September 30, 2013 |
Beware of robbers bearing hammers, Lakeview. And strangers who want to borrow your phone. Those are the warnings in the Chicago Police Department's latest community alerts, which caution 19th District/Lakeview residents of an increase in area muggings this month. In one alert released Monday, police officials said there have been three night-time robberies in Lakeview, in which between one and six robbers approached pedestrians and threatened them with a hammer. The first robbery was logged May 22, between 3 and 3:45 a.m., in the 2800 block of North Southport Avenue.
May 15, 2013 |
A North Side woman suspected her home had forcibly entered last month, according to state prosecutors, in part because she found a condom wrapper and some stains in a bedroom of her Lakeview home. Lee Holmes, 25, of the 3500 block of North Normandy Avenue was arrested Tuesday for the burglary, which allegedly took place on April 25, in the 2800 block of North Sheffield Avenue. Holmes appeared at the Cook Country Criminal Courthouse Wednesday and was held on $75,000 bond. Prosecutors said the condom wrapper and the stains on the bed would be tested as evidence.
September 17, 2013 |
The Chicago Police Department beefed up its police presence in Lakeview Saturday night to catch drunk drivers, but they didn't find any. CPD routinely sends a special traffic task force to neighborhoods around the city to check for DUI offenders and other traffic law violators. The weekend of Sept. 14 they went to the 19th District, which includes the bar and night club heavy Wrigleyville and Boystown. Officials said in a release that they caught no drunk drivers, but issued more than 100 citations for less severe traffic violations, unsafe vehicle violations, and drivers license violations.
October 18, 2013 |
Two men were arrested Thursday afternoon after they were caught stealing several duffel bags full of clothing from the Lakeview American Apparel, county prosecutors said. Damien Beal, 20, of the 1400 block of West 110th Place, and Terrel Esther, 18, of the 4500 block of West Van Buren Street, were charged with burglary when police found them hiding the bags under a porch just yards away from the retail outlet on Belmont Avenue, county prosecutors said. Prosecutors said that both men admitted to going into the store when police arrested them and asked witnesses to identify them as the burglars.
November 6, 2013 |
A Lakeview cab driver's quest to talk to the man who hit his taxi cab last week turned into a five-car hit-and-run, according to a video a witness posted to YouTube . The video shows a cab driver facing off against a black SUV on Belmont Avenue, pacing in front of the car as its driver drives forward and back, trying to get away. The SUV driver finally escapes after the cab driver walks around to the driver's side window and begins banging on the glass with a small bat-like object--but in the process of escaping, the SUV driver hits at least five other cars, according to police officials.
August 7, 2012 |
A year and a half ago, plagued with what appeared to be a sinus infection and recurring low energy, Ed O'Brien had his doctor run a number of tests to find out why he felt so run down. The test led to two results: A diagnosis that O'Brien was gluten intolerant, and a new restaurant in East Lakeview. O'Brien, a former Panera Bread manager, stopped eating foods with gluten (a protein found in rye, barley and all types of wheat) and spent a year developing fast-casual dining spot Bountiful Eatery (3312 N. Broadway 773-687-9811)
April 20, 2012 |
North Broadway in Lakeview will soon have another new addition. Greg Shuff of Last Bay Beer is planning a craft brewery concept that will go into a former retail space just a block north of Frog n Snail, Dale Levitski's recently opened French bistro. Scheduled to open early this winter, Dryhop (3155 N. Broadway) will feature craft beers brewed in-house and a menu of shared plates to pair with them (not the other way around). Two flagship beers - their Wheat IPA and Chicago Common - will be supplemented by a rotating selection of seasonal batches such as a creamy coconut stout, a saison aged with chamomile and orange peel, and a summer ale with notes of lavender and lemon balm.
June 8, 2012 |
In April, Dale Levitski's French bistro Frog N Snail opened at 3124 N. Broadway. In May, quick-serve Brazilian Bowl (3204 N. Broadway) opened its doors, followed by Troy Mediterranean Grill (2902 N. Broadway). Now a slew of new restaurants have plans to join the reinvigorated dining scene on North Broadway in Lakeview, a stretch that has been ruled by fast-casual spots and bars in recent years. "Every neighborhood has its moment," said Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine co-founder Greg O'Neill, who's opening a neighborhood bistro with partner Ken Miller adjacent to the existing retail store.
May 28, 2013 |
If you're strolling down North Broadway in East Lakeview in the next few weeks--stop! There's a trap. If you find yourself mesmerized by the wafting smells of house-made English muffins, steaming grits and fermenting beers, it's already too late. You've fallen into Pete Repak's strategically placed ambush. The DryHop executive chef has been leaving the front windows open, hoping the smells of his locally sourced cooking perks a few noses--and a few future customers. Dryhop Brewers (3155 N. Broadway)
June 7, 2013 |
There's a new CTA line--but it won't take you anywhere. The Low-Line Market, which opened Thursday under the Brown Line's Southport station in Lakeview, offers fresh produce and artisanal foods from a variety of vendors every week until Oct. 17. "We really wanted to have a higher mix of prepared food vendors for this market," said Megan Larmer, Low-Line Market manager and a 32-year-old Logan Square resident. "Part of that [reasoning] was an attempt to get people to think of this area as a place they wanted to stay and enjoy themselves and also because this is an evening market.: The market is open Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. until Sept.