11 hours ago

Noble Square woman attacked by suspects posing as delivery men

...Rene Batres, the victim's boyfriend, said the woman was walking to home along the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue at 7:19 p.m. when she was approached by two men in reflective vests...

    Noble Square woman attacked by suspects posing as delivery men
    A Noble Square woman was allegedly attacked by two men dressed as delivery drivers during a home invasion Thursday night. Rene Batres, the victim's boyfriend, said the woman was walking to home along the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue at 7:19 p.m. when she was approached by two men in reflective vests.
    http://abc7chicago.com

13 hours ago

Fake delivery leads to home invasion in West Town

It happened after 7 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Bosworth.

    Fake delivery leads to home invasion in West Town
    CHICAGO -- A fake package delivery turns into a robbery in the city's West Town neighborhood. It happened after 7 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of North Bosworth. Police say a woman was approached at her doorstep by two men wearing reflective vests.
    http://wgntv.com

15 hours ago

Suspects Posing As Delivery Men Attacked Woman During Home Invasion

The two males approached the 30-year-old woman at 7:19 p.m. while she was coming home to her apartment in the 1400 block of North Bosworth, according to Chicago Police. The suspects, wearing reflective vests, told her they were delivering something and tried to give her a package.

    Suspects Posing As Delivery Men Attacked Woman During Home Invasion
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two suspects posing as delivery men attacked a woman during a home invasion Thursday night in West Town. The two males approached the 30-year-old woman at 7:19 p.m. while she was coming home to her apartment in the 1400 block of North Bosworth, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 – 11/19

Pool Holograph/mtvghosts/Ex Okays/Gal Gun @ Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

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Chicago Art Book Fair 2017 @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., Various Times

Vinyl Emergency Podcast Live Taping: Lydia Loveless @ Pinwheel Records, 1722 W 18th St., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

Drink N’ Draw @ ii Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 21+

Chicago Food Depository Benefit @ Bric-a-Brac Records, 3156 W Diversey Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, all ages

Body Love Live @ Coalition Impact, 405 W. Superior, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

MSI After Hours: Naughty or Nice @ Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

Hot Chip DJ Set @ Smart Bar, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 21+

JC Brooks Band/ DeRobert & The Half-Truths/The Right Now/DJRC @ 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 18+

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th & 19th

Randolph Street Holiday Market @ Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd., 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The Funky Brunch @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., Noon – 8:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 - 11/19
    The holiday season is definitely here as it's the first weekend of Lincoln Park Zoo's Holiday Lights (for members and their guests only) andall the decorations begin to fill out stores and event themes all over the city. So why not go out and enjoy the slightly early festivities and check out everything else Chicago...
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3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Lost Dog!

Our dog Lola ran away this afternoon. She is an Australian Shepard/Cattle Dog mix. She is all black with a white chest. She is wearing a bright pink collar. We love and miss her very much and would like her to return home as soon as possible. If you see her, please contact me 815-600-4085

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2 days ago

The Comedy Clubhouse's "Wishin Control" is a Critic's Pick.

The Comedy Clubhouse, that purple building on Ashland just south of North Ave, just opened with their Main Stage Theatrical, Wishin Control. It was reviewed this past weekend and got the critic's pick:

http://perform.ink/review-wishin-control-comedy-clubhouse/

    Review: WISHIN' CONTROL at The Comedy Clubhouse | PerformInk
    By Jonald Jude Reyes When problems grow weary on a person's mind, sometimes the last string of hope is to just wish. "I wish I would win the lotto," or "I wish the right person would come along," or "I wish Kevin James would make another Mall Cop!"
    http://perform.ink

2 days ago

Updated 12:40pm: Good news! The student has b...

Updated 12:40pm: Good news! The student has been identified and the parents are being notified. Original Post: Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please contact our office if this bag belongs to you or your child by calling (312) 643-2299. Thank you.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please...
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2 days ago

Do you know a 7th grader who lost their schoo...

Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please contact our office if this bag belongs to you or your child by calling (312) 643-2299. Thank you.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Do you know a 7th grader who lost their school bag? This school bag was recovered at the Wendy's on Division Street and later brought to the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue). Please...
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2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    STRUCTURAL AND ARCHITECTURAL REVISION TO PERMIT NO. 100687663, WORK INCLUDES: DEMO AND REINSTALLATION OF MASONRY WALL ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING, NEW STRUCTURAL STEEL SHORING OF EXISTING FLOOR, AND INSTALLATION OF NEW LINTELS AT EXISTING WINDOWS DUE TO DETERIORATING CONDITIONS - AREA OF WORK 8,532 SQ FT.

    1714 W. Division St. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

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Nov 06

Updated 4 days ago

dna/info shutting down

I already miss all the news from dna/info...especially Alisa Hauser and Mina Bloom. They both always had interesting information.

  • Barbs hey you kids, get off my lawn!

    I am really having DNAinfo withdrawal symptoms...
    What can I read now?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    chicagoreader.com

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5 days ago

Tailor Made Property Services will be hosting...

Tailor Made Property Services will be hosting a Job fair in Noble Square on November 15th. The fair is to take place in the Noble Square Cooperative Community Room (located at 1165 N Milwaukee Ave) from 10am-3pm. If you have any questions about the fair, please call (773) 394- 8392 or email corietmps@comcast.net.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Tailor Made Property Services will be hosting a Job fair in Noble Square on November 15th. The fair is to take place in the Noble Square Cooperative Community Room (located at 1165 N Milwaukee Ave)...
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Nov 10

Movies that rock at CIMMfest, Cook County Social Club reunion, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sat 11/11: Revolution Brewing pairs its beers with arcade games at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee) for the annual fund-raiser Chicago Loot Drop. The money raised will be used to...

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...quartets, Ozzfest, Malian traditional music, and lots more. Most showings happen at the Davis Theater (4614 N. Lincoln). See the Reader's CIMMfest recommendations...

Fri 11/10-Sun 11/12: Alexandre O. Philippe's film 78/52, currently showing at the Music Box (3733 N. Southport), dissects and decodes the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). See showtimes.

Fri 11/10: Cook County Social Club, one of the most storied Chicago improv groups of the last decade, returns to town for two shows at iO Theatre (1501 N. Kingsbury). 8 and 10:30 PM, sold out

Fri 11/10: Icelandic artist Baldur Helgason's "Three Wise Monkeys" opens tonight at NYCH Gallery (643 W. 18th). You might remember Helgason's illustrations for our Riot Fest coverage. 6-10 PM, free

...40 plays over the course of the weekend-long Paragon Festival at Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark). The full schedule is available at otherworldtheatre.org/paragon2017. 11 AM-5:30 PM; Sun...

...in the print medium gather at the Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair, held at Elastic (3429 W. Diversey). Tonight's opening night reception includes music from DJ Jan Jammerlappen and speeches from London...

...The Hanged Man, his first album in seven years. He'll be at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport) tonight. The Reader's Leor Galil calls Leo's new album, " . . . an accomplished melange that...

Nov 10

trying to improve safety in our neighborhood

Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held...

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Hello, I was just on of the people robbed by armed men the other evening (near Pulaski park) and I wanted to share with you a message I sent to Alderman Hopkins. I hope that others too will reach out to city officials. These crimes that are happening day and night here need to be stopped. The criminals have zero fear raiding our neighborhoods and terrorizing residents and I hope that we can change that, NOW!

"Hello, I was held up by gunmen the other evening returning from work in front of my building just upon exiting the car. I filed a police report and learned from the police and others that mine was not the only incident that night. It seems in a span of a couple of hours these men targeted several people. The incident was terrifying and it was also brought to my attention that the police do not have the forces they need on the street overnight to do their jobs. Also, I also learned recently that they are often told not to chase to apprehend criminals. What are they to do? If the police have their hands tied these criminals know that they can terrorize the unarmed public and do basically whatever they want! It's awful! Also, I had noticed for some time that my street and general area here is quite dark at night. Are there any plans for added lighting or perhaps type of lighting for this area? Thank you very much. I am grateful that I only had to give up some of my belongings to spare my life but I am not the only one who works the second or third shift in this city and not every crime ends without violence. Please help to make the neighborhood safer, day AND night. Not everyone can stay barricaded inside overnight as residents have suggested I do, nor should we have to accept and tolerate that criminals have free reign of the streets just because the sun goes down. Thank you very much for your time. Please advise me if I can be of any assistance in this."

Nov 10

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Nov 10

  • Permit issued for signs

    LED ILLUMINATED PROJECTING WALL SIGN ON SOUTHWEST ELEVATION WITH 16 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT

    1209 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    LED ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN ON SOUTHWEST ELEVATION WITH 61 SQUARE FEET OF TEXT

    1209 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued November 9, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    SET OF INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTERS ON A RACEWAY READING "EXTRA SPACE STORAGE" ON NORTH EAST ELEVATION

    1300 N. Ashland Ave. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment

Dec 30 2015

Updated Nov 09

Red light violation: Division/Damen

Neighbors, has anyone else received a red light violation from turning south and Damen from heading east on Division? I stopped at the light, had my blinker on, then turned. A few weeks later I got a red light violation. There is no "no turn on red" sign so I am stumped.

I tried to fight it with the city with the pictures of the intersection and they declined my contest without any explanation. This seems like a total scam.

Any tips or advice for fighting this?

Any

Sep 20

Updated Nov 09

Warning: A look out for two men, two white cars:

Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a...

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Hello neighbors: Something to look out for in near Damen / Thomas / Hoyne /Haddon areas of 60622: This evening while I was walking my dog, a man in a white Volkswagen sedan moved his car up to block the crosswalk I was trying to cross. He was looking straight at me and jerking off. Appalled, I turned and walked the other way. Then I get to my house not even a block away and another different man in a white Nissan sedan is doing the same thing in his car in front of my house not even 5 minutes later. Two different dudes, two different white cars within less than a block away from each other. I did not have my phone on my so I did not call the police to report either incident and I was too grossed out to go back out the car parked in front of my house to get the plate number. If you are in this zone of 60622, perhaps keep an eye out and be safe.

  • Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and...

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    Mute, according to Illinois Statutes and City Ordinance no matter what size of taser it is considered possession of a weapon. But a small pocket size taser or mace would be a misdemeanor. But I don't know any Police Officer that would charge you if you were being attacked and you used it. Mace is sold practically everywhere. You want to get the stream and not the spray. The stream does exactly that. The spray goes all over and could spray an innocent. The stream is like a water hose and goes directly at your target. There is a saying that says it is better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. The mace sells for about $10 to $15. I don't think you are the kind of person that would be walking down the street and be subject to stop and frisk. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you were my sister I wouldn't hesitate to get her both to protect herself. Stay safe Mute

  • Chizzam Neighborhood watch

    Take your CCL class and start protecting yourselves.

Nov 09

Off Color Brewing Baits Beer Lovers With New Taproom, and Other Dining News

The 15-seat Anaba Handroll Bar (1742 W. Division St., Wicker Park) has set up shop in the front section of Mana Food Bar’s...

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Off Color Brewing is baiting beer-lovers to Lincoln Park with Mouse Trap (1460 N. Kingsbury St.), the company’s new taproom. In addition to 16 draft lines, there’s also a roster of bottled beer, cocktails, wines, and coffee.

With the recent openings of the Green Room Tap (1801 S. Allport St., Pilsen) and the Avondale Tap (3634 W. Belmont Ave., Avondale), the Aberdeen Tap and G&O family adds two new southside bars to its West Town–based brood.

With the recent openings of the Green Room Tap (1801 S. Allport St., Pilsen) and the Avondale Tap (3634 W. Belmont Ave., Avondale), the Aberdeen Tap and G&O family adds two new southside bars to its West Town–based brood.

    Off Color Brewing Baits Beer Lovers With New Taproom, and Other Dining News
    The 15-seat Anaba Handroll Bar (1742 W. Division St., Wicker Park) has set up shop in the front section of Mana Food Bar's dining room. It's a collaboration between Mana owners Jill Barron, Susan Thompson, and Soon Park, who owns Chef Soon in Woodbridge.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Nov 09

Backed into my truck

Hi last Saturday Night or Sunday sometime someone backed into my truck a white truck on Huron by Bishop and damage the whole front and so if anybody knows or seen who did it could you please let me know It's not right for somebody damage somebody else's property and get away with it

Nov 09

Nov 08

Armed robbery

My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell...

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My neighbor was robbed by 3 males approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as she got out of her car street parked right in front of our building. I will relay the info as best i can. She exited the car, was approached by 1 male, shortish (5 feet?) Who was wearing a Halloween mask, the other 2 pulled up in a car. She was told he had a gun, i think she saw it too, then told not to yell or scream. She set her bag on the ground, the male frisked her pockets, took her things & jumped in the car & left. They took her work bag, some cash, id & credit cards. She was not hurt- just shocked & scared. They threw her keys on the ground & didn't take her car. She didn't get a good look/description of the males or car. It happened very quick. She filed a police report. This happened 1253 n cleaver, at Potomac & cleaver. Maybe a neighbor has cameras that caught something? Just be aware, keep your heads up neighbors, take care!

Nov 08

More fun than you can shake a stick at

...they are seldom dull. Nov. 9-18. 7:30 p.m. Free-$25. Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

...in the spring. Nov. 11-Dec. 17. $20-$45. Firebrand Theatre at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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...performance at the Standard Club. Nov. 12. 7:30 p.m. $41-$135. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway...

...and the director Anna D. Shapiro. Nov. 9-Dec. 31. $20-$99. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St.

...by the impressive pianist Alessio Bax. Nov. 10. 8 p.m. $45-$121. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

...Woman” and Mozart's “Jupiter” Symphony. Nov. 12. 3 p.m. $10-$75. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive...

...we so different now? Nov. 11-July 15. Free-$16 museum admission. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.

...from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10-Jan. 12. Free. Hilton Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells St.

...tasting party. Nov. 10. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $149-$400. Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Nov 03

Updated Nov 08

The Rickets Family Shuts Down DNA Info to Bust Union

The writers and workers at DNA Info have been trying to unionize for some time and voted to proceed with unionizing. Immediately after the vote, the ultra wealthy, multi billionaire Rickets family shut down DNA Info to bust the union and punish their employees. I will never go to Wrigley or watch a Cubs game again until the Rickets sell. (I'm a lifelong Chicagoan and Cubs fan and even go to the spring training games... but never again under Rickets ownership).

If you believe in workers rights then boycott the Rickets and all the business of their famiy...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/nyregion/dnainfo-gothamist-shutting-down.html

    DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shutting Down
    For DNAinfo and Gothamist, the staff's vote to join the Writers Guild of America East was just part of the decision to close the company. A spokesperson for DNAinfo said in a statement, "The decision by the editorial team to unionize is simply another competitive obstacle making it harder for the business to be financially successful."
    https://www.nytimes.com

Nov 08

Nov 07

Japanese Hand Rolls Arrive Inside a Sleek Wicker Park Space

...where Mana, a Wicker Park small plates vegetarian restaurant, has stood for nine years at 1742 W. Division Street. Diners can grab a seat in one of the 15 spaces at the bar and...

Anaba Handroll Bar, 1452 W. Division Street, open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m on Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

    Japanese Hand Rolls Arrive Inside a Sleek Wicker Park Space
    Hand rolls haven't permeated Chicago's dining scene the same way regular sushi restaurants have, but the owners of Mana Food Bar hope they can educate new customers. They opened Anaba Handroll Bar last week in a remodeled space where Mana, a Wicker Park small plates vegetarian restaurant, has stood for nine years at 1742 W.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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