3 days ago

The LEX, South Loop apartments close to the Green Line and the lake

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities.

    The LEX, South Loop apartments close to the Green Line and the lake
    The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, is a luxury rental community that was built as a condo. It features spacious loft and tower apartments with upscale finishes and extensive amenities. Available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,807 a month, and 2-bedrooms at just $2,148. A month's free rent is available on all apartments.
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4 days ago

Two-bedroom loft in Motor Row’s Locomobile Building wants $340K

Located in the 1927 former Locomobile Company of America showroom and service building at 2000 S. Michigan Avenue, this lofty Motor Row condo offers a lot of historical charm for relatively little scratch...

    Own this two-bedroom loft in Motor Row's Locomobile Building for well under $400k
    Located in the 1927 former Locomobile Company of America showroom and service building at 2000 S. Michigan Avenue, this lofty Motor Row condo offers a lot of historical charm for relatively little scratch. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home features exposed brickwork, sturdy 16-foot concrete ceilings, and a wall of windows facing the South Loop's landmarked Gothic Revival-style Second Presbyterian Church.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Dec 06

Lunchbreak: Wild mushroom pierogi

2121 S. Prairie Avenue

    Lunchbreak: Wild mushroom pierogi
    Executive Chef Joshua Murray Woven & Bound Marriott Marquis Chicago 2121 S. Prairie Avenue Chicago (312) 824-0500 www.marriott.com/ Wild Mushroom Pierogi Makes 32 pierogi (8 servings) Filling: 2 lb. potato 3 oz. melted butter 1 oz. shredded grana padano (you can sub parmesan cheese)
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Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Debris flies as high winds plague area; temps drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets.Construction sites have...

...in a thick, black, hooded coat.RJ Bryant works as an outdoor security guard near West Roosevelt Road and South State Street. He fought the weather all morning."It's just, we have 55 mile-per-hour...

    Debris flies as high winds plague Chicago area; temps drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-55 miles per hour are expected. Strong winds even sent a piece of aluminum siding crashing down on top of an ABC7 Eyewitness News live truck. No one was hurt.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 05

Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s

...appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.In south suburban Alsip, a gas station canopy collapsed. Esther Welch was inside her car...

...vulnerable to the high winds. Fabric was ripped off scaffolding at a site in the 2200-block of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop. Those who live in high-rises heard the wind whistling...

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...didn't crush me."In the Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, a few windows in the 3700-block of North Halsted Street shattered, sending glass into the street. No one was hurt.In the city's West...

...was hurt.In the city's West Loop, the wind took down a fence near West Randolph and North Aberdeen streets and lights shook near West Adams and South Des Plaines streets. Construction sites have...

    Chicago Weather: Wind Advisory in effect, temps to drop to 30s
    Hold onto your hats! A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicago area. Gusts of 40-45 miles per hour are expected. The wind was so intense overnight, it appeared to blow a whole couch off a balcony and into the street in the 1700-block of South Michigan Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 04

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 01

CPS Proposes Community-Driven School Actions to Improve Students’ Education

1936 S. Michigan Ave.

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Students in Kindergarten - 4th grade would attend the current Ogden building, 24 W. Walton St. 

Students in 5th – 8th grade would attend the current Jenner building, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave. 

Students in 9th – 12th grade would attend the high school campus at 1250 W. Erie St.

...learning environment using evidenced-based learning strategies for its students. Currently Rudolph is located at 110 North Paulina Street and serves pre-K through 5th grade.   Rudolph’s current enrollment is 97 students and...

2524 S. Central Park Ave.

513 W 72nd St.

4540 N Hamlin Ave

4250 N St Louis Ave

7740 S. Ingleside Ave.

3241 S. Federal St.

1628 W Washington Boulevard

The following public hearings for proposed school actions will be held at CPS Central Offier, 42 W. Madison Street:

    CPS Proposes Community-Driven School Actions to Improve Students' Education
    CPS Will Invest $14M for Smooth Transition Focused on Individual Plans for Students' Academic and Safety Needs, in Addition to New School Facility Investments of More than $100M
    http://www.cps.edu

Dec 01

Variety of events create a holiday wonderland

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. On Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the museum, Glessner...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m...

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360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, offers TILT, the moving 360 degree thrill ride available on...

...Sun., Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St. Tickets range from $30 to $70. Join professional and amateur singers and musicians in their...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

...171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; Sat. Dec. 9, 8 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place, Chicago; Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave...

...Avenue at Delaware Place, Chicago; Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston...

...5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; Fri., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston (enter on Grove Street; front steps under construction); Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m...

...Street; front steps under construction); Sat. Dec. 16, 8 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl., Chicago; and Sun. Dec. 17, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free weekly holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall, produced by the...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago! with Broadway vocalist Ashley Brown and the 160-voice Chicago...

The Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2017 on Sun., Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Join...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sun. Dec. 17, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

...Dec. 4, Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Fri, Dec. 8, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St; and Sat., Dec. 9, Grace United Methodist Church 300 East Gartner Rd., Naperville. Ticket costs...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back, decorated in all their holiday finery. See the Thorne Room tree and its...

...or the very busy spider weaving a web. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day. Tickets are $14...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs. This year, Holly Jolly Jazz Concert happens on...

The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., has fun for the whole family. Discover the scientist within and explore the Crown Family...

...descend into a mining shaft over at the Coal Mine. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Admission is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773) 684...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Enjoy Slightly Fractured Fairy Tales, a comedic play...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children (three to 11...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually to this multipurpose...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 17th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000- square-foot holiday-themed...

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island on the Sundays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...performance every Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 327-5252 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

Chicago’s Cadillac Theatre at 151 W. Randolph St. presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a stage adaptation of the classic film. The story...

...Before Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 7, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem...

...Obtain tickets by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmanthatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

...1 and 6:30 p.m.; and Sun., 2 p.m. at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway St. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

...bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sun., Dec. 31, at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $45. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to...

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

...completely new holiday revue. Performances run through Sun., Dec. 31, at the Second City Theatre, 1616 N. Wells St. See the group’s touring show, the Non-denominational Christmas Show, at the Beverly Arts...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show. This year’s theme, Fire and...

...family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St., Ste. 112. The trees will be on display throughout December from 9 a.m. to...

...and Shelter Lighting Ceremony on Sat., Dec. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Variety of events create a holiday wonderland
    November 30, 2017 No matter what your age or your areas of interest, the Chicago area offers fun events for the whole family that can make new holiday memories. So find a little time to experience both outdoor and indoor entertainment that will make the season bright.
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Dec 01

Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org. Sun., Dec. 3, first Sunday of Advent, 11 p...

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Tues., Dec. 19, Christmas concert, Collegiate Choir Illinois Wesleyan School of Music...

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, comprised of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church...

...of Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina Street, St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor...

...Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave. and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language only) will take place daily...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. Call for information.

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m., candlelight service, lessons, and carols at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, worship with communion at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838, www.holycrosschicago.org. Sunday family worship at 10: 30 a.m.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424, www.chicagomonk.org. Sun., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. VanderCook Christmas Concert, Thurs., Dec. 7, at 7 p...

Our Lady of Fatima/Shrine of St. Anne, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas carols at 6:30 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. bilingual Mass. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass in English at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at noon. Mon., Jan. 1, Masses 10 a.m. in English and noon in Spanish.

School, 911 W. 32nd Pl., (312) 361-0500, www.parkcommunity.church/bridgeport. Christmas service, Sun., Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and New Year’s service on Sun., Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Masses at 10 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Masses at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Sat., Dec. 2, and Sun., Dec. 3, Feast of...

4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595,

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871, http://www.stjeromecroatian.org. Call for information.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com.  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Fri., Dec. 8, Masses...

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Call church for information.

Bethel AME Church, 4440 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Regular Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. Call for information on Christmas and New Year’s services.        

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285- 5819. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957. Call church for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24 carols at 8 a.m., carols at...

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 11 a.m.

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046, www.mccchurch.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service at 10:45 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s service at 10:45 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124, www.olivetbaptistchurchchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Call for information.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695, www.ambrose47.com. Regular Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268- 1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Sun., Dec. 24, worship at 8 and 11 a.m. and Christmas Eve Mass with carols, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s worship, 8 and 10: 30 a.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., (773) 548-6566. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225- 5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec...

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Combined Christmas Baptism Service, Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p...

...m.; Mandarin at 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. at the Pui Tak Center, 2216 S. Wentworth Ave.

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC-South), 3000 S. Wallace St., Sun., Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebration (with drama, games, songs, and message) 7:30 p.m in the CCUC-South Gym. Christmas Eve services in Cantonese at 9 and 11: 45 a.m.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Fri., Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception, St. Cecilia Choir, 7...

Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421- 3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Sun., Dec. 3, to Tues., Dec. 12, Our Lady...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 3, visit by St. Nicholas after 10:30 a.m...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sunday, Dec. 10, the Cardinal’s Christmas concert. Sunday...

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Sun., Dec. 3...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Call church for information.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Sat., Dec. 2, Mary and...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Call for information.

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Fri., Dec. 8, Mass...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Call for information.

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place on Sun., Dec...

St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887, www.stprocopiuschurch.org. Call for information.

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047. 59th Annual Presentation of Handel’s Messiah, Sun., Dec. 10, at 3...

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Mon., Dec. 25, Christmas Day sunrise service at 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, Sun., Dec. 31, Watchmeeting service at 11 p.m.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-1068. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena, from Sat., Dec. 2, through Sun., Dec...

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Fri., Dec. 1, Taizé Candlelit service at 6 p...

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 11 a...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St., (312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org.Thurs., Dec. 21, Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Eucharist at 8 p.m., followed by Christmas cheer refreshments. Sun., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Worship Sundays at 10 a.m. Special Sunday Brunch...

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Thurs., Dec. 7, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Sun., Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Family Masses at...

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842-1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 6:30...

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Thurs., Dec. 7: Christmas Concert 5 to 6:45 p.m. cost...

Soul City Church, 1150 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.soulcitychurch.com

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5752, www.cabrininationalshrine.org. First Sunday of Advent, Sat., Dec. 2, Vigil Mass...

    Gazette Chicago " Community churches help celebrate the spirit of the season
    November 30, 2017 We are only a couple of weeks away from 2018 and the holidays are upon us. Community churches have prepared a long list of special events celebrating Advent, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Simbang Gabi, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's.
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Dec 01

Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave, www.mercy-chicago.org, seeks volunteers to greet patients and work in the gift shop. A health and background exam is required for all volunteers. Call (312) 567-2366.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual Winter Coat Drive during the months of December and January. Bring your items by the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndpresbyterian.org

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...boutique that assists families facing homelessness. Casa Central is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at 1343 N. California Ave. Call (773) 645-2300 or visit www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., offers many opportunities to help during the holidays. The organization will host its 70th annual...

Charter Fitness once again is participating in Toys for Tots, an annual program that brings toys and gifts to children in need. Donations will be accepted at Charter Fitness’s Bridgeport location, 3145 S. Ashland Ave. until Sat., Dec. 23. For more information, call (773) 847-0900.

The Chicago Public Library’s Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a food drive through Fri., Dec. 8. It seeks non-perishable food and...

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, opens the door to opportunity for women experiencing homelessness. It provides housing...

Erie Neighborhood House, 1347 W. Erie St., www.eriehouse.org, hosts its Holidays with Heart gift wrap and decoration dinner on Fri...

Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington Blvd., provides in-house support and outreach programs for those wrestling with addiction issues. The organization...

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., maintains a food pantry every Thursday, from noon until 2 p.m. Eligible recipients must...

...be accepted at all Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker...

...Lakeside Bank locations until Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N...

...Sat., Dec. 9. Drop-off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank...

...off sites are: 2200 S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also...

...S. Archer Ave.; 1350 S. Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle...

...Michigan Ave., 1055 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 141 W. Jackson Blvd.; 55 W. Wacker Dr., and 2800 N. Ashland Ave. The bank’s holiday festivities also include a free raffle, open to all, for a...

...to less fortunate older adults who receive assistance from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave. Drop off gifts at Little Brothers; pick-up also available. Call (312) 804-0496 or...

At Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., (877) 637-2955, www.mercyhome.org, administrators’ greatest need during the holidays is financial contributions...

Midtown Educational Foundation and Metro Achievement Center for Girls, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org, provides academic tutoring, character education, parenting support, and sport and fitness...

Punky’s Pizza and Pasta, 2600 S. Wallace St., is hosting its eighth annual holiday toy drive. Drop off toys at Punky’s, which delivers them to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. Call (312) 842-2100 or log on to www.punkyspizza.com to learn more.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs volunteers to deliver 1,800 Christmas baskets to area families. The program operates daily through Sun., Dec. 10. For information, call (312) 997-2222, visit www.ReViveCenter.org, or email christmasbaskets@revivecenter.org.

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5574, seeks volunteers to greet and transport patients who use wheelchairs; conduct tours...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1653 W. Harrison St., seeks unwrapped items for its year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children age...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave. will host a Christmas party on Mon., Dec. 25. Its food pantry is open Tues...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., serves 1,200 hot meals monthly. Monetary and food donations help assure that the homeless continue receiving nourishing meals. Provide donations to the address above, Zip code 60608.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., provides personal and household items for the needy from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. No identification necessary. Call (312) 226-7887, log on to www.stprocopiuschurch.org, or email silviaj28@aol.com to learn more.

The Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 525 N. Ada St., seeks food donations this holiday season. It distributes food on Fridays, 7:30 to 9...

Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643, www.revivecenter.org/our-store, helps support ReVive programs and services, which...

...for children up to age 12. Drop off donations at the Toys for Tots warehouse, 3034 W. Foster Ave.; for a full list of other donation sites, go to https://chicago-il.toysfortots.org...

...kick off Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Cardiss Collins Facility at 433 W. Harrison St. Letters will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., seeks volunteers to work with veterans to staff the reception desk in the Voluntary Service...

...unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit...

...15, to the bank’s Near South Side locations at 2869 S. Archer Ave. and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations also accepted. Call (773) 254-3422 or visit www.wafedbank.com to learn...

    Gazette Chicago " Spirit of Giving helps us offer the hand of friendship to all
    November 30, 2017 The holiday season traditionally awakens a sense of generosity in all of us. It is a time when most people welcome the chance to reach within themselves to give whatever they can to enjoy a feeling of connection with others in their community.
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Nov 27

Robbery alert on the near South Side

The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun. They got away with the victim’s belongings.

    Robbery alert on the near South Side
    CHICAGO- Chicago Police are warning people on the near South Side to stay alert. The neighborhood has seen at least ten armed robberies since last month. The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun.
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Nov 27

Robbery alert on the near south side

The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun. They got away with the victim’s belongings.

    Robbery alert on the near south side
    CHICAGO- Chicago Police are warning people on the near south side to stay alert. The neighborhood has seen at least ten armed robberies since last month. The most recent was last night at about 5:30 at 21st Street and South Indiana. A group of young men approached a victim and showed a gun.
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Nov 26

4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies, police say

...s South Loop neighborhood.The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before...

...stolen.The victims told police they were getting into their car at the intersection of South State Street and East 21st Street when an SUV bumped the back of their car and a second car pulled up...

    Police: 4 robbed at gunpoint in 2 separate South Loop robberies
    Four people were robbed at gunpoint Saturday in two separate robberies in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. The latest robbery happened at 5:26 p.m. in the 2100-block of South Indiana Avenue. Two armed men wearing all black pushed a woman down and took her purse before getting in a dark colored SUV and fleeing the scene, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Nov 23

Jamaica Jerk Villa Bar and Grill: Real Caribbean Food

...has worked hard to bring back the popular eatery beyond its carryout crowd. Located at 2216 S. Michigan Ave. in the heart of the real estate boom of high cranes, with the Wintrust Arena...

    Jamaica Jerk Villa Bar and Grill: Real Caribbean Food
    C hicago has some of the best Caribbean food spots and the choices are growing. For a while, in order to get some great Island cooking-most had to travel to the South Side of Chicago where places such as Maxine's and Daddy O's dominated the category.
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Nov 17

5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend

Chance the Rapper performs during a Community Event that is part of the Obama Summit at Wintrust Arena at 200 E. Cermak Rd. in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

    5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about this weekend
    Quick! Think of something interesting to say at dinner Friday night. If nothing's coming to you, here are your conversation starters for the weekend. Citizen Chance Chance the Rapper's involvement in the community is nothing new, but his most recent venture in improving life in Chicago brought him to a city council meeting where he spoke against the development of a police academy on the West Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 15

Team Rehabilitation Coming Soon to 2100 Block of South Michigan

Team Rehabilitation Coming Soon to 2100 Block of South Michigan

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Kome "Now Open" at 1303 S. Michigan

    Team Rehabilitation Coming Soon to 2100 Block of South Michigan
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Nov 14

A Scary Road Rage Incident Comes to the Sloop

Responding officers, who had a description of the suspect's car, arrested a man in the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, police said. A firearm was located.

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The 38-year-old hurried back to his car to drive away from the 3700 block of South Indiana Avenue. That's when he heard several gunshots about 10:40 a.m., police said.

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Kome "Now Open" at 1303 S. Michigan

    A Scary Road Rage Incident Comes to the Sloop
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
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Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Man arrested in South Loop following nearby road rage incident

Responding officers, who had a description of the suspect's car, arrested a man in the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, police said. A firearm was located.

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Alberto Bocanegra, 38, of the 4300 block of Washtenaw Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated dishcarge of a firearm, police said. 

The 38-year-old hurried back to his car to drive away from the 3700 block of South Indiana Avenue. That's when he heard several gunshots about 10:40 a.m., police said. 

    Man arrested in South Loop following nearby road rage incident
    A 38-year-old man got out of his car to confront another driver in the South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood when he saw the other driver flash a handgun Friday morning, Chicago police said. The 38-year-old hurried back to his car to drive away from the 3700 block of South Indiana Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Guess he won't be running for Alderman again anytime soon.

Nov 13

Free rent at The LEX, luxury South Loop lofts and apartments

The LEX, a luxury rental community at 2138 S Indiana, was built as a condo and has both tower and loft apartments that rank among the most stylish and attractively-priced in the South Loop.

    Free rent at The LEX, luxury South Loop lofts and apartments
    The LEX, a luxury rental community at 2138 S Indiana, was built as a condo and has both tower and loft apartments that rank among the most stylish and attractively-priced in the South Loop. One-bedroom tower apartments at The Lex start at $1,827, $1,849 with a den.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 13

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 12

Man arrested in South Loop following nearby road rage incident

Responding officers, who had a description of the suspect's car, arrested a man in the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, police said. A firearm was located.

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Alberto Bocanegra, 38, of the 4300 block of Washtenaw Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated dishcarge of a firearm, police said. 

The 38-year-old hurried back to his car to drive away from the 3700 block of South Indiana Avenue. That's when he heard several gunshots about 10:40 a.m., police said. 

    Man arrested in South Loop following nearby road rage incident
    A 38-year-old man got out of his car to confront another driver in the South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood when he saw the other driver flash a handgun Friday morning, Chicago police said. The 38-year-old hurried back to his car to drive away from the 3700 block of South Indiana Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
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Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
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Nov 08

A new book says there are 111 places not to miss in chicago--and my neighborhood has 6 of them

...bank, various classes and community groups.  And the Blues Heaven Foundation, an iconic museum at 2120 S. Michigan--ensconced in the former Chess Records recording studio and office where some of the most...

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Where once stood a magnificent garden at the corner of 8th and Wabash, now stands nothing. »

    A new book says there are 111 places not to miss in chicago--and my neighborhood has 6 of them
    An interesting new book is out called 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss. Six of the places are pretty much out my door in the South Loop. Like any list, I think there are certain places in my neighborhood that the author, Amy Bizzari, left off her list that she shouldn't have: like...
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Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
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Nov 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
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Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
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Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
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Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
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Nov 02

Michelle Obama and others headline the main stage on final day of Obama Foundation Summit

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has a conversation with poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander during the second day of the Obama Foundation Summit in the Great Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 1. – Marc Monaghan

...the Rapper listen during the Obama Foundation Summit’s Community Event in the Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Wednesday, Nov. 1. – Marc Monaghan

    Michelle Obama and others headline the main stage on final day of Obama Foundation Summit - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The inaugural Obama Foundation Summit has come to a close. The final day of the event featured speakers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Former First Lady Michelle Obama; Common, a Chicago native and hip-hop artist and Lin-Manuel Miranda, co
    http://hpherald.com

Nov 02

ATN November, 2017

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens’ advisory council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5. The park is located at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 328-0821.

The Greater South Loop Association will host a Neighbors Night Out featuring an update on development in and around the McCormick Place Convention Center at Motor Row Brewing, 2337 S. Michigan Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The organization will offer Securing Your Building for the Holidays on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Baderbrau, 2515 S. Wabash Ave. Cost is $10.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

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...926-8300 for upcoming volunteer information sessions, all at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 300 N. Central Park Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030...

...Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.; and Thursday, Nov. 30, 6200 S. Drexel Ave...

...740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.; and Thursday, Nov. 30, 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu.

...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...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...Fest Trivia Night on Saturday, November 11, at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the games begin at 7 p.m...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Chicago Hope Academy will host a track dedication on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., 2640 W. Polk St., and an open house at 2189 W. Bowler St. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Hope Academy will host a track dedication on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., 2640 W. Polk St., and an open house at 2189 W. Bowler St. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

(People Organizing to Win, Engage, and Resist) will host a grassroots campaigning workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson St. Sessions are $40 each. Call (312) 804-3230 or email tom@civiclab.us.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take 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.

Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., will host Music @ Grace on Thursday, Nov. 9, featuring Roosevelt University jazz ensembles. Call (312) 922-1426 for time.

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.

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., will host a Mass of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. that includes a candlelight service. Call (312) 492-8442 or log on to www.holyfamilychicago.org.

The theatre is at 100 S. Racine Ave. Call (312) 374-8834 or log on to www.childrenstheatre.org.

Kenwood Academy High School will host open houses on Saturday, Nov. 11, for seventh and eighth graders at 10 a.m. and noon and for high schoolers at 1 and 4 p.m. The school is at 5015 S. Blackstone. Log on to http://www.kenwoodacademy.org/.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School will host a parent shadow day on Friday, Nov. 3, and an incoming freshman placement test Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. The school is at 3737 W. 99th St. Call (773) 881-6566 or log on to www.mothermcauley.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

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. Dates are Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

...open house on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6410 S. Dante Ave. Entrance exam is Saturday, Dec. 2. Contact Bill Nolan, director of admissions, at (773) 324...

Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., will offer free after-school archery field trips to groups of ten to 45 participants...

Park 571, home of the Eleanor Boathouse at 2828 S. Eleanor St., offers classes running through Saturday, Dec. 9: Boot Camp, Mondays at 6:30 p.m...

Frances W. Parker School will host an open house for grades nine through 12 on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Deadline to apply for the school is Friday, Dec. 1. The school is at 330 W. Webster Ave. Call (773) 353-3000 or log on to www.fwparker.org.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, the Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and...

A free grief support group in Spanish will be held at Presence Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Lake Shore Room, tenth floor, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Wednesdays of Nov. 8 and Dec. 6. Call Ely Pulido at (847) 653-3143 or Gabriella Valentino at (847) 653-3185 to register.

...exhibit, Nowhere People, running now through Saturday, Dec. 2, at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, tells the story. The exhibition by photographer Greg Constantine features 39 black-and-white...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew’s 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.

The school is at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837 or visit www.sttheresechicago.org.

San Miguel School on Oct. 7 had a ribbon cutting and open house for its community center. The school is located at 1954 W. 48th St. Call (773) 890-1481.

will present Compassionate Heart: She Said What? Women’s Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 702-2368 or log on to www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

...is on display through Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

UIC Student Veterans Affairs will host its Veterans Day 3k walk and 5k run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8:30 a.m. at 750 S. Halsted St. For more information, visit dos.uic.edu/vet5krun.

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

...Tots. The bank will accept donations of new unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15 at 2869 S. Archer Ave and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations will be accepted at each location or via...

...donations of new unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15 at 2869 S. Archer Ave and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations will be accepted at each location or via the bank’s website at...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN November, 2017
    November 2, 2017 The AARP Foundation Experience Corps seeks volunteer tutors for kindergarten through third grade to help students with their reading skills. Register at (877) 926-8300 for upcoming volunteer information sessions, all at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 300 N. Central Park Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov.
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Nov 02

Two new sports facilities to benefit the Near South and West Haven communities

Wintrust Arena, a $170 million, 10,000-seat facility, has opened at 200 E. Cermak Rd. as the latest jewel in the McCormick Square campus of entertainment facilities. It will host additional entertainment and be home to local college and professional basketball teams. 

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...their $65 million, 125,000-square-foot MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink at 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. at Wood Street, just a few blocks from their United Center home ice. It will...

    Gazette Chicago " Two new sports facilities to benefit the Near South and West Haven communities
    November 2, 2017 The city's Near South and West Haven communities are about to enjoy and play host to the sporting life in brand new ways. Wintrust Arena, a $170 million, 10,000-seat facility, has opened at 200 E. Cermak Rd. as the latest jewel in the McCormick Square campus of entertainment facilities.
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Nov 02

Parking and traffic a concern near Wintrust Arena

As Wintrust Arena is poised for a full slate of activities at 200 E. Cermak Rd., so are neighboring residents who generally see the development as a plus with a cautionary tale: increased traffic and parking issues.

...countdown signals for pedestrian crossings along that same stretch of Cermak as well as at Michigan Avenue at Cullerton Street, 24th Street at State Street, and at King Drive where it crosses 24th Place and...

Officials also proposed a number of curbside changes, including no parking around the arena to accommodate a fire lane, cab stands on Cermak and Prairie to serve the Marriott, and moving the bus stop to the northwest corner of the same intersection.

    Gazette Chicago " Parking and traffic a concern near Wintrust Arena
    November 2, 2017 As Wintrust Arena is poised for a full slate of activities at 200 E. Cermak Rd., so are neighboring residents who generally see the development as a plus with a cautionary tale: increased traffic and parking issues.
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Nov 02

Chance, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Nas Close Out Obama Summit

Around 8:30 p.m., the lights dimmed in the new Wintrust Arena at 200 E. Cermak Road near McCormick Place, as Andra Day took the stage singing her inspirational single "Rise Up." Following Day's exit, Chance took the stage and introduced the former first lady, a Chicago native.

    Chance, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Nas Close Out Obama Summit
    SOUTH LOOP - An all-star lineup of diverse talent including soulstress Andra Day, Gloria Estefan, Aziz Ansari, Brandi Carlile and Chance The Rapper closed out the Obama Foundation Summit Wednesday evening. Organizers had billed the concert, like the summit, as a community event to inspire active citizenship.
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Nov 01

Local influences, national visitors highlight of first half of Obama Foundation Summit

Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama enter the Great Lakes Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Chicago, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., as the Obama Foundation Summit commences Tuesday, Oct. 31. – Marc Monaghan

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Also, featured in social spaces is a bookstore operated in partnership with Seminary-Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

...and is bringing the surrounding community back to life as the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave., a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center...

Peterson, a graduate of Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is the president and executive director...

...a graduate of Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is the president and executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum...

...is the president and executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 10406 S. Maryland Ave., which works to preserve African American labor history...

Also on Tuesday before the start of the summit, Prince Harry, and Michelle Obama met with 20 students at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., which is situated directly across from the future site for the OPC.

The final item on the agenda for Tuesday was a community supper held at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.

    Local influences, national visitors highlight of first half of Obama Foundation Summit - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Local events, people and places that have and continue to inspire former President Barack Obama were a highlight of the first day of the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit that began on Tuesday, Oct. 31 and continued on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
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Oct 31

Want A Selfie With The Obamas? Forget About It, They Say

Obama spoke Tuesday at the Marriott Marquis, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., where young activists and community leaders from more than 60 countries had gathered for the Obama Foundation Summit.

    Want A Selfie With The Obamas? Forget About It, They Say
    SOUTH LOOP - If you came to Barack Obama's two-day Chicago summit hoping to snap a selfie with the former president - you might want to rethink your plans. In his opening remarks Tuesday, Obama banned the social-media staple. "For Michelle and myself, no selfies," Obama said. "This seems trivial, but it's not.
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Oct 31

Barack Obama Kicks Off His Own Summit With Call For Civility

"Make sure you when you disagree, you're not disagreeable," Obama told a packed room at the Marriott Marquis at 2121 S. Prairie Ave., where young activists and community leaders from more than 60 countries had gathered for the two-day summit.

    Barack Obama Kicks Off His Own Summit With Call For Civility
    SOUTH LOOP - President Barack Obama kicked off his Chicago summit Tuesday with a call for civility in public discourse. "Make sure you when you disagree, you're not disagreeable," Obama told a packed room at the Marriott Marquis at 2121 S.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    Confessions of a Condo Board member.... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Oct 29

Review: Windy City Blues Layers Love and Politics Over the Early Days of Chicago Electric Blues

Rosen tells the story of the Rolling Stones’ first visit to Chicago. Upon arriving at O’Hare, they jump in a taxi and go straight to 2120 S. Michigan, where they record an album titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue in June 1964. They record two more albums at Chess Records in 1964-65.

    Review: Windy City Blues Layers Love and Politics Over the Early Days of Chicago Electric Blues
    Note: Windy City Blues has been selected by Spertus Institute for its One Book One Community book of the year. Spertus has several events planned around Rosen's book. If you love Chicago electric blues, you have two ways to learn more about their origin. You can read one of the music histories of the period...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Oct 27

With 'Soul Sessions,' Chicago Millennials Make Moves For City's Night Life

The soulful event brings together emerging artists, singers and poets alike, to Bassline Music Lounge, 2239 S. Michigan Ave.

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...Sundays,” a similar event that showcased local talent, Terry said. The owner of Refuge Live, 416 S. Clark St., was the creator. When that event ended, she said there was a void. Young underground...

TheSourceChi is putting on "Black Out: Shotclock Edition" at Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St. Tickets can be purchased at BlackoutWed.Eventbrite.com

    With 'Soul Sessions,' Chicago Millennials Make Moves For City's Night Life
    CHICAGO - Two local entrepreneurs, one a transplant, another a native, have fused their talents and connections together to offer Chicagoans a monthly music series. Civilized Empire's Ronald Platt, originally from North Carolina, and Erica Terry, a former Roseland native, who now lives on the Near South Side, partner together once a month for " Soul Sessions."
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 27

South Side Staples: A Guide To The Staple Singers' Chicago

Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan will headline the first concert at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Friday night. Tickets can be bought here. The King Library, 3436 S. King Drive, will host a walking tour of Bronzeville's gospel history at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Dirty Thirties: Mavis and her siblings grew up at 506 E. 33rd St. in an area of Bronzeville they called the "Dirty Thirties," according to "I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers And the March Up Freedom's Highway," which is the year's One Book, One Chicago title.

...and Lou Rawls, among other successful, less famous musicians. The neighbors all attended Doolittle Elementary, 535 E. 35th St., and Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive. Singing filled the neighborhood, Mavis said...

...musicians. The neighbors all attended Doolittle Elementary, 535 E. 35th St., and Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive. Singing filled the neighborhood, Mavis said...

The family lived in many places throughout the South Side including at 649 E. 89th St. and later on 103rd Street. They even lived at 14th Street and Ashland Avenue for...

...including at 649 E. 89th St. and later on 103rd Street. They even lived at 14th Street and Ashland Avenue for a spell while the kids were growing up, according to the biography. The homes...

...He managed to get a side gig as a gospel singer at Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 S. Wentworth in Armour Square. Around that time, Pops began teaching his kids Mavis, Pervis, Cleotha and...

87th and Vincennes: The Staples had known Martin Luther King Jr. since 1963, but three years later the...

Perv's House: Pervis Staples was the most restless member of the group, and departed the family band in the early '70s to go into business for himself. He had a number of ventures, including Perv's Music, an artist management firm and studio at 8125 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

But his most successful business was Perv's House, a sprawling nightclub at 914 E. 79th St. that was one of the most popular nightlife spots on the South Side.

Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan will headline the first concert at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Friday night. Tickets can be bought here. The King Library, 3436 S. King Drive, will host a walking tour of Bronzeville's gospel history at 11 a.m. Saturday.

    South Side Staples: A Guide To The Staple Singers' Chicago
    BRONZEVILLE - Gospel legend Mavis Staples - and her onetime boyfriend, also a famous singer - will officially open the new Wintrust Arena Friday, a building that could cast a shadow on the Staples' childhood home in Bronzeville.
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Oct 25

Midday Fix: Barbara Bates Designs

Barbara Bates Barbara Bates Designs 2031 S. Indiana Chicago (312) 808-8091 Event: Real Women Wear Bates October 29 Reception – 4:00 p.m. Show – 5:00 p.m. Venue 19 East 19 East 21st Street Chicago For tickets and more information: www.barbarabatesdesigns.com/

    Midday Fix: Barbara Bates Designs
    Barbara Bates Barbara Bates Designs 2031 S. Indiana Chicago (312) 808-8091 Event: Real Women Wear Bates October 29 Reception - 4:00 p.m. Show - 5:00 p.m. Venue 19 East 19 East 21st Street Chicago For tickets and more information: www.barbarabatesdesigns.com/
    http://wgntv.com

Oct 25

Woven & Bound Takes Its Inspiration from Its Neighborhood's Printing Past

When the 40-story, 1,205-guest-room Marriott Marquis Chicago opened in mid-September, so too did Woven & Bound (2121 S. Prairie Ave., South Loop), a 350-seat American brasserie.

    Woven & Bound Takes Its Inspiration from Its Neighborhood's Printing Past
    When the 40-story, 1,205-guest-room Marriott Marquis Chicago opened in mid-September, so too did Woven & Bound (2121 S. Prairie Ave., South Loop), a 350-seat American brasserie. Executive chef Joshua Murray knows what you're thinking-something along the lines of "Why should I care about a hotel restaurant?" "I deal with it like a freestanding restaurant.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Oct 24

Sound check: Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lisa, Jody Watley play the Genesee

• Bob Dylan & His Band, Mavis Staples: 7:30 p.m. Friday, oct. 27, at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Chicago. $39.50-$126.50. (312) 791-6900 or wintrustarena.com.

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...45 for the various events. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 570-4000 or concordmusichall.com; also 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and...

...m. Friday, Oct. 27, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org...

...old Ben Folds Five favorites). 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $40-$249. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com...

...with Engine Summer and Crosstown. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com...

...goods for those in need. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $10 suggested donation or free with item donation. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com...

• Martyrs' hosts The Cells as The Smithereens, Craftwerc as Kraftwerk, The Differents play AM Radio Hits, Phil Agotti & Friends as Squeeze and John San Juan plays as Eddie Money. 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

...playing the "Karate Kid" trilogy soundtrack. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10; $8 if you're wearing a costume. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com...

• Halloween at Cobra Lounge features Major Threat playing as Minor Threat, Violent World channeling the Misfits, The Mizzerables as Green Day and Rosaries as Black Sabbath. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• The Main Squeeze, Zoofunkyou: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $18. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Violent Femmes, Brett Newski: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $37-$50. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Afterlife featuring UMEK and Paradigm: 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at at Estate, 1177 N Elston Ave, Chicago. $15-$30. (312) 523-4296 or afterlifechi.com.

• Arcade Fire "Infinite Content Tour": 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $25. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com.

• Funhouse Halloween Costume Party featuring The Fundamental Kink, Friday Pilots Club, Chandler Fuzak, Capital Soiree and Ajani Jones: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. $10; $5 with costume. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

• The Million Reasons, The Shades, The Hacky Turtles: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Township, 2200 N. California Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 384-1865 or townshipchicago.com.

    Sound check: Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lisa, Jody Watley play the Genesee
    A dream come true, out of the blue ... the "Ladies of the '80s" tour is coming to town! Relive every foolish beat of your heart when three of the decade's biggest entertainers -- Debbie Gibson ("Shake Your Love," "Lost in Your Eyes"), Lisa Lisa ("Lost in Emotion") and Jody Watley ("Looking for a New Love") stop at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre for one night only, 203 N.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 19

Investors look to cash out on Motor Row property

Aiming to cash in on momentum building along the corridor from new developments near McCormick Place, a venture controlled by JRG Capital Partners is seeking $7.5 million for its 30,415-square-foot parcel at 2328 S. Michigan Ave.

...Julius Peppers recently agreed to buy the 115,000-square-foot Hudson Motor Building at 2222 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago businessman Richard Driehaus paid almost $8.7 million for the historic Marmon Building at...

...Chicago businessman Richard Driehaus paid almost $8.7 million for the historic Marmon Building at 2230 S. Michigan, which he plans to redevelop...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Oct 18

Museum Adventures: A Chicago Cross-Cultural Journey through China, Haiti, Puerto Rico & Ukraine

...p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10–5 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation. (238 E. 23rd Street...

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...which showcases traditional embroidered shirts. The museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 11–4 p.m. (2249 W. Superior Street...

...The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 11–4 p.m. $5 admission. (4654 N. Racine Avenue...

...museum is open Tuesday–Friday 10–5 p.m. and Saturday 10–2 p.m. (3015 W. Division Street...

    Chicago Museums | Go on a Cross-Cultural Journey with Chicago Cultural Alliance
    The Chicago Cultural Alliance serves as connector to 35 museums and cultural organizations representing 24 different neighborhoods and 28 different ethnic communities. Forget about airfare, you can discover China, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Ukraine all in a few days in Chicago.
    https://www.choosechicago.com

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