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How to get a referendum started?

Would anyone know where to go to get a referendum on the ballot? would it be the City or County? and is there a cost?
I'm going to start a 5 strikes & out petition.

  • do you think the judges & chief judge know about this law? I keep seeing a rotating door with the same criminals released. Maybe (we) should send the Chief Judge a copy of the law to remind him?

  • Neighborhood Dad 25-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such...

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    I think they and the States’ Attorneys and defense attorneys all know about it.

    Again, I haven’t researched it. But I doubt anyone has even qualified for those 3 strikes. Meaning nobody has had two prior, separate convictions for the heinous felonies listed and folllowed it up with another such conviction. I’d assume any of the felonies would have resulted in perhaps a 25-year sentence. Two of those would be 50 years. Assuming the person was 18 at the first conviction, and there were only 2 years between the first release and the second conviction. That’d leave you with a 70-year-old needing to commit another heinous crime.

    It needs to be a broader list of what felonies count as “strikes.” And a system that doesn’t use those strikes to pressure perps into pleading to lesser crimes to avoid a strike.

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Local Movers needed

Need a mover to pick up a lg couch in north center and move it to wrigleyville

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Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.

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Does any organization or individual take books as a donation anymore? or should they just be thrown in the recycle bin for garbage collection?

  • Mute Mute Me

    "Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books"

    Typical. Has no idea what books the op has but calls them trash,worthless and heavy! How teacherly.

  • maybe you wouldn't have so much on your plate if you weren't a jerk to those trying to help you. simmer down, lesko

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Hellcab: A Chicago Holiday Story But Not Your Mother’s Christmas Carol

One of the pleasures of Hellcab is the litany of Chicago lore and locations, past and present, that color every interaction. A ride to Bridgeport, a diner at Melrose and Broadway, Mercy Hospital, the Wooden Nickel Lounge at Wilson and Broadway. And “how about those Bulls?”

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Hellcab by the Agency Theater Collective runs 90 minutes with no intermission. You can see it through December 17 at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Performances are Thursday-Sunday and tickets are pay what you can, with $5-$30 suggested. Buy tickets online or call 773-697-3830.

    Hellcab: A Chicago Holiday Story But Not Your Mother's Christmas Carol
    The set is an old taxi. That's all. An old Checker taxi, number 4538, with an Illinois license plate. The top is removed and its back wheels are on blocks. But the headlights and turn signals work. Written by Will Kern and directed by Sommer Austin, Hellcab, a Chicago holiday classic, is being staged at...

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Vanille Patisserie’s Grand Opening Weekend announced for December 1-3, 2017

...Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, and 3243 N. Broadway in Lakeview, the expansion to Harper Court brings an authentic French patisserie experience to the...

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Harper Court’s Vanille Patisserie officially opens its new Hyde Park location at 5229 S. Harper Court on Friday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and special events and offers all weekend long.

With three existing locations in Chicago including 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln...

...in Chicago including 131 N. Clinton at the Chicago French Market in the West Loop, 2108 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, and 3243 N. Broadway in Lakeview, the expansion to Harper Court brings...

    Vanille Patisserie's Grand Opening Weekend announced for December 1-3, 2017 | 53rd St.
    December is an especially tantalizing month at the patisserie, with French-inspired desserts including traditional and modern Buche de Noel in a wide variety of traditional and new flavors; petit fours, holiday cookie, and signature macaron trays; and hot chocolate mix with Vanille house-made marshmallows - perfect for last minute hostess gifts.

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Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman

3000 N. Clark Street

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10324 S. Western Avenue

1102 W. 18th Street

3324 W. Wrightwood Avenue

    Chicago Scene: This Used to Be Chicago author Joni Hirsch Blackman
    Joni Hirsch Blackman To purchase a copy of the book: This Used to Be Chicago Events: November 25 Bookies New and Used Books 10324 S. Western Avenue Chicago December 2 Pilsen Community Books 1102 W. 18th Street Chicago December 7 Binny's 3000 N. Clark Street Chicago December 10

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Ravenswood and Irving Park

Hi all, the police and fire department just shut down Ravenswood north of Irving Park Rd (9:15pm Tuesday 11/14) anyone know why?

  • There was a fire in the uniform company in the 4100 block of Ravenswood.

  • I left 4043 Ravenswood at around 10 and saw four ambulances, two fire trucks, and the police car blocking Ravenswood at Irving. Its odd that something calling for that kind of response wasn't covered in the media.

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Holiday theater and events for winter 2017-18

THE AUDIENCE comes to TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. The production, by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling stars TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks as Queen Elizabeth II. (November 12 through December 3). 

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...are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast (November 17-December 30 at 1225 W. Belmont...

Everybody's favorite witches, one “good,” and the other one “wicked” return to Chicago in WICKED December 6 through January 21, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph).

...cocoa. Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17, 2017 at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.

...Charles Dickens’ classic tale, mixing everything from reggae, dancehall, and dubstep to epic rock ballads. (800 E. Grand Ave.) as the ghosts of Hip-hop Past, Present, and Future lead Scrooge on a journey...

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER (4450 N Clark St.,) has a treat in store with the original production of Sammy Davis Jr.with SAMMY...

The classic, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain.  (November 21 – December 3). 

PUFF: BELIEVE IT OR NOT with Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) explores  the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky...

 LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE (821 N Michigan Ave.), circus-infused HARD TIMES filled with a Dickensian carnival of characters now through January 14, 2018.

VICTORY GARDENS THEATRE Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, (2433 N Lincoln Avenue) presents FADE witty behind-the-scenes drama about Mexican-born Lucia who is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series (now-December 23).

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Holy Sh*t, I'm standing last night on my porch around 10:45pm having my drinks before heading downtown to Gibson's, and this huge animal which I later learn to be a coyote, zipped at 100mph past my house east on Hutchinson.

  • My sister saw that dude by the PNC bank a few months back. Got a good picture of him.

  • A picture of Yves? Or the coyote?

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snow shoveler near Broadway and Wellington?

I'm looking for someone I can pay to shovel our front sidewalk this winter right around Broadway and Wellington. Anyone know anyone?

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    The 22nd Annual Southport Holiday Stroll is December 1, 2017
    It's that time of year again! The Southport Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM this year from Belmont to Irving Park Road. More information can be found here from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce!

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Looking for mechanic for Prius near Lakeview

Does anyone know an honest and reasonable mechanic who works on Toyota Prius? I saw a Yelp listing for Motocare on Western but I don't know anything about them.

  • I've had really good luck with Nal's Auto Repair on Irving Park @ Ravenswood. Check out some reviews:

  • Jeff Avondale resident, avid cyclist

    Green Wheels Automotive Services,
    1540 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Auto dealership & mechanic specializing in electric cars & environmentally-oriented vehicles with good reviews

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Fresh Start To Your Week: 11/13 – 11/15

Milkstachio + Firecakes Donuts Collab @ Dryhop Brewers, 3155 N Broadway St., 5:00PM

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The Flat Five Fall Freak Out Residency @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM, 21+

Salonathon: I’m Doing This For Me @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Dumpster Tapes Presents Free Monday! Mia Joy (Tape Release) / Rosali / Cupid Youth / Head @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Tarot Reading for Beginners @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave., 7:00PM

After Work: Emily Blue @ The Robey, 2022 W North Ave., 6:00PM, 21+

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

    Fresh Start To Your Week: 11/13 - 11/15
    This past weekend we had our first showing of snow! Luckily it was short lived and didn't deter you from heading out and enjoying all the great events! The beginning of this week will keep the events part of that going with some fantastic concerts, art, podcasts, and brews to make it a fun time...

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A friend lost his dog Armitage LaPorte
Lukey, 5 year old male Shih Tzu
No collar, No chip
If you’ve seen him please
Call Ritilio 773 681-6597
If you call his name, he’ll come to you.
His family really misses him.
Thank you

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Be careful out there today - streets and sidewalks glaze ice

I just returned from being out. I was east of Ashland Ave. at about Fullerton. The side streets and sidewalks are glaze ice. Cars are fishtailing and skidding trying to stop. I tried to stop at one intersection and forget it --- my car just kept going and stopped about the middle of the intersection. It was that way all the way until Western, where it's not so bad, but is still wet and looks icy in places.

Bicyclists are having a very hard time of it. They skid if they try to slow down or stop, and then when they put their foot down they slip.

So far the main streets are just slushy and are safer.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    oh man, thanks for the heads up Beeb! I am one who hates driving in the snow, yes i've lived here all my life but i still cannot do it lol. I shall be driving super slow this evening. Stay safe!

  • Buses were stuck on broadway.

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    If you're in need of snow and ice removal or preventive maintenance call
    312 885 1719
    Reasonably priced
    Quality assurance contracting services llc

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