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BartShore posted 6 photos to Flickr:

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    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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Updated 4 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

4 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

6 days ago

Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

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ATN – July

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The next meeting of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St. For more information or to join a committee email chicagolittleitaly@gmail.com or log on to licna.org.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

Register for coed youth or teen boxing classes at Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Ages 8-12: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 13 to 17: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

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The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.aric.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.

The Bronzeville Alliance and community partners held a spring volunteer day on June 23, during which they worked on the Bronze-ville Neighborhood Farm. The alliance is located at 4158 S. Calumet Ave. Call (708) 522-8275.

...will host the Light One Candle fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets...

...dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com. The church is at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the fair features the Lion Dance procession as...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. Log on to www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open the Saturdays of July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. is open Thursdays through Sept. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.

Sunday City Market Bridgeport, 1000 W 35th St., is open Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The comedy Support Group for Men will be performed at the Goodman Theatre through Sunday, July 29. Call (312) 443-3800. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The International Music Foundation will present Rush Hour Concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org or call (312) 670-6888.

...along with its Chicago Mayoral Forum, on Thursday, July 19, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave. Local Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) will receive one of the awards. For information, log...

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., will offer backstage tours at 10 a.m. and noon on the Fridays of July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15. Call (312) 825-5600 or email groupsales@lyricopera.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

...benefit dinner celebrating Chicago immigrants’ contributions and lives on Wednesday, July 25, at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr. The evening starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and...

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...4:30 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, third floor, suite 316, 710 S. Paulina St. Tai Chi, a great way to improve concentration, balance, and range of motion, costs $30...

...2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Tower Resource Center, fourth floor, suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot or for more information, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson of the 11th Ward had the City install new stop signs at 31st Street and Shields Avenue to increase community safety. To contact Thompson’s office, call (773) 254-6677.

Through Sunday, July 29, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave hosts the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA permanent collection featuring works by artists who attempted to transcend the limitations of their chosen medium.

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The West Central Association will host a networking event, Wednesday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St. Log on to www.wcachicago.org.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN - July
    July 6, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

Jul 03

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    *THREE DAY SPECIAL EVENT, 6/22-6/24 ENTITLED "RUIDO FEST" TO INCLUDE 3 STAGES, VARIOUS VENDORS AND SPONSORS. ON SITE CONTACTS> FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY, JR 407-492-0749, J.TENNEY 847-848-0425. LSE P.MITCHELL 773-251-4260.

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued June 22, 2018 Comment

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/21/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 6/20/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/25/2018. SELF-CERT. RUIDO-TOYOTA BANNER TRUSS STRUCTURE AND TENT. 1-50'X1' BANNER TRUSS STRUCTURE AND 1-50X66 CLEARSPAN TENT. STAR EVENTS AND TECHNOTRIX.****CONDITIONAL APPROVAL****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION**** AOR CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION REQUIRED*****

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued June 21, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/21/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 6/21/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/25/2018. SELF-CERT. RUIDO FEST TENTS - REINSTATEMENT OF 2017 PERMIT 100713500. SAME 1-20X40 TENT AND 1-40X40 TENT. STAR EVENTS.****CONDITIONAL APPROVAL****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION**** AOR CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION REQUIRED*****

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued June 21, 2018 Comment

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Jun 22

For those who got a LARGE LOT

Found a really nice schematic decision making tree for buyers to use! It is really nice.

https://largelots.org/static/documents/LISC%20Large%20Lots%20Activation%20Guide.pdf

    https://largelots.org

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Jun 08

Updated Jun 21

Problems getting 911 response?

This past week a 911 Supervisor filed a SPECIAL ATTENTION for the address that is problematic.

With a SPECIAL ATTENTION CPD will have to do more.

Never talk to the front line operator. Always speak to a Supervisor. Ask what additional things they can do when 911 OEMC calls are not responded to by CPD.

You can foia the special attentions. Then throw them to the IG. Perhaps the Ig will get better results than we residents who do not get 911 responses that are meaningful.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out...

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    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out this form.

    In the event they DO NOT have the form on them post here. They will be disobeying the CAPS Chief Directive and we need to let him know so he can do something about it!

    Post here date, time, patrol car no who SUCCESSFULLY ordered and those WHO REFUSED.

    Both need to get the right kind of credit.

    This is GOOD FOR US. The COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND CITY SERVICE DIRECTIVE is finally getting implemented. It is a decade old and never used for our benefit.

    Your new civic duty is to ORDER AWAY and let the Superintendent and Caps Chief know when the Patrol cars disobeyed their order. To be on the safe side, have the form on hand and tell them to fill out.

    You now have a little power. USE it!!

Jun 08

Updated Jun 21

Does anyone have a RING doorbell?

Can you tell your experience? THANKS Several on our block are considering getting one.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Hey, gpblight, if you haven't bought the Ring doorbell, and you want to, go to QVC.com. Today, Saturday, they have a special: $84.95 with 5 easy payments of $16.99 (and free shipping too!). There you can watch a video presentation and see reviews.

    I hope you get this in time.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We had our 2nd meeting on our block. It looks like we may have 5-6 neighbors getting a RING device. We are all encouraged by the product. Thanks Tomorrow, we missed the sale. That was thoughtful of you.

Jun 21

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...look no further than Ruido Fest, the Latin alternative music festival in Addams/Medill Park (1301 W. 14th St.), The headliners for the three-day festival this year are Los Angeles Azules, Panteon Rococo...

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...Lot Bash, the annual women-centered Pride celebration in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym (5248 N. Clark St.). The festivities begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and around 3 p.m. Sunday, about...

...The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the SAIC’s Rubloff Auditorium (230 S. Columbus Dr.). Tickets: $15. artic.edu

Chow down at the summer edition of the Chicago Food Truck Festival (3637 N. Clark St.) this weekend, featuring a lineup chock full of your favorite mobile meals. The fest includes...

...third-annual “house party” this Friday. The event is a celebration of Rebuilding Exchange’s (1740 W. Webster Ave.) birthday and success as a sustainable furniture maker, but it’s a proper party, too...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    With the Pride Parade making most of the headlines this weekend, there are still many other events around the city, both Pride-centric and not. Enjoy! Last call for Pride month While Pride Festival was last weekend, the main festival-style event happening this weekend is Back Lot Bash, the annual women-centered Pride celebration in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym (5248 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Sound check: Common, Cold War Kids highlights at Mamby on the Beach

• Ruido Fest: June 22-24 at Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Chicago, ruidofest.com

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...Criss' 2016 EP "Homework." 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$89.50. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com...

• World's Largest Block Party: June 22-23 at the Old St. Pat's Campus, at Monroe and Desplaines streets, Chicago, worldslargestblockparty.com

• Country LakeShake: June 22-24 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago, lakeshakefestival.com

• Motoblot Road Show: June 22-24 outside the Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, motoblot.com

    Sound check: Common, Cold War Kids highlights at Mamby on the Beach
    This week in music: Mamby on the Beach brings Common, Spoon and more together for a two-day beachfront music fest; Halsey, Meghan Trainor and Bebe Rexha head to Rosemont for the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash; Ember Oceans and August Hotel play Durty Nellie's; and Lea Michele and Darren Criss reunite for "The LM/DC Tour" in Chicago.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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