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Who is my alderman?

I have tried to use this website to figure out my alderman and what district I fall into, but when I try to put my address in, it doesn't take it. And I can not see my street on the map. So hoping one of you may know. I used to think it was Burnett, but someone told me that he wasn't my alderman. THanks. This was the website I was using: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/other/provdrs/clerk/svcs/find_your_ward_andalderman.html

My address is 111 S Morgan St.

Thanks.

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Missing Cat

My cat went missing on Friday night from the 1400 block of West Huron. He is a big brown Tabby with white paws. He answers to the name of Bob.

He normally just wandered the alley between Huron and Superior. Let me know if anyone has seen him!

Thanks!

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  • Habitat Hangouts for the Classroom Critters

    Mr. Katz is asking for $2499.21:
    My students need materials to decorate their animal's tanks. We are looking for lights, bedding materials, cork, plants, covers for our tanks, and other decorations.
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Late Night Fire on W. Chestnut?

I saw a house on fire and smoking majorly last night around 12am-1am. Tons of firetrucks, noise and commotion.

The firefighters used saws to open the roof. I can't find it anywhere on the news.

Anyone know what happened?

I hope everyone is ok.

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Awful noise from ADM on Ogden?

Ive lived in the West Town neighborhood for 5 years now and just moved a few blocks from my apartment on Grand Ave.

I noticed at my new place a awful, squealing noise coming from outside that happens every morning from about 6am to around noon. It lasts for about a minute, stops for a bit then goes back again.

It's amazingly annoying and have to believe others hear it and can't stand it either.

Does anyone know what I'm taking about? Anybody know of any past complaints?

  • Isn't there a Planned Manufacturing District (PMD) just west of there? Unfortunately, I think you moved next to various factories/plants that will probably make those kinds of noises. That said, I'd still bring it up to your alderman.

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Nanny Share

Looking for a family who can share a babysitter for days a week with us. Our son is in 1/2 day preschool at FXW and needs a friend to hang with while we work. Our schedule is flexible and ever changing.

  • Agreed...Tbone is off topic and missed the point.

  • Hi Shannon! Email me we also live on grand and have a full time nanny for our 2.5 year old who has been with us since our daughter was 3 months. Let me know if you want to talk. Jodi.curl@gmail.com

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The 26 ward needs a new alderman

If you agree.... please take a closer look at Juanita Irizarry. I think she will do a better job of looking out for the entire ward

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found calico kitten

I was out this evening near our home on Warren Blvd by Oakley and found a calico kitten. We took her to the 24. Hour animal hospital. Unfortunately, she is not microchipped. They thought she was around 4 months old and she was wearing a flea collar. She is for sure somebody's pet. Super friendly, cuddley and well maintained. The vet does not take in strays so for now she is home with us. In the morning we will be taking her to anti cruelty society down on LaSalle and grand ave. Please contact me if you know who she belongs to.

  • Em Ro evening is the whole day

    That's great that you're taking such good care of her. I'm sure if she is that social, she'll get adopted out.

  • Julie Pambianco 8 year Near West (United Center) Resident

    She is beautiful. I hope her cat guardian is on EB and sees this. Kudos to you for taking care of her.

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OHC: It’s Like a Backstage Pass to Chicago’s Architecture

5 Columbian Model and Exhibit Works (1528 West Adams Street): We know you love architectural models. Google tells us so.  These are the people who...

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10 The Kemper Building (1 East Wacker Drive): This weekend is the only time this building’s observation deck is open to the public.  The glass is old and foggy, but you get some great insight into the design of the nearby buildings like Marina City and 35 East Wacker.

10 The Kemper Building (1 East Wacker Drive): This weekend is the only time this building’s observation deck is open to the public.  The glass is old and foggy, but you get some great insight into the design of the nearby buildings like Marina City and 35 East Wacker.

9 Inland Steel Building (30 West Monroe Street): Architects are always gaga over this building.  But to us noobs, it looks like any...

8 Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture (111 West Monroe): Unfortunately, most of the architects studios that are open to the public are pretty boring...

7 City Hall (121 North LaSalle): Yes, this is a great piece of architecture, but it’s more than that. You...

6 Holy Name Cathedral (735 North State Street): There are a bunch of churches on the list this year.  But if you can...

4 Thalia Hall (1807 South Allport Street): Our own Bill Motchan did a series of articles about the recently restored Pilsen landmark. Formerly a Bohemian residential, retail, and theater building, it’s now a suds house under the protection and care of a local restauranteur-turned-preservationist.

3 Second Presbyterian Church (1936 South Michigan Avenue): Yes, another church.  But this one has a totally different vibe. Instead of gothic-frontiersman style, this one is straight outta Hogwarts.

2 Prairie Material Concrete Factory (835 North Peoria Street): I haven’t actually been to this one, but people I know who have been there say it’s pretty cool.

1 The Pullman Administration Building (11057 South Cottage Grove Avenue): This is the best of the remaining Pullman District buildings.  Ordinarily it’s kept locked...

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This weekend: Chicago-area vintage markets

1340 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

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5051 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

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The Best Sales and Shopping Events This Week

...bar involved. Tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., stop by the Randolph Street Market (1340 W. Washington St.) for the kickoff of the beloved bazaar’s fall fashion season. A $20 advance ticket...

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Lincoln Park’s newest boutique, Elle Val (2320 N. Clark St.) is now open to the public and offering new customers 10 percent off their purchase. Stop by for brands like Haute Hippie, Lovers and Friends, and more.

Concerned about your carbon footprint? Enroll in Saturday’s upcycle workshop at Levelz Style Lounge (1452 N. Milwaukee Ave.), where you’ll learn how to turn your old clothes into new wares by combining, reconstructing, and otherwise reinventing them. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; $30.

Hubba Hubba (2040 W. Roscoe St.) is turning 26, so stop by their birthday party this evening for drinks, snacks, and $25 off your purchase of $100 or more.

Give your pad a fall makeover with a little help from STITCH (1937 N. Damen Ave.), where you’ll find furniture from Gus* Modern and Missoni Home on sale for 15 to 25 percent off until October 26.

Raise your glass to Chicago’s status as a sweatshop-free city at Greenheart Shop’s (1714 N. Wells St.) Fair Trade Mixer and Sweatfree Celebration, tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with light appetizers, local beer, and fair trade wine as you browse Greenheart’s equally sweatshop-free clothing.

...Ann Chikahisa is leaving Chicago for Seattle, but not before one last hurrah at Virtu (2035 N. Damen Ave.). Tomorrow (5 to 8 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m...

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Hampshire rescue going well, but some horses unplaced

Donations are still welcome and can be made at harpsonline.org, or sent to P.O. Box 94, Barrington, IL 60010. Donations to Hands and Hooves can be made at handsandhooves.org, or sent to 6 N. Throop St., Unit 3N, Chicago, IL 60607.

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  • Skinner Elementary School reviewed

    I am in the eighth grade of this school, and I have to say that our social studies teacher, Ms. Mellos, is really good. She gets every student's respect easily and their attention easily. I really admire her teaching. Another teacher, Mr. Batchelor, is very boring. I always end up staring at the clock in his algebra class. Algebra is such a fascinating subject, but he makes it boring. He needs to have a louder voice and be more interactive with his students. Although he is a new teacher at Skinner, I believe that he can still improve.

    Skinner Elementary School (111 South Throop Street) Published on GreatSchools October 13, 2014

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Where to Eat While Watching the Chicago Marathon

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.

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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

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

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

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....

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Michelle Obama Recalls Stressful Childhood in South Shore, at Whitney Young

Obama, the daughter of two working-class parents, graduated in 1981 from Whitney Young, 211 S. Laflin St.

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Obama, then known as Michelle Robinson, attended Bryn Mawr School, now Bouchet Math and Science Academy at 7355 S. Jeffery Blvd. She graduated from Whitney Young Magnet High School and attended Princeton University and later Harvard Law School.

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Thriller Flash Mob At I|O Urban Roofscape

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...men and women that night. Thriller classes will be held at their studio located at 2215 N Halsted Street at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Come in costume or bring it with...

The one hour Thriller classes are $15, which also includes immediate access to the party at The Godfrey Hotel, located at 127 W Huron and LaSalle. Purchase your tickets at Flirty Girl Fitness or EventBrite. 

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