11 hours ago

Alderman Howard B Brookins Jr added 27 new ph...

Thank you to all who came out helped, and participated in the #21stWardCleanAndGreen on yesterday! It was defiantly a group effort from the 21st Ward team, the AKA’s, the Businesses who donated and participated(United Fidelity Bank and Hollywood Beauty Supply for jumping in and helping us clean). Commissioner Stanley Moore and team for your help, State Representative Justin Slaughter for joining us. Club 21, The 21st ward Churches, the Neighborhood high school students. The many blocks and block clubs who came out and participated by cleaning their blocks and area. Especially the 9600 Block of Morgan. You all rock for coming together as a community and helping your neighbor clean out their backyard. #TeamWork True definition of #UnityInTheCommunity. (See pics below). And of course last but certainly not least big thank you to the organization #ToolBank for partnering with us and donating most of the tools used for yesterday’s clean up! As you can see the #21WardCleanAndGreen was a huge success! And we only hope to get even more participation next year. Making our efforts and success that much greater. Great job everyone, this is how we do it in 21! #21stWard #AldermanHowardBrookinsJr #21stWardCleanAndGreen #BuildngStrongerSaferCommunities

    Alderman Howard B Brookins Jr
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4 days ago

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

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

    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)
    http://chicagofree.info

4 days ago

Bon-Ton Stores expected to close; Younkers, Boston Store and Carson’s included

Evergreen Park: Carson’s Evergreen Park, 9700 S. Western Avenue

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Chicago: Carson’s Chicago, 120 South Riverside Plaza

Chicago: Carson’s Chicago, 7601 South Cicero Avenue

Moline: Younkers Moline, 4200 16th Street

Naperville: Carson’s Furniture Clearance Center Naperville, 1835 Jefferson Ave.

Peoria: Bergner’s Peoria, 4125 North Sheridan Road

Quincy: Bergner’s Quincy, 3347 Broadway

Wilmette: Carson’s Furniture Gallery Wilmette, 3232 Lake Avenue, Ste 330

Wilmette: Carson’s Wilmette, 3200 Lake Avenue

Kokomo: Carson’s Kokomo, 1540 East Blvd.

    Bon-Ton Stores expected to close; Younkers, Boston Store and Carson's included
    MILWAUKEE - The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of businesses after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company's assets Tuesday.
    http://wgntv.com

5 days ago

Your guide to Record Store Day Chicago 2018

11612 Western Ave., 773-779-0066

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1109 N Western Ave., 773-580-7946

    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

6 days ago

Your Curated Guide to Record Store Day 2018 in Chicago!

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 E. Madison

1379 N Milwaukee Ave.

3126 N. Broadway

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

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

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

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

    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

Apr 12

Élan Dance Company to Present Showcase at Pfeiffer Hall on April 20

...Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive or at the 95th Street Center at 2244 W. 95th Street. Tickets are $8 in advance (through April 19 at 3:00 p.m.) or $10...

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The Park District's Élan Dance Company will present its 2018 Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Pfeiffer Hall, located at 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College.

...at 630-848-5000, or in person at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 305 W. Jackson Avenue, Fort Hill Activity Center at 20 Fort Hill Drive or at the 95th Street Center...

    Élan Dance Company to Present Showcase at Pfeiffer Hall on April 20
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | The Naperville Park District's Élan Dance Company will present its 2018 Showcase at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Pfeiffer Hall, located at 310 E. Benton Ave. on the campus of North Central College.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 12

Beverly Records ready with exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day

...there’s interest,” said John Dreznes, whose father Jack Dreznes opened the Chicago store at 11612 S. Western Ave. in the late 1960s...

Vinyl Spinning Nights – Guest deejays will spin vinyl Friday nights starting in May at Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave. in Chicago (773-445-2675 or www.corkandkerry.com).

    Beverly Records ready with exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day
    The first-ever vinyl version of comedian Adam Sandler's debut album and the "Stars Wars: The Last Jedi" soundtrack pressed onto 10-inch vinyl shaped like the inquisitive stocky bird known as a Porg are among the quirkier releases local vinyl collectors will be seeking when doors open early April 21 at Beverly Records for Record Store Day.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 10

Adorable Arts & Crafts home in Beverly quickly scores contract

1641 W. 105th Street, Chicago IL [Estately]

    Adorable Arts & Crafts home in Beverly quick to score contract
    A charming Arts & Crafts style home located in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's South Side was quick to line-up an interested buyer and and it's easy to see why. Built in 1915, the three-bedroom residence was "lovingly restored," according to its listing notes, and features refinished wood trim and rich millwork throughout.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Apr 09

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 9-Sunday, April 15, 2018

Comics for a Cause at Cork & Kerry, 10614 South Western Ave., 7:30 p.m. The “I am who I am foundation” presents “Comics for a...

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CAMP: A Comedy Show at The Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, 8:15 p.m. Games at 8:15 p.m. Stand-up at 8:30 with host Tessa Orzech and Mickey Housley, Deanna Ortiz, Bobby Hill, Bill Gevirtz, Caroline Twyman, and Samantha Berkman.

The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. This classic weekly iO show has some great evenings planned tonight...

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...

Paper Machete at The Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 6:30 p.m. Comedians, musicians, writers and other artists. Always a great line-up. Not just Saturdays anymore! Arrive early for seats.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O'Toole's, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Nationally renowned stand-up showcase. Tonight Allison Dunne hosts Vince Carone, Cleveland Anderson, Taneshia Rice, Matt Drufke, Grace Thomas, and Ricky Gonzalez.

Horatio Sanz at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, 6:00 p.m. Richard Roeper interviews SNL alum Horatio Sanz as part of the...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. Chicago’s all-female stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff. Guaranteed unforgettable night of top comic talent and diverse perspectives. Arrive early for seats!

Lovett or Leave It at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 8:30 p.m. Jon Lovett was the former speechwriter for Hilary Clinton and the...

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, April 9-Sunday, April 15, 2018
    Vistors in town: Horatio Sanz, Paula Poundstone, Jay Leno, Andrew Dice Clay, Jon Lovett, and Kevin Hart. In town for the "I Heart Halal" Festival: Mo Amer, Ramy Youssef, Zainab Johnson, and Ahamed Weinberg. At Zanies: Ryan Hamilton and Joe Bronzi, plus Michael Palascak returns to his hometown!
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Apr 08

Saint Xavier Student Carjacked and Kidnapped: Police

Officials said the female complied and the male drove the vehicle around the 9900 block of south Sangamon, where he exited and fled. Authorities also said the female then relocated to the 9900 block of S. Halsted where police were summoned.

According to authorities, the suspect was last seen in the area of 99th and S. Sangamon street.

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Officials said the female complied and the male drove the vehicle around the 9900 block of south Sangamon, where he exited and fled. Authorities also said the female then relocated to the 9900 block of S. Halsted where police were summoned.

    Saint Xavier Student Carjacked and Kidnapped: Police
    A student at Saint Xavier University reported an incident where an unknown male allegedly attempted to enter the woman's vehicle Friday afternoon.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Apr 07

At Least 7 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the stomach at approximately 7:36 p.m. in the 10100 block of South Winston, police said. The woman was taken to an area hospital after being shot by a 54-year-old man, who remains at large.

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In the city’s most recent shooting, two men were shot in the 800 block of South California at approximately 8:35 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the upper torso while walking in the 2000 block of North Lamon just before 4 p.m. According to police, an unknown man walked up to the victim and pulled out a gun, firing shots at him. He was transported to a local hospital in good condition.

In the 3900 block of West Lexington at approximately 5:36 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the...

A 19-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 3000 block of South Archer when another vehicle pulled up alongside and one of the occupants fired shots. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his left hand, police said.

    At Least 7 Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    At least seven people have been wounded in weekend shootings across the city of Chicago. In the city's most recent shooting, two men were shot in the 800 block of South California at approximately 8:35 a.m. Saturday morning. A 20-year-old man was shot twice in the lower left leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, according to police.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Apr 07

Saint Xavier student carjacked, briefly kidnapped, authorities say

The man was last seen in the area of 99th and Sangamon streets.

    Saint Xavier student carjacked, briefly kidnapped, authorities say
    A student at Saint Xavier University in Chicago was carjacked and briefly kidnapped on campus Friday afternoon, according to authorities and a bulletin on the university's website. Campus Police Chief Jack Touhy said the carjacker pushed the student into a car and drove off with her inside at about 1 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 07

4 wounded in city shootings Friday, including 18-year-old woman

Earlier, paramedics were called to the 10100 block of South Winston Avenue in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side about 7:40 p.m. for a person who was shot, said Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Merritt.

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Most recently, a 19-year-old was shot in the hand and grazed in the arm around 10:30 p.m. while riding as a passenger in a vehicle in the 3000 block of Archer Avenue in the South Side’s Bridgeport neighborhood, police said.

On the West Side, a 35-year-old man was shot about 5:40 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood. He told police he was walking down the street when assailants got out of a light-colored car and began firing, hitting him in the lower left leg, police said.

About 4 p.m., a 21-year-old man was walking along the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side when an assailant confronted him and opened fire, police said.

    4 wounded in city shootings Friday, including 18-year-old woman
    Shootings in the city wounded four people including an 18-year-old woman, according to officials. Most recently, a 19-year-old was shot in the hand and grazed in the arm around 10:30 p.m. while riding as a passenger in a vehicle in the 3000 block of Archer Avenue in the South Side's Bridgeport neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 02

Indiana Tech to host community job fair April 12

Indiana Tech's College of Professional Studies is hosting a community job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (The Kroc Center), 1250 W. 119th St. in Chicago.

    Indiana Tech to host community job fair April 12
    Indiana Tech's College of Professional Studies is hosting a community job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (The Kroc Center), 1250 W. 119th St. in Chicago. This free event is open to the public.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Apr 01

Police: Missing woman, 23, from Far South Side located

Jenelle Jones had last been seen March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said, but they announced Sunday that she had been located.

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While looking for her, police said her cellphone pinged more than 6 miles away in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in West Englewood.

    Police: Missing woman, 23, from Far South Side located
    Authorities were looking for a 23-year-old woman who went missing on the Far South Side last week, Chicago police said. She has since been located. Jenelle Jones had last been seen March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said, but they announced Sunday that she had been located.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 01

Missing 23-year-old woman located

...this month has been located.Jenelle Jones was last seen on March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon, according to Chicago Police.On Thursday, police said Jones had been located, but provided no...

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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    Missing 23-year-old woman located
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 23-year-old woman who went from the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood earlier this month has been located. Jenelle Jones was last seen on March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon, according to Chicago Police.
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Mar 31

Police: Woman, 23, missing from Far South Side for more than 2 weeks

Jenelle Jones was last seen on March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said.

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Police said her cell phone pinged more than six miles away in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in West Englewood.

    Police: Woman, 23, missing from Far South Side for more than 2 weeks
    Authorities are looking for a 23-year-old woman who went missing on the Far South Side last week, Chicago police said. Jenelle Jones was last seen on March 14 in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 30

2 Chicago cops resign after facing firing for off-duty traffic dispute that led to gunfire

...pursuit, calling 911 about the erratic driving and reporting the car’s license number. At Prospect and Pryor avenues, Gorman stopped the car and got out. He walked to the rear of his...

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When Gorman stopped at about 111th Street and Spaulding Avenue, the suburban cop stepped out of the truck and observed an open bottle of beer...

    2 Chicago cops face firing for off-duty traffic dispute that led to gunfire
    Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has moved to fire two veteran cops who were involved in an off-duty traffic dispute in 2014 in which one of the officers fired five gunshots at another vehicle.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 30

2 Chicago cops face firing for off-duty traffic dispute that led to gunfire

...pursuit, calling 911 about the erratic driving and reporting the car’s license number. At Prospect and Pryor avenues, Gorman stopped the car and got out. He walked to the rear of his...

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When Gorman stopped at about 111th Street and Spaulding Avenue, the suburban cop stepped out of the truck and observed an open bottle of beer...

    2 Chicago cops face firing for off-duty traffic dispute that led to gunfire
    Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has moved to fire two veteran cops who were involved in an off-duty traffic dispute in 2014 in which one of the officers fired five gunshots at another vehicle.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 29

Fire Department Lieutenant Arrested After Punching Fellow Firefighter

...in an argument with a 52-year-old firefighter at the fire station on the 1700 block of West 95th Street around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Johnson then twice punched his fellow firefighter in the face...

    Fire Department Lieutenant Arrested After Punching Fellow Firefighter
    Police said Fire Lt. Leonard Johnson, 53, was involved in an argument with a 52-year-old firefighter at the fire station on the 1700 block of West 95th Street around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Johnson then twice punched his fellow firefighter in the face.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 29

Retired Chicago Police Officer Charged With On-Duty Sexual Abuse

...in an argument with a 52-year-old firefighter at the fire station on the 1700 block of West 95th Street around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Johnson then twice punched his fellow firefighter in the face...

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Police said an internal affairs investigation determined 59-year-old Michael Clifton sexually abused a 35-year-old woman on Sept. 20, 2016, inside the Calumet District police station at 727 E. 111th St.

    Retired Chicago Police Officer Charged With On-Duty Sexual Abuse
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A retired Chicago police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while on duty inside a Far South Side police station in 2016. Police said an internal affairs investigation determined 59-year-old Michael Clifton sexually abused a 35-year-old woman on Sept.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 29

Chicago fire lieutenant charged after reportedly punching firefighter, sources say

Sources told WGN News that Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after an on-duty altercation with a firefighter at the Chicago Fire Department fire house at 95th Street and Charles Street in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday morning.

    Chicago fire lieutenant charged after reportedly punching firefighter, sources say
    CHICAGO -- A Chicago fire lieutenant is facing charges after reportedly punching another firefighter in the face. Sources told WGN News that Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after an on-duty altercation with a firefighter at the Chicago Fire Department fire house at 95th Street and Charles Street in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday morning.
    http://cltv.com

Mar 29

Chicago fire lieutenant charged with misdemeanor after fistfight at fire station, authorities say

Around 8:30 a.m., Johnson and the firefighter were involved in a dispute at a fire station where they both work in the 1700 block of West 95th Street in the city’s Beverly neighborhood, police said

    Chicago fire lieutenant charged with misdemeanor after fistfight at fire station, authorities say
    Chicago Fire Lt. Leonard Johnson faces a misdemeanor battery charge after authorities say he punched a colleague at a firehouse on the South Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 29

Chicago fire lieutenant charged after reportedly punching firefighter, sources say

Sources told WGN News that Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after an on-duty altercation with a firefighter at the Chicago Fire Department fire house at 95th Street and Charles Street in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday morning.

    Chicago fire lieutenant charged after reportedly punching firefighter, sources say
    CHICAGO -- A Chicago fire lieutenant is facing charges after reportedly punching another firefighter in the face. Sources told WGN News that Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after an on-duty altercation with a firefighter at the Chicago Fire Department fire house at 95th Street and Charles Street in the Beverly neighborhood Wednesday morning.
    http://wgntv.com

Mar 28

Man arrested after Far South Side bank robbery

The man, believed to be age 25 to 30, went into the business about 4:30 p.m. and demanded property, according to police. Someone robbed a bank at 11730 S. Marshfield Ave. at that time, according to an FBI spokeswoman. A TCF Bank branch is located at that address.

    Man arrested after Far South Side bank robbery
    A man was arrested by Chicago police after he robbed a Morgan Park neighborhood bank on the Far South Side late Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. The man, believed to be age 25 to 30, went into the business about 4:30 p.m. and demanded property, according to police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 27

Here's the Kind of Place You Can Get for $250k in Chicago

9615 S. Leavitt Street, Beverly

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525 E. 112th Street, Pullman

1312 W. Montrose Avenue #2, Sheridan Park

1645 W. School Street #222, Roscoe Village

    Here's the Kind of Place You Can Get for $250k in Chicago
    The nice thing about Chicago is that you don't have to be a millionaire to buy a property here. While the housing markets on the West Coast and in New York City continue to spiral upwards to dramatic heights in which only the supremely wealthy can afford, the Mecca of the Midwest still remains a haven for those who aspire to obtain the old American dream of homeownership.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Mar 27

Four charged in robbery, carjacking on Far South Side

Toran, 20, is of the 6400 block of South Parnell Avenue. Moore, of the 11600 block of South Carpenter Street, is also 20. The carjacking occurred within a couple blocks of Moore’s home.

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Toran, 20, is of the 6400 block of South Parnell Avenue. Moore, of the 11600 block of South Carpenter Street, is also 20. The carjacking occurred within a couple blocks of Moore’s home.

    Four charged in robbery, carjacking on Far South Side
    Two men and two teens have been charged with a carjacking over the weekend in the Morgan Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 23

12 Chicago Restaurant Openings To Know

BEVERLY— A new Mexican restaurant has replaced the former Leona’s in Beverly. Americanos is from a former food truck owner. Patch spoke with him. Status: Certified open, 11060 S. Western Avenue.

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EDGEBROOK— Ruk Sushi & Thai has replaced the former Ivy’s Burgers. It also has a Portage Park location. Status: Certified open, 5419 W. Devon Avenue.

FULTON MARKET— Vegas sandwich shop Capriotti’s continues its Chicago expansion with another location. It’s the chain’s second in Chicago. Status: Certified open, 171 N. Aberdeen Street.

HYDE PARK— The former Z&H Market Cafe is now TrueNorth Cafe. There’s a TrueNorth in Andersonville. Near the University of Chicago campus, it serves Metropolis Coffee, Rishi Teas, and salads, sandwiches, and yogurts. It also has smoothies. Status: Certified open, 1323 E. 57th Street.

LAKEVIEW— Poke Poke has taken over the short-lived Lakeview location of FireFin Poke Shop. It does poke bowls and Japanese bento boxes with grilled eel, fresh sea urchin, chilled king crab legs), udon noodles bowls, and oden appetizers. Status: Certified open, 802 W. Belmont Street.

LAKEVIEW— Cafe Tola has opened a third location, but this appears to be more taco focused, rather than empanadas. Status: Certified open, 1625 W. Addison Street.

LINCOLN PARK— West Coast ramen shop Jinya closed last month, but there’s a new spot serving a similar menu. Welcome Tanaka Ramen to the area near the Lakeview/Lincoln Park border. Status: Certified open, 553 W. Diversey Parkway.

LOGAN SQUARE— They bake their own bread at Rosie’s Sidekick, a new Logan Square sandwich shop. It was delayed, but now serves muffulettas and more. Status: Certified open, 2610 N. California Avenue.

LOGAN SQUARE— There’s a new fast-food restaurant in Logan Square. Logan Eats has taken over the former Cemitas Puebla space. They’ve got burgers, gyros, and chicken. Status: Certified open, 3129 W. Armitage Avenue.

THE LOOP— Chicago’s second Veggie Grill is open. That’s America’s largest vegetarian fast-casual chain that debuted in Chicago in Lakeview. Status: Certified open, 204 N. Wells Street.

THE LOOP— Minigrow, a spinoff of Honeygrow, is now open. They do build-your-own noodle and salad bowls. Status: Certified open, 28 S. Wabash Street.

NORTH CENTER— The second location of El Llano, a Colombian restaurant, has opened. It replaced Melao Latin Cuisine. Status: Certified open, 3941 N. Lincoln Avenue.

    12 Chicago Restaurant Openings To Know
    BEVERLY- A new Mexican restaurant has replaced the former Leona's in Beverly. Americanos is from a former food truck owner. Patch spoke with him. Status: Certified open, 11060 S. Western Avenue. EDGEBROOK- Ruk Sushi & Thaihas replaced the former Ivy's Burgers. It also has a Portage Park location.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Mar 22

Updated Mar 23

Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

9625 S. Longwood Drive

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Columbus Drive and Monroe Street 312-904-9814

601 W. Montrose Ave.

1650 N. Stockton Drive

6300 S. Lake Shore Drive 847-648-8843

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

1000 W. Fulton Market

2430 N. Cannon Drive 617-312-6268

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston 704-654-5611

Balbo and Columbus drives

1060 W. Addison St.

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

1301 N. Humboldt Drive

337 E. Randolph St.

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

2601 N. Cannon Drive

300 W. Wellington Ave.

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

200 E. Balbo Drive

Stockton and LaSalle drives

6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

1501 S. Lake Shore Drive

5700 S. Narragansett Ave.

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street (half-marathon and 10K) or Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive (5K)

1621 W. Wabansia Ave.

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Columbus and Jackson drives

    Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season
    Spring is here, which means it's time to lace up your running shoes and support your favorite cause while putting your personal record to the test at one of Chicago's many races. We've rounded up 60 runs from March through October.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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    anyone know about LaFonda? Is it closing for good or moving? I always enjoyed this restaurant - it was a great addition to the many excellent restaurants in Edgewater.

Mar 22

Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

9625 S. Longwood Drive

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Columbus Drive and Monroe Street 312-904-9814

601 W. Montrose Ave.

1650 N. Stockton Drive

6300 S. Lake Shore Drive 847-648-8843

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

1000 W. Fulton Market

2430 N. Cannon Drive 617-312-6268

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston 704-654-5611

Balbo and Columbus drives

1060 W. Addison St.

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

1301 N. Humboldt Drive

337 E. Randolph St.

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

2601 N. Cannon Drive

300 W. Wellington Ave.

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

200 E. Balbo Drive

Stockton and LaSalle drives

6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

1501 S. Lake Shore Drive

5700 S. Narragansett Ave.

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street (half-marathon and 10K) or Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive (5K)

1621 W. Wabansia Ave.

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Columbus and Jackson drives

    Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season
    Spring is here, which means it's time to lace up your running shoes and support your favorite cause while putting your personal record to the test at one of Chicago's many races. We've rounded up 60 runs from March through October.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 21

Harvest Christian Bookstore deflects internet with customer service

Harvest Christian Bookstore, at 10600 S. Western Ave., specializes in Christian products. The business, which was founded in 1988 by Pastor Dorothy Jacobs of Consuming Fire Ministries, has gained a loyal following by prioritizing customer service over all.

...location. From 1988 to 2010 the store rented a 4,500-square foot space at 103rd and Western Avenue, three blocks from the current location. When the store had an opportunity to purchase the...

    Harvest Christian Bookstore deflects internet with customer service
    By Richard Foster-Shelton Medill Reports "In these times of online stores and books that can be delivered immediately to your favorite device, one independent bookstore on the South Side of Chicago has weathered the storm by turning to a very specific demographic: Christians. Harvest Christian Bookstore, at 10600 S.
    http://news.medill.northwestern.edu

Mar 19

Black families left in lurch after state abandons commission tasked with helping them, critics say

One group affected is E.M. Branch & Associates at 11111 S. Western Ave. in Morgan Park. The African-American-owned company is known for helping develop a supervised visitation program for domestic violence victims and their families that’s become a national model.

    Black families left in lurch after state abandons commission tasked with helping them, critics say
    click to enlarge A state commission that was created to help African-American families is in limbo amid a debate about whether the group even exists-and whether the groups it promised money to will ever get paid.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Mar 17

Ridge Park tree workday on Sat. 3/24

Would you like to help TreeKeepers volunteers do a tree inventory of Ridge Park (1817 W 96th St.) on Saturday 3/24?  We'll meet at noon by the fieldhouse and work for a few hours, taking measurements and making observations about the health of trees in the park.

    Ridge Park tree workday on Sat. 3/24
    Would you like to help TreeKeepers volunteers do a tree inventory of Ridge Park ( 1817 W 96th St.) on Saturday 3/24? We'll meet at noon by the fieldhouse and work for a few hours, taking measurements and making observations about the health of trees in the park.
    http://ridge99.blogspot.com

Mar 14

5 authentically Irish St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago

10614 S. Western Ave. 773-445-2675

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5062 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-7090

3471 N. Elston Ave. 773-583-3066

4626 N. Knox Ave. 773-282-7035 ext. 10

3905 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-248-3905

    5 authentically Irish St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago
    Pounding green beers while watching the river dyeing or going on a pub crawl dressed as a leprechaun might be fun, but they're decidedly Chicago rather than Irish traditions for March 17. If you're looking for more authentic celebrations this St.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 12

4 Killed, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

About two hours earlier, 51-year-old Elliott Marshall was shot and killed while driving in the Longwood Manor neighborhood. Police said the man was driving south on Vincennes Avenue near 95th Street, when another vehicle pulled up, and someone inside shot him in the chest.

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The latest fatal shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood. Police said two men were found shot to death in an auto shop in the 3300 block of South Lawndale Avenue.

...man was shot in the neck and chest while sitting in a car in the 900 block of North Richmond Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The victim, identified as Jason Rodriguez, was taken to Mount...

...old cousin when the boy found a gun Saturday morning in a home in the 3200 block of West Fulton Boulevard. The girl suffered a single gunshot wound to her right arm, and was in good...

    4 Killed, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Shootings killed at least four people and wounded at least 14 others across Chicago this weekend, authorities said. The latest fatal shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood. Police said two men were found shot to death in an auto shop in the 3300 block of South Lawndale Avenue.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 12

3 Dead, at Least 13 Wounded in Shootings

The city’s first fatal shooting occurred just before 4 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Vincennes on Saturday afternoon. A man was driving northbound when an unknown vehicle pulled up alongside him, and one of the occupants fired shots into the car, striking him in the chest.

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On Saturday evening, two men were shot and killed in the 3300 block of South Lawndale Avenue. The incident occurred at an auto body repair shop, according to police, and officers responding to a call of shots fired found both men dead at the scene.

The city’s most recent shooting occurred in the 2200 block of South Trumbull, when a 27-year-old man was shot during a robbery attempt. After the man was shot, he was robbed by the suspects, who fled the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the left leg on the 5200 block of North Winthrop at approximately 6:10 p.m. The boy was standing on a sidewalk when he was approached by three men, and was shot. He was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

In the 3000 block of South St. Louis at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the chest by a person in a red colored SUV. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, according to police.

A 22-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk in the 2800 block of West 19th Street at approximately 6:45 p.m. when he was shot in the upper right shoulder, police said. He walked to St. Anthony, and was listed in good condition according to police.

In the 7300 block of South Winchester at approximately 7:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the left elbow while standing on a gangway. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

A 33-year-old man was shot after a verbal altercation in the 10700 block of South Perry, police said. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the chest while he was walking in the 6600 block of South Evans at approximately 4:14 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old cousin, police said. The incident occurred at 11:20 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Fulton. The victim is in good condition at Stroger Hospital, and police are still investigating.

Just before 4 p.m. in the 600 block of North Leamington, a 35-year-old man was approached by another man, who fired shots at him and fled the scene. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. in the 900 block of North Richmond, a 27-year-old man who was sitting in a car was shot by a...

A 23-year-old man was in the parking lot of a gas station in the 3000 block of South Halsted when he heard shots and felt pain in his leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5400 block of West Adams at approximately 4:30 a.m., police said. The man was taken to Loretto Hospital in stable condition.

    3 Dead, at Least 13 Wounded in Shootings
    Three people are dead and at least 13 more have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend. On Saturday evening, two men were shot and killed in the 3300 block of South Lawndale Avenue.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 11

Pride and election season on display at South Side Irish Parade

10304-10399 S. Western Ave.

    Pride and election season on display at South Side Irish Parade
    CHICAGO - The sun was shining for the South Side Irish Parade Sunday, and with the primary election just two weeks away, this year's parade had a distinctly political tone. After all, Saint Patrick's Day festivities in Chicago attract big crowds, and if you're running for office, you dare not miss this chance to march and to meet the voters.
    http://wgntv.com

Mar 11

Chicago Irish Parades Get Underway

Thousands are expected to watch the South Side Irish Parade that starts at 103rd and Western Avenue.

    Chicago Irish Parades Get Underway
    CHICAGO (CBS) - It is time to celebrate the luck of the Irish as St. Patrick's Day festivities get underway throughout the city. Thousands are expected to watch the South Side Irish Parade that starts at 103rd and Western Avenue. Also the Northwest Side Irish Parade travels down Northwest Highway in Norwood Park.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Mar 11

3 killed, 11 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

...Manor neighborhood. About 3:50 p.m. Saturday, the male was driving north in the 9500 block of South Vincennes when a vehicle pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said...

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...responding to a call of a person shot at 5:49 p.m. in the 3300 block of South Lawndale Avenue found 56-year-old Gilberto Casteneda and a 33-year-old man unresponsive with gunshot...

...year-old man was shot in the leg about 4:30 a.m. in the 5400 block of West Adams St., police said. He was taken to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.At least...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    3 killed, 11 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
    Three people were killed and at least 11 others have been wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening. In the latest fatal shooting, two men were killed in a Little Village neighborhood auto shop on the Southwest Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot at 5:49 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Mar 11

Ready, set, parade: It's St. Patrick's Day week in Chicago

...town, the 40th annual South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off on 103rd Street and Western Avenue, and proceeds south to 115th Street. The parade resumed in 2012 after a two-year...

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The parade starts at noon Sunday at 6634 W. Raven St. The parade will travel south on Neola Avenue to Northwest Highway then go northwest on Northwest Highway to Harlem Avenue.

    Ready, set, parade: It's St. Patrick's Day week in Chicago
    While coping with the loss of their mother, one Northwest Side family decided to keep themselves busy by starting a parade to pay homage to their Irish heritage. Fifteen years later, the Northwest Side Irish Parade in memory of Judith Cregan Murray attracts thousands of spectators from many communities, said Elizabeth Murray-Belcaster, one of the founders of the parade.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 11

2 shot dead at Southwest Side auto shop

Shortly before 4 p.m., the victim was driving northbound in the 9500 block of Vincennes Avenue when another vehicle pulled alongside, and someone opened fire, police said.

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Paramedics got the call for people shot at 6:15 p.m. at 3314 S. Lawndale Ave., said Chicago Fire Dept. Deputy District Chief Curtis Hudson.

At about 3:55 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 600 block of North Leamington Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Another man, 27, was shot in the chest and neck in the 900 block of North Richmond Avenue in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to police.

    Person shot dead while driving in Longwood Manor neighborhood
    A male victim was shot dead Saturday afternoon while he was driving on Vincennes Avenue in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, Chicago police said. Shortly before 4 p.m., the victim was driving northbound in the 9500 block of Vincennes Avenue when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone opened fire, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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