Oct 04

Story of a Curse—and the Cubs’ curse killer

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Cohen will be a guest on The Interview Show, Fri 10/6, 6:30 PM, the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, hideoutchicago.com, $15.

    Story of a Curse-and the Cubs' curse killer
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux About three-quarters of the way through Rich Cohen's new book The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse comes an epic clash of baseball philosophies and worldviews. On one side is Theo Epstein, president of the Cubs.
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Sep 13

After wiping out, a cyclist wants the Park District to address the green menace along the lakeshore

Reid eventually wound up in the emergency room at Rush University Medical Center, at Harrison and Ashland, where she was diagnosed with a lateral fracture of the humerus—the upper arm bone...

    After wiping out, a cyclist wants the Park District to address the green menace along the lakeshore
    Talk about a lousy way to spend your birthday. On Labor Day, Stephanie Reid was biking along the lakefront to 12th Street Beach, where she planned to meet up with friends to celebrate turning 30. Near Adler Planetarium she wiped out on a patch of slippery, algae-covered concrete, winding up with a broken arm, a dislocated shoulder, and some nasty road rash.
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Aug 31

Can shooting hoops keep gang members from shooting each other?

Thomas, who grew up on the west side at 18th Street and Kildare Avenue and became the reverend of the Englewood church 15 years ago, says his own experience playing basketball against boys who lived down the street on Cullerton inspired the idea for the annual peace tournament.

    Can shooting hoops keep gang members from shooting each other?
    click to enlarge A couple years ago, Reverend Pervis Thomas of Englewood's New Canaan Land Missionary Baptist Church was on the verge of ending the neighborhood's annual Battle of the Blocks basketball tournament. Also known as the Englewood Peace Tournament, it gathers together young men from the area, many of whom Thomas says are members of rival gang factions, for a weeklong series of games.
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Aug 02

How Amanda Williams draws attention to the valuation of black neighborhoods

On the 5900 block of Stewart Avenue, a quiet, grassy lot in Englewood, there's a brick house painted from top to...

    How Amanda Williams draws attention to the valuation of black neighborhoods
    On the 5900 block of Stewart Avenue, a quiet, grassy lot in Englewood, there's a brick house painted from top to bottom in the teal hue of a pack of Newport cigarettes. Across the street, wildflowers grow at the base of an elevated track where freight trains periodically chug by with a low hum.
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Jul 24

Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination?

I've spent a lot of time in the Mart since it's connected to 350 N. Orleans, aka Reader World Headquarters, and I have to pass through every time I take the...

    Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination?
    No one goes to the Merchandise Mart for fun. This is not to say no one has ever had any fun there, but all that fun is in the service of business, and no one wants to stay at their place of business any longer than they have to.
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Jul 12

Everyone in Chicago should see ‘Then They Came for Me’

...hosted by Alphawood Gallery, which occupies a former MB Financial Bank on the corner of Fullerton and Halsted in Lincoln Park. The first, "Art AIDS America Chicago," was a spectacular and affecting collection...

    Everyone in Chicago should see 'Then They Came for Me'
    Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" is the second exhibition hosted by Alphawood Gallery, which occupies a former MB Financial Bank on the corner of Fullerton and Halsted in Lincoln Park. The first, "Art AIDS America Chicago," was a spectacular and affecting collection of works about AIDS.
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Jun 22

Updated Jun 25

Best hot dog

6363 N. Milwaukee

    Best hot dog
    Superdawg Drive-In 6363 N. Milwaukee 773-763-0660 www.superdawg.com @Superdawg Runner-Up Gene & Jude's...
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  • Personally Superdawg is overrated and expensive for a hot dog. For what they charge for a hot dog, you can buy a whole pack of dogs & buns!

  • Resident Live in the 45th

    OMG. Are you seriously comparing the price of a restaurant purchase to what it would cost to go to the store and buy the same food?

    This is a ridiculous argument.

    I enjoy Superdawg. "Best"? I wouldn't go there, but its solid.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Of all the dogs I've had in Chicago, I'd rate Superdawg the best. They use a special meat blend created specifically for them. Then there is their special touch with the pickled tomatoes. The hot dog is solid and quite delicious. Then their is their unqueness and presentation: the boxes...

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    Of all the dogs I've had in Chicago, I'd rate Superdawg the best. They use a special meat blend created specifically for them. Then there is their special touch with the pickled tomatoes. The hot dog is solid and quite delicious. Then their is their unqueness and presentation: the boxes with the fries and the drive in atmosphere. Excellent branding and add to the mix the iconic mascots on the roof.

    Add to this that Superdawg has a legitimate presence inside the City of Chicago. They aren't located in the suburbs.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 22

Best pawn shop

2853 W. Belmont

    Best pawn shop
    Cash King 2853 W. Belmont 773-866-2729 www.yelp.com/biz/cash-king-chicago Runner-Up Cash America Pawn...
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  • VF

    Yeah. They made me pay for my stolen goods several years ago before CPD got my $$$ back.

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