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Attempted car break in

Spotted a couple of guys (both African American early teens with short dreads) trying a couple of times to break into a newer station wagon parked on the 700 N. block of Noble St. at 6:30 pm. Called 911 and a patrol car drove by a few minutes later and spooked them off. They had been walking around the block a few times before going after this car so keep an eye out if you live in the area.

  • Pretty sure I saw these guys on the back porch of my building last night..

    Pulled up to the back of our building at Ada & Huron (parked on Ancona) where there were at least 2-3 black males on the back porch. One guy had a black cap and another had short dreads. Once they saw us pull up, they went running down the gangway between the buildings and hid by our side door (where we were heading). Called the cops but they never showed up..

  • Jon Banks supervisor banks

    I've seen two men fitting that description around Eckhart Park (Elizabeth St., Noble St & Chestnut St) looking into parked cars for the past week. I've a called the police each time.

  • DA long time neighbor

    I saw these 2 guys Mon nite on the 800 block of Noble around 10pm. They were just standing there with no real purpose 2 be there as I know everyone on this block and they don't live there. These 2 soon crossed the street into Eckhart Pk so couldn't c where they went. B careful everyone!

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Dining news: Winter doughnuts; $260 chocolate bar

...The 16th Chicago's Best WingFest will take place Feb. 22 at Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington St., 1-5 p.m. WingFest has tailgating, wings from 25 area restaurants, competitive wing-eating...

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...pairing Wed., Dec. 17, with To'ak co-founder Jerry Toth at Lush Wine & Spirits, 2232 W. Roscoe Ave., 6-7:30 p.m. Attendees will taste four dark chocolates from around the world...

—Stellar Wine Company opened in Lake View on Dec. 13. Located at 820 W. Belmont Ave., the shop offers not only wines but also craft beers, spirits and artisan cheeses. Plans for 2015 include a wine club, regular tastings, online ordering and special events. Visit www.stellarwinecompany.com .

...third location—this one in the Chicago Loop. The newest GRK Greek Kitchen is at 111 W. Monroe St. The two other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January...

...GRK Greek Kitchen is at 111 W. Monroe St. The two other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January 2011 ), and 251 E. Huron St., inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital...

...other locations are at 219 W. Washington St., in the Loop ( opened January 2011 ), and 251 E. Huron St., inside Northwestern Memorial Hospital ( opened May 2013 ). Visit www.facebook.com/GRK.Kitchen...

...take place Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Dusek's, 1227 W. 18th St. A $75 ticket, which includes beer tastings, is good for the entire six-evening series...

...Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, located within The Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe St., is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner menu in celebration of Christmas on Wed...

...This New Year's Eve, 437 Rush, 437 N. Rush St., will offer its regular menu along with specials that Executive Chef...

—Through Dec. 22, The Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., is taking orders at www.thesmokedaddy.com for its holiday 2014 catering menu. Said menu includes smoked turkeys, pulled turkey and glazed hams along with a large selection of sides, desserts and spirits.

...take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $44 ( with an additional $9 for drink pairings ); see https://www.eventbrite.com...

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Request a Traders Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

  • atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where...

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    atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where they'll have a geographically dedicated customer base right there.

    Think about some of the other locations, like Clybourn, on the one in Oak Park where they have a tower above....the South Loop one, which is near dozens of tall residential buildings....and so on.

    West Loop residents and community organizations have fought density. (I am not saying this is good or bad - people have various opinions on it, but pushback HAS happened.)

    The best place for a potential TJ's would have been in the tower where Dominick's was and where Whole Foods is now going to open (next month, from what I've heard). I'm glad WF is going there, but that might have been better as a TJ's spot, since right now, in TJ's eyes, there's probably not another West Loop space that makes sense for them.

    We do have a few new towers that went up or are going up, so maybe one will come in the next few years....but that's what they're looking for, for sure.

    (I wish the new building near the Target was a TJ's - that would be so convenient.)

  • Thanks PJChgo...I do think the old Dominicks would have been much more conducive as a TJs. About the size that they are..where a WF's seems to be bigger than that space.

    But you are probably right about the density. I am one that isn't in favor of the tall buildings. So I guess I can't have it both ways.

    TJs can always go into the Artista Foods space on May..wonder how they stay in business?

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Phone Scam / Harassment?

I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger...

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I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger escalated. I just hung up. He has not called back (so far).

Not even sure if I should report this to the police. Is this some sort of a scam? The phone number he was calling from is (312) 423-1221.

Just a heads up to you, my neighbors.

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The Bad Plus @ City Winery

...Plus will be performing in support of their new album Inevitable Western at City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St. Tickets for this all ages concert range from $30 to $40 and are avaiable for...

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Lost Glasses :(

Hi neighbors. last night while visiting a friend I left my car with a bunch of packages and must have dropped my glasses as we cannot find them. I parked on Superior just east of Hoyne (between 2050 - 2045) they are purple glasses in a black case...I really need them to drive. if anyone finds them, please message me. Thank you so much everyone!

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Huge west town condo open house Saturday 11-1

Check out this huge west town condo for sale. 2600 sq ft, 4 br, 3 ba, 2 floors, 2 kitchens, high ceilings, great condition.

Open house saturday, 12/13 from 11-1

http://www.trulia.com/property/3173363933-819-N-Bishop-St-1-Chicago-IL-60642

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Trader Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

4 days ago

Chicago-area holiday weekend pet events

...Chicago Canine Concierge’s Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale at Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market from 10am-3pm. This isn’t an off leash dog event, but it’s a...

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...a Home for the Holidays adoption event through Saturday at their main adoption center at 530 North LaSalle and at their PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 South Canal Street. During this...

...adoption center at 530 North LaSalle and at their PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 South Canal Street. During this event, adoption fees will be waived on all dogs and cats that have...

...open house runs from 4 to 8 pm at Tree House’s main location at 1212 West Carmen. There will be a bazaar, a tribute to pets lost and lots of music and...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERTIFICATION: ALTERATION OF EXISTING CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN A 5 STORY BUILDING. WORK INCLUDES SELECTIVE DEMOLITION, PLUMBING, AND ELECTRICAL AS PER PLANS. cONDITIONAL APPROVAL SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION AND AUDIT. 1152 W FULTON MARKET.

    1152 W. Fulton Market Issued December 10, 2014 Comment

4 days ago

Couch, Chair and Ottoman For Sale in West Loop

Selling a very comfy couch and large chair with ottoman in excellent condition!

Originally from Bloomingdales, bought it about 3 years old. Cushions and back pillows have removable, washable covers. Also have 2 matching green throw pillows. Couch is 80 x 40 x 32 and chair is 40 x 40 x 32.

Will sell separate or together. $400 for couch, $150 for chair or $500 all together.

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Nothing to see in West Loop with skimpy holiday inventory

...on and sold quickly over the past couple months that had extraordinary terraces. For example, 1260 W Washington #701, Chicago IL 60607 just went under contract. We need something like that...

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Lost puppy

I saw this posted all around my neighborhood but didn't see it on Everyblock, so wanted to post it here to help out.

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10 treats from local bakeries to bring to holiday parties

820 W. Randolph St. 312-888-3455

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2127 W. Division St. 872-206-5581

4610 N. Western Ave.

1546 E. 55th St.

135 N. Clinton St. 312-234-0900

3422 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-969-2346

964 W. 31st St. 773-523-7437

1445 W. Devon Ave. 773-856-3262

1746 W. Wilson Ave. 773-334-0300

15 E. Ohio St. 312-894-0935

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The 18 Best New Bars In Chicago

Lone Wolf is located at 806 W. Randolph St.

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Slippery Slope is located at 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Vice District Brewing is located at 1454 S. Michigan Ave.

The Radler is located at 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Rogers Park Social is located at 6920 N. Glenwood Ave.

Parts And Labor is located at 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Headquarters River North is located at 213 W. Institute Place.

Lagunitas Taproom is located at 1823 S. Washtenaw Ave.

Beermiscuous is located at 2812 N Lincoln Ave.

East Room is located at 2828 W. Medill Ave.

Links Taproom is located at 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Analogue is located at 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Duck Inn is located at 2701 S. Eleanor St.

The Allis at Soho House is located at 3 N. Green St.

Max’s Wine Dive is located at 1482 N Milwaukee Ave.

Sportsman's Club is located at 948 N. Western Ave.

Crown Liquors is located at 2821 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Barrel is located at 2015 S. Damen Ave.

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Updated 6 days ago

More Parks Please

In the article, Mr. Chacon doesn't mention new parks or green space. That should be a top priority for everyone who is invested in this neighborhood. http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2014/12/08/state-of-the-west-loop-development-from-the-pov-of-the-west-central-association-president/

  • Shannon - the WCA is a Chamber of Commerce and isn't directly representing residents as much as promoting business. If you want to get involved as a resident, there's groups such as Neighbors of West Loop which represent people like myself who live in this area. I know I've worked with them, and the predecessor organization, over the years (I'm a 14+ year resident in FRDA) to push for green space in our community, especially when a new development is approved.

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Pencil This In: The Blind Boys Of Alabama Christmas Show At City Winery

Second, they're touring in support of their new album Talkin’ Christmas! so expect a lot of new songs along with standards. Third, have we ever mentioned how pristine the acoustics at City Winery are? You can hear a pin drop in that space if it's mic'ed well. (1200 W. Randolph St.)

Dec 10

SNL's Julia Sweeney, Bill Kurtis, BAM! at next Dinner Party

Live performance at the Chicago City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, and streaming live in the "Splash" section of the Sun Times. Streaming starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets here fearnoartchicago.us1.list-manage.com/trackL/click .

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