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Aurora armed robber gets 21 years

Tranon D. Meeks, 27, of the 400 block of Blackhawk Street, was convicted in October 2015 of armed robbery and possession of cannabis. A judge sentenced him Wednesday, the Kane County state's attorney's office said.

    Aurora armed robber gets 21 years
    A Kane County judge sentenced an Aurora man to 21 years in prison for robbing a drug dealer at gunpoint, county officials said. Tranon D. Meeks, 27, of the 400 block of Blackhawk Street, was convicted in October 2015 of armed robbery and possession of cannabis.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Fleet Feet releases runners' list of Chicago's most dangerous intersections

10. LaSalle and Clark, Lincoln Park

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...in Chicago.Some of the intersections are expected, like the six-cornered intersection of Damen, North and Milwaukee in Wicker Park ("Cars never yield to pedestrians, cross walks aren't easy to use...

...t easy to use either," one runner writes), or Kedize and Logan in Logan Square.Roosevelt and Union in University Village is ranked as the most dangerous intersection. "Where the crosswalk signal doesn...

...Diversey and Lake Shore, Lincoln Park3. Kedzie and Logan, Logan Square4. Alleyways, all of them5. Elston and Irving Park, Irving Park6. Halsted and Fullerton, Lincoln Park

...Kedzie and Logan, Logan Square4. Alleyways, all of them5. Elston and Irving Park, Irving Park6. Halsted and Fullerton, Lincoln Park

7. Fullerton, Elston and Damen, Bucktown

8. Ashland and Cortland, Wicker Park

9. Ardmore and Sheridan, Edgewater

11. Sangamon and Jackson, Greektown

Bonus: Waveland and Kenmore, during baseball season

    Fleet Feet releases runners' list of Chicago's most dangerous intersections
    Fleet Feet, the Chicago area running store, polled runners in Chicago through Reddit and Twitter to determine the 12 most dangerous intersections in Chicago. Some of the intersections are expected, like the six-cornered intersection of Damen, North and Milwaukee in Wicker Park ("Cars never yield to pedestrians, cross walks aren't easy to use either," one runner writes), or Kedize and Logan in Logan Square.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Erin KS Cyclist, MPH Candidate, Chicago native

    Logan Boulevard & Western Avenue... especially for bikers. Something has to be done!

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70 East Walton apartments, 70 E Walton St, Gold Coast

A new Jewel Foods is under construction at 1200 N Clark St and is slated to open summer 2017.

The building is almost equidistant from the CTA Red Line stop at Chicago Ave, a 7-minute walk south, and the Clark and Division stop, an 8-minute walk northwest.

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70 East Walton apartments, 70 E Walton St, Gold Coast

    Chicago apartment review, 70 East Walton, 70 E Walton St, Gold Coast
    70 East Walton is a 12-story, 25-unit luxury vintage high-rise with ground-floor retail at the southern edge of the Gold Coast. The building, previously known as the Elizabeth Arden building, has neo-gothic architecture and was completed in 1926. 70 East Walton is different than most rental buildings in that the whole building caters to short term rentals and is fully furnished.
    http://yochicago.com

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Jones College Prep Will Keep All Teachers Despite $321K Cut, Principal Says

• Salazar Elementary, 160 W. Wendell St.: $42,166 (2.1 percent)

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P. Joseph Powers told his local school council Tuesday that the selective-enrollment high school at 700 S. State St. can absorb the mid-year budget cut without shedding staff by tapping into about $400,000 it has saved in recent years.

• South Loop Elementary, 1212 S. Plymouth Court: $128,146 (3.1 percent)

• National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road: $59,516 (1.7 percent)

    Jones College Prep Will Keep All Teachers Despite $321K Cut, Principal Says
    DOWNTOWN - Jones College Prep will keep all its staff despite being ordered to slash more than $321,000 from its budget this week, the principal of the Downtown school said Tuesday. P. Joseph Powers told his local school council Tuesday that the selective-enrollment high school at 700 S. State St.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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FBI needs info in Near North arson case

The FBI continues to seek information from the public regarding the arson that occurred at the Noble Horse Theatre, 1410 N. Orleans St., in February 2015, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special agent-in-charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ).

    FBI needs info in Near North arson case - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    The FBI continues to seek information from the public regarding the arson that occurred at the Noble Horse Theatre, 1410 N. Orleans St., in February 2015, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special agent-in-charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ).
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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Dining news: Halsted's closing; Valentine's Day options

...Cocoa + Co., 1651 N. Wells St., is offering chocolate-related items for Valentine's Day. They include lips filled with coffee...

...Earls Kitchen + Bar, 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., will feature a heart-shaped stenciled design on its Century Sour ( $10 ), a pisco-based...

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...as Andersonville's Replay and Elixir—announced that it will close Halsted's Bar & Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 p.m. The company will introduce a new neighborhood...

...GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie, has added Pastry Chef Ji Hyun Yoon. Yoon most recently served as Executive Pastry Chef...

—Magnolia Bakery, at Block 37 at 108 N. State St., is offering various treats for Valentine's Day, including chocolate bars ( $5.25 each ), red-velvet whoopie pies ( $4 each ), heart cookies ( $6/bag ) and cupcakes ( $3.75 each ).

—ENO Wine Room, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is offering a flight of sparkling Rose wines from around the world with a choice of a paired chocolate flight ( $20 ) for Valentine's Day. Also, ENO is currently offering boxes of Sweet Margy's toffee with any purchase of sparkling wine.

—Bring your sweetheart to Revolucion Steakhouse. 3443 N. Broadway, or El Mariachi, 3420 N. Broadway, and celebrate Valentine's Day with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Also, the regular menu will be available.

—Bring your sweetheart to Revolucion Steakhouse. 3443 N. Broadway, or El Mariachi, 3420 N. Broadway, and celebrate Valentine's Day with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Also, the regular menu will be available.

...Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave., will feature a five-course Valentine's Day tasting menu for $115 per person, or...

...at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Diners seated at intimate tables arranged for two or four people enjoy a romance inspired...

...For Valentine's Day, Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., will offer a five-course tasting menu experience highlighting seasonal ingredients with a modern twist...

...The Ritz Carlton Chicago's Deca restaurant, 160 E. Pearson St., is offering a special Valentine's Day menu. Deca's three-course prix fixe menu...

—At Sable Kitchen & Bar, 505 N. State St., Chef Lawrence Letrero has crafter a five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe for $55/person, with an optional cocktail pairing for $45. ( The regular menu will be offered a la carte as well. ) See SableChicago.com .

...At 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St., Chef Luca Corazzina has created a romantic Italian prix fixe menu, "Menu di Valentino," with...

—Salero, 621 W. Randolph St., is offering Valentine's Day menu specials. They include Maine lobster, clam and calamari paella for two ( $60 ); and grill strip loin with rapini, salt-crusted potatoes and mojo sauce ( $42 ), among other dishes. See SaleroChicago.com .

...Beef & Barley Chicago & Gastropub, 3001 N. Ashland Ave., is doing a Walk of Shame brunch on Sunday, Feb. 14 ( Valentine's Day ). It...

...Chinese New Year's dinner—honoring the "Year of the Monkey"—at the Phoenix Restaurant, 2131 S. Archer Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 20. There will be cocktails and registration at 6:30 p.m...

...Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., invites people to watch the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7...

...by Rich Labriola and Chef Chris Macchia—joins the micro food hall Labriola Chicago at 535 N. Michigan Ave. The Deep Dish Pan Pizza uses focaccia dough with no side crust, and the classic...

—ZED451, 730 N. Clark St., has happy-hour specials—and the drinks mostly cost $4.51 at 4:30-7 p.m. The drinks are Manhattans ( Mondays ), margaritas ( Tuesdays ), half off select bottles of wine ( Wednesdays ), all draft and bottled beer ( Thursdays ) and Grey Goose drinks ( Fridays ).

...Flores, a mezcal-focused bar concept in the existing bar portion of Johnny's Grill, 2545 N. Kedzie Ave. Johnny's guests will be able to eat and order food from Jordan's adjoining...

...announced his new restaurant, Giant, opening this spring in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood at 3209 W. Armitage Ave. Joining Vincent ( Nightwood ) in the kitchen is chef/partner Ben Lustbader, whose experience includes Citronelle...

    Dining news: Halsted's closing; Valentine's Day options - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    LKH Management-the group behind Lake View's Hydrate, Replay, Elixir Lounge and VII as well as Andersonville's Replay and Elixir-announced that it will close Halsted's Bar & Grill, 3441 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 p.m. The company will introduce a new neighborhood-oriented food and beverage concept this spring.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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18th District Police Outdoor Roll Call

The 18th District will be conducting an outdoor roll call  at 1600 N. Vine on Wednesday, February 10th at 11 AM.  Come out to observe and show your support for our local officers.

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2523 N. Halsted

    18th District Police Outdoor Roll CallChicago's 43rd Ward | Chicago's 43rd Ward
    Alderman Michele Smith's office serves the residents of Chicago's Ward 43.
    http://ward43.org

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Brazen burglary caught on video in Old Town

...as a delivery person holding a white box as he entered the building in the 1500-block of N. Orleans. He then discards the box, goes outside and ransacks an unlocked Jeep before hopping into...

    Brazen burglary caught on video in Old Town
    ABC7 obtained exclusive surveillance video of a brazen burglary in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. The suspected robber seemed to pose as a delivery person holding a white box as he entered the building in the 1500-block of N. Orleans. He then discards the box, goes outside and ransacks an unlocked Jeep before hopping into a car and speeding off.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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