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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.

2 hours ago

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

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2 days ago

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

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  • 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

2 days ago

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

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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Nov 17

Updated 4 days ago

Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    Do you have a suggestion for an electrician? Be neighborly Lamrry. Thank you

  • @Leonard
    I'm looking for electrician recommendations. I'm being neighborly. Not sure what you mean? Are you trying to stir things up perhaps?

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Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park

200 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 8, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

100 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

500 block of S. Michigan Ave. on November 12, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. 

    Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park
    As shoppers, tourists and residents flock to downtown Chicago this holiday season, police are warning of groups of teenage robbers targeting pedestrians in the popular Grant Park area. The co-ed groups have robbed tourists and residents walking at night along Michigan Avenue between Congress and Balbo, including in Grant Park, police said in a community alert.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Nov 17

Holiday Hotel Packages in Downtown Chicago

This historic downtown Chicago hotel, The Blackstone (636 S Michigan Ave) takes you around the world with the City Lights & Tree Lights package. Your stay includes tickets to the world-renowned Christmas Around the World exhibit and a holiday cocktail.

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You may not be able to fly to Jamaica, but Hard Rock Hotel (230 N Michigan Ave) wants you to feel like you have with their Jamaican Stay-cation. This Caribbean-themed package includes:

Experience a must-see tradition and journey inside Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair with Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined classic through “A Night At The Nutcracker package” at the JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W Adams St.

Take the stress out of the holidays with a stay at the charming Talbott Hotel, 20 E Delaware Place, this season. Their Holiday (Off)Season Package not only picks up your packages for you, it also provides relaxation for your wearie bones with an in-room foot massage:

    Holiday Hotel Packages in Downtown Chicago
    While this season is all about giving and sharing, it's also important to take time for yourself. What better way to do that than with a stay at a deluxe downtown Chicago hotel?
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Nov 17

Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park

The first robbery was reported about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the 200 block of East Balbo Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100...

...Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100 block of East Balbo Drive on Nov. 9, police said. The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8...

...The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8:05 p.m. in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, police said...

    Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park
    Chicago police are warning people about three violent robberies that happened in or near Grant Park during several evenings this month. In the robberies, a group of up to 10 teenage boys and girls approached people on the sidewalk, punched them in the head and kicked them on the ground, according to a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 17

Nov 17

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Installation Of Two (2) G2O 3500lb.cap, 350 FPM, 6-Floor ( 1-front/6-rear Openings) Passenger Elevators #5 & #6. One (1) G2S 2500lb.cap, 200 FPM, 6-Floor, Passenger Elevator #7. Pursuant To The Plans Submitted And Referenced Building Permit For 56 Floor Building.

    808 S. Michigan Ave. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

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The best events for the weekend and beyond

...Tammy McCann and Joan Curto. Nov. 17. 7:30 p.m. $29-$68. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway...

...event, commissioned by the Poetry Foundation. Nov. 17-19. Free. Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.

...days and an orchestral suite by Richard Strauss. Nov. 16-21. $34-$221. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

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...Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Goodman Theatre: Nov. 18-Dec. 31. $25-$112. 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago Shakespeare: Nov. 21-Dec. 31. $30-$52. The Yard, 800 E. Grand Ave...

...112. 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago Shakespeare: Nov. 21-Dec. 31. $30-$52. The Yard, 800 E. Grand Ave.

...about is actually cold and wet. Nov. 21-Dec. 3. $18-$100. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.

...by the profound bass Andrea Silvestrelli. Nov. 19-Dec. 10. $20-$319. Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive...

...Dec. 2. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park...

    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

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