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We are excited to announce some board appoint...

We are excited to announce some board appointments we made last night to fill openings we have mid-term on the BCO Board of Directors. President: Mona Yaeger, a BCO board member of several years and past/current membership chair VP: Ann Scholhamer, a BCO board member of several years and past summer social chair We also want to give a warm welcome to 2 new board members filling open seats: - Alexandre Schleider of 2000 Berwyn block - Ron Galant of 2200 Farragut block BIG THANK YOU and welcome to these neighbor volunteers. Your willingness to jump in when needed is so appreciated! Our thanks goes out to those who served in these roles before them - William Ferguson who stepped down from president but remains with us in a Board of Directors seat, and Sabine Cummins who stepped down from VP and off the board after several years. Thank you for your positive contributions to Beautiful Bowmanville! Mid term appointments like this are ratified at the next General Meeting of the BCO membership, which is December 14. The term for the current BCO Board of Directors extends through October 2018.

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On Wed, Nov 15, 7-9pm @ Rogers Park Montessor...

On Wed, Nov 15, 7-9pm @ Rogers Park Montessori there'll be a meeting for the Gateway Garden (5346 Ravenswood). Contribute your ideas re: how best to utilize the space we now own. And/Or send comments to planning@bcochicago.org - hope to see you there!

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Bowmanville Community Organization added an e...

OPEN to all! Nov 15 – Harvest of Ideas – a community design workshop for the expanded Gateway Garden Please join the BCO on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 for a “Harvest of Ideas” — a participatory community workshop to determine priorities, identify concerns, and create a wish list for the expanded Gateway Garden space we now own. (This garden sits along Ravenswood Ave at Balmoral - west side of the Metra tracks). This will be a moderated session with a focus on inclusion, communication, and collaboration. After this session, the BCO will work with professional landscape architects and garden planners to integrate as many of the community’s shared elements as possible. What to Bring: Just your ideas and enthusiasm! (Snacks and refreshments will be provided along with writing and drawing tools) Questions: Send any questions, concerns, or comments to planning@bcochicago.org. NOTE: if you CANNOT attend the Design workshop but have ideas or input to share please email planning@bcochicago.org and we will make alternate plans to talk or meet to discuss your ideas.

    Harvest of Ideas - a Garden Design forum for Gateway Garden
    OPEN to all! Nov 15 - Harvest of Ideas - a community design workshop for the expanded Gateway Garden Please join the BCO on Wednesday, November 15,...
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The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

2050 W. Balmoral Ave. Website Next

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1112 N. State St. Website Next

161 N. Sangamon St. Website Next

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 205 E. Pearson St. Website Next

1840 W. Irving Park Rd. Website Next

1745 W. North Ave. Website Next

2700 W. Chicago Ave. Website Next

1134 W. Washington Blvd. Website Next

150 N. Riverside Plz. Website Next

1125 E. 55th St. Website

    The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now
    Chicago's most buzzed-about restaurants in November
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Chicago home in Bowmanville: $1.15M

1818 W. Berwyn Ave. in Chicago: $1,145,000

    Chicago home in Bowmanville: $1.15M
    1818 W. Berwyn Ave. in Chicago: $1,145,000 Listed on Oct 10, 2017 Modern farmhouse charm with distinctive exterior details such as board and batten siding and a standing seam metal roof on front porch. Featuring five bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath, the home includes approximately 3,800-square-feet across three levels, including a full finished basement.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Suspicious Mini Cooper

Just saw a Mini Cooper driving down Sunnyside, then up Hoyne, shining a very bright light at the back of random parked cars. Any idea why someone would do this?

  • I'm at Argyle and Leavitt, so in the general vicinity and I know there was a lost dog in the neighborhood last night. They may have been looking for him under cars.

  • Very plausible. I did the same thing several years ago when a neighbor's dog went missing.

  • Tina D. Lincoln Square to North Park

    Could be the repo man

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

• San Soo Gab San, 5247 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)

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

• 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)

• 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

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Half Acre's Balmoral Taproom Is a Beer Oasis

Like most taprooms, Half Acre’s new spot in Lincoln Square (2050 W. Balmoral Ave.) prioritizes function (drinking) over form. Sure, there’s some neon art eye candy, and the...

    Half Acre's Balmoral Taproom Is a Beer Oasis
    Like most taprooms, Half Acre's new spot in Lincoln Square (2050 W. Balmoral Ave.) prioritizes function (drinking) over form. Sure, there's some neon art eye candy, and the pint glasses have an appealing, brightly-colored logo printed on them. But it's meant to be a place to really delve into Half Acre's extended brew catalog.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Oct 14

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    CONVERSION OF EXISTING TWO UNIT BUILDING INTO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE.INSTALL NEW REAR FRAME DECK AND STAIRS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    1961 W. Balmoral Ave. Issued October 12, 2017 Comment

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Bowmanville Gateway Garden Expansion

Location: Half Acre Balmoral Tap Room, 2050 W. Balmoral Ave.

    Bowmanville Gateway Garden Expansion
    Please read the below press release from the Bowmanville Community Organization: For Immediate Release October 11, 2017 CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDS TO PRESERVE & EXPAND BOWMANVILLE GATEWAY GARDEN Today the Chicago City Council approved a $70,000 grant to preserve and expand a thriving community garden in the Bowmanville neighborhood.
    http://www.aldermanoconnor.com

Oct 11

Cafe Selmarie Mourns Loss Of Co-Founder Jeanne Uzdawinis

Visitation has been set for 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave.

    Cafe Selmarie Mourns Loss Of Co-Founder Jeanne Uzdawinis
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Lincoln Square is mourning the loss of long-time resident and Cafe Selmarie co-founder Jeanne Uzdawinis, who died Sunday of ovarian cancer. "We are beyond devastated to have lost this vibrant, generous, loving being who helped create our wonderful restaurant and a 'home' for our many employees and customers," the restaurant posted to Facebook.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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