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BOOKS

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

  • Teachers are always looking for very specific books, not your trash. We already have plenty on our plate without fielding worthless heavy books from well-intending strangers.

  • 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.

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The Chicago Art Book Fair and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 11/17-Sat 11/18: James Adomian, an excellent impressionist and astute humorist, brings a cast of characters and absurd jokes to the Lincoln Lodge (956 W. Newport). Local comic Terence Hartnett opens. Fri 8 PM, Sat 8 and 10 PM, free

Sat 11/18: Both A Charlie Brown Christmas and the story of Rudolph are affably spoofed at the Annoyance Christmas Pageant—an annual yuletide tradition that takes place, fittingly, at the Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont). 7 PM, $20, $12 children under 12

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...and past work. Satellite studios outside the main location at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) host more vendors; a complete lists of locations can be found at cabf.no-coast...

...17-Sat 11/18: It's closing weekend for Tangles & Plaques at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). The Reader's Max Maller says, "[The show] challenges its audiences to experience the decline...

...are throwing a 40th birthday party for him and a fundraiser at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th), which includes a free drink, light appetizers, and most importantly a show with secret out...

Sun 11/19: Support the efforts of Second City's employees to unionize by attending Monkey Wrench, a special stand-up show headlined by James Fritz—a former Chicagoan and excellent, thoughtful storyteller. The show takes place at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee). 9 PM, $10

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5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...as a guest speaker and begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Old Chicago Inn (3222 N. Sheffield Ave.). Free...

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...s 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony goes down—er, up—this weekend in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.). The ceremony features a 62-foot tall Norway Spruce donated by Darlene Dorfler of Grayslake...

...Brass Ensemble will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.), a collaborative concert with the Institute that highlights its exhibit of Brazilian artist Tarsila do...

...will bring her “All I Want for Christmas is You” tour to the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St.) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. So if you’re a Christmas music lover, make...

...launch party starts at 2 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at its Kedzie location (3340 N. Kedzie). Deth’s Tar variants will be tapped at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    We've got some fun ways for you to warm up or embrace the chill, with boozy brews and speakeasy stories, plus the lighting of the city's Christmas tree. Light that tree One of the city's oldest holiday traditions, Chicago's 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony goes down-er, up-this weekend in Millennium Park (201 E.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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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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John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis

Where: Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.

    John McLaughlin on his final US tour and playing with Miles Davis
    John McLaughlin is in the midst of his final U.S. tour, but he will never forget the lesson he learned from his mentor and friend, Miles Davis, when he first played with the jazz legend in America in the late '60s.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 05

Updated 3 days ago

COYOTE

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.
Unreal.

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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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Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows

• Hoodie Allen, Luke Christopher: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

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...Mile Lights Festival. Reservations are recommended for the free, family-friendly events. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. Free. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov...

...nights at The Hideout with Sports Boyfriend, Chicago goth-pop rocker Eileen Peltier. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $20. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov...

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• Aqueous, The North 41: 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Highly Suspect, Bones, DJ Redbees: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $26-$30. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Swingin' Utters, Western Settings, Darius Koski, Top Shelf Lickers: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $16. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• W.C. & the Fam, The Belvederes, Vox Kakumeika: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

• Bestman, Broken Holmes, Rakunk: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$9. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Mike & Joe: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $5; $10 at the door. (312) 600-6920 or events.wamilive.com.

• The Way Down Wanderers, Great Sky Band: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You Tour": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $99.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com.

• Scott Collins, The Hang Union, OUTDrejas, Spit G & the Most Low: 8 p.m Sunday, Nov. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

    Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows
    Folk rock favorite America celebrates the band's 47th anniversary on stage with two shows in St. Charles this weekend. Catch classic rock jams such as "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair" and more long-standing influential hits. Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59 Saturday, $55 Sunday.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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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!
    http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com

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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:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/nals-chicago

  • 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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Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

LOST DOG

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

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

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.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    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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Sunday picks: Chicago Pet Show returns to Kane County Fairgrounds

• Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, Amy Shark: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $31-$41. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

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...Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX and many more on Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $41-$135. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov...

• Talk to you Never, The Homecoming, Everyone Says, Bad Planning, California Killers: 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Blitzen Trapper, Lilly Hiatt: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• CBS Radio's Stars & Strings with Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and others: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $129. livenation.com.

    Sunday picks: Chicago Pet Show returns to Kane County Fairgrounds
    Visit pet-related companies and organizations galore at the Chicago Pet Show in St. Charles. More on this, "Wild Kratts live!" in Rosemont, Peter Yarrow at the Arcada and more.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Spree of muggings early evening November 8th in Buena Park

CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to...

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CHICAGO - Residents of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood should be on guard after reports of three separate muggings that occurred in just 15 minutes Wednesday night.
The first robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. near West Buena and North Clarendon avenues. The victim said four males attacked him and ran east, toward Marine Drive.
Right after that, another man was reportedly beaten up and robbed in the 700-block of West Bittersweet Place.
Minutes later, the group reportedly beat a 50-year-old man to the ground, but he was not robbed. The attackers ran north on Clarendon. The victim was treated at a hospital.
There is surveillance video of one of the violent attacks. The robbers appear to be between 15-18 years old.
I have been in contact with the investigating officers of these incidents.
As I have recording cameras surrounding my estate on Hutchinson and Clarendon,
I will check to see if there is anything that can be helpful to police. I have reported this information to the police.

  • TS

    Thank you for getting involved and being vigilant. I'm not sure why this keeps happening, almost daily, but we see very little police presence in the area.

  • Thanks for your vigilance. My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety going to/fro work, especially since it gets darker outside earlier.

  • Mute Mute Me

    " I'm not sure why this keeps happening"

    what has changed that would stop it from happening?

    "My friend and his pregnant wife have a condo in that exact area, and I do worry about their safety"

    im not sure if a pregnant woman would be seen as an easy target or just the opposite since if caught there are added charges.

    why would anyone want to raise children in that area? Hopefully they dont plan to stay long!

Nov 10

Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments

You’ll get a rent credit of up to $300 when you book an appointment online. You can also start your Gold Coast or River North apartment hunt at any of Planned’s high-rises in those neighborhoods, or start your Lincoln Park or Lakeview search at the leasing center at 806 W Belmont Ave.

    Planned Property has prime-location Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments
    Planned Property owns and manages nearly 4,000 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Planned's renovated properties range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid- and high-rise buildings. You can see Planned Property apartments on a map and video from scores of Planned Property apartments on this page.
    http://yochicago.com

Nov 10

Weekend picks: Whose impressions will Frank Caliendo bring to Paramount?

• Turnpike Troubadors, Charley Crockett: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $28. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

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...Memorial Chapel, 401 E. Franklin St., Wheaton, $45-$85, $15 students; then at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, $40-$221. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov...

...Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX and many more on Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $41-$135. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov...

• Krewella: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $47. (773) 561-9500 or aragonballroom.org.

• BambiRaptor, Revolt Coda, Bubbles Erotica, Toy Robots: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Fools' Brew, Lowcountry, Your Last Change, Goodbye Old Friend, Deville: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Mutiny, 2428 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 486-7774 or themutinychicago.com.

• Talk to you Never, The Homecoming, Everyone Says, Bad Planning, California Killers: 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Blitzen Trapper, Lilly Hiatt: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $20-$25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• CBS Radio's Stars & Strings with Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and others: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $129. livenation.com.

• Gin and Jokes with Mikey to the P: 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston, Chicago. $5 artist donation. wamilive.com.

    Weekend picks: Whose impressions will Frank Caliendo bring to Paramount?
    Expect actor and comedian Frank Caliendo to offer up impersonations ranging from Donald Trump to Al Pacino in his touring standup show Friday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $50-$60. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 10

Two armed robberies reported in Lake View: police

About 10:50 a.m. Thursday, two offenders entered a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Belmont Avenue, police said. They announced a robbery and took money from the cash register.

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On Oct. 29, the offenders went up to someone in the 900 block of West Grace Street about 7:20 p.m. and demanded property.

    Two armed robberies reported in Lake View: police
    Chicago police released surveillance images of two men accused in two recent armed robberies in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side, according to a community alert. About 10:50 a.m. Thursday, two offenders entered a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Belmont Avenue, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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