21 hours ago

5 things to do on President's Day in Chicago

...for a little competition, consider the NBA Jam tournament at Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square (2363 N Milwaukee Ave.). The name is a little misleading — the arcade-based competition features video games from “NBA...

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...transit and its wonderful messes. The show begins at 7 p.m. Monday at SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston). While tickets are unfortunately sold out online, there will be standby tickets available at...

...The local staple remains a big deal and draws big crowds to its McCormick Place (2301 S. King Drive) home, many of whom are from out of town. President’s Day marks the final...

Garfield Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave.) might be the city’s most underrated place to get some fresh air, especially since...

...at select theaters nationwide. In the Chicago area, that means the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) AMC Crestwood 18 (13221 Rivercrest Drive, Crestwood) AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 (601 N. Martingale...

    5 things to do on President's Day in Chicago
    It's a three-day weekend, and, in case you didn't already have plans for that much-needed Monday off, we've got you covered with five extra options this weekend. Tell a transit (horror) story Sponsored by WBEZ and Vocalo, the Moth Storyslam series is always a popular draw, as droves of folks pack a rotating series of venues to drink and hear amateur storytellers recite remarkable tales on a particular topic.
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28 hours ago

1 killed, 9 wounded in city shootings, including 16-year-old boy seriously injured on West Side

Around 6:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 1900 block of North Harding Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was walking when someone in...

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In the homicide, a 19-year-old man was killed in a double shooting Friday night in the 10200 block of South Hoxie Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood on the city’s Southeast Side.

The 16-year-old boy was wounded after an attack around 11:55 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Ridgeway Avenue in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood.

The most recent shooting happened around 2:10 a.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of West North Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

A 22-year-old woman was shot in the foot around 2 a.m. Saturday while at a party in the basement of a residence in the 4000 block of South Archer Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. She was in good condition at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

A 37-year-old man was shot in the back around 9:20 p.m. Friday in the South Side’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was walking in the 4700 block of South Ada Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Around 8 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the 2900 block of West Cermak Road in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on that block...

Also on the West Side, a 19-year-old man was shot about 6:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Potomac Avenue in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

A 23-year-old man was shot about 12:25 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He suffered a wound to the buttocks, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

    1 killed, 9 wounded in city shootings, including 16-year-old boy seriously injured on West Side
    One man was killed and nine other people were wounded in city shootings Friday and early Saturday, including a 16-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a West Side shooting and three others who are facing critical injuries.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

35 hours ago

Teenage boy, 16, among 8 wounded in city shootings

Around 6:10 p.m., another man, 18, was shot in the 1900 block of North Harding Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was walking when someone in a dark car fired shots at him, hitting him in the right leg, police said.

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The man was walking in the 4700 block of South Ada Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Around 8:15 p.m., two men were wounded in a double shooting in the 10200 block of South Hoxie Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood on the city’s Southeast Side.

Earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot about 8 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Cermak Road in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side.

Also on the West Side, a 19-year-old man was shot about 6:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Potomac Avenue in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Another man was shot about 12:25 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

That shooting happened around 11:55 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Ridgeway Avenue.

    Teenage boy, 16, seriously wounded in shooting on West Side
    A 16-year-old boy is in serious condition following a shooting late Friday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, Chicago police said. The shooting happened around 11:55 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Ridgeway Avenue. The boy suffered wounds to the leg, and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

47 hours ago

Video Games and Scholarly Pursuits with the VGA Reader

The VGA Gallery is located at 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102 and is open on Wednesdays from 5-8pm and Sundays from 12-5pm, or by appointment at 773.668.6797. Click here form more information.

    Video Games and Scholarly Pursuits with the VGA Reader - Third Coast Review
    We at Third Coast Review have been dedicated to acknowledging that video games are more than just casual entertainment-that they are a legitimate form of art that are worthy of scholarly discussion and study. There have been those who would argue against the concept of video games as art, but there are many enthusiasts, professionals...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

3 days ago

For the convenience of our constituents, and ...

For the convenience of our constituents, and to make our office more accessible to our working class constituents, our office replaced the paid meter parking spots in front of our office at 2708 N. Sawyer with a 15 minute standing zone.

    35th Ward Alderman
    For the convenience of our constituents, and to make our office more accessible to our working class constituents, our office replaced the paid meter parking spots in front of our office at 2708 N....
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4 days ago

Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine’s Day

Dozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m.

    Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine's Day
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Why not have some pearly whites this Valentine's Day? Dozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m. The reason? Big Smile Dental announced they would open their doors to the community offering free dental services on Valentine's Day.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

Levine: World Series Hangover Long Gone For Newly Motivated, Hungry Cubs

Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine's DayDozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m. for free dental services.

    Levine: World Series Hangover Long Gone For Newly Motivated, Hungry Cubs
    By Bruce Levine- MESA, Ariz. (670 The Score) - There wasn't much Cubs manager Joe Maddon could do to lift his team out of a listless 43-45 slog in the first half of the 2017 season.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine’s Day

Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine's DayDozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m. for free dental services.

    Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine's Day
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Why not have some pearly whites this Valentine's Day? Dozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m. The reason? Big Smile Dental announced they would open their doors to the community offering free dental services on Valentine's Day.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

With ‘Some Work,’ Cubs Still In A Position To Be A Force In Free-Agent Market Next Offseason

Big Smile Dental Dentist Offers Free Services On Valentine's DayDozens of people were lined up Wednesday outside Big Smile Dental, on the 2800 block of North Milwaukee, before the office opened at 9 a.m. for free dental services.

    With 'Some Work,' Cubs Still In A Position To Be A Force In Free-Agent Market Next Offseason
    (670 The Score) Right-hander Yu Darvish stood out to Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein as the top pitcher available in free agency as soon as the offseason began, but he wasn't expecting the market would trend the way it did.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Campbell & Cortland) Male Pit Bull. Grey/White. Call 312-852-2890. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 02/12/2018. Cook County. 60647. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2191841 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2191841

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Feb 09

Updated 5 days ago

The team behind Sportsman's Club to open a New York-inspired bar, plus other news

LOGAN SQUARE — Half Italian, a grocery store and sandwich shop, announced on Facebook that it will be closing in March. 2643 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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2959 N. California Ave., 773-754-7492, ludlow-liquors.com

...where their food comes from. A Loop location is scheduled to open later this year. 614 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-868-1863, veggiegrill.com

...jalapeno honey butter cornbread and garlic beignets, and the restaurant will also have craft cocktails. 1132 S. Wabash Ave., 773-996-9997, lowcountrychicago.com

...bring fish, fruit and vegetables; and Pierogi Crib will have pierogis, blintzes and potato pancakes. 131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306, frenchmarketchicago.com

CHINATOWN — Cafe Hoang in Chinatown has closed after 12 years, according to their Facebook page. “The reason for this decision is to combine efforts with our brother to focus on expanding Cafe Hoang’s first location on Argyle in Uptown,” the post said. 232 W. Cermak Road.

LAKEVIEW — Yak-Zies The Original has closed after 52 years, according to its Facebook page. The post thanked patrons and encouraged them to visit the other location in Wrigleyville. 506 W. Diversey Parkway.

    The team behind Sportsman's Club to open a New York-inspired bar, plus other news
    Pulling inspiration from bars on Manhattan's Lower East Side , the team behind Sportsman's Club is opening a new boite in Avondale, Ludlow Liquors, which they hope will become a neighborhood staple.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Agree, sad to see them go.

  • JLM60 Visual Artist resident of Logan Square since 1986

    Sorry to see them go! Little home grown spots like this are what made the neighborhood appealing. I believe the owner cites a need for more family time as a reason, but there may be others. I wish her well and thank her for the years of providing this unique spot as well as creating jobs for local residents.Sure hope we don't get another bar.

5 days ago

With Sleeping Village, the Whistler Team Brings Its Bar-Venue Magic to Avondale

From the outside, Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont Ave.) could easily be mistaken for a 1970s hardware store. But inside the nondescript brick exterior, the folks behind the Whistler have opened another bar and soon-to-be music venue.

    With Sleeping Village, the Whistler Team Brings Its Bar-Venue Magic to Avondale
    From the outside, Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont Ave.) could easily be mistaken for a 1970s hardware store. But inside the nondescript brick exterior, the folks behind the Whistler have opened another bar and soon-to-be music venue. Two long beer hall tables and booths line the walls of the main room, which was filled with a lively and laidback crowd this Saturday.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

6 days ago

4 Killed, 4 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

...51 a.m., a 33-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of North Whipple when someone fired shots from a Dodge Caravan, police said. The man took himself to...

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...Demond Larry, 21, was shot in his chest at 12:07 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Bell, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Someone he knew...

...Rivera, 47, was sitting in a parked vehicle at 5:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Western when someone in dark clothing walked up to the driver’s side door and fired...

...the South Side. He was standing in the living room of a home in the 5200 block of South May when someone fired shots from the sidewalk, striking him in the head, authorities said. He...

...gunshot wound to the chest about 10:30 p.m. at the home in the 8100 block of South Drexel, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Harris, who lived in the same block...

...complex on the South Side. The man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2700 block of South State when a male fired shots, grazing his hands, police said. The man tried to drive...

...Southwest Side. He was standing with a group of people in an alley in the 2500 block of West 63rd when someone fired shots from a white sedan, striking him multiple times in the head...

...The 27-year-old was driving a vehicle at 12:58 a.m. in the 7700 block of South Peoria when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the neck, police said...

    4 Killed, 4 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Eight people were shot - four of them fatally - over the weekend across Chicago. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Demond Larry, 21, was shot in his chest at 12:07 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

6 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Cortland & Campbell) Male Pit Bull.Grey/White Call 312-848-6099. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 02/11/2018. Cook County. 60647. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2189130 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2189130

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
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Feb 10

'Dibs' marks the spot in Chicago

Chairs mark a parking spot cleared of snow in the 2600 block of North Whipple Street on Feb. 10, 2018, in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.

A chair marks "dibs" on a parking space in the 2600 block of North Francisco Avenue in Chicago on Feb. 10, 2018.

    'Dibs' marks the spot in Chicago
    Following a heavy snowfall, Chicagoans mark "dibs" on parking spots.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09

Neighborhoods Connect at the Wicker Park Bucktown Logan Square Networking Mixer

The Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee Ave), a mid-sized multi-level concert venue, was the perfect balance of low-lit intimacy...

    Neighborhoods Connect at the Wicker Park Bucktown Logan Square Networking Mixer | LoganSquarist
    Reporter Erik Damon shares his experience from the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of COmmerce and the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer held at Concord Music Hall Feb. 7, which brought the neighborhoods together for food, drinks, chatter, hugs and networking.
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Feb 09

Do Some Serious Drinking at Golden Teardrops

2101 N. California Ave. This article appears in the February 2018 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

    Do Some Serious Drinking at Golden Teardrops
    Published today at 1:42 p.m. Think of this subterranean space as the inverse of its ground-level sibling, the breezy taqueria Lonesome Rose. Golden Teardrops-the name comes from a 1950s doo-wop song-is moody, with black walls and a neon sign that says, cryptically, "Weddings & Funerals."
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Feb 09

10 best Chicago bars for a first date

2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com/menus/ladies-room

3201 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-9700, scofflawchicago.com

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4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com

6920 N. Glenwood Ave., 773-791-1419, rogersparksocial.com

1134 W. Washington Blvd., 331-240-1914, pressroomchicago.com

140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com

12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-792-3515, lsdatcaa.com

5024 N. Sheridan Road, 773-728-5511, bigchicks.com

2202 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-645-4949, thesixthbar.com

5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165, incometaxbar.com

Feb 09

The team behind Sportsman's Club to open a New York-inspired bar, plus other news

LOGAN SQUARE — Half Italian, a grocery store and sandwich shop, announced on Facebook that it will be closing in March. 2643 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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2959 N. California Ave., 773-754-7492, ludlow-liquors.com

...where their food comes from. A Loop location is scheduled to open later this year. 614 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-868-1863, veggiegrill.com

...jalapeno honey butter cornbread and garlic beignets, and the restaurant will also have craft cocktails. 1132 S. Wabash Ave., 773-996-9997, lowcountrychicago.com

...bring fish, fruit and vegetables; and Pierogi Crib will have pierogis, blintzes and potato pancakes. 131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306, frenchmarketchicago.com

CHINATOWN — Cafe Hoang in Chinatown has closed after 12 years, according to their Facebook page. “The reason for this decision is to combine efforts with our brother to focus on expanding Cafe Hoang’s first location on Argyle in Uptown,” the post said. 232 W. Cermak Road.

LAKEVIEW — Yak-Zies The Original has closed after 52 years, according to its Facebook page. The post thanked patrons and encouraged them to visit the other location in Wrigleyville. 506 W. Diversey Parkway.

Feb 09

10 best Chicago bars for a first date

2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com/menus/ladies-room

3201 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-9700, scofflawchicago.com

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com

6920 N. Glenwood Ave., 773-791-1419, rogersparksocial.com

1134 W. Washington Blvd., 331-240-1914, pressroomchicago.com

140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com

12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-792-3515, lsdatcaa.com

5024 N. Sheridan Road, 773-728-5511, bigchicks.com

2202 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-645-4949, thesixthbar.com

5959 N. Broadway, 773-897-9165, incometaxbar.com

    10 best Chicago bars for a first date
    Striking the right mood for a first date can be tough. You want something casual but intimate, a place that's cool but not trying too hard. But pick a bar with great drinks and an even better atmosphere and you're in for a night to remember.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09

Directory of Chicago comedy venues and shows

Congrats on Your Success at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee, 7:00 p.m. First Thursday of the month. Free stand-up showcase.

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Blanket Fort at The Storefront in the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 7:00 p.m. Second Sunday of the month. A new comedy and music variety show in an actual blanket fort.

Matt Damon Improv at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Matt Damon Improv is women of color with an original take on using comedy to connect and listen.

Camp: A Comedy Show at Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, 8:30 p.m. Free comedy showcase created and produced by Tessa Orzech and Samantha Berkman with rising Chicago comedy stars and surprise drop-ins.

Manic Music Mondays at Frances’, 307 E. 75th St., 8:00 p.m. Live music and comedy hosted by Just Nesh (Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City and The Next Level and HBO’s All Def Comedy).

Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Producers are committed to living up to the name.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

The Comedy Bowl at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey Parkway, 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase and trivia hosted by Mona Aburmishan.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. One of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling...

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

The Sean Flannery Show at The Comedy Bar, 500 N. LaSalle, 8:00 p.m. Sean Flannery was named "Best Comic in Chicago" by the Chicago Reader. One of comedy's best storytellers of all time.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Comedians travel from around the country to record their albums here. Always a memorable night.

The Cupcake Comedy Cabaret Showcase and Open Mic at Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, 6:30 p.m. Open mic at 6:30 p.m. Showcase at 8:30 p.m.

Stand Up Stand Up at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Weekly stand-up showcase.

Tuxedo Cat Comedy at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 8:00 p.m. Free stand-up showcase. Alternate Thursdays.

Rat Pack Comedy at The Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with a classic comedy vibe. Alternate Thursdays.

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. Second Friday of the month. Chicago’s all-women comedy showcase produced and founded by Kelsie Huff. Excellent, diverse and memorable every time! Arrive early for seats!

VHS Comedy at @North Bar, 1637 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. First Friday of the month. Top comic commentary and stand-up...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famous stand-up showcase launched a lot of stand-up stars. Now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Directory of Chicago comedy venues and shows
    Need to laugh? You don't have to wait! Chicago comedy is every night of the week every night of the year. Here you'll find venues and nightly shows. I promise to do my best to keep this always-evolving list updated, but please confirm all details anyway!
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Feb 08

Midday Fix: Wine & chocolate pairings perfect for Valentine’s Day

Katherine Anne Confections – 2745 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

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Veruca Chocolates - 1332 N. Halsted St., Chicago

    Midday Fix: Wine & chocolate pairings perfect for Valentine's Day
    Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, authors of Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties and Styles As Valentine's Day approaches, there are a lot of articles about pairing wine and chocolate, but not all pairings are created equal.
    http://wgntv.com

Feb 08

First Look: Out to Lunch Hospitality to open Caribbean-inspired bar called 'X'

3433 W. Fullerton Ave., drinkatx.life

    First Look: Out to Lunch Hospitality to open Caribbean-inspired bar called 'X'
    When you walk into X, you should feel you've walked into a port city bar anywhere in the Caribbean. A place where you can lean back and order a cocktail influenced by the many spirits that come and go from the nearby docks. So says Andrew Miller, creative director of Out to Lunch Hospitality.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

How Restaurants Feed the Gentrification Debate in Pilsen and Logan Square

When the ramen joint took over 30-year-old Mexican restaurant El Charro, 2410 N. Milwaukee Avenue, it was a sharp example of a trendy eatery replacing a Mexican-owned establishment, and many neighbors weren’t pleased.

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“If you’re going to [bank] on people coming in from outside the neighborhood, you’re starting off on the wrong foot,” said Gutierrez, who opened a new Mexican restaurant with his family called Canton Regio, 1510 W. 18th Street, after a fire shut down Nuevo Leon.

    How Restaurants Feed the Gentrification Debate in Pilsen and Logan Square
    Last summer, Christian Diaz was walking with his aunt past all of the new restaurants and bars along Logan Square's Milwaukee Avenue when she made a striking remark. A Mexican immigrant who has lived in the area for decades, Diaz's aunt said "some of the restaurants made her feel like a cockroach," said Diaz, an organizer with the community group Logan Square Neighborhood Association.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • “I resent how unfriendly those businesses are to families,” said Diaz with Logan Square Neighborhood Association said of Furious Spoon and the string of new bars along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor, many of them offering cocktails for more than $10......

    Comments like this make it difficult to have a logical discussion.

  • If business has been great for the existing establishment I doubt they would have sold. Unfortunately existing businesses need existing residents to have a little spending money. Failing that, another concept must come in or you have a boarded up building for years or decades.

    Support the local businesses you like or shut up when they shutter.

    There haven't been as many job opportunities in these gentrifying areas for decades as there are now. Too bad wielding a can of spray paint doesn't look so good on a job application.

  • People want to dictate what businesses open and what customers they should serve. Sorry, but that kind of thinking can be turned right back around on you when somebody says they don't want businesses serving your kind in their neighborhood.

    Everybody gets to vote with their wallet. If nobody went to Furious Spoon, it would close.

Feb 07

New Deadline is March 2 The Assessor's offic...

New Deadline is March 2 The Assessor's office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax Year 2017. The extended application deadline is March 2, 2018. Any application postmarked by Friday, March 2nd will be on time. The original deadline was February 7th. Please visit my district office or any of the following Ward offices: Cook County 8th District Office: 5003 West Fullerton Ave. 30th Ward, Alderman Reboyras' Office: 3559 N. Milwaukee. 31st Ward, Alderman Santiago's Office: 2521 N. Pulaski. 1st Ward, Alderman Moreno's Office: 2740 West North Ave. 36th Ward, Alderman Villegas' Office: 6934 West Diversey. Please bring with you the required documents: a government-issued photo ID, your most recent property tax bill, and your 2016 Federal Income Taxes (only for those applying for senior freeze)

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    Luis Arroyo Jr., Chicago, Illinois. 1.7K likes. Luis Arroyo Jr. is a new type of Democrat that unites old school traditions & new school progressive values.
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Feb 06

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Whitney, STRFKR, Duffle Bag Buru

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-570-4000

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1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444

1807 S. Allport St. 312-526-3851

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Whitney, STRFKR, Duffle Bag Buru
    Spread the love this Valentine's week with these stellar live acts. justindemus The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Many in the Chicago music scene have praised experimental electronic artist Justin Demus, stylized as justindemus, and it's much deserved.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 06

Logan’s Comedy Show ‘Skewer’ Brings the Political Satire You HAVEN’T Heard

...a review of op-eds, comedic debate and political games, hits Café Mustache‘s stage (2313 N. Milwaukee Ave.) first Wednesdays of every month. Catch the next edition Feb. 7 with no cover...

    skewer-political-satire
    In a time of absurd politics, maybe it's best to laugh. Relentless mockery helps, too. Luckily, Logan Square has its own band of merry political satirists bringing the funny takes. The Skewer, a review of op-eds, comedic debate and political games, hits Café Mustache's stage (2313 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
    https://logansquarist.com

Feb 06

The Cheapest Apartment Rentals In Avondale, Explored

3121-3125 N Hamlin Ave, #2i

...month, this 500-square-foot studio apartment, located at 3121-3125 N Hamlin Ave. (at N Hamlin Ave. & N Milwaukee Ave.), is 3.2 percent less than the $775 / month median rent for a studio in...

3110 N Milwaukee Ave., #1f

3040 West Wellington Ave.

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    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in Avondale are hovering around $1,295 (compared to a $1,450 average for Chicago). But how does the low-end pricing on an Avondale rental look these days--and what might you get for the price?
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 06

55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date

...leeks in the intimate, Asian-inspired speak-easy. $40/person, 5:30-10 p.m. 2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170, eatfatrice.com

48) At vibrant Logan Square Mexican restaurant Mi Tocaya Antojeria, enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day menu kicked off with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by seafood soup, lobster, tamales, rib-eye, and chocolate tart. $65/person, 5-10 p.m. 2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947, mitocaya.com

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...night. $69.99/person, 5-8 p.m. Complimentary salsa lessons 8-9 p.m. 325 W. Huron St., 312-664-2727, nacional27chicago.com

...145/person 4:30-5:30 p.m., and $195/person 6-10 p.m. 440 S. LaSalle, 40th Floor, 312-663-8920, everestrestaurant.com

...hours in advance, and you can pick up the box through Feb. 14. $18/box. 1000 W. Fulton Market, 312-733-9420, swiftandsonschicago.com

...shrimp cocktail, steak, trout, and a chocolate mousse. $68, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-348-8886, monamigabi.com

...dry-aged beef tenderloin and a butterscotch budino. $59.95/person, 5-10 p.m. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com

...pork chops, plus dessert. $95/couple, 2-10 p.m. Feb. 9 through Feb. 18. 159 W. Erie St., 312-787-9000, wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago

...by Feb. 6. $125/person, with seatings at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. 1113 W. Belmont Ave., 312-391-0404, eleverchicago.com

...4-11 p.m. Feb. 9 and 14, and 2-11 p.m. Feb. 10. 201 N. State St., 312-239-9502, roofonthewit.com

...a bad way to start the amorous evening. $20/person, 5:30-7 p.m. 500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744, thepurplepigchicago.com

...for two, starting at $189. $75/person, 5-9:45 p.m. Feb. 10-14. 638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com

...banana fritters. $30/person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 12-16. 20 E. Delaware Place, 312-397-3633, 20eastchicago.com

...bisque, rack of lamb and chocolate-covered strawberries. $125/person, 5-9:30 p.m. 875 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-9596, signatureroom.com

16) Dolce Italian’s Valentine’s Day offerings take the love theme to a cheesy degree (literally), with dishes like a hearts of romaine salad and a heart-shaped margherita pizza, plus filet mignon and a dessert. $65/couple, 5-10 p.m. 127 W. Huron St, 312-754-0700, dolceitalianrestaurant.com

...and steak, plus coconut panna cotta for dessert. $240/couple, 5:30-10 p.m. 980 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-2750, spiaggiarestaurant.com

18) One of the better deals out there, seafood-focused Portsmith is serving a three-course seafood dinner with dishes such as an oyster trio, fish and chips, and a chocolate praline cake. $39/person, 5-10 p.m. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6050, portsmithchicago.com

...plus a glass of Cava for a spirited toast. $65/person, 5-10 p.m. 2018 W. North Ave., 872-315-3060, therobey.com

...elegant pleasures for any seafood lover. $130/couple, $65/person, 5-9:30 p.m. 1829 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-1535, aramichicago.com

...person, 4-10 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and 3-10 p.m. Feb. 17. 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130, sevenlionschicago.com

...Esquire Champagne Room, located within the restaurant. $90/person 5-11p.m. Feb. 9-14. 58 E. Oak St., 312-888-2499, delfriscos.com

...Priced a la carte, 5-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 14, 16 and 17. 11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324, michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie

24) Keep things simple and classic at The Dearborn, which is serving chilled lobster salad, pan-fried whole dorade fish, filet mignon with a lobster topper and a brownie with raspberries. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 14-18. 145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242, thedearborntavern.com

...end the meal on a sweet high note. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 9-14. 222 N. LaSalle Drive, 312-726-7777, primeandprovisions.com

26) Want to keep it casual and low-key on V-Day? Head to West Loop eatery Bar Siena for Valentine’s Day specials like a poached pear salad, spaghetti hit with a dose of chocolate, or a heart-shaped pepperoni pizza. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775, barsiena.com

27) River North’s buzzy and energetic Siena Tavern will serve specials like lobster and beet salad, red wine risotto, Chilean sea bass and a white chocolate pistachio semifreddo, a la carte. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322, sienatavern.com

...heart-shaped tres leches cake. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9-14. 65 W. Kinzie St., 312-940-9900, barriochicago.com

...lobster risotto, steak and a milk chocolate raspberry sundae. $185/couple, 5-10 p.m. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com

30) West Loop’s acclaimed Sepia will host a five-course prix fixe menu with choices like roasted oysters, seared foie gras, crab ravioli and citrus pavlova. $110/person with an additional $80 for wine pairings, 5:15-9:30 p.m. 123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920, sepiachicago.com

...mousse, but inflected with international flavors and techniques. $50/person 5-10:15 p.m. 565 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1950, proxichicago.com

32) At Stock and Ledger, your four-course dinner kicks off with a bottle of Prosecco. The Loop spot’s offerings include oysters, a beet and goat cheese terrine, duck breast and fondue. $150/couple from 4-9 p.m. Feb. 14-16, and 5-8 p.m. Feb. 17. 70 W. Madison St., 312-754-0395, stockandledger.com

...Parmesan, mozzarella and Asiago cheeses. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Feb. 14. 1521 N. Fremont St., 312-280-6000, bebu.pizza

...165/person, with three seatings at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10. 140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200, thedrakehotel.com

...and a spiced cake with yerba mate ice cream. $55/person, 5-11 p.m. 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441, artangosteakhouse.com

...30 p.m. Feb. 11, and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 624 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-6969, koievanston.com

...pound cake to round off the meal. Priced a la carte, 5-10 p.m. 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572, barromachicago.com

...coffee. $100/person 4-6 p.m., and $115/person 6:30-10 p.m. 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com

...and molten chocolate stout lava cake. $33/person 4-10 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 3313 N. Clark St., 773-270-5972, biteskitchen.com

...broccolini. Cocktail and wine pairings will also be available. $85/person, 5-11 p.m. 817 W. Lake St., 312-526-3116, blvdchicago.com

43) Gold Coast’s decadent Nico Osteria has offerings for V-Day like scallop carpacci; slow-roasted bistecca with bone marrow, baby beets and vino russo; and coconut panna cotta and prickly pear sorbet. $75/person 5-10 p.m. 1015 N. Rush St., 312-994-7100, nicoosteria.com

...macarons. $49/person at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 1-25. 2108 N. Clark St., 773-868-4574, vanillepatisserie.com

...a cheese course and strawberry mousse. $95/person, 5-10 p.m. Feb. 14-17. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4063, sofitel-chicago.com/dining

49) New West Loop small-plates eatery Gideon Sweet invites couples to enjoy a a four-course menu of butter-poached Spanish red prawns, black truffle foie gras, whole roasted Maine lobster and rib-eye. $65/person, 5-11 p.m. 841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258, gideonsweet.com

...the restaurant’s extensive selection of bourbon and whiskey. $85/person, 4-11 p.m. 101 E. Erie St., 312-667-6793, baptisteandbottle.com

...avocado salad, bone-in filet, and vanilla panna cotta.$85/person, 5-11 p.m. 1349 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-935-3552, ellaellichicago.com

...salmon and a chocolate truffle assortment. $75/person, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. 1134 W. Washington Blvd., 331-240-1914, pressroomchicago.com

...warm maple butter cake with vanilla gelato. Priced a la carte, 3-10 p.m. 200 E. Chestnut St., 312-482-8800, miafrancesca.com1...

...25,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross. $19.49/cake. Multiple locations. 100 W. Ontario St., 312-587-8910, portillos.com

...your meal with the optional wine pairing, $30 per person. $50/person, Feb. 14-17. 11 W. Illinois St., bohochicago.com

    55 Valentine's Day specials to impress your date
    While we can probably agree that Valentine's Day is an arbitrary date to show affection to your significant other, it's still hard to shake societal pressure to show up with roses, teddy bears, chocolates and fancy dinners.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 01

Updated Feb 05

Logan Square’s Getting a Caribbean-Themed Cocktail Bar With a Dance Floor

...Square when X hopefully opens this spring. The bar replaces the former Acapulco Night Club, 3433 West Fullerton Avenue — a few doors away from The Burlington. X is no dive bar; it will celebrate...

    Logan Square's Getting a Caribbean-Themed Cocktail Bar With a Dance Floor
    Fancy Caribbean-inspired cocktails, live music, and a whimsical attitude are coming to Logan Square when X hopefully opens this spring. The bar replaces the former Acapulco Night Club, 3433 West Fullerton Avenue - a few doors away from The Burlington. X is no dive bar; it will celebrate Caribbean culture, hoping to transport customers to San Juan, Havana, or Miami.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Feb 05

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Pulaski & Diversey) Casper - Male German Shepherd-Purebred. White. Call 773-759-8453. Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Casper; may cause Casper to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60641. Missing 02/04/2018. To see Casper’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2178876 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2178876

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 05

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Luxury Lingerie from a New Logan Square Brand

...perfect (slinky, silky) Valentine’s Day gift. In Logan Square, the mysterious Department of Curiosities (3010 W. Armitage Ave., departmentofcuriosities.com) is billed as a “slow fashion atelier.” Within the atelier, the designers of...

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St. John (116 E. Oak St., stjohnknits.com) has taken 60 percent off select styles. Find a double-face angora cashmere coat (reduced from $1,495 to $598) and a textural tweed jacket with fringe detail (reduced from $1,695 to $678). Sale prices also apply to blouses, pants, dresses, and sweaters.

Vince (106 E. Oak St., vince.com) has pieces for sale including an Italian-silk kimono dress (reduced from $485...

Sandro (102 E. Oak St, sandro-paris.com) is offering an additional 20 percent off already-reduced styles. Find a...

...top with puffed sleeves (reduced from $295 to $147.50). Sandro’s sister store Maje (100 E. Oak St., us.maje.com) has also taken an additional 20 percent off sale items...

Alice and Olivia (919 N. Michigan Ave., aliceandolivia.com) has colorful pieces for sale, including a tiered, tapestry-print dress with black-lace trim (reduced from $395 to $98.75) and a bomber jacket with hand embroidered designs (reduced from $795 to $318).

AllSaints (46 E. Walton St., us.allsaints.com) has taken up 50 percent off select pieces. Items include a leather skirt (reduced from $340 to $127.50) and a slip dress with a sheer panel at the neckline (reduced from $268 to $100.50).

...second location in Lincoln Park later this year. According to Curbed, the new outpost at 2401 North Halsted Street will span 16,000 square feet; design features will include white-washed pine walls and...

Maxine Salon (712 N. Rush St., maxinesalon.com) has partnered with Shu Uemura Art of Hair. Stylists at the Gold Coast...

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with Luxury Lingerie from a New Logan Square Brand
    It's not too late to pick up the perfect (slinky, silky) Valentine's Day gift. In Logan Square, the mysterious Department of Curiosities (3010 W. Armitage Ave., departmentofcuriosities.com) is billed as a "slow fashion atelier." Within the atelier, the designers of Morua and Production Mode hand-make corsetry, garments made from custom textiles, and more.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Feb 03

Breakfast & brunch eats: 5 new spots in Chicago to try

Colectivo Coffee 2261 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Belden Ave. & St George Ct.), Logan Square

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1028 N. Clark St. (between La Salle St. & Wells St.), River North

196 E. Pearson St. (between Seneca St. & Michigan Ave.), Streeterville

1230 W. Taylor St. (between Lytle St.), Little Italy

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    Breakfast & brunch eats: 5 new spots in Chicago to try
    Looking for your next great breakfast and brunch meal in Chicago? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for breakfast and brunch fare. 2261 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Belden Ave.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jan 29

Updated Feb 02

Roberto Lopez charged in Humboldt Park bar shooting

Roberto Lopez, 39, of the 3800 block of W. George St., has been charged in the Jan. 27, 12:20 a.m., shooting at Mas O Menos bar, 2539 W. Division St. 

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Roberto Lopez, 39, of the 3800 block of W. George St., has been charged in the Jan. 27, 12:20 a.m., shooting at Mas O Menos bar, 2539 W. Division St. 

Antonio Reyes, 38, who lived in the 1200 block of N. Campbell, was standing outside the bar at Division near Rockwell when he was shot. Reyes then...

...who lived in the 1200 block of N. Campbell, was standing outside the bar at Division near Rockwell when he was shot. Reyes then jumped into his black Toyota in an attempt to...

    Roberto Lopez charged in Humboldt Park bar shooting
    Roberto Lopez, 39, of the 3800 block of W. George St., has been charged in the Jan. 27, 12:20 a.m., shooting at Mas O Menos bar, 2539 W. Division St. Lopez was arrested in the bar within an hour of the incident and subsequently charged with one count of felony UUW (Unlawful Use of a Weapon)-possess/use firearm, according to Officer Christine Calace, Chicago Police Department's (CPD) Office of Communications.
    http://oururbantimes.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Looks like a gentrification poster child!

Feb 02

Colin Quinn at Thalia Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sun 2/4: Come to the Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Park & Field (3509 W. Fullerton) and watch the real Super Bowl, complete with specialty cocktails and adoptable puppies. Everyone loves puppies. Noon-3 PM, free

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Fri 2/2: Actor and comedian Colin Quinn brings his astute wit to Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport) for his One in Every Crowd tour. 8:30 PM, $28-$31

...2/2: In James Ijames's intimate drama Moon Man Walk, at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln), the death of an aspiring writer's mother calls him back to his childhood home...

Fri 2/2: Eleven Chicago artists, including Mac Blackout and Sick Fisher, display their work in the group exhibit "Images Now! Chicago Artist Showcases" at Uncle Art Gallery (1359 N. Maplewood). 6-10 PM, free

Sat 2/3: Comedians and storytellers share shameful moments at Collaboraction (1579 N. Milwaukee), after which the audience cheers and toasts them, saying, "We still like you!" (hence the show's name) Includes complimentary beer. 10 PM, $10

Sun 2/4: Director Philippe Van Leeuw's In Syria, showing at Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton), "captures the terror and claustrophobia of a city under siege, where savagery seems to lurk around every corner," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Various times, $5-$10

Sun 2/4: The one-man show Brodsky/Baryshnikov, based on the poems of Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky and performed by acclaimed dancer Mikhail​​​​ Baryshnikov, makes its Chicago debut at Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph). 2 PM, $45

Feb 02

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (N Fairfield Ave & W Bloomingdale Ave) Murphy - Male Australian Shepherd. Black/White/Brown. Call 714-812-1369. Friendly. Cook County. 60647. Missing 02/02/2018. To see Murphy’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2174674 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2174674

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois, Harvard, Illinois. 133K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 02

Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Park & Field

One Tail At A Time Dog Rescue (OTAT) has teamed up with Park & Field (3509 W. Fullerton Ave.) to sponsor the 2018 Puppy Bowl Viewing Party. Hang out at a plush vintage eatery...

    Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Park & Field | LoganSquarist
    If you love puppies, football and cocktails, we have a weekend event for you not to miss. One Tail At A Time Dog Rescue (OTAT) has teamed up with Park & Field (3509 W. Fullerton Ave.) to sponsor the 2018 Puppy Bowl Viewing Party.
    https://logansquarist.com

Feb 02

Woodstock celebrates 25 years of living 'Groundhog Day' over and over

“Groundhog Day” screens 11 p.m. Friday at the Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., www.thelogantheatre.com; and at 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Woodstock Theatre, 209 M. St. View a list of additional Groundhog Day events in Woodstock at www.woodstockgroundhog.org/.

    Woodstock celebrates 25 years of living 'Groundhog Day' over and over
    There's an old alarm clock on the second floor of the town library here that's stuck at 6:00 a.m. It's one of those mechanical clocks with large white number cards that flip. It's been stuck at that time for years, gathering dust in a glass case, surrounded by memorabilia from the 1993 Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 01

REVIEW: Caffé Umbria Brings Italian Flavor to Logan Square

If you’re traveling east on Armitage Avenue towards Milwaukee Avenue and you see a giant ruby-red building with a cool logo of a griffin emblazoned on it, you’ve arrived at Caffé Umbria.

Caffé Umbria (2545 W. Armitage Avenue) is a the second location for the Seattle-based brand, having opened a coffee and espresso bar in the John R. Thompson Building in River North.

    REVIEW: Caffé Umbria Brings Italian Flavor to Logan Square | LoganSquarist
    Logan Square has an array of coffee shops and roasters, each with a character and culture of their own. But on Jan. 30, a new coffee roaster arrived, merging the traditions of Italy with a contemporary feel that really compliments the neighborhood.
    https://logansquarist.com

Feb 01

Midday Fix: Masala chai with saffron

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Midday Fix: Masala chai with saffron
    Swadesh Shrestha, Co-Owner of Chiya Chai Chiya Chai in Logan Square 2770 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-7541 www.ChiyaChai.com Event: Valentine's Day at Chiya Chai's The Backroom o $32 prix fixe menu includes three-courses and choice of one specialty Valentine's Day cocktail.
    http://wgntv.com

Feb 01

Improving Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Square to Belmont: Phase I

CDOT held a second public meeting Jan. 30 at Avondale-Logandale Elementary School (3212 W. George St.) to show the community what the team has come up with to make the square...

Concept 1 would add bike facility space at Kedzie and Milwaukee by giving the bike lane more space. It would also reduce pedestrian crossing distances and...

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...1 would add dashed bike lines to the Milwaukee strip like it already has between Division and Western, in order to give more space to bikers and make them more visible for drivers...

    Improving Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Square to Belmont: Phase I | LoganSquarist
    The Chicago Department of Transportation has been busy working to improve Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Square to Belmont and released design concepts for better safety and comfort for the community. In a new study, CDOT is partnering with community members to identify traffic improvements that plan to make the neighborhood safer and inviting while preserving the Logan Square Boulevard's history-an official Chicago Landmark District.
    https://logansquarist.com

Feb 01

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 2/1 – 2/4

New Shapes @ All Star Press, 2775 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00PM – 9:00PM, All Ages

CLLAW XXIX: CLLAWentine’s Day Brawl @ Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, 9:00PM, 21+

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Diet Cig / Great Grandpa / The Spook School @ Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St., 8:00PM, 17+

Artists Connect: Bit Bash Interactive Influence @ Art Institute, 111 S Michigan Ave., 6:00PM – 7:00PM, All Ages

No Trend + Lumpen Radio presents: Cell Phones / Absolutely Not / Ganser / Avantist @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St., 8:00PM, 18+

The Bad Plus @ Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave., 7:30PM, All Ages

Chicago Psych Fest 9: Icicle Star Tree @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave. 8:00PM, 21+

Villains: New Works by Shawn Finley @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, All Ages

Winter Slumber to Benefit PRIMA & Puerto Rico No Se Vende @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 2:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 2/1 - 2/4 - Third Coast Review
    You've made it past the first month of the year and now you can start your February off with a weekend full of amazing events! Concerts, art shows, video games, and so much more is waiting for you in the rest of the calendar! So don't waste any time, go out and enjoy everything Chicago...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Jan 30

Updated Jan 31

3 New Vintage & Consignment Shops In Chicago

2733 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Spaulding Ave. & Sawyer Ave.), Logan Square

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1109 N. Western Ave. (between Thomas St. & Haddon Ave.), Ukrainian Village

Vintage Grind House 4329 N. Kedzie Ave. (between Cullom Ave. & Montrose Ave.), Irving Park

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    3 New Vintage & Consignment Shops In Chicago
    Interested in trying some new used, vintage and consignment spots in Chicago? You're in luck: we've found three places that will fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're looking for used, vintage and consignment around town. 1109 N. Western Ave. (between Thomas St.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • My Sister's Closet 5413 W. Devon Ave. Excellent, high-end clothing and accessories at amazing prices.

Jan 31

The Whistler’s New Bar Opens With Live Music and 56 Taps

Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Avenue, open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Friday; 11 a.m...

    The Whistler's New Bar Opens With Live Music and 56 Taps
    Fifty-six taps for draft beer and cider will attempt to quench the thirsts of patrons at Sleeping Village in Avondale. The bar, from the owners of Logan Square's The Whistler cocktail bar, opened Wednesday morning. During the day it'll serve Dark Matter Coffee and offer WiFi to cater to laptoppers.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 31

The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now

2414 N. Milwaukee Ave. Website Next

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564 W. Randolph St. Website Next

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

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