3 hours ago

Hungry for something new? Here are 4 of the latest eateries to debut in Chicago

Now open at 1163 W. 18th Street in Pilsen is Monnie Burke's, a bar and New American spot.Founded by the...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...fancy Hot Pocket might taste like? Head to Bozii, which recently made its debut at 309 W. Lake Street in the Loop. What exactly is a bozii (pronounced BO-zee)? According to the business...

Pacific Standard Time is a New American spot that opened recently at 141 W. Erie Street in River North.Chef and co-owner Erling Wu-Bower and partner Joshua Tilden are...

    Hungry for something new? Here are 4 of the latest eateries to debut in Chicago
    Interested in checking out the newest additions to the Chicago restaurant scene? From portable toasted meals to a taste of the Pacific Northwest, read on for a rundown of the latest eateries to open in the Windy City. Photo: bozii/Yelp Ever wondered what a fancy Hot Pocket might taste like?
    http://abc7chicago.com

36 hours ago

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 – 5/23

Dirty Projectors @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30pm, 17+

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70MM – 50th Anniversary @ Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Various Times

Ladylike @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Slide Show @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 7:00pm, 21+

Sun Ra Birthday Celebration @ Rootwork Gallery, 645 W 18th St., 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The Sea and Cake & James Elkington @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 7:00pm & 10:00pm, 21+

Between The Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Reading @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm

A Babely Bazaar 1 Year Anniversary @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00pm – 11:00pm, 21+

CHIRP Night w/Imelda Marcos and Comfort Food @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/21 - 5/23 - Third Coast Review
    Looking to fill your after work hours with something fun? Well, we have some ideas for the start of your week. Movies, talks, readings, concerts and a night market are all waiting for you to join in and enjoy! So don't let the beginning of the week be all work and no play, get out...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

42 hours ago

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT 3 STORY 3 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, ROOFTOP DECK, ROOFTOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, REAR 3 STORY DECKS, DETACHED 3 CAR GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.

    1810 S. Racine Ave. Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CHANGE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR ORIGINAL PERMIT #100737100

    1413 W. 16th St. Issued May 17, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Brick infill 4 window openings on 1st floor of west elevation front building. Brick infill 1 door, 8 window openings and replace two windows on 1st floor of east elevation front building. TUCKPOINTING - NO STRUCTURAL WORK - 900 SQFT

    1157 W. 18th St. Issued May 17, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

Want to see articles critical of CPD?

A google search brought up these interesting articles. Wade through and read. See if it applies to your problems/issues....THEN u will know WHY. We need a massive reform.

source, googlesearch

https://www.google.com/search?q=text2tip%2C+chicago+police%2C+is+it+successful+or+a+failure%3F&oq=text2tip&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i59l3.13151j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    text2tip, chicago police, is it successful or a failure? - Google Search
    Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. ... I have only heard of text2tip and cpdtip. .... I dropped off a pair of shoes with specific instructions as to when I needed them and they failed. 0. 0 .....
    https://www.google.com

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/16/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 5/24/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 5/28/2018. 2018 MOLE DE MAYO STAGES. REINSTATEMENT OF 2017 PERMIT#100704773. SAME 2-24X16 STAGES. ****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION****AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION R4EQUIRED********

    1400 W. 18th St. Issued May 16, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Sonido Gallo Negro transform mambo, cumbia, and more with retro kitsch and postmodern flair

Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $15-$43

    Sonido Gallo Negro transform mambo, cumbia, and more with retro kitsch and postmodern flair
    On its third album, Mambo Cósmico (Glitterbeat), Mexico City juggernaut Sonido Gallo Negro expands well beyond its cumbia roots and further extends its psychedelic treatment of vintage Latin American dance forms. The group balances kitsch with earnest adoration, injecting twangy surf-guitar licks and wheezing Farfisa organ riffs into galloping polyrhythms.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

5 days ago

Want to know why service sucks?

My expat friend in Bangkok sent me this link. The source is abc7
If you got time to list the little ways you are cheated in your everyday life plz post.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/report-chicago-most-corrupt-city-in-us/3478310/

    Report: Chicago most corrupt city in U.S.
    A report released Tuesday ranks Chicago as the most corrupt city in the country and Illinois as the third-most corrupt state. "What we find is a very dreary picture.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

May 15

Updated 6 days ago

Another shooting on 3200 W Walnut block

In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are...

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In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are cameras 7114, 194, 7113 nearby. The highly touted strategic decision camera room is in the 11th District just steps from the Commanders' Office. Aerial satellite views show the entire route of start and end where bad guys go. Still CPD makes no arrests most of the time.

Do we have an 17% murder solve rate meaning 83% failure rate? Do we have a less than 30% crime solving meaning 70% failure rate. Those kinds of data mean MANY should be cut loose and sharper tacks hired. Maybe US military peacekeepers who are accustomed to working in bad areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria could do a better job than what we have now. They would not be AFRAID which is the most common excuse we get.

Can u speculate as to WHY our police are not able to SOLVE crime issues here in EGP? Plz chatter here. WE NEED HELP solving this chronic problem frought with red tape, institutional barriers (like talking to a brick wall)...

There are better, faster, cheaper ways to problem solve than what we got. Can u contribute to the conversation here? THANKS

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Guess we made the news this am. Firey crash was a result of shootings on Walnut. Source below

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/15/garfield-park-shooting-police-chase/

    Ring doorbell gives better crime alert that the Commander at 11. His typical response as is the response of his people is " this is an ongoing investigation and we can;t release any information."

    We deserve better information than that from the Commander. maybe we should go directly to the Police department responsible for press releases.

6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: RENOVATION OF EXISTING SIX UNIT 2 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING (2 STORY WITH BASEMENT PER CBC 13-48-020), NEW REAR STAIR AND EXITING DOORS, NEW FRONT EXTERIOR OPENING, NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING, NEW ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT ROOM UNDER REAR STAIR NON-COMBUSTIBLE, NO CHANGE TO EXISTING FAR, NUMBER OF DU OR SETBACKS & NEW PARKING PAD OFF ALLEY AS PER PLANS

    1845 S. Loomis St. Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

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May 13

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO FOUR DWELLING UNITS, DUPLEX 2ND FLOOR UNITS TO 3RD FLOOR, NEW ROOF FRAMING FOR OPERABLE SKYLIGHTS WITH NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING TO EXISTING 3 STORY MIXED USE BUILDING WITH 4 DWELLING UNITS & 4 COMMERCIAL UNITS PER PLANS **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1800 S. Throop St. Issued May 11, 2018 Comment

May 10

Updated May 12

Are u a filmmaker? Want to earn $400. My neighbor is trying to get footage.

We have not been able to clean up the Kedzie/Lake area in decades. A neighbor is taking a bold step by asking someone to make a video. The video will be used to send to government agencies including the Mayor and Police and ask that they ENFORCE LAWS.

Are you a filmmaker? Are you interested in helping a neighborhood recover from blight? This might just be up your alley.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cwg/d/mini-film-project-at-kedzie/6585347954.html

    Mini-Film project at Kedzie/Lake for Adventurous film student/creator
    I'm hiring a short term gig for a week. Your job would be to document for a few hours each day at the Kedzie and Lake Green line station. The purpose of these videos is to show the debris, nuisance...
    https://chicago.craigslist.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Any creative types in the neighborhood or Art schools? Opportunity to help neighborhood get rid of problem spots on their own as we are NOT able to get the government to do it.

May 11

Updated May 11

Corrupt Cops from West side indicted

We have all heard stories about Corrupt West side Cops who do bad things. Read and see if these guys did anything to people you know. If they did, report to CPD and ask for Justice.

Source Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cops-charged-stealing-cash-drugs-20180510-story.html

    Two Chicago gang cops indicted on federal charges they stole cash and drugs
    A Chicago police sergeant and an officer who works for him on a West Side gang squad have been indicted on federal charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from properties they raided. The charges against Sgt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If u know anybody who had trouble from these Indicted Cops, ask for justice.

May 11

3 rock shows worth seeking out in Chicago this weekend

Where: Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...group Atomic Love.When: Sunday, May 13, 8-11 p.m. Where: Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. Admission: Free Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

    3 rock shows worth seeking out in Chicago this weekend
    Looking to rock out this weekend? From a Company of Thieve appearance to a Beatles concert for babies, this week's event lineup offers plenty of options. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 11

Unhappy with Greenline Kedzie stop?

CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. ....

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CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. .

If u are unhappy with the conditions near the CTA Greenline/ Kedzie stop please post your comments here.

Also here is the State Transit Inspector general Complaint form. The union maintenance crew does a miserable job of cleaning the p-ss in,the elevator. SUPERVISOR does not supervise. Security camera on ceiling of elevator is NOT used to arrest and prosecute. CTA security does not keep area clear of drug dealing and other 7noleasantries near the station.

Post complaints and suggestions here. File a complaint with the OIG

Lets see what we cando!

https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx

May 10

Problem with Liquor stores? Report them

A neighbor sent me this link this am. It might be a good place for some of you to send data and get positive results from the State as opposed to no results from the City.

https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    ILCC
    https://www.illinois.gov

May 10

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 – 5/113

Third Coast Percussion @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 7:30pm, All Ages

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

Eric B & Rakim The Technique Tour @ The Patio Theatre, 6008 W Irving Park Rd., 7:00pm, 18+

MISSION: Elbo Room: Fay Ray, Flow Tone, Fiona Kimble, Stephen James @ The Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00pm, 21+

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30pm, 21+

Flora Fauna Group Art Show @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave, 7:00pm -11:00pm, All Ages

Kitten Forever / OvefOw / Vacuum @ Happy Gallery, 902 N California Ave., 7:00pm

Sunflower Bean & Dream Wife @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 9:00pm, 18+

Midwest Connect Residency: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat / Immigré / Puerko Yakaa Yayauhqui Pitzotl @ Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Renegade Craft Fair @ Halsted St. in Pilsen, 18th Street & Halsted, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public. The fair will be on Halsted St. in Pilsen Between W 18th St. and S Canalport Ave., giving you a great spot to shop and support DIY crafters.

Pilsen Murals Walking Tour @ Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W 19th St., 2:00pm – 4:00pm, All Ages

Andrew W.K. & The Kickback @ The Vic, 3145 N Sheffield Ave., 7:00pm, 18+

Speedy Ortiz / Nnamdi Ogbonnaya / Didi @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 9:00pm, 21+,

Spaceface / Faux Furrs / The Voluptuals @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 - 5/113 - Third Coast Review
    The curated weekend is here and it's a big one! So big in fact that there are quite a few events in the calendar that just couldn't fit into this list. So when your done perusing these carefully selected event including concerts, comedy, art, and craft shows, check out the rest of the calendar for...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

May 05

Updated May 09

Looking for a regular lawn guy. 3305/07 W. Walnut.

It takes about 45 minutes for an experienced guy to cut. Size 80' x 40' approx.
Want to cut every 3 weeks throughout the summer.

Post here if you are interested and then click head icon and email me direct.

THANKS

May 09

Eight hands make light work for Third Coast Percussion

Sun 5/13, 7:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $23-$40, all-ages

    Eight hands make light work for Third Coast Percussion
    Last year Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion won their first Grammy: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, for a 2016 album of music by minimalist icon Steve Reich. Reich's distinctively pulsing music has been part of Third Coast's repertoire since the ensemble's founding in 2005, and recently they've been invited to perform his work by prestigious institutions such as Columbia University and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

May 09

May 08

Preview: Third Coast Percussion to Premiere Paddle to the Sea on Sunday Evening

Paddle to the Sea will be premiered at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608, May 13, 2018, 7:30 pm. $23-$40.

    Preview: Third Coast Percussion to Premiere Paddle to the Sea on Sunday Evening - Third Coast Review
    Chicago's Grammy Award winning Third Coast Percussion will be offering a water-themed program that includes the world premiere of their new piece, Paddle to the Sea at Thalia Hall in Chicago on May 13, 7:30 pm. The four members worked together to compose the piece to be a live soundtrack of the 1966 film of...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

May 06

Updated May 08

10 bad habbits/Cost Homeowners

This interesting article can help homeowners save $$. We were guilty of HALF OF THEM.

Read and maybe you can save some $$.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/10-bad-habits-that-can-cost-homeowners-in-the-long-run/2018/04/06/c8b6c2d2-339b-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.072965a8f7d9

  • Awesome! And don’t forget to shop at Menards... everybody knows you save more money at Menards..

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yes, they have nice sales. They have a 40 lb bag of gypsum for yards and gardens that is $5. You can pay $5 for a 1 lb bag or $5 for a 40 lb bag. Go figure. I guess decorative colorful bags cost a fortune.

  • ..kitchen, electrical, appliances, too - the savings will always come right back to you..

May 08

Sound check: Spend two nights with Smoking Popes

• Company of Thieves, Rob Clancy: 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $20-$50. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

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...Born To Quit," joined by The Mr. T Experience, Kepi Ghoulie and Telethon. Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $20 each night. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com. 7 p.m. Friday and...

• Smallpools' "Spring Is Sprung Tour" featuring Great Good Fine Ok, Half the Animal: 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $20-$25. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Minor Characters, Low Swans, Whisky Tales: 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Friday Pilots Club "Gold and Bones" video premiere, featuring Capital Soiree, Emily Blue: 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. $5. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

• Andrew W.K., The Kickback (rescheduled from Oct. 21): 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $25. (Tickets purchased for the Oct. 21 show will be honored.) (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Rock for a Cure -- The Melt Your Face Edition featuring 13-Monsters, Guardsman, Bubbles Erotica, Orchestra in Black, Jury of Fears and Amsedel: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 871-4343 or events.wamilive.com.

• Spaceface, Faux Furrs, The Voluptuals: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Alice In Chains, Walking Papers: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $68. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $25-$45. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

• Youth in a Roman Field, Lunar Ticks, Gia Margaret: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Swimming With Bears, The Cuckoos: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

• Ike Reilly, Gia Margaret: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

    Sound check: Spend two nights with Smoking Popes
    This week in music: The Smoking Popes revisit some of their classic albums with friends for two nights at Chicago's Bottom Lounge. Also, Josh Turner at the Arcada Theatre, the one-year anniversary of Elgin's "Shop Local" collaboration, Mike Zito at BrauerHouse Live and Noah Gabriel's album release show at Two Brothers Roundhouse.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Updated May 02

Secret Chicago: 40 hidden gems, from cafes to swimming pools

...them bones were good omens, so they left them there, right under your dancing feet. 1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851, thaliahallchicago.com

This article has 33 other Chicago locations (Show)

...necessary easements in place, so he could continue to move his cattle, including one at Monroe and Clark streets. And while the property has changed hands many times since then, the path has...

...a shortcut to Clark or LaSalle streets (just tell the doorman you’re cutting through.) 100 W. Monroe St.

...exacting scans are on permanent exhibition in the library’s Music Listening Center and Lab. 1937 Sheridan Road, Evanston

...accompanies the screening, with mainstream rom-coms getting the same treatment as Czech arthouse films. 3242 W. Armitage Ave., humechicago.org

...renovation — now it offers a unique, almost-enchanted ecosystem in the middle of the concrete. 125 W. Fullerton Parkway, lincolnparkconservancy.org

...asphalt, but at least two wood-paved alleys remain in the city, one at the 2100 block of North Hudson, the other between State and Astor, behind the mansion of the archbishop of Chicago. The...

...CLLAW offers women and nonbinary folks the opportunity to compete for some arm-wrestling glory. 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., 773-252-6179, logansquareauditorium.com

...made beard creams to badger-hair shave brushes. Some things never go out of style. 4716-18 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-989-0900, merzapothecary.com

“I don’t have to own a store,” she says. “What I really wanted was to make a place where people could have that kind of moment, that feeling of a magical place.” 1349 N Wells St., 312-787-9999, judymaxwellhome.com

...day, it makes an ideal spot for contemplation near the city’s biggest natural wonder. 1032 W. Sheridan Road, 773-274-3000, luc.edu...

...Anaheim Calif., and Orlando, Fla., but he was born in the humble Chicago abode at 2156 N. Tripp Ave., in the upstairs bedroom Dec. 5, 1901. An attempt to establish the house as a...

...and Americana tunes, award-winning Sitar player Partha Bose, and the Northern Illinois University Steelband. 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-728-6000, oldtownschool.org

...movies, exploitation flicks and foreign films. Netflix, for the record, offers fewer than 7,500. 1830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-276-0894, oddobsession.com

...funk, soul, and disco. It also offers oddball rarities, obscure 78s and sound-effect libraries. 1120 N. Ashland Ave., 773-342-5800, dustygroove.com

...it, head down a slender gangway toward the back. Once you find it: nerd nirvana. 5304 N. Clark St., 773-907-3404, alleycatcomics.com

...at the Jolly Inn, with a buffet of Polish favorites, should make you feel better. 6501 W. Irving Park Road, 773-283 7701, galoscaves.com

...whose weekly installment as the show’s Avian Op-Ed Columnist is an audience favorite. 4802 N. Broadway, thepapermacheteshow.com

...impeccably restored, and offers two bedrooms. Price ranges from $495 to $1,295 per night. 7415 N. Sheridan Road, 773-654-3959, emilbachhouse.com...

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15 E. Huron St.

...show them the Crystal Ballroom, where Lucky Luciano held a crime family convention in 1931. 636 S. Michigan Ave., 312-447-0955, theblackstonehotel.com

...reflection — if you can find it. The bushes surrounding it have gotten out of control. 1601 N. Clark St.

...It’s now open for tours the second Saturday of every month, September through May. 1734 N. Wells St., edgarmiller.org

...the summer, making this the perfect spot for a shady afternoon spent with a book. 111 S. Michigan Ave, 312-443-3600, artic.edu

...re becoming a rare treat these days, so when they have them, they go quickly. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-985, calumetfisheries.com

...puff of your favorite stogie. Actually, you don’t even have to sneak at all. 19 S. Wabash Ave., 312-372-1306

...an idyllic gathering spot for the neighborhood (and a draw for savvy explorers) in 2009. 2700 S. Halsted St., chicagoparkdistrict.com

...maps and books dedicated to World War I. The ghost is as lively as ever. 2446 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-883-2422, redlionchicago.com

...displayed in the produce section along with a sign noting “over 20 million pounds sold.” 3334 W. Armitage Ave., 773-486-8133, boricuaproduce.com

...cheese sausage, Italian and Swedish meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and “Italian” roast beef with “free gravy.” 7101 W. Addison St., 773-736-3766

...display case, to ogling the deli counter and its row of jars containing various olives. 2632 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-989-4400, harvestimefoods.com

...sweet, purple, gigantic).One is a good lunch, two a big lunch. One dumpling: $2. 3333 N. Kimball Ave., 773-478-5566

...eyes peeled for work by Tony Fitzpatrick, among others, while you dive into your breakfast. 5024 N. Sheridan Road, 773-728-5511, bigchicks.com

    Secret Chicago: 40 hidden gems, from food to folk music
    Chris LaMorte, Lisa Skolnik, Christen Johnson, K.T. Hawbaker Chicago Tribune Here's a tip: Not all the best meals are served in restaurants - or show up on Instagram. In fact, underground dining clubs take everything you love about good food and good conversation and roll them into a one-time-only dining experience.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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