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    Lakeview Man Took "Upskirt" Pic On Loop Escalator, Prosecutors Say
    A Lakeview man used his phone to film up the skirt of a woman who was ahead of him on a Loop department store escalator, police say. John Billhorn, 57, is charged with one misdemeanor count of videotaping through clothes. He was released on a recognizance bond and is due back in court on July 26.

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Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays

...dark side. Presented by About Face Theatre Youth Ensemble. Located at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are $20 or pay-what-you-can...

HORRIFIED - (July 16th at 8pm) Exploring fear and the strange way humans deal with it through sketches and songs. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

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E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial - (July 13th-16th at 11pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

...inhabits a handful of very strange tenants. Who could it be? Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601...

A QUIET PLACE - (July 13th, 15th, 17th-19th) Horror thriller that requires absolute silence to fully appreciate! 9:15pm. Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS - (through July 19th) Stranger than fiction documentary about three strangers who reunite after having been separated at birth and adopted by different families. Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. TWISTER July 18th!

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - (May 23rd-Aug. 26th) Lookingglass Theatre presents a stage production of this wonderful classic tale. Directed by David Kersnar. Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60622.

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

Deadly Prey Gallery - (July 15th from 10am-3pm) See amazing hand-painted movie posters from Ghana up close on the lawn! They're wilder than you think! Highly recommended. Comfort Station Logan Square, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Pintura Obscura - (July 13th 6pm-10pm) Dark & whimsical art show in Pilsen. 1637 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL.

Summer of Satan Night Market - (July 14th) Dark art, drinks, tarot, and more! Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...the grand opening this Saturday from 7pm-midnight. $25 ticket includes food, drinks, and entertainment. 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays
    Another great variety of ways to spend your weekend going through next week in the city of Chicago and beyond. Weird dark art exhibits, horror screenings, outdoor movies, horror plays, and the biggest, baddest convention ever to celebrate Godzilla! "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: G-FEST XXV - (July 13th-15th) 25th anniversary of the largest...

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What are these tower things?

Any idea what these tower things are that appeared a few weeks ago? They're south of Belmont, in that open field between the playground and the tennis courts right next to southbound Lake Shore Dr. Just curious.

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Sad to see EB going again. Unfortunately, Nextdoor seems to be mostly ads.

Thanks all for your contributions!

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Theater events: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 'Everybody' premieres at Brown Paper Box Co.

...The About Face Youth Theater Ensemble, has its world premiere at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Performances run from Saturday, July 14, through Sunday, July 22. (773) 784-8565 or...

• "Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera" continues at 8 p.m. Saturdays at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-9693 or theannoyance.com.

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...by a lottery at each performance. Previews are Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, at 4147 N. Broadway St., Chicago. The show opens Sunday, July 15. See brownpaperbox.org...

...materials describe as a "true blues lover's smorgasbord." The show opens July 22 at 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago. (773) 769-4451 or blackensemble.org...

...a Chicago company devoted to science fiction and fantasy theater, opens its new home at 3914 N. Clark St., (former home to Live Bait and Public House theaters) on Saturday, July 14. The celebration...

...Lookingglass Theatre, located inside the Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, recently announced special performances for "20,000 Leagues Under the Seas." Recommended for families...

...development works by members of its playwrights unit Saturday through Wednesday, July 14-18, at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. During their yearlong residency, Chicago-based writers have a chance to develop their plays...

• Broadway in Chicago presents the national tour of director John Doyle's Tony Award-winning revival of "The Color Purple." Performances begin Tuesday, July 17, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.

...his guard booth. Performances run Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-3830 or silenttheatre.com...

...week Chicago premiere of "The End of TV" begins Thursday, July 19, at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. A multimedia meditation on advertising and TV culture set in a Rust Belt city...

...to assist playwrights in developing their plays. Free performances take place July 19-21 at 4546 N. Western Ave., Chicago. The in-development plays include Ambrose Cappuccio's "Cigarettes," a two-hander about a...

...and sets off to find her purpose. Performances take place at Voice of the City, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. See runawayslab.org...

• Nothing Without a Company has extended "Not One Batu," Hannah li-Epstein's examination of Hawaii's meth epidemic. The production runs through July 28 at the Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. See northingwithoutacompany.org.

...Interrobang Theatre Project takes up residence at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, for its ninth season examining identity/crisis. It begins Sept. 7 with a revival...

    Theater events: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' 'Everybody' premieres at Brown Paper Box Co.
    Brown Paper Box Co. stages "Everybody," Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' riff on the 15th-century morality play "Everyman"; Silent Theatre returns with a solo show about a security guard; and Black Ensemble Theatre premieres the jukebox tuner "Rick Stone and the Blues Man," this week in Chicago-area theater.

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Any good one person veterinarian offices on the north side?

The type where they don't have a revolving door of different vets coming and going and you never know who you are going to see or hear from each time you go there?


  • Alice East Lakeview

    Dr. Mitchell at Pets First on Broadway and Roscoe

  • vh

    Lincoln Park Dog and Cat at 2665 N. Lincoln has had the same two excellent vets forever: Dr. Susan Ferraro and Dr. Margaret Post. Dr. Sue took over the practice from her dad years ago. Even though I moved out of that neighborhood, I trust no one else with my dogs.

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Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing since Tuesday morning and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

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Nanny Share

We are looking for another family to start a nanny share with in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. We have a 9 month old son and are looking to start around August 1st.

Anybody out there looking for the same?

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Weird Ones: Man Charged With Throwing Slushie At Boystown Police Car (And Other Strange Reports)

...year-old Jacob Stegeman became upset as he left the Town Hall District station at 850 West Addison around 2:30 p.m. on June 29. He kicked the station’s front door...

    Weird Ones: Man Charged With Throwing Slushie At Boystown Police Car (And Other Strange Reports)
    Here are a few of the stranger cases we've come across while researching stories for CWBChicago: * Police say 28-year-old Jacob Stegeman became upset as he left the Town Hall District station at 850 West Addison around 2:30 p.m. on June 29.

  • d3 NoHo

    Something anyone who has ever tried filing a police report in this city has always wanted to do... 👍

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Update regarding property at 927 W Irving Pk Rd

The alderman's office has contacted me with correct information regarding why construction work stopped at the site. Here's what they say:

" The owner is Dave Gassman who also owns and is developing the property on the SE corner of W. Sheridan and Broadway. I believe they were taking a break on the Irving lot to complete the W. Sheridan/Broadway building. I will let him know that the building is not secured and that there is graffiti that needs to be removed."

This is different info that I received earlier that said Howard Brown had bought the property. Not so.

  • future alderman future alderman

    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.


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    I CANNOT BELIEVE LITTLETON'S COMMENT WAS CALLED A "personal attack." Calling out elected officials is EXACTLY what everyblock is FOR! so I'm REPOSTING IT because I could just as well have written it myself.
    "There is really only one reason why projects get stalled... financing problem of some kind.

    There are other reasons like "Stop Work Order" for violations but no indication of that.

    Why can't the Alderman's office stop playing PR Dept. for sub-par developers like Gassman? Why is his project which is smaller than the one across the street taking longer when it started first?

    Gassman and Cappleman are like two nuts in a shell. The Gassman also pulled out of a project recently at Wilson and Magnolia just saying.

    Rule of thumb....do NOT believe ANYTHING of substance from Ald. Cappleman's office about developers."

  • future alderman future alderman

    cappleman has held the same office for SEVEN YEARS-if his staff doesn't know what they're doing now they never will-but they know exactly what they are doing-if drumpf was a democrat his name would be cappleman

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Recos for sports wear store

Hi everybody, I want to buy 2 sports caps for friends. I see sooo many stores around Wrigley. Which ones do you recommend that I shop for the sports caps (Cubs & White Sox); low-priced, not premium priced.

  • Clark street sports on Lawrence near Elston has a large selection

  • John Yeh Lincoln Park Resident

    Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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Abandoned construction

For years, an empty lot overgrown with weeds and garbage sat at 927 W. Irving Pk Rd. In March or April, construction started on a 14-unit apartment building. The foundation seems to be in but all work stopped a couple of months ago. Now there is gang graffiti art all over the wall. Does anyone know about what is happening with this? I contacted the Alderman's office last week but no reply as yet. The site is a real eyesore.

  • CT Just a guy in Lakeview

    Does anyone know if this is what happened to the building at the corner of grace and broadway, across from iHop? The ground floor has been under construction for as long as I’ve been in Chicago. I always wondered why they never finished it. Thanks

  • I have been wondering what the deal is with the mostly built, relatively tall building on Irving Park next to Byron's Hot Dogs. Seems like they got 90% done with the new building and stopped. Anyone know anything about it?

Jul 08

Carmen-Winona Yard Sale July 14-15

Time 9 to 2
Where: Between Carmen/Marine Drive, Winona/Marine Drive and Sheridan Roads.
What: Neighbors selling goods from their attics and basements.

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    TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue
    Southport Corridor - Chicago, Illinois. TOD Construction has started at 3200 N. Southport Avenue

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July 4, near Broadway and Waveland - shots fired or fireworks?

I must be paranoid, but Sometimes those fireworks sound just like shot gun and shots fired.
10:21 pm July 4

  • Tim

    10:20pm July 4th - Fireworks
    10:21pm July 4th - gunshot
    10:22pm July 4th - Fireworks

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EveryBlock collects 22 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 720-767 W. Brompton Ave.

720-767 W. Brompton Ave.