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All Saints Episcopal Church's Renovations On Display During Open House

...of the 130-year-old church rested on nothing more than cedar posts) — All Saints, 4550 N. Hermitage Ave., is now turning its attention to restoring its exterior...

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Studio Apt

Hi there,

Anyone know of any fairly inexpensive studios around the LS/Ravenswood neighborhood? Currently looking to move out of my 1BR @$975/mo and need something a little less expensive.
Love the neighborhood too much to leave!
Thanks!

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Old dude outside of Windy City Movers

Anyone know anything about the old dude pounding Old Styles outside Windy City movers on Clark? He's there everyday, rain or shine. Never asking for money or bothering anybody, just drinking.

  • He is associated with the place. Lately he sits on the couch inside the front window. I've been walking past him daily for almost two years now. He used to be exclusively PBR, but lately I've noticed he's drinking Busch as well. Perhaps the moving business is falling on hard times. =)

  • I believe he owns the place. Loves kids and says hi. I'm thinking he's got circulation problems, look below the knees

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  • CPS Battle of the Books 2014-15

    Ms. Wriddle is asking for $361.39:
    My students need the 19 books to compete in The Chicago Public Schools Battle of the Books. This activity engages and motivates the students to read.
    McPherson Elementary School Comment

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Zigge, Zagge, Zigge, Zagge, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi! We've Got Your Oktoberfest Guide

...the action with its first-ever Okto-Beer-Fest, 3-9 p.m., Sept. 27, 1940 W. Foster Ave. The event is a joint collaboration between the Bowmanville Community Organization and the Griffin Theatre...

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Chicago Brauhaus, 4732 N. Lincoln Ave., is arguable the grandaddy of them all, with Oktoberfest specials running Sept. 24 - Oct. 26...

Laschet's Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd., will be tapping a different Oktoberfest beer each week during October. You'll definitely want...

Planning on heading to Mirabell Restaurant, 3454 W. Addison St.? You're going to have some catching up to do — they've been celebrating Oktoberfest...

If the weather cooperates, you can't beat Resi's Bierstube, 2034 W. Irving Park Road, which boasts one of the city's best beer gardens. These folks know their German...

New this year at Fountainhead's annual Oktoberfest bash, Sept. 22, there will be live music on the rooftop courtesy of Alpine Thunder. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m., but the beer starts flowing at 6 p.m., with plenty of domestic and imported Oktoberfest brews on tap, 1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Prost! St. Benedict pays homage to the parish's German roots during its 49th Annual OktoberFest, Oct. 3-5, 2215 W. Irving Park Road. In addition to food, music and, of course, beer, the festival also features carnival midway rides, activities and games.

...double the fun. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 18, 4626 N. Knox Ave. Tickets are available for purchase online...

...the country, its history and perhaps even its language, DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave., offers a full slate of programs and classes on all things Deutsche, every month of...

  • On Friday 9/19/2014, the DANK Haus is hosting an Wine Fest Open Haus and Kulturkueche cooking class. We will be making German Zwiebelkuchen, which is an onion tart in a yeast crust (like pizza dough). Both events start at 7:30 p.m. www.dankhaus.com for more information

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The good, the bad, and the really bad—a roundup of three newish barbecue spots

The Last Pit Stop Barbecue, 1964 W. Lawrence, 773-654-3977

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Bro-N-Law's Bar-B-Que, 3820 W. Chicago, 773-227-8344

Husky Hog Bar-B-Que, 335 W. 31st St, 773-442-2769, huskyhogbbq.com

1648 W. 115th St., Chicago Other South IL 60643

3001 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago Lakeview IL 60657

28 hours ago

10 Great Literary Salons to Check Out in Chicago

Funny Writers, comedians, actors, and journalists put out a “live magazine” every week, addressing the news of the day with varying degrees of snark in Christopher Piatt’s popular Uptown series. Every Saturday. Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway. Free. thepapermacheteshow.com

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...its quick-witted hosts, Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast. Every third Monday. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Free. essayfiesta.com

...John Green and comedian Cameron Esposito. Quarterly, with next reading on September 19. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. $10. zulkey.com

...by some of the Midwest’s finest writers and performers. Every third Wednesday. Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Free. facebook.com/gutsandgloryshow

...has quickly become a South Side hub for rising literati. Every third Sunday. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St. Free. curbsidesplendor.com

...awkward silences at this avant-garde series they started in 2005. Monthly. Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free. facebook.com/pages/Red-Rover-Reading-Series/198562136827206

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Free Iris Plants

I'm splitting my Iris plants as they have grown pretty massive. I have way more than I know what to do with. Anyone interested in having some for their garden please drop me a message to arrange a time to come by for some.

  • Joan M. Back in Lincoln Square and liking it.

    Nan, Iris Plants is (temporarily) in prison by me. I hope to free her to a life in a sunny, well-drained spot soon.

    Damian, thank you so much. The iris rhizomes were all so beautifully prepared - clean and divided and ready to plant. I got inspired to try to...

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    Nan, Iris Plants is (temporarily) in prison by me. I hope to free her to a life in a sunny, well-drained spot soon.

    Damian, thank you so much. The iris rhizomes were all so beautifully prepared - clean and divided and ready to plant. I got inspired to try to beautify my weedy, dreary but sunny stretch of south-facing alley in my new digs after the gardeners who maintain the triangle at Lawrence and Magnolia offered free daylilies this June on EB. I think it's going to be a bit cheerier in my little stretch of alley next year if I can just stay on top of the broken bottles, the fly dumpers and the taggers.

  • Damian Raszewski Ravenswood Photographer

    I've been sending this information to people via email, but it seems easier to just put it here once. Here is some info regarding planting and splitting Iris plants.

    http://www.irises.org/About_Irises/Cultural%20Information/Grow_Bearded.html

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Minimum wage hike backers seek support of North Side aldermen

The bus tour will also stop at the McDonald's near Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road, where Johnson said they would rally to make the case that restaurants in the giant fast-food chain can afford higher wages.

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