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    WORK TO BE DONE TO UNIT #4109: REMOVE CARPET, INSTALL FLOOR (WOOD/TILE), BASE BOARDS, CABINETS, APPLIANCES, PAINTING. (NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT) ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING . NO STRUCTURAL, ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    400 N. La Salle Dr. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment
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    INSTALL/REPLACE 3ANTENNAS AND 6 RADIO-FREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS ON ROOFTOP OF BUILDING FOR CELL SERVICE. ALL LOW VOLTAGE.

    314 W. Superior St. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment

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One last look at Chicago’s infamous Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonalds

While skyscraper enthusiasts have long salivated over the idea of the block-sized site sprouting a high-rise development similar to the nearby One Chicago Square proposal, the next building at 600 N. Clark Street—also a McDonald’s restaurant—will likely be shorter than the structure it replaces.

    One last look at Chicago's disappearing Rock 'N' Roll McDonalds
    After serving its last customer and closing its doors on December 30, Chicago's famous Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's is biting the dust. Made famous for its kitschy 20th century decor, occasional late night brawls, and a song by Wesley Willis, the busy downtown franchise store will soon join its adjacent memorabilia pavilion as a pile of rubble.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets

Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St. and 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. G&G’s city and suburban locations are part of CRW this year. The lunch menu includes a sirloin-steak sandwich, along with beet-orange salad, pistachio-crusted whitefish and tuxedo mousse cheesecake.

The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St. Part of me wonders what “seasonal bruschetta” means in late January, but the rest of the lunch menu (turkey burger with Sriracha aioli, pasta bolognese, creme fraiche panna cotta) has me sold. Dinner menu also available.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Lunch is so popular during CRW that chef/owner Carrie Nahabedian routinely adds extra tables to the dining room. I prefer the relative quiet of the three-course dinner menu ($44), with dishes such as “popcorn” polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. The three-course ($44) menu includes Peruvian favorites, such as cebiche, lomo saltado and chihoakay marino.

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Beacon Tavern, 405 N. Wabash Ave. I really like the blackened-redfish sandwich here, and it’s part of Beacon Tavern’s three-course lunch menu. Other dishes include an eggplant-parmigiana sandwich, Brussels sprouts-kale salad and clam chowder. Dinner and brunch menus also available.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Four-star dining for $22; that’s the lure at Blackbird. Skimming through the menu...

Chez Joel, 1119 W. Taylor St. The three-course lunch menu is loaded with bistro classics, including moules frites, boeuf aux champignons, profiterole and creme brulee. Dinner menu also available.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Assuming it isn’t blizzarding, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant should offer beautiful Millennium Park views along with its lunch menu, which includes gnocchi parisienne and chocolate quesillo with maple-pecan ice cream.

Marisol, 205 E. Pearson St. The restaurant inside Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a lunch menu that includes the signature Marisol salad, porchetta sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger. And when you’re finished, you can wander around the museum for a while.

Pearl Brasserie, 180 N. Wacker Drive. The newest casual-French restaurant in the Loop makes its CRW debut with a three-course menu that includes tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, chicken milanese, prime burger and apple tart.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Decisions, decisions. The $22 lunch and $33 dinner both appeal (the latter has that upscale “fish and chips” dish I like), but the lunch menu offers “fried fish and waffle” with Dark Matter (local coffee) maple syrup, and that tips the scales for me. Eat early.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Classic glamour is back at the former Pump Room, which is offering a four-course...

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Plenty of options for guests who try the three-course ($44) dinner menu: at least four choices per course (five entree options). Bring friends.

HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. A first-time participant, HaiSous was one of the best restaurants to open in 2017...

Lena Brava, 900 W. Randolph St. Rick Bayless’ open-fire restaurant joins the CRW club with a four-course ($44) menu that includes a vegetarian option in every course. In fact, the vegetarian dishes — including the superb grill-roasted pineapple with hazelnut salsa macha — all sound terrific.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Last month, Bon Appetit ranked the Loyalist’s cheeseburger as one of the three best burgers in the nation. Said burger, along with the tempura-fried chicken sandwich and other treats, is part of the restaurant’s three-course ($33) dinner menu.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Michael Mina’s gorgeous Parisian brasserie comes with Gold Coast prices, which makes the three-course ($33) dinner option (including smoked-salmon tartine, blanquette de veau and dark-chocolate pot de creme) especially attractive.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. For a taste of Barcelona and other Spanish-inspired dishes, check out Mercat’s three-course ($44) menu of savory choices, including cannelloni stuffed with short rib and chicken, with a creamy foie gras and truffle bechamel.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Dueling five-course ($44) menus at Split-Rail invite you to choose between menus inspired by “Seinfeld” (yes, there’s soup for you) and “Friends.” Each dish is listed with the episode that inspired it. A binge-watcher’s dream.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Not surprisingly, the lunch and brunch menus are heavily veggie-focused, though there is a...

Bar Siena, 832 W. Randolph St. Bar Siena offers lunch, dinner and brunch CRW menus, but I’m especially intrigued by...

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave. Martial Noguier always rises to the CRW occasion. This year’s brunch menu is especially intriguing. The three-course menu is $22, or $39 with bottomless mimosas. (There’s an hour-and-a-half time limit on the elbow-bending.) Lunch and dinner menus also available.

Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Ave. A CRW newbie, the flashy Ella Elli offers dinner and brunch menus, the latter including poached-egg avocado toast, mushroom-artichoke quiche and stuffed brioche French toast.

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West and 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. MAG’s city and suburban locations are part of...

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. Like Remington, a 4 Star Restaurant Group property, also offering a “cocktail course” (bloody mary or mimosa) as part of its three-course brunch menu. Dishes include blueberry cornbread and pulled-pork Benedict. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

    Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets
    In 2008, Chicago's very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants. The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants. I'd call that a success story.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Attractive winter rent rates at River North’s Kingsbury Plaza apartments

The pet-friendly Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury in River North, has direct access to a tranquil Riverwalk and to the popular East Bank Club, and a sprawling, parklike pool deck.

    Attractive winter rent rates at River North's Kingsbury Plaza apartments
    The pet-friendly Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury in River North, has direct access to a tranquil Riverwalk and to the popular East Bank Club, and a sprawling, parklike pool deck. The riverfront site serves up sweeping, unobstructed views in every direction.
    http://yochicago.com

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Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago

605 N. Wells St. 312-929-0065

113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113

116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466

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3634 W. Belmont Ave. 773-754-8341

65 W. Kinzie St. 312-940-9900

3647 N. Clark St. 773-377-4770

1745 W. North Ave. 773-360-1793

1800 S. Carpenter St. 312-702-1303

1655 W. Cortland St. 773-904-7433

205 E. Pearson St. 312-799-3599

326 N. Morgan St. 312-763-6564

2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-904-7805

60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007

1112 N. State St. 312-586-2150

2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413

    Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago
    It takes a lot of motivation to leave the house when temperatures are in the negatives. Luckily, these 16 bars and restaurants provide just that, serving up hot plates of French toast and biscuits and gravy to warm you up.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    PHASE 1 FOUNDATION DESIGN FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A PEINER SK415 TEMPORARY TOWER CRANE, AS PER PLANS.

    360 W. Erie St. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment
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    WORK TO BE DONE TO UNIT #1405: REMOVE CARPET, INSTALL FLOOR, BASE BOARDS, CABINETS, APPLIANCES PAINTING. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING . NO STRUCTURAL, ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    400 N. La Salle Dr. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment
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    SELF-CERT: REVISION TO PERMIT #100714199 TO CHANGE LIGHT FIXTURE MAKE/MODEL, FINISHES, CASEWORK, DUCT WORK, MOP SINK, AND ADD GREASE TRAP AS PER PLANS TO AN EXISTING PEET'S COFFEE.

    636 N. Wells St. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment
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    WORK TO BE DONE TO UNIT #2509: REMOVE CARPET, INSTALL FLOOR, BASE BOARDS, CABINETS, APPLIANCES PAINTING. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING . NO STRUCTURAL, ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    400 N. La Salle Dr. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment
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    REMOVE\REPLACE COMMERCIAL VINYL TILES, PAINT & PATCH.

    732 N. Wells St. Issued January 16, 2018 Comment

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