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Two suspicious men stealing packages on 2900 block of Damen.

I noticed two very suspicious men walking up and down Damen, carrying empty brown paper bags from Mariano's.

They were scoping out everyone's porches for what I believe to be packages to steal.

One was Caucasian. About 5' 9" -5" 11". Wearing all black with bright blue Nike shoes.

The other guy has either Hispanic or Caucasion. About 5' 7" - 5' 9". Wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans, and a hood.

I called the cops but I have a feeling they got away cause they disappeared shortly after I called and I could not find them again when I went around the block to take a picture.

Just wanted to give you all a heads up.

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Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...that sound artist and composer Olivia Block is playing the piano and organ at Constellation (3111 N. Western) is underselling it. From Reader contributor Bill Meyer's preview: "Block turns time back upon...

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...Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. Tonight's event at Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) will feature a "series of conversations" about politics and his family's tragedy. It's...

...formerly LezFest and SheFest) is an inclusive, intersectional semiannual performance party at Center on Halsted, (3656 N. Halsted) celebrating the work of Chicago's queer female, nonbinary, and trans artists. A dance party...

Mon 12/11-Thu 12/14: Around this time of year, Los Angeles resident Andrew Bird brings his whistling songs and violin back to the city where he first took flight. This year he's migrated to Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut) for a four-night residency. 8 PM, sold out

...12: Just What I Needed author and Reader contributor John Corbett comes to the Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark) to read from his forthcoming memoir­-slash-music criticism collection Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions...

...brown patties, abound at Liquor and Latkes, the annual interreligious Hanukkah performance at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln) hosted by Kevin Coval and featuring rappers, singers, comedians, graffiti writers and rabbis—and the...

Wed 12/13: Trivia Mafia, the new weekly quiz night at North Bar (1637 W. North), comes with cheap drinks, popcorn, pizza, and is hosted by WBEZ's Amy Wielunski. Also you can catch some cool bands and comedy acts after the trivia. 7 PM, free

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Fresh Start to Your Week: 12/11 – 12/13

Jazz Occurrence No. 13 @ Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 18+

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Andrew Bird – Gezelligheid Concert @ Fourth Presbyterian Church, 26 E Chestnut St., 8:00PM, All Ages

The Flat Five Fall Freak Out Residency @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 21+

100% Off Bands: Idylls / Namorado / Town Criers / Wavy ID @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Sauced: The Night Market Before Christmas @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., 5:00PM -10:00PM, All Ages

Poster Release: Fantastic Mr. Fox w/Galerie F @ The Logan Theatre, 2646 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, All Ages

The Moth StorySLAM: Dirt @ The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave., 6:00PM – 11:00PM, 17+ , unless accompanied by an adult

Marvin Tate presents “Kitchen Songs” @ The Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 12/11 - 12/13
    If your looking to fill up the beginning of this brand new week with some unique and interesting events, then look no further! There are fantastic concerts, art releases, holiday markets, and story teller waiting for you! So don't let the villains get you down, go out and give your week the fresh start it...

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The League's Steve Rannazzisi and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

...Dance Company, J'Sun Howard, Mitsu Salmon, and more. Both shows are at Links Hall (3111 N. Western). 7 PM, $12 online, $15 at the door, $10 students and seniors, $40 festival pass

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Fri 12/8: The ubiquitous Busy Beaver Button Company (3279 W. Armitage) launches its new series of pins—each designed specifically to spread the message about gun...

Sat 12/9: Shop local at the Goods for Good Craft Fair, an afternoon event hosted by 826CHI (1276 N. Milwaukee), a program promoting literacy among underserved youth. Vendors include Vichcraft, Tiny Bold Creative, and Reppin Pins. Plus, enjoy all the cider you can drink. Noon-5 PM, free

Sun 12/10: Support breast cancer research while imbibing one (or many) of 25 different cocktails created by women mixologists across the midwest at Speed Rack's All-Female Bartending Competition, taking place at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport). 4 PM, $25

Sun 12/10: At the iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury), Kristin Phillips and Sierra Carter, the duo Shitty Bitches, bring Christmas cheer to their new sketch show A Very Shitty Bitchmas, about pivotal moments in their lives. 8 PM, $14

    The League's Steve Rannazzisi and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge Escape the cold at one of the plentiful events happening (indoors!) in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: click to enlarge Fri 12/8: Donald Trump is given a vaudevillian send-up-in the form of burlesque, slapstick, and plenty of jokes-in The Character Assassination of Donald Trump , a satirical imagining of his impeachment proceedings.

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Sound artist and composer Olivia Block turns to the piano

Thu 12/14, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $10, 18+

    Sound artist and composer Olivia Block turns to the piano
    On most of Olivia Block's records, what she does to sounds matters much more than how they were originally made; using field recordings, instrumental passages, or electronics, she cuts, distorts, and layers the material until even the quietest passages feel packed with multiple meanings.

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Weekend bets: Krampus events, art shows, Gingerbread Grindhouse

KRAMPUS: A Haunted Christmas at 13th Floor Haunted House - (Dec. 8th & 9th) 13th Floor Haunted House, 1940 George, St., Melrose Park, IL 60160.

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Facets Warehouse Movie Sale - (Dec. 7th-14th) Titles as low as .99 cents! Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

IT - (Dec. 8th-14th; Closed Dec. 9th & 11th) Grab some drinks and enjoy Pennywise at the Brew & View! Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30pm. ($5)

ST. FRANCIS HEARS A NOISE - (Dec. 10th at 6pm) Psychotronic sci-fi feature about a sound recordist whose microphone seems to be picking up sounds from the great beyond. Director Jimmy Schaus in attendance. Presented by ACRE Projects. $7-$10. Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

RE-ANIMATOR - (Dec. 8th at 7pm) Free screening at Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB. (SOLD OUT)

Holiday Mini Art Show - (Dec. 8th from 7pm-11pm) 3rd annual holiday mini exhibit displaying original artwork from 50 artists. All pieces priced under $50. Sponsored by Revolution Brewing. Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

Jimmy Beans Art Show: Saturnalia - (Dec. 9th from 5pm-11pm) 30+ artists celebrate Saturnalia through mixed media artwork. All work is dark / low light. Jimmy Beans Coffee, 2553 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647.

Madman's Eye: The Art of Mac Blackout - (Dec. 8th from 6pm-10pm) Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. Free. All ages.

PAZ: Piñatas & Zines - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10pm) Various artists. Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey #208, Chicago, IL 60647.

Prints of Unusual Size - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10pm) Woodcut prints, live printing demos, ceramics, posters, tees, gifts, snacks, and more. Hoofprint Workshop, 2433 S. Oakley Ave., Chicago, IL 60608.

RODIN: Sculptor and Storyteller - (through March 4th, 2018) Seeing Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures up close and personal is definitely an experience to remember and cherish. Hours. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Roswel Solo Art Show - (Dec. 9th from 7pm-10:30pm) “No Bad Days” exhibit. Roswel “utilizes his playful Yeti character to explore everyday life in Chicago's urban landscape.” Presented by Graffiti Institute at Chicago Young Authors, 1180 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through Dec. 29th, 2017.

Improvised Black Mirror - (Extended through Dec. 29th) Styled after the popular techno horror television show, Black Mirror, the group performs a new episode based on a suggestion. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. $12.

...company dedicated to putting women in charge onstage and behind the scenes. The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL...

Haunted Chicago Walking Tour - (Sept. 2nd through Dec. 30th) America's Tours & Second City Tours, 2959 N. Springfield, Chicago, IL 60618. (Goldstar discount HERE.)

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Chicago Metal Market - (Dec. 16th from 12:30pm-4:30pm) Shop vinyl, CDs, tees, patches, art, and more. Metal vendors and artists. Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60618.

QUEEN OF THE DAMNED / DETROIT ROCK CITY - (Dec. 13th at 8pm) Horror vendors, giveaways, 21+. Free. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640.

SLAY BELLS RING - (Jan. 13th, 2018) Murder Mystery Dinner. Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL 61201. (Dec. 16th already sold out, so book your tickets soon!)

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Links Hall turns trading post for a festival of artistic exchange

Trade Routes: A Festival of Artistic Exchange 11/30-12/9: Thu-Mon 7 PM; also Fri 12/8-Sat 12/9, 9 PM, Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 773-281-0824, linkshall.org, $12 online, $15 at the door, $10 students and seniors, $40 festival pass.

    Links Hall turns trading post for a festival of artistic exchange
    click to enlarge Giving artists a place to experiment and refine their craft is at the core of Links Hall's mission, and the organization likewise recognizes the value of dialogue between different artists and audiences.

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Two Dancers with Contrasting Styles Unite for One Goal

GO:In the Presence of Chasms runs November 30 to December 1 at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. $10 to $15. rhymedance.com This article appears in the November 2017Subscribe to .

    Two Dancers with Contrasting Styles Unite for One Goal
    Published today at 10:18 a.m. Megan Rhyme remembers being mesmerized the first time she saw Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan dance. It was at a Hairpin Arts Center showcase in January, and Buchanan was performing her piece A Man Was Lynched Yesterday. "She had a really powerful message," recalls Rhyme.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration


    2224 W. Barry Ave. Issued November 21, 2017 Comment

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Songwriters pay tribute to extinct animals at Remembrance of Lost Species Day

Thu 11/30, 7:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $15, 18+

    Songwriters pay tribute to extinct animals at Remembrance of Lost Species Day
    The passenger pigeon was once the most common bird in North America, numbering in the billions. When in flight, their immense flocks darkened the sun for hours. Humans-acting at our absolute worst-killed every single one of them. The last passenger pigeon, a 29-year-old bird named Martha, died alone at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

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Marina Rosenfeld brings together feminism, guitars, and nail polish bottles in sonic exploration

Sun 12/3, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $5, 18+

    Marina Rosenfeld brings together feminism, guitars, and nail polish bottles in sonic exploration
    Sometimes Marina Rosenfeld is a turntablist who layers the sounds of specially made, heavily used acetates into gritty sonic expanses. Other times she is a conceptual composer. Her performers' histories, interests, and personalities become material influences on a composition; for example, her desire to work with people of a generation that had grown up having personal relationships with their electronics led to Teenage Lontano, which she devised for the 2008 Whitney Biennale.

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Veteran Viennese trio Radian settles into new worlds of sound with guitarist Martin Siewert

Sat 11/25, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, $20, $15 in advance, 18+

    Veteran Viennese trio Radian settles into new worlds of sound with guitarist Martin Siewert
    Austrian guitarist Martin Siewert has always stood out to me for using his instrument like an arsenal of paintbrushes. In his many projects, including improvisational and experimental outfits Trapist and Efzeg, he thoughtfully applies his sound upon whatever canvas the group conjures.

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  • Permit issued for new construction


    1832 W. Barry Ave. Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

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Lakeview home with roof deck: $1.2M

1910 W. Oakdale Ave. in Chicago: $1,165,000

    Lakeview home with roof deck: $1.2M
    1910 W. Oakdale Ave. in Chicago, illinois


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