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Updated 7 hours 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?

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Updated 27 hours 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?

  • Elliot’s consignment shop. There’s one on Lincoln Ave (between Fullerton and Montana) and another up north.

  • future alderman future alderman

    if it's THAT special try Sotheby's

35 hours ago

Fresh Start To Your Week: 1/22 – 1/24

100% Off Bands: Axons / Little Church / Flux Corsair @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

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Free Monday: Mykele Deville / Daymaker / Blackerface / Ze’ev @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Salonathon: Family @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Hungry for Stories #11: Electric Arches ft. Eve L. Ewing @ Read/Write Library, 914 N. California, Walton Entrance, 7:00PM – 8:30PM, All Ages

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Residency @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM – 11:00PM, 21+

RAW Chicago: Envision @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 7:00PM, 21+

A Celebration of Chicago Drink and Draw @ Red Lion Pub, 2446 N Lincoln Ave., 7:30PM -11:00PM, 21+

A Babely Bazaar @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00PM – 11:00PM, 21+

CHIRP Night w/ Sex No Babies and beastii @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

    Fresh Start To Your Week: 1/22 - 1/24 - Third Coast Review
    A little bit of rain never hurt, especially when it brings in an unseasonable warmth into our usually chilly Chicago. This week there are so many great events to enjoy from concerts, readings, artist showcases, and live drawing! Many of these shows are free; an added bonus to going out under these little raindrops.
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Sunday picks: Daniel Tiger rides into Rosemont Theatre

...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...

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The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings its take on Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "Sleeping Beauty" to two area venues this weekend at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$85. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Chicago

...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...

...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...

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• David Hayes, Trick Shooter Social Club, Noah Gabriel, bluefront: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• 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.

    Sunday picks: Daniel Tiger rides into Rosemont Theatre
    Families who are fans of PBS Kids animated programs won't want to miss seeing the tour of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live" on Sunday at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $25.75-$35.75. $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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3 days ago

Faux Furrs Launch ‘Through the Porthole’ into 2018 with Fresh Music, Shows, Tour

...Facebook event page. Faux Furrs are also playing a show Jan. 28 at Schubas Tavern (3159 N. Southport Ave....

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...half years and are playing their first show of the year tonight at Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont Ave.) with other local bands The Evening Attraction, The Hustle and Temporary Pharaohs. Learn more and...

    Faux Furrs Launch 'Through the Porthole' into 2018 with Fresh Music, Shows, Tour | LoganSquarist
    If you want to know how it feels listening to local band Faux Furrs, hear how guitarist Adam Karstens describes it: it's like the simple joys of remembering you have beer in the fridge after a long work day, snagging a good parking spot or finding your favorite shirt after six months-even if it has a hole in it.
    https://logansquarist.com

3 days ago

Weekend picks: Ventriloquist Terry Fator brings his puppets to Paramount

...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...

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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...

...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.

• 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.

• 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

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4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT 2 DU BUILDING WITH ROOF TOP DECK (3B CONSTRUCTION), ROOF TOP STAIR ENCLOSURE, REAR 3 STORY DECK WITH STAIR TO ROOF, FRONT DECK AT SECOND FLOOR, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE WITH ROOF TOP DECK (3B CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    1503 W. Oakdale Ave. Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Maryland R&B singer Brent Faiyaz spins gold all on his own on Sonder Son

Tue 1/30, 8 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, sold out, 18+

    Maryland R&B singer Brent Faiyaz spins gold all on his own on Sonder Son
    Goldlink's runaway 2017 hit "Crew" would be nothing without the buttery-smooth vocal hook from Brent Faiyaz. Raised in Columbia, a Maryland suburb that rests on an axis between Baltimore and D.C., the 22-year-old tried his hand at being an MC before he received a Twitter DM from a stranger advising him to stop rapping and focus his on other aspects of his music.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

5 days ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 – 1/21

Sonny Smith (of Sonny & The Sunsets) / Cut Worms / Okey Dokey / Cafe Racer @ Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 18+ -$15

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Wham City Comedy x Helltrap Nightmare @ Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM & 10:00PM, 21+, $12

Allan Rayman / Blaise Moore / OddCouple @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9:00PM, 18+, $15

Typhoon / Mimicking Birds / Sunbathe @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 7:30PM, All Ages, $15

White Mystery / Paul Cherry / Son of a Gun In The Round @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30PM,  17+

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room, 1506 E 53rd St., 8:00pm – 11:00PM

Vampires vs Unicorns Tournament @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 6:00PM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Easy Habits / Son of a Gun / Cass Cwik @ Coles, 2338 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

The Gold Web Album Release Show @ Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 10:00PM, 21+

Bric-A-Brac Brunch @ The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 11:00AM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Krozer / Wet Wallet / Diagonal @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave, 9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 - 1/21 - Third Coast Review
    Another great weekend with plenty of events to distract you from the chilly winter weather! There is so much to do this weekend including the Women's March celebrating the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year, the continuation of Buddy Guy's shows at his legendary venue (shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the Northwestern...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Jan 13

Updated 6 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 6 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!

6 days ago

Updated 6 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.

Jan 16

Sound check: Story of the Year, Davlin play Bottom Lounge

...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...

• The Footlight District, The Smoking Revolvers, Two Ton Heads, Rotten Mouth, Saltwater Tap: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

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...kick the night into gear. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $22. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com...

...Birth of Rock 'n' Roll takes the stage Saturday, Jan. 20. Evanston Rocks Music Hall, 1012 Church St., Evanston. The Nick Pontarelli Band plays at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19; $8. The...

...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...

...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 Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 17...

• Motherfolk, The Regular, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Passion Pit, slenderbodies: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35-$129. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

• MER's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Gin & Jokes comedy and hip-hop open mic hosted by Mikey to the P: 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Rhyme or Reason, 1938 W. Division St., Chicago. Free; drink package is available. (773) 687-8240 or rhymeorreasonchicago.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.

• 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.

    Sound check: Story of the Year, Davlin play Bottom Lounge
    St. Louis-based Story of the Year heads to Chicago with Davlin, Make Room and Face the Fire rounding out the bill. More on this, Wayland and Werewolves at Hour 30 at West Dundee's Rochaus, Julianne Q in Clarendon Hills and Evanston's new music venue.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 15

Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/15 – 1/17

100% Off Bands: The Knees / Grapetooth / Datenight / mtvh1n1 @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

TNK Kick-Off Party + Cards Against Humanity Pop Up @ Tied House Loft, 3157 N Southport Ave., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

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Salonathon: To Keep Moving Forward @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Residency @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Soup & Bread @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 5:30PM – 8:00PM, All Ages

After Work: Sam Trump @ The Robey, 2022 W North Ave., 6:00PM – 8:00PM, 21+

Helado Negro / Cuco / Divino Niño @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9:00PM, 18+, Sold Out

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/15 - 1/17
    Oh boy, the snowy weather has come back and blanketed our city in few inches of its fluffy substance. Don't let the little flurries stop you from going out and enjoying all these great events! A little trudge through the snow is definitely worth it. I especially recommend you go and see the 70mm presentation...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Jan 12

On Thx, indie-rock act Lomelda builds entire worlds with just a few musical pieces

Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, sold out, 18+

    On Thx, indie-rock act Lomelda builds entire worlds with just a few musical pieces
    Hannah Read-the twentysomething Texan who records and performs wistful, intimate indie rock under the name Lomelda-isn't the first and won't be the last person to write a song about the long stretches of asphalt that criss-cross the country, but her "Interstate Vision" deserves to be counted among the best American road songs of all time.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 12

LA singer-songwriter Bedouine crafts weightless songs of grace, optimism, and wonder

Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, $15, $125 Tomorrow Never Knows five-day pass, 18+

    LA singer-songwriter Bedouine crafts weightless songs of grace, optimism, and wonder
    Bedouine is the moniker of singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, a woman of Armenian descent born in Syria and raised in Saudi Arabia before her family won a green-card lottery and moved to the U.S. The music on the eponymous debut she released last summer feels lighter than air.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 12

LA underground punks No Age return from a five-year absence with a punishing new album for Drag City

Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, sold out, 18+

    LA underground punks No Age return from a five-year absence with a punishing new album for Drag City
    Five years can be a lifetime in the career of a postpunk band, but that's how long it's been since the LA duo No Age dropped a new record. Singer and guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt have finally broken their silence with the exuberant Snares Like a Haircut (Drag City), a maelstrom of fury and melody that sounds like it must be the product of more than two people.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 12

5 other places to wait for a burger while Au Cheval is (temporarily) closed

...doesn’t need to be. Plus, the price tag is more than reasonable. $6.25. 3057 N. Ashland Ave. and 2072 N. Western Ave...

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...in the city: Wicker Park, the West Loop and Old Town. $9.95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St...

...West Loop and Old Town. $9.95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St...

...95. Wicker Park: 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. West Loop: 150 N. Riverside Plaza. Old Town: 1345 N. Wells St.

...Cheval garner national attention with a similar mention of its burger back in 2012.) $16. 177 N. Ada St., first floor...

...Plus, the price tag is more than reasonable. $6.25. 3057 N. Ashland Ave. and 2072 N. Western Ave.

...egg. Do what you will, as the combinations are all worth your while. $9.05. 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

...this burger stands slightly apart from its peers and is better for it. $8.50. 2057 W. Roscoe St.

    5 other places to wait for a burger while Au Cheval is (temporarily) closed
    Chicago's famous burger spot Au Cheval closed for renovations last week, and it will remain shuttered until Jan. 18, according to its Yelp page. In the meantime, we want to share five of our other favorite places to get your burger fix in the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

North Center’s New Craft Beer-Focused Replacement for Northdown Opens Friday

Welcome Wooden Nickel to Lincoln and Belmont

...by the same team behind Floyd’s Pub in Bucktown and the new bar at 3244 N. Lincoln Avenue in North Center will have a strong commitment to craft beer. They’ll also serve...

    North Center's New Craft Beer-Focused Replacement for Northdown Opens Friday
    A new bar is pegged for a Friday debut inside the former Northdown Cafe and Taproom near Lincoln and Belmont. Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill is owned by the same team behind Floyd's Pub in Bucktown and the new bar at 3244 N. Lincoln Avenue in North Center will have a strong commitment to craft beer.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Chicago needs anything that can deal with the high costs of doing business in this city that can manage to stay operational.

Jan 12

Lake View home with sport court: $3M

1650 W. Melrose St. in Chicago: $2,750,000

    Lake View home with sport court: $3M
    1650 W. Melrose St. in Chicago, illinois
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 12

Nov 15

Updated Jan 10

Neighborly Litigation (Chadha v. NPES)

Many on this forum talk about litigating, be it for some unneighborly thing or other. Well, here is your chance to read the behind the scenes workings of the Chicago Way in its entirety (link below - get some popcorn and settle in) and VOTE.

This is the culmination of 7 years of attorney fees and a waste of our taxpayer-funded court's time/resources, in my opinion, of course.

Link: https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com/appeal-brief.html

    Appeal Brief
    CHADHA VS. NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHICAGO)
    https://chadhavnpes.weebly.com
  • Update: Chadha: 95; NPES: 84; Deadlocked: 33

  • Update: Chadha 129; NPES: 106; Deadlocked: 41 - And our "Progressive" Alderman of the 47th Ward had no qualms about being honored recently by the school that engaged in this.

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

Sound check: Cody Johnson on the rise at Joe's Live

...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...

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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...

...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. Acclaimed national and...

...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. Acclaimed national and international musical acts such as...

...Alex Cameron next week. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $49.50; tickets are pretty sold out, but they're still available on secondary...

...you up through the weekend. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35-$129. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com...

• Mama Jimi, Bosco, Mike Gassett Band, Josh Flagg: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Kick ­-- The INXS Experience, PriMary, DJ Greg Corner: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $15-$18. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Sound check: Cody Johnson on the rise at Joe's Live
    Cody Johnson has been making waves on the country scene lately. See why when he plays with Jacob Bryant at Joe's Live in Rosemont. More on this, The Killers at the United Center, Passion Pit and the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 09

Sound check: Tickets scarce for Killers' United Center show

...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...

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...Alex Cameron next week. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $49.50; tickets are scarce. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com...

...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...

...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. Acclaimed national and...

...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. Acclaimed national and international musical acts such as...

...you up through the weekend. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $35-$129. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com...

• Mama Jimi, Bosco, Mike Gassett Band, Josh Flagg: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Kick ­-- The INXS Experience, PriMary, DJ Greg Corner: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $15-$18. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Umphrey's McGee "it's not us" album release party: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $189 for 1 ticket plus deluxe edition of "it's not us"; $239 for 2 tickets plus deluze edition of album. (773) 929-5959 or um.shop.ticketstoday.com.

• Trident Deep, Woody and the Sticks, Two Bit Actor: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 465-9801 or uncommonground.com.

• Motherfolk, Like Language: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

    Sound check: Tickets scarce for Killers' United Center show
    Brandon Flowers and The Killers have spun out some of the best-loved pop anthems of the last 15 years. Catch their nearly sold-out show Jan. 16 at the United Center. More on this, Cody Johnson at Joe's Live, Passion Pit and the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival.
    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

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Haley Fohr

3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

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111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600

1901 W. Madison St.

175 N. State St. 312-462-6300

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-570-4000

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Haley Fohr
    As we settle into the New Year, great artists come to town to start you off the right way. Haley Fohr Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600 Local musician Haley Fohr is probably best known under the moniker Circuit Des Yeux, but for this special performance at the Art Institute, she strips away her handle.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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.

Jan 08

Joe Swanberg introduces a screening of The Heartbreak Kid, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...California mountainside," writes the Reader's Leor Galil about the artist, who performs at Schubas (3159 N. Southport). 7 PM, $18, $15 in advance

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Mon 1/8: Think you’re ready for Eat More Tamales, the Delta's (1745 W. North) tamale-eating contest? Heed the event title and give it a shot—proceeds benefit MLB baseball player (and Chicago homeboy) Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation. 6 PM, $20 suggested donation

...Museum's exhibit "Housing As a Human Right: Social Construction" was recently extended by Archeworks (625 N. Kingsbury). The Reader's Maya Dukmasova visited when the exhibit opened and wrote, "In each installation...

...and family's hearts by pursuing a shiksa on his honeymoon. Screening at Music Box (3733 N. Southport), the film will be introduced by Chicago writer-director Joe Swanberg (Easy). 7 PM, $7...

...Yugoslavia in 1926 and survived the Holocaust in hiding, gives a talk at Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior) in celebration of the opening of "Here I Am," a new exhibit devoted to her...

...an open-ended, welcoming, and warm open mike running each week at Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division). Comics, poets, and experimental performance artists alike are all given slots by host Elizabeth Harper...

    Joe Swanberg introduces a screening of The Heartbreak Kid, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 1/8: Think you're ready for Eat More Tamales , the Delta's (1745 W. North) tamale-eating contest? Heed the event title and give it a shot-proceeds benefit MLB baseball player (and Chicago homeboy) Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jan 08

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Move and Work at the Same Time!

    Ms. Lynch is asking for $704.91:
    My students need options when choosing the best way to work. Hokki stools allow students of all ages (but specifically young learners) the opportunity to move while working!
    Burley Elementary School Comment
  • Independent Creative Inquiry Center

    Mrs. Manata is asking for $367.35:
    My students need a variety of art supplies for an independent creative art inquiry center.
    Burley Elementary School Comment

Jan 04

Updated Jan 07

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 – 1/7

ANCHR Magazine Showcase: Lucille Furs / The Evening Attraction / Capital Soirée @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 9:00PM, 18+

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A Tribute To Studio Ghibli @ The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., Various times, All Ages

Lemonade with Julie Dash, Jamila Woods, and Jacqueline Stewart @ The Harper Theater, 5238 S Harper Ave., 7:00PM-8:30PM, All Ages

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

The Infinite Wrench @ The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N Ashland Ave., Saturday & Sunday 11:30PM, Sunday 7:00PM, 14+

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin @ Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider, 756 N Milwaukee Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, All Ages

Side Hug / Beach Bunny / Shoebox Money @ Joyride Records, 1914 W Chicago Ave., 4:00PM, All Ages

Transitionary: New Works by James “Jimbot” Demski @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM -10:o0PM, All Ages

Xiu Xiu Performs the Music of Twin Peaks / Quicksails @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 8:30PM (Doors Open at 7:30PM), 17+

Deeper / Charlie Reed (7″ Release) / Cafe Racer @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Build-A-Robot @ Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton Ave., 6:00PM-9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 - 1/7
    Well, would you look at that. It's no longer 2017! Hopefully your New Year celebrations didn't take you out of commission for too long since it's now the first weekend of 2018 and there are so many things to do! Movies, arts, music, and of course that yearly tradition of riding the trains around Chicago...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

  • Joe, I agree, but sure is a strange place to share that opinion.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Joe Indiana ?

    Use your imagination. There's a whole world out there. Surely you can do better than Indiana.

Dec 27

Updated Jan 07

Save the Tables: Last-minute New Year's Eve reservations at 178 Chicago restaurants

Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Eight-course tasting menu by chef Brian Fisher, with wine pairings, $200. 872-206-8553.

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Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Special a la carte New Year’s Eve menu. 312-243-1535.

Artango Bar & Steakhouse, 4767 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $75 (before 7 p.m.) and $85 (8:30 p.m. and later). Live music. 872-208-7441.

Bad Hunter, 802 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Vegetable-forward, a la carte menu. 312-265-1745.

Bar Roma, 5101 N. Clark St. Table for two at noon (brunch menu), table for two at 7 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-942-7572.

The Barn, 1016 Church St., Evanston. Table for two at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $70; four-course menu, $85, five-course menu, $100. 847-868-8041.

Beatrix, 519 N. Clark St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-284-1377.

Beatrix Streeterville, 671 N. St. Clair St. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-642-0001.

Beatrix Fulton Market, 834 W. Fulton Market. Two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. Featuring regular menu with specials; midnight Champagne toast. 312-733-0370.

BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. Saving a table for four, available any time. Regular menu plus special family-style menu available. 312-563-1010.

Big Jones, 5347 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Special NYE menu $45, $75 with beverage pairings. 773-275-5725.

Bites Asian Kitchen, 3313 N. Clark St. Table for two 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu) and table for four at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Regular menu. 773-270-5972.

Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. Table for two and for four at 7:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $65; beer ($25) and wine ($35) pairings available. 312-955-0439.

Booth One, 1301 N. State Parkway. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. Live music. 312-649-0535.

Brickhouse Tavern, 3647 N. Clark St., is holding five tickets ($80) to the first-ever New Year’s countdown in the Park at Wrigley. Expansive passed-food options, premium drink package, party favors, midnight toast and more; doors open 9 p.m. Tickets via brickhousetavernchi.com, or call 312-579-3637.

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 773-862-5555.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! 2024 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-935-5000.

Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State St. Table for two at 11:30 a.m. (brunch menu), table for two at 7:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. Three-course menu $59.99, with optional cocktail pairings for $15.99; regular menu also available. 312-955-0014.

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, 1401 S. Michigan Ave. Tables for two and four at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-786-1401.

Chop Shop. 2033 W. North Ave. Table for four at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Four-course menu, $60; regular a la carte menu also available. Performance by Har Mar Superstar at 8 p.m. 773-537-4440.

Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 4 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-792-3502.

City Mouse, 311 N. Morgan St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $79. 312-764-1908.

Commons Club (Virgin Hotel Chicago), 203 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $85. 312-940-4747.

Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., is saving four tickets ($60) for its 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors and midnight toast. 773-697-7965.

Daisies, 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $55; optional wine pairing $25. 773-661-1671.

Davanti Enoteca, 1359 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-226-5550.

The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Three-course menu, $72. 312-384-1242.

Dolce Italian, 127 W. Huron St. Table for four at 5 p.m. Seasonal Italian menu. 312-754-0700.

Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. Table for four at 10 p.m. Four-course menu, with shot of tequila, $89. Live mariachi. 773-661-6454.

Dusek’s Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Five-course menu, $65 (optional beer pairings $25, wine pairings $35). 312-526-3851.

Eden, 1748 W. Lake St. Table for two and for four at 9 p.m. Special a la carte menu. 312-366-2294.

El Che Bar, 845 W. Washington Blvd. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu featured. 312-265-1130.

Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $85 (optional wine pairings $45), plus a la carte menu with supplements. 312-733-1314.

Ema, 74 W. Illinois St. Table for two at 6 p.m., and two tables for up to four guests at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-527-5586.

The Fifty/50, 2047 W. Division St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular upscale-pub menu. 773-489-5050.

Fizz Eater and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu of retro burgers, shakes, phosphates. 773-839-3499.

The Florentine, 151 W. Adams St. Table for two or four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte Italian menu. 312-660-8866.

Formento’s, 925 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-690-7295.

Found, 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Table for two at 8 p.m. Midnight in Paris party features five-course, shared-plate menu for $75. 847-868-8945.

Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. 312-482-8800.

Hearth Restaurant, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 9 p.m. Four-course menu, $70; regular menu also available. 847-570-8400.

The Herbarium at Bad Hunter, 150 N. Halsted St., Table for 6 at 5 p.m. Three-course menu, $80. 312-912-4882.

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar, 2700 W. Chicago Ave. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Three-course menu, $60; six-course menu, $120; caviar tasting, $90. 773-661-9577. (See review here.)

Honey’s, 1111 W. Lake St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Four-course, west-European menu, $85. 312-877-5929.

Hub 51, 51 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 6 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Regular menu with specials. 312-828-0051.

Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. Table for four at 7 p.m.; table for two at 9 p.m. Featuring family-style supper and holiday specials. Midnight toast. 312-959-0800.

Imperial Lamian, 6 W. Hubbard St. Table for two at 7:30, table for four at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu of favorites, plus specials. 312-595-9440.

Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. at La Cantina, The Village and Vivere restaurants, each serving its regular menu and Champagne from large-format bottles. 312-332-7005.

Ixcateco Grill, 3402 W. Montrose Ave. Table for two at 6:45 p.m., table for four at 7:30 p.m. A la carte menu and specials. BYO. 773-539-5887.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine, 624 Davis St., Evanston. Table for two at noon (dim sum brunch), kids countdown table for four at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte menu and $30 tasting menu available. 847-866-6969.

Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Three-course Vietnamese menu, $75. 312-255-0088.

The Loyalist, 177 N. Ada St. Table for two at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve lobster bash includes all-you-can-eat lobster, side dishes and New Year’s swag, $75. Limited a la carte menu also available. 773-913-3774.

Macello Ristorante, 1235 W. Lake St. Table for four at 7 p.m. and table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-850-9870.

Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave. Table for two and table for four at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. A la carte menu. 708-328-3091.

Mariscos Sirena, 3658 W. Lawrence Ave. Table for four at 7 and 9 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $45; regular menu also available. BYO. 773-961-7016.

Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St. Table for four at 5:30 p.m. Five-course modern-French tasting menu, $95. 312-646-1386.

Mercadito, 108 W. Kinzie St. Table for two at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Five-course sharing menu, $45 (2 1/2-hour open bar $50 additional). 312-329-9555.

mfk, 432 W. Diversey Parkway. Table for two at 9 p.m. Seasonal a la carte menu. 773-857-2540.

Mi Tocaya Antojeria, 2800 W. Logan Boulevard. Table for four at 6:30 p.m. Seasonal, regional-Mexican dishes. 872-315-3947.

Mity Nice Bar & Grill, 835 N. Michigan Ave. Two tables for up to four guests at 12:30 p.m. Brunch menu. 312-335-4745.

Mott St, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tasting menu (15 courses) with sparkling wine toast, $75.

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu for $99.99. 312-664-2727.

Naoki, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 773-868-0002.

Nonnina, 340 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8 p.m. A la carte menu plus Italian specials. 312-822-0077.

Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State St. Table for four at 7:30 p.m. Multicourse menu, $95. 312-642-8450.

Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood, 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Special three-course dinner, $65. 847-328-0399.

Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 312-421-0077.

Portsmith, 660 N. State St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular, seafood-focused menu. 312-202-6050.

PR Italian Bistro, 3908 N. Sheridan Road. Table for four at 8 p.m. Blackboard menu will feature a la carte “foodie countdown” of its most popular dishes. 773-404-8955.

Proxi, 565 W. Randolph St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with specials. 312-466-1950.

The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. Three-course menu, $75. 312-733-9555.

Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan St. Table for four at 6 p.m. in dining room; table for four at 8:30 p.m. in the bar. A la carte menu with specials. 312-763-6564.

Riva, 700 E. Grand Ave. Table for two at 6:30 and 7 p.m., table for four at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Regular menu with specials, fireworks view. 312-644-7482.

River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. A la carte NYE menu of River Roast favorites, including prime rib and whole duck. 312-822-0100.

R.J. Grunts, 2056 N. Lincoln Park West. Table for two at 7 p.m. A la carte menu. 773-929-5363.

SafeHouse Chicago, 60 E. Ontario St. Table for two at 5 and 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-313-1007.

Saint Lou’s Assembly, 664 W. Lake St. Table for six at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $55 ($90 with optional wine pairings); a la carte menu also available. 312-600-0600.

Salero, 621 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four-course Spanish-inspired menu, including black-truffle and lobster paella, $75. Wine pairings and bar packages available. 312-466-1000.

Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6:30 p.m.; table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular menu with specials; special Champagne prices. 312-880-0130.

Split-Rail, 2500 W. Chicago Ave. Table for two at 7 and 9 p.m. Titanic-themed menu, starting at $60. 773-697-4413.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern, 201 N. State St. Table for four at 6 and 8 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-239-9400.

Steadfast, 120 W. Monroe St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu. 312-801-8899.

Stella Barra Pizzeria, 1954 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Regular menu plus specials. 773-634-4101.

Tanta, 118 W. Grand Ave. Table for four at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular a la carte menu and Peruvian holiday specials. 312-222-9700.

Tavern on Little Fort, 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., is saving four tickets ($40) for an 8 p.m. party. Bar package, appetizer buffet, party favors, midnight toast. 773-360-1869.

Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6 p.m. Regular menu and specials. 312-664-9600.

312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Drive. Table for four at 7 p.m. Four-course menu, $75. 312-696-2420.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Court. Holding two tickets to annual, sold-out party. $15 includes Champagne split or beer tallboy, plus DJ, dancing, midnight toast. 312-642-0700.

Tuscany on Taylor, 1014 W. Taylor St. Table for four at 6 and 8:30 p.m., and table for six at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Regular menu with chef specials, midnight toast. 312-829-1990.

20 East, 20 E. Delaware Place. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Regular menu; Champagne toast at midnight. 312-397-3633.

Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Four course menu, $75; wine pairings and bar packages available. 773-935-9663.

The Albert, 228 E. Ontario St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $125; wine pairings $75 additional. 312-471-3883.

The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Three-course cocktail tasting menu with food bites, $135. hospitality@theaviary.com.

Bellemore, 564 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. and table for four at 8:30 p.m. Six-course tasting menu, $85 (wine pairing $45 additional). 312-667-0104.

Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Tasting menu, $125; regular menu also available. 312-715-0708.

Blvd, 817 W. Lake St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. Family style menu, $125, includes Champagne toast. DJ, dancers and other surprises. 312-526-3116.

Brindille, 534 N. Clark St. Table for four at 8:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting menus (ranging $125-$250 with wines) available. 312-595-1616.

Cafe Robey, 2018 W. North Ave. Table for two at 9 p.m. Four-course dinner with wine pairings, $110 ($75 without pairings). 872-315-3084.

Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 5, 7 and 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu with holiday specials. 773-871-2100.

Duck Duck Goat, 857 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 7 p.m. Fixed-price dinner, $70; optional beverage pairing $30. 312-902-3825.

The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Five-course menu, $95; seven-course menu, $120. Wine pairings available. Midnight toast and party favors. 312-724-8811.

Fremont, 15 W. Illinois St., is saving five tickets ($125) for its A Night in Disguise party; package includes premium bar, passed appetizers, midnight toast. Tickets at fremontchicago.com, or call 312-874-7270.

Geja’s Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave. Saving a table for two or four for 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush St. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-8999.

Gibsons Italia, 233 N. Canal St. Table for four at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-414-1100.

GT Fish & Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. Table for four at 7:15 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-929-3501.

GT Prime, 707 N. Wells St. Table for four at 8:45 p.m. A la carte menu. 312-600-6305.

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, 1024 N. Rush St. Table for four at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-640-0999.

Izakaya at Momotaro, 820 W. Lake St., is holding four tickets for its Countdown to New Year’s Eve party. Premium bar, passed hors d’eouvres, Champagne toast at midnight. $125, tax and tip included. 312-733-4818.

The J Parker, 1816 N. Clark St., is holding two tickets for its Roaring ’20s party, which starts at 9 p.m. Premium beverages, passed appetizers, dessert station, DJ Kareem and midnight toast, $125. 312-254-4747.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 E. Grand Ave. Table for four at 11 p.m. Regular menu; prosecco toast at midnight. 312-379-5637.

Joy District, 112 W. Hubbard St., is saving four tickets ($150) for 8 p.m. party. Bar package, passed hors d’oeuvres, hosted Champagne bar 8-9 p.m., DJs, midnight toast. 312-955-0399.

Katana, 339 N. Dearborn St. Table for two at 5:30 and 8 p.m, and table for four at 9:30 p.m. Regular sushi and robata menus featured. 312-877-5544.

The Kennison, 1800 N. Lincoln Ave. Table for two at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. Five-course menu with wine pairings, $110. 312-981-7070.

La Sirena Clandestina, 954 W. Fulton Market. Table for four at 6 and 9 p.m. Regular menu available. 312-226-5300.

Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph St., is holding four tickets for its ’70s-themed New Year’s Eve party, starting 8:30 p.m. Food stations and passed food, open bar, DJ and dancing, $150. 312-888-3455.

Luxbar, 18 E. Bellevue Place. Table for four at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Regular menu. 312-642-3400.

Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple St. Two tables for two at 7:45 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu with specials, Champagne toast at midnight. 312-944-8888.

Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7 p.m. Spanish tasting menu, $95; vegetarian tasting, $65. 312-765-0524.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. Eat Like Mike NYE package, $125; $150 with optional beer and wine pairings. 312-321-8823.

Monteverde, 1020 W. Madison St. Table for two at 7 p.m.; two bar seats at 9 p.m. Early seating features four-course menu, $110; late seating features five-course menu, $125, and includes live music and midnight toast. 312-888-3041.

Naha, 500 N. Clark St. Table 81 (corner table, best view) being held for party of four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus tasting options. 312-321-6242.

Nico Osteria, 1015 N. Rush St. Table for two at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Prix-fixe menu, $110; regular menu also available. 312-944-7100.

Osteria Langhe, 2824 W. Armitage Ave. Two tables for four at 9 p.m. Five-course menu, $85, or $135 with half-bottle of sparkling wine. Champagne toast. 773-661-1582.

Prime & Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle St. Table for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu, plus a la carte special menu including Dover sole and beef Wellington. 312-726-7777.

Quartino, 626 N. State St. Table for four at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Regular menu. 312-698-5000.

Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8 p.m. A la carte menu; deposit required at booking. hospitality@roisterrestaurant.com.

RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie St. Table for four at 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Regular menu with luxury specials. 312-284-4990.

Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. Table for two at 9:30 p.m. Six-course menu, $125. 312-441-1920.

Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 6 p.m. Three-course menu, $125. 312-787-9596.

Somerset, 1112 N. State St. Table for two at 6:15 p.m., table for four at 8:15 p.m. and table for two at 10:15 p.m. Four-course menu, $135; beverage pairings available. 312-586-2150.

SteakBar, 1500 N. Wells St., is saving five tickets ($100) for its American Hustle party. Package includes premium drinks, passed appetizers, dessert hour, party favors, midnight toast. Tickets at steakbarchicago.com or call 773-966-0404.

Steak 48, 615 N. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 7 p.m. and two tables for two at 8 p.m. Regular menu. 312-266-4848.

Swift & Sons, 1000 W. Fulton Market. Table for two and table for four at 9 p.m. A la carte steakhouse menu. 312-733-9420.

Torali Italian-Steak, 160 E. Pearson St. Table for four at 9:30 p.m. A la carte menu, plus an $85 surf-and-turf special. 312-573-5160.

Travelle Kitchen + Bar, 330 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Fixed-price menu, $175; wine pairings $60 additional. 312-923-7705.

Vol. 39, 39 S. LaSalle St., is saving two tickets ($145) to the library bar’s Paris in 1920s themed party...

Wildfire, 159 W. Erie St. Table for two at 5:45, 6:45, 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. Regular menu, plus specials. 312-787-9000.

Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. Table for four at 5 p.m. and a table for two at 8:30...

Alinea, 1723 N. Halsted St. Table for two at 5 p.m. Multi-sensory, 14-to-16-course menu, $425. hospitality@alinearestaurant.com.

Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. Table for four at 7:45 p.m. Seven-course menu, $150; add $55 for standard wine pairing, $125 for reserve. 312-337-6070.

Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. Table for four at 7 p.m. Tasting menu, $185; prix-fixe menu, $130. 312-663-8920.

GreenRiver, 259 E. Erie St. Table for two at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Early seating features five-course menu for $180 ($125 without wine pairings); late seating features six-course menu for $230 ($155 without wine pairings). 312-337-0101.

Next, 953 W. Fulton Market. Table for two at 8:45 p.m. Grand tasting menu, featuring dishes from acclaimed chefs around the world, $385 including midnight Champagne toast. hospitality@nextrestaurant.com.

Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. Table for two at 5:30 p.m. Fifteen-course menu, $190. 312-877-5339.

Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. Table for two at 5 p.m. Five-course tasting menu, $175. 312-588-8030.

Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave. Table for two at 7:30 p.m. Ten-course Autunno (fall) dinner, $350. 312-280-2750.

Temporis, 933 N. Ashland Ave. Table for two at 6 and 9 p.m. Serving a special 10-course menu, $150; wine pairings available for $95 or $165. 773-697-4961.

Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. Table for two at 6:30 p.m. Six-course menu with wine pairings, $230 ($140 without pairings). Live mariachi music, Champagne toast. 312-661-1434.

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    Welcome back to our annual Save-the-Tables feature, wherein you, the alert reader, get a shot at impossible-to-get New Year's Eve tables that I, your not-so-humble servant, have set aside. OK, actually, the restaurant owners themselves are the generous folks who set these reservations aside. But they're all in my name.
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  • Just read some of this thread. Steve sounds like your the only one impressed with yourself. Whats the big deal about an Eve of the Eve party at Merch Mart that anybody could drop $160 for. It's not some exclusive shindig that's by invitation only. You can see Maggie Speaks...

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    Just read some of this thread. Steve sounds like your the only one impressed with yourself. Whats the big deal about an Eve of the Eve party at Merch Mart that anybody could drop $160 for. It's not some exclusive shindig that's by invitation only. You can see Maggie Speaks at any of the numerous summer fest's all over the city ( but not downtown!! ) every summer for free. I don't think anybody at the party was all that impressed with you either Steve or you wouldn't be spending your time on EveryBlock with all us dumb paupers. Poor Steve. Too smart and rich for everyone.

  • Correction: he is neither.

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