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New children’s book takes kids through Chicago neighborhoods

Dragan will visit Hyde Park this month where she will read from her new book “Rickshaw Reggie.” She’ll visit the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8. She’ll also read her book during story time at 57th Street Books, 301 E. 57th St., at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 21.

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Dragan will visit Hyde Park this month where she will read from her new book “Rickshaw Reggie.” She’ll visit the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8. She’ll also read her book during story time at 57th Street Books, 301 E. 57th St., at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 21.

    New children's book takes kids through Chicago neighborhoods - hpherald.com
    By EVAN HAMLIN Herald Intern Chicago's most visible landmarks are often what people conjure up in their heads when they picture the windy city. Students across the country learn about the city's industrious past and dynamic present, but what about the local institutions and neighborhoods that Ch
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Evelyn’s Food Love Uses LISC Small Business Loan to Bring Hip New Restaurant to Washington Park

...loan through the SBA Community Advantage program, which Shelton used to purchase the building at 5522 S. State St. and make renovations. Steve Hall, vice president for LISC Small Business, said many traditional banks...

Evelyn's Food Love is a rarity in the neighborhood of Garfield Boulevard and State Street - a family-style, sit-down restaurant. On a recent morning, motorists shouted encouragement to Shelton as she entered the eatery.

    Evelyn's Food Love Uses LISC Small Business Loan to Bring Hip New Restaurant to Washington Park
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25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character

305 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-855-9163

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6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-627-5058

1439 W. 18th St., 312-455-0019

1750 W. Division St., 773-278-2739

2530 N. Clark St., 773-687-8078

1501 W. Morse Ave., 773-338-0256

1259 W. Devon Ave., 773-654-1589

5938 N. Broadway, 773-654-1444

2035 N. Western Ave., 773-904-8177

3123 N. Broadway, 773-348-8058

2959 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-245-3005

755 W. 32nd St., 312-888-3468

2212 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-360-7591

5317 N. Clark St., 773-989-5674

1039 W. Granville Ave., 773-764-0400

1117 W. Belmont Ave., 773-360-7553

6032 W. Irving Park Road, 773-853-2261

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-966-7531

5501 W. Irving Park Road, 773-930-3693

6764 N. Sheridan Road, 773-761-8100

112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431

    25 Chicago coffee shops serving up great coffee and character
    Chicago is a blessedly caffeinated city, not just thanks to the plethora of coffee behemoths planted on every corner-hello, Starbucks and Peet's-but also thanks to the lovely local coffee shops that adorn our city storefronts.
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Love the Cubs but hate the Wrigleyville scene? Watch playoffs at these spots

CLARENDON HILLS — Relieve some stress by peeling peanuts and throwing them on the ground at Country House, where you plow through the half-pound burgers. 241 55th St., 630-325-1444, burgerone.com

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BRIDGEPORT — Kevin Hickey’s Bridgeport gastropub Duck Inn is a step up from your average sports bar, but hey, there’s still a hot dog on the menu, so who’s complaining? 2701 S. Eleanor St., 312-724-8811, theduckinnchicago.com.

GRACELAND WEST — Southport and Irving is a cozy neighborhood tavern serving up New American-style fare with cocktails, wine and more. 4000 N. Southport Ave., 773-857-2890, southportandirving.com.

GRACELAND WEST — Southport and Irving is a cozy neighborhood tavern serving up New American-style fare with cocktails, wine and more. 4000 N. Southport Ave., 773-857-2890, southportandirving.com.

LINCOLN PARK — Word on the street is if you reserve table 14, you get your own TV at Pat’s Pizza, a long-standing, family-owned pizza joint. 2679 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 773-248-0168.

OLD TOWN — Old Town Social has more TVs than you could possibly want and food that’s much better than you’d ever expect from a sports bar. 455 W. North Ave., 312-266-2277, www.oldtownsocial.com.

SOUTH LOOP — Located in the South Loop, the sprawling Chicago Firehouse Restaurant will show the game in its Bar Room. 1401 S. Michigan Ave., 312-786-1401, chicagofirehouse.com.

RIVER NORTH — River Roast, a spin on the British pub, offers two full bars, so you can drink your feelings if the Cubs are down. 315 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, 312-822-0100, riverroastchicago.com.

NOBLE SQUARE — Duck tacos, antelope bone marrow and antelope oxtail ravioli are traditional baseball snacks, right? They are at Frontier. 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-772-4322, www.thefrontierchicago.com.

WEST TOWN — The underground sibling to the award-winning Smyth upstairs, Loyalist brings an elevated cool factor to your neighborhood bar, with seasonal cocktails, craft beer and interesting wines. 177 N. Ada St., #001, 773-913-3774, smythandloyalist.com.

WEST LOOP — Classically-styled Swift & Sons and seafood spot Cold Storage are equally stylish digs for catching the game. 1000 W. Fulton Market, bokagrp.com.

WEST LOOP — Three-level The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet may sound like the last place you’ll want to catch a ballgame, but this bar likes to have fun, with an extensive beverage list and ultra-relaxed digs. 736 W. Randolph St., 312-775-0069, thelunaticloverandpoet.com.

EVANSTON — Chic meets rustic at Whiskey Thief, which boasts large, comfy booths that you can sink right into. 616 Davis St., 847-859-2342, whiskeythieftavern.com.

EVANSTON — Grab a seat in the backroom at Old Neighborhood Grill, a homey counter service spot serving Greek-American fare. 2902 Central St., 847-492-9500.

DOWNERS GROVE — Gatto’s Italian Restaurant and Bar is a local Italian restaurant downtown that has a bar area where you can get your Cubs on. 5123 Main St., 630-515-6400, gattosrestaurant.com.

BERWYN — FitzGerald’s Nightclub is typically a music venue, but the bar transforms into a place where you can watch on bleachers on big screens. 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, 708-788-2118, fitzgeraldnightclub.com.

NAPERVILLE — You should be able to find a beer you like off of Old Town Pour House’s ginormous beer list. Games can be long, why not try a few? 1419 N. Wells St., 312-477-2800, oldtownpourhouse.com.

LIBERTYVILLE — If you’re into gastropubs, Timothy O’Toole’s will be serving up upscale bar food while you watch the game. 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., 847-984-2599, timothyotooles.com.

WESTMONT — Grill 89 offers a relaxed atmosphere, food made with locally sourced ingredients, cocktails and TVs mounted on the walls. 800 E. Ogden Ave., 630-570-5889, grill89.com.

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