13 hours ago

Woman, 20, carjacked in South Loop

Shortly before noon Saturday, a 20-year-old woman was carjacked and seriously injured near 15th and South State.

    Woman, 20, carjacked in South Loop
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating a carjacking in the South Loop. Shortly before noon Saturday, a 20-year-old woman was carjacked and seriously injured near 15th and South State. The 20-year-old was taken to the hospital, and the suspect remains at large.
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13 hours ago

Woman Hurt During Carjacking

Officers responded at 11:53 a.m. to a call of a robbery in the 1500 block of South State and found the injured woman, according to Chicago Police. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

    Woman Hurt During Carjacking
    (CBS) - A 20-year-old woman was seriously injured during a carjacking Saturday morning in the South Loop. Officers responded at 11:53 a.m. to a call of a robbery in the 1500 block of South State and found the injured woman, according to Chicago Police. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
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13 hours ago

Woman's leg broken in South Loop carjacking

...woman from behind while she attempted to enter her vehicle behind a condo building at West 15th Street and South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., police said...

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...m., the 31-year-old was sitting in her parked 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in the 1000-block of West Barry when a male walked up and ordered her to open the driver's side door...

The suspects drove off in the Chevrolet, which was later found unoccupied in the 3000-block of West Lexington, police said.

    Woman's leg broken in South Loop carjacking
    A 20-year-old woman sustained a broken leg Saturday morning as she was carjacked in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, police said. The alleged carjacker grabbed the woman from behind while she attempted to enter her vehicle behind a condo building at West 15th Street and South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., police said.
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19 hours ago

Woman seriously injured in South Loop carjacking

...Saturday, police said.The woman was getting into her vehicle behind a condo building at West 15th Street and South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., authorities said. The building's doorman, Tony Thomas, and...

    Woman seriously injured in South Loop carjacking
    A 20-year-old woman was seriously injured during a carjacking Saturday, police said. The woman was getting into her vehicle behind a condo building at West 15th Street and South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., authorities said. The building's doorman, Tony Thomas, and several residents rushed to her aid.
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20 hours ago

Woman seriously injured in South Loop robbery

...injured during a robbery Saturday, police said.Officers were dispatched to the scene on the 1500 block of South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., authorities said.The woman was transported to Northwestern Memorial...

    Woman seriously injured in South Loop robbery
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 20-year-old woman was seriously injured during a robbery Saturday, police said. Officers were dispatched to the scene on the 1500 block of South State Street at approximately 11:53 a.m., authorities said. The woman was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

21 hours ago

Woman seriously injured in South Loop carjacking

Officers responded to the 1500 block of South State Street just after 11:55 a.m. after someone called 911 about a robbery and found a 20-year-old woman seriously injured, police said in an emailed statement.

    Woman seriously injured in South Loop carjacking
    A woman was seriously injured in a carjacking in the South Loop just before noon Saturday, police said.
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M&J Fdtn. Gave and Gave at Christmas Time

TBT - MJ and I take a photo at the JUMP offices where we recorded his narration track for a video I produced and directed for the M&J Foundation (M&J stood for Michael & Juanita Jordan Charitable Foundation). MJ had a much bigger smile when he took a photo with my son Matt and his buddy Brett Witek, but they didn't make him work like I did.

4 days ago

UPDATED: In The Mix: ‘Tis the Chicago Political Season, All Eyes on Alabama

Speaking of George, he will be hosting his annual Toy Drive and Birthday celebration on Friday, December 15 at The M Lounge located at 1520 S. Wabash. Please bring a toy and visit: www.G71.eventbrite.com Music by Mark Flava. You must be 21+ to attend.

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VISITATION:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 1800-2100 at AR Leak Funeral Home located at 7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Il 60619.

WAKE and Service: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1000 hours at South Shore United Methodist Church located at 7350 S. Jeffery, Chicago Il 60649; St. Jude will meet @ 1040 hours. Service begins @ 1100 hours.

    UPDATED: In The Mix: 'Tis the Chicago Political Season, All Eyes on Alabama
    T is the season to be in politics! This statewide primary race is considered to be one of the busiest and "on the grind" hustles we've seen in a long time. With close to 40 gubernatorial forums alone and other forums being launched before Christmas, we are taking a deep breath and plenty of vitamins.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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Loft-style updated apartments at 1401 South State in the South Loop

Loft-style updated apartments at 1401 South State in the South Loop

    Loft-style updated apartments at 1401 South State in the South Loop
    Floor-to-ceiling windows at 1401 South State, a pet-friendly luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, serve up great skyline views. Residents at 1401 have views of the nearby Roosevelt Road transit hub, Target, Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe's and a cluster of bars and restaurants that will surprise anyone unfamiliar with the dynamic South Loop.
    http://yochicago.com

6 days ago

New Year's Eve in Chicago

Victory Tap | 1416 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 | victorytapchicago.com

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The Blanchard | 1935 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 | theblanchardchicago.com

The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet | 736 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 | thelunaticloverpoet.com

    New Year's Eve in Chicago | Chicago News, Reviews, and Events
    MEDIA CONTACTCaroline VentolaBlast Marketing & PR847.922.7819caroline@blastmarketing.net NEW YEAR'S EVEFrom elegant dinners at award-winning restaurants to afternoon teas and boozy music-filled nights below are some unique and memorable ways to ring in the New Year in and around Chicago.
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Updated Dec 09

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses....60616 here we come!

  • Hi Judy, my wife and I live in 60605 and work in 60616 often. We would be happy to help you find the right place to live. Please shoot me an email at marcus@marlenproperties.com so that we can help you accomplish your goal :)

Dec 09

Neli Vazquez Rowland Announces Run for Congress

Neli Vazquez Rowland is running for Congress. She has 20 years of experience in helping homeless - including homeless VETS - so - please share this because we need more WOMEN in Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
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Dec 09

Dec 09

  • Old St. Marys School reviewed by a parent

    I have been part of the OSM community for 6 years. It has been an amazing experience for both of my children. Compared to surrounding public and Catholic schools, the curriculum is very challenging. As a parent, I am always willing to help out and the teachers are always very receptive and appreciative to my feedback. I cannot stress enough the amount of attention I feel my children receive in this environment. It is what all parents want...a place where their children are taught to appreciate what they have been given, what they receive, and how they can pay it forward.

    Old St. Marys School (1474 S. Michigan Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 8, 2017 Comment

Dec 08

Developer CMK Buys Property on South Wabash from Columbia

...venture led by CMK paid $6.5 million in late October for the property at 1415 S. Wabash Ave., according to Cook County property records. It's a neighborhood the Chicago developer knows well...

...site is just a block south of a 144-unit condo tower CMK built at 1345 S. Wabash and a new 305-unit CMK apartment building at 1333 S. Wabash...

...CMK built at 1345 S. Wabash and a new 305-unit CMK apartment building at 1333 S. Wabash...

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...and Roosevelt Road. A CMK joint venture is building a 452-unit apartment tower at 726 S. Wells St. and plans a 340-unit condo-and-townhouse project nearby, the first buildings within Riverline...

Pazzo's Open at 825 S. State

    Developer CMK Buys Property on South Wabash from Columbia
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Dec 08

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO THE BASEMENT AND 1ST FLOOR AND ROOF OF AN EXISTING CHURCH (LARGE ASSEMBLY) TO INCLUDE NEW STAIRS, ACCESSIBLE RESTROOMS, STOREFRONT ENTRY, CLASSROOMS, MECHANICAL CHASE AND NEW RTU AS PER PLAN.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    1347 S. State St. Issued December 6, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL SOUND SYSTEM

    1401 S. State St. Issued December 6, 2017 Comment

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What does CMK have in store for this South Loop site?

...venture led by CMK paid $6.5 million in late October for the property at 1415 S. Wabash Ave., according to Cook County property records. It's a neighborhood the Chicago developer knows well...

...site is just a block south of a 144-unit condo tower CMK built at 1345 S. Wabash and a new 305-unit CMK apartment building at 1333 S. Wabash...

...CMK built at 1345 S. Wabash and a new 305-unit CMK apartment building at 1333 S. Wabash...

The South Loop is especially crowded. Nearly 3,400 apartments are under construction in the neighborhood, including a 500-unit tower at 1326 S. Michigan Ave., less than a block away from CMK's new Wabash site.

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...and Roosevelt Road. A CMK joint venture is building a 452-unit apartment tower at 726 S. Wells St. and plans a 340-unit condo-and-townhouse project nearby, the first buildings within Riverline...

...in the process of selling. The school recently sold the former Johnson Publishing building at 820 S. Michigan Ave. to local apartment developer 3L Real Estate. 3L has also agreed to buy a Columbia...

...3L Real Estate. 3L has also agreed to buy a Columbia student housing complex at 731 S. Plymouth Court...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Debris flies as high winds plague area; temps drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

...in a thick, black, hooded coat.RJ Bryant works as an outdoor security guard near West Roosevelt Road and South State Street. He fought the weather all morning."It's just, we have 55 mile-per-hour...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets.Construction sites have...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

    Debris flies as high winds plague Chicago area; temps drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-55 miles per hour are expected. Strong winds even sent a piece of aluminum siding crashing down on top of an ABC7 Eyewitness News live truck. No one was hurt.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 05

Wind Advisory Continues as Winter-Like Temps Return

The winds whipped furniture off a high-rise balcony in the 1700 block of South Michigan Avenue, blew down fences in the area of Randolph and Aberdeen, and caused damage across the suburbs. 

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The winds whipped furniture off a high-rise balcony in the 1700 block of South Michigan Avenue, blew down fences in the area of Randolph and Aberdeen, and caused damage across the suburbs. 

    Wind Advisory Continues as Winter-Like Temps Return
    Powerful winds wreaked havoc on the Chicago area early Tuesday morning, damaging construction sites and homes and causing multiple accidents as the strong gusts ushered in a blast of cold air. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. across the Chicago area.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets. Construction sites have...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

    Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-45 miles per hour are expected. The wind was so intense overnight, it appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 04

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 02

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  • Old St. Marys School reviewed by a parent

    For the 5 years my son has been at OSM he has received what I would deem an exceptional education. Friendly teachers staff and administrators, and fun events as well.

    Old St. Marys School (1474 S. Michigan Ave) Published on GreatSchools December 1, 2017 Comment

Dec 01

Dec 01

Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 10 a.m. Special Sunday Brunch...

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Thurs., Dec. 7, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org. Sun., Dec. 3, first Sunday of Advent, 11 p...

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Tues., Dec. 19, Christmas concert, Collegiate Choir Illinois Wesleyan School of Music...

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language only) will take place daily...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. Call for information.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m., candlelight service, lessons, and carols at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Sunday family worship at 10: 30 a.m.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. VanderCook Christmas Concert, Thurs., Dec. 7, at 7 p...

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas carols at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. bilingual Mass. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at noon. Mon., Jan. 1, Masses 10 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish.

School, 911 W. 32nd Pl., (312) 361-0500, www.parkcommunity.church/bridgeport. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Masses at 10 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Masses at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 2, and Sun., Dec. 3, Feast of...

4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595,

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, http://www.stjeromecroatian.org. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com.  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Fri., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Call church for information.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Call for information on Christmas and New Year’s services.        

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285- 5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Call church for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24 carols at 8 a.m., carols at...

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046, www.mccchurch.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695, www.ambrose47.com. Regular Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268- 1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship at 8 and 11 a.m. and Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s worship, 8 and 10: 30 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225- 5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Combined Christmas Baptism Service, Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p...

...m.; Mandarin at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. at the Pui Tak Center, 2216 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC-South), 3000 S. Wallace St., Sun., Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebration (with drama, games, songs, and message) 7:30 p.m in the CCUC-South Gym. Christmas Eve services in Cantonese at 9 and 11: 45 a.m.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Fri., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421- 3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Sun., Dec. 3, to Tues., Dec. 12, Our Lady...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sunday, Dec. 10, the Cardinal’s Christmas concert. Sunday...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Sun., Dec. 3...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Call church for information.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Sat., Dec. 2, Mary and...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 8, Mass...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Call for information.

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sun., Dec...

St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information.

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 59th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 10, at 3...

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Day sunrise service at 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, Sun., Dec. 31, Watchmeeting service at 11 p.m.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Sat., Dec. 2, through Sun., Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Fri., Dec. 1, Taizé Candlelit service at 6 p...

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org.Thurs., Dec. 21, Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Eucharist at 8 p.m., followed by Christmas cheer refreshments. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Sun., Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Family Masses at...

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 6:30...

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 7: Christmas Concert 5 to 6:45 p.m. cost...

Soul City Church, 1150 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.soulcitychurch.com

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5752, www.cabrininationalshrine.org. First Sunday of Advent, Sat., Dec. 2, Vigil Mass...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season
    November 30, 2017 We are only a couple of weeks away from 2018 and the holidays are upon us. Community churches have prepared a long list of special events celebrating Advent, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Simbang Gabi, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's.
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Dec 01

Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all

...Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual Winter Coat Drive during the months of December and January. Bring your items by the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndpresbyterian.org

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...boutique that assists families facing homelessness. Casa Central is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., offers many opportunities to help during the holidays. The organization will host its 70th annual...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in Toys for Tots, an annual program that brings toys and gifts to children in need. Donations will be accepted at Charter Fitness’s Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave. until Sat., Dec. 23. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library’s Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Fri., Dec. 8. It seeks non-perishable food and...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens the door to opportunity for women experiencing homelessness. It provides housing...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, hosts its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on Fri...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., provides in-house support and outreach programs for those wrestling with addiction issues. The organization...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., maintains a food pantry every Thursday, from noon until 2 p.m. Eligible recipients must...

...be accepted at all Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker...

...Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank...

...off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also...

...S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle, open to all, for a...

...to less fortunate older adults who receive assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-up also available. Call (312) 804-0496 or...

At Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (877) 637-2955, www.mercyhome.org, administrators’ greatest need during the holidays is financial contributions...

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave, www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers to greet patients and work in the gift shop. A health and background exam is required for all volunteers. Call (312) 567-2366.

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org, provides academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, and sport and fitness...

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its eighth annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which delivers them to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com to learn more.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver 1,800 Christmas baskets to area families. The program operates daily through Sun., Dec. 10. For information, call (312) 997-2222, visit www.ReViveCenter.org, or email christmasbaskets@revivecenter.org.

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, seeks volunteers to greet and transport patients who use wheelchairs; conduct tours...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1653 W. Harrison St., seeks unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children age...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave. will host a Christmas party on Mon., Dec. 25. Its food pantry is open Tues...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves 1,200 hot meals monthly. Monetary and food donations help assure that the homeless continue receiving nourishing meals. Provide donations to the address above, Zip code 60608.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items for the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. No identification necessary. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com to learn more.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks food donations this holiday season. It distributes food on Fridays, 7:30 to 9...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, helps support ReVive programs and services, which...

...for children up to age 12. Drop off donations at the Toys for Tots warehouse, 3034 W. Foster Ave.; for a full list of other donation sites, go to https://chicago-il.toysfortots.org...

...kick off Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans to staff the reception desk in the Voluntary Service...

...unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit...

...15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit www.wafedbank.com to learn...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all
    November 30, 2017 The holiday season traditionally awakens a sense of generosity in all of us. It is a time when most people welcome the chance to reach within themselves to give whatever they can to enjoy a feeling of connection with others in their community.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Dec 01

Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home

Nepal House (Nepali Restaurant), 1301 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-0601, www.nepalhouseonline.com, Facebook, Twitter.

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Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me!, 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; 321 N. Clark St., (312) 644-7750; and 303 E. Wacker, (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.

Bake for Me! is one of downtown Chicago’s and south Halsted Street’s best bakeries for cakes, as well as your source for convenient catering for breakfast, lunch, receptions, and holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, plus the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave.

Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St., (312) 666-2200, Facebook, www.ferrarabakery.com.

Vintage Lounge, 1449 W. Taylor St., (312) 526-3647, info@vintageontaylor.com, www.vintageontaylor.com, Facebook, Twitter.

The Jackalope Coffee & Tea House, 755 W. 32nd Street, (312) 888-3468, www.jackalopecoffee.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/JackalopeCoffeeTeaHouse.

Red Line Café, an eatery new to the area at 33rd Street and Wells, offers a variety of coffee drinks, smoothies, desserts, and sandwiches.

Antique Taco Bridgeport, 1000 W. 35th St., (773) 823-9410 christine@antiquetaco.com, www.antiquetaco.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Chicago Curry House, 899 S. Plymouth Ct., (312) 362-9999, www.curryhouseonline.com, Facebook, Twitter.

Connie’s pizza, 2373 S. Archer Ave., (312) CONNIES, www.conniespizza.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Damenzo’s Banquets, 741 S. Western Ave., (312) 421-5065, www.damenzosbanquet.com, Facebook.

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com, Facebook.

Damenzo’s Pizza & Restaurant, three locations: 2324 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-1142; 11226 S. Halsted St., (773) 660-8851; 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, (708) 771-5705, www.damenzospizza.com, Facebook.

Eppel’s Restaurant, 554 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 922-2206 or (312) 922-6118, fax (312) 596-1202, www.eppelsrestaurant.com, Facebook.

Fontano’s Subs, 1058 W. Polk St., (312) 421-4474, fax (312) 421-1224, www.fontanossubs.com.

Franco’s Ristorante, 300 W. 31st St., (312) 225-9566, www.francoschicago.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

La Fontanella Ristorante, 2414 S. Oakley Ave., (773) 927-5249, info@lafontanellarestaurant.com, http://lafontanellarestaurant.com, Facebook, Google+.

...9:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted. Nepal House now has a second location at 2601 W. Devon Ave.

Pompei on Taylor, 1531 W. Taylor St., (312) 421-5179, www.pompeiusa.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Red Line Café, 218 W. 33rd St., (312) 265-0219, www.redline33.com, Facebook, Instagram.

Stix ‘n Brix Wood Fired Pizza, 220 W. 33rd St., (312) 265-0219, www.stixnbrix33.com, Facebook, Instagram.

Sweet Maple Café, 1339 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8908, www.sweetmaplecafe.com, Facebook.

Hyde Park Produce Market, 1226 East 53rd Street, (773) 324-7100, fax (773) 324-7929, www.HydeParkProduce.com, Facebook.

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc., 1111 W. 40th St., (773) 254-7900 ext. 815, www.superiornutandcandy.com, rmastrangelo@sncnut.com, Facebook, Twitter.

    Gazette Chicago " Enjoy holiday dining and festive treats close to home
    November 30, 2017 Local restaurants, bakeries, bars, and food stores offer a great selection in holiday dining and gifts. Take a break from the busy holiday season and enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of holiday cheer, or purchase a gift of food right here in the community.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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