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    1120 S. Michigan Ave. Inspected October 15, 2014
  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    What's the surprise . Rats are running wild in the back of their building due to poor clean up.

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Go: Your Blues runs through December 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan.

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Windy City RE LLC Going on Motor Row Buying Spree

Peet's Coffee and Tea Opens at 8th and Wabash

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Crumbs Water Tower Returns; The Marq Opens in the Loop Tomorrow; More

AROUND TOWN—The city-wide Peet's Coffee & Tea takeover continues. Three more locations are now open (1328 S. Halsted, 41 E. 8th and 600 N. Kingsbury) while two more (10 S. LaSalle and 222 S. Riverside) are imminent. [EaterWire]

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...in NYC last week, famous TV entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis resurrected the Water Tower Place location (835 N. Michigan) this morning. A Crumbs is also heading to Highland Park (469 Central Avenue) sometime in...

LOOP—The Marq, the new restaurant in the landmark Marquette Building (60 W. Adams), soft opens tomorrow. Expect American bistro food at lunch and dinner, a decent beer selection on tap, craft cocktails and more. [EaterWire]

UPTOWN—Now you can drink, get your ink, and watch other people get tatted on a 60-inch flat screen at Drink & Ink at 4443 N. Broadway. The bar is an extension of the Tattoo Factory next door. [DNAinfo]

WEST LOOP—Chicago's third Blaze Pizza opens today at 24 S. Clinton inside Presidential Towers. Social media followers get a free pizza tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Blaze is known for cooking pizzas in 180 seconds, hence the name. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN—The city-wide Peet's Coffee & Tea takeover continues. Three more locations are now open (1328 S. Halsted, 41 E. 8th and 600 N. Kingsbury) while two more (10 S. LaSalle and 222 S. Riverside) are imminent. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN—The city-wide Peet's Coffee & Tea takeover continues. Three more locations are now open (1328 S. Halsted, 41 E. 8th and 600 N. Kingsbury) while two more (10 S. LaSalle and 222 S. Riverside) are imminent. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN—The city-wide Peet's Coffee & Tea takeover continues. Three more locations are now open (1328 S. Halsted, 41 E. 8th and 600 N. Kingsbury) while two more (10 S. LaSalle and 222 S. Riverside) are imminent. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN—The city-wide Peet's Coffee & Tea takeover continues. Three more locations are now open (1328 S. Halsted, 41 E. 8th and 600 N. Kingsbury) while two more (10 S. LaSalle and 222 S. Riverside) are imminent. [EaterWire]

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What Time is Lunch?

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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Golub & Company Get Permits for 40 Story Tower at 1001 South State

Golub & Company Get Permits for 40 Story Tower at 1001 South State

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    FOUNDATION ONLY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 40 STORY 397 DWELLING UNITS - PERMIT TO INCLUDE CAISSONS, GRADE BEAMS, ELEVATOR PITS AND FOOTINGS

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McKinney Leaves the Sun-Times

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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Unarrested Development: Developer Lines Up Permit for Long Planned South Loop Tower

...a construction permit to the developer to build a 397 unit, 40 story tower at 1001 S. State Street...

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The new apartment tower being erected at 545 North McClurg in Streeterville isn't the only project that developer Golub & Company will soon bring to...

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Decent Gyms in the Area?

Hi neighbors. My husband and I are looking for an affordable and clean gym to join in the Pilsen - South Loop - Chinatown - Bridgeport area (we live at Archer and Canal). I have not heard the best reviews for the place at Canal and Roosevelt, nor for the one west of us at Cermak and Rockwell. This past month, we signed up for a month's membership at the gym in the Chinatown park district building. We're not that impressed though and were wondering if there were other good options in the area. We'd appreciate any suggestions you might have!

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    Avoid FFC. I joined a few years ago and it was a macho arrogant steroid poser place. Couldn't even get a place at the pool with all the staff letting their drunk friends in for free. Avoid this place.

  • Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder...

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    Thanks for the additional tips! @bun bun - I have found that I am more motivated to work out if I have paid for a membership. Even if it is cheap, it still motivates me to go and not let the money go to waste. I find it much harder to get up the motivation to work out at home. Plus our apartment is pretty small.

    @Miki - we actually had decided on Snap Fitness and drove over to sign up, but we couldn't find parking and traffic was a mess because of construction. We decided we didn't want to have to deal with that every time we wanted to work out. Definitely a deterrence for us. =/

    I think we're going to stick with the park district for now and re-evaluate our options when we move next spring since we do not know which neighborhood we'll end up in. I have all of these suggestions noted so I can revisit them at that time. Thanks again everyone!!

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Lucas Museum Opponents Disappointed by Parks Meeting, Call it a 'Done Deal'

About 100 people turned out at the Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave., to attend the first public meeting to develop a "Museum Campus Framework Plan."

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String of Burglaries Hit South Loop on Wabash

Three more burglaries happened in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. Two happened during the daytime on Oct. 8, while a third happened sometime in the week between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14.

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Two robberies happened Oct. 7 in the 1900 block of South Wabash Avenue, one in the daytime hours between 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and another between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., police said.  

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Knight at the Movies: Nightbreed; Advanced Style; film notes

...commercial. The screening event, which is free, will take place at Columbia College ( Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. ) on Wed., Oct. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. To submit and/or RSVP for...

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...and style have no age. The film plays exclusively at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., beginning Friday, Oct. 24. The Siskel is offering patrons 65 years and older $7 discount...

...Avi Nesher ( who will appear at the screening -Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., at 9:30 p.m. ). Israel's most prominent queer filmmaker, Eytan Fox ( renowned for...

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