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Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

...Staples" zine exhibit, debuts his zine-related card game at the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (858 N. Ashland). The Between the Staples Board Game Night includes prizes for the best players and an...

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Mon 11/20: Lauded stand-ups Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice and Marilee Williams host the Manic Mondays weekly showcase—one of the few on the south side—at Frances Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th). 9 PM, $5

...conventionally signified identities, such as cowboy or athlete. Her work hangs at Andrew Rafacz Gallery (835 W. Washington) through Sat 12/23. 11 AM-6 PM, free

Tue 11/21: Barstool philosopher and Chicago-area native Kyle Kinane returns for madcap stand-up at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport). Expect stories about drinking, performing in barns, and drinking. 8:30 PM, sold out

...Leaming's one-man rendition of It's a Wonderful Life at the Edge Theater (5451 N. Broadway). The Reader's Albert Williams says, "Leaming pokes fun at the old movie's hokier...

    Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge Here's some of what we recommend for your Thanksgiving week: Mon 11/20: Lauded stand-ups Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice and Marilee Williams host the Manic Mondays weekly showcase-one of the few on the south side-at Frances Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th). Mon 11/20-Tue 11/21: Second City (1608 N.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

2 days ago

CALABRESE HEATING is offering repair service to our community residents.

Residents with low or no income may qualify for repair service free of charge. We work with local community churches and non-profit agencies to assist in benevolence grants for qualifying households.

Feel free to call us at 312.772.HEAT (4328)

Nov 13

Updated 2 days ago

Christmas help for my family

Hello we are a family of four in need of help for the holidays this year. I have two children and my grandma with me. Its been a rough end of the year for us we are struggling with food and clothing. Please I would really appreciate any info. Thank you.

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Sirens heading West on Augusta and Chicago from Ashland?!

Steady sirens continue heading West on Augusta and Chicago Ashland does anyone know what's going on?

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Updated 5 days 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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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

Nov 13

Fresh Start To Your Week: 11/13 – 11/15

Salonathon: I’m Doing This For Me @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

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The Flat Five Fall Freak Out Residency @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM, 21+

Dumpster Tapes Presents Free Monday! Mia Joy (Tape Release) / Rosali / Cupid Youth / Head @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Tarot Reading for Beginners @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave., 7:00PM

Milkstachio + Firecakes Donuts Collab @ Dryhop Brewers, 3155 N Broadway St., 5:00PM

After Work: Emily Blue @ The Robey, 2022 W North Ave., 6:00PM, 21+

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live @ Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

    Fresh Start To Your Week: 11/13 - 11/15
    This past weekend we had our first showing of snow! Luckily it was short lived and didn't deter you from heading out and enjoying all the great events! The beginning of this week will keep the events part of that going with some fantastic concerts, art, podcasts, and brews to make it a fun time...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Nov 06

Updated Nov 13

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

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."

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

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 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 07

Shop The Block on Small Business Saturday

Kick off your holiday shopping with us on Small Business Saturday! Join local businesses Ad Hoc, Paperish Mess, Study Hall and Tarnish (Chicago Ave. and Damen) for a day of trunk shows, sales, refreshments and of course the best gift items this side of Chicago Ave.

Nov 06

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Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Where is the greenspace??

As a 22 year resident of the West Loop it has been both exciting and overwhelming to watch the neighborhood transform. Over the years there have been many discussions / groups/ and community attempts to get a new greenspace. We need to make this happen before all the available land is developed.

Nov 04

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100697979 TO CHANGE THE PLUMBER OF RECORD TO WATERMAX PLUMBING, INC.

    1528 W. Superior St. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION PROCESS....ERECT NEW 3 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT AND MECHANICAL PENTHOUSE, NEW 2 CAR DETACHED MASONRY GARAGE 20'-8" X 20'4" X 14'-11" HIGH....NEW NON COMBUSTIBLE DECK AND STAIR SYSTEM AND SITE WORKS AS PER PLANS.

    1609 W. Ohio St. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

Nov 04

Nov 03

Oct 31

Beat 1221 Community Policing Meeting

Reminder:
Our Beat 1221 Community Policing meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm at the Smith Park Field house at Grand and Campbell. We will be discussing the arrests of three burglars arrested in recent weeks as well as other public safety issues.

I'm happy to report that for the first five meetings of 2017, Beat 1221 has had 139 interested and involved neighbors attend. Let's get that up over 170 for six! Beat 1221 borders are Chicago and Kenzie and Wood and Kedzie, but all neighbors are invited to attend. However, the discussion will focus on our beat.

Oct 31

Property Tax Appeal Workshop

Learn how to appeal your property taxes at this workshop

Oct 30

Fresh Start to Your Week: 10/30 – 11/1

Salonathon: SalHAUNTathon @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave., 21+

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The Flat Five Fall Freak Out Residency @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM. 21+

Nevermore: The Prose, Poetry and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe @ Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 7:00PM

Neo-Futurists Special Infinite Wrench for Then They Came for Me @ Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N Halsted St., 6:00PM

After Work: Sharmon Jarmon @ The Robey, 2022 W North Ave., 6:00PM, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 10/30 - 11/1
    The month long lead up to the big October day is finally coming to an end! The next few days are are going to be costume filled fun as Halloween lies smack dab in the middle of this week's fr...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Oct 26

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.) throws some of the city’s best parties, and they’re putting a Halloween spin...

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...Stranger Things—and a “Simpsons” Moe’s Tavern-themed pop-up from REPLAY Lincoln Park (2833 N. Sheffield Ave.) is the latest addition to the temporary fun, running daily through Halloween proper. The new...

Logan Square’s Boiler Room (2210 N. California Ave.) hosts regular movie nights, and the bar celebrates Halloween with a showing of “Beetlejuice,” everyone...

...begins at 5 p.m. and finishes at about 7 p.m. at Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Ave.), where there will be cookies and apple cider. Costumes and noise-makers are encouraged...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    With Halloween on a Tuesday, this is the weekend to get in your costumed capers. We've got a few of those, plus a big college football game coming up this weekend. Get some Moe Pop-up bars continue to have a moment-hello, Saved by the Max and Stranger Things-and a "Simpsons" Moe's Tavern-themed pop-up from REPLAY Lincoln Park (2833 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 26

Welcome season 2 of 'Stranger Things' with a Halloween party in Chicago

1444 W. Chicago Ave. 312-226-8828

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2412 W. North Ave. 312-823-8199

230 N. Clark St. 773-219-0900

    Welcome season 2 of 'Stranger Things' with a Halloween party in Chicago
    Everyone's favorite-and bravest-'80s kids from creepy Hawkins, Ind. return Friday, Oct. 27 with season two of "Stranger Things." The Netflix release is pretty perfectly timed with Halloween weekend, so even if you aren't stepping out in your slimiest Demogorgon costume, you can still celebrate in style with other fans at one of these themed events.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 26

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.) throws some of the city’s best parties, and they’re putting a Halloween spin...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Stranger Things—and a “Simpsons” Moe’s Tavern-themed pop-up from REPLAY Lincoln Park (2833 N. Sheffield Ave.) is the latest addition to the temporary fun, running daily through Halloween proper. The new...

Logan Square’s Boiler Room (2210 N. California Ave.) hosts regular movie nights, and the bar celebrates Halloween with a showing of “Beetlejuice,” everyone...

...begins at 5 p.m. and finishes at about 7 p.m. at Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Ave.), where there will be cookies and apple cider. Costumes and noise-makers are encouraged...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    With Halloween on a Tuesday, this is the weekend to get in your costumed capers. We've got a few of those, plus a big college football game coming up this weekend. Get some Moe Pop-up bars continue to have a moment-hello, Saved by the Max and Stranger Things-and a "Simpsons" Moe's Tavern-themed pop-up from REPLAY Lincoln Park (2833 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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