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The Best Things to Do in Chicago This August, in One Giant List

...60 now-iconic photos. Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun 12–5. $12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

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...on Europe’s early response to Nazism. Matt Hawkins directs. $24–$28. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org

Through 8/24 Tommy Lee Johnston’s new comedy centers on a painfully shy 30-year-old named Jack who gets a job at a retirement home. When the residents take him under their collective wing, it’s heartwarming life lessons all around. $25–$35. Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr. redtwist.org

...group. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. $20–$86. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

...in the Midwest thanks to Sideshow Theatre Company. $20–$25. Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

...goods somehow darkens to include murder, mayhem, and lethal cake balls. $5–$20. Prop Theater, 3502 N. Elston. thefactorytheater.com

...also see the plays divvied up into smaller chunks of time. $30–$75. Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee. the-hypocrites.com

...a paper-thin love story involving the man behind the mole. $250–$350. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. lookingglasstheatre.org

...for an array of women, ranging from society ladies to prostitutes. $20–$28. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. eclipsetheatre.com

...immigrants working there. Foss aims for the same heart-wrenching, stomach-turning impact. Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway. publicaccesstheatre.org

Through 8/3 Kaiser Ahmed directs the Chicago premiere of Sam Shepard’s 2000 eruption between volatile, combative siblings as they sift through the belongings of their late alcoholic father, who lived in a rundown desert home. $28–$32. Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand. theartistichome.org

...Company (see “What to Do in Chicago in April - Theatre: Comedies”). $37–$50. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. timelinetheatre.com

...s earlier Reasons to Be Pretty (produced at Profiles in 2011). $30–$40. Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway...

...debility than how it affects her complicated yet enduring marriage. $20–22. Steep Theatre Company, 1115 W. Berwyn. steeptheatre.com

...both of whom are seeking solace amid an atmosphere of destruction. $20. Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N. Spaulding. halcyontheatre.org...

...former featherweight boxer Berry Gordy, Jr. $30–$138. Broadway in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...enthusiasts, and anyone whose heart is two sizes too small. $18–$28. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand. chicagoshakes.com

...the latest of its impeccably sung, indomitably upbeat musical offerings. $55–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org

...s planners set the course for making In C an annual thing. $35–$40. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. constellation-chicago.com

St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. rushhour.org

...of “Lips Like Sugar”? Today the band tours on a new album, Meteorites. $30. Metro, 3730 N. Clark. metrochicago.com

...any contemporary indie act. English rocker Steve Winwood opens. $51.50–$131.50. United Center, 1901 W. Madison. unitedcenter.com

8/3 at 8 The Irish rockabilly singer and multi-instrumentalist puts a sonic twist on the thoroughly aped sound of Memphis and the American South with traditional instruments such as the bodhrán and jazz-inspired flourishes. $25. Park West, 322 W. Armitage. jamusa.com

...that’s a strong enough profile to sell out theatres. $38.50. The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. thechicagotheatre.com

...a sweaty post-Lolla dance party, this is the place to be. Sold out. Aragon, 1106 W Lawrence. aragon.com

...lead the youth culture charge. Sold out except for $3,600 platinum package. Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph. lollapalooza.com

...Alex Wiley, making his first big festival debut. $149 for three-day passes. Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph. northcoastfestival.com

...the air at the Pritzker’s breezy confines. $25–$59.50. Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph. jamusa.com

...the South Loop at Columbia College’s Papermaker’s Garden, with objects in the gallery. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/ADGallery

...stars Ivan Brunetti and Onsmith and some newcomers from Columbia College’s comic art program. 618 S. Michigan. colum.edu/deps

...of free-flowing energy. Also showing: new work by Tiffany Pascal and Lynn Christine Kelly. 2156 N. Damen. arcgallery.org

...less inclined to invest in experimental electronic art, Bartlett also shows new collages and drawings. 8 S. Michigan, SUITE 620. bgfa.us

...accidental death of thousands of migratory birds as they smash into the city’s skyscrapers. 217 N. Carpenter. chicagoartistscoalition.org

...everything from the “stupid to the sublime.” (Think Joseph Cornell with a sense of humor.) 2124 N. Damen. firecatprojects.org

5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org

Through 8/16 Bourque, Bondgren & Bourbon. Using high-key color and collage, the painters Rob Bondgren and Loretta Bourque create highly charged portraits of gender identities, from the gay male and feminine perspectives. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

1542 N. Milwaukee. lvl3gallery.com

Through 8/16 Bernard Williams: The Dark Came Down. One can always expect to see formal innovations in a Williams exhibition. New work includes glossy black car bumpers clumped into impressive arrangements on the walls, like giant plastic gargoyle faces. 835 W. Washington. thomasmccormick.com

...seem to slide off the walls, crawl on the floor, and interact with sculptural objects. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

...these curios—all crafted by women (Lilli Carré, Laura Davis, Carol Jackson, and Diane Simpson). 2154 W. Division. moniquemeloche.com

...comeback for him. Also showing: new works by sculptor Lucy Slivinski and painter Ann Worthing. 942 W. Lake. packergallery.com

...heavy doses of humor and horror. A stolen magic bear suit drives the plot here. 1000 N. California. peanutgallerychicago.com

...into brushstrokes. Contorted poses lend a psychological dimension. Also showing: new paintings by Greg Murr. 210 W. Superior. perimetergallery.com

8/1–30 Bob Palmieri: Lies. It’s no wonder that Palmieri’s photographs depict musicians in spirited performance or candid repose, for the photographer is a musician, too. His empathetic vision extends to architectural details and urban inhabitants. 300 W. Superior. rangefindergallery.com

8/16 Summer Shorts. Sometimes a backyard is the perfect site for a summer outdoor theatre. This intimate new series showcases a curated selection of art films and literary reading performances by Chicagoans. (Rain date is 8/17). 1625 N. Richmond. summershortschicago.tumblr.com

...these prints will open your eyes and mind to artistic innovations happening across the pond. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com

...show, juried by the University of Chicago’s Monika Szewczyk, examines the power of text. 685 N. Milwaukee. womanmade.org

111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

...immense contribution to the design field. Rick Valicenti, founder of the design firm Thirst, curates. 78 E. Washington. chicagoculturalcenter.org

...typography. A historical overview of Chicago design innovations complements the new projects. Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State. chidm.com

...Also showing: Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art from the Permanent Collection (through 12/21). 935 W. Fullerton. museums.depaul.edu

...but the standout may be Haw, whose powerful portraits express everything from womanhood to mortality. 100 W. Randolph. museum.state.il.us

...crumbs and dust left over from those who came before us. Spare, haunting images predominate. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

...homegrown glitch art movement. Expect lots of artfully manipulated GIFs, bent circuits, and static noise. 2320 W. Chicago. uima-chicago.org

...just for one day. The colorful paintings include diverse techniques, from mosaic to textile design. 3015 W. Division. iprac.org

...a million people each year, making it one of the largest festivals in the Midwest. 1400 W. Cermak. fiestadelsol.org

Through 9/14 Learn and execute new dance steps to a live band or people-watch like crazy at this popular city-sponsored dance party. Free. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html

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Food Trucks Livid After Busy River North Stand Moved to 'Much Worse' Spot

...relocation caused confusion last week when food truck owners attempted to use the original spot, 828 N. Larrabee St., unsure why the stand's signs were gone. Beaver's Coffee & Donuts reported it received...

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RIVER NORTH — Food truck owners are livid the city moved a busy stand near Chicago Avenue and Larrabee Street in River North and say they plan to fight the relocation — along with the city's regulations.

The new stand is at 729 N. Larrabee St., about a block away from the original spot, which Beaver's owner Gabriel Wiesen said was "arguably the most profitable or one of the most profitable" stands in the city.

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1547 N Dearborn Pkwy – vintage Chicago mansion for sale

1547 N Dearborn Pkwy – vintage Chicago mansion for sale

1508 N State

1400 N Astor

1352 N LaSalle

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It is the second largest home currently on the market in Chicago. It has 18,590 square feet of space. Only 1955 N Burling in Lincoln Park is larger with 20,000 square feet.

1841 N Sedgwick

469 W Superior

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    EAST ELEVATION ONLY. REMOVE 40 THREADED ROD ANCHORS FROM DISMANTLED BILLBOARD & REPLACE 40 DAMAGED BRICKS. NO STRUCTURAL. NO GRINDING WORK.

    403 W. North Ave. Issued July 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW ROOF LADDER ON PENTHOUSE #2, REMOVE EXISTING ROOF LADDER ON PENTHOUSE #1 AND RELOCATE NEW LADDER TO NORTH ELEVATION OF PENTHOUSE ON 40 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AS PER PLANS.

    1300 N. Lake Shore Dr. Issued July 29, 2014 Comment

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The 10 Best Museums In Chicago

International Museum of Surgical Science is located at 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.

In Old Town at the corner of North and Clark just down the street from other Chicago landmarks like Lincoln Park and The Second City...

Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 N. Clark St.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr.

The Oriental Institute is located at 1155 E. 58th St.

The Leather Archives & Museum is located at 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Check their website for museum hours, which are limited.

The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is located at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The National Veterans Art Museum is located at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Bella Bianca Bridal Couture Brings High Tech to Gold Coast Boutique

Shortly after the sisters opened their shop at 12 W. Maple St. in January 2013, they realized there was another problem plaguing their urban clientele that they could tackle with the right technology.

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest Extends to Two Days After Running Out of Dogs in 2013

This year's festival will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in the park north of the history museum near the intersection of Clark and LaSalle streets.

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Dining news: Le Colonial special; Taste of Latin America

...The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is expanding its annual Hot Dog Fest into a two-day event this year. The...

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...Every Wednesday, French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., offers a chef-selected date night menu where a twosome can enjoy a three-course...

...Taste of Latin America will take place Aug. 2-3 on the 3600 block of West Armitage Avenue ( at Central Park ); admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on...

...Bar Takito, an offshoot of Takito Kitchen, will open in August at 201 N. Morgan St., and will be a Latin inspired shared-plate concept drawing inspiration from Mexico, Central and...

...the Pepper Route or both ( The Whole Enchilada ). Headquarters will be the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., with host restaurants located throughout the neighborhood. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at...

...culinary event, kicks off Aug. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., as a part of The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard, which will take...

...the ground floor of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, a boutique hotel being developed at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park. The first Chicago Shake Shack is set to open this fall...

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For Sale in Gold Coast: ‘Bright’ Five-Bedroom Home For $7.5 Million

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Next in Downtown, South Loop & River North Tower Proposed for 451 E. Grand Ave. Would Have 400 Apartments, 100 Condos

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No Trader Joe’s for Logan Square Megamall, the Chain Grocer Says

The home at 1442 N. Astor St. has big bay windows, an open layout and updated vintage features.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

The centrally located Discount Megamall at 2500 N. Milwaukee Ave. is being eyed by potential buyers, according to Ald. Scott Waguespack. But no deal has been struck.

Terraco manages a Trader Joe's in Evanston along with more than 100 other large lot markets. After several months of talks, Trader Joe's recently abandoned plans to set up shop on the northeast corner of Division and Honore streets in Wicker Park earlier this month.

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Uptown Rapper Targeted in Shootings Moving Out of State, Dad Says

The home at 1442 N. Astor St. has big bay windows, an open layout and updated vintage features.

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