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Saying Goodbye To 'Girlstown': Andersonville's Lesbian Population Shrinks

Longtime residents trace the influx of lesbian couples to one business: Women and Children First. The feminist bookstore moved from Halsted Street to 5233 N. Clark St. in the early 90s when Boystown became too expensive.

"There’s this hip quotient," said Hoffberg, President of Audience Logic, 5443 N. Broadway. "When I’m with old friends from growing up [in Winnetka], who remained up there, their favorite conversation is restaurants they’ve gone to in Andersonville. It’s hip to them."

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Women and Children First founders Ann Christophersen and Linda Boubon opened their original store at 922 W. Armitage Ave. in 1979, where they set out to "promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests."

    Saying Goodbye To 'Girlstown': Andersonville's Lesbian Population Shrinks
    ANDERSONVILLE - The neighborhood that once was a hub for Chicago's lesbian community - known to many as "Girlstown" - is now home to more married gay men than hitched gay women, data shows. For longtime Andersonville residents and business owners, this is not a surprise.
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Former Cantina 1910 Chef Diana Dávila Plots New Restaurant In Logan Square

While she left the recently shuttered Cantina 1910 Mexican restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St. after only three months as executive chef, she spent months prior to its opening helping perfect its details, from the glassware to the menu.

    Former Cantina 1910 Chef Diana Dávila Plots New Restaurant In Logan Square
    UPTOWN - Though Diana Dávila's tenure at the Cantina 1910 restaurant was brief, it had a profound toll on her life and solidified her desire for her newest venture, she says. While she left the recently shuttered Cantina 1910 Mexican restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St.
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46 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

  • Wiggle While You Work

    Ms. Mengarelli is asking for $359.54:
    My students need stools, seat cushions and chair bands to keep them comfortable and focused while they're learning.
    Passages Charter School
  • Wazzup, you obviously don't know, um...whazzup with being an educator in public schools. Every Single Year teachers pay money out of pocket to make sure their students have what they need to learn. I'm not a teacher, but in the school where I work, teachers are given $250 every year...

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    Wazzup, you obviously don't know, um...whazzup with being an educator in public schools. Every Single Year teachers pay money out of pocket to make sure their students have what they need to learn. I'm not a teacher, but in the school where I work, teachers are given $250 every year to buy enough school supplies for every student for a whole year of school. That barely covers getting a classroom ready for the first day. The rest is on the teacher. How dare you look down your nose at our educators who are trying to create a rich learning environment for YOUR kids. If you don't want to chip in any extra cash, then fine. But you don't need to be a dick about it.

  • Bruce_ University of North Texas

    In the suburbs each kid gets a chrome book for free. They have funded athletic programs and subjects like music and art. It's almost like there is a different funding model.

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What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene this Week

This week in restaurant closures: We’ve lost surprisingly controversial Mexican spot Cantina 1910 (5025 N. Clark St., Andersonville), nearby New American pub The Brixton (5420 N. Clark St., Andersonville), and, at least...

...Mexican spot Cantina 1910 (5025 N. Clark St., Andersonville), nearby New American pub The Brixton (5420 N. Clark St., Andersonville), and, at least for a time during a “reconcepting” under the guidance of DMK...

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There’s another option for lunch salads downtown. Sweetgreen (623 N. State St., River North, 312-374-8173), which gets you veggies in a fast-casual setting, has begun its Chicago takeover—on the heels of this first outpost’s opening, there’s already news of a second location coming to the West Loop.

Peruvian restaurant-bar Boleo and chic cocktail lounge Vol. 39 both opened up inside the Kimpton Gray Hotel (122 W. Monroe St., Loop, 312-750-9012). And they’re not even the only dining and drinking spots in the hotel—they join the recently opened Steadfast restaurant.

Praise be! Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.), the Loop lunching megaplex, finally opened its doors. If you need help navigating, we’ve got a handy guide.

...a “reconcepting” under the guidance of DMK after service on August 27, Graham Elliot Bistro (841 W. Randolph St., West Loop...

    What You Need to Know About the Chicago Dining Scene this Week
    There's another option for lunch salads downtown. Sweetgreen (623 N. State St., River North, 312-374-8173), which gets you veggies in a fast-casual setting, has begun its Chicago takeover-on the heels of this first outpost's opening, there's already news of a second location coming to the West Loop.
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11 hours ago

Gourmet Meatballs Are Making the Rounds in Chicago

Crispy pork liver hushpuppies paired with a bold Southern blend of cayenne mayo and sweet pickle relish. $9. 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725

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A delicious mishmash of marinara sauce, pepperoni, and polenta with two perfectly caramelized meatballs. $8. 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110

A clever, spicy riff on ’70s-era cocktail meatballs, seasoned with red pepper and glazed with one of four house sauces. $8. 1160 N. Dearborn St., 312-642-1160

The union of these raisin-studded pork-veal balls with sweet tomato jam is the best Spanish coupling since jamón met sherry. $16. 432 W. Diversey Pkwy., 773-857-2540

Five elegant bite-size tributes to a Chinese-style lamb stir-fry, enhanced with scallions, cumin, and refreshing hints of cilantro. $15. 1 W. Washington St., 312-368-1900

These porkers sponge up all the earthy flavors of a broth stocked with cabbage, shiitakes, and pickled Fresno chilies. $14. 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825

A beautiful softball-size behemoth blanketed with ricotta and carefully set in a pool of sweet, basil-flecked marinara. $19. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322

Our Fave:These smoky, ultratender yakitori meatballs—bursting with ginger and yuzu—are the most decadent morsels ever put on a skewer. $10. 820 W. Lake St., 312-733-4818

Zesty and sweet—and perhaps the only meatball in town that’s meant to be consumed witha tiki drink. $12. 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave., 708-328-3091

Gloriously porky gems, served with pickled veggies and Sriracha aïoli, capture the rich flavors of a fully loaded banh mi. $13. 1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069 This article appears in the September 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

    Gourmet Meatballs Are Making the Rounds in Chicago
    A delicious mishmash of marinara sauce, pepperoni, and polenta with two perfectly caramelized meatballs. $8. 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-276-7110 A clever, spicy riff on '70s-era cocktail meatballs, seasoned with red pepper and glazed with one of four house sauces. $8. 1160 N.
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15 hours ago

Dancing Festival, Taste of Greektown, art in Highland Park

...of getting a seat, arrive early. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. $15 cover. Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway St. More info and tickets

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...the lawn. Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. Free. Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St. More info and tickets

...little “Opa!” to the day, there is live music and dance. Aug. 26-28. Free. 400 S. Halsted St. More info

...s big, brassy, silly fun, just like Mame. Through Aug. 28. $34-$98. Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. More info and tickets

...the script featuring its ensemble members. Aug. 28, 6 p.m. $22. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. More info and tickets

...I'd expect this to be something. Aug. 26-28. $25. Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-3000. More info and tickets

...m. $65 until Sept. 2, $75 until Sept. 22, $85 day of event. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, 312-341-2300. More info and tickets

...s Tasting Party). VIP Chef's Table $350, Chef's Tasting Party $200. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. More info and tickets

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46 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • Motivating Young Scientists

    Ms. Romano is asking for $631.15:
    My students need a set of Learning Science Activity Tubs to create meaningful hands-on experiences by exploring and learning about science!
    McPherson Elementary School
  • I'm a newly retired teacher with some science recipe books by Janet van Cleve. They are yours for the asking

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Gunshots by Sheridan and Argyle

Just heard four gunshots by Sheridan and Argyle.... anybody else hear anything?

  • Chris H on Argyle New Uptown resident

    I did too! Have no info as to what happened - sorry. New in the neighborhood. Scary to think it was so close by. Those shots provoked me to sign up with "everyblock". Thanks for posting!

21 hours ago

Gunshots near Argyle & Sheridan???

At around 11:30 pm, I heard several shots in a row from my apartment - at least seven! It sounded as though it was coming from the area of Argyle & Sheridan. Anybody else hear anything? I didn't hear police car sirens either. Much oblige.

21 hours ago

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Shots in uptown/Edgewater just after 11:30 pm

Just waiting to find out what happened. Saw an abandoned car and police by argyle after coming home from jewel. Heard shots near the Jewel on Broadway and Berwyn. Kenmore or Winthrop (I confuse the two, pretty much the same amount of awful)

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Cantina 1910 Closes Suddenly, Owners Blames Minimum Wage Increases

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Cantina 1910 and Café 1910 effective immediately,” the co-owners of the restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St., Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan, said in a statement released Monday morning via Facebook.

    Cantina 1910 Closes Suddenly, Owners Blames Minimum Wage Increases
    ANDERSONVILLE - Less than a year after opening in the former T's Bar space, Andersonville's Cantina 1910 closed suddenly over the weekend citing stressors from "the rapidly changing labor market for the hospitality industry." "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Cantina 1910 and Café 1910 effective immediately," the co-owners of the restaurant at 5025 N.
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40 hours ago

Final Argyle Night Market To Honor John 'Vietnam' Nguyen

Two years ago, the 5000 block of Winthrop Avenue where he grew up was named "Honorary John 'Vietnam' Nguyen Way" and murals were placed at the corner of Winona Street and Winthrop Avenue to celebrate his legacy of positive artistic expression, community organizing and tolerance.

Two years ago, the 5000 block of Winthrop Avenue where he grew up was named "Honorary John 'Vietnam' Nguyen Way" and murals were placed at the corner of Winona Street and Winthrop Avenue to celebrate his legacy of positive artistic expression, community organizing and tolerance.

The Uptown Bikes Pop-Up shop, 1124 W. Argyle St., will also have a bike valet for cyclists. The shop will give away a free water bottle if you check-in and visitors, who give an email address, will be entered into a raffle for a free T-shirt, according to the event's Facebook page.

    Final Argyle Night Market To Honor John 'Vietnam' Nguyen
    UPTOWN - The final Argyle Night Market of the season is this week and will again honor Uptown poet, activist and rapper John "Vietnam" Nguyen, who died in 2012 saving a drowning friend. Argyle Night Market is hosted by Uptown United and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) every Thursday from 5 p.m.
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3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

    The food waste behind Papa Ray's on Sheridan is waaaaaay more rat friendly on a daily basis.

  • Unfortunately, this photo is pretty much a regular occurrence in alleys all over Chicago, especially when 'renovation' or storage area clean-out is underway. The scrappers will get some of that but the carpet & pads could be there for weeks without a call & payment to their private garbage hauler.

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  • Lycee Francais de Chicago reviewed by a parent

    Two of my children are attending this school. They love the school and so do we. My oldest child has completed three years at the school (she will be starting 1st grade) and my son has completed one year at the school. All of the teachers we have had have been amazing. They provided a supportive and nurturing environment that allowed our children to bond with them quickly. I really like that the Lyc e seeks to instill a joy of learning in the children (as opposed to focusing narrowly on test preparation) through a diverse and engaging curriculum that includes art and singing and plenty of physical movement. We've been impressed with how quickly our children have picked up French. Our oldest child who is starting first grade this year already speaks French fluently. Tuition has gone up a fair amount in recent years. I really hope that they can minimize future increases in tuition. I also wish that they had a better tuition discount for siblings. Currently they offer a minor tuition reduction for the third sibling, but nothing for the second sibling (or for siblings beyond the third). But I realize that a good education at a private school in Chicago is not going to be cheap, and we want those amazing teachers to be well paid. We plan to continue sending our children to the school so long as we can afford it.

    Lycee Francais de Chicago (1929 W. Wilson Avenue) Published on GreatSchools August 22, 2016 Comment

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2 days ago

Cantina 1910 Closes Suddenly, Owners Blame Minimum Wage Increases

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Cantina 1910 and Café 1910 effective immediately,” the co-owners of the restaurant at 5025 N. Clark St., Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan, said in a statement released Monday morning via Facebook.

    Cantina 1910 Closes Suddenly, Owners Blames Minimum Wage Increases
    ANDERSONVILLE - Less than a year after opening in the former T's Bar space, Andersonville's Cantina 1910 closed suddenly over the weekend citing stressors from "the rapidly changing labor market for the hospitality industry." "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Cantina 1910 and Café 1910 effective immediately," the co-owners of the restaurant at 5025 N.
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Aug 11

Updated 2 days ago

How Smart are the New Smart Lights?

Flats Chicago: 5411 Winthrop

Flats Chicago: 1325 Wilson

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| 1754 West Byron St. |

    How Smart are the New Smart Lights? | Moss Architecture
    How Smart is Chicago's New Smart Lighting Project? Or-Can someone please turn out the light, already! We're trying to get some sleep. For a while there, the world couldn't stop getting brighter. I'll call this time the 80s, where the digital watch went from pricey noveau electronic to novelty item that popped up on every wrist.
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  • Wazzup not available

    My window treatments were bought years ago - custom - Classic Draperies - they did an excellent job of evaluating needs as well as aesthetics - because the housekeeper dusts them every week they are still in like new condition - the materials were first class - while initial cost was high - the quality meant the amortized cost was low. Give them a try and explain your situation. (773) 252-7742 -a remember dust destroys material so dust weekly.

  • Great, thanks so much everyone for your help! :)

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