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kids running the streets

Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their...

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Was wondering if anyone had advice. Live by Oakley and Maypole. Last night there were about twenty to thirty kids in the middle of the street blocking traffic and screaming. When the cops showed up they all ran. With the exception of about 15 stragglers who wanted to give lip to the cops. I know that about 5 of the kids live in section 8 housing within two blocks of my apartment. Is there a way I can report their activity anonymously to the CHA? I also have an issue with the amount of trash I see on a daily basis, broken glass, discarded food and plastic bags . I pick up when I see it but maybe more trash cans at the end of the block would help curb the problem.

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Seeking recommendations for an estate attorney.

Bedridden parent needs a will.
Hoping to find someone who makes house calls.
Location is northwest side of Chicago.
Thank you.

  • Sole practitioner. Downtown & suburban locations. Makes house-calls often.

    Daniel F. Hofstetter
    161 N. Clark, Suite 4700
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-269-0065
    or email:
    dan@hofstetterlaw.com

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    Catherine Postilion on Bryn Mawr near the Red Line - She's great with family law! I've been using her for over 10 years and she always comes through - 773-271-5750

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Randolph Street Holiday Market

The Randolph Street Holiday Market runs Saturday and today at the Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., from 10am to 5pm. Shop for antique, vintage and modern furniture, jewelry, artwork and housewares. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; see the website for package deals.

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Randolph Street Market kicks off in West Loop

...modern gift items.It is held at the Beaux Arts Plumber's Hall in the 1300-block of West Washington.The event continues again Sunday and returns the weekend of December 13. Admission is $10...

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Randolph Street Holiday Market

The Randolph Street Holiday Market runs today and Sunday at the Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., from 10am to 5pm. Shop for antique, vintage and modern furniture, jewelry, artwork and housewares. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; see the website for package deals.

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Lagwagon @ Bottom Lounge

SoCal punk rockers Lagwagon roll into Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., tonight with the Swingin' Utters and This Legend in tow. Doors are at 8pm, show's at 9pm. Tickets are $23. 17+

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Top Spots for Pie in Chicago

Grange Hall Burger Bar (844 W. Randolph St.)

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Hoosier Mama Pie Co. (1618 W. Chicago Ave.)

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

Rustic Tart (find at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters at 2934 N. Broadway, 406 N Wells St., and 1841 W. 18th St., pictured above)

Bang Bang Pie Shop (2051 N. California Ave.)

Jimmy Jamm Sweet Potato Pies (1844 W. 95th St.)

Bake (2246 W. North Ave.)

Beatrix (519 N. Clark St.)

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This Week’s Best Local Sales and Shopping Events

...Randolph Street Holiday Market, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com). More than 90 vendors will sell everything from vintage clothing to modern home...

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Trillum Boutique (1744 W. Division St., trilliumchicago.com) celebrates its four-year anniversary tonight with a little fête from 5...

Speaking of birthdays, Art Effect (934 W. Armitage Ave., shoparteffect.com) blows out 30 candles on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by for raffle prizes every hour. Added bonus: The first 30 customers to spend over $100 receive an overflowing gift bag. Oh, and there’s going to be a candy bar.

Model Petra Nemcova stops by Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., neimanmarcus.com) today from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase her new candle collection...

Starting Saturday, Milk Handmade (5137 N. Clark St., milkhandmade.com) throws a “Giving Spree,” during which the boutique partners with Care for Real...

Leah Chavie of the popular Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique (2457 N. Halsted St., leahchavie.com) is offering two holiday makeup sets—one warm-hued, one cool—for $35 total, or $22 off the normal price. Buy one for yourself and give the other to a friend who’s warm where you’re cool, or visa versa.

The owner of Lincoln Park’s Comfort Me Boutique (701 W. Armitage Ave., comfortmeboutique.com) has collaborated with Chicago artist and designer Tania Rodamilans for a limited-edition...

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The 16 Best Galleries In Chicago

Mars Gallery is located at 1139 W. Fulton Market.

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Ed Paschke Art Center is located at 5415 W. Higgins Ave.

The Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219-21 S. Morgan St.

Ann Nathan Gallery is located at 212 W. Superior St.

Carl Hammer Gallery is located at 740 N. Wells St.

Catherine Edelman Gallery is located at 300 W. Superior St.

DePaul Art Museum is located at 935 W. Fullerton.

Antena is located at 1765 S. Laflin St.

Firecat Projects is located at 2124 N. Damen Ave.

Intuit is located at 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington Blvd.

Gage Gallery is located at at 18 S. Michigan Ave.

Sideshow Gallery is located at 2219 N. Western Ave.

Smart Museum of Art is located at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.

Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1538 W Cullerton St.

Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

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A shot and a beer: Boilermaker's moment

806 W. Randolph St. 312-600-9391

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646 N. Franklin St. 312-448-9922

18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018

311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900 

2015 W. Division St.

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Which Chicago restaurants are worth the wait?

800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Lone Wolf Tavern (806 W. Randolph St.), 30 steps next door. Yes, I actually counted.

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People come and go at Kuma's Corner at 2900 W. Belmont in Chicago, on November 7, 2014.

2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Overflow from the waiting area can walk two blocks east to Masa Azul (2901 W. Diversey) and enjoy a margarita in a cool, relaxed environment.

445 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434

5148 N. Clark St., 773-334-9851

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Simon's Tavern (5210 N. Clark), half a block.

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Square Bar & Grill (2849 W. Belmont Ave.), half a block up across the street.

3500 N. Elston, 773-654-1460

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Chief O'Neill's (3471 N. Elston Ave.), 1 block away.

500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Michael Jordan's Steakhouse bar (505 N. Michigan Ave.) across the street, which is where we waited instead of on the Pig benches.

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Renting Table & Chairs?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to rent a banquet table and chairs? I only need 1 table (that can hold 10 people) and 10 chairs for the weekend.

  • Thanks, Doolins will be perfect and it's a good price.

  • Wow. I did not know that Doolin's rented tables and chairs. Wonder if they also rent coat racks. We always drive to some place south west. Doolin's is much closer and we go there for all of our other supplies. Thank you for the tip. I will check it out.

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Which Chicago restaurants are worth the wait?

800 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4580

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Lone Wolf Tavern (806 W. Randolph St.), 30 steps next door. Yes, I actually counted.

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2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Overflow from the waiting area can walk two blocks east to Masa Azul (2901 W. Diversey) and enjoy a margarita in a cool, relaxed environment.

445 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434

5148 N. Clark St., 773-334-9851

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Simon's Tavern (5210 N. Clark), half a block.

2900 W. Belmont Ave., 773-604-8769

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Square Bar & Grill (2849 W. Belmont Ave.), half a block up across the street.

3500 N. Elston, 773-654-1460

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Chief O'Neill's (3471 N. Elston Ave.), 1 block away.

500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744

Nearest place to get a drink while you wait: Michael Jordan's Steakhouse bar (505 N. Michigan Ave.) across the street, which is where we waited instead of on the Pig benches.

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West town SSA - unfairly raising resident property taxes

It seems the overwhelming majority of residents would be AGAINST this very significant tax given the benefits almost exclusively seen by business and not west town residents.

There were some posts in October about the West Town SSA - was anyone at the hearing on Oct. 2 about the reconstitution of the SSA? What is the status?

  • Mona1935 Born and Raised in Chicago

    SECOND West Town SSA Reconstitution
    Public Hearing!
    Monday, November 24th
    at 10:00am
    at City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St. (2nd Floor Council Chambers)

  • Kurtis certified urban planner. amatuer dj.

    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you...

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    Get your facts straight before you make a decision. SSA's only tax the properties within the designated district, not residents outside the district. The tax is not "very significant." It's a small percentage of what a property owner's tax would normally be. And everyone benefits. SSA's are the reason you have clean streets, nice trash cans, street banners, events, and other such improvements. I would say that benefits all the residents. And SSA's truly give the local neighborhood control of how this money is spent, and not politicians or City Hall.

  • I don't see anything online about a Nov 24 meeting. Is there a meeting on Monday? Also, I never heard what happened at the October 2 meeting. Does anyone know?

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Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

Have a Toddler? Let's Hang Out and Have a Playdate!

We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get...

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We live on Damen and Ohio and we have an 18-month-old daughter. We're looking for parents with toddlers close to her age in this area.

We've been meeting some wonderful parents with small children, but most of them live more than half hour away. So we're hoping to meet more families in this very neighborhood!

I'm a stay-at-home mom and I would really like our daughter to socialize with other children as much as possible. It's also starting to get cold, so we'd like to make this network happen before the snow sticks to the ground!

If you're in the same boat, please feel free to post a comment or send me a personal message! I'm always happy to meet new people!

We've attached our lovely daughter in her Halloween outfit! Enjoy!

  • MrsB West Town since 2013

    We are at Ohio and Wood and have a 2.5 year old son. There is also a UKV or West Town parent's group on Facebook.

  • gingervitis I like warm hugs.

    We don't have a Facebook...and would you mind telling me what UKV is?

    If you'd like to meet up, just send me PM! :)

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Looking for a parking space for rent

Hi everyone. Looking to rent a parking space in the area of Racine Ogden and Erie. I heard this is a good place to start to find one. Let me know if anyone knows of one available.

Thank you,
Dominic

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