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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING 2 STORY REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH & FRONT 1 STORY WOOD ENTRY PORCH AND FRONT WOOD STAIRS FROM GRADE TO LOWER LEVEL PER ARCHITECTURAL PLANS. A-2

    1838 S. Racine Ave. Issued February 15, 2018 Comment

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  • Music Makes Us Feel!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $254.72:
    My students need books about music to read during our music making study.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Feb 02

Updated Feb 04

5 Bowls of Pho in Chicago that You Must Try

1800 S. Carpenter St., Pilsen

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1055 W. Argyle St., Uptown

2218 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

1542 N. Damen Ave., Wicker Park

4925 N. Broadway, Uptown

    5 Bowls of Pho in Chicago that You Must Try
    Until recently, Argyle Street in Uptown, long the epicenter of Chicago's Vietnamese community, had the market cornered on pho (pronounced "fuh"). And to be sure, it's still one of the city's premier destinations for those seeking a taste of Vietnam's famously meaty soup, which is typically made with a long-simmered beef bone stock and served with fresh, leafy accompaniments.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Feb 04

Feb 04

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE SET OF NON-ILLUMINATED ALUMINIUM LETTERS TO BUILDING FACADE FACING W CULLERTON ST. (J79149_NL-01_DSJ)

    1157 W. Cullerton St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE DRYWALL, DOORS & WINDOWS & PLUMBING FIXTURES. FLOOR (WOOD/TILE). TILE. CARPET. ELECTRICAL PERMIT TO BE PULLED SEPERATELY.- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING, (COACH HOUSE ONLY)

    1839 S. May St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for wrecking/demolition

    WRECK AND REMOVE A 2 STORY FRAME MULTI UNIT RESIDENCE

    1631 S. Carpenter St. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

Feb 02

Casa Aztlan murals restored

Developer Andrew Ahitow kept his promise to restore treasured murals at the former Casa Aztlan community center at 1831 S. Racine Ave.

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...as Rudy Lozano, a Pilsen labor and community organizer memorialized in the public library at 1805 S. Loomis that bears his name...

    Gazette Chicago " Casa Aztlan murals restored
    February 2, 2018 Developer Andrew Ahitow kept his promise to restore treasured murals at the former Casa Aztlan community center at 1831 S. Racine Ave. Ahitow also is following through on his other promise to "create and sponsor a children's art workshop that sparks young residents' creativity and supports their talent," he said."We genuinely believe children are our most valuable resource, and we are dedicated to investing in their future."
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Jan 30

Jan 16

Updated Jan 29

Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

  • Follow-up, I tried the takelessons.com and had a miserable experience. Wouldn't stop harassing me after I created a profile, and when I did try to enlist a teacher, the teacher backed out within 30 minutes. Was told I would have someone try and help find a replacement, but no one ever contacted me and I called to get a refund. So, just FYI! Now looking at other options.

Jan 26

Jan 25

Romance Blooms at Chicago's Lovebird-Led Restaurants

HaiSous is located at 1800 S. Carpenter St. Make your reservation.

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Smyth and The Loyalist are located at 177 N. Ada St​. Make your reservation.

Elske is located at 1350 W. Randolph St. Make your reservation.

    Romance Blooms at Chicago's Lovebird-Owned Restaurants
    February is the month of romance-hearts and flowers ornament shop windows, candles spill flickering light throughout Chicago's nightspots, and chocolatiers experience a surge in sugar-loving customers. What really says Valentine's Day, though, is an intimate, decadent dinner for two.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

Jan 25

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Jan 25

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Learning Through Tablets

    Mrs. Winters is asking for $393.49:
    My students need Amazon Fire Kids 7" tablet to learn new and exciting facts about our different studies in pre-K. These tablets will allow my students to learn in English and their own language.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment
  • Favorite Stories with Puppets

    Ms. Rubio is asking for $481.80:
    My students need the Puppet Theater so they could role-play. The puppets encourage self-expression and imagination. The Puppet Theater may be used to transform it into a store, or post office for further play.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

In search of a small house or apt in Bridgeport , Ch. Il. 60608

The max rent is 900.00

  • Lily Maggie Lily Maggie Bridgeport resident

    Im looking for an apt, or small house to rent in Bridgeport, zip code 60608

    Move In date Jan/2018

  • Hi, we have an available apt at 26th and Princeton, if you are interested. It's a smaller 2 bed for $850.

  • Peter Drossos Douglas Park

    I have a 2 bedroom by Roosevelt and Western. Newly rehabbed. Great unit. Message me if you are interested.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100684517 TO REMOVE AND REPLACE FRONT METAL PORCH WITH FRONT OPEN CONCRETE PORCH AND TO REMOVE AND REPLACE REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH WITH REAR OPEN METAL PORCH AT EXISTING 2 STORY 2 DWELLING UNIT FRAME BUILDING AS PER PLANS.

    1919 S. Shelby Ct. Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

Jan 18

Updated Jan 19

Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets

HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. A first-time participant, HaiSous was one of the best restaurants to open in 2017...

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Beacon Tavern, 405 N. Wabash Ave. I really like the blackened-redfish sandwich here, and it’s part of Beacon Tavern’s three-course lunch menu. Other dishes include an eggplant-parmigiana sandwich, Brussels sprouts-kale salad and clam chowder. Dinner and brunch menus also available.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Four-star dining for $22; that’s the lure at Blackbird. Skimming through the menu...

Chez Joel, 1119 W. Taylor St. The three-course lunch menu is loaded with bistro classics, including moules frites, boeuf aux champignons, profiterole and creme brulee. Dinner menu also available.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Assuming it isn’t blizzarding, the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant should offer beautiful Millennium Park views along with its lunch menu, which includes gnocchi parisienne and chocolate quesillo with maple-pecan ice cream.

Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St. and 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. G&G’s city and suburban locations are part of CRW this year. The lunch menu includes a sirloin-steak sandwich, along with beet-orange salad, pistachio-crusted whitefish and tuxedo mousse cheesecake.

The Kitchen, 316 N. Clark St. Part of me wonders what “seasonal bruschetta” means in late January, but the rest of the lunch menu (turkey burger with Sriracha aioli, pasta bolognese, creme fraiche panna cotta) has me sold. Dinner menu also available.

Marisol, 205 E. Pearson St. The restaurant inside Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a lunch menu that includes the signature Marisol salad, porchetta sandwich and a veggie cheeseburger. And when you’re finished, you can wander around the museum for a while.

Pearl Brasserie, 180 N. Wacker Drive. The newest casual-French restaurant in the Loop makes its CRW debut with a three-course menu that includes tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, chicken milanese, prime burger and apple tart.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Decisions, decisions. The $22 lunch and $33 dinner both appeal (the latter has that upscale “fish and chips” dish I like), but the lunch menu offers “fried fish and waffle” with Dark Matter (local coffee) maple syrup, and that tips the scales for me. Eat early.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Classic glamour is back at the former Pump Room, which is offering a four-course...

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Plenty of options for guests who try the three-course ($44) dinner menu: at least four choices per course (five entree options). Bring friends.

Lena Brava, 900 W. Randolph St. Rick Bayless’ open-fire restaurant joins the CRW club with a four-course ($44) menu that includes a vegetarian option in every course. In fact, the vegetarian dishes — including the superb grill-roasted pineapple with hazelnut salsa macha — all sound terrific.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Last month, Bon Appetit ranked the Loyalist’s cheeseburger as one of the three best burgers in the nation. Said burger, along with the tempura-fried chicken sandwich and other treats, is part of the restaurant’s three-course ($33) dinner menu.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Michael Mina’s gorgeous Parisian brasserie comes with Gold Coast prices, which makes the three-course ($33) dinner option (including smoked-salmon tartine, blanquette de veau and dark-chocolate pot de creme) especially attractive.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. For a taste of Barcelona and other Spanish-inspired dishes, check out Mercat’s three-course ($44) menu of savory choices, including cannelloni stuffed with short rib and chicken, with a creamy foie gras and truffle bechamel.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Lunch is so popular during CRW that chef/owner Carrie Nahabedian routinely adds extra tables to the dining room. I prefer the relative quiet of the three-course dinner menu ($44), with dishes such as “popcorn” polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Dueling five-course ($44) menus at Split-Rail invite you to choose between menus inspired by “Seinfeld” (yes, there’s soup for you) and “Friends.” Each dish is listed with the episode that inspired it. A binge-watcher’s dream.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. The three-course ($44) menu includes Peruvian favorites, such as cebiche, lomo saltado and chihoakay marino.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Not surprisingly, the lunch and brunch menus are heavily veggie-focused, though there is a...

Bar Siena, 832 W. Randolph St. Bar Siena offers lunch, dinner and brunch CRW menus, but I’m especially intrigued by...

Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave. Martial Noguier always rises to the CRW occasion. This year’s brunch menu is especially intriguing. The three-course menu is $22, or $39 with bottomless mimosas. (There’s an hour-and-a-half time limit on the elbow-bending.) Lunch and dinner menus also available.

Ella Elli, 1349 W. Cornelia Ave. A CRW newbie, the flashy Ella Elli offers dinner and brunch menus, the latter including poached-egg avocado toast, mushroom-artichoke quiche and stuffed brioche French toast.

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West and 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. MAG’s city and suburban locations are part of...

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St. Like Remington, a 4 Star Restaurant Group property, also offering a “cocktail course” (bloody mary or mimosa) as part of its three-course brunch menu. Dishes include blueberry cornbread and pulled-pork Benedict. Lunch and dinner menus also available.

    Chicago Restaurant Week guide: Phil Vettel's list of best bets
    In 2008, Chicago's very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants. The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants. I'd call that a success story.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 18

Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago

1800 S. Carpenter St. 312-702-1303

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3634 W. Belmont Ave. 773-754-8341

605 N. Wells St. 312-929-0065

65 W. Kinzie St. 312-940-9900

3647 N. Clark St. 773-377-4770

1745 W. North Ave. 773-360-1793

1655 W. Cortland St. 773-904-7433

205 E. Pearson St. 312-799-3599

113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113

326 N. Morgan St. 312-763-6564

2118 N. Damen Ave. 773-904-7805

60 E. Ontario St. 312-313-1007

116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466

1112 N. State St. 312-586-2150

2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413

    Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago
    It takes a lot of motivation to leave the house when temperatures are in the negatives. Luckily, these 16 bars and restaurants provide just that, serving up hot plates of French toast and biscuits and gravy to warm you up.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jan 17

Looking for a good honest plumber for Pilsen

Some friends of mine on 21st street are having a clogged toilet problem. Three-story house, it's a problem with the toilet on the second floor, only. Seems isolated to that stack. They need a good plumber, but obv. like everyone else, they're budget-minded folks.

Jan 17

Jan 17

  • Basically Preschool!

    Ms. Cabrera is asking for $156.47:
    My students need basic preschool materials: construction paper, dancing scarves and walking rings.
    Jungman Elementary School Comment

Jan 16

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