Oct 17

Updated 10 hours ago

The 26 ward needs a new alderman

If you agree.... please take a closer look at Juanita Irizarry. I think she will do a better job of looking out for the entire ward

  • I think JUANITA IRIZARRY is the best candidate for the 26th ward.
    Here is her webpagehttp://juanita26ward.wordpress.com/

  • Sorry better link.
    Here is her webpage http://juanita26ward.wordpress.com/

  • No way. Sorry. I have had a change of heart about Juanita. I was very disheartened to learn that she is being 'run' by another politician who donated heavily to her campaign. He'll just be pulling her strings. We don't need any more cronyism in Chicago politics! I'm sick of...

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    No way. Sorry. I have had a change of heart about Juanita. I was very disheartened to learn that she is being 'run' by another politician who donated heavily to her campaign. He'll just be pulling her strings. We don't need any more cronyism in Chicago politics! I'm sick of it!

    Plus, read her webpage carefully, especially her past experience in public housing. She will just jam more of this down our throats in a community that has no jobs to support additional public housing just like MALdoNADA is doing.

    Adam Corona is the one to vote for. He is not indebted to anyone and has a genuine passion to move the ward forward AND most importantly, to listen to his constituents.

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Updated 16 hours ago

Attempted car break in

Spotted a couple of guys (both African American early teens with short dreads) trying a couple of times to break into a newer station wagon parked on the 700 N. block of Noble St. at 6:30 pm. Called 911 and a patrol car drove by a few minutes later and spooked them off. They had been walking around the block a few times before going after this car so keep an eye out if you live in the area.

  • Colt, you may not have noticed what you typed: "Please call the cops if you see any black person roaming your area...."

  • Mr. Buster I know exactly what I typed... After the beat down I called the cops on these individuals and were locked up. Obviously they have not learned their lesson since they continue to roam the area.

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More than four dozen of the best New Year's Eve events

The Boundary Enjoy passed bites like coconut shrimp, breaded artichoke hearts, and stuffed mushrooms along with a premium open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-1 AM, the Boundary, 1932 W. Division, 773-278-1919, boundarychicago.com, $85.

...bar, specialty dishes, party favors, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago, 773-645-4949, rootspizza.com, $20-$70...

The Fifty/50 The sports bar hosts a five-hour open bar, buffet, and, of course, a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, the Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division, 773-489-5050, thefifty50.com, $80.

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American Football Tue 12/30, 8 PM; Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake, 312-666-6775, bottomlounge.com.

Shemekia Copeland Wed 12/31, 7:30 and 11 PM, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 312-733-9463, citywinery.com.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Wed 12/31, Park West, 322 W. Armitage, 773-929-5959, parkwestchicago.com.

The Good Life Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, 773-463-5808, abbeypub.com.

Jeff the Brotherhood Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600, emptybottle.com.

Bob Mould, Margaret Cho Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203, metrochicago.com.

Orwells Tue 12/30, 8 PM; Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, 773-525-2501, lh-st.com.

Pelican, the Life & Times Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Subterranean, 2011 W. North, 773-278-6600, subt.net.

Sun Ra Arkestra Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com.

Andrew W.K. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1227 W. 18th, 312-526-3851, thaliahallchicago.com.

...a champagne toast, and party favors. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, the Dawson, 730 W. Grand, 312-243-8955, the-dawson.com, $80-$120...

Mercat a la Planxa Chef Cory Morris prepares a four-course, 12-dish menu inspired by the Spanish tradition of Nochevieja. The meal includes wine pairings and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 5 PM-midnight, Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan, 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com, $125.

Nellcôte A sampling of bites and drinks from Nellcôte's menu, plus a set from DJ Lani Love. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $100.

New Year's Eve Luau Two seatings are available for chef Edward Kim's ten-course Hawaiian feast featuring beverage pairings, an open tiki bar, and live calypso music. Wed 12/31, 5:30-8 PM and 8:30 PM-1 AM, Mott St, 1401 N. Ashland, 773-687-9977, mottstreetchicago.com, $85-$175.

The Publican A four-course meal from chef Brian Huston, with beer and wine pairings available for an additional $25-$55 per person. Reservations required. Wed 12/31, the Publican, 837 W. Fulton, 312-733-9555, thepublicanrestaurant.com, $65.

Ready to Dine There are three seatings for this 90s-hip-hop-inspired party with a dim sum menu including lobster dumplings, foie gras wontons, and champagne-mango pudding. Wed 12/31, 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30 PM, Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey, 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com, $98 per person, sold in pairs.

Takashi Chef Takashi Yagihashi provides a seven-course meal (with wine pairings for an additional $55-$65) and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 5:30 and 7 PM, Takashi, 1952 N. Damen, 773-772-6170, takashichicago.com, $100-$185.

Travelle Two prix fixe menus from chef Tim Graham and pastry chef Scott Green, an early three-course meal and a later five-course meal, both with live music and a champagne cart. Wed 12/31, 5-7:30 PM and 8-10:30 PM, Travelle, 330 N. Wabash, 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com, $95-$175.

Tête Charcuterie Enjoy the restaurant's signature charcuterie and crudo, plus an open bar, DJs, a champagne toast, and a late-night snack from the Salsa Truck. Wed 12/31, 7 PM, Tête Charcuterie, 1114 W. Randolph, 312-733-1178, tetechicago.com, $150.

Uncommon Ground Seatings for a four-course prix fixe menu are available from 5 to 10 PM, followed by a late-night buffet, open bar, and music from Uptown Shakedown. Wed 12/31, 5 PM-1 AM, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark, 773-929-3680, uncommonground.com, $55.

White & Gold New Year's Eve A four-course Mediterranean menu featuring Chilean sea bass, foie gras, and a chocolate brownie, plus live DJs, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Fig & Olive, 104 E. Oak, $150.

The Barrelhouse Flat A two-floor party with classic cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N. Lincoln, 773-857-0421, barrelhouseflat.com, $100-$150.

...night also features live music and whiskey shots at midnight. Wed 12/31, Big Star, 1531 N. Damen, 773-235-4039, bigstarchicago.com...

...the midnight balloon drop and confetti blast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-4 AM, Castle, 632 N. Dearborn, 312-266-1944, castlenightclubchicago.com, $59, $89 for gold package, $159 for platinum package...

CH Distillery Count down to midnight with an array of signature cocktails and ring in the New Year at midnight with a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, CH Distillery, 564 W. Randolph, 312-707-8780, chdistillery.com, $100.

The Drake The three-room party offers drinks, a buffet, hors d'oeuvres, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com, $135.

East Room Music from the mashup maestros in Hood Internet and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, East Room, 2828 W. Medill, 773-276-9603, eastroomchicago.com, $25.

Headquarters Beercade OK Go headlines this night of video games, drinks, and a specialty menu. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Headquarters Beercade, 950 W. Wolfram, 773-665-5660, hqbeercade.com, $75.

Irish American Heritage Center Hors d'oeuvres, live music from Gerry Haughey and Kara Eadie, party favors, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-12:30 AM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, 773-282-7035, irishamhc.com, $25.

New Year's Eve Beach Party Combat the cold with tiki drinks, a performance by a surf-rock band, bites, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 773-227-3530, whistlerchicago.com, $99.

Noon Year's Eve Party A family-friendly celebration with music, crafts, and a countdown to noon with an apple juice toast. Wed 12/31, 11 AM-1 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $20, $10 for children.

A WBEZ New Year's Party Live entertainment from the Doug Peck Trio and Moth StorySlam, plus specialty cocktails from mixologist Johnny Costello, hors d'oeuvres, and a dance party. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, wbez.org, $80.

Co-Ed Prison Sluts A performance of the long-running musical revue, plus a buffet, drinks, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 10 PM, Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 773-697-9693, annoyanceproductions.com, $40.

Improv New Year's Eve The night includes performances of improv shows Process, Gigantic, and CIC Gameday along with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM, CIC Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park, 773-865-7731, cictheater.com, $40, $75 per couple.

iO Theater New Year's Choose from performances of Whirled News Tonight, TJ & Dave, Improvised Shakespeare, and the Deltones along with an open bar, a buffet, a dance party, and a midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 7 PM-1 AM, iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury, ioimprov.com/chicago, $100.

New Years Eve Cornstravaganza The night kicks off with an open bar and buffet, followed by sketch and improv performances, a dance party, and a midnight champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $55, $100 per couple.

New Year's Eve Hullabaloo The venue's grand opening includes a cocktail hour, a performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, a dance party, and a champagne toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-2 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, uptownunderground.net, $100.

New Year's Eve Monster's Ball Guests are encouraged to dress in horrifying attire for unlimited drinks, appetizers, a zombie band, a haunted house, and a "champain" toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, stage773.com, $70, $120 per couple.

...carousel handing out desserts, and fountains spouting cocktails. Wed 12/31, 9 PM, Redmoon Theater, 2120 S. Jefferson, 312-850-8440, redmoon.org, $100...

New Year's Eve Under the Gun A buffet and cocktail hour followed by performances of #trending and Comedy Against Humanity plus a dance party and midnight toast. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $50.

New Year's Hangover Stand Up Marathon A stacked lineup of local comics including Ali Clayton, Kellye Howard, Mike Lebovitz, and more. Thu 1/1, 6 PM, ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont, 773-549-8080 or 312-559-1212, comedysportzchicago.com, $15.

New Year's Psychic Eve A performance by mentalist Sidney Friedman, with party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Wed 12/31, 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $30 plus two-drink minimum.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: New Year's Eve Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres before the Neo-Futurists' signature show, plus a champagne or cider toast at midnight. Wed 12/31, 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $20.

With Love From the Black Ensemble Theater A performance by the stars of At Last: A Tribute to Etta James, along with food, dancing, and lots of champagne. Wed 12/31, 8 PM-1 AM, Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark, 773-769-4451, blackensembletheater.org, $125, $200 for couples. 

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

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Move your car if it's parked on N Bishop Street

If you car is on the north end of N Bishop street today you will get a ticket

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Dec 14

Updated 5 days ago

Nail Salon Recommendations?

Recently moved in the west town/Ukrainian Village area and need a new nail salon. There are a bunch of spots on Chicago ave, but before trying one out I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations or places that have good deals? Thanks!

  • Rushingal Noble Square Neighbor

    Juko Nail Salon on Near Damen/Division....Vegan Nail Polish

  • SunshineDiva2014 Long time Chicago resident.

    Nails Boutique on Webster is fabulous! They have the two week manicure and do not do acrylics..they saved my nails from years of abuse!

5 days ago

The 2014 Chicagoist Holiday Gift Guide

Epic Spices is located at 1725 W. Chicago Ave.

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The Lomography Embassy Store is located at 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Logan Hardware is located at 2532 W. Fullerton Ave.

Quimby's is located at 1854 W. North Ave.

Visit The Tie Bar online or their pop-up shop at 918 W. Armitage Ave. through Jan. 4, 2015.

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Purchase Dark Matter Coffee gift sets online or at Star Lounge (2521 W. Chicago Ave.), The Mothership (738 N. Western Ave.) and Osmium Coffee Bar (1117 W. Belmont Ave.).

Buy the "Jay Cutler Makes Me Drink" t-shirt at Strange Cargo (3448 N. Clark St.) or online.

Play is located at 3109 W. Logan Blvd.

Pilsen Outpost is located at 1958 W. 21st St.

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Dec 11

Updated Dec 15

Phone Scam / Harassment?

I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger...

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I just received a very strange call that I'm not sure what to make of. A man, who sounded black, very angry, said that I scratched his car and that I left my phone number on his car. For the record, I did not scratch anyone's car and I did not leave my phone number on anyone's car. When I started to explain that I did not scratch his car or leave my phone number on his car, his anger escalated. I just hung up. He has not called back (so far).

Not even sure if I should report this to the police. Is this some sort of a scam? The phone number he was calling from is (312) 423-1221.

Just a heads up to you, my neighbors.

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Commercial Park's Holiday Event had a blizzard of people though no snow

The lack of snow on Saturday, Dec. 13, did not reduce the crowds or the holiday spirits at Commercial Park's annual Advisory Council holiday event, 1845 W. Rice St. 

Dec 12

Updated Dec 14

Lost Glasses :(

Hi neighbors. last night while visiting a friend I left my car with a bunch of packages and must have dropped my glasses as we cannot find them. I parked on Superior just east of Hoyne (between 2050 - 2045) they are purple glasses in a black case...I really need them to drive. if anyone finds them, please message me. Thank you so much everyone!

Dec 12

Updated Dec 14

Huge west town condo open house Saturday 11-1

Check out this huge west town condo for sale. 2600 sq ft, 4 br, 3 ba, 2 floors, 2 kitchens, high ceilings, great condition.

Open house saturday, 12/13 from 11-1

http://www.trulia.com/property/3173363933-819-N-Bishop-St-1-Chicago-IL-60642

Dec 13

Updated Dec 14

Alderman commits to restoring Division Street tree pits & fences

An excerpt from Ramond Valadez's email regarding trees on Division Street:

The Alderman also will move to restore the tree pits and fences along the Moonshine, Prasino and Russian Bath properties.
These business establishments will not receive support from Alderman Moreno for their sidewalk cafes until the tree pits and the surrounding fences are restored.

Sincerely,

Raymond Valadez
Chief of Staff to
Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno

  • According to a DNA info article, Moonshine trees were cut down with permit to allow room for new construction. And will be replaced later.Unlike some other trees to be replaced nearby due to insect problems.

  • Kay Lee 10 year resident of UK Village

    Great can we get a similar promise about pot holes?

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Lost puppy

I saw this posted all around my neighborhood but didn't see it on Everyblock, so wanted to post it here to help out.

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Dec 10

Updated Dec 11

Trees illegally cut down on Division Street

Many neighbors were outraged to see that the trees in front of the former Moonshine restaurant have been cut down, as were the ones on the former Miller Lumber property last month.

In clearing the 'obstructions' posed by trees, tree pits and fences, businesses are apparently getting a jump on preparing for the 2015 sidewalk cafe season, as the Russian Baths did earlier this year, and Anthem did last year.

Are we going to continue to allow a few bad actors destroy what hard working residents and conscientious businesses have built and what draws people, new businesses and money to our neighborhood?

If you share our anger, please post a comment and let alderman Moreno know: 1stwardmoreno@gmail.com

  • urbaneden* happy in the city*

    The alderman that helped the community's property owners on the commercial streets,such as division..get the trees planted,had a vision for the area..he's gone..the vision is different...the trees will go bye bye* the ship has sailed...prime money making real estate..the trees are taking up space where money can be made 18' wide sidewalks..

  • who wants to sit in a sidewalk cafe with out any shade cover.. trees make it nicer!

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Dec 09

Updated Dec 10

More Parks Please

In the article, Mr. Chacon doesn't mention new parks or green space. That should be a top priority for everyone who is invested in this neighborhood. http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2014/12/08/state-of-the-west-loop-development-from-the-pov-of-the-west-central-association-president/

  • Shannon - the WCA is a Chamber of Commerce and isn't directly representing residents as much as promoting business. If you want to get involved as a resident, there's groups such as Neighbors of West Loop which represent people like myself who live in this area. I know I've worked with them, and the predecessor organization, over the years (I'm a 14+ year resident in FRDA) to push for green space in our community, especially when a new development is approved.

Dec 10

How to Properly Spend a Day in West Town

...Mexican fare with plenty of huevos and breakfast tacos to go around. Neighborhood newcomer Whisk (2018 W. Chicago Ave.) also puts a Mexican spin on brunch favorites, but it's the burgers - inspired by...

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...Vintage (2130 W. Chicago Ave., pictured above), Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), Very Best Vintage (1919 W. Chicago Ave.), Le Thrift (1821 W. Chicago Ave.) and Seek Vintage (1432 W. Chicago Ave.) for your...

...above), Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), Very Best Vintage (1919 W. Chicago Ave.), Le Thrift (1821 W. Chicago Ave.) and Seek Vintage (1432 W. Chicago Ave.) for your next outfit...

Shop for vinyl: What Chicago neighborhood would be complete without a record shop? Permanent Records (1914 W. Chicago Ave.) is a treasure trove of rarities in rock ‘n roll new and old. 

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Get brunch: Flo (1434 W. Chicago Ave.) is known across the city for its weekend brunch menu, which offers classics like French...

...West Town is a hot spot for vintage and thrift shops. Hit up KrispyFringe Vintage (2130 W. Chicago Ave., pictured above), Tarnish (2024 W. Chicago Ave.), Very Best Vintage (1919 W. Chicago Ave.), Le...

...Best Vintage (1919 W. Chicago Ave.), Le Thrift (1821 W. Chicago Ave.) and Seek Vintage (1432 W. Chicago Ave.) for your next outfit...

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