17 hours ago

Park Improvements; $50,000 Raffle; Round ups

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families to become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations...

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will present men’s day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Geoffrey Hall will moderate. A reception will follow in Register Hall. Call (312) 225-5300.

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...program are invited to an open house, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at 222 N. LaSalle St., 7th floor. For more information, log on to www.aarp.org/experience-corps/experience-corpsvolunteer...

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Stop by the park or call (312) 747-6012 for more information.

...artist, are on display now through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3600...

p.m. at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. Enjoy meat and vegetarian chili, beer, gelato, a raffle, and a Day of the Dead celebration. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Log on http://artsoflife.org/chili or call (312) 829-2787.

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Tables of ten cost $200. Individual tickets cost $20. Best decorated fall themed table wins...

...773) 429-4312 or toconnell@brrice.org for more information. Brother Rice is located at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd.

...Collection won a grand prize in Steam Studio’s fashion contest. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600...

...Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of State funds for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W...

...for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W...

...Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call...

...Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call (312) 814-3158...

Chicago Sinfonietta, Redmoon, and Brazilian guest conductor Lucia Matos will celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in music at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Call (312) 294-3000

CivicLab will host a book discussion on the Mondays of Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 on the book Marxism and Freedom From 1776 Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya at 9 p.m. CiviLab is at 114 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 857-6485.

...Development Center celebrated its new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15 at 1312 S. Racine Ave. The program is located inside Fosco Park’s Community Center. A reception and tours took...

At Evergreen Academy, 3537 S. Paulina St., eighth grade social studies teacher Paul Kanelos recently received a $1,500 grant from the...

Jodi Pinkerton became principal of Galileo Scholastic Academy on Nov. 1. She succeeds Jorge Macias, who had been principal since 2010. The school is located at 820 S. Carpenter St. Call (773) 534-7070.

...Church meets Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Grace Place. Grace Place is located at 637 S. Dearborn St. Log on to www.gracechicago.org...

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

Lil’ Buds Theater Co., 1206 W. Rosedale Ave., offers studio classes for youngsters. Adventures in Imagination is for ages three through six, Create...

...567-8800. To learn more, visit www.mercychicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

Friends of the Parks chose the Palmisano Park Advisory Council for its 2014 Volunteer in the Parks Award for outstanding park advisory council. The council’s president is Maureen Sullivan, a candidate for 11th Ward Alderman. The park is located at 2700 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 747-6497.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...to experience college life. For more information, call (312) 341-3511. Roosevelt is located at 430 S. Michigan Ave.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For further information call (312) 842-7979 or visit www.stbarbarachicago.org.

...given Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org...

The St. Matthew Lutheran Church soup kitchen has received a new freezer from Good Samaritan Ministries of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. The church still seeks donations for roof repair and a new boiler. It is located at 2108 W. 21st St. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., is holding a raffle with $50,000 in prizes: a grand prize of $38,888...

Log on to http://soundsofthesouthloop.com/web/home.aspx. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951.

Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or e-mail ward25chicago@gmail.com.

...the lake. Registration and check-in start at 12:30 p.m. at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St. The self-guided tour begins at Dearborn Station, and participants can walk the route or...

...edu or log on to www.southloopschool.net for more information. The school is at 1212 S. Plymouth Ct.

Taylor Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host grammar school co-ed basketball leagues on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting Tuesday, Nov. 4. Call (312) 747-6729.

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host its 17th annual Power of Nursing leadership conference Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.nursing.uic.edu/pnl.

...and boredom. The play runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14 through 23, at UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Log on to http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/eventdetails/218/199 for more information and to...

...presentation, principals said they would spend their shares on technology. The UVA is located at 1453 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-3773...

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W. Lexington St., will host open houses at 9:30 a.m. on the Saturdays of Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Call (312) 733-5537 or log on to www.urbanprairie.org for more information.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or e-mail pr@gazettechicago.com.

17 hours ago

Eyes on the Street: Bike and Ped Facilities on the South Side and in the Loop

...scouting out facilities last Sunday morning, I passed by the historic South Park Baptist Church, 3722 South King. You may recall that the city originally proposed installing protected bike lanes on King from...

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A couple miles north, at 18th and Calumet, the city has eliminated an annoying barrier for cyclists. There’s an underpass and pedestrian...

Several blocks northwest, at Roosevelt and Canal, work has been completed on new curb ramps. Streetsblog readers may remember that this construction, which didn’t include a safe detour for pedestrians, forced people on foot out into the street.

2 days ago

Woman Standing On Porch Sexually Assaulted

The victim was smoking a cigarette on the porch about 5:50 p.m. at her home in the 100 block of East 44th Street when an unknown male wearing a partial ski mask and gloves grabbed her from behind, Area Central detectives said in a community alert.

2 days ago

Woman sexually assaulted on porch of Grand Boulevard apartment

The victim was smoking a cigarette on the porch about 5:50 p.m. at her home in the 100 block of East 44th Street when an unknown male wearing a partial ski mask and gloves grabbed her from behind, Area Central detectives said in a community alert.

2 days ago

Cops warn of sexual assault in Bronzeville neighborhood

The attack happened shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East 44th Street. Police said the woman was standing on her back porch smoking a cigarette when she was approached by a masked man.

3 days ago

Man Shot in Neck Drives Rolls Royce to Fire Station; 11 Others Wounded

• In North Kenwood, at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night, a 16-year-old boy was walking through an alley in the 4300 block of South Berkeley Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Sedevic said.

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At around 5:30 p.m., the boy was standing outside in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street. Witnesses observed a man wearing all black walk up and open fire, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

• The most recent shooting occurred in West Englewood, at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, in the 2200 block of West 69th Street, said Sedevic.

• In South Chicago, at 3:50 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Carpenter Street, a 21-year-old man was found on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and leg, Sedevic said.

Police are investigating whether this incident was connected with the shooting of the sheriff's officer on 79th and Paulina.

• Thirty minutes earlier, at 3:20 a.m. in West Pullman, a 42-year-old man was shot in his chest in the 11900 block of South Eggleston Avenue, said Sedevic.

• At 3:05 a.m. in University Village, a 26-year-old man was walking in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, Sedevic said.

• At 1:15 a.m., in the Near West Side, a 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he heard shots and felt pain, said Sedevic.

• Less than an hour earlier, at 9 p.m. in West Garfield, an 18-year-old man was standing on the corner with his friends in the 4000 block of West End Avenue when the victim heard shots and felt pain, Sedevic said.

• At 7:45 p.m. in Englewood, a 21-year-old man was walking eastbound in the 700 block of West Marquette when he was shot in his leg, Sedevic said.

The man ran to 6600 block of South Union Avenue, and was later taken to Christ, where he was listed in stable condition.

• A 22-year-old was shot at 7 p.m. in South Chicago. The man was in his car in the 2700 block of East 81st Street when was shot in his back, Sedevic said.

• At 6:45 p.m. in Roseland, a 16-year-old boy was found on the sidewalk in the 0–100 block of East 101st Place with a gunshot wound to his chin, Sedevic said.

5 days ago

How cops tracked a suspected serial killer to the south suburbs

...who disappeared Oct. 8. Hers was the first body recovered in a vacant house at 421 E. 43rd in the Glen Park section of the city on Oct. 19. Police said Vann then...

Oct 22

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

After his arrest on Saturday, Vann allegedly led detectives to Jones’ body in an abandoned house at 421 E. 43rd Av., where her body had been covered with teddy bears and tires. An autopsy determined she had been strangled.

Oct 21

'My heart breaks,' says mom of one of 7 Indiana slaying victims

Raw video of the house on the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue, where police found a dead body believed to be linked to at least 7 other women found dead.

Oct 21

Suspect in Indiana serial killings has violent past

In the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue, the front door to the vacant home where three bodies had been found stood open. The two houses next to the property also appeared abandoned and overgrown by trees and tall grasses.

Oct 20

Black Women Among Victims Of Alleged Serial Killer

On Sunday evening, the body of Christine Williams, 26, was found in Gary. Hours later, two more bodies were found in the 400-block of east 43rd Avenue. They have not been identified.

Oct 20

En imágenes, los sitios en Indiana donde hallaron muertas a 7 mujeres

La casa abandonada en la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

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La casa abandonada en la cuadra 1400 E. 50th Ct., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

Oct 20

Obama leaves town after casting early ballot

The president voted Monday morning — the first day of early balloting — at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. "Exercising our franchise, that's where all of us are the same," he said as he prepared to vote.

Oct 20

Arrancan elecciones tempranas en área de Chicago

...el presidente Barack Obama, en el Centro de Servicio Comunitario Martin Luther King Jr., del 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., en el barrio de Kenwood...

Oct 20

President Obama Casts Ballot On First Day Of Early Voting

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

Oct 20

Alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann charged in Hammond murder

...20 p.m., the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on October 8. Early Sunday, the body of Teaira Batey, 28...

Oct 20

Are You Barack Obama? Poll Worker Asks President, Who Replies: 'That's Me'

When he showed up at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center on 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., one poll worker asked if he was Barack Obama.

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After leaving the voting center, Obama traveled to Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign offices in the 300 block of East 47th Street. When he arrived there around 11:30 a.m., he brought in three boxes of doughnuts.

Oct 20

Obama casts ballot as early voting begins

The president, who headlined a rally Sunday night at Chicago State University, left his Kenwood home shortly after 11 a.m. and voted at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Tyrone Pendleton, 74, casts his ballot on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington St. in downtown Chicago.

Oct 20

Interrogan a sospechoso por muerte de siete mujeres en Indiana

...la noche y la madrugada del domingo, en la cuadra 2200 Massachusetts St., la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave. y la cuadra 1800 E. 19th Ave., se inform...

Oct 20

Alleged serial killer identified as Darren Deon Vann

...has been identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. Her body was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue on Sunday night. She was reported missing on October 8. The other bodies located over...

Oct 20

Police question suspect as bodies of 7 women found in Gary, Hammond

...were found late Saturday and early Sunday in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said...

Oct 20

3 more bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...of a woman police identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on Oct. 8. A second body was found in the 2200...

Oct 20

7 women found dead in Gary, Hammond over weekend

The bodies of the three women in Gary were found late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 20

3 more female bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...found in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. Officials said three bodies were discovered in abandoned homes in Gary late Saturday...

Oct 20

3 more bodies found in Gary, man questioned in NW Indiana deaths

...in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two female bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. A total of seven bodies have been found in northwest Indiana, according to...

Oct 19

Some victims identified after bodies found in Gary, Hammond

In Gary,  the bodies of three more women were found. One in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, one in th the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and one in the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue.

Oct 19

Indiana man in custody after 4 bodies found; Sources say possible serial killer

Throughout Saturday night into early Sunday morning, the bodies were recovered in the 2200 block of Massachusetts, 400 block of E. 43rd Avenue and 1800 block of E. 19th Avenue in Gary.

Oct 19

Man in custody after 4 women found dead in Gary, Hammond

The bodies of the three women in Gary were found late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 19

3 women found dead in Gary

The bodies were found at the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 19

Three Females Found Dead In Separate Locations In Gary

First – the coroner was called to the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue.

Oct 19

Bodies of 3 women found in three homes in Gary, IN

Those homes were located in the 2200 block of Massachusetts, 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue.

Oct 17

Kelly to host job fair, boot camps

...Chicago Heights; and from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. For more information, call (708) 679-0078...

Oct 16

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: City Seeking Development Proposals for Vacant South Side Lots

...parcels are vacant city owned properties, however the two lots on the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Prairie are privately owned. Considering that all of the properties are all located within two blocks...

Oct 16

Open House Chicago resurrects The Sutherland Jazz Club with the Chicago Blues Museum

Over the weekend, the Open House event will be opening other former venues in the neighborhood, including the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., Original work will be displayd on stage at the hardware store for visitors to view. 

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Over the weekend, the Open House event will be opening other former venues in the neighborhood, including the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., Original work will be displayd on stage at the hardware store for visitors to view. 

Oct 16

Updated Oct 16

Sutherland Jazz Lounge to Reopen for Open House Chicago

The Sutherland at 4659 S. Drexel Blvd. was once home to the city’s hottest jazz club — and one of the rare venues were blacks and whites were both welcome to see acts like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

Other former venues in the neighborhood, including the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., which was once the Sunset...

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...the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., which was once the Sunset Café hosting acts like Charlie Parker and Cab Calloway, will...

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    Yes, this is what we need, to bring the positive spotlight to Bronzeville,to highlight the great things that went on here and to honor it and celebrate the gifts that keep on giving.

Oct 15

Kenwood student with budding clothing line accepted into prestigious design program

Coleman’s FAM line has a strong following among his peers at Kenwood and neighboring schools including King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. Coleman sells his shirts through Instagram @FAM_KILAM where he has more than 3,000 followers who send in photos of themselves wearing FAM shirts.

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Coleman said he learned how to make shirts in his digital imaging classes at Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Oct 15

Local non-profit taking St. Thomas students to Museum of Science and Industry

Jaycox grew up in the Kenwood neighborhood on 43rd Street and Greenwood Avenue. He was the youngest of six children in a working-class family during World War...

...attended Catholic school. When he was in 4th grade at St. Ambrose, which was on 47th Street and Ellis Avenue. The nuns there announced that the class would be going on a field trip to...

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Through the City Museums For Kids organization, students from St. Thomas, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., will be visiting the Museum of Science and Industry on Dec. 11.

...nuns there announced that the class would be going on a field trip to MSI, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive...

Oct 09

Updated Oct 14

Where to Eat While Watching the Chicago Marathon

3901 S. Michigan Ave., Bronzeville, 773-285-1700

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233 E. Erie St., Streeterville, 312-344-1374

30 E. Hubbard St., River North, 312-226-5556

JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., Loop, 312-660-8866

519 N. Clark St., River North, 312-284-1377

1547 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-624-9430

1800 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park. 312-981-7070

553 W. Diversey Pkwy., Lincoln Park, 773-234-2320

3415 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-305-0024

2552 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-248-4580

2301 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-244-1112

1233 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-548-3319

540 N. Wells St., River North, 312-527-1850

401 N. Franklin St., River North

820 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-888-3455

1408 W. Madison St., West Loop, 312-226-9529

230 S. Ashland Ave., West Loop, 312-666-7253 Plates of chilaquiles are known to induce a powerful runner’s high-esque endorphin surge, a fact we totally didn’t just make up right now.

800 S. Desplaines St., University Village, 773-318-9526

1337 W. Taylor St., Little Italy, 312-733-8881

1725 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-226-2654

1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851

2119 S. Halsted St., Pilsen, 312-426-3385

2618 S. Archer Ave., Chinatown, 312-808-1999

234 W. 31st St., Bridgeport, 312-842-9200

2139 S. China Pl., Chinatown, 312-328-0001

1152 S. Wabash Ave., South Loop, 312-291-0100

  • The culinary history lesson was well presented sir.. I am certainly aware of Mexican culinary history, maybe not so detailed as you sir. history and even have my own thoughts on Asian influence when it comes to west coast Mexican cuisine. All in all I wasn't seeking traditional Mexican and my meal was a pleasant surprise and well prepared.Everyone is entitled to their opinions but Dia De Los Tamales should never be compared to Taco Bell...in my ever so humble.

  • Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare...

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    Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare his food in such a way that it would not interfere with his game. The cook presented him with sliced meat between two pieces of toast. This meal required no utensils and could be eaten with one hand, leaving the other free to continue the game.

    The torta has been prepared in some variation in many parts of the world, it is also known in Spain as bocadillo or bocata and la bala fría in Venezuela. Torta also means "cake" in countries like Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. The torta has a unique history well described by "Tortologo" Roberto Ayala in his book: "El Gran Libro de las Tortas". According to his findings, the history dates back to the sixteenth century with Leonardo Da Vinci and his guest and protector Ludovico Sforza. Da Vinci wanted to surprise his guest by improvising a snack that consisted of placing hard pieces of meat covering the entire dish between two larger pieces of bread. This could be considered the initial stages of the torta. With the Spaniard bringing wheat during the conquest and the arrival of the French colonizers, the torta took shape in Mexico with the influence of other civilizations.

    I also compared Día de los Tamales with the French cuisine. I have tasted their tamales and I find that the masa is bland, dry or mushy, underseasoned, with a mediocre salsa, and overpriced. The shop is nice with decent art, but I prefer the cart lady on 26th st. with questionable sanitation with a great savory tamal at $1.50 each and I don't need to add Luisiana, Sriracha, or any other hot sauce to improve the flavor.

    Again, this is my opinion and my own taste buds....

Oct 14

Walmart Unveils First Store in Bronzeville

...public financing and loans. The city kicked in $13 million in property taxes from the 43rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue tax increment-financing district, and the Chicago Housing Authority provided a $7.8 million loan...

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BRONZEVILLE — A new Walmart Neighborhood Market was unveiled at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue on Tuesday after nearly a decade of work to get the store open.

Oct 14

Chicago Kids Who Nixed B'nai Mitzvah Bashes Build South Side Playground

Instead of enjoying opulent B'nai Mitzvah bashes, the seventh-graders at Chicago Jewish Day School and congregants at Anshe Emet Synagogue raised money to build a playground at Bright Star Church, 735 E. 44th St., in Bronzeville.

Oct 13

Alice's Bar-B-Q is still smoking in Bronzeville

Alice's Bar-B-Q, 65 E. 43rd, 773-924-3843

Oct 13

2 wounded in separate city shootings

That shooting happened about 10 a.m. on the 4300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, said police.

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The latest shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. on the 2200 block of North Marmora Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood, according to Police News Affairs.

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