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Police searching for men who robbed, tied up residents in home invasions

The men first struck Nov. 16 around 7:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue in the Noble Square neighborhood, according to a community alert from police.

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Two men matching the same description then robbed a home Saturday around 2:45 p.m. in the 900 block of West Wrightwood Avenue in the Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood.

    Police searching for men who robbed, tied up residents in home invasions
    Police are searching for two men who forced their way into homes on the North and Near West sides last week, led the residents to the back at gunpoint and robbed them. The men, with their faces partially covered by black scarves, stole cash, jewelry and cell phones, police said.
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Through December 11th, please bring gently us...

Through December 11th, please bring gently used coats to the 2nd Ward Service Office located at 1400 N. Ashland Avenue between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. These coats will benefit local families in need. For more information please call (312) 643-2299 or email ward02@cityofchicago.org.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    Through December 11th, please bring gently used coats to the 2nd Ward Service Office located at 1400 N. Ashland Avenue between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm. These coats will benefit local families...
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15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays

Performances run through Dec. 30, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com.

Performances run through Dec. 17, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or wearetheagency.org.

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Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com.

Performances run through Dec. 31, at 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. (773) 325-1700 or mercurytheaterchicago.com.

Performances run through Jan. 6, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 327-5252 or americanbluestheater.com.

Performances run through Dec. 3, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

Performances run through Dec. 30, at 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 975-8150 or theaterwit.org.

Performances run through Dec. 23, at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

    15 seasonal shows (both naughty and nice) for the holidays
    Looking for some holiday entertainment? Here's a partial list of seasonal shows on stage in the city and the suburbs. * Larry Yando returns for the 10th year to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 40th anniversary production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances run through Dec. 31, at 170 N.
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On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of St...

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of State’s mobile office will be at the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue) from 10am to 2pm. This mobile unit will help residents renew, replace, or correct driver’s licenses and state ID cards; purchase vehicle registration renewal stickers for license plates, as well as passenger vehicle license plates and B-truck plates; register vehicle titles; and receive parking placards for persons with disabilities. For more information, please email ward02@cityofchicago.org.

    Alderman Brian Hopkins
    On Tuesday, December 5th, the Secretary of State's mobile office will be at the 2nd Ward Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Avenue) from 10am to 2pm. This mobile unit will help residents renew, replace,...
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Chicago comedy spotlight for Nov. 20-26

Group Improvised Comedy at Comedy Clubhouse, 1462 N. Ashland, 8:00 p.m. Long form improv (20-25 minutes) by three teams of up...

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Best Night Ever at Gman Tavern, 3740 N. Clark, 9:00 p.m. Mike Cronin hosts Emily Galati, Tom Thakkar, Jimmy Roberson, Sabeen Sadiq, Mike O'Keefe, Jessica Hong, and Dave Losso.

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...

Kyle Kinane at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, 8:30 p.m. Kyle Kinane is an internationally touring comedian who got his start...

Christmas By Melania at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. Melania hosts a Christmas special with guests “Paul Manafort, Mike and Karen Pence, Barron Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Vladimir Putin, Maxine Waters” and more TBA.

Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, 9:00 p.m. Chicago Underground Comedy is one of comedy’s most groundbreaking showcases. Cameron Esposito, Beth Stelling, TJ Miller, Dan Telfer, and Kumail Nanjiani all got their start here. Produced by Meredith Kachel.

Comedians You Should Know at Timothy O’Toole’s, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., 9:30 p.m. Mike Lebovitz, Kristen Toomey and more TBA.

Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 10:30 p.m. This is a show where the improvisers morph from character to...

The Lincoln Lodge at Under the Gun Theatre, 956 W. Newport, 8:00 p.m. This famed stand-up showcase is now headquartered at Under the Gun with shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jokesplaining at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 10:00 p.m. Pushing boundaries is the goal. Featuring Megan Stalter, Allison Dunne and Erica Nicole Clark. Guest set by Denise Medina.  The evening is hosted by Alex Kumin. Bring in one coat to donate and get two free tickets. 

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, November 20-Sunday, November 26, 2017
    In town: Shawn Wayans and Alingon Mitra. Returning to their comedy hometown: Chris Redd, Emily Galati, Kyle Kinane, and John Caponera. A "who's who" in improv and music will appear nonstop for 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday at Second City. Keep reading for details.
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Hellcab: A Chicago Holiday Story But Not Your Mother’s Christmas Carol

Hellcab by the Agency Theater Collective runs 90 minutes with no intermission. You can see it through December 17 at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Performances are Thursday-Sunday and tickets are pay what you can, with $5-$30 suggested. Buy tickets online or call 773-697-3830.

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One of the pleasures of Hellcab is the litany of Chicago lore and locations, past and present, that color every interaction. A ride to Bridgeport, a diner at Melrose and Broadway, Mercy Hospital, the Wooden Nickel Lounge at Wilson and Broadway. And “how about those Bulls?”

    Hellcab: A Chicago Holiday Story But Not Your Mother's Christmas Carol
    The set is an old taxi. That's all. An old Checker taxi, number 4538, with an Illinois license plate. The top is removed and its back wheels are on blocks. But the headlights and turn signals work. Written by Will Kern and directed by Sommer Austin, Hellcab, a Chicago holiday classic, is being staged at...
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Two successes one more to go: "In The 'Hood"

The In The Hood's heavily attended opening in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Nov. 10 was followed on Sunday by a crowd at Rick Kogan's story...

    Two successes one more to go: "In The 'Hood"
    The In The Hood's heavily attended opening in Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Nov. 10 was followed on Sunday by a crowd at Rick Kogan's story telling session. This Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. local Wicker Park historian, Elaine Coorens will lead a free photo walk through the local 'hood.
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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

6 days 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.
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Nov 17

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.
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Nov 16

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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Updated Nov 16

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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Nov 15

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!"
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Nov 15

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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Nov 15

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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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

12 city neighborhoods meet 12 female photographers

But many people still use cameras and shoot with purpose, and some of that sort of work is on the walls of the Jackson Junge Gallery at 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. (www.j2gallery.com), where it will stay (and perhaps dazzle, provoke and prompt conversations) through Jan. 14.

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...and the Demise of Civil Liberties” exhibition through Nov. 19 at the Alphawood Gallery at 2401 N. Halsted St. (www.alphawoodgallery.org...

    12 city neighborhoods meet 12 female photographers
    Not so very long ago, cameras were cameras and phones were just phones. The democratization of photography now allows anyone with a phone to travel around with what amounts to a personal photo gallery in their pocket, able at any moment to proudly and enthusiastically show friends or strangers their spontaneously shot photos of cute kittens, autumn leaves or plates of whatever it was they ate for dinner last night.
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