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Criminal activity

Residents are not being notified of neighborhood criminal activity in a timely manner.
If residents and guests are not notified by the city or association management companies, the criminals are free to attack again until they are caught.
There must be a better notification system sent immediately once an attack is reported by a victim.

11 hours ago

Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run

...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

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...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

• The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• City Mouth, Out the Car Window, Cup Check, Short Handed, The Flips: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $5-$8. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Rebelution: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

• An acoustic evening with The Cold Mourning, Killing gods, Bubbles Erotica, The Hoodie Life: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $8. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

• Paul Luc: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekend picks: New Jersey comedian Bret Ernst plays Pheasant Run
    Comedian Bret Ernst ("This is Not Happening," "Beer League") returns to perform a series of standup gigs at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada

...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

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...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

Catch up with local "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect when he performs his latest single "The Breakdown" and more in concert on Friday at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$55. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com. 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada
    Catch up with country singer Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It") when he performs in concert on Thursday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada

...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

This article has 18 other Chicago locations (Show)

...17, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Opens Feb. 22. $19-$49. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com...

Catch up with local "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze of Mount Prospect when he performs his latest single "The Breakdown" and more in concert on Friday at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$55. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com. 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

...17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, and at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. It runs through March 25. $25-$60. (847) 328-2795 or actorsgymnasium.org...

Fidelity is tested in Mozart's classic romantic comedy "Così fan tutte," which is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $17-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Seth Lakeman: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.75. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Steve Winwood: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Weekly picks: Easton Corbin brings country to the Arcada
    Catch up with country singer Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It") when he performs in concert on Thursday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

3 days ago

Sound check: Relive some '90s favorites with Gin Blossoms

...in Chicago. New York punk band CJ Ramone joins for both performances. Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $32; $65 for VIP which includes early entry and meet-and-greet session. (312...

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

• The Sea The Sea, Minor Moon: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com.

• The Orphan, the Poet, Friday Pilots Club, The Burst and Bloom, Better Love: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Dylan Hankey & Brian Hoyt: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Veil of Maya, Speaking with Ghosts, Tanzen, VCTMS, Ryno: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $12. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Portugal. The Man, Twin Peaks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $66. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• Grain of Sand, Discoverer, Summer Salt: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Lauv, Jeremy Zucker: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$18. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• The Locals, Red Moons, Aaron Williams: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Turnspit (LP release), Retirement Party, Blood People, Third Twin Sister: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 549-2050 or gmantavern.com.

• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $43-$45. (773) 728-6000 or oldtownschool.org.

• Emanation XVI featuring Brash Flair, Weirdos, Akosuen: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave., Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or centurymallet.com.

• Taylor Phelan, Like Language, The Burst and Bloom: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

    Sound check: Relive some '90s favorites with Gin Blossoms
    On the music scene: The Gin Blossoms played a major role in the rise of '90s alternative rock. The band brings its hits to the Arcada Theatre with suburban rockers Take the Reins. Also, Bury Me in Lights plays an acoustic set in Darien, Screeching Weasels takes over Reggies for two nights, and Evolution Music hosts a showcase of fun local artists.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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6 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT - INTERIOR REMODEL OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE TO ADD A SERVER ROOM AND ROOF TOP CONDENSING UNIT. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USE GROUP OR ZONING.

    1615 S. Clark St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

Feb 09

Won Kow Restaurant - 90-Year Old Chinatown Pioneer Closes as Owner Retires

Won Kow was a community tentpole for nine decades at 2237 S. Wentworth Avenue. The neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection...

...neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection of Archer and Wentworth. There’s also more interest in Chinatown Square — the two-story outdoor mall. Reports dispute...

    Won Kow Restaurant - 90-Year Old Chinatown Pioneer Closes as Owner Retires
    Although most wouldn't consider Chinatown in the Sloop, we still like to keeps tabs on the neighborhood mostly because we love that it's so close. Anyway, Eater has the scoop on a Chinatown pioneer closing up shop: The oldest restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown closed last week after 90 years on the South Side.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Feb 09

Feb 05

Won Kow, Chicago’s Oldest Chinatown Restaurant, Is Closed After 90 Years

Won Kow was a community tentpole for nine decades at 2237 S. Wentworth Avenue. The neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection...

...neighborhood’s changed as much of the attention has shifted north to the intersection of Archer and Wentworth. There’s also more interest in Chinatown Square — the two-story outdoor mall. Reports dispute...

    Won Kow, Chicago's Oldest Chinatown Restaurant, is Closed After 90 Years
    The oldest restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown closed last week after 90 years on the South Side. Won Kow Restaurant, the once-bustling spot in the heart of Chicago's Chinese community, closed on February 1. Signage at the restaurant read that the owner had decided to retire.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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Feb 03

Weekend picks: Comedian Ron White plays Waukegan's Genesee

• The Casimir Effect, Daniel Young, The Phonographs, Sam Stucky: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

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...at the Vic Theatre this weekend, joined by Chicago soul band The Congregation. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $40-$65. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

Bellini's English Civil War-inspired opera "I Puritani" returns to the repertory of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for seven performances starting on Sunday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $34-$269. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4

• Blues Traveler, Los Colognes: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago. $30-$35. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Weakened Friends, The Flips, Engines, lettering: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Subterranean downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• The Giving Moon, Wilde: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $7-$12. (773) 796-5879 or ticketfly.com.

• Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller of Rusted Root: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $15-$27. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

    Weekend picks: Comedian Ron White plays Waukegan's Genesee
    Ron White, famed for tours "Behavioral Problems" and "Blue Collar Comedy," performs his brand of hard-living standup comedy on Saturday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $45.75-$244.75. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Feb 03

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Feb 02

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Feb 01

3 New Spots To Score Bubble Tea In Chicago

2026 S. Clark St. (between Archer Ave.), Chinatown

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Te'amo Boba Bar 1115 E. 55th St. (between University Ave & Service Rd.), Hyde Park

1242 N Milwaukee Ave. (between Ashland Ave & Mautene Ct.), Wicker Park

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    3 New Spots To Score Bubble Tea In Chicago
    If you've got bubble tea on the brain, you're in luck: we've found three new Chicago eateries that will quell your craving. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some bubble tea. 1115 E. 55th St.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 01

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Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1924 State St.

1530 S. State St.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

    Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show
    Chicago is famous for many things, not the least of which is the variety and quality of its restaurants. As there are nearly 450 restaurants within a few miles of McCormick Place, those who work at or come to Chicago Auto Show should consider going outside of the exhibit hall to explore and enjoy some of the city's culinary delights.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 31

Love living downtown

Downtown is great the food, movies, and plays . Great takeout

Jan 31

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jan 30

Sound check: The Wombats come to Palatine's Durty Nellie's

• Low Swans, Forty Piece Choir, Farkus, DeYoung & Jones: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Reggies Rock Club, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

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...at the Vic Theatre this weekend, joined by Chicago soul band The Congregation. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $40-$65. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Gin & Jokes comedy and hip-hop open mic hosted by Mikey to the P: 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Rhyme or Reason, 1938 W. Division St., Chicago. Free; drink package is available. (773) 687-8240 or rhymeorreasonchicago.com.

• K. Flay, Sir Sly: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $20. (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com.

• Obsidian Switch, Chaos in Creation, Hedgehog and the Fox, Trident Deep: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. (773) 871-6239 or silvieslounge.com.

• A Silent Truth, POLARIZER, Craving Strange, Via Clara: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Weakened Friends, The Flips, Engines, lettering: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Subterranean downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller of Rusted Root: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $15-$27. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

    Sound check: The Wombats come to Palatine's Durty Nellie's
    The United Kingdom's indie-popsters The Wombats first rose above the din with their 2007 studio debut album, "A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation," and the breakout hits "Moving to New York" and "Let's Dance to Joy Division," a rhythmic treat that self-referentially points out the irony of its own existence.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 30

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