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Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

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It Is Gone

Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every...

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Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every button, scuff, and scratch on it represents the journey I took from there to here. It is a prized possession.

As my daughter navigates her road of discovery, I still go to The Alley to get her funky socks, leopard patterened shoes, and fingerless gloves (her favorite). I want her to know that she has room to be different, independent, and creative as she practices kindness, respect, and humility.

The mural being destroyed leaves me sad.

Do you have a fond memory of The Alley? Something that you look back on and smile?

  • Lynn, anything at all to validate your claim that Tunney was motivated as you suggest? This has been in process for YEARS now.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    Mike, as you, anything to defend Tunney from being motivated as I suggest. He has owned that property and been alderman for years. He lost his integrity with me when he cried that Lakeview was a "food desert" for a WalMart.

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In House Upholstery cleaning and repair

I have a couch that needs cleaning and a few buttons repaired. Does anybody know any good companies that do house calls for this combination of needs?

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4 copters hovering over E Lakeview 1/31/15

12:30pm -Looks like about Belmont &Sheffield?

Any info?

  • Oh dear; I was just being hyperbolic for amusement's (and alliteration's) sake. Or trying unsuccessfullly to be at any rate. The Belmont Redline station seems to be ground zero for much of the crime that's so ably reported by the Crime in Wrigleyville & Boystown blog (CWB). That was my first thought when I saw the helicopters hovering yesterday over that general area.

    I apologize for the confusion!

  • Oh, hahaha. I'm a little a slow today. Gotcha. No worries. That's good news!

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Cider Week Returns To Chicago

...Asbel with Ciders of Spain will be hosting a tasting at Binny's Lincoln Park (3000 N. Clark St) on Feb. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m...

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...the owners of Wandering Aengus and Anthem Cider are hosting a cider mixer at Luxbar (18 E. Bellevue Place) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The following night, Emporium Arcade Wicker Park (1366 N...

...Bellevue Place) beginning at 7:30 p.m. The following night, Emporium Arcade Wicker Park (1366 N. Milwaukee Ave) is hosting a tasting and karaoke event starting at 8 p.m. On Feb. 5...

...event starting at 8 p.m. On Feb. 5 enthusiasts can head over to Fountainhead (1970 W. Montrose Avenue) for a sampling of ciders from the U.S., U.K., Spain and France; and...

...Michigan’s Vander Mill will be tapping their new “Too Gold” blend at The Publican (837 W. Fulton Market). James Asbel with Ciders of Spain will be hosting a tasting at Binny's Lincoln...

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What's up with the helicopters in lakeview?

What's up with the three helicopters in lakeview?

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One arrested after Elgin stickup, police say

Raymond H. Bonner Jr., 26, of the 500 block of Wellington Avenue, is charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault.

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"Do not carry your credit card on you"

With the recent stick-ups in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, a police rep said in a radio interview that women shouldn't carry their credit cards in their purse. I kept wondering, where should the credit cards be carried?
I carry my cards in my wallet, I can't imagine not being without my credit card in my purse. And I don't want to put my credit card info on my cell phone for a thief to take and waive at a cashier.

  • I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to...

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    I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to do harm. Also cautious from Wrigley to Belmont. I want to live in the city. No one forced this on me. Lucky to be able to work where I want. If I wanted the suburbs, I'd have stayed in Dallas.

    I feel a little safer on the west side of Lakeview though watch my surroundings there too.

    I should be able to carry whatever I want with me without fear of crime. I like big purses. I carry a lot of stuff when I can...want to be prepared. But I refrain to be less of a target. Such is life.

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    Enough said. Be safe.

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Panera pay what you can plan.

Panera to open first local pay-what-you-can cafe in Lakeview

Panera is turning one of its first Chicago stores over to the community. The store at 616 W. Diversey Pkwy. is converting to a pay-what-you-can model Thursday with only suggested prices and donation boxes.

This is the St. Louis-based company's fourth "Panera Cares Community Cafe" and its first in Chicago. In an interview, founder and co-CEO Ron Shaich said the Lakeview location has particular significance for him because he wrote the...

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Panera to open first local pay-what-you-can cafe in Lakeview

Panera is turning one of its first Chicago stores over to the community. The store at 616 W. Diversey Pkwy. is converting to a pay-what-you-can model Thursday with only suggested prices and donation boxes.

This is the St. Louis-based company's fourth "Panera Cares Community Cafe" and its first in Chicago. In an interview, founder and co-CEO Ron Shaich said the Lakeview location has particular significance for him because he wrote the company's mission statement there.

"Chicago is a very important market for us," Shaich said, adding that the company has more than 100 locations in the area, and co-CEO William Moreton lives in Hinsdale. "We've had a lot of success here."

He added that the Lakeview location is ideal for a community store because there are "million-dollar townhomes and people on the street," meaning there are customers who can help support the cafe and those who can benefit from a free meal.

"When you walk in, it's the full Panera experience," Shaich said. "When you go into a soup kitchen, the energy is so negative and the food is institutional and the experience is institutional."

He said the idea for the community model was to "create an experience," that could "lift people up" and provide some dignity for those who can't afford to pay.

To make the concept work, consumers who have extra money are asked to donate it. Those who are short can pay less, and those who can't pay anything can volunteer for an hour to eat free.

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    PANERA CARES is closing January 31, 2015.

    The Chicago Panera Cares Community Café [pay what you can charity], 616 W. Diversey, is closing January 31, 2015. There are no plans to open elsewhere in Chicago.

    The Panera Cares Foundation posted a note on the door stating:

    “....our lease at this...

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    PANERA CARES is closing January 31, 2015.

    The Chicago Panera Cares Community Café [pay what you can charity], 616 W. Diversey, is closing January 31, 2015. There are no plans to open elsewhere in Chicago.

    The Panera Cares Foundation posted a note on the door stating:

    “....our lease at this site is expiring shortly and the Foundation has decided that it does not make sense to renew it due to changing economics. With the overall cost of rent and major investments needed to improve the site, it is not a sensible option for the Foundation.”

    “....the Panera Bread Foundation remains committed to feeding those in need in the Chicago Community and across the country. There are no plans to close any other Panera Cares Community Cafes in 2015.”

  • Bob

    For detailed demographic census data re income, occupation, education, housing, family, and transportation characteristics [9pp, downloadable] of the area centered around Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway, please see the Everyblock post: Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues. Click the link in the first comment.

    Link to the Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues main post:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec22-diversey-clark-broadway-related-issues-6577338/

    At the above main post, you’ll find links to plans of many of the proposed developments.

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Valentines Day 2015: events with heart

Ceres’ Table's, newish location in Lakeview at 3124 N. Broadway has it all from ambient atmosphere to an  exceptional and relatively affordable menu.  The 4...

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Barbecue fans can indulge in some pretty special specials at Chicago q (1160 N. Dearborn Street).  A special Valentine menu will be available February 13 through February 15.  Specials include: Appetizer...

Shaw’s Crab House (21 E. Hubbard St.) offers a triple threat on Valentine's Weekend. The 1940s-style seafood emporium with retro leather banquets, polished wood floors, and Art Deco touches is offering:

River Roast (315 N. LaSalle St.) where "roasts" are king and meant to be shared by two is featuring their whole roasted chicken, big fish, roast beef, rack of pork and boatload of veggies--all shareable entrees.

Plus River Roast's Blues & Brews Brunch the weekend of Valentine's Day (February 14th and 15th), will feature Nick and Kate Moss, a husband and wife duo, and two of Chicago...

Eataly, Chicago's go-to food hall (43 E. Ohio St.) will be hosting a one-night pop-up food event on Valentine's Day featuring...

Trump Chicago (401 N. Wabash Avenue) is offering a variety of Valentine packages this February (all month) starting at $529 for...

ACME Hotel (15 E. Ohio Street) has put together a Twisted Romance package for Valentine’s Day--because, as they say, "every love life needs a little twist, right?"

Cowshed Spa at Soho House Chicago (113-125 N. Green Street) is offering a special Valentine's day rub at their Soho House Chicago's Cowshed spa.

Whether it's your first date or your golden anniversary Royal George Theatres' (1641 N. Halsted Ave.) new musical comedy First Date about the most dangerous human endeavor in existence - the dreaded blind date should put a smile on your face.

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The Last Supper Club in Chicago

...1969 Mr. Badonsky opened his first restaurant, The Brewery, an upscale hamburger stand in the 3100 block of North Broadway. Tango was next, serving grouper and swordfish in the Belmont Hotel and establishing one of...

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George's opened in 1978 at 230 W. Kinzie in the shadow of the Merchandise Mart. The supper club hit stride in 1985, reopening after a devastating 1984 fire. The legacy of a good supper club generally includes a fire. George's closed for good in 1991.

...50s in dignity and spirit. The Chez Paree opened in 1932 at what is now 610 N. Fairbanks Ct. and closed in 1960. Their diverse booking policy included Sammy Davis, Jr., gospel great Mahalia...

...the 1960s and early 1970s closer to the future George's at Mister Kelly's, 1028 N. Rush (now the site of Gibson's Steakhouse) and the London House, 360 N. Michigan that...

...s, 1028 N. Rush (now the site of Gibson's Steakhouse) and the London House, 360 N. Michigan that featured jazz pianists Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis and Dave Brubeck. On a smaller scale...

...On a smaller scale in 1961 jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal operated his Club Alhambra at 1321 S. Michigan Ave., and even recorded a live album there for Chess Records. Mr. Badonsky booked Jamal for...

...jug wines by the glass as early as 1972. Next, in 1976 at Le Bastille, 21 W. Superior, he navigated a transition between the previous owner's Paris street food and his own...

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