October 29, 2013 |
A Lakeview man was charged with residential burglary after allegedly stealing a woman's laptop from her Southport Avenue home Monday, county prosecutors said. Police officers tracked Marvin Massey, 39, of the 3800 block of North Broadway Avenue, to the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue where he was allegedly delivering the stolen laptop to a buyer. Massey grabbed the laptop from the 33-year-old Lakeview woman's home on the 2900 block of North Southport Avenue earlier that day, according to court records, after he allegedly shouted through the apartment that he was "looking for Jessica.
June 12, 2012 |
Looking for the best place in Boystown for your favorite...anything? We've got you covered for: BANH MI Nhu Lan Saigon Subs ( 602 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-6868 ). It's hard to beat the banh mi at this sandwich shop. The only challenge is deciding what fillings - ginger tofu, sugar-cane shrimp, lemongrass turkey and more-should go between your sliced baguette. SOUP Soupbox ( 2943 N. Broadway 773-935-9800 ). This small but mighty shop ladles out soups ranging from rich lobster bisque and white cheddarbroccoli to soothing chicken noodle, plus vegetarian and vegan options.
October 12, 2012
Sweets stroll Ready for a sugar rush of champions? Start your quest at Bittersweet (1114 W. Belmont Ave. 773-929-1100), where beautifully crafted tarts fill the pastry case. Continue west along Belmont and turn right on Southport to Candyality (3425 N. Southport Ave. 773-472-7800), a wall-to-wall palace of sugar treats, including a nostalgic collection of retro candies. Just north, Southport Grocery (3552 N. Southport Ave. 773-665-0100) bakes the best cupcakes in the neighborhood, from simple vanilla to decadent red velvet with goat-cheese frosting.
June 15, 2012
When you move to Boystown, you earn a badge. A badge of being awesome. Everyone in Chicago knows people who live in our 'hood know how to party. It's kind of what we do. It's easy when you live here though: There are awesome restaurants (Frog N Snail, Taverna 750), epic clubs (Sidetrack, Roscoe's), a never-ending supply of beer, and did we mention Market Days? In fact, it's so easy to live in B-town, you might find it hard to leave. It's something that all your friends who don't live here will remind you of constantly.
May 9, 2013 |
Let's clap it up for ourselves, fellow Chicagoans. We made it through snow and what seemed like a straight month of rain to arrive, blinking and dazed, at the start of summer festivals. Mayfest annually marks the season's kick-off, and it offers a great refresher on all the major components of a true Chicago-style summer bash: beer tents, fest food and of course, the musical stylings of Too White Crew. Because there's only one major party going on this weekend, consider the 17th annual Mayfest your easy reintroduction to all the warm-weather madness.
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.