2 hours ago

Carjackers started crime spree on North Side, struck pedestrian during chase before fleeing

A police pursuit ensued when the stolen vehicle struck a pedestrian on Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue. The vehicle was eventually found after it was dumped in the 2600 block of West North Avenue after the carjackers struck several parked vehicles, police said.

The suspects continued and took another vehicle at gunpoint in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in the 1500 block of North Talman Avenue, police said.

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About 9:30 a.m., the suspects robbed a victim at gunpoint in the 1400 block of Dayton Avenue making off with personal items and a vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said.

The suspects then took another vehicle at gunpoint in the 1300 block of West Waveland Avenue before fleeing southbound on Halsted Street where they were spotted by officers patrolling the area, police said.

A police pursuit ensued when the stolen vehicle struck a pedestrian on Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue. The vehicle was eventually found after it was dumped in the 2600 block of West North Avenue after the carjackers struck several parked vehicles, police said.

    Carjackers started crime spree on North Side, struck pedestrian during chase before fleeing
    A crime spree started with an armed robbery Saturday morning on the Near North Side where the suspects took a vehicle at gunpoint, struck a pedestrian during a pursuit and crashed into several cars before taking a final vehicle in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 hours ago

Pedestrian struck by stolen car in North Side police chase, officials say

Police then found the stolen car in the 2600 block of West North Avenue. It had struck multiple cars before being abandoned there, police said.

A group of people, possibly the same offenders, then stole a car at gunpoint in the 1500 block of North Talman Avenue.

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It all began with an armed robbery in the 1400 block of North Dayton Street on the Near North Side, according to the Chicago Police Department. Personal items were taken, but no one was hurt.

...group of robbers, possibly the same offenders, then stole a car at gunpoint in the 1300 block of West Waveland Avenue in Lakeview, police said. Officers saw the carjackers heading south on Halsted Street and a...

...pursuit began. It was then that a pedestrian was struck by the carjacked car near Halsted Street and Fullerton Avenue in Lincoln Park about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police said...

    Pedestrian struck by stolen car in North Side police chase, officials say
    CHICAGO - A pedestrian was struck by a stolen car Saturday morning following a series of carjackings on the North Side, police said citing preliminary information. It all began with an armed robbery in the 1400 block of North Dayton Street on the Near North Side, according to the Chicago Police Department.
    http://wgntv.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Fresh Start to Your Week: 4/16 – 4/18

Free Monday: Glitter Creeps presents ONO, Ganser (record release), and Courtesy @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30pm, 21+

SiriusXM Presents Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour: Mansion Air / Mikky Ekko / NoMBe @ Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 6:00pm, All Ages

Secret Chicago Bingo Night @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

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ClickHole @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:00pm, 21+

Kid Koala’s Satellite Turntable Orchestra @ The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave., 9:30pm, All Ages

Matt & Kim / Future Feats / Tokyo Police Club @ Riviera Theatre, 4746 N Racine Ave., 6:00pm, All Ages

Bit Brigade performs The Legend of Zelda/ Double Ferrari / Touched By Ghoul @ Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave., 8:00pm, 17+

The Residents @ Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave., 9:30pm, All Ages

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 4/16 - 4/18 - Third Coast Review
    As I woke up to get ready for the day and saw the snow covered street outside my window, I wondered if I was dreaming? Maybe I should stop talking about the weather. Every time I bring it up it just gets worse. Luckily, there are plenty of whorth while distration waiting for me in...
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  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    I propose an elegant and over-thought solution.

    We continue to let the East and West Coasts both assume they are the 1st coast uncontroversially.

    Chicago, the greatest of the Great Lake cities is Coast 3.0,

    Other Great Lake cities get a decimal, odd numbers to the north and west, even...

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    I propose an elegant and over-thought solution.

    We continue to let the East and West Coasts both assume they are the 1st coast uncontroversially.

    Chicago, the greatest of the Great Lake cities is Coast 3.0,

    Other Great Lake cities get a decimal, odd numbers to the north and west, even to the east. So it's Milwaukee if Coast 3.1, , Duluth 3.4, Cleveland 3.2, Detroit 3.4....etc. For Toronto and Montreal we negotiate through the U.N.

    Gulf Coast is the 4th Coast.

    The there is Alaska...a state with 3 coasts:

    Pacific: Coast 5.0
    Bering Strait and Aleutian chain: Coast 5.1
    Arctic Coast:5.2

    It's that easy.

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Run with it and report back!

    Good luck!

6 hours ago

Weekend picks: Former 'Idol' Ruben Studdard fetes Vandross at Arcada

• Curt Cohiba, Lulu Be, The King of Mars, DJ Skoli: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Emporium, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

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...la Peña's Newberry-winning and Caldecott-honored book starting Tuesday at The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35. (312) 374-8835 or chicagochildrenstheatre.org. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and...

...0001; then at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 813-0484; then at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago. $35 plus a two-item purchase. (312) 337-4027 or zanies.com. 7:30...

...dreams and despair, success and failure, endings and beginnings. Opens April 21 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $25-$40. (773) 975-8150 or kokandyproductions.com...

...with Chicago alternative rockers Molehill. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $16.50. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

...Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. then Monday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$78. (312) 551-1414 or baroque.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April...

• Hallow Point, Our Broken View, Bullet To The Heart, 3 Days From Dying: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 477-9273 or facebook.com/ULoungeChicago/.

• 13-Monsters, The Artist Formally Known As Vince band, I Lost Control and VORTIS: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Liar's Club, 1665 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (773) 665-1110 or facebook.com/liarsclubchicago.

• Boy Band Review: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Marina City, Phangs, Grayson DeWolfe, Better Love, Jet Black Alley Cat: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Sirenia, Threat Signal, Valinor Excelsior, Dire Peril, Guardsman: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Reggies, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $18-$20. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

• mc chris, Bitforce: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $22-$25. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Dana Murray & Manifesto, The Bank Notes, Chicago Loud 9: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

• District 97, The Cyberiam, Grape Juice Plus: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

    Weekend picks: Former 'Idol' Ruben Studdard fetes Vandross at Arcada
    The Chicago Zoological Society commemorates World Penguin Day by inviting families to participate in educational programs and activities at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., Brookfield. $21.95; $15.95 seniors and kids; $14 parking per car. (708) 688-8000 or czs.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

32 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Logan Square home in former church: $1M

3030 W. Cortland St. in Chicago: $1,000,000

    Logan Square home in former church: $1M
    3030 W. Cortland St. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • How can I find out what they paid for it when they bought it...5? years ago?
    The neighbors actually forced the 'church' out as they played REALLY loud music 3 nights a week until 1 or 2 in the morning (waking up a number of babies..) and were very disrespectful...

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    How can I find out what they paid for it when they bought it...5? years ago?
    The neighbors actually forced the 'church' out as they played REALLY loud music 3 nights a week until 1 or 2 in the morning (waking up a number of babies..) and were very disrespectful to the neighborhood (and we got tired of picking up their trash and empty cans they threw on the ground as they left. No one lived in the neighborhood.) Also, churches not 'god-fathered' in are to have a parking lot and they didn't want to rent anything to keep going.
    The alderman (that was when Aldermen actually help neighborhoods) had a joint meeting ..which I attended ..and SHE noticed that they didn't speak to 'women'...to her when they had to, to me.. not at all...
    The space inside this home is REALLY small, very small yard, they have to put their garbage cans on the street corner...and that said, I wonder who is going to buy....

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    What a steal!!!!

29 hours ago

Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up

Indoor: November through March, excluding holiday dates. Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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5814 S. Wood St.

50 W. Washington St.

Outdoor: Beginning on May 12, outside weekly at 61st Street & Dorchester Avenue., ends last Saturday in October

See website for various times, 600 E. Grand Ave.

    Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up
    Forget what the forecast says, or the sky, for that matter. Chicago is ready for spring. While patience - sometimes a lot - is often required at this time of year, there's no better reward than warm weather in the city. And once that hits, we know how to enjoy ourselves.
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29 hours ago

Weekend: The Endless, Drive-In Horror, 35mm Screenings, and More!

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

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...on this trip. Things get a little crazy! Times vary. (DCP) The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

MY FRIEND DAHMER - (April 20th-26th) Back by popular demand! Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601.

...a takeover of Earth. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

FIRST BLOOD - (April 20th-23rd at 11:10pm) Rambo! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Blockers, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

Record Store Day Prehistoric Party - (April 21st from 10am-9pm) Party begins at noon. Doors open at 10am. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - (April 27th-29th) New independent film festival to debut at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

    Weekend: The Endless, Drive-In Horror, 35mm Screenings, and More!
    There's always a little something for everyone to enjoy in any one of the great independent theatres in Chicago. Check out The Endless, My Friend Dahmer, A Quiet Place, RHPS Midnight Madness, Save the Green Planet, and more! 35mm and digital projection options. "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!"
    http://www.chicagonow.com

30 hours ago

Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up

Indoor: November through March, excluding holiday dates. Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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5814 S. Wood St.

50 W. Washington St.

Outdoor: Beginning on May 12, outside weekly at 61st Street & Dorchester Avenue., ends last Saturday in October

See website for various times, 600 E. Grand Ave.

    Spring things: Our favorite Chicago activities when weather warms up
    Forget what the forecast says, or the sky, for that matter. Chicago is ready for spring. While patience - sometimes a lot - is often required at this time of year, there's no better reward than warm weather in the city. And once that hits, we know how to enjoy ourselves.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

30 hours ago

The Empty Bottle Presents: PBR Meets Science in Wonder and Skepticism

Normally, when you enter the basement-like atmosphere at the Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave.)  you expect to have your ears rocked off with some killer jams. But not this past Wednesday night.

    The Empty Bottle Presents: PBR Meets Science in Wonder and Skepticism | LoganSquarist
    Normally, when you enter the basement-like atmosphere at the Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave.) you expect to have your ears rocked off with some killer jams. But not this past Wednesday night. Welcome to Wonder & Skepticism, a free monthly event where the public gets to meet, learn about, and interact with scientists in their community.
    https://logansquarist.com

38 hours ago

Volunteers urged to participate in Chicago's Clean and Green Day of Service: Earth Day

Mulching the trees and cleaning the Dog Park in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, happened on Apr. 7, with 80 volunteers. That included a team who once again came in from Goshen, Indiana's Grace Community Church. 

...action will occur between 10 and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Starting in Maplewood Park, 1640 N. Maplewood, volunteers  may spread mulch in the Park's gardens or sign up to for a...

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Churchill, 1825 N. Damen Av.

Walsh, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Holstein, 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Bucktown Green, Hoyne and Wilmot

Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., registration will take place at the park at 9:30 a.m. Raking leaves and planting flowers will also be assisted by Ogden High School students, who will earn community service hours. 

Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball, will have activities in action from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They say, "Plant a flower, take a flower." And in addition there will be gardening, bike tune-ups and a raffle. 

Focusing on Western, Grand, Damen and Chicago, West Town Neighbors Association (WTNA) will be working from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to register on line. Location assignment and supplies will be at Mitchell School Garden, 2233 W. Ohio, as well as donuts, coffee and water. 

    Volunteers urged to participate in Chicago's Clean and Green Day of Service: Earth Day
    Earth Day clean-up activities are going to be engaging at least a couple of thousand volunteers throughout Chicago's near northwest side on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. This annual event not only gets neighborhoods to shed the dregs of winter and prepare for new seasonal growth but has neighbors working together, building new relationships and thus community.
    http://oururbantimes.com

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Two Found Slain Inside Logan Square Home

Just after 4 a.m. on Monday, officers were called out to Cortland and Lawndale on reports of two people shot.

    Two Found Slain Inside Logan Square Home
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Logan Square. Just after 4 a.m. on Monday, officers were called out to Cortland and Lawndale on reports of two people shot. When they got there, they found a man and woman with gunshot wounds to the head.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • My guess upon looking at the FB profile of one of the victims (and the city in MX she was from) was that it was a cartel hit.

  • What is wrong with making the claim this may be more than a simple domestic issue? Crime happens in this city. We have a HUGE, massive gang operation that is directly related to the Sinaloa cartel and El Chapo. He's been making news again so perhaps there is some connection. Not sure why this was down-voted when it was just a guess and could be topical. This is the kind of crime that has cartel hit written all over it.

2 days ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 4/19 – 4/22

Varsity (Record Release) / Divino Niño / Beach Bunny @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 21+

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Drop-In Workshop: Kid Koala presents: Music To Draw To @ The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave., 6:00pm, All Ages

¡Pachanga! LIVE ft. El Dusty @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Fell Runner & V.V. Lightbody @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St., 8:00pm, 18+

ANCHR Mag Presents: Blue Dream, Engine Summer, Faux Furrs @ Sleeping Village, 3734 W Belmont Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Sam Trump & The Soul Vortex @ The California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave., 10:30pm, 21+

Speculative Relationships 3 Release Party @ Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N Western Ave., 5:00pm- 8:00pm, All Ages

Contours & Constellations: Kevin Lucius & Molly Costello @ All Star Press, 2775 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:00pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

The Funky Brunch w/ Oliver @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl, , Noon, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 4/19 - 4/22 - Third Coast Review
    This is a big music weekend! There are so many interesting musicians putting on some great shows and it also happens to be Record Store Day on Saturday. Tons of vinyl shops will be selling exclusive titles, having excellent deals, and putting on some amazing in-store performances!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

2 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 19-25

Estereo (2450 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-8363) offers a different tropical cocktail each week for $8 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Bar Cargo (605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065) offers half-price bottles of wine and $5 drafts from 5 to 7 p.m.

Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306) offers $4 cans and bottles of beer and cider, $5 glasses of wine, $3 chips and salsa, $2.50 pork sliders and $10 volcano rolls from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba (2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000) offers $16 red sangria pitchers, $1 pinxtos, $2.50 spicy potatoes and $3.25 bacon-wrapped dates in the bar area from 4 to 6 p.m.

Hub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051) offers half-price sushi from 3 to 6 p.m.

Arbella (112 W. Grand Ave., 312-846-6654) offers $5 flatbreads, $8 old-fashioned cocktails, $7 seasonal punch and $6 rotating mules from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Boundary (1932 W. Division St., 773-278-1919) offers $4 draft beer, half-price glasses of wine, and $4 appetizers including pretzel bites, cheese curds and baked spinach dip from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: April 19-25
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
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2 days ago

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...want to keep your night chill and sexy? Head to The Whistler in Logan Square (2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at 9 p.m. Thursday for Slo ’Mo: Slow jams for queer fam. The inclusive...

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...Friday, vendors, educators, musicians and food trucks will be posted outside of Dispensary 33 at Clark and Ainslie streets in Andersonville, so they’ll have all the bases covered for a cannabis celebration...

...bells ringing). There are two classes: 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Saturday at 3215 W. Division St. Take your pick, and start flexing on ’em. Tickets: $25 single, $45-$250 group rates...

...some doughnuts from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Crow Smokehouse River North (149 W. Kinzie St.). Just watch your sugar intake, folks. Tickets: $50. eventbrite.com

...the Chicago Cocktail Social. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie St.), drink-slingers from Best Intentions, Broken Shaker, The Heavy Feather, Prairie School, Scofflaw, The Violet...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Everybody's feeling good at Waldos Forever Fest this weekend in Chicago, plus cocktails, doughnuts, Trap Yoga and "slow jams for queer fam." Roll up to this event Illinois has inched closer to legalizing recreational marijuana use - a measure could appear on this fall's ballot.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Cannabis wellness network Ellementa lets women talk weed

In honor of 4/20, RedEye talked with co-founder and COO Melissa Pierce about Ellementa and its upcoming “Women's Wellness and Cannabis Conversation,” 7-9 p.m. on April 26 at the Living Room (2423 W. North Ave.). Tickets are $10.

    Cannabis wellness network Ellementa lets women talk weed
    As marijuana is increasingly legalized for medical and recreational purposes across the country (only medical in Illinois), Ellementa provides a space for women to talk about the use of the plant for wellness. At gatherings, the company connects women with industry experts to discuss how weed could potentially help them address a variety of physical and mental issues.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Alright ladies! This morning at 9:30 we will ...

Alright ladies! This morning at 9:30 we will be getting our networking on @escape.artistry Time Gallery at 1342 N Milwaukee 2nd floor! Join us as we power network with the amazing boss ladies of Chicago! Stop on by even if you didn’t RSVP. This event is FREE for all women! #timegallery #getyournetworkon #bossladies #womeninbusiness #wickerpark #bucktown #powerfulwomen


2 days ago

Three women fight back against sexual harassment—1970s style—in 9 to 5 the Musical.

R9 to 5 the Musical Through 5/20: Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, 872-903-3473, firebrandtheatre.org, $45.

    Three women fight back against sexual harassment-1970s style-in 9 to 5 the Musical.
    Firebrand Theatre, which calls itself "the world's first Equity musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women on and off the stage," closes its inaugural season with an incredibly uplifting and of-the-moment musical comedy based on the 1980 film.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Do Division 2018 Heads To Wicker Park, Dates & Bands Announced

Do Division runs from Paulina (1700 W. Division St) to Damen Avenue (2000 W. Division St.) in Wicker Park.

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Do Division runs from Paulina (1700 W. Division St) to Damen Avenue (2000 W. Division St.) in Wicker Park.

    Do Division 2018 Heads To Wicker Park, Dates & Bands Announced
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2 days ago

Free Concerts, Freebies in Chicago on 2018 Record Store Day – April 21

1914 W. Chicago Ave., 773-278-1744

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-3727

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

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1808 S. Allport St., 312-585-6106

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

3419 W. Irving Park Road, 773-539-5002

3156 W. Diversey Ave., 773-654-3915

3182 N. Elston Ave., 312-890-3860

1324 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-3472

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-3569

1722 W. 18th St., 312-888-9629

2140 W. Division St. 773-687-9900

3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080

26 E. Madison St., 312-795-0878

2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-8387

1839 W. Irving Park Road., 872-817-7266

    Free Concerts, Freebies in Chicago on 2018 Record Store Day - April 21
    Free Concerts, free events and lots of freebies will be in abundance on FREE Record Store Day 2018 always held the third Saturday of April (April 21, 2018 this year). With more than 20 local Chicago retailers taking part (see below)
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3 days ago

Best Ways To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In Chicago

2412 W North Ave., Suite #201

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Cermak Road and Damen Avenue

2058 W 22nd Place

    Best Ways To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In Chicago
    Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's win over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo is also a celebration of Mexican pride and many individuals celebrate whether they are Mexican or not.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Style Files: How to build a more sustainable wardrobe

The Robey – 2018 W. North Ave., Chicago

    Style Files: How to build a more sustainable wardrobe
    Ashlee Piper www.ashleepiper.com Event: Earth Day Fashion Pop Up with Fauxgerty Saturday, April 21st 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Robey - 2018 W. North Ave., Chicago Sustainable makers like Fauxgerty, Lindsay Lewis jewelry, Norman Leigh, and Lena Rose Beauty will be there to sell their awesome eco-friendly duds.
    http://wgntv.com

3 days ago

Jessica Risker sharpens her sweet songs on a hazy new album

Tue 5/8, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $8, $5 in advance, 21+

    Jessica Risker sharpens her sweet songs on a hazy new album
    Jessica Risker has learned to enjoy playing music onstage, but it's mostly a means to an end for her. "Being in a band is a necessity for what I actually enjoy most, which is writing songs and recording," she says.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

3 days ago

Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018

1120 N. Ashland Ave., 773-342-5800

1524 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-9570

1914 W. Chicago Ave., 773-278-1744

1379 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-3727

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

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1808 S. Allport St., 312-585-6106

1324 W. Devon Ave., 773-856-3472

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

3419 W. Irving Park Road, 773-539-5002

3156 W. Diversey Ave., 773-654-3915

3182 N. Elston Ave., 312-890-3860

2604 N. Clark St., 773-929-6325

935 W. Belmont Ave., 773-883-8908

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-3569

1722 W. 18th St., 312-888-9629

2140 W. Division St. 773-687-9900

3126 N. Broadway, 773-404-5080

26 E. Madison St., 312-795-0878

2935 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-8387

1839 W. Irving Park Road., 872-817-7266

    Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018
    Put the needle down and let the music flow: It's time for the 2018 Record Store Day (RSD), held on Saturday April 21. RedEye has your guide for events at record stores around Chicago as well as releases featuring local musicians. For RSD, RedEye talked with Drew Mitchell, the co-owner of Pilsen's 606 Records.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Logan Square deaths were homicide-suicide, authorities rule

...Rossado, 44, were found about 4:10 a.m. Monday in a home in the 3600 block of West Cortland Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Coreas died from multiple injuries in...

    Logan Square deaths were homicide-suicide, authorities rule
    A woman found dead in a home in the Logan Square neighborhood early Monday was killed in a homicide and a man whose body was found in the same home killed himself, authorities determined Tuesday. Faviola Coreas, 41, and Jose Rossado, 44, were found around 4:10 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Man shot woman, himself in Logan Square murder-suicide

Two people were found dead early Monday in the 3600-block of Cortland in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. (WLS)

    Man shot woman, himself in Logan Square murder-suicide
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE A man shot a woman to death before turning the gun on himself early Monday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 4:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3600 block of West Cortland Street and found 39-year-old Faviola Coreas and 44-year-old Jose Rossado unresponsive with gunshot wounds to their heads, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

4 days ago

Annual Wicker Park Plant Sale & Fundraiser Returns

The plant sale will be held in the park on May 12th and 13th rain or shine on the West side of the Field House located at 1425 N. Damen Avenue. If it rains, the sale will be moved indoors.

    Annual Wicker Park Plant Sale & Fundraiser Returns
    All the plants offered at the sale will be personally hand-picked by Wicker Park Garden Club members to perform well in Chicago. Volunteers will assist you with finding the plants that will work best in your gardens, containers, or roof tops - and - help you find the perfect gift for your mother.
    http://www.wickerparkbucktown.info

4 days ago

3 dead, at least 4 others injured in Chicago shootings

Officers were called to the 3600 block of West Cortland Street around 4:10 a.m. and found the man and woman with gunshot wounds to their heads, police said.

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About 5:40 p.m., Chicago police officers heard gunfire in the 1400 block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. Officers discovered a man, 19, lying...

In the South Austin neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot in the hand, armpit and back in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street about 7:20 p.m. He was taken Stroger Hospital where he was in good condition. The circumstances of that shooting remained unclear, police said.

Around 5:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man was driving in the 4900 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood when he realized he had been shot in the left leg...

...according to police. The man walked into Chicago Police Department’s 2nd District station at 5101 S. Wentworth Ave., and was later taken to Stroger Hospital by ambulance. His condition was stabilized, police said...

A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and critically wounded in the 5300 block of West Oakdale Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood about 3:30 p.m., police said in a media notification...

    3 dead, at least 4 others injured in Chicago shootings
    A man and a woman were found shot to death in a Logan Square home Monday morning and another man was killed in an unrelated double shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood later in the day, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Catch a break with these Tax Day 2018 deals

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150

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2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400

540 N. Michigan Ave., 312-836-0100

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7541

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

1944 W. Division St., 773-227-4644

2013 W. North Ave., 773-782-0450

1401 N. Ashland Ave., 773-687-9977

2521 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-5300

1910 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7715

135 W. Madison St., 312-940-3760

3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632

1014 W. Taylor St., 312-829-1990

3358 N. Southport Ave., 773-327-8226

539 N. State St., 312-467-9696

160 E. Huron St., 312-943-7777

41 E. Superior St., 312-266-0400

    Catch a break with these Tax Day 2018 deals
    Tax Day is almost here, and whether you're getting a sweet return or sending the big bucks to the Internal Revenue Service, Chicago bars are offering many ways to drink and eat your new funds - or sorrows - away.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Two people found shot in Logan Square home

Chicago Police officers responded to a 4:11 a.m. call on Monday, April 16, about two people shot in a home on the 3600 block of W. Cortland, a block from the McCormick YMCA and The 606 trail in Logan Square. 

    Two people found shot in Logan Square home
    Chicago Police officers responded to a 4:11 a.m. call on Monday, April 16, about two people shot in a home on the 3600 block of W. Cortland, a block from the McCormick YMCA and The 606 trail in Logan Square. Both the 39-year-old woman and 44-year-old man had gunshot wounds to the head.
    http://oururbantimes.com

4 days ago

Couple found dead in Logan Square home

Two people were found dead early Monday in the 3600-block of Cortland in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. (WLS)

"She does get into altercations, I've seen her screaming at people and her getting combative with other people on the corner of Lawndale and Cortland and I've called the police before because of it was very loud, rowdy. I'm trying to sleep at 2 in the morning," Santiago said.

    Couple found dead in Logan Square home
    A man and woman were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head early Monday in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Family members said the victims were married. The victims were identified as Faviola Coreas, 39, and Jose Rossado, 44, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Catch a break with these Tax Day 2018 deals

1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150

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2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400

540 N. Michigan Ave., 312-836-0100

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7541

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

1944 W. Division St., 773-227-4644

2013 W. North Ave., 773-782-0450

1401 N. Ashland Ave., 773-687-9977

2521 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-235-5300

1910 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7715

135 W. Madison St., 312-940-3760

3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632

1014 W. Taylor St., 312-829-1990

3358 N. Southport Ave., 773-327-8226

539 N. State St., 312-467-9696

160 E. Huron St., 312-943-7777

41 E. Superior St., 312-266-0400

1924 W. Division St., 773-772-6251

    Catch a break with these Tax Day 2018 deals
    Tax Day is almost here, and whether you're getting a sweet return or sending the big bucks to the Internal Revenue Service, Chicago bars are offering many ways to drink and eat your new funds - or sorrows - away.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

2 found dead in Logan Square home

Two people were found dead early Monday in the 3600-block of Cortland in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. (WLS)

"She does get into altercations, I've seen her screaming at people and her getting combative with other people on the corner of Lawndale and Cortland and I've called the police before because of it was very loud, rowdy. I'm trying to sleep at 2 in the morning," Santiago said.

    2 found dead in Logan Square home
    A man and woman were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head early Monday in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Family members said the victims were married. At about 5 a.m., the couple was found on the floor of home in the 3600-block of West Cortland Street, near Lawndale Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 16-Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ladylike at Café Mustache, 2313 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8:00 p.m. A storytelling show where women get to tell the most disgusting...

Kill Your Darlings at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., 10:00 p.m. An innovative new show. See new sets born and never hear the same joke twice! Interview with creator and producer Justin Golak coming soon!

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The Armando Diaz Experience with Dan Bakkedahl at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. This classic weekly iO show has some great evenings planned tonight and ahead. Tonight: Actor and comedian Dan Bakkedahl, (Life in Pieces, Veep). He is an alum of iO and Second City.

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).

Open Books and Laugh at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Host: Brian Babylon (NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me...

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. Nationally renowned stand-up showcase. Tonight Jonah Jurkens hosts Carmen Lagala, Joe Kilgallon, Kelsie Huff, Calvin Evans, Matt Chiaramonte, and Joey Villagomez.

Nicole Hollander at Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, 7:30 p.m. Book launch for the creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon Sylvia...

Keenan Thompson’s Road to NYC at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 8:00 p.m. Presented by Mary Lindsey, whose comedy career includes co-founding Chicago...

Bill Murray with Jan Vogler at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 8:00 p.m. A celebration of American music and literature.

Las Locas Comedy at Anchor Baby Vintage, 2315 N. Pulaski Rd., 8:00 p.m. Tonight: Soli Santos and Janice V. Rodriguez (Las Locas producers), Jess Martinez (Second City), Adrienne Brandyburg (BAPS Comedy), Chrissi Hartigan (Annoyance Theater), and Jessica Besser Rosenberg (Living Room Sessions).

What’s It Like to be You? At Raydiant Day, 1400 Greenleaf St., Evanston, 7:00 p.m. Only 25 seats! This is an absolutely magical evening with Emmy Award-winning television legend Ben Hollis (Wild Chicago). A “one-of-a-kind evening of spontaneous storytelling, comedy and human revelation.”

Comedy Night at Define American Film Festival at Venue SIX10, 610 South Michigan Ave., 5:30 p.m. In partnership with The Second City and its Harold Ramis Film...

Hoo Ha Comedy at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 8:30 p.m. Stand-up, sketch, and variety plus a photobooth and full bar...

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 16-Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Visitors in town: Several events this week bring the stars together. Baratunde Thurston, Tamer Kattan, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Felonious Munk and Alex Kumin get together for the Define American Film Festival. Stephen Colbert, Katherine Hahn, Ana Gasteyer, Marg Helgenberger and more will be here for Northwestern's (very) Starry Night.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

5 days ago

Justin Golak's guarantee: At Killing Your Darlings, you'll never hear the same joke twice

Killing Your Darlings is at The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. The show is every third Friday of the month. April’s featured comics are Chelsea Hood and Michael Robinson. Tickets here.

    Justin Golak's guarantee: at Killing Your Darlings, you'll never hear the same joke twice
    Justin Golak has discovered a secret to human creativity and he's sharing it. Not only is he sharing it, he is putting it on stage. The monthly show is Killing Your Darlings at The Den Theatre and you can see it this Friday, April 20 and every third Friday of the month.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

5 days ago

Your Curated Guide to Record Store Day 2018 in Chicago!

Dusty Groove Records – 1120 N. Ashland Ave. – 773-342-5800 – @DustyGroove

Joyride Records– 1914 W. Chicago Ave. – 773-278-1744 – @joyriderecs

1379 N Milwaukee Ave.

Shuga Records – 1272 N. Milwaukee Ave. – @Shuga_Records

Wild Praire Vinyl & Vintage– 1109 N. Western Ave – 773-580-7946

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Bloodshot Records – 3039 W Irving Park Road – @BSHQ

Numero Group Pop Up @ Comfort Station – 2579 N Milwaukee Ave – @numerogroup

Oak Park Records – 179 S Oak Park Ave. – 708-524-2880

Pilsen Vintage Records – 1430 W 18th St. – 312-243-5915

Purple Llama – 2140 W Division St. – @ride_the_llama

The Alley Chicago – 3221 North Clark St. – @TheAlleyChicago

606 Records – 1808 S. Allport – 312-585-6108 – @606records

Audio Archaeology  – 1324 W Devon Ave. – 773-856-3472

Beverly Records – 11612 S. Western Ave. – 773-779-0066 – @BeverlyRecords

Bric-A-Brac Records & Collectibles – 3156 W Diversey Ave – 773-654-3915 – @bricabracrcords

Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records – 3182 N Elston Ave. – 312.890.3860 – @bucketoblood

Dave’s Records – 2604 N. Clark St. – 773-929-6325 – @davesrecordschi

Gramaphone Records – 2843 N. Clark St. – 773-472-3683 @gramaphonechi

Groovin’ High – 1047 W. Belmont Ave. – 773-476-6846

Laurie’s Planet of Sound – 4639 N. Lincoln Ave. – 773-271-3569 – @lauriespos

Pinwheel Records – 1722 W. 18th St. – @PinwheelRecords

26 E. Madison

3126 N. Broadway

Record Breakers – 2935 N. Milwaukee Ave. – (773) 698-8387 – @recordbrckrsCHI

Squeezebox Books and Music – 1235 Chicago Ave., Evanston – 847-943-9309

Val’s Halla Records – 239 Harrison St, Oak Park – 708-524-1004 – @ValshallaRecord

Vintage Vinyl – 925 Davis St., Evanston – 847-328-2899 – @VVMOEvanston

    Your Curated Guide to Record Store Day 2018 in Chicago! - Third Coast Review
    We're in the latter half of April, so get read for vinyl lover's favorite holiday: Record Store Day! The worldwide event, which always takes place on the third Saturday in April, brings record store staff, customers, and artists together for a day of vinyl goodness! RSD means a plethora of exclusive releases, giveaways, and in...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

5 days ago

Man, woman found fatally shot in Logan Square home

Officers were called around 4 a.m. Monday to the 3600 block of West Cortland Street — near Central Park Avenue.

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2300-2399 N. Sawyer Ave.

    Man, woman found fatally shot in Logan Square home
    CHICAGO -- A man and a woman were found dead inside a home in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Officers were called around 4 a.m. Monday to the 3600 block of West Cortland Street -- near Central Park Avenue. Police say they found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds to their heads.
    http://wgntv.com

5 days ago

Man, woman found shot to death in Logan Square home

Chicago police at the scene of a shooting in the 3600 block of West Cortland Street early on Monday, April 16, 2018.

    Man, woman found shot to death in Logan Square home
    A man and a woman were found shot to death in a Logan Square home Monday morning, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 14

Body found in house fire near Glen Ellyn identified

Two homes on Western Avenue south of North Avenue were on fire when the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company arrived on scene at 11:01 a.m. According to department, the fire was quickly upgraded to a box alarm fire, with "heavy fire" coming from the second story and roof of one home.

    Body found in house fire near Glen Ellyn identified
    A man whose body was found Saturday morning after a fire in unincorporated DuPage County near Glen Ellyn has been identified. The DuPage County coroner's office announced Friday it is investigating, along with the DuPage County sheriff's department, the death of Richard Carbone, 32.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 13

Updated Apr 13

How Wasted Land on Logan Square’s MiCA Site Helped Fuel Anti-TOD Sentiment

Building out versus building up 1968 N. Milwaukee Avenue offers a better example for TODs than MiCA. Image: Forum Studio

    How Wasted Land on Logan Square's MiCA Site Helped Fuel Anti-TOD Sentiment
    The MiCA transit-oriented development towers, which were erected two years ago at Milwaukee and California (hence the name) near the California Blue Line station, gave Logan Square's skyline a jolt. At 11 and 12 stories respectively, the buildings rise far above most other structures in the neighborhood and serve as one of the most striking examples of Chicago's embrace of dense, parking-light, transit-friendly TOD.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Streetsblog didn't attend Ald Moreno public meetings to discuss MiCa. Or bother to read design discussion by Architect DAN WHEELER posted @ MiCa website. https://livemica.com/building Tall Towers vs shorter bulk building on entire site 1. provide many residents sweeping city vistas via floor to ceiling windows to help justify uber...

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    Streetsblog didn't attend Ald Moreno public meetings to discuss MiCa. Or bother to read design discussion by Architect DAN WHEELER posted @ MiCa website. https://livemica.com/building Tall Towers vs shorter bulk building on entire site 1. provide many residents sweeping city vistas via floor to ceiling windows to help justify uber high rents; 2. bulk building canyon shadow / light & air impact "reduced" on existing residential neighbors immediately north & east of MiCa. Market rate rents / month for available units: $1,615 for 475 sq ft Studio; $1,995 1BRs; $2,995 2BRs; $3395 3BR according to rental sites & MiCa: https://www.apartments.com/mica-chicago-il/dde9rfl/ Streetsblog too lazy to ask or report how are on site 10% affordable units rented, and what are subsidized rents?

Apr 11

Updated Apr 13

Man caught on video abusing teen girl at McDonald’s near Lane Tech, prosecutors say

The victims picked out Morales from a group of photos, police said. Morales, of the 1800 block of West Erie Street, was arrested about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of West Chicago Avenue, said Officer Jennifer Bryk, a police spokeswoman.

The victims picked out Morales from a group of photos, police said. Morales, of the 1800 block of West Erie Street, was arrested about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of West Chicago Avenue, said Officer Jennifer Bryk, a police spokeswoman.

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The attacks occurred March 14 at a McDonald’s at 2608 W. Addison St., across the street from Lane Tech High School. It was not known whether the girls attended Lane or another school.

    Man caught on video abusing teen girl at McDonald's near Lane Tech, prosecutors say
    A West Town man tried to lure two 15-year-old girls to have sex, then abused one of them at a McDonald's restaurant across from a Chicago public high school last month, an incident caught on surveillance video, prosecutors said Tuesday. Miguel Morales, 27, faces charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I read the (disgusting) article. No where did it say that the criminal was not a US citizen

  • Creepy ... my friend's daughter used to attend Lane Tech and last year she was followed by a guy on a bike after leaving school ... she went into the Wendy's can called her mom, but sooooo creepy ... wonder if it's the same guy?!

Apr 13

Theater events: Collaboraction's 'Blue Island' looks at Chicago's segregation

...and directed by Collaboraction artistic director Anthony Moseley, the production opens Wednesday, April 18, at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (312) 226-9633 or collaboraction.org...

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...star in the revival, which continues previews through Saturday, April 13, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The show opens Sunday, April 15. (773) 935-6875 or eclipsetheatre.com...

...husband, Gasparo. Performances take place April 14, April 20 and 22 at the Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Additionally, COT hosts its end-of-season gala following the April 22 performance. The...

...season gala following the April 22 performance. The gala takes place at the Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, and includes performances and a reception. (312) 704-8414 or chicagooperatheater.org...

...its 2018 Icons Gala saluting Fred Astaire Sunday, April 15, at the Ritz Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago. The fundraiser includes live and silent auctions, performances by Chicago area musical theater stars...

...Commons, hosts a free Town Hall: #NeverAgainChicago, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The forum includes a reading from Lauren Gunderson's new play "Natural Shocks" (which...

• The Moving Dock Theatre Co. hosts What's Funny About That? an evening of scenes presented free at the company's studio at the Christian Community Church, 2135 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago. See movingdock.org.

...and Brian Parry star as Frost and Nixon respectively. Previews begin Thursday, April 18, at 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. The show opens April 21. (773) 728-7529 or redtwist.org...

...and betrayal among Manhattan socialite "frenemies" during the 1930s. The reading Wednesday, April 18, at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago, is a fundraiser for the company to take "His Greatness," an imagined account of...

...month. PFP will host a benefit performance of "His Greatness" May 7, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 857-0222 or pridefilmsandplays.com...

...Actor/writer/director Dominique Salerno brings "The Box Show" to the iO Theatre, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, from Thursday, April 19 through April 21. Salerno plays more than two dozen characters...

...International Puppet Theater Festival commences with a double-bill Thursday, April 19, at Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, then moves to 5749 S. Perry Ave. April 20; 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. April...

...bill Thursday, April 19, at Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, then moves to 5749 S. Perry Ave. April 20; 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. April 21; and Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central...

...Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, then moves to 5749 S. Perry Ave. April 20; 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. April 21; and Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. April 22. The double...

...S. Perry Ave. April 20; 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. April 21; and Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. April 22. The double-bill features Afrofuturist puppeteer Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins and puppeteer/actor Joshua...

...and his greedy pie-maker cohort. Performances continue through May 20 at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.com...

• Windy City Playhouse has extended its production of "Southern Gothic," Leslie Liautaud's 1960s set drama about four couples attending a birthday party. Performances continue through July 29 at 3014 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. (773) 891-8985 or windycityplayhouse.com.

...purchasing tickets online, the League of Chicago Theatres operates walk-up Hot Tix locations at 72 E. Randolph St., Chicago, and 108 N. State St., Chicago...

...Chicago Theatres operates walk-up Hot Tix locations at 72 E. Randolph St., Chicago, and 108 N. State St., Chicago...

...about mistaken identities and misplaced affection. It will be staged at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 Stockton Drive, Chicago. See midsommerflight.com...

...his unholy experiment." It runs May 8 to Aug. 4, 2019. Performances take place at 821 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Three-play subscriptions range from $116 to $170. A $150 flex pass provides subscribers...

    Theater events: Collaboraction's 'Blue Island' looks at Chicago's segregation
    Eclipse Theatre Company commences its William Inge season with the playwright's rarely produced "Natural Affection." Rachel Lambert directs the play about a mother who left her son in an orphanage to pursue her career. Her life is later upended when he visits and asks her to give him a home.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 13

Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam

Sinema Obscura Movie Night - (April 16th at 7pm-10pm) They'll be screening 15-minute segments of their favorite flicks including BAD ATTITUDE aka WHITE COP. Logan Bar, 2230 N. California, Chicago, IL 60647.

...of violence in video game history, ranging from beautiful to excessive. Video Game Art Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale #102, Chicago, IL 60647. Regular hours: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm; Sundays noon-5pm or call by...

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34th Chicago Latino Film Festival - (April 5th-19th) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611. Gen. admission $13; ILCC members/students/seniors $10. ($10 on Mondays & Tuesdays.) Horror selections include:

BASKET CASE - (April 13th & 14th) New 4K digital restoration. Back for another weekend of classic Henenlotter! Midnight Friday and Saturday. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

SOUND OF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL - (April 14th from 7pm-9pm) 13 short films have been chosen and each scored by a different composer. Also includes a special late night program. Genres range from sci-fi to drama, comedy, and more. Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625. (Event Page)

...it all went wrong. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637...

...anaglyph short Red Capriccio will screen beforehand. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637...

TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day - (April 13th-16th at 11:10pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647. (Also screening: A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, and The Death of Stalin.)

...event! Dress in your best punk rock, goth, or heavy metal attire. SAIC MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603...

...and horror-themed albums! Possible screening if things get rockin'. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Near Death Experience with Neil Tobin - (April 14th & 15th; May 5th & 6th) Interactive, mortality-themed theatre with Neil Tobin. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

...dealing with her own evolution while the house of Bedlam is collapsing. Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago, IL 60613...

SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - (March 9th-April 29th) In the mood for bloody meat pies and sweet revenge? See website for information on dinner packages. No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL 60626.

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through May 25th, 2018.

...ve explored ideas and dreams regarding society's relationships with technology. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601...

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend: Ichi the Killer, Basket Case, Satanic Panic, Horror Music Jam
    Happy Friday the 13th, horror fans! While there aren't many F13-specific events going on in Chicago this weekend, Bucket O' Blood Books & Records is having a happy hour jam session at their store tonight where they'll be spinning horror records and drinking beer! The Music Box Theatre has some great older horror films screening...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Apr 12

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan deftly blend East Asian theatrics with outre rock for their dramatic album Dirt

Thu 4/19, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $12, $10 in advance

    Yamantaka//Sonic Titan deftly blend East Asian theatrics with outre rock for their dramatic album Dirt
    Expansive Canadian rock outfit Yamantaka//Sonic Titan describe their sprawling blend of psych, metal, prog, and punk as "Noh-wave," a name that's derived from a classical form of musical theater developed in 14th-century Japan. Naturally, the band's albums are big, dynamic, and dramatic, with blast beats, hyperdriven guitar solos, and taut vocal melodies that land with might.
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