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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ELECTRIC VIOLATION REPAIRS AS LISTED IN FIELD INSPECTION #12316958 (HANSEN CASE ID: 533885) DATED 8/26/2017, INSPECTED BY #392905. ELECTRIC WIRING REPAIRS INCLUDING EL0086 INSTALL TWO GFCI RECEPTACLES IN KITCHEN, EL0036 INSTALL MISSING COVERS ON J-BOXES IN BASEMENT, EL0006 PROVIDE PROPER GROUNDING ELECTRODE CONDUCTOR TO PANEL, AND EL0086 REPLACE DEFECTIVE SERVICE RISER.

    1803 N. Newcastle Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

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find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Free Flu Vaccine Today at the 29th Ward Office

Please stop in today from 10 am - 2 pm and get your free flu vaccine administrated by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EXISTING 2 STORY MASONRY W/BSMT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/EXISTING REAR BRICK GARAGE - REPLACE EXIST.GARAGE ROOF ONLY W/NEW METAL GABLE ROOF W/SKYLIGHT - ERECT A NEW 96 SF FRAME SHED BY THE EXISTING BRICK GARAGE - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    1744 N. Newland Ave. Issued October 10, 2017 Comment

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Photos: A Look Back At Hugh Hefner's Playboy Roots In Chicago

Before the late Hugh Hefner decamped permanently to Los Angeles in 1975, his roots ran deep in Chicago. He was raised in Galewood, in a home at 1922 N. New England, in a "conservative," Methodist family.

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...all its good and ill, got started at Hefner's kitchen table, in Hyde Park (6052 S. Harper Ave.). That's where he put together the first issue of Playboy, which featured a now...

...success of that issue and its followups launched the Chicago empire: the Chicago Playboy Club (116 E. Walton St.), the Playboy Building (now the landmark Palmolive Building, 919 N Michigan Ave.) and of course...

...Chicago Playboy Club (116 E. Walton St.), the Playboy Building (now the landmark Palmolive Building, 919 N Michigan Ave.) and of course, the original Playboy mansion (1340 N. State Parkway), in the Gold Coast...

...the landmark Palmolive Building, 919 N Michigan Ave.) and of course, the original Playboy mansion (1340 N. State Parkway), in the Gold Coast, the iconic, louche hangout where one might spot a random Rolling...

    Photos: A Look Back At Hugh Hefner's Playboy Roots In Chicago
    fullscreen Before the late Hugh Hefner decamped permanently to Los Angeles in 1975, his roots ran deep in Chicago. He was raised in Galewood, in a home at 1922 N. New England, in a "conservative," Methodist family. Hefner attended Sayre Elementary School and later Steinmetz College Prep, where he founded a school paper, a harbinger of his publishing future to come.
    http://chicagoist.com

Sep 28

Hugh Hefner's Chicago: The Neighborhoods That Helped Make The Man

• Hefner was born at Michael Reese Hospital and grew up at 1922 N. New England Ave. on the Northwest Side. His father, Glenn, was an accountant; his mother, Grace, was a homemaker.

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• In 1966, he moved the magazine's offices in the Palmolive Building at 919 N. Michigan Ave. and it became later known as the Playboy Building.

...lived in a mansion in the Gold Coast, throwing legendary parties. The home was at 1340 N. State Parkway and featured a rooftop terrace, master suite with his-and-her bathrooms and lots of...

• The first Playboy Club was at 116 E. Walton St.

    Hugh Hefner's Chicago: The Neighborhoods That Helped Make The Man
    DOWNTOWN - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday in California. But it was Chicago that helped shape him into what he was. Here are some locations that helped make the man: * Hefner was born at Michael Reese Hospital and grew up at 1922 N. New England Ave. on the Northwest Side.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Sep 28

Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder who built his empire in Chicago, dies at age 91

The family lived in Chicago at 1922 N. New England Ave. in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side, where they attended Methodist church and the...

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Quickly, the fledgling magazine moved into its first offices, at 11 E. Superior St., across the street from Holy Name Cathedral. A company that made kneeling pads was out...

Hefner moved into a 48-room mansion at 1340 N. State Parkway, affixed a sign near the door (translated from the original Latin it said, “If you don’t swing, don’t ring”) and began to cultivate an image and a lifestyle that would define him, his magazine and an era. 

    Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is dead at age 91
    Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Proposed high density apartments on North Avenue in Galewood

In a meeting last night, Alderman Taliaferro showed plans for an 80-unit apartment development on North Ave. It would stretch across three lots formerly occupied by US Bank. He is in favor of this development and asked residents to call his office to voice any concerns within the next two weeks. His number is 773-237-6460.

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