22 hours ago

Updated 5 min ago

Milo Yiannopoulos’ Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash

CHICAGO — Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.

    Milo Yiannopoulos' Chicago Show Canceled After Patio Theater Backlash
    CHICAGO - Operators of the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, have called off a planned event with alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos, writing in a Wednesday announcement that they've "heard the voices" of explosive backlash against the booking.
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  • Hate has no place in Portage Park but FEAR does.

  • JVJ Airline Pilot Triathlete Portage Park.

    Taking a stand against their right unless they are doing something illegal. Yes you have thebright to boycott butbcrying about everything defuses rhenmwsage and makes you look Idiotic . This is the snowflake mentality and America is tired of it. Which is why you have Trump. So much for tolerance that liberals demand but fail to give it.

22 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

Flirty Cupcakes Bids Bittersweet Farewell To Lincoln Square, Taylor Street

A sign taped to the door of Flirty's home at 4631 N. Lincoln Ave. read: "Thank U for a great 3 years! On to new adventures!"

    Flirty Cupcakes Bids Bittersweet Farewell To Lincoln Square, Taylor Street
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Parting is such sweet sorrow as Flirty Cupcakes has announced the closing of its bakeries in Lincoln Square and Taylor Street. A sign taped to the door of Flirty's home at 4631 N. Lincoln Ave. read: "Thank U for a great 3 years! On to new adventures!"
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  • This is terrible news.

  • Loved their cupcakes! Would get them as an afternoon snack when they had their truck by my job downtown, and my son's karate class is right down the street from their Lincoln square location. So sad to see them go :(

31 min ago

After Neighbors Say Proposed West Loop Tower Is Too Tall, It Grows

The development at 835-855 W. Adams St. is opposed by two neighborhood organizations and homeowners on the block. One resident said it would "completely destroy the look of the neighborhood" near Mary Bartelme Park if built.

...ability [for neighbors] to meaningfully participate in the process," said Luke DeMarte, who lives at Adams and Sangamon. "The fact that the alderman had the opportunity to engage with his constituents and chose...

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A 2016 rendering shows a preliminary design for 845 W. Adams St. [Provided]

The 855 W. Adams site is about a block from a proposed 17-story, 586-apartment project at the blocklong H2O site at 845 W. Madison St. In June, the city's Committee on Zoning approved the $100 million-plus luxury rental project.

The 855 W. Adams site is about a block from a proposed 17-story, 586-apartment project at the blocklong H2O site at 845 W. Madison St. In June, the city's Committee on Zoning approved the $100 million-plus luxury rental project.

    After Neighbors Say Proposed West Loop Tower Is Too Tall, It Grows
    WEST LOOP - A proposed 18-story apartment tower will head to the Plan Commission Thursday, one floor taller than when West Loop neighbors first declared it "too tall" earlier this year. The development at 835-855 W. Adams St. is opposed by two neighborhood organizations and homeowners on the block.
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31 min ago

If You Can't Beat Rats, Pave Over Them, Lincoln Park Alderman Says

That's the attitude of city officials as they try to deal with a stubborn area that has provided "a nest for rodents" at Clark Street and Belden Avenue.

    If You Can't Beat Rats, Pave Over Them, Lincoln Park Alderman Says
    LINCOLN PARK - If you can't beat 'em, pour concrete over 'em. That's the attitude of city officials as they try to deal with a stubborn area that has provided "a nest for rodents" at Clark Street and Belden Avenue. Ald.
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31 min ago

Axe Throwing So Popular In Chicago That Bad Axe Plans 2nd Spot In Lakeview

Bad Axe Throwing has secured a lease at 2828 N. Clark St. for its second Chicago location, and St-Amour said the plan is to open sometime in December after all permits are acquired.

    Axe Throwing So Popular In Chicago That Bad Axe Plans 2nd Spot In Lakeview
    LAKEVIEW - When Melanie St-Amour tells people for the first time about urban axe throwing, reactions vary from excited interest to skepticism and even fear. Some people just aren't thrilled by the idea of chucking an axe into a wooden bullseye - like darts, but brawnier.
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2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Bridgeport's 126-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Is A Gem [Photos]

The temple was opened to the public over the weekend as part of the city's Open House Chicago, where residents are invited into local buildings that are typically closed to the public. A tour of the Buddhist temple, 1035 W. 31st St., shows just how unique the facility is.

    Bridgeport's 126-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Is A Gem [Photos]
    BRIDGEPORT - In a neighborhood known for its many places of worship, Bridgeport's Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist temple is somewhat of a local hidden gem. The temple was opened to the public over the weekend as part of the city's Open House Chicago, where residents are invited into local buildings that are typically closed to the public.
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  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    It is beautiful and I love the smell of the incense burning as I pass by the Temple.

5 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Huge Protest Planned For Milo Yiannopoulos' Patio Theater Show

CHICAGO — More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.

But Melissa Basilone, who co-owns four businesses in the 6000 block of Irving Park Road with her husband Joe, said the theater operators were "shooting themselves in the foot" with their controversial decision.

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The Basilones offered to host protesters at their Perkolator Cafe, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, posting in the event page that "Hate has no home in the Irving Austin Business District, period."

    Milo Yiannopoulos Event Spurs Protest Plan For Patio Theater
    CHICAGO - More than 300 people were signed up by Friday afternoon to meet alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos with chants and pickets signs when he arrives for a scheduled speaking event at Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, next month.
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  • Well the troll just cancelled. Guess he just wanted to create a stir and then decide it wasn't worth the confrontation. Guess he doesn't really believe the garbage he spews.

  • He didn't cancel. Patio caved and cancelled him.

16 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Downtown Stabbing Near Trump Tower Wounds Man, Police Say

At 9:38 p.m., the victim, an 18-year-old man, got into a fight with another man in the 300 block of North Dearborn Street, police said. The other man took out a knife and cut the 18-year-old's forehead, police said.

The other man was taken into custody in the 200 block of North Wells Street, police said.

    Downtown Stabbing Near Trump Tower Wounds Man, Police Say
    CHICAGO - A man was stabbed during a fight near Trump Tower on Tuesday night, police said. At 9:38 p.m., the victim, an 18-year-old man, got into a fight with another man in the 300 block of North Dearborn Street, police said. The other man took out a knife and cut the 18-year-old's forehead, police said.
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16 hours ago

Bucktown Tree Leaning On Power Line Should Have Been Removed, Alderman Says

In addition to Waguespack, Mike Strandberg, owner of Gallery Cabaret at 2020 N. Oakley Ave. told DNAinfo he called 311 on Sept. 16.

Around 6 p.m. this past Saturday, Vyncke and her mother Claudia Jacobs, who was visiting for the weekend from Boston, were crossing at the northwest corner of Oakley and McLean avenues.

    Bucktown Tree Leaning On Power Line Should Have Been Removed, Alderman Says
    BUCKTOWN - After a tree fell on a mother and daughter and concussed them, Bucktown residents and 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack want answers to why the city did not remove the partially uprooted tree that had been leaning on a power line for weeks.
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24 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

50-Pound Dumbbell Used By Son To Crush Dad's Skull in Logan Square: Charges

Carlos Duarte, of the 2900 block of North Gresham Avenue, is now charged with first-degree murder.

According to a spokeswoman with the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Duarte was being treated by the jail's hospital, Cermak Health Services at 2800 S. California Ave., on Tuesday.

    - - Chicago - DNAinfo
    Chicago Teachers Union Boss Karen Lewis Recovering After Stroke
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20 hours ago

Wicker Restaurant Workers Find Camaraderie, Fun In Flag Football League

Alberto Vieyra, general manager of Umami Burger at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., which had 10 football players sign up last season and the same group this season, called Ureña "a good dude."

    Wicker Restaurant Workers Find Camaraderie, Fun In Flag Football League
    HUMBOLDT PARK - Some watch Monday night football. Others play it. Made up of servers, food runners, chefs and managers at six Wicker Park and Logan Square restaurants, the Chicago Restaurant Flag Football League will host its championship game on Monday. Defending champions Publican Anker will face off against Big Star at 5 p.m.
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46 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Hopleaf Earn Michelin Bib Gourmand Designation For 7th Time

The beloved Andersonville watering hole and restaurant at 5148 N. Clark St. was one of 54 neighborhood joints on the list of restaurants where diners can enjoy a great meal for a decent price. Hopleaf also received the designation last year.

Nearby restaurants Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway, and Herb, 5424 N. Broadway, also made the list for the last two years.

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Nearby restaurants Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway, and Herb, 5424 N. Broadway, also made the list for the last two years.

    Hopleaf Earn Michelin Bib Gourmand Designation For 7th Time
    ANDERSONVILLE - Hopleaf has received the Michelin's Bib Gourmand designation for the seventh time. The beloved Andersonville watering hole and restaurant at 5148 N. Clark St. was one of 54 neighborhood joints on the list of restaurants where diners can enjoy a great meal for a decent price.
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23 hours ago

New Day Of The Dead Art Exhibit Honors 12 Lifegiving Chicago Organ Donors

The Dead of the Dead exhibit will honor a dozen donors and their families at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave., in Avondale.

    New Day Of The Dead Art Exhibit Honors 12 Lifegiving Chicago Organ Donors
    AVONDALE - An art exhibit debuting Wednesday will honor people whose organ and tissue donations saved lives. The Dead of the Dead exhibit will honor a dozen donors and their families at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave., in Avondale. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 p.m.
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24 hours ago

West Loop Woman Says 'Good Morning' To Man Who Then Knocks Her Out

The 33-year-old West Loop woman was walking to her weekend class just before 9 a.m. Sunday when she crossed paths at Aberdeen and Fulton with a man who attacked her, knocking her to the ground with such force that she was briefly knocked unconscious, she told DNAinfo Tuesday.

    West Loop Woman Says 'Good Morning' To Man Who Then Knocks Her Out
    WEST LOOP - A West Loop woman on her way to spin class Sunday morning was brutally attacked and robbed on the streets just moments after greeting her attacker with a "good morning." The 33-year-old West Loop woman was walking to her weekend class just before 9 a.m.
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