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" In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.
Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."
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...flawless, including hunks of tender beef, bouncy rice noodles, bright basil and crunchy bean sprouts. 6261 McCormick Blvd., 773-509-0909This article has 32 other Chicago locations (Show)
...with onions, cilantro and the restaurant's wickedly spicy salsa, and dig in with abandon. 4852 S. Pulaski Road, 773-523-3700, www.birrieriazaragoza.com
...shop's spicy giardiniera, a mixture of oil-soaked pickled chiles, provides the final flourish. 901 W. Randolph St., 312-666-4587, www.jpgraziano.com
...are gleeful fun. But ordered crispy, they gain a golden crunch and extra meaty depth. 2500 S. Whipple St., 773-247-1402
...spicy and funky ones like gaeng tai plah (mackerel and veggies mixed with fish entrails). 4949 N. Broadway, 773-293-7378, www.immmchicago.com
...a side, don't forget a whole sleeve of crackers, which goes for 55 cents. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855, www.calumetfisheries.com
...RHR-style, which ensures you get lettuce, tomato, onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377
...onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377
...Harold's evangelist. Wildly juicy, seasoned aggressively — this is fried chicken meant to be devoured. 100 W. 87th St., 773-224-3314, www.haroldschicken55.com
...tame by comparison. The exclamation point is Uncle J's distinctive tomato-laden barbecue sauce. 502 E. 47th St., 872-244-3853
...in the kitchen probably deserve the credit for frying up these perfect nuggets of pork. 1725 W. 18th St., 312-226-2654, www.carnitasuruapanchi.com
...thoughtful and balanced meal, the Milanesa, a thin sliver of fried pork, is my favorite. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com
...great, as do the chocolate ones. So, you know, basically every pie in the shop. 1618 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-4846, www.hoosiermamapie.com
...sauce. Don't forget to top your plate with the pickled cabbage and chile oil. 2247 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-982-2969, www.slurpslurpnoodles.com
...the bottom of the box, the house-made crinkle-cut fries are also top notch. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-763-0660, www.superdawg.com
...corn tortillas, it's as close to Mexico City as you can get in Chicago. 4540 W. 63rd St., 773-582-8226, www.tacosmarios.com
...It's about the only time when ordering two burritos sounds like a reasonable idea. 3759 W. 26th St., 773-823-1499, www.gordillas.com
...distinctive chocolate with only water, allowing you to appreciate the wild complexity of each sip. 449 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco
...condiments one could want, the Double Fatso stands out as a greasy beacon of hope. 2258 W. Chicago Ave., 773-482-1000, www.fatsoslaststand.com
...kissed with smoke and complemented with the restaurant's signature spice rub, every single time? 3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427, www.smoquebbq.com
You know what goes well with smoke-scented rib tips? Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. 746 E. 43rd St., 773-285-9455
...leches slice has its merits, I actually prefer the bittersweet notes of the chocolate version. 1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150
...dip in the sauce spiked with funky fish sauce, chiles and a touch of sugar. 4825 N. Western Ave., 773-754-7660, rainbowthaichicago.com
...very unscientific testing confirmed that the original on Taylor Street still serves the best one. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com
...texture to the soft fish. It's upscale, low-brow food, and remarkably under $10. 860 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000, www.bigandlittleschicago.com
...fusing into one harmonious bite. And the corn muffins on the side don't hurt. 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000, www.honeybutter.com
...to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com
...and thigh, you get multiple salsas, refried beans, rice and spectacular house-made corn tortillas. 2809 W. 55th St., 773-424-8100, mezquitepolloexpress.com
...tastes over-the-top, thanks to the pickled daikon radish, fresh cilantro and curt jalapeno. 5014 N. Broadway, 773-561-4424, www.balesandwich.com
...the lamb and coriander dances between gamy meat with fragrant herbs in an intoxicating way. 2002 S. Wentworth Ave. #103, 312-799-1118, www.qxydumplings.com
...maneuver) sports a pleasingly crisp crust and fat slices of apple packed in the middle. 11248 S. Michigan Ave., 773-995-7420
...In other words, don't worry about a dipping sauce. These have flavor to spare. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com
...thin slab of beef. Advanced jibarito eaters should try the morcilla, a black blood sausage. 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8601
Updated Nov 14
The next CAPS Beat 2411 COMMUNITY meeting will be at the Indian Boundary Park Field House on Tu, 11/14/17 at 7pm. Police officers are NOT scheduled to be in attendance.
Updated Nov 13
Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own...
Please neighbors, make sure you have an alarm on your car. our car was broken into on Nov 3, 2017 around 8:10 pm. We got the act on a film. Two men broke in to our car. It’s crazy to think a neighbor next door parked his white car right behind our Car and did nothing. Not even honk at the men in our car. I’m sure every one on the corner block recognized that the men did not own th car in which they were braking into were not us. I know if we had seen some thing strange we would have done something to deter what was going on and Called the police. We all work hard to get what we need to live for our families and our self and be safe. Please let’s be mindful to each other with respect for one another. Keep your camera filming on your window, let’s work together to be safe of one another. See something strange in our neighborhood, or our car report to the police. God bless everyone, thank you.
Updated Nov 12
I believe this is the 50th ward. The not so famous wife of Ira.
Updated Nov 11
As I was reading through another cut-and-pasted weekly "newletter", I was yet again struck by the lack of information on what it is she actually is doing for the Ward.
Updated Nov 10
I was told a month ago that the gigantic building going up on Western and Peterson is a car dealership, but that was before any building was done. It seems pretty big for that.
Any info on whether that's what they're putting up or if it's something else?
Updated Nov 10
Lost a mostly black and a little white cat named Bean. He is sweet though shy. He does not have a collar but does have a chip. Please message me should you see him.
Updated Nov 10
State Senator Silverstein has been accused of sexual harassment.
Updated Nov 03
Updated Nov 03
"The savings banked by the city because there was no snow for plow drivers to clear after hours while being paid overtime would have been greater if the city hadn't been hit by several "ice events," Williams said.
"Those can be more costly because you have to keep salting," Williams said."
"Does anyone else get too many of these? How can I stop it?!"
Carson's seasonal hiring event, Sat, 10/28/17 @ Lincolnwood Town Center Store, 3333 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood, 11am-5pm
The next meeting of the Northtown Garden Society will be held on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western.
At the meeting, the guest speakers will be Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley – advocates for Midwestern native plants and wildlife. For more information, please visit the Garden Society website at www.northtowngardensociety.org.
A friend of mine is scheduled to be a vendor on Nov 4 @ St. Hilary's. She's wondering if anyone has done this fair and what the outcome was (good/bad/ good crowd?)
Motor vehicle theft