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Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018

"We will have it done," Hassler vowed. "The airplane will look like it did on its 25th mission on 17 May of next year."

    Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018
    DAYTON, Ohio -- The fabled World War II bomber Memphis Belle will finally go on public display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force alongside John F. Kennedy's presidential plane, an early Wright Brothers flyer and other national treasures.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Weekend picks: Mel Brooks screens 'Young Frankenstein' at Chicago Theatre

Guardrail, Detour North, InsideOut, Invictus: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

We Killed the Lion, Uncouth, Buzzard: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Mel Brooks will be on hand to answer questions and host a special screening of his 1970s film comedy "Young Frankenstein" on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $78.50-$98.50. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27

Neil Diamond celebrates his half-century showbiz career with "The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour" tonight at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $59.50-$550. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 28

Dream Council, Mystery Crash, Nonnie Parry, Still + Storm: 9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

Kings of Class, Nikho, DangerWayne, DopeBoyNextDoor, Tecko, Moriarty, Brian Trent at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Free before midnight. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.

Rebel Soul Revival, The Clowder, The Bank Notes: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

Crosstown, Fascinating: 9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago. $7. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

The James Wheeler Blues Jam: 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (773) 342-0452 or rosaslounge.com.

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Nancy's Pizza opening flagship in West Loop

...4,000-square-foot space, across the street from the forthcoming McDonald's headquarters at 1000 W. Washington, is expected to seat about 100 and serve the original Nancy's stuffed pizzas, along...

It is the third deep-dish chain to move into the on-fire West Loop neighborhood, following Giordano's, which has a long-standing spot at 815 W. Van Buren, and Lou Malnati's, which opened an outpost at 1235 W. Randolph St. in 2014, in Ina Pinckney's former restaurant.

It is the third deep-dish chain to move into the on-fire West Loop neighborhood, following Giordano's, which has a long-standing spot at 815 W. Van Buren, and Lou Malnati's, which opened an outpost at 1235 W. Randolph St. in 2014, in Ina Pinckney's former restaurant.

    Crain's Chicago Business
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27 hours ago

Bluemercury Will “Blanket Chicago” with Makeup and Power Peels

Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com) hosts it May Garden Party on May 27 and 28. The market’s 300 vendors will sling everything from costume jewelry to vintage Gucci bags and cowboy boots.

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During a walkthrough of the new Bluemercury outpost at 356 North Clark Street, Beck speaks fondly about time spent in the Gold Coast as a young tourist; he also raves about Gibson’s while he picks up products to sniff, dab on, and—in the case of Caudalie’s beauty elixir—gently mist.

Barneys (15 E. Oak St., barneys.com) has taken 50 percent off select items in its Designer Sale. Look for...

Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., shop.nordstrom.com) is holding its Half-Yearly Sale through June 4. The sale takes 40 percent off select styles from brands such as See by Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff, and Alexander Wang.

    Bluemercury Will "Blanket Chicago" with Makeup and Power Peels
    Spend five minutes with Barry Beck, co-founder of the upscale beauty chain Bluemercury ( bluemercury.com), and one thing is clear: this man loves Chicago. Oh, and he loves Fresh's sake bath and Molton Brown's Pink Pepperpod body wash, too.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

28 hours ago

17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend

Buyers and lookers will be flocking to the 1300 block of West Washington Street in West Loop's Fulton Market this Saturday — embracing the return of the Randolph Street...

...a $10 entry and runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat-Sun, at 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

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Heralding the start of the street festival season, the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival kicks off at noon Saturday at 3200 N. Sheffield Ave.

Local favorites Too White Crew and Wedding Banned are returning, and the fest has added a second stage at Sheffield and Belmont, where DJs and drag queens will perform in between rounds of Trader Todd's karaoke idol competition.

After a brief Memorial Day ceremony, the final 5K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is available just ahead of the races at the park at 9625 S. Longwood Dr. It costs $55 to run the 10K, $40 for the 5K and $75 to run both races back to back. It costs $30 to run the youth mile.

Those looking to get rowdy should head to Madison Public House, 2200 N. Milwaukee Ave., (near the California Blue Line stop) Sunday for a 12-hour dance party featuring Na$im Williams, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois, White Gzus and more. The free party kicks off at 2 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.

Not interested in nursing a hangover on Memorial Day? Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibition on reinterpreted classic movie posters 6...

Local history lovers can head to the Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., to check out its newest exhibit: the "Made in Chicago Museum." The collection features 200...

...than a meal in the city. Located behind Berger Park's landmark coach house at 6215 N. Sheridan Road, the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday...

Begyle and Dovetail breweries are teaming up for an epic two-day block party, Mayfestiversary, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave. There will be plenty of beer, food trucks, games and live music. Click here for the complete lineup.

...a rainy day plan? Check out the world premiere of "T" at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. The show is a fictionalized account of the story behind Tonya Harding's rivalry with...

Swing by Cafe Chien, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, 4749 N. Spaulding Ave. for a sneak peek at the neighborhood's planned People Spot. Grab a cup of coffee, get goofy in the photo booth, plant a seed and meet neighbors at this community open house.

...Public School, 6634 N. Raven St., and ends around 12:15 at Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. A brief tribute ceremony will be held at Taft after the parade's end...

...could be a good night to get cozy and watch a movie. The Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, will be showing a special pre-release screening of the documentary "Whose Streets," which follows...

...and a beer beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, until it runs out. At 948 N. Western Ave.

...1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...a guest, you can wade in the dipping pool next door at the Cabana Club, 1616 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    17 Things Happening In The Neighborhoods This Memorial Day Weekend
    LAKEVIEW - You've got three whole days off, Chicago. Get out and explore the city's neighborhoods - from Beverly to Rogers Park, the lakefront to the far Northwest Side, there's plenty to do inside (if it rains, which it will) and out.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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    RENOVATION / ADDITION TO EXISTING ONE (1) STORY AMENITY AREA OF AN EXISTING TWELVE (12) RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT BUILDING AND ASSOCIATED SITE WORK AS PER PLANS. (ALSO KNOWN AS 903 S. ASHLAND AVENUE)

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    INTERIOR RENOVATION FOR A NEW RESTAURANT IN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACE, IN 3 STORY BRICK COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PER PLANS

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    *DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES* REVISION TO FULL BUILDING PERMIT D15138-02. REVISIONS TO INCLUDE ADDITION OF SHOWER TO 11TH FLOOR RESTROOM, GENERATOR EXHAUST ROUTING, CLARIFICATION TO STRUCTURE FOR ROOFTOP MECHANICAL EQUIP SCREEN

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    MISC LOW VOLTAGE TEMPERATURE CONTROLC172530 1330 FULTON SKENDER

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Install FOur (4) 3500lb.cap, Traction Passenger Elevators; Cars #1 & #2 5-Floors, 150 FPM. Cars # 3 & #4 11-Floors, 350 FPM. Pursuant To The Plans Submitted.

    171 N. Aberdeen St. Issued May 22, 2017 Comment

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19-story apartment high-rise planned for Illinois Medical District

If approved, the glassy building would rise at the northeast corner of Ashland and Taylor

    19-story apartment tower planned for Illinois Medical District
    If approved, the glassy building would delivery 254 rental units to the northeast corner of Ashland and Taylor.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

2 days ago

Stephanie Izard Conquers Iron Chef Competition

...of burgers, West Loop is the recipient of the Chicago area’s fourth Shake Shack (185 N. Morgan St.). It opens today in the shadows of the Morgan Green Line stop, and serves exclusive...

...cookie cake, and Warm Belly Bakery chocolate cookies. Just next door, Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken (181 N. Morgan St.) also debuted its line of fried goodies today...

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Chef Matt Lair (Bom Bolla) is back in the kitchen at Clever Rabbit (2015 W. Division St., Wicker Park), a new veggie-focused restaurant that’s taken over the former 25 Degrees space. On the menu, garden-grown goodness, fish…and a diner-style burger.

Milwaukee-based Colectivo Coffee Roasters has crossed the border and landed in Lincoln Park (2530 N. Clark St.). Beyond coffee, the all-day café with a giant outdoor patio also sells hot food...

It’s been a busy few months for hotel bar and restaurant openings, and this week is no exception: The latest addition is Noyane (Conrad Chicago, 101 E. Erie St., River North), a rooftop lounge with Japanese-leaning cocktails and food courtesy of Richard Sandoval (Latinicity).

    Stephanie Izard Conquers Iron Chef Competition
    Spoiler alert: Stephanie Izard won the first season of Food Network's Iron Chef Gauntlet over the weekend, after going two for three in head-to-head battles with Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Michael Symon. Chef Matt Lair (Bom Bolla) is back in the kitchen at Clever Rabbit (2015 W.
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2 days ago

Chicago festivals this weekend: May 25-31

Where: 1340 W. Washington Blvd., West Loop

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Where: Ashland Avenue and 18th Street, Pilsen

Where: 3200 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

    Chicago festivals this weekend: May 25-31
    Festival season is a chance for all people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate the differences that make our city great. This weekend is host to a variety of different cultural festivals, from declaring Chicago's best mole maker to sipping on Greek wines and eating gyros.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    [SELF CERT] RENOVATION OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL STOREFRONT SPACE INTO RESTAURANT WITH EAT-IN DINING. LESS THAN 100 PEOPLE TOTAL OCCUPANCY.CURRENT AND PROPOSED OCCUPANCY IS F-MERCANTILE (LESS THAN 100 PEOPLE).

    1017 W. Lake St. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ERECT A NON-CONBUSTIBLE METAL 20' X 20' X 12' METAL GARAGE TO A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. ELECTRICAL PERMIT 100706410

    125 S. Racine Ave. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100690123 TO CHANGE THE VENTILATION & REFRIGERATION CONTRACTOR TO J & B MECHANICAL, INC.

    161 N. Sangamon St. Issued May 23, 2017 Comment

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