Oct 05

Updated 5 hours ago

Where the heck are we supposed to park!?

This construction is really starting to get out of hand... now we can't have our cars on Damen OR Argyle? Where are we supposed to put them? Ainslie is a pretty short street, all of the other side streets are permit...

What are we supposed to do? This is getting crazy and it's been going on for almost a year now.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    nDrew534, What you are really saying is not that you don't have time, but that you cannot back it up because I am right. People of color? What the hell is that? Are you saying that it is whites on one side, and EVERYONE else-blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, etc., on the...

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    nDrew534, What you are really saying is not that you don't have time, but that you cannot back it up because I am right. People of color? What the hell is that? Are you saying that it is whites on one side, and EVERYONE else-blacks, Hispanics, Orientals, etc., on the other? Now THAT is racist. The honest reason behind the BLM movement is the free ride for those who don't want to work is almost over, so those who choose to live off of taxpayers-and yes, that includes YOU, can stand in the middle of the street and block those that do work, from getting to their jobs, and burn buildings and cars and threaten to kill all whites. That is a terrorist group that should be eliminated. That is not a racist statement, it is a fact. My wife is Latina, and I have friends that are black, and they all agree.

    As for the parking situation, yes I understand living in the city does have some inconveniences but some of them, including the ridiculous parking situation, is not necessary to the degree that it exists. Hawksfan, I am sure the ladies love it when you tell them you have to take the bus for your date, but some of us like to drive and don't like to be inconvenienced by giving non car owners rides out to the burbs because they don't want to own a car. I put up with the higher taxes, crappy schools, high city sticker prices, high crime rate, etc, but certain things like parking should be made easier when they can be. Someone mentioned Amundsen renting out spots. That is a great idea. When the city has a construction project, perhaps THEY can arrange for residents to get parking in a lot such as that while the project goes on. I would bet that would be a double win-the car owner would get a spot, and since the city would be paying for a parking lot rental AND a two or three security guards (one to stay in the lot, the other (s)to walk the resident home, I will be the projects won't take months on end to get done any more.

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Feel free to put my name, Joe Flatwood, down on the next mayoral ballot!

22 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS FOR A MEDICAL OFFICE TENANT BUILD-OUT ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN EXISTING 4-STORY BUILDING WITH 9-DWELLING UNITS ON THE FLOORS ABOVE.

    2324 W. Lawrence Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

  • Was this at the same location that had all the trouble this past spring?

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    Need to get criminal thugs out of the area. They are ruining the neighborhood. It is becoming very dangerous.

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4 days ago

39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now

...dip in the sauce spiked with funky fish sauce, chiles and a touch of sugar. 4825 N. Western Ave., 773-754-7660, rainbowthaichicago.com

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...with onions, cilantro and the restaurant's wickedly spicy salsa, and dig in with abandon. 4852 S. Pulaski Road, 773-523-3700, www.birrieriazaragoza.com

...shop's spicy giardiniera, a mixture of oil-soaked pickled chiles, provides the final flourish. 901 W. Randolph St., 312-666-4587, www.jpgraziano.com

...are gleeful fun. But ordered crispy, they gain a golden crunch and extra meaty depth. 2500 S. Whipple St., 773-247-1402

...spicy and funky ones like gaeng tai plah (mackerel and veggies mixed with fish entrails). 4949 N. Broadway, 773-293-7378, www.immmchicago.com

...a side, don't forget a whole sleeve of crackers, which goes for 55 cents. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855, www.calumetfisheries.com

...RHR-style, which ensures you get lettuce, tomato, onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...Harold's evangelist. Wildly juicy, seasoned aggressively — this is fried chicken meant to be devoured. 100 W. 87th St., 773-224-3314, www.haroldschicken55.com

...tame by comparison. The exclamation point is Uncle J's distinctive tomato-laden barbecue sauce. 502 E. 47th St., 872-244-3853

...in the kitchen probably deserve the credit for frying up these perfect nuggets of pork. 1725 W. 18th St., 312-226-2654, www.carnitasuruapanchi.com

...thoughtful and balanced meal, the Milanesa, a thin sliver of fried pork, is my favorite. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com

...great, as do the chocolate ones. So, you know, basically every pie in the shop. 1618 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-4846, www.hoosiermamapie.com

...sauce. Don't forget to top your plate with the pickled cabbage and chile oil. 2247 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-982-2969, www.slurpslurpnoodles.com

...the bottom of the box, the house-made crinkle-cut fries are also top notch. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-763-0660, www.superdawg.com

...corn tortillas, it's as close to Mexico City as you can get in Chicago. 4540 W. 63rd St., 773-582-8226, www.tacosmarios.com

...It's about the only time when ordering two burritos sounds like a reasonable idea. 3759 W. 26th St., 773-823-1499, www.gordillas.com

...distinctive chocolate with only water, allowing you to appreciate the wild complexity of each sip. 449 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco

...condiments one could want, the Double Fatso stands out as a greasy beacon of hope. 2258 W. Chicago Ave., 773-482-1000, www.fatsoslaststand.com

...kissed with smoke and complemented with the restaurant's signature spice rub, every single time? 3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427, www.smoquebbq.com

...flawless, including hunks of tender beef, bouncy rice noodles, bright basil and crunchy bean sprouts. 6261 McCormick Blvd., 773-509-0909

You know what goes well with smoke-scented rib tips? Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. 746 E. 43rd St., 773-285-9455

...leches slice has its merits, I actually prefer the bittersweet notes of the chocolate version. 1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150

...very unscientific testing confirmed that the original on Taylor Street still serves the best one. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com

...texture to the soft fish. It's upscale, low-brow food, and remarkably under $10. 860 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000, www.bigandlittleschicago.com

...fusing into one harmonious bite. And the corn muffins on the side don't hurt. 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000, www.honeybutter.com

...to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com

...and thigh, you get multiple salsas, refried beans, rice and spectacular house-made corn tortillas. 2809 W. 55th St., 773-424-8100, mezquitepolloexpress.com

...tastes over-the-top, thanks to the pickled daikon radish, fresh cilantro and curt jalapeno. 5014 N. Broadway, 773-561-4424, www.balesandwich.com

...the lamb and coriander dances between gamy meat with fragrant herbs in an intoxicating way. 2002 S. Wentworth Ave. #103, 312-799-1118, www.qxydumplings.com

...maneuver) sports a pleasingly crisp crust and fat slices of apple packed in the middle. 11248 S. Michigan Ave., 773-995-7420

...In other words, don't worry about a dipping sauce. These have flavor to spare. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com

...thin slab of beef. Advanced jibarito eaters should try the morcilla, a black blood sausage. 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8601

    39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now
    Just about every week day, I grab a Tribune pool car and set out alone into the flat expanse of Chicagoland in search of something delicious to eat. More often than not, I encounter the kind of solid fare that any neighborhood would be proud to call its own.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION TO AN EXISTING 3 UNIT BUILDING OF AN EXISTING BASEMENT UNIT TO INCLUDE TWO BEDROOMS, RENOVATED BATH AND KITCHEN. UPGRADE ELECTRICAL SERVICE, PLUMBING AND NEW MECHANICAL UNITS. NO CHANGES TO CURRENT CLASS A-2 USE. INTERIOR RENOVATION TO AN ORIGINAL 2 DWELLING UNIT BUILDING TO A 3 DWELLING UNIT BUILDING W/ NEW ATTACHED OPEN DECK AND NEW 4A GARAGE.

    4945 N. Seeley Ave. Issued November 10, 2017 Comment

Nov 09

Neighbors! Have a few hours in December for ...

Neighbors! Have a few hours in December for a great cause? I guarantee you'll have fun! And I have confirmed, no math, science, stem experience required. Amundsen High School is looking forward to hosting the Annual STEM Fair on Thursday December 14, 2017 from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Our young scientists have worked very hard conducting research and preparing their oral, written, and visual presentations. They are eager to showcase their talents through their independent research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students and teachers truly appreciate the support and generosity of volunteer judges that make this event a success. Approximately 80-100 students will participate in this year’s STEM Fair. It will mean so much to the students to have an outside judge discuss their project with them; therefore, we are hoping you accept this invitation to join our judging team. We hope that you will consider joining us on this exciting day and play a part on who will be moving on to the Area STEM Science Fair in January 2018. What: Amundsen High School Annual STEM Fair Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm Where: Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL, 60625 – West Gym Interested? Please e-mail Eman Sarhan at eksarhan@cps.edu

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Nov 09

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Nov 09

Nov 07

  • Sensory Learning

    Ms. Cota is asking for $568.00:
    My students need a variety of sensory items such as compression vests, bean bags and ball chairs to help them focus on the lesson and be successful learners.
    Chappell Elementary School Comment

Nov 05

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Nov 04

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT 100697471. ADDITION OF SECOND BATHROOM IN GARDEN UNIT, CHANGE FROM RECTANGULAR TO ROUND DUCT WORK, NEW 3" WATER SERVICE, AND IN-KIND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING PLUMBING FIXTURES W/ NEW PLUMBING PIPING THROUGHOUT BUILDING. EXISTING 4-STORY, 25-UNIT, A-2 MULTIFAMILY APARTMENT BUILDING. NO CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY. **CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    2014 W. Foster Ave. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

Nov 04

Nov 03

Tiffany & Co. Debuts a Home and Accessories Collection

Head to Alapash New Home (4835 N. Damen Ave., alapash.com), which just got a new cache of Native American-influenced blankets, stained-glass ornaments, and pillows to go with their excellent selection of succulents and glassed-in terrariums.

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...be limited to special occasions—so says Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co. (730 N. Michigan Ave., tiffany.com). So the designer took everyday items like a drinking straw and a First...

...about sprucing up your house for the holidays. Portland-based home improvement general store Rejuvenation (1000 W. North Ave., rejuvenation.com) has plenty of ideas in its latest look book. There are also items...

...Nelson Marshmallow sofa, all at 25 percent off plus free shipping from Design Within Reach (755 W. North Ave., dwr.com...

Cookware can get spendy. Enter the Sur La Table (900 N. Michigan Ave., surlatable.com) sale, where ScanPan, All-Clad, Calphalon, and more are going for up to 65 percent off.

    Tiffany & Co. Debuts a Home and Accessories Collection
    Beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions-so says Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co. (730 N. Michigan Ave., tiffany.com). So the designer took everyday items like a drinking straw and a First Aid Kit and had Tiffany artisans reimagine them as functional objects.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Nov 03

Nov 02

Nov 01

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Ravenswood (Foster & Western) Bella - Female Pug. Black/Tan. Call 872-333-6035. Friendly. Cook County. 60625. Missing 10/31/2017. To see Bella’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2022232 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2022232

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 131K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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Nov 01

Oct 31

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UP-GRADE SERVICE, 200 AMPS. CONNECT TO EXISTING. REPLACE REPAIR FIXTURES, SWITCHES AND RECEPTACLES AS NEEDED THROUGH-OUT D.U.S.

    4840 N. Hoyne Ave. Issued October 28, 2017 Comment

Oct 31

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Oct 28

  • Amundsen High School reviewed by a parent

    We honestly count our lucky stars every day that we are at such a great school. On a scale of 1-10, we would give Amundsen a 15...

    Amundsen High School (5110 North Damen Ave) Published on GreatSchools October 27, 2017 Comment

Oct 27

Oct 25

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Oct 25

Oct 24

Oct 24

  • Let's Talk About Sex-Ed

    Ms. McKee is asking for $756.31:
    My students need basic hygiene products such as toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and other odds and ends. The girls will receive a period kit to help them transition into womanhood.
    Chappell Elementary School Comment

Oct 23

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Oct 23

Oct 20

Updated Oct 21

Amundsen Earns Top CPS Level 1+ Rating — 3 Years After Being On Probation

Local politicians have also boosted Amundsen, 5110 N. Damen Ave., at every step, particularly Ald. Pat O'Connor (40th) who has steered millions to the school for capital improvements, Pavichevich said.

    Amundsen Earns Top CPS Level 1+ Rating - 3 Years After Being On Probation
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Amundsen High School students and staff were called out of their classrooms Friday morning for what they thought was a "shelter in place" drill.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    That's great. Keep up the good work.

  • AW Busy mom

    Join the Friends of Amundsen Facebook page for more updates.

Oct 20

Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars

• Elizabeth, 4835 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

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• Alinea, 1723 N Halsted St, (Lincoln Park)

• Grace, 652 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. (South Loop)

• Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. (West Loop)

• Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. (River North)

• Smyth, 177 N. Ada St. (West Loop) = Gained a star this year.

• Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. (Lincoln Park)

• Dusek's Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. (Pilsen)

• EL Ideas, 2419 W. 14th St. (Douglas Park)

• Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. (West Loop) - New to List

• Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lakeview) - New to List

• Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. (Loop)

• Goosefoot, 2656 W. Lawrence Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Green River, 259 E. Erie St. (Streeterville)

• NAHA, 500 N. Clark St. (River North)

• North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Dr. (Lincoln Park)

• Parachute, 3500 N. Elston Ave. (Avondale)

• Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• Schwa, 1466 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. (West Loop)

• Spiagga, 980 N. Michigan Ave. (Gold Coast)

• Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. (River North)

• Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. (Ukrainian Village)

• Au Cheval, 800 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Avec, 615 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. (River North)

• Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Cumin, 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Wicker Park)

• DeCOLORES, 1626 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Ave. (Logan Square)

• Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Girl and the Goat, 809 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Green Zebra, 1460 W. Chicago Ave. (Noble Square)

• GT Fish and Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. (River North)

• HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. (Pilsen)

• Han 202, 605 W. 31st St. (Chinatown)

• Herb, 5424 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. (Andersonville)

• Jaipur, 847 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Jam, 3057 W. Logan Blvd. (Logan Square)

• Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Kai Zan, 2557 W. Chicago Ave. (Humboldt Park)

• Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square) - Lost star

• Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square)

• Mana Food Bar, 1742 W. Division St. (Wicker Park)

• Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Maude's Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• mfk., 432 W. Diversey Pkwy. (Lakeview)

• Mi Tocaya, 2800 W. Logan Blvd (Logan Square)

• MingHin Cuisine, 2168 S. Archer Ave. (Chinatown)

• Mott Street, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. (Bridgeport)

• Pleasant House Pub, 2119 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave. (Logan Square)

• Sabri Nihari, 2502 W. Devon Ave. (West Ridge)

• San Soo Gab San, 5247 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Smoque, 3800 N. Pulaski Road (Irving Park)

• Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero Ave. (Belmont Cragin)

• Sushi Dokku, 823 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• The Angry Crab, 5665 N. Lincoln Ave. (West Ridge)

• The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. (Bucktown)

• The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. (Bridgeport)

• The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• The Purple Pig, 500 N. Michigan Ave. (Magnificent Mile)

• True Food Kitchen, 1 W. Erie St. (River North)

• Two, 1132 W. Grand Ave. (West Town)

• Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. (Lakeview)

    Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars
    CHICAGO - Twenty-five Chicago restaurants were awarded with coveted stars in the upcoming Michelin Guide 2018. West Loop's Smyth was upgraded from a one-star ranking last year to two stars for what the guide calls "unique and inventive cuisine." Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin Guides, said he's tried about half of Chicago's starred restaurants himself, including Smyth.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 20

This Giant Skeleton Is Crawling Over a Chicago Home and Into Your Nightmares

Lincoln Square, you’re in for a scare—that is, if you happen to walk by Foster and Western and see the giant robed skeleton towering over Kevin Byrne and his husband’s home.

    This Giant Skeleton Is Crawling Over a Chicago Home and Into Your Nightmares
    Lincoln Square, you're in for a scare-that is, if you happen to walk by Foster and Western and see the giant robed skeleton towering over Kevin Byrne and his husband's home. For Byrne, a director of analytics at a media company, Halloween has always been a time to exercise his creative muscles.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Oct 20

Oct 20

  • Amundsen High School reviewed by a parent

    Excellent school that is getting the recognition it deserves. The school succeeds because of its strong teacher dedication, leadership and the students who choose Amundsen. The school promotes acceptance and support of all students, regardless of background or ability. There are many sports and clubs offfered. Amundsen just exudes warmth and concern for its students. Come in and take a tour. It's a great place to be.

    Amundsen High School (5110 North Damen Ave) Published on GreatSchools October 19, 2017 Comment

Oct 20

Oct 19

  • Learning Is Fun!

    Ms. Figueroa is asking for $507.01:
    My students need help building their fine motor skills and need hands on manipulatives and materials to further develop literacy and math skills.
    Chappell Elementary School Comment

Oct 18

Beet heart salad at Elizabeth Restaurant

Elizabeth Restaurant 4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651

    Beet heart salad at Elizabeth Restaurant
    The Queen of Hearts, she ate some smoked beets during the salad course of Elizabeth Restaurant's Alice in Wonderland dinner. Elizabeth Restaurant 4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651 Edit Module Other What Penny Eats stories Edit Module
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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