2 hours ago

Appeals court rules in Chicago's favor and against Jeff Sessions in sanctuary city lawsuit, and other news

A "nap studio" has opened in Chicago just in time for the holidays. Peace Power Napping at 30 N. Michigan offers five beds for napping, plus earplugs, eye masks, and blankets. A 30-minute session is $20. [ABC7 Chicago]

    Appeals court rules in Chicago's favor and against Jeff Sessions in sanctuary city lawsuit, and other news
    click to enlarge Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, November 24, 2017. Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules in Chicago's favor in sanctuary city lawsuit Mayor Rahm Emanuel is thrilled about a ruling in Chicago's favor "in the city's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's effort to withhold grant money from so-called sanctuary cities," according to the Tribune.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100724562 TO CHANGE THE REFRIGERATION & VENTILATION CONTRACTOR OF RECORD TO ADMIRAL HEATING & VENTILATION.

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Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

    Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville
    "Escape to Margaritaville," the musical slated for Broadway is packing the parrotheads and other fun loving types in at its 3-week pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theater. The show which is pure fun immerses the audience in a tropical island paradise with the sounds of 27 of Jimmy Buffett's classic hits as the backdrop for three...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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    Garcias best margarita

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    ".. looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown ...", they were a big hand at shutting down North Avenue Day Care after 100 years across the street.

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    Any place that gets rid of a daycare gets my business!

39 hours ago

Thanksgiving in Chicago: best things to do

Cherry Circle Room Chef Pete Coenen offers a family-style prix-fixe dinner complete with all the fixin's, with the option to pair each course with a glass of wine or a cocktail. 1-9 PM, 12 S. Michigan, cherrycircleroom.com, $80.

...roasted in maple honey molasses. Breakfast 6:30 AM-noon; lunch 11 AM-4 PM. 17 E. Monroe, lockwoodrestaurant.com, breakfast $25, $12 children six-12; lunch $80, $70 seniors, $50 children three...

...pick up local wares and scarf down German sausages. 11 AM-4 PM, Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, christkindlmarket.com, free...

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...gnocchi, a traditional turkey leg with stuffing, and chocolate hazelnut bars. Noon-11:30 PM, 840 N. Wabash, bistronomic.net, $65...

...expands from two locations (the other in Naperville) to three, adding The Park at Wrigley (3637 N. Clark)—more places to pick up local wares and scarf down German sausages. 11 AM-4...

...will take the form of G.I. Joe action figures. 5 PM-Fri 11 PM, 3300 N. Western, toysrus.com...

    Thanksgiving in Chicago: best things to do
    click to enlarge Give thanks, stuff yourself, and then venture out for a break from the fam. Here are the Thanksgiving activities we recommend: Bistronomic Once again, Green City Market has prepared a feast worthy of your thanks. Choose one item from each of three courses-like yukon potato gnocchi, a traditional turkey leg with stuffing, and chocolate hazelnut bars.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

43 hours ago

Inside Tesla's new Mag Mile showroom

...Musk, introduced a new kind of Tesla charging station, including one in the Loop at 225 N. Columbus Dr. Unlike previous charging stations, typically located at hotels and along highways, these new stations are...

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Photo by Manuel Martinez Tesla's new showroom at 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Tesla has sales and service centers at 1053 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago, as well as in Highland Park and Westmont. It also has shops in the Oakbrook Center and Westfield Old Orchard malls in the suburbs.

    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

43 hours ago

'Nap studio' opens in Chicago, offers 30 minutes for $20

Peace Power Napping is located at 30 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. (Peace Power Napping)

    'Nap studio' opens in Chicago, offers 30 minutes for $20
    Chicago's first-ever "nap studio" is now open for the city's sleepy. For $20, the weary can get a 30-minute restorative midday power nap at Peace Power Napping, located at 30 N. Michigan Ave., across from Millennium Park in the city's Loop neighborhood. Five beds are available and "on-demand napping" can be booked with a mobile app.
    http://abc7chicago.com

44 hours ago

Inside Tesla's new Gold Coast showroom

...Musk, introduced a new kind of Tesla charging station, including one in the Loop at 225 N. Columbus Dr. Unlike previous charging stations, typically located at hotels and along highways, these new stations are...

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Photo by Manuel Martinez Tesla's new showroom at 900 N. Michigan Ave.

Tesla has sales and service centers at 1053 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago, as well as in Highland Park and Westmont. It also has shops in the Oakbrook Center and Westfield Old Orchard malls in the suburbs.

    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

45 hours ago

$1M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Loop Still Unclaimed

The Quick Pick ticket was bought at INS Market, 225 N. Michigan, and matched all five numbers – 03, 07, 22, 27 and 50, according to the Illinois Lottery.

    $1M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Loop Still Unclaimed
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A winning Mega Millions ticket bought Tuesday in the Loop and worth $1 million is still unclaimed. The Quick Pick ticket was bought at INS Market, 225 N. Michigan, and matched all five numbers - 03, 07, 22, 27 and 50, according to the Illinois Lottery.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

46 hours ago

$1M Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Chicago

...million.Illinois Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at INS Market, located at 225 N. Michigan Ave., #C140.The Quick Pick ticket matched five numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing...

    $1M Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Chicago
    You could be a millionaire! Did you buy a Mega Millions ticket in Chicago's Loop? If so, you may have just won $1 million. Illinois Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at INS Market, located at 225 N. Michigan Ave., #C140.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 23-29

Land & Lake Kitchen (81 E. Wacker Drive 312-253-2337) offers $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 select local drafts, $5 signature cocktails and glasses of house wine, $20 cocktail pitchers, and $6 burgers from 4 to 7 p.m.

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WhirlyBall (1825 W. Webster Ave. 773-486-7777) hosts a Goose Island Bourbon County Stout release party from 7 to 10 p.m., pouring six of this year's beers for $9-$12 and giving you the chance to play the brewers for a shot at winning swag.

Replay (2833 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-665-5660) offers $3 Revolution cans and craft drafts from 6 to 10 p.m.

The Fifty/50 (2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050) offers $7 build-your-own micheladas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Green Room (1802 S. Allport St. 773-360-3489) offers $5 Prairie gin and vodka mixed drinks and $4 select drafts from 5 to 7 p.m.

Point & Feather (113 W. Hubbard St. 312-644-0113) offers half-price small plates, $5 craft drafts and $5 build-your-own gin and tonics from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 23-29
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    TOTAL ROOF TEAR OFF.

    230 N. Michigan Ave. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF THE EXISTING 14TH FLOOR WASHROOMS PER PLANS NO CHANGE TO THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM. NO CHANGE IN OCCUPANCY OR USE.

    233 N. Michigan Ave. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING METAL DECK AND CONCRETE SLAB INFILL ON THE 26TH FLOOR THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED IMPROPERLY AND IS NON-COMPLIANT ON A VACANT OFFICE FLOOR. NO NEW WALLS, BUILD OUTS, OR MEP WORK. STRUCTURAL ONLY. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW INCLUDED. NO CHANGE IN USE - E BUSINESS. INTERIOR WORK ONLY

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REVISION TO BUILDING PERMIT 100724562 TO CHANGE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR TO GIBSON ELECTRIC & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS.

    225 N. Michigan Ave. Issued November 20, 2017 Comment

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Would you pay $20 for a nap?

Peace Power Napping is now open at 30 N. Michigan Ave., offering simple cots separated by hanging white curtains. Customers can sign up for a 30...

    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

2 days ago

Chicago's best cheeseburgers, margaritas & gumbo to enjoy before seeing Escape to Margaritaville

Long time favorite, since 1985, and convenient to the theater is Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash on the 7th floor of the Garland Building). The Gumbo is authentic and a bargain...

...Chicago's iconic Billy Goat (5 locations in Chicago--go to the subterranean one at 430 N. Michigan) to get your burger fix. Established in 1934 in a different location, the historic Billy...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Big Jones, in the Andersonville neighborhood at 5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave)--get the Gumbo Ya-Ya and Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square at 4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Both are neighborhood restaurants so allow plenty of time to get to the theater.

Another popular choice and longtime Chicago favorite is R.J.Grunts (2056 Lincoln Park West). This "Lettuce Entertain You" spot has been going strong since 1971. It has an extensive...

...several miles from the theater in the Lincoln Park neighborhood across from Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N Stockton Dr.)--where you may want to stop by before dinner to bask under their palm trees...

A little more upscale and closer to the theater, you'll find Au Cheval at 800 W. Randolph St. (312-929-4580). Voted the best burger in the U.S. by none other than...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Navy Pier (700 E. Grand) is the real deal with a huge selection of margarita's and other drinks taken...

...to thirsty visitors. The two restaurants sit side by side sharing the same door at 445 N. Clark, about a 1/2 mile from the theater. You'll need reservations 312 661 1434...

If you're looking for a neighborhood joint, put Big Star in Bucktown (1531 N. Damen) at the top of your list for their insane margaritas and some of the best...

...margaritas, keeping it simple is often the best course of action. River North's Mercadito (108 W Kinzie St.)  offers a variety of margaritas, most of which are mixed with unexpected ingredients like cumin...

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