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Area dealerships unite for BBQ for the Troops

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    Area dealerships unite for BBQ for the Troops
    CHICAGO -- Chicago-area car dealerships united to raise money for military families Saturday. The BBQ for the Troops event at Grossinger Toyota in Lincoln Park was one of numerous fundraisers held at dealerships. Members of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association teamed up with the USO of Illinois to make it happen.
    http://wgntv.com

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Chicago Neighborhoods that Are Straight-Up Fake

While we’re at it: those upscale high rises south of North Avenue at Clybourn—“SoNo East”? Not real, either.​

    Chicago Neighborhoods that Are Straight-Up Fake
    Chicagoans call their town a "city of neighborhoods" like other places don't have them. At times, we take such pride in residing within the city limits that our enclaves become a part of our identities. We're not just Chicagoans; we're Rogers Parkers, Logan Squarers, Garfield Parkers.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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REI to open ‘Wild Mile’ riverfront store, offer paddleboard and kayak rentals

...selection of gear; and bike and car parking, REI said. The Lincoln Park store at 1466 N. Halsted Street will move to its new location at 905 W. Eastman Street, an industrial building which...

    REI to open 'Wild Mile' riverfront store, offer paddleboard and kayak rentals
    REI Co-op will open a new store early in 2019 along the banks of the Chicago River within the city's Wild Mile at the North Branch canal, the outdoor gear and apparel retailer announced on Wednesday.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

4 days ago

Goose Island REI to offer kayak, paddle board rentals along Chicago River

The new 40,000-square-foot REI will feature a bike, ski and snowboard shop; an outdoor patio with seating; and dedicated parking. The store will replace an existing REI a few blocks away at 1446 N. Halsted St.

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    Goose Island REI to offer kayak, paddle board rentals along Chicago River
    CHICAGO - An REI store planned for Goose Island will offer kayak and paddle board rentals along the Chicago River. The two-story store at 905 W. Eastman St. is slated to open early next year. The sporting goods co-op and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the plans Wednesday.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

REI bets on 'Wild Mile' with new waterfront store

...905 W. Eastman St., will be a couple blocks from REI's current store at Halsted and Blackhawk streets, which will close...

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Jul 08

Updated 4 days ago

Does Michelle Smith ever respond to anything?

I’ve emailed her twice about issues in my ward and received zero response. Even after I’ve followed up. Does anybody else have this experience? I thought this was the whole point of an alderman.

  • Nick, that's the same email address I've always used. There is always an immediate response but never follow up. I have also called several times and been told I would be called back and that never happened. I get that there's lots of big stuff going on in our ward and Michele may be busy with those, but her staff needs to be able to handle these ordinary day-to-day issues and has not.

  • She almost lost the last election by not being true to her ward of property owners. Won by only 35 votes and they were in senior centers. So don’t forget to canvas the many senior housing facilities we have in the ward. Also you can talk to her in person, She’ll smile and nod her head and that’s the most action you’ll get from your conversation. She’s as phony as they come.

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1 killed in Old Town crash

...32-year-old man driving an Acura was stopped at a red light in the 600-block of West North Avenue at about 3:33 a.m. Monday when he was rear-ended by a male...

    1 killed in Old Town crash
    A person has died after a two-car crash in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago police said. Police said a 32-year-old man driving an Acura was stopped at a red light in the 600-block of West North Avenue at about 3:33 a.m. Monday when he was rear-ended by a male driver in an Altima.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Fox 32 Chicago is live now.

FATAL CRASH: Live look over a deadly two-car crash near North Ave. and Larrabee on the city's Northwest Side.

    Fox 32 Chicago
    FATAL CRASH: Live look over a deadly two-car crash near North Ave. and Larrabee on the city's Northwest Side.
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Fox 32 Chicago was live.

FATAL CRASH: Live look over a deadly two-car crash near North Ave. and Larrabee on the city's Northwest Side.

    Fox 32 Chicago
    FATAL CRASH: Live look over a deadly two-car crash near North Ave. and Larrabee on the city's Northwest Side.
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Jul 08

Review: Steppenwolf’s Lightweight The Roommate Aims for Laughs Over Depth

The Roommate is now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, through August 5. Tickets run $30-$55 and are available online here.

    Review: Steppenwolf's Lightweight The Roommate Aims for Laughs Over Depth - Third Coast Review
    Search the Chicago theater listings far and wide this summer and you will find very few productions with two 50-something women at the center of the production, if any (and no, Cher doesn't count). Steppenwolf Theatre's The Roommate, a new play by Jen Silverman under Phylicia Rashad's direction, on through August 5, not only features these...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Jul 08

  • College Prodigies

    Teacher Curry-Neal is asking for $372.84:
    My students need organizational tools to help streamline the college application process. Many of my brilliant students are first generation college applicants and applying to colleges, for financial aid, and scholarships can be overwhelming.
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Two fine actresses pair up in Steppenwolf's 'The Roommate'

Location: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago, (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org

    Two fine actresses pair up in Steppenwolf's 'The Roommate'
    There are several things to like about Steppenwolf Theatre's Chicago-area premiere of Jen Silverman's "The Roommate," and two of them are Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez. The Steppenwolf ensemble members star in this darkish, comedic two-hander about the unlikely and life-changing relationship between women of a certain age who -- as artistic director Anna D.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jul 05

Jul 05

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIRS ONLY TO ROOF DUE TO TREE DAMAGE . REPLACE DRWALL (CEILINGS & WALLS). CABINETS.- (NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT)(NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING;SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    1629 N. Dayton St. Issued July 3, 2018 Comment

Jul 03

Updated Jul 04

New gifted/selective enrollment private school

There is a new gifted school that will be opening near the West Town area this fall, focused on the social, emotional and academic needs of gifted students in the top 2%. http://www.mage.education/. Please pass this on to anyone who suspects their child might fit that category or is high scoring on standardized tests such as PSAT or NWEA, that's looking for alternative options.

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    https://www.mage.education
  • absolutely right, Robin. This is a selective enrollment private school. It is not affiliated with Chicago Public Schools. It is not a charter - charters are open enrollment.

  • All private schools are selective enrollment. Nothing new to see here.

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Updated Jul 03

Local car dealers to host 'Barbecue for the Troops' July 14

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

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• Carol Stream: Joe Cotton Ford, 175 W. North Ave.;

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

• Crystal Lake: Anderson BMW Mazda Volkswagen, 360 N. Route 31; Brilliance Honda, 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.; Courtesy Buick GMC, 6305 Northwest Hwy.; and Pauly Toyota Scion, 1035 S. Route 31;

• Elburn: Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St.; including blood drive;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Glendale Heights: Sunrise Chevrolet, 414 North Ave.

• Joliet: Hawk Chevrolet Cadillac of Joliet, 2001 W. Jefferson St.; Hawk Mazda, 2051 W. Jefferson St.; Hawk Subaru, 2200 W. Jefferson St.; Honda Superstore of Joliet, 3225 Plainfield Road; Thomas Nissan, 1427 N. Larkin; and Thomas Toyota Scion, 1437 N. Larkin Ave.

• Naperville: Cadillac of Naperville, 1507 W. Ogden Ave.; and Naperville Italian Motorworks, 1540 W. Ogden Ave.

• Naperville: Cadillac of Naperville, 1507 W. Ogden Ave.; and Naperville Italian Motorworks, 1540 W. Ogden Ave.

• Oak Park: Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park 1140 Garfield St.

• Peotone: Dralle Chevy Buick, 103 N. Harlem; and Terry's Ford of Peotone, 363 N. Harlem Ave. with Car and Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Peotone: Dralle Chevy Buick, 103 N. Harlem; and Terry's Ford of Peotone, 363 N. Harlem Ave. with Car and Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Villa Park: Haggerty Buick GMC, 300 W. Roosevelt Road;

• West Chicago: Haggerty Ford, 330 E. Roosevelt Road;

• Westmont: McGrath Lexus Westmont, 500 E. Ogden Ave.; and Oakbrook Toyota, 550 E. Ogden Ave.

• Westmont: McGrath Lexus Westmont, 500 E. Ogden Ave.; and Oakbrook Toyota, 550 E. Ogden Ave.

    Local car dealers to host 'Barbecue for the Troops' July 14
    New-car dealers in the Chicago area are on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and its dealer members are partnering with the USO of Illinois to host the sixth annual "Barbecue for the Troops" on Saturday, July 14.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jul 03

An Iowa housewife and her mismatched Roommate learn to live together and like it

Through 8/5: Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat-Sun 3 and 7:30 PM, Tue 7:30 PM, no performance Wed 7/4, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1560 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, steppenwolf.org, $25-$93.

    An Iowa housewife and her mismatched Roommate learn to live together and like it
    Like a host of contemporary playwrights, New Yorker Jen Silverman hasn't fully discerned the difference between creating characters and assembling signifiers. In her 2015 play, given an unfailingly agreeable Steppenwolf staging under Phylicia Rashad's good-natured direction, she erects two strategically differentiated fiftysomething women from theatrical sign posts.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 02

Free Boxes! chicago and noble!!!

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

Jul 02

The Original London Production of The Woman in Black in Chicago this November

...previews November 15th , with a Press Opening on November 18th  at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago...

    The Original London Production of The Woman in Black in Chicago this
    Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Jul 02

Lincoln Park Has Lost a Six-Year-Old Breakfast Destination

— Eaters near the North and Clybourn corridor have lost a daytime favorite. Kingsbury Street Cafe, popular for its pancakes and other daytime dishes at 1523 N. Kingsbury Street, is closed for good, the restaurant’s voicemail confirms. It had been open since 2011.

— Eaters near the North and Clybourn corridor have lost a daytime favorite. Kingsbury Street Cafe, popular for its pancakes and other daytime dishes at 1523 N. Kingsbury Street, is closed for good, the restaurant’s voicemail confirms. It had been open since 2011.

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— Meanwhile, down in the Financial District, another daytime restaurant has shuttered. Caffe Baci’s 231 S. LaSalle Street location closed after service on June 29 after 26 years in business. Its other locations, including up the street at 2 N. LaSalle Street, remain open.

— Meanwhile, down in the Financial District, another daytime restaurant has shuttered. Caffe Baci’s 231 S. LaSalle Street location closed after service on June 29 after 26 years in business. Its other locations, including up the street at 2 N. LaSalle Street, remain open.

    Lincoln Park Has Lost a Six-Year-Old Breakfast Destination
    Eaters near the North and Clybourn corridor have lost a daytime favorite. Kingsbury Street Cafe , popular for its pancakes and other daytime dishes at 1523 N. Kingsbury Street, is closed for good, the restaurant's voicemail confirms. It had been open since 2011. - Meanwhile, down in the Financial District, another daytime restaurant has shuttered.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jul 02

Monthly parking

Does anyone know if it is possible to rent a space in the surface parking lot between 2740 and 2756 Pine Grove? Any info appreciated...

Jul 02

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