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Recipe You Might Want To Try

If you like STUFFED SHELLS - here's a video I directed with a renown Chef.


    Stuffed Shells ala Myki
    @ 8:12 into video - Country Connection All Natural Full Cream Baby Swiss Cheese - hand crafted is the secret to making these delicious - outstanding Stuffed Shells. Directed by DGA Director Bill Natale - PRODUCED by Myki Romano.

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5 minutes with ... The King of Mars

Where: Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St., Chicago; reggieslive.com

    5 minutes with ... The King of Mars
    "For A Ride," the sultry single recently released by The King of Mars, travels in solid, blues-influenced rock territory. But the song cries for your attention -- and earns it -- once the horns kick in. That's the philosophy behind The King of Mars.

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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.   

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the fair features the Lion Dance procession as...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. Log on to www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. is open Thursdays through Sept. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.

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

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

The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.

The Bronzeville Alliance and community partners held a spring volunteer day on June 23, during which they worked on the Bronze-ville Neighborhood Farm. The alliance is located at 4158 S. Calumet Ave. Call (708) 522-8275.

...will host the Light One Candle fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets...

...dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com. The church is at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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

...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...

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open the Saturdays of July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday City Market Bridgeport, 1000 W 35th St., is open Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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.

The comedy Support Group for Men will be performed at the Goodman Theatre through Sunday, July 29. Call (312) 443-3800. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St.

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 International Music Foundation will present Rush Hour Concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org or call (312) 670-6888.

...along with its Chicago Mayoral Forum, on Thursday, July 19, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave. Local Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) will receive one of the awards. For information, log...

The next meeting of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St. For more information or to join a committee email chicagolittleitaly@gmail.com or log on to licna.org.

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., will offer backstage tours at 10 a.m. and noon on the Fridays of July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15. Call (312) 825-5600 or email groupsales@lyricopera.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

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...

...benefit dinner celebrating Chicago immigrants’ contributions and lives on Wednesday, July 25, at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr. The evening starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and...

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.

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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...

...4:30 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, third floor, suite 316, 710 S. Paulina St. Tai Chi, a great way to improve concentration, balance, and range of motion, costs $30...

...2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Tower Resource Center, fourth floor, suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot or for more information, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

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.

Register for coed youth or teen boxing classes at Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Ages 8-12: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 13 to 17: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

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

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson of the 11th Ward had the City install new stop signs at 31st Street and Shields Avenue to increase community safety. To contact Thompson’s office, call (773) 254-6677.

Through Sunday, July 29, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave hosts the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA permanent collection featuring works by artists who attempted to transcend the limitations of their chosen medium.

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.

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

The West Central Association will host a networking event, Wednesday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St. Log on to www.wcachicago.org.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN - July
    July 6, 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.

Jul 06

Intrigue Dance celebrates tenth anniversary

Intrigue Dance and Performing Arts Center celebrated its tenth anniversary on June 10, marking a significant milestone for the continuously growing studio at 1937 S. Archer Ave.

    Gazette Chicago " Intrigue Dance celebrates tenth anniversary
    July 6, 2018 Intrigue Dance and Performing Arts Center celebrated its tenth anniversary on June 10, marking a significant milestone for the continuously growing studio at 1937 S. Archer Ave. When Intrigue opened in June 2008, it did not have many dancers, but small numbers did not inhibit owner and instructor Pia Hamilton's hope for a successful dance studio in the South Loop neighborhood.

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3rd Ward Republican Organization is Recruiting Election Judges!

If you are a registered republican and interested in being an election judge for the upcoming primary election, please consider applying. The online portal will be available in the coming weeks. You can apply for a judge position by clicking on the online portal: https://www.chipollworker.com/ Judges needed in 3, 7 and 18th Wards!

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    Douglas, stop it. You already know that the truth will not be accepted by those who've been lied to their entire existence.

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    I will keep you all posted when our upcoming meet & greet will take place! there's been some very interesting comments posted here. I am excited about meeting my constituents and addressing any questions/concerns.

Jul 05

GO DO GOOD blog picked again as one of the best Tribune blogs.

For the fourth time in 18 months, the Chicago Tribune has honored my writing of the GO DO GOOD blog feature ( Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!) - selecting it as one of the top 20 in over 1,000 blogs. http://www.chicagonow.com/go-do-good/2018/06/why-mr-rogers-got-it-and-fox-news-never-will/

    Why Mr. Rogers Got It and Fox News Never Will!
    By now I'm sure you're aware that 2018 is the 50th anniversary of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," broadcast nationally by PBS. The milestone has received a great deal of media coverage, a documentary on PBS - hosted by Michael Keaton, who actually worked on the show, a theatrical documentary that came out in June and Tom...

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  • Black History is American History

    Ms. Laidler is asking for $167.76:
    My students need resources (books and a video on slavery) to begin a deep dive into the history of slavery. As 4th graders, there are not many accessible texts for students to learn about the deeply rooted power, economy and resistance.
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Fireworks, High Fidelity in the park, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

Tue 7/3: Rich Homie Quan show he's more than just the "Ooh ooh ooh" guy. 8 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $25, $22 in advance, 18+

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Wed 7/4: Fireworks at Navy Pier. A classic! 9:30-9:45 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, navypier.com, free.

Thu 7/5: After 139 years, Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance is still a satisfying combination of sweet and sharp. Through 7/15: Thu-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3 and 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, saltboxtheatre.org, $16, $9 students and seniors.

...illness," writes Reader film critic J.R. Jones. 7:05 PM, Landmark's Century Theater, 2828 N. Clark...

    Fireworks, High Fidelity in the park, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There are plenty of shows, films, and concerts happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend. FitzGerald's 37th annual American Music Festival. Luke Winslow-King has left New Orleans for his native Michigan, but the sound of the Crescent City still resonates in his music.

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Get it done right by a great group of VETS. HandyHeroes.vet

    Finding Tough Jobs for Tougher People
    Employing under-served US veterans in the construction trades

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MOTOR ROW WALKING TOUR Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, will lead a 90-minute walking tour of the Motor Row Historic District on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 10:00am. This walking tour of Michigan Avenue south of Cermak Road will explore what is considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the U.S. At its peak in the early 20th century, over 100 different makes of automobiles were being sold in Motor Row. More than sixty of the original showrooms survive today as the landmark Motor Row District, with examples by architects Holabird & Roche, Alfred Alschuler, Christian Eckstorm, Philip Maher, and Albert Kahn. Tickets are $15 per person, and advanced registration is required. Reservations may be made online at www.glessnerhouse.org

    A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.

  • Will you also be hitting on the early Jazz and Blues history of the area, more aptly called "Record Row"?

Jun 29

Yob’s new Our Raw Heart uses the darkness of doom metal to show us what to cherish

Sun 7/8 with Bell Witch and Bruce Lamont and Mon 7/9 with Bell Witch, 7 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $25, $20 in advance, 17+

    Yob's new Our Raw Heart uses the darkness of doom metal to show us what to cherish
    The doom metal I enjoy generally does a fine job whipping up feelings of dread, revulsion, despair, and outrage-and like a good horror movie, it allows you to splash around in darkness without suffering the associated trauma. As cathartic as that can be, though, it misses a huge opportunity by rolling credits before anyone has had a chance to return to daily life.

Jun 29

Chicago Loft-Style Homes For Sale

2024 S. Wabash Avenue #604, $325,000 Photo: Zillow

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633 S. Plymouth Court #609, $185,000 Photo: Redfin Corporation

525 N. Halsted Street #603, $379,000

2300 W. Wabansia Avenue #338, $525,000 Photo: Redfin Corporation

375 W. Erie Street #410, $825,000 Photo: VHT Studios

    Chicago Loft-Style Homes For Sale
    Loft-style apartments-those which feature details like exposed ductwork, large windows, brick, open concept living, and other industrial charms - can be found all throughout Chicago. In 1996, the New York Times wrote an entire article devoted to the thriving loft condo conversions in River North.

Jun 28

Repeat Balcony Jumper Wanted by Cops Caught After 2nd Leap

...him to stay there, according to the sheriff’s office, so officers went to the 2300 block of South Michigan Avenue to “relocate him or re-incarcerate him.” When officers arrived at the apartment, 23-year...

    Repeat Balcony Jumper Wanted by Cops Caught After 2nd Leap
    A convicted felon who jumped from a balcony earlier this month, eluding Cook County sheriff's officers, seemed to be out of fresh ideas when the cops returned to his apartment earlier this week.

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Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants

Gold Cash Gold: Part of Motor City’s culinary rebirth, noted for Southern fried chicken served in a former pawn shop in gentrifying Corktown neighborhood; 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 313-242-0770, goldcashgolddetroit.com.

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    Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants
    It goes without saying that when you dine out you want fine food. But if you want a dash of atmosphere to liven up the experience, choose a restaurant in a building that once served another purpose.

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5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Joseph, Harry Styles, Suzi Analogue

2109 S. State St., 312-949-0120

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    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Joseph, Harry Styles, Suzi Analogue
    Although footwork originated in the 1990s, the Chicago musical genre and street dance style has garnered international attention in recent years, influencing rappers and other artists, particularly in Europe. As part of its after-hours Prime Time series, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is hosting F00TW3RK (June 30), featuring Miami-based producer Suzi Analogue.

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EveryBlock collects 22 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 1-35 E. 22nd St.