2 days ago

Streeterville Residents

I am a journalist with Medill Reports at Northwestern University and am looking for Streeterville residents who would be interested in being interviewed on camera regarding their reaction to the Whole Foods opening in you neighborhood. The interview will be Jan. 28 between 9am to 12pm. I will be at the grand opening ceremony for the new Whole Foods but am flexible and can travel. An honest reaction/opinion, whether good or bad, is what I am looking for. I realize this is last minute but my editor changed the angle of my story last minute.

Thank you in advance.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Sunday Work at State and Pearson

Construction Update: Sunday Work Expected

The Power Construction crew at the Schreiber Center will work this Sunday, January 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to remove the masonry scaffold along State and Pearson Streets.

The work will involve the break-up and removal of concrete that anchor the scaffold to the ground. Noise and additional trucks to the site will be expected during these

http://www.luc.edu/communityrelations/homenews/wtcconstructionupdate.shtml

  • Sunday at 9am...just what everyone wants to be woken up by!

  • Summur Roberts Director, Loyola University Community Relations

    I hope the disruption was minimal. They tried for a different day, but Sunday was the only day that worked.

4 days ago

Indoor parking space for rent

Looking for a place to park your car this winter? Indoor valet space for rent now. Contact me at sunshinediva2011@gmail.com
It's across from Big Bowl and walking distance to Gibsons. Prime Gold Coast
Location !!

Jan 19

Updated Jan 21

EveryBlock arrives too late

What is the point of getting messages a week late?

  • Judith: Can you clarify? Do you mean that news stories are out of date, or that messages and responses are slow to post? I haven't noticed either. I often am pointed to an interesting story that I hadn't yet discovered.

  • I've noticed that many posts, particularly local activities, seem to be posted the day after the event. Never understood why.

  • L

    Everyblock has an automated "web crawler" that searches for articles based on address. Thus, it is only reporting back what it finds. If someone posts an article today for something that happens today, you may or may not see it on EB in time.

Jan 19

Streeterville Cocktail/Mojito Party @ W Lake Shore 2/7 $10 cover-drink specials

Most of the people at thos event will be successful sinlge professionals who are in their late 20's, thirties and 40's are new to the city, newly single,single or looking to expand their network of contects in the city and like hanging out at nice places.

The link to this party is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/219760704/We have an event the weekend before Valentines day where people can hang out with each other and socialize

with other mostly single professionals in a pressure...

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Most of the people at thos event will be successful sinlge professionals who are in their late 20's, thirties and 40's are new to the city, newly single,single or looking to expand their network of contects in the city and like hanging out at nice places.

The link to this party is here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/219760704/We have an event the weekend before Valentines day where people can hang out with each other and socialize

with other mostly single professionals in a pressure free environment where you can relax, socialize meet people,

hang out for a few hours at a cool lounge on a Saturday Night in Chicago.

This is at a Place called Current which is the lounge/restaurant of the W Lake Shore.

This is more of a cocktail party in a unique and stylish atmosphere.

We have some specials on some wine,cocktails and the aformentioned mojito.

There will be 100 plus people here

to join the group and get on the list for this party and other parties that we have in the near north,loop and surrounding areas click the link here on your browser:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

Jan 07

Updated Jan 17

Jan 15

Luella’s Southern Kitchen to Bring Down Home Good Eating to Chicago’s Lincoln Square this February

Chicago (January 2015) – Chicago’s Lincoln Square, a popular and charming business and residential district filled with intriguing food and shopping, will soon be the proud home of an exciting new Southern regional restaurant, Luella’s Southern Kitchen (4609 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-961-8196) which will open on February 3, 2015. Luella’s will be a delight for Chicago’s many fans of Southern cuisine, who now won’t have to hop on an airplane to enjoy this iconic and varied American style of cooking.

For more info: http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/luellas-southern-kitchen-bring-down-home-good-eating-chicagos-lincoln-square-february

Jan 14

Updated Jan 14

Police rope off Pedway

My way into work there was a section of the pedway roped off with a bunch of police surrounding it. And some blood on the ground, does anyone know what happened?

Jan 13

Wine/Cocktail Cocktail Party/Meet People @ CURRENT- W Lake Shore

if you want to meet new single professionals and you are 25-50 this may be for you.
The full listing is here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/219760704/
This is happening the weekend before Valentines day where people can hang out with each other and socialize

with other mostly single professionals in a pressure free environment where you can relax, socialize meet people,

hang out for a few hours at a cool lounge on a Saturday Night in Chicago.

This is at a Place called...

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if you want to meet new single professionals and you are 25-50 this may be for you.
The full listing is here:
http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/219760704/
This is happening the weekend before Valentines day where people can hang out with each other and socialize

with other mostly single professionals in a pressure free environment where you can relax, socialize meet people,

hang out for a few hours at a cool lounge on a Saturday Night in Chicago.

This is at a Place called Current which is the lounge/restaurant of the W Lake Shore.

This is more of a cocktail party in a unique and stylish atmosphere.

They will play background music at an acceptable level that you can have a conversation which is why there will not be a DJ. There will be plenty of events for that :)

We have gone over with the senior management of this place a drink special that is not available to the general public and just our group which is why there is a $10 cover for this cocktail party. There also will be a photographer that we are paying to take professional pictures.

To view the drink specials and to become a member of this group check out the link here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

Prime Parking in Gold Coast

Looking for indoor parking walking distance from Gibson's? Spot available now !!! Contact me at sunshinediva2011@gmail.com

Jan 06

Updated Jan 08

Traffic light behavior

Hi Chicago drivers,

Does anyone know why (in the past 6 mos or so) drivers are going through backed up yellow and green lights, resulting in their car blocking the intersection of busy downtown streets? When this happens, it blocks lines of traffic for a mile up the street, resulting in a total blockage and even more bad driving. Trying to understand why this is happening, if there are any laws against it in IL, and how to maybe reduce the occurrences of it.

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    "that's why I hate driving in the loop" shhhhhhh

  • In the past, we used to have traffic cops at certain intersections that were really bad. No more. I notice this on certain streets, and it's like these people are doing it on purpose. I don't drive but take the bus. I don't know how many times it would take 30 minutes to get through 1 light because of this.

Jan 08

Looking for interview subjects

Hi, I'm a videographer/photographer in Streeterville looking for interview subjects for a project I'm working on which collects stories or poignant moments from the older generation. We have a diverse community/rich history in Chicago and I know there are a ton of fascinating moments to capture. I've tried volunteering at nursing homes and calling assisted living facilities and only got a couple stories. Any suggestions or referrals is appreciated!

Jan 03

Updated Jan 05

Armed robbery 1:30 AM Monday December 29, 2014

At approximately 1:30am Monday morning December 29, 2014 my son was walking home from the Red Line L stop at Grand Avenue. He was followed from the L stop and held up at gunpoint by a Black teenager who appeared to be 17 to 18 years of age. The armed robbery occurred at the end of East North Water Street on the ground level, by the parking lot, where the street bends at the river, directly across from the NBC garage and located underneath the Sheraton Hotel. His phone and backpack were stolen, along with his school books and laptop. A police report was filed.

  • hello Lisa.as I said in a previous comment from a day or two ago it's easy for us to sit in our chairs in our apartment and our comfort and pontificate on what one should or should not have done based on hindsight. The element of surprise is the aggressors...

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    hello Lisa.as I said in a previous comment from a day or two ago it's easy for us to sit in our chairs in our apartment and our comfort and pontificate on what one should or should not have done based on hindsight. The element of surprise is the aggressors greatest asset. I too can sympathize with your plight of dealing with the legal system as two of my kids are attorneys and the stories I hear are overwhelming for my brain to absorb in the stupidity and frankly how serial criminals are treated within the justice system. They are treated with kid gloves and it seems like the first few offenses no matter how egregious ......they get a pass card of some type. Being assaulted stays with you forever. my hope for you is time dulls that feeling. All the best

  • Dear Lisa,

    Thank you. Here is the description: young black male, approximately 17-18 yrs old, approximately 5'11'', stocky build, round face, clean shaven, rounded nose, brown eyes set wide apart, strong jaw. The mugger was wearing a black jacket, jeans and what looked like a Bulls tee shirt.

    My son was less able to describe the gun - black metal pistol, maybe 9mm

Jan 02

Parking Available in Gold Coast

Prime parking in Gold Coast a short walk from Gibsons and Carmine's ! Winter is coming and this indoor spot won't last. Contact me at Sunshinediva2011@gmail.com

Dec 29

Last Minute NYE Jr Streetterville NYE Package $75-drinks and food

eventbrite link:

https://eventbrite.com/event/15040295930/

We are having a by invite only NYE Party at a posh lounge in Streeterville that is adjacent to Navy Pier and the fireworks to bring you the full experience you need, desire and want to bring in 2015.

The eventbrite link to prepay is here:

https://eventbrite.com/event/15040295930/

It's $85 ( $90 with fees )

but goes to $100 or $120 on the day of depending on what the venue tells us to do. There also is a 2ndary option that includes 6 drinks and a champagne toast at midnight as well for $75.

Come ring in the new year with us, socialize & dance the night away!! Ticket includes:

Dec 24

Updated Dec 25

Continued downward

With the event of a smash and grab on Michigan avenue (nieman marcus) and the mayors son getting mugged in front of his own home, I think it shows that no criminal fears the Chicago police. They have been reduced to lens cleaners on red light and speed cameras. I think the city is going to replace their sidearms with windex. As I have said countless times: Solving violent crimes generates no revenue to the city. And thus, there is no upside. Now, if you are being mugged or worse, when you call 911 just mention a car in a tow zone. You will get an immediate response.

  • Randi Doeker Environmental activist

    I keep wondering when people are going to figure out that the now-removed parking meters were a crime deterrent in that they prevent people from driving into the front of stores.

  • Cops will soon become reluctant to be cops any longer and switch to accounting careers. The criminals will have the last laugh and will join the protesters who are making their lives easier.

  • Sherian Lazy right now!

    Protesters want a change in our government, the people that are destroying other people's property and threatening other people are nothing but rioters/terrorists who are hell bent on destroying this country. We Americans have I think little to fear from terrorists from other countries when we have our own homegrown...

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    Protesters want a change in our government, the people that are destroying other people's property and threatening other people are nothing but rioters/terrorists who are hell bent on destroying this country. We Americans have I think little to fear from terrorists from other countries when we have our own homegrown terrorists right here in this country. Our government is so hell bent on getting our vote so they can stay in office so that they can continue to rob and steal from the poor and what's left of the middle class in this country. I love the *Idea* of America and I am very disgusted with my government for they are no longer one the same, they are 2 very different entities.
    Sad that most Americans don't read any history for if things continue the way they are, then as history says, all kingdoms, empires and world powers will crumble to dust when greed and corruption take hold and that is what will happen eventually in this country if we don't get some real honest hard working Americans in congress.

Dec 18

End of Year Champagne Tasting Party @ The Godfrey 12/27

Do you want to expand your social life and meet new friends?

Are you new to to the city?

Have you lived here for a few years?

Newly Single?

Want to meet others?

Here is an event that you should consider attending by joining our group which is one of the top social groups here in Chicago:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218741980/

From Monday's blurb in the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-i-o-urban-roofscape-champagne-tasting-20141215-story.html?track=rss

This particular event has a cost associated with it which is $25 on eventbrite which includes 4-5 glasses of wine and champagne.

We have included the link as a picture for the event.

Please do join us

Dec 18

End of Year Champagne Tasting Party @ The Godfrey 12/27

Do you want to expand your social life and meet new friends?

Are you new to to the city?

Have you lived here for a few years?

Newly Single?

Want to meet others?

Here is an event that you should consider attending by joining our group which is one of the top social groups here in Chicago:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/events/218741980/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-i-o-urban-roofscape-champagne-tasting-20141215-story.html?track=rss

This particular event has a cost associated with it which is $25 on eventbrite which includes 4-5 glasses of wine and champagne.

We have included the link as a picture for the event.

Please do join us

Dec 12

312 Professionals Social:Meet People/Make Connections@ The Pump Room- No Cover 1/15/2015

Can be viewed here:

http://www.meetup.com/312Professionals/

There are some drink specials. You can join the group by clicking the link that says "join us" on the left hand side of the page. Please join with a pic if you can

Dec 07

Updated Dec 10

Neighborhood update on the Gold Coast Jewel

One of the most well-known areas for drug activity and drug arrests in the Gold Coast is at the intersection of Clark and Division. The 18th district police officers know this all too well, having held sting operations to cut down on criminal activity. Neighbors say they see many drug deals happen in the Jewel parking lot and as a result have put pressure on Jewel to improve the situation.

Discussion of redevelopment plans for the Jewel at the corner...

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One of the most well-known areas for drug activity and drug arrests in the Gold Coast is at the intersection of Clark and Division. The 18th district police officers know this all too well, having held sting operations to cut down on criminal activity. Neighbors say they see many drug deals happen in the Jewel parking lot and as a result have put pressure on Jewel to improve the situation.

Discussion of redevelopment plans for the Jewel at the corner of Clark began between four and five years ago when Jewel put out a request for developer proposals. In the early stages, the idea was to build a large condo complex over 50 stories tall with a brand-new Jewel store at its base. Over the last few years of talks this plan may end up being between 32 or 35 stories.

The current proposal for the Jewel site includes three stories of parking over the jewel store, with the lower level for jewel customers, and the top two levels for residents of the new condo complex. A proposed 360 overall parking spaces would be in this development, with about 105 spaces for jewel parking. Additionally there would be a set up for bike parking, and bike repair stations installed as well.

Cars coming off of Clark Street would drive into the parking garage, they would be able to exit off of Division Street in the middle of the block and onto Clark street heading south. The alley behind the current Jewel would afford more space for semi trucks to deliver. This entire construction would last a proposed 20 months, with Jewel being closed between 10 and 12 months.

Some neighborhood groups have already signed off on the plan. With this project still on its way to the City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards, there is time to actively have a say in whether you feel this project has moved forward in the right way, with the neighborhood's best interests in mind.

More to come next week...

  • Gfw

    Kim...

    Glad you were able to get the link open.I did make the meeting at Newberry Library - a lot of answers that made all of the candidates sound like politicians - answers pretty much designed to give answers that they thought the audience wanted to hear.

    I favor the Clark/Division project - hopefully it will help to cleanup the corner - I only live a block away. Chicago is also considering a change to their vagrancy ordinances - that may also help.

  • TinaR 10 year Gold Coast neighbor

    I agree with the comments regarding permits being given out at a record pace... the glass structures replacing architecture that has made the area what it is, has not been given enough attention. Elm St condos were given permits to replace all balconies with glass ... on a vintage building...

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    I agree with the comments regarding permits being given out at a record pace... the glass structures replacing architecture that has made the area what it is, has not been given enough attention. Elm St condos were given permits to replace all balconies with glass ... on a vintage building and special assessed owners for this multi-MILLION dollar project ... why would the city permit be issued ? There was no mandate that balconies needed replacement... and glass!!! I would ask the city and state open up an investigation. The alderman has been of little help.

Dec 08

Happy Hour Spots

Looking for a good happy hour spot to hopefully mingle with some new people. Preferably a place where a decent amount of people frequent within the 26-36 age range. Would love suggestions on some places to go to. Thanks in advance!

Dec 08

Winterwonderland at Navy Pier

Winterwonderland entrance fee at Navy Pier is now $5.00. It was always free in the past.

Dec 07

Updated Dec 07

Goddess Declares Sun God Messiah Of The 44 Million Black Americans

I Will Rule With An Iron Fist. I Command The 1Million Chicago Blacks, 1 Million L.A. Blacks, The 1 Million N.Y.C Blacks Of Every Religion To Come Together Under 1 Flag Of Faith, Hope, Love, Peace, Happiness, And Funk.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    I command all black men to take a look at your-self in the mirror. Stop sagging your pants! Pay attention to your public image as brothers 1 to another.

  • Sun God King of Death, Sorcery,Necro, Witch,Shadow,Sith

    I command all 44 million American blacks to stay away from useing and selling any and all narcotics.

Dec 02

Tips for ladies to look great on NYE

Hi, I know that every lady wants to lok great for Christmas and New Year's Eve. The market is full of promises, but the truth is that the way we care about ourself reflecs in our skin, so I want to give you some good advice about how you can accomplish that in the short time left.
I wrote a blog where all ladies can learn what TO DO and what NOT TO DO for a perfect skin, what producs...

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Hi, I know that every lady wants to lok great for Christmas and New Year's Eve. The market is full of promises, but the truth is that the way we care about ourself reflecs in our skin, so I want to give you some good advice about how you can accomplish that in the short time left.
I wrote a blog where all ladies can learn what TO DO and what NOT TO DO for a perfect skin, what producs to use and when to use them!
Beauty tips: it's all about the beauty: inside, but on the outside too.

I love reading all kinds of beauty tips, i can always learn and find out about new and interesting things which are very helpful.

Beauty tip no. 1

As if there weren't enough things causing wrinkles, it looks like even while we are sleeping we need to be careful how we put our face down on the pillow, because we might ending up with a few more wrinkles on our face the next morning. This happens because of the fact that with age our skin loses its elasticity read more http://juveliereantiagingreview.weebly.com/review/look-better-and-younger-for-nye-here-some-tips

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