29 hours ago

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Group Trashes 7-Eleven, Brutally Beats CTA Rider with Hammer: Charges

The recent crime spree started about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday when roughly 10 people walked into a 7-Eleven at 801 S. State St., prosecutors said.

Police were able to arrest six members of the group, including two juveniles, about 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of South State Street, court records show.

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The man was concerned by the group's "loud, rude behavior," prosecutors said, and tried moving to a different train car as the "L" passed through the 800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

The Ventra card's owner had reported a robbery and rape about a week earlier on Feb. 2 in the 300 block of South Columbus Drive, prosecutors said. McDowell has been charged with the rape.

McDowell, of the 4000 block of North Sheridan Road in Buena Park, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, aggravated battery to a transit employee/rider, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated armed robbery.

Hoskins, of the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue in Uptown, is charged with robbery, armed robbery and aggravated battery to a transit employee/rider.

Emmanuel Hunter, 19, of the 100 block of West Elm Street on the Near North Side, is charged with robbery, armed robbery and aggravated battery to a transit employee/rider.

    Police Nab Six Accused in Convenience Store, Train Robberies
    DOWNTOWN - Police have arrested six people in connection with a series of Downtown robberies this month at convenience stores and on public transit. Three men, a woman and two teenage girls were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of the crime spree, which began Feb.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

10 hours ago

Sanders Opens Chicago Office

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened a Chicago office at Polk and Dearborn on Saturday, with an Illinois campaign kick-off at Bar Louie in the Loop. 

    Sanders Opens Chicago Office
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened a Chicago office at Polk and Dearborn on Saturday, with an Illinois campaign kick-off at Bar Louie in the Loop. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to open a Chicago office. The Sun-Times reports Hillary Clinton is eyeing two possible locations for her Chicago offices- one on the Northside, one on the Southside.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

14 hours ago

That Car is on Fire

New Harold's Chicken Opens at 612 S. Wabash with M...

La Haven Coffee Closed at 1250 S. Michigan?

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Elevate, 215 W Lake St, Loop

    Sloopin - A South Loop Blog: That Car is on Fire
    We were laying in bed this evening and heard something that sounded like a gunshot. We poked our head out the window and saw a car on fire next to Coliseum Park. CFD was on the scene VERY quickly. Attached are some photos from our condo.
    http://www.sloopin.com

17 hours ago

Weekend picks: Circus Spectacular, Shen Yun, Orchid Show

...Jiri Kylián's "Forgotten Land" starting Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $32-$155. (800) 982-2787 or joffrey.org or auditoriumtheatre.org. 2 and 7...

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...to rare antiques at the 108th Chicago Auto Show starting this weekend at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. $12; $7 seniors and kids ages 7 to 12; free admission for kids ages...

Bury Me In Lights, Draft Week, Silverside: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. Punk, alternative. Free. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

Textures of Lions, The Threads, The Great Fusilli, Ex Okays: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. Indie, progressive rock. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

AM Taxi, North by North: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. Alternative rock. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Andrew Ripp, Swear and Shake, Act As If: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Singer-songwriter. $15-$25. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

AC/DC: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $95-$140. Visit ticketmaster.com.

    Weekend picks: Circus Spectacular, Shen Yun, Orchid Show
    See exotic animals, death-defying stunts, amazing feats of balance and more when the Circus Spectacular returns to the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $18-$46; $16 for kids 12 and younger; $10 for parking. (847) 649-2270 or searscentre.com. 10:30 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
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22 hours ago

  • Expanding Our Vocabulary

    Ms. H. is asking for $396.87:
    My students need dictionaries to define unfamiliar words, books to write two non-fiction books, and a paper center to create timelines.
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22 hours ago

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30 hours ago

Spertus's first Sunday Cinema series takes audiences on journeys

All films screen at Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan, (312) 322-1700, spertus.edu, $18, $10 for members, $8 for students and alumni.

    Spertus's first Sunday Cinema series takes audiences on journeys
    click to enlarge Throughout history Jews have been on the move, often out of necessity. Ever since the Babylonian exile, the story of the Jewish diaspora has been by definition one of journeys, as Jews were either expelled or forced by circumstance to search for opportunity elsewhere.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

32 hours ago

Pedal to the metal: Divvy sets rider record in 2015

Lake Shore Drive and Monroe Street

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The station at Illinois Street and Streeter Drive near the entrance of Navy Pier topped the list of popular destination stations during the week and weekend.

Canal and Adams streets (Union Station)

Lake Shore Drive and North Avenue

    Pedal to the metal: Divvy sets rider record in 2015
    The busiest day for Divvy, the city's blue bike-sharing program, was the July 4 holiday, also smack in the middle of the Grateful Dead tour stop at Chicago's Soldier Field. Data for 2015 released by Divvy this week showed 24,814 rides were taken on July 4, setting a record for the most trips taken in a day, according to a Divvy blog post.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

36 hours ago

Weekend picks: BoDeans, Reel Big Fish, Monster Jam

...Jiri Kylián's "Forgotten Land" starting Wednesday at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $32-$155. (800) 982-2787 or joffrey.org or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p...

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...alternative rock band Commonweather for a 21-and-older show at Chicago's Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com. 10...

...to rare antiques at the 108th Chicago Auto Show starting this weekend at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. $12; $7 seniors and kids ages 7 to 12; free admission for kids ages...

Feed Me To Monsters, Kills Again, Fist to the Sky, Fire It Up, Face the Fire: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. Rock, alternative rock. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Steady Flow, Digeometric, The Dropper, Prichard Harter, The Funk Crusaders: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Funk, rock. $12-$22. (773) 489-3160 or doubledoor.com.

Bury Me In Lights, Draft Week, Silverside: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. Punk, alternative. Free. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

AM Taxi, North by North: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. Alternative rock. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Andrew Ripp, Swear and Shake, Act As If: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Singer-songwriter. $15-$25. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

AC/DC: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $95-$140. Visit ticketmaster.com.

    Weekend picks: BoDeans, Reel Big Fish, Monster Jam
    If you love rock songs "Closer to Free," "Good Things" and "Fadeaway," then don't miss The BoDeans in concert on Friday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$99. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

41 hours ago

Could Raising Retail Rents in West Loop Help Motor Row?

New Harold's Chicken Opens at 612 S. Wabash with M...

La Haven Coffee Closed at 1250 S. Michigan?

    Sloopin - A South Loop Blog: Could Raising Retail Rents in West Loop Help Motor Row?
    Interesting read on Chicagomagazine.com about the West Loop's increasing retail rental rates and how it's pushing out art galleries: The West Loop has long been synonymous with Chicago's avant-garde culture, especially the visual arts, which have benefited from the neighborhood's empty warehouses and historically cheap rents.
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41 hours ago

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Updated 44 hours ago

Mindy Previews Marijuana Edibles, Two More Bow Trusses Coming, More Intel

—In other shutter news, La Haven Coffee is dunzo at 1240 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop, and Sloopin quotes a former employee to shed light on a seemingly messy situation. The coffee shop opened in April 2015.

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—Less than two weeks ago, owner Phil Tadros revealed plans for nine new locations of his booming Bow Truss Coffee Roasters local chain, yet he already has leases for two more. Look for the coffee shops to come to 1920 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Bucktown and 4756 N. Clark St. in Andersonville soon.

—Less than two weeks ago, owner Phil Tadros revealed plans for nine new locations of his booming Bow Truss Coffee Roasters local chain, yet he already has leases for two more. Look for the coffee shops to come to 1920 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Bucktown and 4756 N. Clark St. in Andersonville soon.

    Mindy Previews Marijuana Edibles, Two More Bow Trusses Coming, More Intel
    If you're curious about what edibles Mindy Segal is planning to infuse marijuana with, Chicago's sweets queen previewed her upcoming line at the Professional Dispensaries of Illinois' Medical Marijuana Education Expo in suburban Buffalo Grove on Saturday. The Tribune reports that the Hot Chocolate owner chatted about three types of brittles and "little" granola bars made with cannabis-infused honey.
    http://chicago.eater.com

  • Is pot legal in Chicago now? Did I miss something?

  • The SpinDr FGFM Eradication Team

    Professional Dispensaries of Illinois' Medical Marijuana Education Expo
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  • You have to have a medical marijuana card to purchase at the many dispensaries in Illinois. Several in Chicago.

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