Jul 06

Pilsen Alliance addresses housing, bicycle path

...proposed El Paseo bicycle trail, said neighborhood activist Paula Acevedo. The garden is located at 944 W. 21st St., and the City plans a bicycle path along four miles of unused BNSF railroad tracks...

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Preserving a family friendly, working class haven took center stage at the two-and-a-half-hour June 6 meeting at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.

The planned Paseo bike path would run from 16th and Sangamon Streets to the area around 32nd Street and Central Park Avenue

It’s not enough to close the Fink Generating Station at 1131 W. Cermak Road and the Crawford Station at 3501 S. Pulaski Road, Sigcho said. He called for redeveloping the sites and retraining those who worked at the two plants.

It’s not enough to close the Fink Generating Station at 1131 W. Cermak Road and the Crawford Station at 3501 S. Pulaski Road, Sigcho said. He called for redeveloping the sites and retraining those who worked at the two plants.

    Gazette Chicago " Pilsen Alliance addresses housing, bicycle path
    July 6, 2018 Careful development of the plan-ned El Paseo bike path and existing community garden and their relation to the overall preservation of what is left of affordable housing were among the concerns voiced at a recent Pilsen Alliance meeting.
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Jun 27

Pilsen’s Getting a 5 Rabbit Brewpub

...a lease for space inside a warehouse that’s being converted into loft offices at 1901 S. Sangamon Street. They plan on brewing in the 7,000-square-foot basement and serving food and...

    Pilsen's Getting a 5 Rabbit Brewpub
    Another brewpub is coming to Pilsen, this time courtesy of 5 Rabbit Cervecería. Ownership signed a lease for space inside a warehouse that's being converted into loft offices at 1901 S. Sangamon Street. They plan on brewing in the 7,000-square-foot basement and serving food and drinks on the 5,000-square-foot ground floor.
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Jun 26

5 Rabbit plans brewery and restaurant in Pilsen

The 7-year-old brewery has leased 12,000 square feet in a former warehouse at 1901 S. Sangamon St. that Chicago developer Condor Partners is redeveloping into loft offices.

Condor Partners is redeveloping the building where 5 Rabbit is leasing space, along with another long-vacant warehouse at 1911 S. Sangamon St., each of which have about 100,000 square feet of space. The former lumber storage buildings are more than a century old, McLean said.

    5 Rabbit plans brewery and restaurant in Pilsen
    Latin-themed beer-maker 5 Rabbit Cerveceria plans to open a small-batch brewery and restaurant early next year in a two-building loft office development in Pilsen, a neighborhood where increased investment is sparking concerns about gentrification. The 7-year-old brewery has leased 12,000 square feet in a former warehouse at 1901 S. Sangamon St.
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Jun 24

Yes, meet Yes! A year after Rock Hall of Fame induction, two bands embark on Yes 50th anniversary tours

“It was a happy summer vacation to play with old friends for three months and then be paid enough to feed most of Bosnia,” Bruford said in a 1995 Union-Tribune interview.

Speaking of food, in a 2004 Union-Tribune interview, Wakeman recalled the 1973 “Topographic Oceans” tour of England. During a long, keyboard-free segment at one show, he ate an Indian dinner at his keyboards — mid-concert — while the rest of the band performed.

    Yes, meet Yes! A year after Rock Hall of Fame induction, two bands embark on Yes 50th anniversary tours
    Will the real Yes please stand up? Is it the Yes whose current concert trek is billed as "#YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes?" That tour stops Sunday, June 24, at Pechanga Resort & Casino and includes two other Southern California dates by the pioneering English progressive-rock band.
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Jun 12

4 totally free events to look forward to in Chicago this week

Where: Taleef Chicago, 1945 S. Halsted St.

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Where: Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Where: Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd.

    4 totally free events to look forward to in Chicago this week
    There's always plenty to do in Chicago, but finding fun on the cheap can be another story. From a men's health fair to a local handicrafts market, here are four fun things to do around town that'll cost you nothing at all. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities.
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Jun 01

Updated Jun 02

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

...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...

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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...

...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...

...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...

...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...

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

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

...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...

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.

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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.

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

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.   

...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...

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.

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.

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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May 16

Updated May 22

Full List: Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors

939 W. 18th St.

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4156 N. Kedzie Ave.

1217 W. Devon Ave.

2100 W. Belmont Ave.

1535 W. Madison St.

8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

613 N. McClurg Ct.

2034 W. Division St.

300 W 26th St.

816 W. Fullerton Ave.

2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

2373 S. Archer Ave.

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

623 S. Wabash Ave.

2518 W. 63rd St.

9233 S. Western Ave.

1758 W. Grand Ave.

252 W. 26th St.

225 S. Canal St.

11 E. Illinois St.

210 E. Illinois St.

6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

238 W. 33rd St.

1014 W. Taylor St.

1059 W. Belmont Ave.

6232 N. Broadway

1247 S. Western Ave.

7100 S. South Shore Dr.

3313 N. Clark St.

307 W. Lake St.

75 E. Lake St.

2770 N. Milwaukee Ave.

5033 N. Elston Ave.

1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

436 E. 79th St.

135 S. LaSalle St.

1140 W. Madison St.

1623 N. Milwaukee Ave.

738 N. Clark St.

5039 N. Broadway

1148 W. Monroe St.

131 N. Clinton St.

    Taste of Chicago 2018 to feature 73 food vendors
    The list of restaurants and food trucks that will be featured at the Taste of Chicago 2018 this summer was released on Wednesday. The free food festival will be held July 11-15 in Grant Park. More than 300 menu items will be available from 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants and 13 food trucks.
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  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    those wilding suburbanites again...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great...

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    I went to the first one in 1980, when I worked in the Loop--I don't recall how much it cost except it was much cheaper, you could try a bigger variety before you either filled up or ran out of tickets, and much of what was there was unique. Great lunchtime alternative to the ubiquitous Loop cookie-cutter Greek "coffee shop" luncheonettes. On the last day I remember I had a 25-cent ticket remaining, it was warm out, and one of the vendors didn't want to cart perishables back. So I got a flat of 12 containers of strawberry Yoplait (a brand and style new to Chicago, which had only Dannon at the time), put it in the office fridge, and drove it home after work. (But to this day I can't stand strawberry yogurt),

    Nowadays, I go only when my knees can take standing around for hours and there's a musical act I want to go see. You have to jockey for a table to put your food & drink down while you stand, nearly half the items are fast-food from well-known restaurants available across the area year-round; and there are those stupid tickets! You can't buy only as many as you want, because the booklets contain odd quantities that are too few or too many. I end up either forgoing something I'd really wanted, compromising and eating something I wasn't really craving, or having leftover scrip to languish in a drawer (not knowing if they'd be usable next year) or to give to strangers. Last time we went (to see the Chieftains), so few items appealed to us that we actually ended up at a real restaurant in Millennium Park with normal portions, tables & chairs, metal utensils, glasses and servers. And we spent no more than had we eaten the same quantity of food standing up, spilling stuff on our clothes and sweltering,