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Updated 28 min ago

Question about possible cougar sighting in Illinois.

If this or any other cougars get spotted again, why will it most likely be shot & killed? How many cougars have already been killed here? Like 3, 4?

Why can't we just (supervise our pets and then) turn a blind eye to it? I'm guessing there are probably even more cougars running around than we even know about. They are just doing their thing and trying to live. Why do we have to kill them?

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Where is a consignment store for vintage items?

Hi there, I have a couple of vintage fashion items and am looking for a consignment store. Not a consignment store for modern brand name clothing. Do you know of one?

  • Dreamer North Center

    You really would reach many more people on ebay. You can't beat a worldwide audience, especially for a niche item.

  • I AM on Ebay. I know every online retail site there is. I'm trying to sell VINTAGE via consignment. Thanks.

8 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    KITCHEN REMODEL INCLUDING REPLACING PLUMBING FIXTURES IN SAME LOCATION. (NO ALTERATIONS) (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; (ELECTRICAL MUST BE PULLED UNDER PERMIT) SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    3015 N. Seminary Ave. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment

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Weekend picks: Ventriloquist Terry Fator brings his puppets to Paramount

• Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Luther Dickinson: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $39.50-$65. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

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...indie artists, national performers and up-and-coming comedians at five Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark...

...up-and-coming comedians at five Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730...

...Chicago venues: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. The fest runs...

...N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; and Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark St. The fest runs through Sunday, Jan. 21. Five...

...263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com; then on Sunday at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$85. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan...

...Rock 'n' Roll Saturday. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Evanston Rocks Music Hall, 1012 Church St., Evanston. $15. (630) 962-7000 or evanstonrocks.com...

• latenightsinmycar., High Wire, A Better Hand, Almost, Maine, Aiming For Average: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Arbor Creek, Starship Pilgrims, The Brass Kicks, IDK: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$8. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• 2018 Blizzard Bash, featuring Burned, Stars Aligned, Bullet to the Heart, Threatening the Order, Vent To Atmosphere: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at LiveWire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 756-5363 or livewire.do312.com.

• V Is for Villains, Colonel Gunn's Wild West Music Show, Bloodman: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Ajúa Presenta LatIndie, featuring Karma Wears White Ties, You Are Here, Gaby Luna, Elia and more: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free with RSVP. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

• Tedeschi Trucks Band with JJ Grey & Mofro: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $19-$60. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

• Gin & Jokes comedy and hip-hop open mic hosted by Mikey to the P: 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Rhyme or Reason, 1938 W. Division St., Chicago. Free; drink package is available. (773) 687-8240 or rhymeorreasonchicago.com.

    Weekend picks: Ventriloquist Terry Fator brings his puppets to Paramount
    Famed comedian and ventriloquist Terry Fator tours with his menagerie of oddball puppets this weekend at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $79-$99. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 Love French food?
    http://www.dailyherald.com

33 hours ago

'Lago Wine Bar' Brings Venetian Tapas To Lake View

...in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Lake View, called Lago Wine Bar, is located at 3207 N. Sheffield Ave. (between School St & Belmont Ave).This newcomer is a project from Lauras Grigaliulas--who spent...

    'Lago Wine Bar' Brings Venetian Tapas To Lake View
    A new wine bar and Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Lake View, called Lago Wine Bar, is located at 3207 N. Sheffield Ave. (between School St & Belmont Ave). This newcomer is a project from Lauras Grigaliulas--who spent nearly 20 years working in New York wine bars--and specializes in Venetian small bites, meant to be paired with Italian wines.
    http://abc7chicago.com

45 hours ago

Big Head Todd and The Monsters Perform New World Arisin’

3145 North Sheffield

    Big Head Todd and The Monsters Perform New World Arisin'
    Big Head Todd and the Monsters Tonight and Tomorrow The Vic 3145 North Sheffield bigheadtodd.com This new record is the band's 11th full-length LP and marks their 30th year together!
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 13

Updated 3 days ago

Selling 2BR Condo, need wood floor type recommendation

We are selling our 2 Bedroom Condo in Lakeview. We plan to take out the existing wood floor in family room and also take out bedroom carpeting. We plan to replace with a new wood floor through out the unit. We plan to buy at Home Depot. What flooring sells the best these days? Looking for a reco to appeal to prospective buyer.

  • Yep depending on the condition, Rebuilding Exchange finds a new home for it in its original form or uses it to make furniture and supply their woodworking classes.

  • Thanks for all of the good info! The old flooring is a laminate wood. And there is a subfloor underneath.

Dec 18

Updated 3 days ago

Free Uhaul Boxes

Approx 50 boxes (most a mix of small and medium boxes) available near School St and Ashland Ave Wens. or Thurs. morning. A handful of mediums brand new and the rest used only once, for our move this month. PM if interested. Will honor FCFS. Happy holidays everyone!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    VIDEO: Wicker Park Robbery Video Provides Another Learning Moment
    The latest North Side robbery alert from Chicago Police focuses on three incidents reported Friday in Wicker Park. But everyone can learn by watching surveillance video of one of the hold-ups. One of the best ways to train your gut instinct is to learn how street criminals operate. Around 12:45 p.m.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • This is good advice, because most of us don't notice cars coming and going into alleys. They got a good look at the robber, he's probably a teen from one of the highschools, and I guess one of the teachers or principals will recognize him.

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Man With Gun Arrested At Lakeview Convenience Store

...custody, authorities said. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the convenience store at 1153 West Belmont and saw Juan Canas-Perez in possession of a handgun, according to the

    Man With Gun Arrested At Lakeview Convenience Store
    Police responding to a "man with a gun" call at Lakeview 7-Eleven store late Friday took a 26-year-old man into custody, authorities said. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the convenience store at 1153 West Belmont and saw Juan Canas-Perez in possession of a handgun, according to the police department's Office of News Affairs.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jan 13

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMODEL EXISTING SECOND FLOOR BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS TO CREATE NEW MASTER BEDROOM, NEW MASTER BATHROOM, NEW DEN AND ROUGH-IN FOR FUTURE BATHROOM. WORK TO INCLUDE ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING. NO CHANGES TO HVAC. CURRENT USE - RESIDENTIAL / PROPOSED USE - RESIDENTIAL.

    1120 W. Wellington Ave. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TUCKPOINTING - NO STRUCTURAL WORK - 100 SQFT

    1134 W. Barry Ave. Issued January 11, 2018 Comment

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Jan 12

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO ADDRESS VIOLATIONS TO AN EXISTING BUILDING TO INCLUDE REBUILDING PORCH FROM GRADE TO ROOF IN BACKYARD, REBUILD EXISTING STEPS TO SECOND FLOOR AND REMOVAL OF EXISTING WOOD AWNING. EXISTING/PROPOSED USE: BUSINESS **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    1015 W. Belmont Ave. Issued January 10, 2018 Comment

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Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

CRIME

DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at...

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DEAR ALL:
We have a situation. I have been specifically targeted for vandalism and it concerns me that it is related to the muggings of November 8th.
On January 4th at 9:52pm a car drove up and parked across the street from our house on Clarendon (exactly where the mugging and beating took place on November 8th). At 9:54:50pm a young man gets out of his car and walks down our street, at 9:55:45pm he returns to his car, at 9:57:02pm he gets back out of his car, heads straight to my classic 1997 Camaro parked in front of my house on Hutchinson, pulls out a large knife tool, and destroys the passenger side of my Camaro. I have it all on tape but unfortunately he was well covered with hoodie including his face, and the cameras could not pick up the license plate number.
I have a strong suspicion that this is in retaliation from my involvement of the muggings.
I am in contact with the lead detective on the muggings case to see how to proceed.
Let's keep an eye out please.

  • Brian..its actually 60660Gal.
    Not 60657..but its okay..you can call me 606!

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    No problem Mute. Knowledge is power, and forewarned is forearmed, and any other cliches that apply. BTW I consider something that is still cool after twenty years, and stands the test of time, a classic. Except maybe a Yugo.

Jan 09

Elk Grove Leo Club collects pet food and toys for Almost Home Foundation

Collection boxes for these items are located at the Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave.; Hattendorf Center, 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.; the main office at Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.; and at the b.i.s.i Chicago Dance Company, 660 Meacham Road.

    Elk Grove Leo Club collects pet food and toys for Almost Home Foundation
    Deadline for donations is Saturday, Jan. 13 Submitted by Ray Szull The Elk Grove Village Leo Club is conducting its annual Pet Food Drive to benefit the Almost Home Foundation based in Schaumburg.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Free mvmt shop opens in Old Dry Cleaner on Southport and Waveland

Free mvmt shop opens today at 3649 Southport, across from Jewel Osco. Free mvmt shop is a movement--based fitness pop-up. They will be in the neighborhood until May 1st offfering classes in cardio-dance, animal movement, shadowboxing, yoga, pilates, and conditioning for all skill and experience levels. They support a Different local Nonprofit each month with a percent of sales. Definitely an exciting addition to the Southport Corridor.

Jan 09

Jan 06

Updated Jan 08

Breakfast/brunch suggestions for East Lakeview

I was so happy to find Horizon cafe after Melrose closed down last year for just a good, affordable breakfast with no frills. I was heartbroken to go out in the cold this morning for breakfast at Horizon to find it’s doors permanently closed.
Do any of you have good east Lakeview suggestions for breakfast/brunch? I’m not a huge fan of Anne Sathers or Stella’s Diner and Yolk tends to be a huge wait with sometimes a lack of space to hang out indoors while waiting.

  • Alice East Lakeview

    Wilde does a decent brunch

  • Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful suggestions :)

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Cleaning service

In search of a cleaning service fir an
air BNB

  • d3 NOH

    Did the city approve your license even without you living there? Did you have to appeal ?

  • D3 if you have any questions call Kirk at (224) 805-7412. SMA mechanical is a legitimate company. That is if you are referring to my comment about work that Rose Lloyd posted about.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Neighbors, where can I get a zipper Pull (zipper mend) really quick

I have 24 hours to get a zipper pull. Where should I go, thanks. I looked online but would have to order it.

Dec 24

Updated Jan 08

44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to

...the day and end in dessert. $21.95/adults, $12.95/children 12 and younger. 909 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-2378, annsather.com...

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20 East will offer Christmas Day brunch with a hot chocolate bar, monkey bread, baked crabcake Benedict and a smoked salmon board. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 20 E. Delaware Place, 312-397-3633, 20eastchicago.com.

The Albert will host a three-course, family-style Christmas Eve and Christmas Day supper with items like heirloom turnips, dry-aged Painted Hills beef rack, au gratin potatoes and a cranberry-ginger cobbler. $75/person, 2-9 p.m., 228 E. Ontario St., 312-471-3883, thealbertchicago.com.

...flan. $55/adult and $24/children ages 4-12, 2-10 p.m. both days. 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-7441, artangosteakhouse.com...

...Brunch is $22 per person, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5101 N. Clark St., 773-942-7572, barromachicago.com...

...bone marrow pudding pie. Dinner is $52 per person, 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725, bigjoneschicago.com...

...m., and 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day. 840 N. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400, bistronomic.net...

...York sirloin and other chef specials. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535, boothone.com...

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! will serve tapas and bloody marys, waffles with house-made chocolate-hazelnut spread, and breakfast paella with Spanish sausage. Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000, cafebabareeba.com.

...m. to 1 p.m. brunch and 2-8 p.m. dinner on Christmas Day. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com...

...p.m. brunch on Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Christmas Day, 2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965, commonwealthchicago.com...

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab offers bone-in fillet, Florida stone crab claws, Dover sole and fried chicken. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637, joes.net.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya will serve ramen and Japanese-inspired hot cocktails, like Fuyu Koshu, made with pinot noir, haku sake and Akama shochu. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-270-4150, kizuki.com.

Koi will serve a 10-course prix fixe holiday menu with dumplings, satay, spicy chicken wings, kung pao chicken, garlic prawns, tempura banana and chocolate lava cake. $30/person, 624 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-6969, koievanston.com.

...percent off during lunch and dinner. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve., 1924 W. Division St., 773-772-6251, makrestaurant.com...

Maple & Ash will offer its full regular menu Christmas Eve with one special holiday item. You can order the fire-roasted seafood tower, dry-aged steaks or ricotta agnolotti, or choose the four-course, chef-selected menu. Noon to 9 p.m., 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888, mapleandash.com.

...30 p.m. Christmas Eve dinner; 2-8 p.m. Christmas Day brunch and dinner. 11 E. Walton St., 312-625-1324, michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie...

Mastro’s Steakhouse will add specials to the regular menu, including a cocktail called the Winter Whisper, made with RumChata, Kerrygold Irish Cream and D’usse Cognac. 3-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; 3-9 p.m. Christmas Day; 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100, mastrosrestaurants.com.

Mercat a la Planxa will offer regular brunch and dinner menus on Christmas Day and the regular menu on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Christmas Day brunch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Christmas Day dinner, 5-9 p.m. 638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com.

Mon Ami Gabi will serve French classics, like escargot, steak frites, onion soup and beef bourguignon. 4-9 p.m. Christmas Eve, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886, monamigabi.com.

Osteria Via Stato will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, a multicourse meal featuring seafood dishes, like lobster, shrimp and fennel risotto. The Italian meal comes with dessert and sides. $59.95/person, 4-9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com.

...55 for children 12 and under, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Day. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888, chicago.peninsula.com...

Il Porcellino will serve Christmas Eve dinner with items like pan-seared scallops and a Maine lobster over linguine. 4-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800, ilporcellinochicago.com.

R.J. Grunts will offer an all-you-can-eat brunch Christmas Eve with salad bar, pecan bread pudding French toast, mini Belgian waffles and more. Brunch, $15.95, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the restaurant will be open until 7 p.m.; 2056 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-929-5363, rjgruntschicago.com

RPM Italian will serve the Feast of Seven Fishes, with dishes like whole roasted lobster and wild Dover sole. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Dinner is $85/person, noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888, rpmrestaurants.com.

RPM Steak will serve its traditional dinner menu, as well as seasonal specials. Noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990, rpmrestaurants.com.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will feature a surf-and-turf special of twin cold-water lobster tails, with a choice of steak. 2-9 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 8 p.m. Christmas Day; 431 N. Dearborn St., 312-321-2725, ruthschris.com.

Shaw’s Crab House will serve a special brunch menu on Christmas Eve, with roasted leg of lamb, honey ham, holiday pies and cookies. Brunch is $75/adults and $20/kids 12 and under. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722, shawscrabhouse.com.

...to 2 p.m. and dinner is 2-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At 1954 N. Halsted St., 772-634-4101, stellabarra.com...

Tanta will serve Christmas Eve dinner with such specials as uni ceviche, wagyu carpaccio, crispy pork shank with Peruvian corn pepian, and seafood. 5-10 p.m. Christmas Eve, 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700, tantachicago.com.

...p.m. dinner, Christmas Eve; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch, Christmas Day; 160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160, toralichicago.com...

...m.; dinner is $85 for adults, $40 for kids 5-12, 5-10 p.m.; 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705, travellechicago.com...

    44 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to
    For a time meant to be full of joy, Christmas can sure be stressful. You're expected to decorate, host and also throw together an extravagant meal - I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Make it easier on yourself by letting one of the many restaurants open during the holidays take care of dinner, so you can focus on giving your loved ones some quality time.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Thanks for the tip, but I'd rather go to one of my favorites, Trattoria Gianni.

  • What about Sapori on Halsted and Shubert? One of my favorites.

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Kikko needs a home

A month ago someone posted about the loss of their dog. I think a Pittie. This beautiful girl needs a loving Home and I thought of you. I am not a techie so I don’t know how to find your post and I have no idea how to add the Facebook post so I just took pictures and attached them. This was shared with Paw’s volunteers and I’m a volunteer. Thanks

Jan 05

Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - (Jan. 5th-11th; closed Jan. 8th) Grab some drinks and enjoy a movie at the Brew & View! 6:30pm. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL. 6:30pm. ($5)

Hitch*Cocktails - (Fridays at 10pm) Alfred Hitchcock-themed improv skits based on audience suggestions. Live jazz band, parlor games. Actors must drink as the plot thickens. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Runs through March 23rd, 2018.

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...and impossible to forget. Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. Plus, BLADE RUNNER 2049 screens Saturday at 7pm & Sunday at 3pm. On...

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [35mm] - (Jan. 6th at midnight) Midnight madness with the shadowcast! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

THE STRANGE ONES - (Jan. 5th-11th) Mysterious, atmospheric drama about two young men on the run. Times vary. Facets Cinémathèque, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Quicksails also performs. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8:30pm. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608. (Note: only general admission tickets are still available...

...Bucket O' Blood's “Bloody Reads” horror book discussion series! Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618. BYOB...

...in genetics and teaches a Biology Through Art course at Loyola University Chicago. ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, Chicago, IL. Exhibition runs through January 27th, 2018. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat. 12pm-6pm; Sundays...

...have now retired to a nursing home. Her work is quite interesting. Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60654...

LEE GRANTHAM: Reverse Acrylic Paintings - (Jan. 5th-Feb. 24th) Opening reception is Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Solo exhibition of stylized pop culture imagery painted in reverse on Plexiglass. Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, Chicago, IL 60654.

RODIN: Sculptor and Storyteller - (through March 4th, 2018) Seeing Auguste Rodin's famous sculptures up close and personal is definitely an experience to remember and cherish. Hours. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe - (Jan. 5th-28th) Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of this musical at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. (On Jan. 19th, celebrate a toast to Poe's birthday after the show.)

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

SLAY BELLS RING - (Jan. 13th, 2018) Murder Mystery Dinner. Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL 61201. (Dec. 16th already sold out, so book your tickets soon!)

Windy City Horrorama Film Festival - (April 27th-29th) New independent film festival to debut at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

    Weekend Events: Don't Look Now [35mm], Xiu Xiu Performs Twin Peaks, Dark Art
    Hello, 2018! If you're reading this, you made it out alive. As my father recently stated, "Well, at least 2017 won't be written on our gravestones." That's one way of looking at it. So, while we've got the threat of a nuclear holocaust weighing over our heads to start out the New Year, the best...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Jan 04

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...together like David Bowie, and the Bowie Ball! at 10 p.m. Thursday at Berlin (954 W. Belmont Ave.) is basically an illustration of this in party form. Not only is it a joyous...

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...screen treatment for one night only at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harper Theater (5238 S. Harper Ave.). The “Lemonade” screening will be followed by a conversation between Chicago musician and poet Jamila...

...career gets its own musical bent for “Beautiful,” currently on stage at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.). The musical recounts King’s story through her own lyrics, tracing a tale of trying...

...run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning at at Red Lion Pub (2446 N. Lincoln Ave.) and continues through Lincoln Park and multiple other bars on a 2.5-hour “lesson...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Get off to a strong start on your first weekend of the New Year with our help: Drink to ghosts, dance the night away or enjoy something "Beautiful" or some "Lemonade." 'Lemonade' on the silver screen As the line goes, "Lemonade" is a popular drink, and it still is - even in the middle of Chicago winter.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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