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On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked

Lagunitas Brewing Company, a brewery in Douglas Park, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 508 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2607 W. 17th St. (between Washtenaw Avenue and Rockwell Street) to see for yourself.

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Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria. Located at 1927 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park, it is the most popular brewery in Chicago, boasting four stars out...

Next up is Logan Square's Revolution Brewing, situated at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. With four stars out of 1,935 reviews on Yelp, the brewpub has proven to be a local favorite.

North Center's Half Acre Beer Company, located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Hutchinson Street and Cullom Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the brewery 4.5 stars out of 528 reviews.

And then there's Goose Island Tap Room, a West Town favorite with 4.5 stars out of 239 reviews. Stop by 1800 W. Fulton St. (at Wood Street) or visit the international brewery's other Chicago location in Lincoln Park.

    On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked
    Looking to try the best breweries in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated breweries in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for porters, IPAs, pilsners and more. Photo: Megumi S./Yelp Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria.
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2 days ago

    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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Apr 19

Updated 4 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

4 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

5 days ago

  • The Everyday Wonder of Kindness

    Ms. Estela is asking for $535.98:
    My students need a class set of the novel "Wonder" and a copy of the DVD in order to complete a literature study while diving into the meaningful and necessary ideal of practicing KINDNESS!
    Hammond Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

Jul 07

Jul 06

Fox Valley police reports

• Three of six chickens living in the backyard of a home on the 2100 block of Rockwell Road near Aurora were decapitated between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The chickens did not appear to be killed by another animal.

    Fox Valley police reports
    Przemyslaw Lelewer, 38, of Burbank, was arrested on an outstanding Cook County warrant for possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification card about 8:26 p.m. Monday while he was walking along Route 38 near Peck Road, according to a sheriff's report.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jul 06

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office...

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield Ave. Together we helped beautify this area of Little Village while also raising awareness of Latinos Progresando's campaign to renovate and move into a vacant Chicago Public Library that sits at 2724 W Cermak Rd. Once complete this building will serve as a legal immigration services center, community center, and also provide educational and mental health services. This project is made possible in part by a $250,000 grant through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and support from Alderman Cardenas.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield...
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Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

Jul 04

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Jun 30

3-year-old girl drowns in Illinois swimming pool

Zoey Doran was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday, about two days after paramedics were called to the home in the 2100 block of Rockwell Road, according to a news release from Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

    3-year-old girl drowns in Illinois swimming pool
    A three-year-old girl has died from drowning in her family's swimming pool at their home in LaSalle, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Zoey Doran was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday, about two days after paramedics were called to the home in the 2100 block of Rockwell Road, according to a news release from Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Jun 26

A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State

On the 18th and 19th floor, it has 18 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and 3 exposures, including the city skyline.

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A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State

    A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State
    This 3-bedroom duplex in Dearborn Tower at 1530 S. State in the South Loop came on the market in April 2018. On the 18th and 19th floor, it has 18 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and 3 exposures, including the city skyline.
    http://cribchatter.com

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Jun 24

Safe

Is Douglas park safe to live

Jun 24

Jun 22

Join Us for the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia on Facebook Live

What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
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What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use. Click onto the link for further information. What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.

Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use.

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Jun 22

For those who got a LARGE LOT

Found a really nice schematic decision making tree for buyers to use! It is really nice.

https://largelots.org/static/documents/LISC%20Large%20Lots%20Activation%20Guide.pdf

    https://largelots.org

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