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Seeking a new Vet Clinic

We live around the United Center area and just adopted a puppy. We already have a cat who has always been taken to VCA animal hospital on Chicago ave. I've never had a bad experience with them but it just seems so expensive. I'd like to start taking them both somewhere new, closer, and a little less expensive. Can anyone recommend a good vet in the west town/west loop/ east village area?

  • I have two pups in West Haven too. I take them to: http://www.villagewestvet.com/ arguably the closest. "Good" prices, good staff, no complaints. near western and chicago.

  • Sarah Ebling east village/ west town

    Mike, that's actually where I ended up taking her, to village west. I thought everyone who works there was very friendly to me and my puppy. The vet answered all my questions, and even informed us of things I didn't think to ask. The only thing I didn't like is there really isn't much parking with it being right next to the school. But I will be going back!

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What's up with the former bank at Halsted and Madison

HI..with all the buying of land and building in the west loop, I often wonder about the building on Madison and Halsted. I think it used to be the old MB bank. I just love the arched windows on the building and wonder why no one does anything with that building. I would think a nice restaurant would love the bottom floor with those windows.

Anyone ever hear of anything going on with this building?

  • atennislover: Thank you for posting the question. I know that there was talk about something going in the building long before the Mariano's complex was built but I have not heard anything since then. I agree with you that the exterior of the building begs for a restaurant or some other positive use. My fear is that restoring the building is cost prohibitive.

    Perhaps others know more. Thank you.

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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hosts Open House for New FertilityCare Center

Physicians and employees at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) attended a recent open house for the new FertilityCare Center to learn more about its services, meet the staff and tour the facility. The event featured a blessing and dedication of the facility.

The facility is located at Presence Saint Elizabeth Hospital, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago, fourth floor. The center features a team of specialists, including a certified fertility care practitioner, medical consultant and other physicians. The approach is consistent with Catholic teaching. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/ljdar7r

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Yoga class for the community

Come to Xuntas starting Monday, May 5 at 6:30pm for a Hatha 1-2 yoga class!

This one-hour class moves at a medium pace and offers insight into both the internal and external experience of the practice: physical poses, breath, and meditation. You will leave class with a sense of balance and grounding.

Xuntas is a community space to gather and is located at 2258 W. Grand Ave. The class is $10 cash and BYOMat.

I hope to see you there!


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For Sale By Owner::: Ukrainian Village Brick Cottage (3 bedroom, 2 bath)

We are having a "By appointment" Open House Sunday, April 13th. For Sale By Owner::: Ukrainian Village brick cottage (3 bedroom, 2 bath) w/fantastic 2nd floor 2 room master suite. Sep sleep + sitting room + open Euro bath/sep water closet. Entry, living, dining, 2 bedrooms on 1st floor and full bath. Newly renovated kitchen w/concrete counter tops, stainless appliances, wood cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout. Back pati backyard w/wildflower planted boxes and grass areas. 2-car garage. We are asking $475k. Located on Erie two blocks west of Damen, east of Western. Please email to schedule a time to come by if you are interested or know anyone looking for a great house in Ukrainian Village! arrenj@gmail.com Please serious buyers only.

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Chicago summer 2014: Calendar of festivals and events

Randolph Street Market Festival, May 24, 25, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

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Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 2-4, 26th Street & Kostner (Little Village)

Mayfest and Polish Fest, May 3-4, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

Mayfest, May 16-18, Lakeview, Ashland and Barry

Festival del Taco, (NEW), May 30 - June 1, Little Village, 2600 S. Kostner (at 26th St.)

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 14-15, 4000 N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Irving Park Rd./Cicero Ave. to Belle Plaine)

L.A.T.E. Ride, June 21, overnight ride starts at Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

Gold Coast Art Festival, June 21, 22, Grant Park’s Butler Field at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive

Pride Fest, June 21, 22, Halsted and Waveland

World’s Largest Block Party, June 27,28, Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams

Chinatown Dragon Boat Races, June 28, Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 E 18th Street

Chicago Summerfest (formerly Chicago Country Fest), June 28, 29, Clark Street and Armitage

Summer on Southport, July 12, 13, Southport and Waveland

Windy City RibFest: July 4-6, Uptown, Lawrence and Broadway

Taste of Lakeview, July 5, 6, Lincoln at Belmont

Irish American Heritage Festival: July 11-13, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 12,13, Belmont and Damen

Taste of River North: July 18-20, River North, Kingsbury and Erie Street

Sheffield Garden Walk & Festival: July 19,-20, Lincoln Park, Sheffield and Webster

North Dearborn Street Garden Walk, July 20, starts Latin School, 45 W. North

Wicker Park Fest, July 26 – 27, Milwaukee and North

Edge Fest: August 2, 3, Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway at Thorndale Ave.

Wrigleyville Summerfest, August 2, 3, School Street and Seminary Avenue

Taste of Latin America, August 2 – 3, 3600 to 3828 W Armitage

Northalsted Market Days, August 9, 10, Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue

Retro on Roscoe, August 9, 10, Damen Avenue and Roscoe Street

Albany Park World Fest (New) August 16 – 17, Lawrence & Kimball

Taste of Greektown, August 23 – 24, 400 S. Halsted St. at Van Buren

Chicago New Orleans Fest (NEW) August 23 – 24, Sheffield and Wellington

Crush in Old Town (previously Wells Street Fall Festival), September 13 - 14, Wells and North

Oktoberfest Chicago, September 26-28, Southport and Lincoln Avenue (a complete list  of Oktoberfest happenings will appear in a separate post in early September).

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Earth Day at Union

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteers will help clean the park and place mulch around the trees. Cleaning products and Earth Day tools provided.

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CHIRP Record Fair

The CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights is Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., today, with more than 50 vendors selling vinyl, tapes, CDs and other musical paraphernalia while...

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Split Faced Block Waterproofing

I am looking for some info from neighbors on a good reputable company that I can get an estimate from to have my condo building waterproofed.

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Construction and loomis and Monroe

It looks like there is finally some construction happening at the corner of loomis and Monroe. A couple years ago there was talk of a dog park. Anyone know what the plan is?

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Empty lot on Western between Huron & Erie

Anyone have info on what might be going in the recently bulldozed empty lot on Western (600 block) between Huron & Erie? Extension of Badger Murphy perhaps? Just curious.

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  • Skinner Elementary School reviewed

    Skinner West school is awesome. I am currently in 6th grade, and I made it into Whitney Young. I have been in Skinner since 2007. I have learned a lot there, and the teachers are awesome. The more you advance through the grade levels, the more awesome the teachers get.

    Skinner Elementary School (111 South Throop Street) Published on GreatSchools April 9, 2014

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Chicago diners and other good food joints

The Palace Grill 1408 W. Madison- This is a near West Side Institution. The Palace has been around for over 75 years. Since remodeling, they have expanded their menu. Weekdays they are open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday hours are 6 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday is 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Golden Apple- 2971 N. Lincoln- The Golden Apple is an institution in the Lakeview neighborhood. Open 24/7, they have...

Hollywood 1601 N. Ashland- This diner is great. It is one of my favorite breakfast and lunch spots. The...

White Palace Grill 1159 S. Canal- A great diner near the Loop. Like the Golden Apple and the Hollywood, the White Palace is old school good. This is one place where the counter is the place to eat. Service is great, the food is good, and the regulars sitting at the counter are sociable. Open 24 hrs.

The Diner Grill 1635 W. Irving Pk. Rd.- So there you are. In Lakeview. It is late. You had way too much...

Beef and Brandy 127 S. State- On State Street that Great Street. Beef and Brandy is similar to the diners above, with an extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Service is good. The food is consistently good.

If you are on the Near Northside, Tempo at 6 E. Chestnut is the place to nosh. The menu is similar to the diners above, the food is good, and the service is impeccable. This is another place that gets growded, elbow to elbow, on the weekends. The crowds do not affect service.

Salt and Pepper Diner 3537 N. Clark St.- This is a noisy place with great food. The fried chicken dinner is to die for. It is also enough for two people. Don't have Cubs tickets? Come by, eat, drink, and watch the game.

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen 1141 S. Jefferson- Though a cafeteria delicatessen, Manny's is a long time favorite for everyone from construction workers and cops to the Who's Who of Chicago. Lunch is a little pricier but you may skip dinner after eating at Manny's. Manny's is closed on Sundays.

If you have a yen for Middle Eastern food, there is Al Khyam at 4748 N. Kedzie, next door to the Al Khyam Bakery and Grocery store. Have lunch then go next...

Last, but not least, is Wallace's Catfish Corner at 2800 W. Madison. Wallaces is soul food and West Side politics. It is the political hub of the...

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CHIRP Record Fair Spins Again Saturday, April 12

Chicago Journeymen Plumber's Union is located at 1340 W. Washington Blvd. General admission $7 or $5 with a flyer; Early access $25; Free parking and bike valet

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New Building on Morgan and Van buren

HI..anyone know what is going up on the corner of Morgan and Van Buren? Next to the West Loop Auto shop?

  • I would also love a book store in the area. The closest one we have was on Halsted by UIC - I believe it was a Barbara's bookstore. Now it is a Powell's.

  • Kevin C West Loop

    It's a 26 unit apartment building. It's by the same group that just built the apartments at Madison and Aberdeen.


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