18 hours ago

Festivals: Geneva Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Palatine Greek Fest & more

Chicago Food Truck Festival: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at 1600 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago. More than 50 gourmet food trucks assemble with music and other entertainment. Free, but VIP tickets cost $5-$10. chicagofoodtruckfestival.com.

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...p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. Three-day country music festival with Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Raelynn, Runaway June, Florida...

...Summerfest: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at 1700 Sherman Ave., Evanston. North Shore art happening, now in its 39th year, features handiwork of more than...

LGBTQ Pride Parade: Noon Sunday, June 24. Kicks off at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Free. cityofchicago.org.

...June 29; and 2 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The fest pays musical tribute to the city's soulful roots, with 16 performances...

    Festivals: Geneva Swedish Days, Strawberry Fest, Palatine Greek Fest & more
    Geneva Swedish Days: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Third and State streets, Geneva. Music, a carnival, Kids' Day fun, Sweden Väst, Geneva's Got Talent music competition, multiethnic food booths, second annual 5K Lopp Run at 7:30 a.m.
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2 days ago

Tapas, paella and more: Check out the 4 best Spanish spots in Chicago

...mussels and clams). Lobster tail can also be added to the paella. Head over to 1530 S. State St. to see for yourself...

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Topping the list is Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, situated at 2024 N. Halsted St. (between Armitage and Dickens avenues). With four stars out of 3,366 reviews on Yelp, the Spanish small-plates spot has proven to be a local favorite.

The Loop's Mercat a la Planxa, located at 638 S. Michigan Ave. (between Balbo Avenue and Harrison Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Spanish...

Finally, there's Salero, a West Loop Gate favorite with four stars out of 235 reviews. Stop by 621 W. Randolph St. (between Desplaines and Jefferson streets) to hit up the tapas bar and Spanish spot, which offers seafood and more, next time you're in the mood.

    Tapas, paella and more: Check out the 4 best Spanish spots in Chicago
    In search of a new favorite Spanish spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Spanish restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. Photo: cafe ba-ba-reeba/Yelp Topping the list is Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, situated at 2024 N.
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2 days ago

New Sneaker Shop Coming to Corner of State and Archer

At the corner of State and Archer (1843 S State)a brand new boutique sneaker store is opening soon. Spoke to someone setting the store up today. Looks like it could be opening up soon. Most of the store looked ready to go just have to wait for them to stock the shelves.

Succezz - at 1329 S. Michigan - has been a staple in the Sloop for just under 10 years so maybe another sneaker store will thrive.  Curious to see how they do and welcome to the neighborhood.

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    New Sneaker Shop Coming to Corner of State and Archer
    A reader writes: As someone who loves sneakers this is exciting, not exciting for my wallet since I live next door. At the corner of State and Archer (1843 S State)a brand new boutique sneaker store is opening soon. Spoke to someone setting the store up today.
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6 days ago

Priced Out of Fulton Market? A Starter Loft at 1727 S. Indiana in the South Loop

Priced Out of Fulton Market? A Starter Loft at 1727 S. Indiana in the South Loop

    Priced Out of Fulton Market? A Starter Loft at 1727 S. Indiana in the South Loop
    This 1-bedroom loft in the Prairie District Lofts at 1727 S. Indiana in the South Loop came on the market in March 2018. This building was converted into condos in 2008. It has authentic loft features like exposed brick and concrete ceilings along with large industrial windows.
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Jun 07

Acadia's Cocktails Have More Blooms Than a Garden Center

Sample the floral goodies at 1639 South Wabash Avenue.

    Acadia's Cocktails Have More Blooms Than a Garden Center
    Sample the floral goodies at 1639 South Wabash Avenue.
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Jun 07

Tea Pot Brew Bakery Coming to SW Corner of 18th/Wabash?

Remember our post from mid-May talking about a potential coffee shop coming to the small building on the SW corner of 18th and Wabash?

SOUTH LOOP— There’s a business license for Tea Pot Brew Bakery at 1802 S. Wabash Avenue. The Prairie District Alliance Facebook page noticed the news. There’s no more info available at the moment.

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A large Wicker Park 2-bedroom, 2-bath steps from the park at 2010 W Pierce

    Tea Pot Brew Bakery Coming to SW Corner of 18th/Wabash?
    Remember our post from mid-May talking about a potential coffee shop coming to the small building on the SW corner of 18th and Wabash? Well we recently read another piece of new news on the topic (via Eater Chicago and Prairie District Alliance): SOUTH LOOP- There's a business license for Tea Pot Brew Bakery at 1802 S.
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Jun 06

Suds and summer: Suburbs, city bring on the craft beer fests

...4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Women's Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago. Fest returns for its third year, offering beer and hard ciders from Illinois and...

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...to 10 p.m. (tastings end late afternoon) Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, at 2200 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Sample among 70-plus beers at this event, held in conjunction with the Sheffield...

    Suds and summer: Suburbs, city bring on the craft beer fests
    Summer's a great time for beer lovers. And craft beer fests across the suburbs provide the chance to try local and lesser-known brews in outdoor settings. Here's a look at several through Labor Day: Beer Tasting at Twin Lakes: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, June 8 and Aug.
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Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment

...m., the Chicago Food Truck Festival 2018 will be held at its new location at 1600-1800 S. Wabash Ave. The event is free with up to 30 gourmet food trucks and a sangria fest...

...College of Music’s graduate band on Tuesday, July 10, behind the Clark House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. The Toddlers, Tunes, & Turtles program begins at 5:30 p.m. A family drum circle...

PDNA also will sponsor the new South Loop Beer and Cider Fest at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. on Saturday, July 28, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Try a sampling of beers and ciders. Call (312) 401-2688 for any questions on PDNA events or go to www.pdnachicago.com.

The Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., has new hours, open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...

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Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., in Preston Bradley Hall offers the Dame Myra Hess Concerts, a free weekly classical series...

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., is a 20-acre lakefront park and recreation center that offers a broad range of...

...free weekly series every Tuesday from June 5 through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. These chamber music events feature world-class musicians. Doors open at 5 p.m., pre...

...offer summer camps focused on instrumental improvement and ensemble play. The school is located at 38 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 786-9428 or log on to www.meritmusic.org...

...why design is important. This summer, the CAF will move to its new location at 111 W. Wacker Dr., located just above the dock for the CAF River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady...

The 29th annual African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave., Friday through Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. The park will come alive during Labor...

...galleries and artist studios centered around south Halsted Street beginning at 1711 and ending at 2005 S. Halsted every second Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free...

...17, on Father’s Day weekend in the Heart of Chicago/Little Tuscany community on Oakley Avenue at 24th Street. The event draws 25,000 visitors annually. The festivities run 5 to 11 p.m...

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Along with the Lion Dance procession, entertainment includes Chinese classical dance and music, martial arts...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. The fair is sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. Log on to www.chicagochinatown...

The Dragon Boat Race for Literacy at Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 W. 19th St., will be held Saturday, June 23, with an awards ceremony at the end.

...Tutti I Santi (All Saints Festival), sponsored by the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon  to 5 p.m., immediately after Mass...

...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...

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...

St. Barbara’s Church will host its four-day carnival at 2859 S. Throop St., featuring rides, carnival games, and sweet treats. Admission is free. Prices vary, but megapasses are...

Greektown will host its 28th annual Taste of Greektown, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Friday, Aug. 24, 4 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25...

...are Allen Stone, The Devil Makes Three, and Chicano Batman. Held in six blocks around 900 W. Randolph St., the event will feature food from neighborhood restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and artisans and vendors selling...

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 Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5...

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...

Celebrate the Summer Nature Festival at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, and (773) 755-5100, on Thursday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. The...

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., offers summer hours after Monday, June 11, through Sunday, Aug.19, 9 a.m. to...

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., (312) 742-2000. This year the zoo celebrated its sesquicentennial with the exhibition From Swans...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago readies for summer fun, family events, and great entertainment
    June 1, 2018 Summertime is the best time for fun in the city. A variety of summer-time events provide joy for everyone-there is plenty to do for both youngsters and adults in terms of cultural, musical, and community events.
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  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Summer is one long running festival in Chicago. I love it!

Jun 01

ATN-June 2018

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.   

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will present a tour of the Prairie Avenue Historic District, entitled A Walk Through Time, on Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.

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...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...

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

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

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

...p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456...

...Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org...

Justice Jesse G. Reyes, Illinois Appellate Court, visited Kelly High School on Law Day, May 1. The school is located at 4136 S. California Ave.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., will present BOING, the Big Outdoor Indoor Neighborhood Gathering, on Sunday, June 10, from noon...

...benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine...

...s Club Chicago on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. There will be dancing, casino games hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, a silent auction, and...

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.

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

...Aug. 28, join IMF for free weekly classical music performances at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit  www.imfchicago.org or...

Latina Expo 18 Chicago will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at the UIC Forum, Halsted Street at Roosevelt Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics will be beauty, business, empowerment, wealth, and technology. Log on to ChicagoLatinaExpo.com.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is June 11.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

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.

...July 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St., Chicago. Are you providing care for an adult with chronic medical conditions, or dealing with...

...each month, beginning June 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Tower, 1620 W. Harrison St., Tower Resource Center, Suite 04527. Log on to www.rush.edu/rush-generations...

The Saint Ignatius Law Society will host a continuing legal education event at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, followed by a reception at 7:15 at Fornelli Lounge, 1019 S. May St.

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

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.

...younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at www.jfl.com. Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.

The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org.

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. There will be health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

The South Loop Neighbors will have a meeting on Thursday, June 7, at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will have its yard sale Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Dearborn Park. Log on to www.southloopneighbors.org.

Join the Taller de Jose Associates Board for its Pints for a Purpose fundraiser at Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call (773) 523-8320, x 18, or email mroemer@tallerdejose.org.

Taller de Jose helps immigrants on a variety of issues and is located at 2831 W. 24th Blvd.

The lighthouse serves the visually impaired, disabled, and veterans and is located at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. (312) 997-3686.

tion of work by more than 20 artists, is on display from now through Sunday, Dec. 30, at the University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

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

    Gazette Chicago " ATN-June 2018
    June 1, 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.
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Jun 01

SUMMERTIME OUTDOOR DINING & TREATS — Local eateries add to outdoor summer-time enjoyment

Tapas Valencia, 1530 S. State St., (312) 842-4444, events@mesonsabika.com, www.tapasvalencia.com.

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

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

...holiday parties. The family-owned bakery has three locations, including the affiliated Racine Bakery at 6216 S. Archer Ave.

Bridgeport Coffeehouse, 3101 S. Morgan St., (773) 247-9950; 1021 S. Delano Ct. West, (312) 588-1633; 5030 S. Cornell Ave., (773) 947-0348, bridgeportcoffee.net.

Bridgeport Coffeehouse, 3101 S. Morgan St., (773) 247-9950; 1021 S. Delano Ct. West, (312) 588-1633; 5030 S. Cornell Ave., (773) 947-0348, bridgeportcoffee.net.

Carm’s Beef and Italian Ice, 1057 W. Polk St., (312) 738-1046.

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

Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill, 1458 W. Taylor St., (312) 326-3951. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Mario’s Italian Lemonade, 1068 W. Taylor St.

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

    Gazette Chicago " SUMMERTIME OUTDOOR DINING & TREATS - Local eateries add to outdoor summer-time enjoyment
    June 1, 2018 Don't get overheated in the kitchen this summer. Go to some of the local restaurants and enjoy the sidewalk cafes, outdoor eating, and tasty treats that make summertime even more fun. Bake for Me! 4305 S. Halsted St., (773) 624-9900; and 303 E. Wacker Dr., (312) 228-9676, www.bakeforme.com.
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Jun 01

Police: Man safe after threatening to jump from building in South Loop

...the building.Police, Chicago fire fighters, and SWAT members were at the scene in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue for several hours. The man eventually went back into his apartment safely. South Michigan Avenue...

    Police: Man safe after threatening to jump from building in South Loop
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Chicago police responded to an apartment building in the South Loop Thursday because a man was threatening to jump from the building. Police, Chicago fire fighters, and SWAT members were at the scene in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue for several hours.
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May 31

Lockport's annual summer series to celebrate art and history

•Flower of Life Gallery — “By the Gods,” a mythology- and religion-themed art show, will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 16 and run through August 11 at 1601 S. State St. Details at 815-838-9078 or via Facebook.

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...presents his one-man show set in 1876 on June 14 at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet-style dinner by the Public Landing at 6...

Artist John McDavitt, who frequented Old Canal Days as a child, will paint a mural with community involvement at the White Oak Public Library Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St.

...m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery located at 201 W. 10th St. on the main floor of the Norton Building. His Lockport Poetry Project drop boxes are...

    Lockport's annual summer series to celebrate art and history
    In the old canal town of Lockport this summer, art goes beyond traditional oil painting or sketching to incorporate materials such as phytoplankton, neon and grow lights, Mississippi River mud and digital information woven into fabric.
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May 30

Popular pediatrician plans third office, in Bucktown

...6 million, not including remodeling expenses) as his second location, in the South Loop, at 1471 S. Michigan Ave. Weissbluth says his practice will hire a pediatrician this fall, making nine on staff, along...

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His practice started in 2012 at a more traditional address: 737 N. Michigan Ave., near the Northwestern-anchored hospital complex in Streeterville.

The latest office, in a former bar at 2401 N. Western Ave., could be open by year-end. It will be similar in size (about 5,000...

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May 26

Chicago Summer Guide: Memorial Day weekend events

1600 S. Wabash Ave

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53rd and Harper/Harper Court

1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland)

560 W. Grand Ave

5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

1900 W. Jackson Blvd

9729 S. Yates

6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

3728 S. Prairie Ave

100 S. Racine Ave.

644 E. 79th St

    Chicago Summer Guide: Memorial Day weekend events
    Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it's the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park-any park-, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school.
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May 25

Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)

...entrepreneur in the Sloop.  He was involved in a short lived restaurant called Alain's (1355 S. Michigan - now occupied by Kurah) that closed shortly after it opened given some issues with the...

...the main Chef.  More successfully, he opened a similar co-workshop concept called Workvault at 1420 S. Michigan...

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Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)

    Former Bears Unveil Plans for Co-Working Space and Other Businesses in Historic Building in Motor Row (2222 S. Michigan)
    A pretty cool concept and vision for one of the most beautiful, historic buildings in the Sloop (via Crains): Two former Chicago Bears want to turn a historic Motor Row showroom into a hub for entrepreneurs looking for a live-work-play destination in the South Loop.
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May 24

Slowik: Lawmaker asks IDOT for emergency funds to help Chicago Heights

The crossing is adjacent to the Housing Authority of Cook County’s Golden Towers I & II senior housing complex at 1704-1706 East End Ave. The 625-student Washington-McKinley Elementary School in Chicago Heights School District 170 is located nearby at 25 W. 16th Place.

    Slowik: Lawmaker asks IDOT for emergency funds to help Chicago Heights
    A state lawmaker is asking the Illinois Department of Transportation to provide $250,000 in emergency funding to help pay for railroad crossing improvements in Chicago Heights. But local officials may be disappointed by IDOT's response. State Rep.
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May 23

Former Bears plan co-working, club space on Motor Row

Idonije, who spent most of his 11-year NFL career with the Bears, already has experience with co-working in the South Loop. He is behind Workvault, a 9,000 square-foot coworking space at 1420 S. Michigan Ave. that opened in 2015.

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...with the city today to redevelop the 115,000-square-foot Hudson Motor Building at 2222 S. Michigan Ave. into an mixed-use complex that will cater to "creative" business types with co-working...

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May 19

Black Chicago Summer Events (June 2018)

Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Chicago Food Truck Festival @ 1600 S. Wabash

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Jun 15-17 (Fri-Sun) Taste of Randolph @ Randolph & Peoria

Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W. Randolph Street

May 18

Chicago Summer Guide

1600 S. Wabash Ave

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53rd and Harper/Harper Court

1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland)

560 W. Grand Ave

5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

1900 W. Jackson Blvd

9729 S. Yates

6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

3728 S. Prairie Ave

100 S. Racine Ave.

644 E. 79th St

    Chicago Summer Guide
    Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it's the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park-any park-, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school.
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May 17

Some Activity at Small Building on SW Corner of 18th and Wabash; Maybe a Coffee Shop?

Some Activity at Small Building on SW Corner of 18th and Wabash; Maybe a Coffee Shop?

    Some Activity at Small Building on SW Corner of 18th and Wabash; Maybe a Coffee Shop?
    A reader writes: Looks likes finally something is coming to that small business right on the corner of 18th and Wabash when I saw the guys working on it today I asked him what it was going to be and one of them said a coffee shop We've always been fascinated by this little building and pondered what it could be.
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May 16

Chicago Summer Guide

1600 S. Wabash Ave

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53rd and Harper/Harper Court

1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland)

560 W. Grand Ave

5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

1900 W. Jackson Blvd

9729 S. Yates

6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

3728 S. Prairie Ave

100 S. Racine Ave.

644 E. 79th St

    Chicago Summer Guide
    Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it's the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park-any park-, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school.
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May 04

ATN: May 2018

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.   

...lecture, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks, on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Architect Vinci is acclaimed for his pioneering activism for historic preservation over a career spanning...

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...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 Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

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

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

...p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456...

...Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe...

...W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe St. and helps people find new jobs and careers. Email ajenke@ctcchicago.org...

The Chicago Artists Coalition will hold its annual benefit, Work in Progress, at its future home at 2130 W. Fulton St. VIP reception honoring Rhona Hoffman begins at 6 p.m.; party featuring interactive installations, food, and drink begins at 8 p.m. Call (312) 491-8888.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

...12th Ward) announced a $100,000 public arts grant for Open Center for the Arts, 2214 S. Sacramento Ave., a regular collaborator with local schools, citywide organizations, and international artists. The grant will fund...

...artists. The grant will fund murals at 19th and California and on the viaduct at 33rd Street and Damen Avenue in McKinley Park, a Voices of the World art installation on local school buildings, a...

...benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine...

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

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

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.

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 McKinley Park Civic Association will host its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m., starting at the McKinley Park Public Library, 1915 W. 35th St. Alderman George Cardenas will sponsor the senior trolley for the parade. See https://mckinleyparknews.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is May 14.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

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.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

...an eight-week session. Both will take place at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) by May 10. Affected by lupus...

...30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Tower Resource Center, 4th Floor, Suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To register for the support group, call (800) 258-7872 or email taurean@lupusil.org...

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

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

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will host open houses on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. Call (312) 842-7668 to register. Log on to www.stjeromeschool.net for more information.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood School will have an open house on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The parish is located at 2248-52 W. Washington Blvd. Call (312) 733-2252.

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.

...younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at www.jfl.com. Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., and the church’s evangelism and music ministries will hold a Youth Day worship service on Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Zachary Mills. The theme will be Bringing Youth to Christ. Call (312) 225-5300.

South Loop Neighbors will have a condo presidents roundtable Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at 899 S. Plymouth Ct. in the party room.

The group will host its annual yard sale in Dearborn Park, 865 S. Park Terrace, Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email yardsale@southloopneighbors.org.

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

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: May 2018
    May 4, 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

May 02

22 spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

1503 Michigan Ave., 312-588-0230

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1360 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-8697

840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400

75 E. Lake St., 312-929-3601

3656 N. Halsted St., 773-472-6469

203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4774

10614 S. Western Ave., 773-445-2675

730 W. Grand Ave., 312-243-8955

2412 W. North Ave., 312-823-8199

2367 N. Milwaukee Ave.

213 W. Institute Place, 312-291-8735

1550 N. Milwaukee Ave.

169 W. Kinzie St., 312-533-2742

127 W. Huron St., 312-374-1830

1011 W. 18th St., 773-517-1616

155 W. Kinzie St., 312-245-2000

5310 N. Clark St., 773-293-1223

1419 N. Wells St., 312-477-2800

2142 N. Halsted St., 773-661-6158

344 N. State St., 773-635-9999

3353 S. Morgan St., 773-565-4885

    22 spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago
    With Cinco de Mayo falling on Saturday this year, the celebration of Mexican culture has extended from one day to a whole weekend. Whether you're looking to enjoy some classic food and drinks or taking in some music and dancing, these 22 spots are gearing up for a fantastic fiesta.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 02

Confirmed: CMK Has Plans for Two More Buildings on South Wabash

The developer went before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Friday seeking several variances to construct a 15-story building and a 10-story building near 14th Street and Wabash Avenue.

According to the zoning board, the 15-story building would have 199 units over retail at 45-59 East 14th Street. The 10-story building would have 62 units over retail at 1419 South Wabash Avenue.

According to the zoning board, the 15-story building would have 199 units over retail at 45-59 East 14th Street. The 10-story building would have 62 units over retail at 1419 South Wabash Avenue.

    Confirmed: CMK Has Plans for Two More Buildings on South Wabash
    Developer CMK continues to build in the Sloop! Last week we posted about some fences going up on South Wabash and yesterday we received a link that confirmed that story and added some new details ( via Real Deal): The developer went before the city's Zoning Board of Appeals Friday seeking several variances to construct a 15-story building and a 10-story building near 14th Street and Wabash Avenue.
    http://www.sloopin.com

May 01

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

May 01

CMK gets city OK for South Loop projects

According to a report in the Real Deal, the Zoning Board OK'd a 15-story building with 199 units over a retail floor at 45-59 East 14th St., and a 10-story building with 62 units over retail at 1419 S. Wabash Ave.

According to a report in the Real Deal, the Zoning Board OK'd a 15-story building with 199 units over a retail floor at 45-59 East 14th St., and a 10-story building with 62 units over retail at 1419 S. Wabash Ave.

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The South Loop is home to a number of CMK properties, including a 452-unit apartment tower at 726 S. Wells St. It's also developing the massive residential Riverline project.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Apr 30

More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State

More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    More Details Emerge for New Mid-Size Development at 1802 S. State
    More information for new condos at the southwest corner of 18th and State was sent to us last week. As a reminder, we posted about a new 39-unit building coming last February. Details at that point were scant, but at the time we saw this as a sign of promise for the neighborhood and this specific stretch of the Sloop.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Apr 29

#ShotsAroundTheSloop: Sunset Feet

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    #ShotsAroundTheSloop: Sunset Feet
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Apr 27

Is the New Pazzo's on South State For Sale?

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Is the New Pazzo's on South State For Sale?
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Apr 26

Development Action at Southeast Corner of Wabash and 14th?

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Development Action at Southeast Corner of Wabash and 14th?
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Apr 25

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    The Steak Out Coming to 2113 South State Street
    A reader sends us the picture above which makes it seem like a new restaurant is opening at 2113 South State street next to Reggie's and the Asian Cajun restaurant. We've done some googling but couldn't find if this place has other restaurants. Anyone have any insights?
    http://www.sloopin.com

Apr 24

Float Sixty Still Coming to Sloop but at a New Location

Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

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...to report that we are in final permit release for our South Loop location at 1143 S. State Street. Our original planned location had to be aborted due to major challenges at 1130 S...

...State Street. Our original planned location had to be aborted due to major challenges at 1130 S. Michigan (next to Yolk) but we are happy to have the space at State and Roosevelt...

Budget Car Rental Closing at 714 S. Wabash

USA Vein Clinic Moving in at 41 W. Congress

    Float Sixty Still Coming to Sloop but at a New Location
    We recently received some new news on Float Sixty: We wanted to report that we are in final permit release for our South Loop location at 1143 S. State Street. Our original planned location had to be aborted due to major challenges at 1130 S.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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