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This Week’s Top Local Shopping Events

Until November 9, the sleek, modern home wares of Blu Dot are going for 20 percent off at the brand’s two Chicago locations, ID Modern Home (375 W. Erie St., idchicago.com) and Office Designs (720 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook, officedesigns.com).

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...make Randolph Street, you’ve got six more Sundays to make it right. Prime Market (2033 W. North Ave., 1stwardevents.com) will pop up in Chop Shop’s super-hip events space, 1st Ward...

Stock up on unmentionables at G Boutique’s spooky Halloween sale (2131 N. Damen Ave., boutiqueg.com) which promises “the return of the $20 bra bin” as well as plenty of lingerie at 50 to 80 percent off.

If you’re a forward thinker—or deep in denial about winter’s approach—stop by the Maison Marie Saint Pierre trunk show, now through Sunday, at Urban Style Emporium (200 E. Delaware St., urbanstyleemporium.com) to check out the Canadian designer’s spring/summer 2015 collection.

Hurry over to Andersonville boutique Presence (5216 N. Clark St., presencechicago.com) before 9 p.m. tonight to get in on a killer dress sale, where all frocks—including clearance—are 20 percent off.

It’s full-fledged cashmere season, so drop by Krista K Boutique (3458 N. Southport Ave., kristak.com) today or tomorrow for the White + Warren trunk show to make sure you survive the cold temps in style. Buy two or more of the brand’s cozy cashmere items and you’ll receive 20 percent off.

For those who like their discounts with a side of enigma, grab a pumpkin at maternity shop Kickin’ Boutique (2118 W. Roscoe St., kickinmaternity.com) from now until Halloween for a mystery discount at checkout. Spoiler: the discount won’t be more than 20 percent. But a ghoul can dream!

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Meet the Candidates Night for the 2nd Ward at OTTA

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Find out how taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent

Just saw this and thought others might be interested.

There is a free meeting about how our taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent and allocated, and more. The meeting is on Thursday, November 6, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, at 1044 W Randolph St.

I’ve always wondered where our taxes were going, how it was being spent, and whether it was being spent on things needed, like parks, schools, traffic relieve.

The meeting is being hosted by Gabe Beukinga, candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, and Tom Tresser of the CivicLab TIF Illumination Project.

Here’s a URL for more information:
http://tinyurl.com/27thWard-TIF-Forum

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A New Pop-Up Aims To Introduce Chicagoans To Nigerian Food

The pop-up comes to Chicago this weekend— one on Saturday, which is already sold out, and the other on Sunday at Ampersand (419 W Superior St. at Kinmont). Wey wants Chicagoans to try Nigerian food because by and large “they haven’t tried it. Come and enjoy some.”

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15-Story Condo Building Proves A Tough Sell In River North

...a luxury condo building proposed by FoodSmith Huron Associates. The property in question is at 400 West Huron Street (at the corner of Sedgwick). Plans call for 46 residential units on 10 floors with...

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Superior Park apartments, 720 N LaSalle St, River North

Superior Park (perhaps not its final name), is a 35-story, 298-unit apartment tower slated for development at the corners of LaSalle, Superior and Wells streets.

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The 900 North Michigan shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops, and Water Tower Place and Oak Street boutiques are all within a 10-minute walk of Superior Park.

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What's the Deal with River North Restaurants Shorting Peoples' Change?

I ordered carry out from a restaurant in River North last night. The order came out to $18.51. I paid with cash. The cashier gave me one dollar back and said they don't have any change -- so they just tried to short me the rest. Have your experienced this?

I called to talk to the manager about this and she was totally indignant. Apparently , she said that most restaurants in River North don't want to bother with cash...

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I ordered carry out from a restaurant in River North last night. The order came out to $18.51. I paid with cash. The cashier gave me one dollar back and said they don't have any change -- so they just tried to short me the rest. Have your experienced this?

I called to talk to the manager about this and she was totally indignant. Apparently , she said that most restaurants in River North don't want to bother with cash so they round up or down. WTH!?

1st off, on a personal note, I go to this place 3 - 4 times a month, so this could really add up over the year.

2nd, they could be potentially dodging some major taxes. They also round up and give people whose bills are .01-49 the extra dollar. Not sure how it washes out in the end, but it seems pretty shady and annoying. If they don't want to bother with change, they should list prices rounded to the nearest dollar(that include tax) on their menu like food trucks.,

  • Beckyy Resident

    It should be the patron's option to tip for takeout. If the restaurant won't give exact change they should post the policy. (& I typically tip 20%+ at sit down restaurants so I'm no cheapskate)

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    Becky, this is exactly my point! If they aren't going to give change they should just have prices rounded to the nearest dollar that include tax on the menu so there are no surprises. I tip very well when I dine in (20%+.) I just never thought to for takeout....

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    Becky, this is exactly my point! If they aren't going to give change they should just have prices rounded to the nearest dollar that include tax on the menu so there are no surprises. I tip very well when I dine in (20%+.) I just never thought to for takeout.

    It's much more the additive result of the rounding that bother me more than one instance. Let's say I eat at River North restaurants 2x a week -- very typical for me. That's $57 a year in money out of my pocket for no reason if the change were .49 each time.

    I wonder how the restaurants manage the taxes around this or even how many people use cash? I'm just going to use my credit card from now on and the restaurant can pay the processing fee.

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