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Chicago date idea: Dinner at The Kennison then drinks at The J. Parker

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing dinner at The Kennison with drinks at The J. Parker. Main attraction: The Kennison 1800 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-981-7070 How much: $9-$48 Head to Hotel Lincoln in...

9 winter rooftops and patios in Chicago open for cold-weather drinking and dining

When it's cold outside, but you don't want to be cooped up inside, where can you go? These Chicago restaurants and bars will keep you warm in the winter while still giving you a little taste of the outdoors. Bar Cargo 605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065 The newest spot in Chicago from the Stefanis,...

The Holiday Bus Hits The Road! (In Uptown Friday & Saturday)

The CTA's Holiday Train gets more press, but we love the Holiday Bus even more. It ran the #92 Foster route tonight, and it will be in Uptown Friday and Saturday. The interior is cheery and carols play throughout the ride. CTA elves give out candy canes and help you with photos of Santa...... Show More Summary

Wilson & Magnolia TOD Proposal Revealed

4600 Magnolia proposal (jonathan SPLITT architects) Well, what do we have here? A proposal was just released on Ald. Cappleman's website for 4600 N. Magnolia, currently the stripmall that was recently home to Starbucks. DLG Construction is proposing a 5 story TOD brick and masonry new construction with the all-important 30' Sheridan Park setback. Show More Summary

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

With the holidays coming, the Christkindlmarket and holiday lights are in full swing, while non-festive options include comedy, football and a limited movie release. Twice the holiday tradition If you haven’t schlepped past Daley Plaza lately, you might not know, but the 2017 Christkindlmarket...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Nov. 30 Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St. 312-575-0306) hosts live music and offers specials at various vendors including $5 glasses of wine, $4 bottles and cans of beer and cider, $5 roasted turkey sandwiches and $4 slices...

Now & Then, Northern Point Of Gerber Building

November 2017 July 2007 Proving that the only thing constant in life (and Uptown) is change.

Sunny(side) Days Ahead! Auxiliary Entrance To Open Friday

At last! A very much anticipated component of the Wilson L renovation will officially open tomorrow. Ald. Cappleman just tweeted, "On Dec. 1st, CTA will open its 3rd and final entrance to the Wilson L Station on Sunnyside. The Gerber Building is scheduled for completion in January. Show More Summary

Rubloff Comes Alive (Majestically)

The construction fence came down today on the Leland side of the Rubloff Building, aka The Majestic Store (Everything For Men) and the reincarnation of the building can be seen. Work continues on the Broadway side.The terra cotta has been cleaned and, when necessary, replaced. Show More Summary

Learn More About Becoming A Member of Chicago Market Co-op

Let's get the big question out of the way first: We asked, and they don't know if they have been chosen as the tenant for the renovated Gerber Building. We will let you know as soon as we hear who has been selected to set up shop atShow More Summary

Shnockered With Santa

See how jolly St. Nick can get on Thursday, December 21st, as the man of the season makes an appearance at Larry's at Lawrence House between 10pm and 11pm.

Winter Walk On Wilson Route - This Friday, 5pm-7pm

click to enlarge "Business Partners - The Chamber for Uptown is hosting our 4th Annual WINTER WALK ON WILSON on Friday, December 1 from 5-7PM. This FREE event features sweet treats, warm drinks, and menu samples offered by local Uptown...Show More Summary

'Tis The Season for Package Thieves

All those Cyber Monday packages are arriving, and all over the city, package thieves are waiting to grab them. We can't stress enough, Don't let anyone in your building you don't know. Don't buzz in anyone unless you're expecting them. Show More Summary

Do good for children with cancer with the Letters of Love Campaign

Whether you love the holiday season or are a die-hard Grinch, it’s hard to pass up an easy opportunity to give back — in this case, to children with cancer. I See Me! publishes personalized books, games and other items, and now the company is partnering with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund...

Tap tracker: Winter seasonal tappings from Goose Island, Half Acre and Founders

Heavy-hitters Goose Island, Half Acre and Michigan’s Founders will all be tapping their seasonal winter stouts in the city soon, and you can sip under the lights at Lincoln Park Zoo. Bourbon County Stout 5 Year Vertical Tapping at Beer Temple 3173 N. Elston Ave., 773-754-0907 Noon Saturday, Dec....

Winter Clothing Drive Begins For 46th Ward Schools

From Friends of the 46th Ward Schools:"Let's help our 46th Ward students get ready for winter! Once again, we're partnering with Alderman James Cappleman to collect donations of NEW coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves of all sizes (preschool to adult). Show More Summary

Amundsen Student, Age 15, Missing

Calista Ortiz, age 15, has been reported missing since Sunday.She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with koala ears on the hood, green sweatpants and white Jordan gym shoes. She was carrying a black pack with a Jamaican flag on it.Calista is 5'6" and weighs 145 lbs. Show More Summary

Jingle Bash vs. Jingle Ball: Which holiday fest lineup packs the pop?

Some of music’s biggest names in pop are getting into the holiday spirit. No, we’re not talking about your favorite artist’s timely, new holiday album (here’s to hoping for just a one-off single) — it’s B96 & Pepsi’s Jingle Bash and iHeart Radio & KISS FM’s Jingle Ball season. The single day mini-festivals...

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Foster the People, Shamir, Fee Lion

Fresh local acts and pop connoisseurs take over Chicago this music week. Thursday, Nov. 30 Fee Lion, Replicant, Wingtips, Panic Priest Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Under the moniker Fee Lion, local performer Justina Kairyte’s brand of witch house electronica headlines a stacked...

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