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Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)

•â€‹ Near Sedgwick Brown Line station (Lincoln Park) 401 W. North Ave., 312-428-9362

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• Gethsemane Garden Center (Andersonville) 5739 N. Clark St., 773-878-5915

•â€‹ Sierra Auto Group lot (Avondale) 2340 W. Belmont Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Brighton Park) 4555 S. Western Blvd., 773-247-4766

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Near Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection (Bucktown) 2407 N. Elston Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Home Depot (Bucktown) 2570 N. Elston Ave., 773-289-4615

•â€‹ City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio (East Garfield Park) 3022 W. Lake St., 773-638-2000

•â€‹ Adams & Son Gardens (Humboldt Park) 1057 N. California Ave., 773-235-0991

•â€‹ Max's Christmas Trees (Garfield Ridge) 6746 W. Archer Ave.

•â€‹ Farmer’s Market Garden Center (Irving Park) 4110 N. Elston Ave., 773-539-1200

•â€‹ Patrick Markham Christmas Tree Sales (Irving Park) 3301 W. Irving Park Road

•â€‹ Ivy's Christmas Trees (Lakeview) 1013 W. Roscoe St., 773-908-3122

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Lakeview) 2950 N. Ashland Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ Heritage Bicycles (Lakeview) 2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Home Depot (Lakeview) 2665 N. Halsted St., 773-472-7740

•â€‹ Nettelhorst School (Lakeview) 3252 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Treasure Island (Lakeview) 3460 N. Broadway

•â€‹ Jayson Home and Garden (Lincoln Park) 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 800-472-1885

•â€‹ Daily Bar & Grill (Lincoln Square) 4560 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-561-6198

•â€‹ Queen of Angels (Lincoln Square) Sunnyside and Western avenues, 773-383-6221

•â€‹ St. Matthias School (Lincoln Square) 2310 W. Ainslie St., 773-784-0999

•â€‹ Zouras Family Lot (Lincoln Square) 2018 W. Lawrence Ave., 312-428-9362

•â€‹ 90 Miles Cuban Cafe (Logan Square) 2540 W. Armitage Ave., 773-227-2822

•â€‹ Poor Bob's Tree Land (Mayfair) 4855 W. Foster Ave., 715-965-3482

•â€‹ Home Depot (Montclare) 2555 N. Normandy Ave., 773-745-9900

•â€‹ North Center Town Square (North Center) 4100 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

•â€‹ ChristmasTreeDelivery.com (North Park) 6263 N. McCormick Blvd., 773-789-8177

•â€‹ Bob's Christmas Tree Farm (Norwood Park)  Harlem and Bryn Mawr avenues

•â€‹ Jewel-Osco parking lot (Old Town) 2550 N. Clybourn Ave.

•â€‹ Christmas Trees Chicago (Ravenswood) 1821 W. Montrose Ave., 773-388-4444

•â€‹ Chicago Hope Academy (Tri-Taylor) 2189 W. Bowler Ave.

•â€‹ Sprout Home (Ukrainian Village) 745 N. Damen Ave., 312-226-5950

•â€‹ Home Depot (West Ridge) 6211 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-588-5828

•â€‹ City Tree Delivery in Big Star lot (Wicker Park) 1531 N. Damen Ave., 312-476-9627

•â€‹ Home Depot (Wicker Park) 1232 W. North Ave., 773-486-9200

    Where You Can Buy A Christmas Tree In Chicago (MAP)
    CHICAGO - The holidays are here. Here's a map and list of lots where you can buy Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive foliage for the season. Most of these locations, alphabetized by neighborhood, will be open for the year by Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other...

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    If your looking to save some money, Menards has great trees for a really good prices. We bought 2 trees last night, one 8-9 foot for us and one 6-7 foot for our elderly aunt who lives upstairs from us. Both Frasier Furs although they had about 3 different other kinds. In total we spent $75 on 2 beautiful trees. No, unfortunately the $ doesn't support a school or a noble purpose, it just keeps more $ in your pocket book that creates opportunity for you to then support a worthy cause :)

  • For cut your own tree...We used to go to Richardsons Xmas Tree Farm in Spring Grove...They also have a barn with misc. ornaments, fresh donuts, coffee and cider...Great if you have kids !

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Three men shot and injured in the Near North neighborhood

...three men in the city’s Near North neighborhood early this morning. It happened near Elm Street and Dearborn, just before 3 a.m.  Police say the men were walking along Elm, in front...

    Three men shot and injured in the Near North neighborhood
    CHICAGO - Chicago Police are looking for the gunman who shot and injured three men in the city's Near North neighborhood early this morning. It happened near Elm Street and Dearborn, just before 3 a.m.
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Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season

...in December through Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. The theater is located at 1616 N. Wells St. Call (312) 337-3992 or visit www.secondcity.com...

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Over the past year, 360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, has created an entirely new guest experience: TILT, the moving...

...Sun., Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are from $30 to $70. Call the box office (312) 334-7777 or visit...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. The annual gingerbread decorating party will be Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 1...

...Ave. and Delaware St.; Sun., Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl.; Chicago; Fri., Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E...

...171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville; Sat., Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; and Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall. The Dame Myra Hess...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago along with the 160 voice Chicago Children’s Choir, with...

In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will celebrate the season with Handel’s Messiah performed by Apollo Chorus of Chicago in...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 14, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2016 on Sun., Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Enjoy...

...and locations are Fri., Dec. 2, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Barrington’s White House, Barrington, IL; Mon., Dec...

...Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL; and Sun., Dec. 18, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. Ticket costs are adults, $35; seniors, $25; and children younger than 12, $10. For tickets...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back. The rooms will be decorated in all of their holiday finery. Also, the...

...kids dance through the flurries of a snowfall. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Tickets are...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs and will host its third annual holiday brunch...

...free admission days on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3 and 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For family fun, explore the Crown Family Play Lab, an interactive, hands-on space where...

...cultural performances that exhibit ethnic traditions from around the world. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Museum entry is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Leap into the month with Frogs: A Chorus...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Call (312) 939-2438 or...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually. Located on Michigan...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 16th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island the Saturdays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 404-7336 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

...Brown Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 8, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This heartwarming classic features live music, animal puppets, and familiar Peanuts characters to tell the...

...both shows by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmantheatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

...1 p.m.; and Mon., 6 p.m. Performances take place at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

The heartwarming tale The Christmas Schooner, about the first ship to sail to Chicago bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sat. Dec. 31 at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $40. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to www.mercurytheatrechicago.com.

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show, Sky Forest, which evokes a walk...

The family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St, Ste. 112, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trees will be on display throughout December. Call (312) 603-3826 or log on to www.cookcountytreasurer.com.

...its annual Lights of Love open house and lighting ceremony at its new location at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Susan Fong For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions. No matter what your age or your interest, you can make new memories as the holiday season in Chicago offers fun events for the whole family.
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The best New Year's Eve events

Old Town Social Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Old Town Social, 455 W. North, 312-266-2277, oldtownsocial.com, $90-$100.

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...includes a live Latin orchestra, dancing, and a champagne toast. 3 PM-2 AM, Artango, 4767 N. Lincoln, 872-208-7441, $65-$85...

...Swing Gitan and a champagne toast at midnight. 5 and 8 PM, Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood, 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com, $75-$150...

Cafe des Architectes The French restaurant offers a five-course prix fixe meal to ring in the new year that includes hamachi crudo, black sea bass, and a blood orange mimosa. 5-11 PM, Cafe des Architectes, 20 E. Chestnut, 312-324-4000, cafedesarchitectes.com, $95.

Cheers to 2017! Before 7 PM, the Italian restaurant offers a $75 prix fixe menu, and after 7:30 PM a larger New Year's menu is available complete with a prosecco toast. Reservations required. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State, 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com, $75-$95.

Chez Moi Chef Dominique Tougne offers a special a la carte menu that includes foie gras terrine, bass en croute, and macaron brochette. Guests can also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required. Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted, 773-871-2100, chezmoichicago.com.

...and champagne specials at the bar until 3 AM. 4 PM-midnight, the Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor, 312-724-8811, theduckinnchicago.com, $95...

...includes an open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee, 773-772-4322, thefrontierchicago.com, $85...

Geja's Cafe The fondue restaurant hosts three seatings of its four-course prix fixe dinner, which includes a flaming chocolate dessert fondue and champagne. Sat 12/31: 5, 7:30, and 10 PM, Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com, $90-$125.

Menu di Capo D'Anno Chef Luca Corazzina's Italian four-course prix fixe menu features spinach souffle, crabmeat ravioli, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and more. Optional wine pairing for $35. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle, 312-696-2420, 312chicago.com, $75.

...music plus champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations required. 4 PM-midnight, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton, 312-850-5005, carnivalechicago.com...

Another 90s New Year's Eve Party Ring in 2017 with a 90s-themed dance party. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-3 AM, Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago, $55.

Big Night Chicago Former Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams hosts this party, which features live music, a burlesque performance, a mock casino, an open bar, and a dinner buffet. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, 312-726-7500, bignightchicago.com, $125.

...1930s Chicago to the future, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-3 AM, the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100, thepartynoire.com, $55-$100...

Brew Year's Eve Ten local breweries—including Half Acre, Pipeworks, and Solemn Oath—offer up more than 20 beers along with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a late-night pizza buffet. 8 PM-1 AM, Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard, 312-733-0098, brewyearseve.com, $135, $50 for designated drivers.

...champagne toast, and plenty of ping-pong, of course. 8 PM-2 AM, Spin Chicago, 344 N. State, 773-635-9999, chicago.wearespin.com, $75-$125...

Duffy's New Year's Eve Party The bar hosts a buffet dinner and open bar. 8 PM-2:30 AM, Duffy's, 420 W. Diversey, 773-549-9090, bar1events.com/index.php?BarID=2, $60.

Goat Down Tonight The diner turns into a 70s disco for NYE with unlimited food and drink, DJs, and, of course, a dance party. 8:30 PM-1 AM, Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph, 312-888-3455, littlegoatchicago.com, $125.

Haymarket Eve Tickets include a menu of the brewery's handmade sandwiches and sausages, five pints of the house beers, a late-night pizza buffet, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, 312-638-0700, haymarketbrewing.com, $65.

Interstellar A space-themed celebration featuring music from Garrett David, DjHeather, Jeff Derringer, Justin Long, Olin, and more, plus an art installation by Nate Love and four drink tickets with VIP admission. 9 PM-5 AM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140, smartbarchicago.com, $35-$60.

Lottie's Pub The night features an open bar; a buffet of pizza, wings, and sliders; and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland, 773-489-0738, lottiespub.com, $60-$75.

Nellcôte A party featuring passed bites from Nellcôte's menu, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $105-$115.

New Year's Eve at ZooLights The zoo offers festive hats, horns, and party favors to all who walk through the luminous display tonight. 4:30-9 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org.  F

...view of Navy Pier's midnight fireworks. 9:30 PM-12:30 AM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, spiritcruises.com, $159.90...

New Year's Eve Gala Kiss FM's black-tie party features music from the station's DJs, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a casino room, and a confetti storm with a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-2 AM, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, 312-922-4400, chicagonye.com, $125-$155.

...Attire from the 1920s to the 1940s is encouraged. 9 PM-3 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, uptownunderground.net, $100-$125...

New Year's Eve Soiree Dance into 2016 with music from local cover band Stache, party favors, an open bar, a pasta buffet, and a champagne toast. 9 PM-2 AM, JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams, chicagonewyearsparty.com, $125-$145.

Noon Year's Eve The nature museum hosts a family-friendly celebration featuring make-your-own eco-friendly party favors, games, a dance party, and an apple juice toast. 11 AM-3 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $25, $10 for children 2-18.

NYE Cocktail Party This celebration features an open bar, an hors d'oeuvres buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-1 AM, State Restaurant, 935 W. Webster, 773-975-8030, state-chicago.com, $75.

NYE Patio Bash The bar heats up its patio for an outdoor party featuring a taco buffet, an open bar, party favors, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-3 AM, D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted, 773-697-9127, dstequila.com, $85, $75 in advance.

...bar, appetizers, a dessert station, and party favors. 9 PM-2 AM, Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie, 312-880-1511, untitledchicago.com, $100-$175...

Under the Sea The mermaid-themed celebration features hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-3 AM, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, 773-281-3355, roscoes.com, $30-$50.

Waveland Bowl New Year's Eve Party This family-friendly party includes two hours of cosmic bowling, a pizza buffet, party favors, and a sparkling cider toast. 6-8 PM, Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western, 773-472-5900, wavelandbowl.com, $30.

WBEZ New Year's Eve Admission to this NYE party includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, stories from the Moth, bowling and bocce ball games, and a dance party with tunes from DJ Ayana Contreras. 8 PM-12:30 AM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $145.

Countdown Comedy Bash Stand-ups Tim McLaughlin and Marty DeRosa ring in the New Year with other local comics. Admission includes a midnight champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175, laughfactory.com, $40 plus two-drink minimum.

...ends with a dance party and champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $75, $120 per couple...

New Year's Psychic Eve Mentalist Sidney Friedman offers premonitions of what's to come in 2017 along with party favors, a raffle, and a champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $49 plus two-drink minimum.

NYE Comedy Jam V103 hosts a night of stand-up from Nephew Tommy, Bill Bellamy, Capone, and Melanie Comarcho. 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com, $59-$125.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding The New Year's Eve performance of this interactive comedy features an Italian buffet dinner, an 80s wedding reception dance party, and a champagne toast. 5 and 9 PM, Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont, wegottabingo.com, $75-$85.

...typewritten-on-demand poetry, plus a champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $50...

...favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $60...

    The best New Year's Eve events
    Some thought 2016 would never end, but somehow we made it through. Whether you want to drink to forget or celebrate what's to come, we've got you covered. Some of our top New Year's Eve picks are below, with an ever-updating list here.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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North LaSalle Street Is a Deathtrap for Pedestrians. How Can We Fix It?

...this year, at about 11:55 AM, 74-year-old Georgiana Henley was crossing at LaSalle and Division when Home Run Inn pizza-truck driver Carlos Sanchez failed to yield while making a...

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418 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 38.8011784, -77.0474989

Levato, of the 1300 block of West 32nd Place in Bridgeport, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 4:35 AM...

...on this six-block stretch of LaSalle between Chicago, at 800 North, and Schiller, at 1400 North, making it one of the deadliest sections of roadway in the city. It appears that...

    Streetsblog Chicago
    Last year the Chicago Reader launched a weekly transportation column written by Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield. We syndicate a portion of the column on Streetsblog after it comes out online; you can read the remainder on the Reader's website or in print.]
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  • One specific death-trap is the intersection of Elm & LaSalle. We have cars trying to turn left onto LaSalle with obstructed views plus a large number of pedestrians trying to use the crosswalk against oncoming traffic in both directions. The traffic light at Maple & LaSalle would be better-placed at Elm & LaSalle. I know that would just one block away from the next light at Division, but something needs to be done there before it becomes the next fatality headline.

  • NO, the traffic light at Maple/LaSalle is needed. The 150 Maple building is a 55+ building, with many older seniors who use walkers or motorized wheel chairs. That is why the posts on each corner at that intersection all have a button-press to give a "walk light" on the next...

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    NO, the traffic light at Maple/LaSalle is needed. The 150 Maple building is a 55+ building, with many older seniors who use walkers or motorized wheel chairs. That is why the posts on each corner at that intersection all have a button-press to give a "walk light" on the next light change (same as the intersection of Maple/Clark). Moody Bible Institute also has a senior building a block away at Oak (Jenkins Hall) and they too need that traffic light at Maple.

    What is needed is an additional signal at Elm/LaSalle, which is, as you say, dangerous.

    Taking away a much-needed traffic light is not appropriate.Unfortunately, the students from Walter Payton cut around from Wells and bypass the back of LaSalle Street Church and just walk across the intersection at Elm with pretty bad carelessness. I counted nearly 60 of them Wednesday, as I walked down the street (noses in their phones, of course). There is also a senior building at 1111 N Wells behind the LaSalle Street Church, and some of those residents walk around from the back of the church to cross at Elm. 170 W Oak is also a senior building.

    LaSalle has many drivers who drive down the street near 40 mph and more. We don't need to make the situation worse; it needs to be made safer and an extra light would slow the speeders.

    Personally, I don't understand why people don't walk an extra half-block to use the intersection at Division/LaSalle or Maple/LaSalle, with the walk signals. And, the traffic signal is needed at Maple/LaSalle, as the parking for 1100 LaSalle, 150 Maple and the townhouses on the cul-de-sac enter it from the main intersection and also leave from west of LaSalle.

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CPS to close three ’empty’ schools, considers Ogden-Jenner merger

Ogden International School, 24 W. Walton. CPS says it will move toward a merger of neighboring Ogden International and Jenner Elementary. | James Foster / Sun-Times

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Marshall Middle School, 3900 N. Lawndale, and two contract schools recently put under CPS jurisdiction — Career Academy, 8 W. Root, and...

...School, 3900 N. Lawndale, and two contract schools recently put under CPS jurisdiction — Career Academy, 8 W. Root, and Early College High School, 1310 S. Ashland — will be formally closed in June if...

...recently put under CPS jurisdiction — Career Academy, 8 W. Root, and Early College High School, 1310 S. Ashland — will be formally closed in June if the Chicago Board of Education follows the recommendations...

...Middle School was swallowed up by Marine Math and Science Academy High School, formerly at 145 S. Campbell, and Montefiore Elementary School, which served special education students at 1310 S. Ashland, was shuttered...

For the most part, the dwindling number of Marshall Middle students already moved to share space and a principal with Roosevelt High School at 3436 W. Wilson, a move that could bolster the high school’s enrollment, too.

Community meetings have been scheduled for Jan. 12 and Jan. 17, 2017, from 6 to 7:30 p.m at Wells Community High School, 936 N. Ashland.

Formal public hearings will be held at 42 W. Madison for:

    CPS to close three 'empty' schools, considers Ogden-Jenner merger
    Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday three schools that already have been emptied out will be permanently closed at the end of the school year. Marshall Middle School, 3900 N. Lawndale, and two contract schools recently put under CPS jurisdiction - Career Academy, 8 W. Root, and Early College High School, 1310 S.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Merger?! Many Classrooms are already at capacity. Most have between 30-40 students. These kids cannot learn in this type of setting. It's just not fair, and this is just setting them up
    for failure. And how can the teachers even keep up. Frustrating

  • Val

    Don't sheer demographics play a role in school mergers? The baby boom generation required lots of schools. Cohorts since have been smaller.

  • Val.

    According to some school districts. I just don't understand how the decision makers chose not to put Childrens education/futures a priority

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Pair of Fulton Market projects to headline December Plan Commission meeting

1400 block of North Orleans Street

...Known by the city by the rather long address of 1400-18 North Orleans, 324-44 West Schiller, and 1401-19 North Sedgwick Street, a proposal from LG Development is looking to build...

...by the rather long address of 1400-18 North Orleans, 324-44 West Schiller, and 1401-19 North Sedgwick Street, a proposal from LG Development is looking to build a seven-story, X-shaped building...

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170 North Green Street

210 N. Carpenter Street

1960-1970 North Milwaukee

...This proposed Logan Square transit-oriented development (TOD) at the intersection of Milwaukee and Armitage would stand at eight stories and feature 132 apartment units and just 16 parking spaces...

246-62 West 22nd Place

5201 West Lawrence Avenue

    Fulton Market pair to headline December Plan Commission
    The agenda for the December 15th meeting includes new developments in Logan Square, Old Town, Chinatown, West Loop, and Jefferson Park.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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CPS Proposes Three School Actions for 2017-18 School Year

24 West Walton Street

1119 North Cleveland Avenue

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936 N. Ashland Ave.

School Actions Public Hearings at 42 W. Madison St.

1250 West Erie Street

    CPS Proposes Three School Actions for 2017-18 School Year
    District Also Announces Community Meetings to Discuss Possible Jenner-Ogden Merger
    http://www.cps.edu

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Firehouse Subs to aid Toys for Tots

298 W. North Ave. Villa Park

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To launch the campaign, the Stone Park restaurant at 3124 W. North Ave. is hosting a fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. today with 15 percent of total...

325 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills

    Firehouse Subs to aid Toys for Tots
    Firehouse Subs restaurants are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps and Project Join Us to kick off a collection drive campaign, benefiting Toys for Tots. Several participating restaurants will donate a Toy Story Woody Doll to Toys for Tots in honor of first responders, which will include a personalized note from World War II veteran, Elwood Hughes (Woody) to help inspire today's youth.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

3 days ago

Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats

This December production will be the company’s ONLY local premiere until the summer of 2017 so come one, come all! Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn Street)

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...in Paris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish). The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway...

Exquisite dancing, world-renowned guest artists, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, Page’s Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Fine Arts Building (3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue)

...can be beautiful, expressive and powerful on stage. Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago (1131 E. 57th Street...

...The March, Bach'd, Heaven and more. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th Street...

...in collaboration with Hema Rajagopalan (Natya Dance Theatre) and Michael Montenegro (Theatre Zarko). Washington Park (5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive...

    Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats
    Snowflakes and icicles are on the march, along with an army of toy soldiers, marauding mice, and delicious dancing treats, as multiple Nutcrackers once again launch Chicago's holiday season. By our count, at least eight major productions grace Chicago-area stages this December.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

3 days ago

Inspired By France in the Gold Coast: A 3-Bedroom at 65 E. Goethe

Inspired By France in the Gold Coast: A 3-Bedroom at 65 E. Goethe

    Inspired By France in the Gold Coast: A 3-Bedroom at 65 E. Goethe
    This 3-bedroom at 65 E. Goethe in the Gold Coast came on the market in May 2016. The building was designed by Lucien LaGrange and was inspired by French architecture. It was constructed in 2000 and has just 15 units. The building has lake views and a rooftop garden along with parking.
    http://cribchatter.com

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