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Local communities offer excellent schools, educational choices

British School of Chicago, 814 W. Eastman St, (Lincoln Park); 161 W. 9th St. (South Loop) (773) 506-2097, admissions: (773) 506-2097 or admissionsbsc@wclschools.org; britishschoolofchicago.org.

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Green Beginnings LLC, 1436 W. Randolph St., (312) 226-4256, www.greenbeginningschicago.com. Also, like Green Beginnings, Healthy Children, Healthy World, and Healthy Future, on Facebook.

Children of Peace, 1900 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8186, www.childrenofpeacechicago.org, czaffaroni@childrenofpeaceschool.org. Children of Peace School is an...

Evergreen Academy Middle School, 3537 S. Paulina St., (773) 535-4836, fax (773) 535-4853, www.evergreenacademyms.com. Located in the McKinley Park...

Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW), 751 N. State St. and 120 S. Desplaines St., (312) 466-0700, fax (312) 466-0711, admissions@fxw.org...

Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW), 751 N. State St. and 120 S. Desplaines St., (312) 466-0700, fax (312) 466-0711, admissions@fxw.org, www.fxw.org. Founded in...

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., (773) 797-5107, www.fwparker.org, facebook.com/parkerchicago, twitter.com/fwparker. Francis W. Parker...

2830 S. Quinn St., (312) 326-6243, fax (312) 842-7960, www.StBarbaraSchool.org. Founded in 1910, St. Barbara is a Catholic elementary school rooted in faith and nurtured through prayer, sacrament, and liturgy.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, 4052 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 548-4100, www.stelizabethelemchgo.com.

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton St., (312) 842-7668, www.stjeromeschool.net. Located in the Bridgeport/Armour Square community, St. Jerome Catholic School is a unique place for over 200 prekindergarten through eighth grade students from the metropolitan area.

St. Malachy School, 2252 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-2252, info@stmalachychicago.com, www.stmalachychicago.com.

St. Nicholas Cathedral School, 2200 W. Rice St., (773) 384-7243, www.stnicholascathedralschool.org.

St. Pius V School, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-1590, www.SaintPiusV.org. At St. Pius V School (SPV), students, teachers, alumni...

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., (312) 326-2837, principal@sttheresechicago.org, www.sttheresechicago.org. Located in the heart of the...

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W. Lexington St., (312) 733-5337, http://urbanprairie.org.

Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St. (312) 491-1600, fax (312) 491-1616, www.Chicagohopeacademy.org, Facebook: Chicago Hope Academy, Twitter...

Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville 3519 S. Giles Ave., (773) 534-9750, www.chicagomilitaryacademy.org.

De La Salle Institute, Institute Campus (Boys) 3434 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 842-7355, Lourdes Hall Campus (Girls) 1040 W. 32nd Pl., (773) 650-6800, www...

...Institute, Institute Campus (Boys) 3434 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 842-7355, Lourdes Hall Campus (Girls) 1040 W. 32nd Pl., (773) 650-6800, www.dls.org. Founded in 1889 by the Brothers of the Christian...

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, 3737 W. 99th St., (773) 881-6500, www.mothermcauley.org.

Phoenix Military Academy, 145 S. Campbell Ave., (773) 534-7275, fax (773) 534-7273, www.phoenixmilitary.org. A Selective Enrollment Chicago Public...

Saint Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 421-5900, fax (312) 421-7124, www.ignatius.org.

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, 2641 S. Calumet, Ave. (312) 949-9400, www.ywlcs.org. Located in Bronzeville, Young Women’s Leadership Charter...

MacCormac College, 29 E. Madison St., (312) 922-1884, www.maccormac.edu. Celebrating 110 years of academic excellence, MacCormac College (MC...

Upbeat Music School, 3000 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-5896,

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Trial expected to begin Monday for woman charged in Hickory Street double murder

McKee, 20; Joshua Miner, 26; Adam Landerman, 21; and Alisa Massaro, 20, were arrested and charged with murder after Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, were found dead in January 2013 in Massaro’s Joliet home in the 1100 block of North Hickory Street.

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Top restaurants in River West

No. 2: Iguana Café, 517 N. Halsted St.

No. 4: Sushi X, 1136 W. Chicago Ave.

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No. 1: La Scarola, 721 W. Grand Ave.

No. 3: Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St.

No. 5: Paramount Room, 415 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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

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

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

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

...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

...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

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

...60 now-iconic photos. Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun 12–5. $12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.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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2014 Chicago World Music Festival lineup announced

The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia; 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. show Ages 18+

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph; 6 p.m.

Schubas, 3159 N. Southport; 7:30 p.m. doors open open, 8 p.m. show Ages 18+

Old Town School of Folk Music ­ The Gary and Laura Maurer Hall, 4544 North Lincoln; 8 p.m. doors open, 8:30 p.m. show

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St., 3rd Floor; 9 p.m.-9 a.m.

Chicago SummerDance, ­Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park,  601 South Michigan ..

Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave.; 6 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Steinberg Fine Arts Center, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr; 7:30 p.m.

Martyrs’, 3855 North Lincoln; 9:30 p.m. Ages 21+

Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard; Noon

Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; 7 p.m. Ages 18+

City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph; 6 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show

Old Town School of Folk Music ­Szold Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show

Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show Ages 17+

DePaul University Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden; 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show

Constellation, 3111 N. Western; 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show Ages 18+

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.; 8:30 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. show

Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.; 9 p.m. doors open, 10 p.m. show

University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.; 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show

Community Café, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.; 7 p.m.

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1547 N Dearborn Pkwy – vintage Chicago mansion for sale

1424 W Ohio

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1547 N Dearborn Pkwy – vintage Chicago mansion for sale

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.

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  • Rowe Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Rowe is an amazing school, strong leadership and extraordinary staff. Our son attended here for 4 yrs. We moved from the city and over the summer we have visited schools , public, private, gifted and haven't seen a school like Rowe. I wish I could have bring with me the entire staff. Strongly recommend this school. Also I wanted to share that even though my son is not enrolled in this school anymore one of the staff here has helped by giving me information and advice about the district and schools my son could be attending next school year. Thank you Rowe and all staff for everything . ROWE ELEMENTARY IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE CITY.

    Rowe Elementary School (1424 N Cleaver St) Published on GreatSchools July 30, 2014

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So You Think You're a Foodie @ Frontier

Frontier's (1072 N Milwaukee) monthly, five-course "So You Think You're a Foodie" dinner feature's lamb this month. The $65 dinner starts at 8:00pm tonight with optional course pairings for an additional $25. Call (773) 772-4322 to reserve.

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