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Chicago comedy Spotlight for Monday, July 16-Sunday, July 22, 2018

ClickHole Live! at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 7:00 p.m. Stories from the writers of the popular satirical site.

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The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Improv created from a featured guest’s personal story. Tonight’s...

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...

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:30 p.m. Nicky Martin hosts ChUC alum Nick Vatterott, Marty DeRosa, Hannah Boone (NYC), Meredith Kachel, Sarah Vulpio, Derek Graff, Conor Cawley, and Caroline Twyman.

You Joke Like A Girl at Volumes Bookcafé, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., 7:15 p.m. Monthly all-women open mic and showcase created and produced by Elyse Nylin. Open mic at 7:15. Showcase begins at 8:45 with Eunji Eunji, Amy Sumpter, Molly Kearney, and Brittany Meyer.

Comedians You Should Know Presents: Nick Vatterott at Timothy O’Tooles, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct. 7:00 p.m. Allison Dunne hosts Em Brown and Abi Sanchez with a special extended set from Nick Vatterott.

The Show That Works at Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted, 10:00 p.m. Sketches about Chicago.

Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture: A Comedy Variety Show at Joffrey Tower, 8 E. Randolph, 7:30 p.m. Headliner: Lucas O'Neil (Comedy Central Up Next Comedian for 2018...

David Angelo at The Lincoln Lodge at Under The Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. David Angelo has appeared on Comedy Central and 2 Broke Girls. He currently writes for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and was named New York's Funniest Comedian in 2017. Tonight and Saturday night.

They Go Low, We Go Hyde at The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., 8:00 p.m. “An original sketch comedy revue written by and performed for Chicago...

Dave Maher at Crowd Theater, 3935 N. Broadway, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Dave Maher is bringing his acclaimed...

    Chicago comedy Spotlight for Monday, July 16-Sunday, July 22, 2018
    Visitors in town: Steve Solomon, Hannah Boone, Joby Saad, and David Angelo. Nick Vatterott returns to his hometown. At Zanies: Marty DeRosa with Adam Burke (Chicago), Michael Issac (Chicago), Taylor Mason (Chicago), Pat McGann (Rosemont), Nate Weatherup (St. Charles). At The Improv: Joey Villagomez, The Sklar Brothers.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 7/5 -7/8

Picnics on the Porch: Jake Xerxes Fussell & James Elkington @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:00pm, 21+

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Argyle Night Market @ Sheridan & Argyle, W Argyle St & N Sheridan Rd, , 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Macie Stewart/Jasmine Mendoza + Katie Ernst/Mai Sugimoto @ Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00pm- 9:00pm, All Ages

DMC Block Party @ Dark Matter Coffee, 738 N Western Ave, Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturday Noon – 10:00pm, All ages

Humboldt Pie @ Slate Arts, 3203 W North Ave, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

SO WHAT:  Keeping with Slate’s mission, Humboldt Pie (hosted by Madeleine Russell) will bring diverse, fresh, contemporary, not to mention gut busting comedic voices to Kedzie and North Ave the first Friday of every month!

Advance Base w/ Paul Gonzenbach & masc acting @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave, 9:00pm, 21+

Chicago Michelada Fest 2018 @ 1000 West Cermak Road, Noon – 10:00pm, All Ages

C.R.A.T.E.S (Chicago Record And Turntable Enthusiast Swap) @ Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster Street, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

Glassjaw & Quicksand @ Concord Music Hall, 2047 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30pm, 17+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 7/5 -7/8 - Third Coast Review
    The Fourth of July landed right smack dab in the middle of the week, so you either took it easy and got ready for work today or went all out and are leaving the "taking it easy" for the rest of the weekend. In either case, there are tons of events that will keep you...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

  • Anita W. in Wrigleyville 30-year resident

    Curated being the buzz word du jour. Got old really fast.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    I love a nice well curated meal.

    🍔🍖🥓🍗🧀🌰🍄🥐🥜🍞

Jul 05

Jul 02

Free Boxes! chicago and noble!!!

Lots of free boxes!! They will be in the ally behind the garages. COME AND GET EM'!!!

Jun 24

Updated Jul 02

Gun shots

Shots fired at 1:10, 1:11, 1:17, and 2 at 1:18 am on Sunday 6/24

  • I heard them, too. They sounded like they were in the alley it was so loud but hard to say where they were coming from. We called the police but I didn't see any car drive down the alley.

  • Where? Could it have been fireworks?

  • Definitely was not fireworks. They sound much different. Especially when in succession so close together. Also it was back on June 24, but thanks for the suggestion.

Jun 30

Updated Jul 01

Fireworks at James Otis park this year?

Just moved to neighborhood and heard that the park at James Otis does awesome fireworks every year... Anyone know if they will be on display this 4th of July again?

  • Hi, Alexandra. We've been here 15 years, and they've been done every 4th. They stage them in the faculty parking lot at Otis. Many people line the sidewalks on Grand Ave. with chairs to watch. But you can view from the entire immediate area. They do 3-4 displays, I believe. Just a heads up. it's VERY loud since it's in a residential area. and smoky of you're downwind. Have fun!

  • Thank you! We literally live across the street, so will give our guests on the 4th a heads up as we watch from our roof deck💥💥💥💥

Jul 01

Nanny Share Available

I have a 2 month old and am returning to work July 30. I have a wonderful nanny lined up who has been with my family for a few years now (she cared for my older daughter prior to us sending her to school). We are looking for a family to join us in a share at our house on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The nanny is also available on Mondays and Wednesday’s but we do not need childcare on those days. If you are interested in discussing a share please let me know.

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Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue

Book release party Sun 7/1, 4 PM, The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433, hideoutchicago.com.  F

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Reading Tue 7/3, 7:30 PM, Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark, 773-334-9851, hopleafbar.com.  F

Reading Thu 7/5, 6 PM, 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th, 773-684-1300, semcoop.com.  F

    Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue
    Just southwest of Chicago, on Archer Avenue in Justice, Illinois, across the street from Resurrection Cemetery, is a bar called Chet's Melody Lounge. Chet's is a classic roadside tavern, with a pool table, a jukebox, a popcorn machine, and a large clientele of bikers.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 24

Sunday picks: REO Speedwagon, Chicago share bill at Allstate

• A Day In The Country, The Cactus Blossoms: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $15. citywinery.com.

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...consume everything." Previews are at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28. $20-$30. (773) 871...

...Thursday, June 27-28; and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The show opens July 5. $25-$80. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org...

Maestro Ricardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with international opera stars for concert performances of Rossini's "Stabat Mater" starting Thursday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $43-$250. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24

...Calvin Evans when he performs standup sets this week at two Zanies locations: first at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027, then at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813...

    Sunday picks: REO Speedwagon, Chicago share bill at Allstate
    Relive memorable songs from the 1970s and '80s when the bands Chicago and REO Speedwagon share a concert bill at the Allstate Arena. More on this, the premiere of "Tilikum" at Victory Gardens Theater, an outdoor Fletcher Rockwell concert in Naperville and other fun events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Jun 23

Weekend picks: Roger Daltry plays first of two nights at Ravinia

• A Day In The Country, The Cactus Blossoms: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $15. citywinery.com.

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...opera stars for concert performances of Rossini's "Stabat Mater" starting Thursday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $43-$250. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23...

...and Wednesday, June 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28. $20-$30. (773) 871...

...Thursday, June 27-28; and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The show opens July 5. $25-$80. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org...

...Calvin Evans when he performs standup sets this week at two Zanies locations: first at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027, then at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813...

    Weekend picks: Roger Daltry plays first of two nights at Ravinia
    The Who's Roger Daltrey performs two concerts of the 1969 British rock opera "Tommy" on Saturday and Monday at the Ravinia Festival. More on this, the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash at the Allstate Arena, Ember Oceans and August Hotel at Durty Nellie's, and other fun weekend events.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Concerts: Queensryche rocks the Arcada Theatre

• A Day In The Country, The Cactus Blossoms: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. $15. citywinery.com.

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• The Linden Method, Zombie Schoolboy, Makena, latenightsinmycar.: 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Cloud Corporation, Rob Winn, Welcome to Jonestown: 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 227-7990 or debonairsocialclub.com.

• We Are Scientists, The Candescents, DJ Willie Dutch: 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $18-$20. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

• The Dip, The King of Mars: 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $12. (847) 556-9756 or evanstonspace.com.

• Girl Named Nino: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Jun 21

Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago

Fri 6/29, 9 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $12

    Houston proto-metal misfits Josefus make a rare trip to Chicago
    I've never been to Houston, but I imagine it to be a place where the humidity is so omnipresent it can seep into your bones, cloud your vision, and permeate your art. Granted, my impression is informed by the languid thump of DJ Screw's productions, the soupy drawl of the city's prewar blues recordings, and the broiled, psych-dusted melodies of Josefus.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 21

Jim Lauderdale’s range sparkles on two very different forthcoming albums

Fri 6/29, 6 PM and Sat 6/30, 8 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $15

Jun 21

Picnics on Hideout’s Porch with Music, Blankets, Food for Summer Series

...Porch is one of these local gatherings starting tomorrow, June 22 at the Hideout Inn (1354 W. Wabansia Ave....

    Picnics on Hideout's Porch with Music, Blankets, Food for Summer Series | LoganSquarist
    Is it porch weather, beach weather or blanket weather? While that answer may be a toss-up, it's always music weather. Whether summer wants to be nice to us or not, Chicago's music scene knows how to treat us well.
    https://logansquarist.com

Jun 21

Midday Fix: Live performance from The Lawrence Peters Outfit

‘A Day in the Country’ (now in its 11th year) at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. – 10:45 pm.

    Midday Fix: Live performance from The Lawrence Peters Outfit
    The Lawrence Peters Outfit http://lawrencepeters.com/home.html Event: 'A Day in the Country' (now in its 11th year) at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, on Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m. - 10:45 pm. https://www.ticketfly.
    http://wgntv.com

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Updated Jun 19

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Comedic storytelling by Chicago’s top storytellers. Tonight: Lily Be (Stoop...

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The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s special guest: Svengoolie (a/k/a Rich Koz)! Armando Diaz is Chicago’s longest-running improv show. It was created by Del Close, Dave Koechner and Adam McKay.

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...

Feminist Happy Hour: Momma Tried at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 7:00 p.m. Feminist comedy for all in the month of mamas.” Tonight: Katie Oliver, Sharron Palm, JH Palmer, Rima Parikh, Lucia Whalen, and more TBA. Hosted by Alicia Swiz.

Comedy at Phyllis at Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division St., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with Abe Rabinowitz, Amy Young, Brendan Gay, Brian...

The Kates at The Book  Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All-women stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff...

What’s It Like to Be You? At Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Rd., 7:00 p.m. Go and you might get to tell your story live on...

Steppenwolf Gala at 1340 N. Cherry St., 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Rainn Wilson who is currently starring in Steppenwolf’s The Doppelganger and an auction with auctioneer Chris Rock. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

Yo Mama at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Comedy from some of Chicago’s...

Festival Laughs at Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 7:00 p.m. Starring w/Sommore, Don “DC” Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace.

Token: We’ll MAYke You Laugh at Alulu Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., 7:30 p.m.  A comedy variety show. Featuring Lindsey Shaw, Brittany Meyer, Max Friedman, Michael Njuguna Robinson, Jerry Tran, and Jared Chapman. Headliner: Sonal Aggarwal. Hosted by Liz Greenwood and Myriam Raymond.

Anthony Jeselnik at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The "Funny Games" Tour.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    I can't see how you figured that out from this info. Enlighten, pls.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    thanks for the snide comment, smarty-pants. there is no way you can glean from this link how much of the company is privately -held. unless of course, you have special liberal powers.

    don't bother answering...just learn to be respectful of opposing views. it'll make you a better "progressive".

Jun 19

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Dan Rico, Mount Eerie, Petal

1354 W Wabansia Ave., 773-227-4433

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2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2501

1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851

2100 W. Belmont Ave., 773-281-4444

1035 N. Western Ave., 773-276-3600

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Dan Rico, Mount Eerie, Petal
    Chicago native Dan Rico's new album "Dreamy" breaks away from his rock and punk roots to explore more pop influences. RedEye talked with Rico before his June 22 show at the Hideout. Q: How did you get the title "Dreamy"?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 18

Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 – 6/20

Wand: 2 Nights @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

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MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 18th & 19th

Millennium Park Summer Music Series: José James & Kahil El’Zabar @ Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St,6:30pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Celebration: 826CHI Teen Writers Studio Book Release @ Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior St, 7:00pm, All Ages

Big Syn / The Curls / Sama Dams / Divorce @ The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Relax Attack Jazz Series: Hong Kong @ the Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 11:30pm, 21+

Slow Caves / Laverne / Uma Bloo @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St, 7:00pm, 21+

Mykele Deville / Jordanna / Oliv Blu @ Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St, 8:00pm, 21+

SNST /Ovef Ow / Sleepwalk / Wet Tropics @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 - 6/20 - Third Coast Review
    This edition of the Fresh Start is filled with some fun concerts. Summer is officially about to start later this week and what better way to celebrate than some excellent music from local bands and beyond! So whether your looking for jazz, hip hop, rock, or pop, there's a show for you this week!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Jun 14

Looking for this criminal.

If you know who this person is, please contact us at bookings@onegroupmind.com

https://vimeo.com/275075862

    Video of Graffiti
    This person placed graffiti on our building. Please share in order to identify him.
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Updated Jun 14

Looking for apartments in Bucktown / Wicker Park (new to area - advice welcome)

Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the...

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Hi all, hope it's kosher to post here about searching for apartments. Read about it on some other forums and was suggested to ask for insight here.

I'm new to Chicago but have visited for work 20-30 times over the past 2 years. Mainly stayed in the Loop so I'm choosing Bucktown / Wicker Park based on word of mouth and advice from others. I'm 24, young professional, consultant, female.

Basically I'm looking for any tips / insight for the search - locations to avoid, best ways to search, etc. I've contacted a few locators in addition to searching on my own. My move-in date is any time after August 10. I'll be there August 10 - 13 with the intention of viewing an applying for places (and hopefully signing a lease).

Thanks in advance!

  • No worries Bger ... My comment was more so to show that there are other great areas adjacent to WP/Bucktown that are MUCH more affordable (I'm 7 blocks from Bucktown and own a house ... A WHOLE HOUSE ... that costs less than to rent a jr 1 br .5 miles away ;)

  • Joe

    Logan Square is west of western and certainly is desirable in many ways. Worthy of checking out.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

Recommendations for non-surgical skin doctor for face

Neighbors: Looking for recommendations for places and/or doctors to treat a few sunspots on my face. I would like non-surgical procedures and little to no down-time after the procedure. Having a hard time finding someone! Would prefer a personal recommendation vs reading reviews online. Thanks in advance for your help.

anywhere within city limits is good, will travel for a good doctor!

  • I second Dr Neha Robinson at Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is wonderful.

  • AMG

    @mkbjazz and Marcy - thank you for the recommendation,

    @Holly - thank you.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 13

Speed Humps by the Map Room

I noticed speed humps being installed on Hoyne south of Armitage by the Map Room. Speed humps can cause reckless drivers to lose control of their vehicles and create more dangerous situations. Wouldn't it be better to drop the speed limit to 20mph, set up a speed camera, and ticket at 25mph? Speeding there would plummet immediately via economics.

  • Another solution, albeit perhaps wildly unpopular, would be to turn Hoyne into a one way street northbound. Locals would enter the neighborhood from Armitage by using the southbound one way Leavitt (which has a stop light.) Cars in transit south on Hoyne to avoid heavy traffic on Damen will be SOL.

  • they don't even fill potholes without a complaint from residents... you think CDOT added speed bumps to one random residential street one their own?

Jun 03

Updated Jun 09

Anybody have an estate sale company to recommend?

I"m trying to help my in-laws and I've been researching estate sale companies. So much is all over the board including Yelp reviews and BBB rating (for what that may be worth) and I can't even confidently narrow it down to five. AND I'm really reluctant to recommend only one just in case they aren't happy ORRRRR if other family members aren't happy with the outcome.
I figured this was as good a place to ask as any. They've lived in Buffalo Grove for over 50 years. I've attended high end sales and picker's sales. They would be somewhere in the middle with some valuables.
Thanks for reading and for any insights offered.

  • llitman I'm a happy resident and have been here for years.

    Sandy Lane is good, Manderley Estate Sales is good. Others to consider are Ampersand, ImagineThat, and TraderMerchants.

  • Thank you for the leads everyone. What a process this is!

    Good luck to you Anne.

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Jun 08

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Remove One (1) Hand Operated, 4000lb.cap, 3-Floor Geraed Traction Freight Elevator From Service. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted And Inspector #341345 Violation Written On March 28, 2018. EV004795

    1401 W. North Ave. Issued June 4, 2018 Comment

Jun 04

Updated Jun 06

The May Compilation

Here is another random selection of cars blowing a stop sign. This video illustrates what pedestrians must deal with daily at every intersection in Bucktown. Other neighborhoods are worse. The camera logged 657 no excuse violations which is about a 12% decrease from last month. The top end reckless category was down over 30%. Not sure why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8fzbUBDfrs

These videos are auto generated and snippets randomly selected so not all cars can make the cut. I tried my best to manually eliminate duplicates but I'm not that good at Mahjong. Enjoy :)

  • DLS

    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis...

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    Is that a three way stop intersection? We have one of those near us in LP and we see the same thing constantly. Usually the uber and lyft drivers (they are so focused on their GPS Since they have no idea where they are going - I miss the taxis where you have to have a number on your car and they knew every street with a phone) are the worst and we are on a street with a ton of kids. A rolling stop with a car vs a bicycle is completely different (but I agree there are plenty of cyclists going to fast blowing through cross walks/stop signs). With either type of transportation the pedestrian should have the right away but when I’m driving my car vs riding my bicycle you can hear and see pedestrians much better on a bike. All it takes is one accident hitting a kid with a car and it’s over for the kid and the car driver doesn’t have so much as a bruise. They had stop sign enforcement in Lakeview a while back but it’s not the neighborhood people doing it.

  • Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most,...

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    Kinetic Energy = 1/2*Mass*Velocity^2

    Let's say the total mass of a bicyclist and bike is around 200-300lb. The mass of car is around 10x that or 2000-3000lb. Just with mass a car imparts an order of magnitude greater energy into its victim compared to a bike.

    Many, if not most, vehicles in that video exceed 15mph through the stop sign. 15mph on a bike is very fast if you ever rode a bike. My camera picks up bikes but rarely do they ever make it into the measuring pool which is >7mph let alone any violation pools.

    This means cars travel more than double or triple the speed of bikes into crosswalks. Since velocity is squared that increases KE by another 4x to 9x meaning the total energy imparted into a reckless driver's victim is 40-90 times more than a bike. Slower speeds also increase reaction time to any oopsies that may occur.

    To compare reckless drivers with reckless bikers is a diversion tactic used to obfuscate the true threat pedestrians face every day from cars.

Jun 04

Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/4 – 5/6

Beginning|Middle|End @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 8:30pm – 11:30pm, 21+

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Blood Cafe: Inland Empire @ Atomix Coffee Shop, 1957 W Chicago Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages (not really recommended you bring kids though)

The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM XVIII: Road Less Travelled @ Athenaeum Main Stage, 2936 N. Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker Series @ Music Box Theatre, 1807 S Allport St, Various times

Thurgood @ Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, 7:30pm -10:00pm

Tuesday Funk #117 @ Hopleaf, 5148 N Clark St., 7:00pm, 21+

100% Off Bands: The Band Royale, Avantist & Tideshift @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave, 8:00pm 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 5/4 - 5/6 - Third Coast Review
    There's no use in sitting around and moping after hours because it's the start of the working week. Get out there and discover all the fun events happening in the city this week including concerts, movies, variety shows, readings, and so much more! Let's give your week a fresh start!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Jun 04

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