Chicago's first outdoor festival of the year is getting ready to spice up Memorial Day Weekend in Lake View. See the music lineup and details here.
- Amanda Luevano
- Andy Ambrosius
- bridget orourke
- Cari Barcas
- Carrie Frillman
- Chi-an Chang
- Chuck Ingwersen
- Dante Chinni
- Darren McRoy
- Dennis Robaugh
- Emily Stone
- John Ness
- Jordan M Schultz
- Karen Goff
- karen sorenson
- Korrina Grom
- Lauren Williamson
- Lorraine Swanson
- Marina Cracchiolo
- Mary Compton
- Megan Carlson
- Melissa Sersland
- Melissa Steele
- Paula Skaggs
- Ron Kremer
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Sarah Flagg
- State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
- Steven Jack
- Suzy Ravasio Chudzik
Friday, May 24, 2013
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the past three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't been able to produce as much gas, which has pushed prices to all-time highs. "If you can gas up today to prepare for your Memorial Day driving, do so," said Chuck Bonner, the lead…
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on North Side area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck! Follow us on Facebook: Lincoln Park / Lake View / Lincoln Square / Bucktown-Wicker Park /North Center-Roscoe Village
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The new pinball extension to Headquarters Beercade features three bars and 20 pinball machines for a unique nightlife experience in Lake View.
Headquarters Beercade’s large new pinball expansion is officially open for business. The HQ team kicked off the unveiling process Thursday at 7 p.m. with their new 7,000-square-foot expansion at 950 W. Wolfram St. Formerly Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort, crews were still hammering away literally hours before the grand opening. The new space is now home to 20 pinball machines by Chicago-area designer Stern Pinball. The space also features three new bars lining the walls. Representatives with Headquarters say the festivities will continue all weekend where they’ll be on the streets handing out special passes for the first two weekends. The expanded business now joins the new Boystown bar Replay Beer & Bourbon, a new retro arcade bar that opens to…
Real life struggle of same-sex Chicago couple highlights need for change, Rep. Mike Quigley says.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke out again against the lack of protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community within the comprehensive immigration reform proposals currently under consideration by Congress. “I am extremely disappointed that my colleagues in the Senate are choosing not to extend the same rights and considerations to same-sex families that we give to any other family in our immigration system,” said Rep. Quigley. “I’m reminded of Grant and Gabe, a Chicago couple who live everyday under a cloud of uncertainty because discriminatory policies like the Defense of Marriage Act do not recognize their same-sex marriage. "American entrepreneurs like Grant are forced to choose between…
The new gastro brewpub DryHop is officially opening in Lake View after delays in construction and expectations to open first in December, then in March.
The highly anticipated new bar and restaurant DryHop Brewers in East Lake View will officially open on June 13, representatives with the restaurant announced Thursday. Located at 3155 N. Broadway, the 3,000-square-foot gastro brewpub will focus on small-plate food, a trendy brewery atmosphere and craft beer brewed in-house, even served to-go in growlers. Owner Greg Shuff initially planned to open the gastro brewpub in December, but hit snags in construction and faced a slow permitting process. But since then he says crews have been moving quickly to get the space open by the summer. “We’ve been running really smoothly construction wise,” Shuff said. “There have been no major holdups with inspections, and all the inspectors said they were …
The measure sponsored by the Lincoln Park and Lake View representative would help uninsured Illinoisans and bring the state in line with the Affordable Care Act.
A measure sponsored by state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) to extend health care benefits to 342,000 low income Illinoisans and bring Illinois in line with the federal Affordable Care Act passed the House Human Services Committee on Tuesday. “This Medicaid reform is the first critical piece of the Affordable Care Act," Feigenholtz said. "After this is enacted in January of 2014, childless adults living at the poverty level will now have access to Medicaid benefits and health care services just like any current Medicaid recipient in this state. This bill will allow us to offer vital preventative care and a medical home to hundreds of thousands adults living in poverty.” Currently, childless adults aged 18-64 are not eligible for …
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The new beercade Replay held its pre-opening party Wednesday night. Check out photos of the new bar on North Halsted.
Boystown’s new beer arcade Replay Beer & Bourbon held a special pre-opening party Wednesday night, previewing the space before it’s grand opening Friday evening. Games like Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders filled the new space, and 25 craft beers lined the bar on tap. Owner Mark Liberson—who also owns area bars Halsted’s, Hydrate and Elixir—announced his plans for the former Bucks Saloon at 3439 N. Halsted St. in April. Follow Us on Facebook!
The current office space sits across the street from Wrigley Field, and was snatched up by the Cubs’ owners for $2.3 million.
The owners of the Chicago Cubs have purchased another building in Wrigleyville, adding to their collection of properties surrounding Wrigley Field. The Ricketts family purchased the almost 29,000-square-foot building at 3721 N. Clark St. for $2.3 million, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports. They purchased it from a Tribune Co. venture that offered a lease-to-buy deal when the Ricketts purchased the team in 2009. The Cubs also occupy the building as office space, but representatives with the team have long told the community during neighborhood meetings the space has become cramped. Designs for the Ricketts’ $500 million redevelopment of Wrigley Field and the surrounding area include new offices on the north end of the proposed Triangle …