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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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Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Chicago Sports Bar?

Jimmy Green's (825 S. State St.)

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The Fifty/50 (2047 Division St.)

Pippin's Tavern (806 N. Rush St.)

Chef's Burger Bistro (164 E. Grand Ave.)

Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison St.)

FatPour Tap Works (2005 W. Division St.)

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Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds, 3/27/15

Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St in the South Loop is offering a half-month’s free rent and waiver of application and move-in fees on Unit 2901, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath renting at $3,324 a month.

Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan in the South Loop, has several studio apartments available as low as $1,363 a month.

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The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson.

The West Loop‘s Circa 922,, 922 W Washington, is offering two months free rent on new convertible and 1-bedroom apartments and a month on new 2-bedrooms. The offer applies to leases beginning prior to May 15.

K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted in the Fulton River District is offering a free month’s rent on select floor plans for leases beginning before April 30.

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana in the South Loop, has a 1-bedroom with a den and a private terrace available April 5 for $1,772 a month.

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Dining: Hugo's new oyster bar; Boundary's brunch; Nat'l Paella Day

...On Friday, March 27, Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave., will celebrate National Paella Day by offering guests its signature Paella Valenciana in miniature sizes...

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—Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 N. Rush St., has a new oyster bar. Signature bar items include Hugo's Anastasia Gold caviar ( from farm-raised sturgeon at Evans Fish Farms in Pierson, Florida ), Hugo's Alaskan red king crab and wild-caught Sea of Cortez shrimp cocktail.

—The Boundary Tavern and Grille, 1932 W. Division St., is launching a weekend brunch Saturday, March 28. Dishes will include chicken and bread pudding, Creole hash, Cajun Benedict and wild mushroom spinach quiche. See www.BoundaryChicago.com .

—Freshii will open in 500 W. Madison St. ( Citigroup Center ) and 233 N. Michigan Ave. ( Illinois Center ). Visit Freshii.com for the eatery's manifesto, menus and more.

—Freshii will open in 500 W. Madison St. ( Citigroup Center ) and 233 N. Michigan Ave. ( Illinois Center ). Visit Freshii.com for the eatery's manifesto, menus and more.

...Executive Chef Brian Kwak of SideDoor ( corner of Rush and Ontario streets ) is collaborating with chef/brewer Jared Rouben of Moody Tongue to present locals with...

...Maxwell's at the Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St., is offering a special Passover Dinner, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., on...

...Magnolia Bakery, 108 N. State St., now has various Passover/Easter/springtime offerings. The April Cupcake of the Month is the...

...For Easter, Table fifty-two, 52 W. Elm St., will offer special pan-seared lamb chops to be enjoyed alongside Sunday supper favorites like...

...Easter brunch at the Florentine, 151 W. Adams St., is $55 for adults, $20 for children under 12; also, for the adults, access to...

...Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., will have an Easter entree featuring items such as crawfish etouffee with Carolina gold rice...

—Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Ave., is offering each table with a complimentary sampling of its savory in-house cured ham on Easter Sunday. Visit http://www.communitytavern.com/.

...A10 Hyde Park Eatery & Bar, 1462 E. 53rd St., will be serving Easter brunch on Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m.-2 p...

—Tortoise Club, 350 N. State St., will host an Easter buffet on Sunday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Items include a Belgian waffle station, eggs Benedict florentine, a raw seafood bar and desserts, among others offerings. The cost is $22 ( children 5-12 )-$59 ( adults ). Visit www.TortoiseClub.com .

...Lockwood Restaurant & Bar, located within The Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe St., will offer two dining options Easter Sunday, April 5—a special brunch buffet at 11...

...Modern French bistro Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash St., will offer a seasonally focused three-course Easter brunch menu on Sunday, April 5, from...

...On Easter Sunday, MAX's Wine Dive, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., invites dinners of all ages to enjoy brunch and an Easter egg hunt. MAX's...

...Ruxbin, 851 N. Ashland Ave., will host an intimate Easter dinner that will debut a new dish from the upcoming...

...classic bismarck ) through Friday, March 20, for $3.25 each at both Stan's locations ( 1560 N. Damen Ave. and 259 E. Erie St. ). Additionally, $.25 from every donut purchased will be donated to...

...20, for $3.25 each at both Stan's locations ( 1560 N. Damen Ave. and 259 E. Erie St. ). Additionally, $.25 from every donut purchased will be donated to UN 86'd ( which helps...

...Atwood, 1 W. Washington St., has opened its downtown Chicago restaurant after a three-month renovation, unveiling a remodeled dining...

...On Monday, March 30, the restaurant 312 Chicago ( 136 N. LaSalle St. ) will mark its 17th anniversary with a aperitivo hour party at 6 p.m. The...

...In celebrating the James Beard Awards' inaugural debut in Chicago, the chefs of The Langham, 330 N. Wabash Ave., partner with the James Beard Foundation to host a Celebrity Chef Tour dinner on April...

...Eduardo's Enoteca, 1212 N. Dearborn St., is launching its spring menu. Culinary offerings include a grilled spring vegetable pesto pizza ( $16...

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Black Women’s EXPO 2015 Returns To Inspire, Excite and Dazzle

...Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union. The Gala will take place at Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue...

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Developer Looking to Purchase Vacant Lot from City at 1136 S. Wabash to Build Apartment Tower

Developer Looking to Purchase Vacant Lot from City at 1136 S. Wabash to Build Apartment Tower

As a reminder, their is a rumor reputable rumor floating around that a BBQ restaurant with live music is coming to 1132 S. Wabash (which is just north of where this proposed apartment tower would be).

Lakeside Bank Opens at 1350 S. Michigan

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Dice Dojo Opens in Motor Row at 2134 S. Michigan

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City land sale would pave way for South Loop apartment tower

Chicago developer Keith Giles plans to build a 24-story apartment tower on South Loop land he would buy from the city for $4.4 million. Mayor Rahm Emanuel today introduced the potential land sale at 1136-40 S. Wabash Ave. to the City Council, according ...

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Development Du Jour: 24 Story Apartment Tower Planned for South Loop Surface Lot

...the South Loop to plant a new apartment tower on a surface parking lot at 1136-40 S. Wabash Ave. The city has recently announced an agreement with Giles to sell the property for $4...

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