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Racial Wafts

There are no less than 8 mentions of an attack by 4 black youth on 1 white man on south Michigan Monday night.
Yes, a problem exists. Always has.
But I don't recall Lequan McDonald getting this much press when he was murdered (prior to video release).
Every single news outlet posted their take, and the underlying theme in most is "Oh, no. Not in my playground. Call the National Guard." Please.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, and 2 others sought

The robbery of the Columbia students occurred a little more than 24 hours after another man was robbed and beaten by four men just a few blocks away, in the 600 block of South Michigan.

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The older victim contacted police, and Johnson was arrested at his home in the 6300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, according to his arrest report. The 19-year-old victim identified Johnson through a photo array, and Johnson was charged with robbery.

    Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still sought
    A judge denied bail for an 18-year-old man accused of beating and robbing two Columbia College students at a Grant Park skate park before the victims managed to fight off their attackers. Though prosecutors hadn't sought a "no bail" petition against Erick R. Johnson, Cook County Judge David R.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still sought

The two men, 18 and 19, were in the 100 block of East Roosevelt Road when three men approached them around 12:20 a.m., police said.  The men indicated...

The robbery of the Columbia students occurred a little more than 24 hours after another man was robbed and beaten by four men just a few blocks away, in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue.

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The older victim contacted police and Johnson was arrested at his home in the 6300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, according to his arrest report. The 19-year-old victim identified Johnson through a photo array and Johnson was charged with robbery.

    Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still sought
    A judge denied bail for an 18-year-old man accused of beating and robbing two Columbia College students at a Grant Park skate park before the victims managed to fight off their attackers. Though prosecutors hadn't sought a "no bail" petition against Erick R. Johnson, Cook County Judge David R.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

27 hours ago

Target is steps from the South Loop’s new 1000 South Clark

Target is steps from the South Loop’s new 1000 South Clark

    Target is steps from the South Loop's new 1000 South Clark
    The new apartments at 1000 South Clark have fun, innovative amenities that span nearly an acre, a convenient location next door to Target, great views, and a high level of apartment finishes. If you're looking for a new home in downtown Chicago, 1000 should be high on your must-see list.
    http://yochicago.com

32 hours ago

Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs

...Mistletoe Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St. Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event. In addition to...

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...the Bartlett History Museum: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bartlett village hall, 228 S. Main St. Bring your wish lists and camera to capture the moment with the jolly old soul...

Bensenville Santa's Brunch at White Pines: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, 500 W. Jefferson. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet breakfast, including kid-favorite dishes, holiday crafts and visits with Santa. (630) 766-0304, ext. 2. whitepinesgolf.com.

Elk Grove Village Tree Lighting and Concert: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, village green, 901 Wellington Ave. Tree lighting and concert by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Cookies, hot chocolates and refreshments. Santa and his elves will follow 5:30 tree lighting. For information, www.elkgrove.com.

...Storytime: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Garden Terrace Banquets at the Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. A magical evening with holiday entertainment. Story time with Mrs. Claus. Crafts and hot chocolate...

Hanover Park Tree-lighting Ceremony: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, village hall, 2121 W. Lake St.. Entertainment and refreshments. A special guest "flips the switch" to light up the village. Free. www.hpil.org/Our-Community/Village-Events.aspx.

Libertyville Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave.. After the tree lighting, Santa arrives around 7 p.m. Visit www.libertyville.com.

Lisle Santa Train: 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lisle metra station, 1000 Front St. Santa Train leaves at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Join Santa and costumed characters for a trip to Chicago's Union Station and back. $18. (630) 769-1000 or www.facebook.com/TheLislePolarExpressTrain.

...Race: 8:30--11 a.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Streamwood Park District, Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road. A 2.5-mile trek along the paved path to Aquarius Park and back to...

...1 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St., holiday craft/vendor show, as well as Cookies With Mrs. Santa and children's crafts...

...and Menorah Lighting: 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive. Mayor Roger Byrne will flip the switch to light the holiday tree. Enjoy hot chocolate...

Wauconda Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Wauconda Park District community Center, 600 N. Main St. After a day of activities on Main street starting at 2 p.m., Santa will...

    Where to find Santa in Chicago suburbs
    Even though Santa is getting ready for Christmas Eve, he seems to be just about everywhere nowadays. How? We don't know. But at the Daily Herald, we put together a list where you can find Kriss Kringle in the suburbs. The hot event?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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5th Robbing Incident In Grant Park Shakes the Community

The two men, 18 and 19, were in the 100 block of East Roosevelt Road when three men approached them around 12:20 a.m., police said. The men indicated they had a weapon and demanded the students' cellphones.  

The robbery occurred a little more than 24 hours after a man was robbed and beaten by four men just a few blocks away, in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue.

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    5th Robbing Incident In Grant Park Shakes the Community
    A string of incidents in Grant Park cause for alarm ( via Tribune): In the fifth attack at Grant Park in two weeks, two Columbia College students were robbed at the skating rink early Wednesday, Chicago police said.
    http://www.sloopin.com

2 days ago

Columbia College students robbed by 3 males in 5th incident near Grant Park

...past two weeks.The students, ages 18 and 19, were at the skate park near East Roosevelt Road and South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop around 12:20 a.m. when they were approached by...

-About 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 200 block of East Balbo;

-About 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 100 block of East Balbo;

-About 8:05 p.m. Nov. 12 in the 500 block of South Michigan; and

-About 10:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 600 block of South Michigan.

    Columbia College students robbed in 5th incident near Grant Park
    Two Columbia College students were the victims of a fifth violent robbery in or near Grant Park in the past two weeks. The students, ages 18 and 19, were at the skate park near East Roosevelt Road and South Michigan Avenue in Chicago's South Loop around 12:20 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Columbia College students robbed in fifth Grant Park incident in two weeks

The two men, 18 and 19, were standing in the skate park in the 100 block of East Roosevelt Road in the South Loop neighborhood when three men approached them around 12:20 a.m.

The robbery comes a little more than 24 hours after a man was robbed and beaten by four men just a few blocks north in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue

    Columbia College students robbed in fifth Grant Park incident in two weeks
    In the fifth such incident in Grant Park in the past two weeks, two Columbia College students were robbed in the park's skate park early Wednesday, Chicago
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR DEMO OF 12 FLOOR EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING. DEMO PORTION OF NORTH FACADE AND STRUCTURAL SLAB TO MAKE FUTURE LIGHTWELL. REMOVE AND REPLACE EAST SIDE WINDOW SYSTEM. REMOVE ROOF TOP EQUIPMENT AND SATELLITE DISH.

    820 S. Michigan Ave. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment

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With the Joffrey leaving, what’s the future of the Auditorium Theatre?

50 E. Congress Pkwy., Chicago Loop IL 60605

    With the Joffrey leaving, what's the future of the Auditorium Theatre?
    The Auditorium Theatre-that massive, stony hunk of Chicago history-celebrated the anniversary of a rebirth earlier this month with an evening of spectacular dance by members of 14 top national and international companies, including Alvin Ailey, Berlin State Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Also on the bill were some familiar pleas for financial support.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

Man, 22, beaten, robbed near Grant Park

The victim was walking in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and was approached by four men around 10:30 p.m. They grabbed his wallet then attacked, hitting and kicking him.

Then a group of 8 to 10 teens, both male and female, attacked a Columbia College student and two others walking in the 500 block of South Michigan at Congress at 8 p.m. knocking them down and taking their belongings.

    Man, 22, beaten, robbed near Grant Park
    CHICAGO - A 22-year-old man was beaten and robbed Monday night on Michigan Avenue near Grant Park. The victim was walking in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and was approached by four men around 10:30 p.m. They grabbed his wallet then attacked, hitting and kicking him.
    http://cltv.com

3 days ago

Robbery Team Beats, Robs ANOTHER Man Near Grant Park

...30 p.m,, a 22-year-old man was surrounded by four offenders in the 600 block of South Michigan. The crew took the man’s wallet and then

    Robbery Team Beats, Robs ANOTHER Man Near Grant Park
    Just days after police warned about groups of teenagers beating and robbing people near Grant Park, another man last night was attacked in the same area. Around 10:30 p.m,, a 22-year-old man was surrounded by four offenders in the 600 block of South Michigan.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

3 days ago

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3 days ago

You Know It's Hard Out Here for a Pizza Eater...

Up to 2 ½ months free rent at 777 South State’s newly-renovated apartments

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UIC breaks ground on new engineering building at Morgan & Taylor

Kome "Now Open" at 1303 S. Michigan

    You Know It's Hard Out Here for a Pizza Eater...
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

3 days ago

Group Beats, Robs Man In South Loop

The 22-year-old was walking north about 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Michigan when four males walked up to him, according to Chicago Police.

    Group Beats, Robs Man In South Loop
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was beaten and robbed Monday night in the South Loop. The 22-year-old was walking north about 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Michigan when four males walked up to him, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Man beaten, robbed by 4 males near Grant Park, police say

...bloody and his clothes torn, police said.The 22-year-old was walking in the 600-block of South Michigan Avenue when the group walked up to him around 10:30 p.m. One of the...

    Man beaten, robbed by 4 males near Grant Park, police say
    A man was attacked Monday night by a group of at least four male robbers near Grant Park in Chicago's South Loop, leaving his face bloody and his clothes torn, police said. The 22-year-old was walking in the 600-block of South Michigan Avenue when the group walked up to him around 10:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

3 days ago

MICHIGAN AVENUE ATTACK: A 22-year-old man was...

MICHIGAN AVENUE ATTACK: A 22-year-old man was walking in the 600 block of South Michigan when he was attacked by four males. One of the males grabbed the victim and took his wallet while the others hit and kicked him, police say.

    Group beats, robs man on Michigan Avenue
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was beaten and robbed Monday night in the South Loop. The 22-year-old was walking north about 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Michigan when four males walked up to him, according to Chicago Police.
    http://www.fox32chicago.com

3 days ago

Man robbed, beaten in the South Loop

The man, 22, told police he was approached by four men around 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of South Michigan

    Man robbed, beaten in the South Loop
    A man was beaten and robbed while walking on Michigan Avenue Monday night in the South Loop, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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