23 min ago

Street Closures Anticipated for Women's March on Chicago

Originally slated to be held at the Petrillo Bandshell Saturday, the event will now begin at 10 a.m. at Jackson Boulevard and Lake Shore Drive. A stage will be located on South Jackson Boulevard, “facing west in order to protect Grant Park from damage,” organizers said.

    Street Closures Anticipated for Women's March on Chicago
    Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to city streets this weekend for the Women's March on Chicago, one day after Donald Trump's inauguration. The event will likely mean street closures in downtown Chicago Saturday as the group marches on a roughly 2-mile route beginning near the city's Grant Park and ending at Federal Plaza.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

23 min ago

Chicago Knitters Make Hundreds Of Pink “Pussyhats” For Women’s March

Similar marches will be held in cities across the country. In Chicago, the rally will kick off at 10 a.m. local time at Jackson Boulevard and Lake Shore Drive. The main stage will be located on Jackson.

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Sister Arts Studio, 721 W. Wrightwood, has been a hub of activity this week, as all kinds of pink hats are being knitted and sown for those who plan on attending the marches to stand up for women’s rights. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

    Chicago Knitters Make Hundreds Of Pink "Pussyhats" For Women's March
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Lincoln Park knitting store has been busting at the seams lately, as women and men frantically knit pink caps to be worn at this weekend's Women's Marches in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Sister Arts Studio, 721 W.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

18 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

Inauguration events in Chicago: Trump protests, watch parties, and more

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

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...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...

...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.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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

    Kindly excuse my typos....

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    right on Uptown! my anti-trump comments keep getting deleted by his sensitive supporters.

1 hour ago

A Guide To The Mass Of Protests & Actions On Inauguration Weekend

Grace Episcopal Church (637 S. Dearborn St.)

East Jackson Drive and South Columbus Drive.

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Rudy Lozano Chicago Public Library (1805 S Loomis St)

Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.)

Quenchers Saloon (2401 N. Western Ave.)

Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N Milwaukee Ave)

2040 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60647

Trump Tower (401 N. Wabash Ave.)

Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway St.)

The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave.)

Red Line Tap (7006 N. Glenwood Ave.)

    A Guide To The Mass Of Protests & Actions On Inauguration Weekend
    Photo: Tyler LaRiviere Soon it becomes official. Donald Trump will be sworn as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. When he assumes the office, he'll be theleast popular incoming Commander in Chief in nearly four decades-a fact clearly borne out locally by the ever-expanding list of protests, demonstrations, walkouts, fundraiser performances and workshops that organizers are launching this weekend in Chicago.
    http://chicagoist.com

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18 hours ago

Women's March Chicago Shifts Location to 'Protect Grant Park

Originally slated to be held at the Petrillo Bandshell Saturday, the march will now begin at 10 a.m. at Jackson Boulevard and Lake Shore Drive.

    Women's March Chicago Shifts Location to 'Protect Grant Park
    With thousands of people expected to gather for the Women's March in Chicago this weekend, the location has shifted to avoid damaging the city' s Grant Park, organizers announced. Originally slated to be held at the Petrillo Bandshell Saturday, the march will now begin at 10 a.m.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

18 hours ago

Women's March on Chicago Jan. 21

Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive, immediately south of the Petrillo Bandshell, will be the new kick-off point for the...

...face west and back up near Lake Shore Drive. Drop off points will be at Columbus and Jackson, unless crowds force closure of Columbus. Jackson Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic from...

    Women's March on Chicago Jan. 21 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    Chicago will be among more than 380 cities around the world hosting women's marches Jan. 21, the day after the U.S. presidential inauguration. While the largest march is expected in Washington, D.C., with thousands of people from Illinois attending, one of the largest marches outside of D.C. is expected in Chicago.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

22 hours ago

Women's March Moves To Avoid Damaging Grant Park With Huge Crowds

The event, set to get underway at 10 a.m., will now kick off on Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive, instead of the Petrillo Bandshell.

Jackson Boulevard will remain closed between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus until 2 p.m., where marchers can continue to congregate informally, organizers said.

    Women's March Moves To Avoid Damaging Grant Park With Huge Crowds
    DOWNTOWN - With more than 20,000 people expected to attend Saturday's Anti-Trump Women's March In Chicago, organizers have shifted the rally's location to avoid wear and tear on Grant Park. The event, set to get underway at 10 a.m., will now kick off on Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive, instead of the Petrillo Bandshell.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

25 hours ago

6 Unique Ways to Do Brunch in Chicago

1132 S. Wabash Avenue | 312-929-3856

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535 N. Michigan Avenue |312-955-3100

455 W. North Avenue | 312-266-2277

326 N. Morgan Street | 312-973-1336

2748 N. Lincoln Avenue | 773-248-7710

    6 Unique Ways to Do Brunch in Chicago
    Posted on January 16, 2017 at 7:46AM by Maddy Osman Brunch is a Chicago tradition each weekend, although no one objects to brunch on other days of the week! Brunch offerings in the city continue to become more impressive and inventive. A 99-ingredient Bloody Mary bar, anyone? Or an all-you-can-eat seafood feast?
    http://www.choosechicago.com

27 hours ago

Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

1200-1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

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4128 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-360-1869

4337 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-935-2255

2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-227-3530

220 S. Michigan Ave. 312-284-1554

Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails (1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886) offers five dishes for $5 from 9-10 p.m. including crawfish fritters and beignets. 

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    'The Bachelor' Viewing Party Tavern on Little Fort 4128 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-360-1869 Watch season 21 of ABC's reality TV show while enjoying half-price wings, $6 glasses of rose and $15 domestic buckets. You can also fill out a bracket to predict the winner and play other Bachelor-themed games for a shot at winning a gift basket each week packed with bottles of booze and other swag.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

Dec 31

Updated 27 hours ago

Free Christmas Tree Recycling and FREE Mulch in Chicago

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

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Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Free Christmas Tree Recycling and FREE Mulch in Chicago
    Beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 24 sites through Saturday, January 21, 2017. Trees dropped off at any of the 24 locations will be ground into FREE fragrant mulch by DSS and Chicago Park District forestry crews.
    http://chicagofree.info

  • Ann D Long time neighbor

    Dennis, would it be suitable for path mulch?

  • Hello Ann,

    Yes. As you turn into North Park Village make the first left past the security hut into a small parking lot. The mulch is at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

    Dennis

28 hours ago

Let Freedom Ring

Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St, has a walk-to-work or campus Printer’s Row location and sunny, spacious and stylish apartments.

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The Sinclair, 1200 N Clark St, Gold Coast

Exhibit on Superior apartments, 165 W Superior St, River…

The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois St, Streeterville

Aurélien, 833 N Clark St, River North

    Let Freedom Ring
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

29 hours ago

Dawn Patrol: Rauner to sign bill requiring lead testing in schools

Authorities are searching for man who robbed a US Bank branch Friday in Lombard. FBI Special Agent Garrett Croon said the robber entered the bank at 45 W. Roosevelt Road, made a threatening demand for cash and left with an undisclosed amount of money. Full story.

    Dawn Patrol: Rauner to sign bill requiring lead testing in schools
    Rauner to sign lead bill today. One killed in Carpentersville carsh. Woman charged after hitting St. Charles squad car. Fun prevails at Volo Bog Winterfest. FBI searching for Lombard bank robber. Spring Valley event celebrates the season. Blackhawks fall 3-2 to Wild. McDermott leads Bulls to 108-104 win in Memphis.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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