero competitive stakes attached to Super Bowl Sunday for Chicagoans. Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a chili cook-off during its Super Bowl party, kicking off at 4 p.m.
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Artists Against Hate, B-Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

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

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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...

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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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Kitsune, Iliana Regan’s Japanese-Inspired Restaurant, Opens Tonight in North Center

Kitsune, 4229 N. Lincoln Ave, hours (starting Jan. 31): 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday; dinner service 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and snack/ramen service 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner on Sunday.

    Kitsune, Iliana Regan's Japanese-Inspired Restaurant, Opens Tonight in North Center
    Japanese flavors with Midwest ingredients
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Lost Key on Winnemac between Clark and Glenwood

Hello! Any chance anyone has come across a single car key with a Mazda logo on the south side of Winnemac between Clark and Glenwood, probably around 1449? It was dropped around midnight last night and wasn't noticed as missing until now. I've scoured the area and can't find it. Thanks!

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Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is

3921 N. Ravenswood Ave.

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2900 W. Shakespeare Ave.:Many of the units in the 109-year-old former Lutheran church feature exposed original brick. Photo: Chuck Gullet

1239 N. Wood St.

924 N. Clark St.

    Home Is Where the Former Church (or Firehouse) Is
    Published today at 12:16 p.m. Developers have never shied away from turning the remnants of Chicago's past into residences-see the omnipresent warehouse-turned-loft projects across the city. Conversion treatments are now being found where they are less expected: A former Jewish orphanage in Wicker Park is now a single-family home.
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  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    even though i'd know it was a house and no longer a consecrated church ... i can't help but think that i'd forever be genuflecting upon entering and looking for the holy water font ...

    ... with sr. lucia lurking somewhere, waiting to whack me in the head with a missal for goofing off in church!

  • Makeithappen myth buster

    For those of us who don't believe in the occult or have imaginary spirit issues, churches are just buildings, many with unique architecture. Although their original purpose has faded, many of the buildings are quite ornate and beautiful. It is better to reuse them than to see them torn down. It also gets them back on the tax rolls!

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The Crew Behind Dante's Has a New Pizza and Sandwich Shop

The soon-to-open gourmet sandwich and pizza shop Vidalia (1964 W. Lawrence Ave., Ravenswood) is the latest project from a trio of heavy-hitters whose other concepts include Dante’s Pizzeria, Rocking Horse, Haywood Tavern, and High Dive.

    The Crew Behind Dante's Has a New Pizza and Sandwich Shop
    The soon-to-open gourmet sandwich and pizza shop Vidalia (1964 W. Lawrence Ave., Ravenswood) is the latest project from a trio of heavy-hitters whose other concepts include Dante's Pizzeria, Rocking Horse, Haywood Tavern, and High Dive. Smoked meats will feature prominently; co-owner Georg Simos describes chef-partner Rodney Staton as "a big fella from the South" and partner Alex Tsolakides as "a big Greek guy."
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  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    I walk, bike or ride through that corner several times a week. My son attended McPherson school just a block or so east, there are a number of fairly new businesses just north (Ampersand bar, and home and clothing shops) just north of there.. I don't see that area as...

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    I walk, bike or ride through that corner several times a week. My son attended McPherson school just a block or so east, there are a number of fairly new businesses just north (Ampersand bar, and home and clothing shops) just north of there.. I don't see that area as dicey at all. Yes, be aware of your surroundings but don't worry about a crime that happened years ago. Closer to my home there were several attempted shootings--oir at least shots fired--last year at Montrose and Wolcott, probably gang related, and I don't know if those were solved. However, that hasn't seemed to diminish the activity in that area, except at the closed Bar Rista, a cafe with incompetent owners.

  • Yeah, not so dicey. I workout at La Fitness (next block east), and shop at Marianos. Regardless, I used to be a frequent of the High Dive in Ukrainian Village, and when I was in that area, it wasn't all the safest either. The area is gentrifying even further, and doing so rather quick.

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

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.

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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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...

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.

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.

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.

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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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Best Places To Learn Something New This Year

Located at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

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Located at 1740 W. Webster Ave.

Located at 3324 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Located at 1400 W. 46th St.

Located at 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Located at 1821 W. Hubbard St.

Located at 1012 W. Randolph St.

iO is located at 1501 N. Kingsbury St.

Located at 1250 N. Central Park Ave.

Located at 6306 North Broadway.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Located at 2459 W. Division St.

Located at 745 N. Damen Ave.

Located at 60 W. Walton St.

    Best Places To Learn Something New This Year
    It's never too late to try something new, right? Well, that's the premise behind the gamut of adult education classes available around the city. And that's why we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite places to try new things around Chicago.
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  • Try Big City Swing for fun on a "first Friday" each month. East/West Coast Swing are among my personal dances and the music is terrific. It's a fun evening and people are friendly. Go alone or take a friend. And, you'll see some terrific dancers who "jive" like they're from the 1940's-50's. I just grin and watch them (no jive anymore for me with cartilage worn out!)

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5 Chicago Restaurant Closures To Know

RAVENSWOOD— It may be only a temporary move, but Mixteco Grill has shut its doors at 1601 W. Montrose Ave. A Facebook post dated Jan. 12 reads it’s closed until “further notice.” The Mexican restaurant opened in 2008, the Tribune noted.

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LINCOLN PARK— Earlier this month, Smashburger closed its Lincoln Park spot at 2031 N. Clybourn Ave. A company rep said they closed on Jan. 9 and provided this statement: “We consistently...

STREETERVILLE— Following the closure of a Lincoln Park location on Clybourn, Panera has closed its Streeterville location at 635 N. Fairbanks Court.

MOUNT GREENWOOD— After about a year since opening, Creampuffs & Cakes has closed at 2734 W. 111th St. The owner, according to DNAinfo, experienced family difficulties in 2016 that lead to the closure.

    5 Chicago-Area Restaurant Closures To Know
    Smashburger is done in Chicago
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Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19-24

Watch the Inauguration Day events at Northcenter's Tavern on Little Fort  (4128 North Lincoln Avenue) on Friday, January 20 beginning at 4 p.m. In honor of Trump’s special...

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...off with a rally at 9:30 a.m. featuring live music and speakers at Jackson and Columbus...

$6 Moscow Mules all day at Commonwealth (2000 W Roscoe Street) featuring Tito’s Vodka, fresh lime juice, muddled ginger and ginger beer.

The “Donald” for $9 features braised pork stir fried with cabbage, peppers, at Wicker Park’s MAK (1924 W. Division) hoisin sauce and served with a spicy slaw.

...Lineup: Kristen Toomey, Matty Ryan, Sammy Arechar, Calvin Evans, Brandi Denise and Ghouldini.” The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave....

    Show Me Chicagos top 12 things to do January 19 to 24
    The third weekend in January looks to be an interesting one. Bookended by Inauguration Day of our 45th President-love him or not so much- on Friday, January 20 there's a mix of Trump protests and celebrations from marches to Moscow Mules (get it-Moscow, Russia)-but so far no white elephants.
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A look at the new developments approved today by the Chicago Plan Commission

1800 W. Warner Avenue

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2035 N. Orleans Street

1818 & 1720 N. Halsted Street

57-61 W. Erie Street

1115 W. Washington & 19-27 N. May

1115 W. Washington & 19-27 N. May

Commission OKs plan for two 9-story buildings with 28 residential units each near West Washington Boulevard and North May Street #WestLoop pic.twitter.com/suW1UWPcea — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) January 19, 2017

801 W. Lake Street

...Previously proposed as extended stay hotel development, the empty lot at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted in Chicago’s Fulton Market will now be getting a 240-foot office tower designed...

900 W. Washington Boulevard

210 N. Carpenter

    A look at the 8 projects approved by the Chicago Plan Commission
    From Ravenswood townhouses to West Loop towers, a variety of new developments were OK'd by the city this morning.
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Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more

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

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.

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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.

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

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...

...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...

    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

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

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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

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

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

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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    GUT REHAB OF BUILDING. CONVERTING FROM 3 FLAT TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME. NEW PLUMBING SERVICE WITH FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEM. REPLACE EXISTING FRONT PORCH BRICK AND CONCRETE WITH NEW, IN SAME LOCATION. ADDITION OF NEW EXTERIOR DECK. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    4853 N. Seeley Ave. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODELING AND ALTERATIONS, REPLACE FRONT OPEN WOOD PORCH WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCH, REPLACE REAR WOOD STAIRS AND REAR CONCRETE STAIRS WITH NEW WOOD STAIRS AND NEW CONCRETE STAIRS, PROPOSED NEW 2 CAR FRAME DETACHED GARAGE TO AN EXISTING 2 1/2 STORY FRAME SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS.

    1767 W. Winnemac Ave. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING WOOD PORCHES & STAIRS.

    2612 W. Leland Ave. Issued January 17, 2017 Comment

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There’s not a single WASP penis in the pants of Men on Boats

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    There's not a single WASP penis in the pants of Men on Boats
    In 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell led a party of explorers down the Green and Colorado Rivers, traversing what Powell would later tag the Grand Canyon.
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Designer Eddie Ross says hot trend turns old into new

...anotherdooropens/"ANOTHER DOOR OPENS"Architectural Artifacts fundraiserWHEN: 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. WednesdayWHERE: 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., ChicagoTicket Price: General Admission, $85, VIP, $200Tickets: www.AnotherDoorChicago.com

    Designer Eddie Ross says hot trend turns old into new
    Is your New Year resolution to breathe some new life into your home? Celebrity designer Eddie Ross, who has worked with "Better Homes & Gardens" "House Beautiful" "Martha Stewart Living," has some ideas. Ross, now the style director at ATG stores, loves taking old finds and re-imagines them into unique beautiful pieces.
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Sewer Work on Giddings/Hamilton

If you are parked West of Hamilton on Giddings, and you are able, you should come move your vehicle.

  • The amount of debris on Giddings, Leland, and Eastwood is ridiculous. We haven't had snow to plow in 4 weeks. Why aren't they sweeping? I drove through Lincolnwood on Monday and their sweepers were out.

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Syrian Refugees Get To Know Chicago: Pizza, Winter, But Mostly Kindness

Want to learn more about how to assist refugees? A community forum, "Give Me Shelter," will feature representatives from Refugee One, World Relief and Heartland Alliance at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) will moderate the discussion.

    Syrian Refugees Get To Know Chicago: Pizza, Winter, But Mostly Kindness
    NORTH CENTER - What is Thanksgiving? How does Uber work? What's a "polar vortex"? As North Center prepares to welcome a family of Syrian refugees, sponsored by Epiphany United Church of Christ, children and adults gathered Monday to put together a packet of information to help the newcomers - a mother, father and two sons - adjust to life in Chicago.
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Review: “Men on Boats”

Where: American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St.

    Review: "Men on Boats"
    RECOMMENDED Where: American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. When: through Feb. 12 Tickets: $38 Phone: 773-409-4125 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic You can be forgiven if you never heard of Major John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) or his largely forgotten 1869 U.S.
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