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Dinotto Ristorante Now Open in Old Town; Acadia's New Fall Tasting Menus; More

...more than a month after closing their second incarnation, Dinotto Ristorante is now open at 1551 N. Wells Street in their third. As detailed back in September, chef/owner Dino Lubbat has become a...

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NEAR WEST SIDE—Stop by Fulton Street Collective (2000 W. Fulton Street) this coming Wednesday, October 29 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM to check out The Jazz Record Collective and indulge in Pay What You Can craft beer, wine and Manhattan cocktails. The suggested donation to enter is $10. [EaterWire]

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERTIFICATION RESIDENTIAL:DE-CONVERT EXISTING THREE STORY BRICK 6 DWELLING UNITS TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME. NEW WORK INCLUDES RESTORATION OF THE FRONT FACADE, MASONRY SIDE WALLS, BASEMENT UNDERPINNING AND REAR ADDITION TO REAR BUILDING:GARAGE WITH ACCESSORY STORAGE. PER PLANS **SELF CERT CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1805 N. Sedgwick St. Issued October 22, 2014 Comment

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lost dog old town

Staff found a lost dog at twin anchors.need a foster for the night.we called animal control,but prefer he not go there.a little older. Seems sad.

  • SD Old Town Resident since 2005

    This is awesome!

  • O V

    You should try Near North Animal Hospital (Wells and Division); they have taken lost dogs in before and were either able to locate the owners or find a foster/ adoptive home.

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Elgin man state's latest bust in child pornography sting

Jesse Hansen, 33, of the 300 block of North Street is charged with two counts of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

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Atrium Village ??

Does anyone know what is happening with the Atrium Village re-do?

I know that the church-consortium that owned the complex sold to a big developer last spring. Recently there was a news article about what one church did with their proceeds so the sale has definitely been completed and the money distributed.

The City permits were approved some time ago. Are the buildings at Wells and Division being emptied?

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United Nations to Hear Activists' Report on Alleged Abuse by Chicago Police

He allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from a Walgreens in the 200 block of West North Avenue in May, according to a CBS Chicago report. He was Tasered by police as he...

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...Wednesday, a national day of protest against police brutality, at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. The group plans to hold a silent protest outside the 11th District headquarters, 3151 W...

...Halsted St. The group plans to hold a silent protest outside the 11th District headquarters, 3151 W. Harrison St., Wednesday evening, where the commander has been charged with putting his gun into a man...

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John Hodgman @ UP Comedy Club

John Hodgman does two completely different shows tonight at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave. At 7pm (6:15 doors) he performs "I Stole Your Dad," his usual melange of...

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Old Town, New Fitness

1635 N. Wells St.

108 W. Germania Place

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230 W. Division

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John Hodgman Stole Your Vacation

John Hodgman is doing two completely different shows tomorrow night at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave. At 7pm he performs "I Stole Your Dad," his usual melange of expert advice and...

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What's the building west of City Farm on Division?

Does anyone know what the new building is that is almost completed at about 450 West Division? This is the building just west of the City Farm.

It’s all windows on the east side suggesting residential; it’s all cinder block on the west side suggesting prison. There are three very large garage doors. But the real oddity are the huge balconies that are on the north end facing into nearby buildings – as opposed to being on the south end looking out onto downtown.

If it is really residential let’s hope the buyers are told that the City Farm announced years ago that their end was near for that specific spot because developers were making building plans.

  • Jon Hiatt, RA LEED GA Architect in Old Town

    The building in reference is a 8 Unit Multi-Family residence with 8 garage spots for parking. The most likely reason behind the near blank CMU wall on the west side is because the architect or developer are assuming a building will be built beside it in the near future. The...

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    The building in reference is a 8 Unit Multi-Family residence with 8 garage spots for parking. The most likely reason behind the near blank CMU wall on the west side is because the architect or developer are assuming a building will be built beside it in the near future. The east side has a street adjacent to it, which will at least provide views to the street even after the proposed building at city farm is constructed; the higher units still may have a view of the skyline after city farm is replaced.

  • Randi Doeker Environmental activist

    Thanks. It is still a mystery why the balconies went on the end that absolutely do look into buildings while the north end looks out onto a wide street.

  • Garrett C. Engineer / dog owner

    That building is a mess -- I live across the street and I've been watching the construction process. It's been slow and the building is showing a lot of signs of sloppy construction. At one point in the spring, a pile of newly-laid cinder blocks from the roof was blown...

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    That building is a mess -- I live across the street and I've been watching the construction process. It's been slow and the building is showing a lot of signs of sloppy construction. At one point in the spring, a pile of newly-laid cinder blocks from the roof was blown by strong winds off the roof onto Division St. A few weeks ago I saw a Cease Construction notice put up on the building because the contractor's license had expired. I'm not sure what's going on behind the scenes with that building, but it doesn't look hopeful. Even if it gets finished, the building looks like it's going to be pretty ugly.

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Essa Dora on Wells in Old Town

This salon just opened in Old Town. I've followed my stylist here because I've been with her for five years and can't imagine having anyone else cut my hair!! When I moved I needed someone new to do my color and they have a wonderful colorist.... I wish I'd met him years ago!!!

I was so happy with my experience at Essa Dora I've booked all of my appointments with them for the next year.

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Three Hilarious Comics Are In Town This Weekend

Details: Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North. $20. (Chicago émigré Liza Treyger opens.)

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Details: Saturday at 8 p.m. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. $54–$90.

Details: Saturday at 7:30. Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont. $20.

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What's new:

...the death of her husband. JR Sullivan directs the production, which opens Oct. 27 at 1531 N. Wells St., Chicago. (312) 943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org...

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...The preview is Friday, Oct. 17. The show opens Saturday, Oct. 18, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or bohotheatre.com...

...and "The Pit and the Pendulum." The show opens Friday, Oct. 17, at Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. See chicagomammals.blogspot.com...

...child's nightmare and is performed from Friday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5026 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Seating is limited and reservations are required. See dreamtheatrecompany.com for tickets...

• "A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody," by Ricky Glore, sends up the "Nightmare on Elm Street" film series and the boy band craze. Performances run from Friday, Oct. 17, through Nov. 1 at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St., Chicago. (800) 650-6449 or pubhousetheatre.com.

...Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, opens its KidSeries with ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric's adaptation of "The Velveteen Rabbit...

...the monthly Saturday afternoon monster and piggy comedy/variety show -- returns to the Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St., Chicago, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. The all-ages show features puppets from...

...year at Curious Theatre Branch's Rhinofest -- opens Saturday, Oct. 18, at Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The musical about the troubled marriage between poets Sylvia Path and Ted Hughes stars...

...music by John Urban and Isaiah Robinson. Performances begin Sunday, Oct. 19, at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. The Oct. 31 performance includes a private, post-show party featuring Nosferatu craft beer...

...Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit taking place Monday, Oct. 20, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The event also includes spoken word artist C.C. Carter, performance artist Kimberly Dark...

...p.m. with a reception featuring an appetizer buffet and cash bar at Cooper's, 1232 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. That's followed by the show at 7 p.m. General admission is $75...

...comedy directed by company member Derek Bertelsen. Previews begin Thursday, Oct. 23, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. The show opens Oct. 26. (773) 828-9129 or astonrep.com...

...about Stephen's troubled relationship with his boyfriend. Performances take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 728-2216 or eclipsetheatre.com...

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Sweetest Day Special at Kanela

Old Town | 1552 N. Wells St. | 312.255.1206

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Lakeview | 3231 N. Clark St. | 773.248.1622

Wicker Park | 1048 N. Milwaukee Ave. | 773.661.1010

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